The Nihon Review - Anime Reviews & Editorials

If you end up in a lost village, just sing

Kavik Ryx is back with two new reviews of series from earlier this year. First up is Macross Delta, which features some great music and fight scenes but felt a little flat. Next up is Mayoiga, a series that didn’t know how to manage its vast cast. A lot of characters seemed to add up to very little.

Bittersweet Citrus Rainbows

Check out AC‘s review of one of the Summer season’s most talked about anime: Orange. His analysis of the plot devices and character development in the show shed light on just what worked and what didn’t for the high school drama.

Next, we bring you an anime from a couple of years ago with Kaikyaku‘s review of Rainbow: Nisha Rokubo no Shichinin, She gives us an interesting look at what could have been a strong drama set within the realism of post-war Japan.

Time to double down

Today we’re stepping way back to the 90s to talk about a series you’ve probably heard of but may not have checked out. Black Jack delves into the world of black market medical services with a stylish adaptation of Tezuka Osamu‘s original manga. However, 2015’s Young Black Jack, which explores how Black Jack became the incredible surgeon he is, unfortunately fails to do the original justice, according to Kavik Ryx.


If you could go back in time, would you correct past mistakes? Or would you take the opportunity to relive a year of highschool? Your answer will lead you to one of two anime freshly reviewed by Reckoner.

In Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, the protagonist’s ability to do-over may not always be the blessing it seems to be, but when you’re in a new world you probably need all the chances you can get. The lead in ReLife takes a different track, returning to highschool in the hopes of sorting himself out. Either way, the wisdom of experience is what these characters must work with to get ahead.

A Double Dose of Fantasy

Although the 2016 Olympics have been all over the news lately, that hasn’t stopped us from watching some more anime. To get away from all the sports talk, we’ve taken a look at two recent anime filled with fantasy and entertainment.

First, if splashy action scenes and style over substance in a show is what you’re looking for right now, check out Kabaneri of the Iron FortressAC found it highly suspect in terms of its content, but it won’t let you down aesthetically.

Second, I gush over how much I loved Snow White with the Red Hair and its lovely protagonist. If you’re a fan of shoujo anime, Snow White should definitely be on your watch list if you haven’t seen it.

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