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Animefringe: April 2001

COMPULSORY APRIL FOOLS' JOKE: Your hair is on fire... April Fool. Ah, what fun -- but all cunning witticism aside, Animefringe is proud to present to you, our valued reader, April's issue. This month we have enough articles and goodies to light your hair on fire... for real this time! In our look at the new and upcoming Final Fantasy movie, which I'm sure you're all somewhat eager to see, we had the honor of interviewing the film's producer, Chris Lee. And for all those hardcore otaku newlyweds and up-and-comings who are taking the parental plunge, Animefringe has got the goods you've been looking for -- a guide to naming your newborn baby after anime characters. We've got a whole lot more in store this month, so be sure to check it out and enjoy! By the way, your hair is on fire...


Cover Story:
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

You know the name, you know the game, and you know you are going to wait in line all night to see it. But do you know as much as we know? Animefringe was invited to a clip screening and was granted an interview with the film's producer Chris Lee. Descriptions, an in-depth interview, and tons of secrets are revealed for the first time.

By Jake Forbes - More...

Otanjoubiomedeto, Akiko! Celebrating 5 Years of a Japanese-American Comic

You know the American comics that are inspired by anime and manga, right? How many of them actually stay around more than a year? These days though, anime-inspired books are gaining a lot more readers and are able to stay around longer and longer. One such book is Sirus's Akiko which has been bombarding people with a mix of anime and pop-culture related in-jokes for over five years.

By Jake Forbes - More...

Anime Baby Names

Have you recently been blessed with a little bundle of joy, but are having trouble deciding on a name for your baby? Are you such an otaku that you want your child to grow up as a lasting monument to your love affair of anime? We've got just the answer: a guide with twenty of the best anime names to call your baby boy or girl, along with a description of the personality that name entails.

By Steve Diabo (Kaneda) and Adam "OMEGA" Arnold - More...

Chasing Otakuism: Censorship and the Mass Market

The times, they are a-changing, and the industry is looking ahead to new horizons. This month, VIZ's Jason Thompson shares with us an interesting look at editing and censorship from a company standpoint, including a comparison of the differences between what's acceptable and what's not in niche and mainstream series, America's phobia of things that are less than simple to justify, and plenty of other food for thought.

By Jason Thompson - More...

Anime Briefs

Since we just launched this section last issue, we decided to test our boundaries a little this month. Animefringe's definition of a 'brief' is something anime-related that is a cross between a news article and a feature. So, for this months briefs we have a look at the new Evangelion game, Ayanami Training Project, as well as a new manga property that could be coming to the English market, Corrector Yui.

By Team Animefringe - More...

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