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volume 3 issue 9

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Contents 2
Features 3
Chasing Otakuism 12
Anime Briefs 13
Reviews 14
Web Showcase 24
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In this month's issue:

Cover Story:
By Steve Diabo

Every day, Asian influence seems to be creeping more and more into popular culture. In many places, Asian foods are becoming increasingly more available, Asian design is influencing modern decorating and architecture, and Asian musical styles are slowly influencing popular western music. One such artist who is set to help lead the wave of the future is up-and-coming pop musician Kristine Sa. Animefringe recently managed to steal a little bit of this busy lady's time and sat down to conduct an interview with her about her career - and where she wants to go from here.



By Adam Arnold

Hibiki Amawa was your average kid, just out of college and looking for work. When his new landlord gets on his case about the rent, it's up to him to land that all-important teaching position. However, after a spiteful principal who doesn't believe that men should teach practically cuts off his manhood and hands it to him in a plastic bag, it's up to him to prove the old hag wrong. The only catch is that he has to do it while dressed as a woman!


By Adam Arnold

Kurumi loves Nakahito. Nakahito doesn't know what he wants. Life's hard when your a pre-pubescent kid, but Nakahito has it real tough. He's a mystic in training that accidentally awoke a sleeping mechanical angel that's half crazy, love-sick girl and the half kick-ass killing machine. Add in a lesbian sister, a small-breasted freak, and lots of spies and you've got the making of one hilarious action comedy.


By En Hong

Our staff braved the world of Dissociative Identity Disorder to bring you this skewed look at the new series RahXephon. Filled to the brim with giant mechanical beasts, complex plotlines, and so many similarities to Evangelion that it hurts, RahXephon is too complicated to examine with conventional means. What did the last two sentences mean? Why do we insist on running circles around your cognitive circuitry? Read on to find out!

By Dillon Font

The current big hit in Japan, Azumanga Daioh is leaving the Japanese populace in stitches. Best to make sure you know what you are getting into before you watch show. Make sure to stock up on the proper medical supplies when your stomach stops hurting in laughter.

By Ridwan Khan

Meet Nana, she's finishing up middle school and in love with her classmate, Yuichi Kamichika. Meet Nana again, she's also finishing up middle school...well, meet Nana and her six copies. Welcome to the wacky world of Seven of Seven, where Nana has to study for her high school entrance exams... If the six aspects of her personality will stop distracting her.

By Dillon Font

Within one week of reading this article, you will go see The Ring (even if you have to find it bootlegged). Japan loves it, Dreamworks is doing it's own version, shouldn't you be introduced to the creepiness of Sadako's fury?







By Adam Arnold



Going strong in Japan for over thirty years, Shonen Jump has spawned countless fan favorite series, such as Dragon Ball and One Piece. Now that phenomenon is coming to North America in a brand new 250 page manga anthology. Animefringe has the skinny on the new magazine, and a few bits of info from the horse's mouth - VIZ.

By Ridwan Khan

On August 10th 2002, Yasuhiro Imagawa, the creator of such series as G Gundam (which began its American television run the same week) and Giant Robo gave a lecture on his experiences in the anime industry at Atlanta's Georgia State University. Animefringe's Ridwan Khan was in attendance and has this report.

Editorial:
By Danielle D'Ornellas

Remember those kids from Gundam Wing? Heck, who could ever forget them. Duo and Heero. Just the thought of some of the yaoi combinations can make people run away screaming. But, what about the other side of that? What about all the girl couples out there? This month, our resident shoujo ai expert, Danielle D'Ornellas takes a look at that very topic. Be afraid, be very afraid.

By Ridwan Khan and Holly Kolodziejczak


Reviewed this month:

Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King

Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King

Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King

Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King

Anime / Domestic
By Farren "Dusk" Pennington

Manga / Domestic
By Patrick King

Manga / Domestic
By Patrick King

Manga / Domestic
By Patrick King

Manga / Domestic
By Patrick King

CD / Import
By Ridwan Khan


Web Showcase for September 2002:
Site by George Chang


Volume 3, Issue 9
September 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
Ever Cheung
Jake Forbes
Ridwan Khan
Holly Kolodziejczak
Danielle D'Ornellas
J.P. Arevalo
Chris Foster
Patrick King
Jack Blazkiewicz
En Hong
Dillon Font

Development
Adam Arnold
Steve Diabo

Staff Coordinator
Steve Diabo


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