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Contents 2
Features 3
Chasing Otakuism 11
Anime Briefs 12
Reviews 13
Web Showcase 22
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In this month's issue:

Cover Story:
By Adam Arnold

That was the scene over the United Nations plaza ten years ago -- our historic first view of the Riofaldians' ship. The alien visitors wormed their way into every facet of human culture from daycares to police agencies. Sure, humanity prospered in the long run from a multitude of technological advances, but who would have guessed that the aliens and some hidden agenda up their sleeves? Hosuke Kano seems to have known, but his attempts to open peoples eyes fell on deaf ears. Now it's up to Hosuke's grandson, Hoichi "Gun" Kano, to pull the Earth's fat out of the fire.

By Adam Arnold

Step aside Major Kusanagi, because Naomi Armitage is back! Everyone's favorite take no prisoners android is back and ready to turn anyone into scrap metal if they lay a hand on her daughter. That's right, Armitage is a mommy and no one better cross this PTA mom. Catch all the non-stop thrills and explosions in the latest installment of the Armitage series, Armitage: Dual-Matrix.




By Ever Cheung

Think you got bad luck? Take a look at what Seina Yamada has to go through on a daily basis and you will never complain again! "Well, at least my bad luck isn't as bad as his." But like everything else in the universe, there is always something good to counter the effect.

By Ridwan Khan

What do you get when you mix the sensibilities of H.P. Lovecraft and the art style of the Powerpuff Girls, with a dash of classic fairytale? Junko Mizuno's been cooking in the kitchen and she's come up with warped post modern Cinderella.

By Ever Cheung

In the classroom of a normal, common place high school, a new relationship was found between a boy named Shuuji and a girl named Chise. A simple 'first love' romance relationship that can be found anywhere else, sweet and pure as the Winter snow. But little do they know, their relationship is about to be tested by the beginning of a war - the single, most cruel 'invention' of men...

By Ridwan Khan

In Animefringe's continuing look at J-Pop, this month we take a look at the group The Brilliant Green and their lead singer Tommy February 6. Known for their solid guitar based rock, The Brilliant Green has become more and more popular throughout Japan since their debut in 1995. We also take a look Tommy who branched out on her own with her 2001 album.

By Jake Forbes

Every year the American gaming industry throws a little party, the Electronics Entertainment Expo, a shindig known as E3. E3 2002 was among the most exciting in years, with everything one could want--from booth babes to Mario. Jake has a full report.

By J.P. Arevalo

If one E3 write-up wasn't enough, Jean was also on the scene and has a totally different take on the latest video game convention to rock the gaming world. Listen up to Jean as he gives the skinny on his top ten games to watch for in the coming year and hear a little bit about the cool stuff he did besides playing games.

Editorial:
By Ridwan Khan

Star Wars has been an important work of science fiction on both sides of the Pacific for more than twenty years. Star Wars has not only influenced many anime, but has itself been molded by Japanese culture. Yes, in this months editorial our very own Ridwan Khan takes a look at everything from samurai to geishas.


Reviewed this month:

Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King

Anime / Domestic
By Ridwan Khan

Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King

Anime / Domestic
By Adam Arnold

Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King

Anime / Import
By Ridwan Khan

Manga / Domestic
By Patrick King

Video Game / PS2 / Import
By Adam Arnold

Video Game / DC / Import
By Ever Cheung


Web Showcase for June 2002:
By Angela


Volume 3, Issue 6
June 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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