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“Kami Kai Theater”? Nobody Asked MY Opinion…

Wow, I haven’t done one of these in a while!  I apologize to both of my readers and the other BtNRV staff members who have been carrying this place while I’ve been slacking.  I do not have an excuse, so I wont make one.  I just have not been inspired to write anything.  It’s not […]

On Exploitation

On Exploitation

During my recent trip, I noticed that not much has changed in Japan since I came last summer, but one can see the commercialization of moe progressing rapidly. The new rage in Japan is what my friends and I have facetiously dubbed “life goods” (after Kyoto Animation’s booth at ‘ket, which sold K-On character “life […]

Who’s Had a Good Year in 2010?

Who's Had a Good Year in 2010?

It’s December, the time when the anime blogosphere reflects on the year that’s been, so we can expect a swathe of “the year in review” articles coming soon. Our own “Year in Review” article will be published in the first few days of January (here’s last year’s for those unfamiliar to our yearly tradition), and […]

The Nihon Revue, Episode Two

The Nihon Revue, Episode Two

So, it’s that time of season, and we’re back with our second seasonal podcast, with episode 2 of The Nihon Revue. This time round, Shadowmage has joined me, and we’ve sat down and had a chat about a few titles we watched from the last season (and both basically decided it was a pretty crappy […]

Summer 2010: First Thoughts

Summer 2010: First Thoughts

This season, we’re doing something a bit different with our seasonal First Thoughts article. A handful of our staff have contributed their impressions on the shows they’re following so far. It’s an intriguing season to date, but for mine, it isn’t nearly as promising as the others that have preceded it this year, and I’d […]