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Archive for 2009/04


NHRV Editor’s Choice Awards – April 2009

The inaugural NHRV Editor’s Choice Awards have just been announced for April 2009.  You can find out which recently reviewed anime titles our editors thought deserved extra recognition here.

Every great studio has their weak moments

And when they produce works that fall short of their usually-high standards, the disparity seems to be all the greater. Though the likes of Bones and Kyoto Animation may be famed for the quality of their animation, some of their latest works have proved that even outstanding audiovisual capability is no substitute for below-par scriptwriting. […]

Brains Base’s winning streak is over

According to AC, who thought that Akikan! was such an epic failure, it didn’t even deliver on the little it promised.  But it’s not like Brains Base fans should be completely disappointed, since they did manage to find time to also make another gem, in Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou, which has my stamp of approval.  It […]

A new reviewer

Here’s a big welcome to the latest addition to our staff, Fuu, who kicks things off with a very interesting review of a dramatic live action film, Tegami.  Feel free to drop by the forum to extend your own personal “welcome to the site” to Fuu. Shadowmage also pitches in, expressing his disappointment with The […]

No such as thing as too much Hosaka

If you subscribe to this view, then you probably have an interest in what Akira has to say about Minami-ke: Okaeri, which he says isn’t quite as good as the first season, but is a stark improvement over the second.  Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th Season is also another series that wasn’t quite as good as […]

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