The Nihon Review - Anime Reviews & Editorials

Japan and a Few More Episodes?

Today, we induct Interlude and Yakitate! Japan into our growing database. Though both anime may be lackluster in the respective writers’ opinions, their writing itself is far from one-dimensional; not reading both would be to your lost. We’ll be back with more, and you’ll be back for more.

JapanToday reports that Kazuhide Uekusa, the “Mirrorman,” a once well-known TV commentator, has been prosecuted for groping a young female student on a train. Not surprising as he had attempted to peep under skirts with a mirror over a year and a half ago. This issue is not unique to Japan, but it appears that Japan is infamous, in its culture and its news, for having predatory men on the trains. [read the full article]

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