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Anime Boston 2015: Exclusive Interview with Uchiyama Kouki

Anime Boston 2015: Exclusive Interview with Uchiyama Kouki

Anime Boston is a special event that I will always hold close to my heart. Much of the its sentimental value lies with a long list of firsts. It’s the first entertainment/hobby convention I’ve ever attended. It’s the first time I met anime fans outside the college bubble. It’s the first time I became a […]

3rd Anime Oscars?

3rd Anime Oscars?

For the third year running, I’ve set up a mock award for anime, based on the Oscars and timed to coincide with Hollywood’s most prestigious annual awards. I’ve tried to make this award resemble the real Academy Awards as closely as possible, with a couple of allowances for the sake of relevance and convenience. This […]

AnimeSuki 2010 Choice Awards: Picking Winners

AnimeSuki 2010 Choice Awards: Picking Winners

It’s on again, and just as I have for the last two years, I’ll be covering this year’s AnimeSuki Choice Awards by sharing my thoughts on the categories, telling you who I’ll be voting for and, most importantly, trying to predict the winners. Last year, I managed to correctly pick 13 of the 18 categories […]

The Nihon Revue, Episode Three

The Nihon Revue, Episode Three

Today we have for you the third episode of our seasonal podcast, The Nihon Revue. kadian1364 and myself have taken a look at five titles that have just finished airing, and shared and discuss our thoughts while they’re still fairly raw. This is the line up for this episode (minor spoiler warning for all segments): […]

The Irrationality of Rationalism

The Irrationality of Rationalism

While Shiki started out as a slow-paced and, in certain respects, predictable horror mystery, it has now developed into an enthralling vampire thriller. Episode 14 was particularly memorable… the number of scenes in anime as terrifying and disturbing as Dr. Ozaki’s “examination” of his vampirised victim (the identity of whom is a major spoiler) would […]