The Nihon Review - Anime Reviews & Editorials

Flying into the future

For 2017’s first pair of reviews, we have a more in-depth look at two shows that had a place in our 2016: A Year in Review!

Kaikyaku tells us what makes Flying Witch an enjoyable piece of animation for anyone who likes a little magic in their relaxing slice-of-life anime. I take a deeper look at the what made your name. such an entertaining movie, echoing the sentiments of AC in our Year in Review article.

Closing the door on 2016

2017 has arrived, and with it a new start and a new anime season beginning soon. But we don’t want to close off 2016 without first recognizing some of the best anime the year had to offer.

In the latest edition of our annual editorial, we examine the highlights of 2016, a year that was disappointing in many ways, but still managed to produce some excellent series and movies. Check out the 2016: A Year in Review article and be sure to let us know your thoughts over on the forums.

Happy New Year!

If you end up in a lost village, just sing

Kavik Ryx is back with two new reviews of series from earlier this year. First up is Macross Delta, which features some great music and fight scenes but felt a little flat. Next up is Mayoiga, a series that didn’t know how to manage its vast cast. A lot of characters seemed to add up to very little.

Bittersweet Citrus Rainbows

Check out AC‘s review of one of the Summer season’s most talked about anime: Orange. His analysis of the plot devices and character development in the show shed light on just what worked and what didn’t for the high school drama.

Next, we bring you an anime from a couple of years ago with Kaikyaku‘s review of Rainbow: Nisha Rokubo no Shichinin, She gives us an interesting look at what could have been a strong drama set within the realism of post-war Japan.

Time to double down

Today we’re stepping way back to the 90s to talk about a series you’ve probably heard of but may not have checked out. Black Jack delves into the world of black market medical services with a stylish adaptation of Tezuka Osamu‘s original manga. However, 2015’s Young Black Jack, which explores how Black Jack became the incredible surgeon he is, unfortunately fails to do the original justice, according to Kavik Ryx.

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