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Restrictions of Consistency

Restrictions of Consistency

The year of 2010 was teeming with experimental approaches to jumpstart the medium, be it the attempts at original storylines, the omnibus format, or the use of unconventional execution. While such bursts of creativity have given us some memorable stories, most are remembered not for their ingenuity but for their spectacular failure to pull through. […]

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 […]

Fall 2010 Mid-season Impressions

Fall 2010 Mid-season Impressions

It’s half-way through another season, so it’s time for another Mid-season Impressions from The Nihon Review! There has been quite a nice variety of anime this season to fit most any taste or niche, and a number of very interesting and controversial shows to generate a ton of discussion. Thus, a few of us here […]

Fall 2010: First Thoughts

Fall 2010: First Thoughts

Let’s be honest, every other series this season is merely an ornamental stepping stone for the coming of the second episode of Gundam Unicorn. The OVA is still weeks away from being released, but I’m willing to bet good money that it will still be the best anime to come out this fall. Unless Kuragehime […]