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In this month's issue:

Cover Story:
By Holly Kolodziejczak and Jack Blazkiewicz

Utada Hikaru is truly an enigma. Her meteoric rise through the world of Japanese pop music has been nothing less than extraordinary. But who is the woman behind the music?





By Adam Arnold

Tenchi-Muyo!: Ryo-Ohki and a number of other OVA series don't have proper endings... Yet. Still, Tenchi seems to be the one exception among the group which is just plain strange when considering all the spin-offs the series had. Now, VIZ has chosen to continue their very own English Tenchi adaptation with a relaunch. The new manga is called The All-New Tenchi Muyo! and hits stores this month. So join us as we take a look at where the series has been and what's in store for it.

By Danielle D'Ornellas

She was the girl you shouldn't have spoken to, shouldn't have looked at, shouldn't have touched. She is Tomie. Eternally beautiful, and eternally undead, nobody can own her, and don't even try to tame this wild beast.

By Jack Blazkiewicz

During the last weekend of April, the 5th Annual Sakura Con was held in the Pacific Northwest. Local resident, Animefringe reporter, and Sakura Con staff member Jack Blazkiewicz reports on this wonderful anime event.

Editorial:
By Jake Forbes

What's up with the whole Japanese snack industry? Otaku seem to have their own line of food dedicated to filling their stomachs with imported goodness. But, are the snacks really good? Are they the end all of snack foods? If the answer seems a no brainer, then thing again because this months editorial answers just that question.


Reviewed this month:

Anime / Domestic
By Adam Arnold

Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King

Anime / Domestic
By Ridwan Khan

Anime / Domestic
By Holly Kolodziejczak

Anime / Domestic
By Ever Cheung

Anime / Domestic
By Adam Arnold

Live Action / Domestic
By Ridwan Khan

Manga / Domestic
By Patrick King

Book / Domestic
By Ridwan Khan

Video Game (XBox) / Domestic
By Patrick King


Web Showcase for May 2002:
By Jerry Dreiss


Volume 3, Issue 5
May 2002


Layout Editor
Adam Arnold

Content Editor
Holly Kolodziejczak

Assistant Content Editor
Jack Blazkiewicz

Webmaster
Steve Diabo

Assistant Webmaster
Adam Arnold

HTML / Graphic Design
Steve Diabo

Translator
Ever Cheung

Contributing Writers
Adam Arnold, Steve Diabo, Diana Kou, Ever Cheung, Jake Forbes, Ridwan Khan, Holly Kolodziejczak, Danielle D'Ornellas, J.P. Arevalo, Chris Foster, Patrick King, Jack Blazkiewicz

Business Development
Adam Arnold, Steve Diabo

Public Relations
Steve Diabo, Danielle D'Ornellas


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