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Archive for 2010/12


A Slight Mad House

At least, that’s the state that the ultra-logical Moriaki-sensei probably finds himself in when he has to deal with Hotori in some of the funniest moments of Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru. And then there’s the actual studio Madhouse’s attempt at an Iron Man anime which goes astray because of its predictability and a sore lacking […]

The omnibus format

There’s been a mini resurgence in visual novel conversions which have employed the omnibus format, lead by Amagami SS.  That particular anime executes it rather poorly, using it as a limp cop-out to give every girl a chance to “win”.  Yosuga no Sora is a slightly better attempt at the format but, according to Ascaloth, […]

Merry Christmas!

This holiday season, I’ve been keeping busy on the review front. Those cats at Reverse Thieves organized this Secret Santa for anime bloggers where each participant recommends three anime series for their receiver to watch. Like all good Secret Santas, there’s a bit of mystery and excitement that goes with the giving and receiving, but […]

Thank you, Kavik Ryx

On behalf of The Nihon Review, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for the contribution made to our site by Kavik Ryx since he joined us three years and twelve days ago, back in 2007.  In that time, Kavik Ryx has become the third most prolific reviewer our site has ever had, writing […]

Vindictive girls

Both of the anime reviewed today feature a couple of rather vindictive girls in prominent roles, arguably to each of their detriments.  Elineas has reviewed Bungaku Shoujo and has a glowing opinion of it, counter to my own.  Recognizing some of the flaws in the script, he reasonably argues that the character interactions and more […]

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