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In this month's issue:

Cover Story:
By Adam Arnold

Mankind has abused the Earth for far too long. Now the very planet has reached its limit and has begun to retaliate. Now a lone girl and the secret organization known as S.E.E.D. must combat a force that could very well spell the end of the world. But are their efforts in vain? Can mankind really hope to stop their pollutive ways and become one with nature again?

By Adam Arnold

J-Rock mega-star Hiki had it made until he messed with the wrong crow. Now the yakuza want his head, and if they don't kill him... Then his crazed fans will. One such fan is Maki, a girl willing to just about anything to get close to her man... Including sneak back-stage with an unsuspecting gaijin and even hold him at gunpoint to force him to take her on a date. Well, sort of. This is all just a small taste of the wackiness that is Vertigo Pop! Tokyo, a four-issue mini-series about life in Japan and the global influence of American pop culture. Join us as Adam Arnold sits down with series writer, Jonathan Vankin to see how this unique project all came together.

By special guest Isaac Alexander

As Japanese manga slowly begins to carve it's niche in the American comic book industry, other forms of Asian art are beginning to join the fold. Curtis Comic is the latest independent publisher to join in on the craze and has some interesting Korean manhwa titles that are worth checking out. Special guest Isaac Alexander joins us this month as he talks to the man behind Curtis Comic, Curtis Lee.

By Ridwan Khan

SEGA's latest hard-hitting title Gungrave may have blasted its way onto the PS2 last month, but the story is far from over. Animefringe had the chance to have a round-table discussion with the head honchos at SEGA about their latest title. Could there be there be action figures in the works for our favorite undead anti-hero? The only way to find out is to check out the feature.

By Ridwan Khan, Adam Arnold, & En Hong

The sights, the sounds, and... Phew, the smells. Anime Weekend Atlanta is a smaller con aimed straight for the fans. Itís still growing so there are no big celebrities and no huge corporate presence. Instead, AWA relies on its charm and ingenuity to attract visitors, such as the unique Final Fantasy Ball. As such, three of us at Animefringe had three distinct adventures at AWA - Read on to see how we fared!

By Adam Arnold

The future has been preordained and the end of the world is nigh. A young man returns to Tokyo and sets the wheels of fate spinning out of control. Opposing factions have begun to build their armies and are prepared to duel it out for control of this young man, for he is destined to become one of the groups' seventh member. But, what group will he choose and who will take his place in the rival order?

By Team Animefringe

Animefringe wants you to tell us what your favorite websites are! Why, pray tell? Because we want to find out what the top 25 must-visit websites are. Who will be the number one site? Think you already know the winner? Well think again, my friend, because YOU get to decide. Will it be a news site? Will it be a company site? Or maybe even a fan site? It's time to step up to the ballot box and cast your votes! Oh, yeah and tell your friends, your parents, your grandparents, your cousins, your aunts, your uncles, heck tell everyone - because this is huge.

Editorial:
By special guest Jack Hsu

Drama CDs have long been the buried treasure of fandom. For those few people who happen to come across these rare gems, they are often left perplexed as they listen to the strange dialogue that pours from their speakers. "What the heck is this?" the fan cries out in disgust, realizing he just wasted a hefty sum on something he can't even understand. With ADV's release of Princess Nine drawing to a close this month, there is a lot of interest in finding out what will become of the characters. One way to continue this fan favorite would be to license the drama CDs... But will that ever happen? Join our special guest Jack Hsu as he delves into this very matter.

By Adam Arnold and Patrick King


Reviewed this month:

Anime / Domestic
By Adam Arnold

Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King

Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King

Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King

Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King

Anime / Domestic
By Ridwan Khan

Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King

Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King

Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King

Manga / Domestic
By Patrick King

Manga / Domestic
By Patrick King

Manga / Domestic
By Patrick King

Video Game / XBox / Domestic
By Patrick King

Video Game / GameCube / Domestic
By Patrick King

Video Game / GameCube / Domestic
By Patrick King


Web Showcase for October 2002:
Site by Dude


Volume 3, Issue 10
October 2002


Layout Editor
Adam Arnold

Content Editor
Holly Kolodziejczak

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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