Uh, whoops. Welcome to the NHK Volume 4 just showed up in the mail, which made me realize I’ve never gotten around to reviewing the third volume. I’ve had this placeholder entry sitting around waiting to be filled out ever since it first arrived… three months ago. (Compare this entry’s ID number with the one before it!) But somehow, I never never got around to writing the text. Whoops. No time like the present to, uh, do what I should have done months ago. Right? Right. Yeah.
Things have changed since I last wrote about NHK. Or rather, my awareness of things has changed. Some of the magical uniqueness of the series has been rubbed away by the friction of my exposure to other manga and anime; the series’ pointed social commentary seems ever-so-slightly dulled now that I’ve discovered that just about every comic and cartoon to come from Japan these days is also about nerd culture.
Yes, I write things for this site, too.