Special Features

Over the years, I've had a few things to say about the state of affairs in the Western anime world...for better and for worse. I've made great predictions and gotten some terribly wrong. I've written about conventions, anime clubs, the best and worst anime to come along...a little bit of everything. Because many of the special features are now dates, our listing is in reverse chronological order. Some articles are so old, we don't even know when they're from, and they'll appear at the tail end of the list. Nevertheless, the specials have a few surprises, as well as an interesting history of anime in the U.S. over the last fifteen years or so. Enjoy!


The Future Of The Anime Review

Responding To The Future Of The Anime Review


The Best Anime of the 2000s


The Anime Review: State of Affairs (2008)

Youmacon 2008: The Anime Review's Perspective


The Anime Review: State of Affairs (February 2007)


The Anime Review: Summer 2006 Sabbatical

Book Review: The Science of Anime


Has The Anime Review Gone Commercial?

The Anime Review: State of Affairs (2004)

The Summer of Our Discontent: The Anime Review's 2004 Saga


C-Kon 2002: The Anime Review's Perspective


Anime on DVD: 1999 Year In Review

Macross Unedited: The Way To Do The Right Things Right

The Misunderstood Classics of Anime

Hayao Miyazaki: The Gift of Creative Magic

Obnoxious Vitriolic Arrogance: Why US Anime Companies Release Junk

Anime on DVD: Revolution or Revolt?

Why Do An Anime Review?

The Decline Of Anime Clubs...and the Otaku's Response

The Recesses of Time

Synopsis: Dream Hunter REM