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Animefringe: December 2001

Seasons Greetings! This month our focus turns towards in-depth looks at the anime series Noir and Saint Tail along with all the hype behind the latest system launches. If you're reading this, then undoubtedly you've grown bored with your new toys and want something interesting to do. Why not decorate your house for Christmas? You guessed it... there's a new ADAMVISION. The drool cups are availble in the souvenier shop.

Noir - A Pilgrimage to the Past

A pair of lovely, ruthless assassins at odds with an ambiguous and seemingly ubiquitous organization. What mysteries are locked within the name, Noir? A fast-paced and violent ride through the present offers some insights into the past and glimpses of the future. In a manner all it's own, Noir grabs on to your mind and just won't let go. With a star-studded cast of seiyuu and a spectacular soundtrack to boot, Noir is a beautiful story that is masterfully executed in the anime medium.

By Holly Kolodziejczak - More...

Sweet Tales of Saint Tail - She'll steal your heart!

Saint Tail is a thief, but her heists are all for the greater good. Something of a modern day Robin Hood, Meimi Haneoka steals items only to return them to their rightful owners. Sounds like a great thing for someone to do, right? Even though her intentions are pure, she is still pursued by law enforcement, most notably the head detective's son, who is also her classmate at school! Can she still continue in her attempts to do good deeds with the long arm of the law grasping at her coattails at every turn?

By Holly Kolodziejczak - More...

The Big Launch

Remember how hard it was to get a Playstation 2 when it launched? They weren't prevalent until mid-January of the following year. At countless locations, Microsoft's new system, the Xbox, made gamers and non-gamers alike stop and look at what they had been missing. True, graphics aren't everything, but the games themselves are key. Thanks to Sega's support, Nintendo's first CD-based system is finally on the market and gaining a large following of people looking forward to the next installments of their favorite games.

By Team Animefringe - More...

ADAMVISION - How to Decorate for Christmas

Adam's back on the prowl, and as always, he's abusing Pokémon, getting himself in trouble with special interest groups galore, and out to further extend his know-how to his beloved readers! This month, just in time for the holidays, he's going to show us the otaku way to decorate your room. With a little ingenuity, you can create an otaku yuletide enviroment that's sure to melt the hearts of all your friends and family.

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

Editorial: Chasing Otakuism - True Confessions of a Gaming Otaku

Presented for your approval: A young lad named Jake who keeps having nightmares. What kind of nightmares, you may ask? Why, video game launch nightmares, of course. In this rather unique tale, Jake will go from being a gamer who plays Paranoia to being a gamer who's just plain paranoid. If you thought it was safe to sit outside a department store... think again.

By Jake Forbes - More...

Anime Briefs

We want to give a warm welcome to our newest muckraker, Chris Foster. Chris brings with him an uncanny ability to search out that hard to find news and at the same time give new light on current events. Together with the other regular briefers, they've compiled a rather unique assortment of news this month ranging from Love Hina Again to Toonami.

By Chris Foster, Ever Cheung, and Ridwan Khan - More...

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