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Archive for 2010/04

A few announcements

The Aniblog Tourney is well into its first round now, and our turn has just started.  At first, I didn’t think much of the idea, but now that I’ve seen it in action, I actually think it’s a fairly good way of bringing exposure to underloved anime blogs, and encouraging bloggers to try to improve […]

Thank God It’s Over

Years from now I wonder if I can look back at Inuyasha(1,2) and watch a reworked version of it a la Dragonball Kai and sit down to bask in the vat of nostalgia.  If the latest sequel is any indication, the answer would be “no.” AC would probably agree that the franchise has long grown […]

Two departures

The Nihon Review wishes to thank royal crown and Fuu for their contribution to this site.  Both have handed in their resignation and are moving on to bigger and better things in life.  royal crown has been with us for over three years, and has been a big proponent of romance and drama anime in […]

Pushing boundaries… almost

Shadowmage reviews Dance in the Vampire Bund, one of Shinbo‘s (numerous) recent anime, but decides that this isn’t his best work.  Like most Shinbo works, it tries to push boundaries, but other than a couple of (infamous) moments, it doesn’t do much to be all that memorable.  Kavik Ryx has looked at Omamori Himari, a […]

Dramas of different flavors

Like usual, Sorrow-kun has sat through and reviewed two shows much of the rest of the staff has dropped.  He gives his two cents on Kimi ni Todoke, which is a sweet romantic shoujo anime that becomes a tad saccharine from time to time.  He also offer his views on the ever-famous Ryukishi07’s Ookamikakushi, a […]

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