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A Year To Forget For…

A Year To Forget For...

It’s been a good year for a few in anime, but a shocking year for so many others. As I hinted in my last article, negative perceptions of anime in 2010 are, I predict, going to be much more common than positive ones. Honestly, I’m struggling to think of a recent year that was as […]

The Nihon Revue, Episode One

The Nihon Revue, Episode One

That’s right, kids— The Nihon Review now has a podcast! It’s called The Nihon Revue, and features the ever-so-charming Sorrow-kun and everyone’s least favorite blogger (yours truly) doing what The Nihon Review does best: reviewing anime. For our pilot episode, we have for you five of last season’s hits. Most of these shows have finished […]

Spring 2010: Less Moe, More Substance?

Spring 2010: Less Moe, More Substance?

Sorrow-kun has just given his opinion on the new season, and I’ve discovered that the new shows have a subtle, but important, shift in focus away from the “moexploitation” shows of past seasons. While I am not foolish or naive enough to conclude that Spring 2010 will be known as “The Season that Moe Died” […]

Spring 2010: First Thoughts

Spring 2010: First Thoughts

I followed seven shows last season, and I think that’s a reasonable number of series to take on, so I’ve set that as the upper cap for this season as well. While it gives me time to catch up on some good shows from older seasons (I still have unwatched The Twelve Kingdoms DVDs), it […]