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Archive for 2011/04

The first mid-year recruit staff position is now open

Recruiting for the last vacant position on the NHRV staff list has now begun.  If you’re at all interested, we encourage you to apply.  This will be different from January’s Staff Contest (which will be an annual event from now on), in that there won’t be a set deadline.  We’ll continue to accept applications until […]

/人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\

Also known as the face that triggered a thousand nightmares.  But it sure was one enjoyable ride as we watched Puella Magi Madoka Magica depart from the standard tropes found in the magical girl genre and descend into Urobochi Gen’s specialty: psychological horror. For lighter fare courtesy of Sato Junichi, there’s always the Tamayura OVA […]

Super Hero (?) in Action

Shinmaru presents us with a review of the hilarious Tentai Senshi Sunred, which takes a wacky, unique way of placing our favorite sentai action heroes in surprisingly mundane situations. Considering the amount of animes with super heroes lately, this one is definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for something a bit different. Super heroes […]

Going to the casino

For a country where most gambling is outlawed, there seems to be quite a few gambling themed anime coming out of Japan lately.  Kylaran gives us his view on one of the more frivolous examples, Rio: Rainbow Gate!.  We also have a review of the recently finished Wolverine adaptation, and it seems AC‘s patience for […]

Unlike Madoka, Some Anime Did Indeed Finish

How many of you have seen Utena? If the answer is more than 10 people (adjusted for staff and one Gaguri), then I might want to think of replacing my Sailor Moon reference in my Star Driver review. If mechas and shoujo aren’t your thing, there’s always the best comedy I’ve seen in a while: Level […]

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