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Archive for 2010/11


A Touch of Class

Back when I reviewed the Haruhi movie, I wondered if others would find the movie as magical as I did.  AC responds with an emphatic “yes” in his take of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya.  Sorrow-kun observes that a good number of serious titles have chosen to use songs sung in the English tongue in the Anime Instrumentality blog.  Now I wonder what he […]

A Serviceable Mid-Table Anime

At times, Giant Killing might not have the excitement of watching a full-length World Cup match, but it does make up for that by giving us a total picture of the way sports teams are run, from the relationships between coaches, players, media, and yes, even the fans.  The only major downside, as kadian1364 notes, […]

Movies are the new sequels

What happened to the good old days where a popular  anime show spawns another season months after the first aired?  Now we have to wait years for the spin-off movie to be released on DVD or Blu-ray.  Yes, these movies are a visual orgy and they are a good way for companies to make money, but it’s hard to muster up enthusiasm for these titles when […]

Welcome aboard, Elineas

A new staff member joins The Nihon Review today.  Welcome to the team, Elineas, whose first two reviews for our site are both of excellent anime, Dennou Coil and this year’s critical hit, The Tatami Galaxy.  If you’d like, feel free to stop by the forum and give Elineas your greetings. Meanwhile, I’ve recently gone […]

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