The Nihon Review - Anime Reviews & Editorials

The Highlights System

“The Highlights” is our “trademark” fashion of reviewing a title’s facets with only few words. The Highlights are found after the summary and before the three screenshots. It is characteristic of only anime and live action reviews.

It is a very loose system of rating that somewhat correlates with the rating number. One of our approaches to reviewing is to establish a “loose” rating, where instead the actual review will speak for itself, not numbers or a couple of lines of text. Nonetheless, the highlights are a guideline for the reader to certain facets of a title that “stand out.” It acts as a precursor to the review itself, setting up the “bare bones” of the review.

Highlights can be negative, positive, or neither. There can be as many as ten different aspects, or as little as none.

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