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animefringe february 2003 / table of contents
In this month's issue:
Cover Story:
By Adam Arnold

You go to school one day prepared to go on a school trip, only you don't reach your intended destination. Instead, you find yourself in some classroom, wired with an explosive around your neck and scared out of your mind. Once the weapon is in your hand, you have no choice but to use it to defend yourself -- or else, you're dead. Welcome to the world of Battle Royale, a Japanese novel turned film and manga that riled more than a few politicians. Join us as we strap on our army fatigues and embark on a sobering journey through this Japanese pop-culture spectacle.

By Holly Kolodziejczak

Do you break out into cold sweats every time someone mentions Valentine's Day? Have you finally landed a date with the cosplayer of your dreams, only to realize that you have no idea how to please her? Are you trying to prove to your boyfriend that you love him just as much as any other bishounen you drool over, but your current tactics just don't seem to be convincing him? To all of you otaku out there looking for love, we say... fear not! For behold, we have created a guide to help you figure out this dating stuff once and for all! Yeah, that's right, even you in the back, in the Eva Unit-01 costume.

By Pat King

A deadly phenomenon is sweeping the globe, turning normal human beings into predatory Beasts. The fate of the world rests in the hands of Jun, an enthrallingly beautiful fashion model with a secret. When the situation merits it, she has the ability to morph into a creature known as the Devil Lady - a Beast with a soul. This dark, gritty series is an interesting alternative to creator Go Nagai's earlier Devil Man series. Be sure to watch it with the lights out!

By En Hong

In the not-so-far future, Witches live among us. Those who deviate from normal behavior must be hunted. Witch Hunter Robin is a hot new series from the people who brought you Cowboy Bebop. Animefringe takes this first peek and comes back all giddy. Read on to find out why.


Editorial:
By Pat King

After years of research in the field, Patrick has come up with a surefire way for manga publishers to take advantage of the boom in the industry. With the proper techniques, this will send your company hurtling down the path to world domination, or he'll refund your money.

Editorial:
By Steve Diabo

Let's take a moment to remember those behind all those great anime sites that have been so kind to all of us. No matter what you're looking for, the internet's got it, ready to serve -- brought to you be people just like you. Steve takes an introspective sort of look at what makes the Web such a darn special place for all of us.


By Ridwan Khan and En Hong

Reviewed this month:
Anime / Domestic
By Pat King
Anime / Domestic
By Adam Arnold
Anime / Domestic
By Ridwan Khan
Anime / Domestic
By Pat King
Manga / Domestic
By Pat King
Manga / Domestic
By Pat King
Manga / Domestic
By Pat King
Manga / Domestic
By Pat King
Manga / Domestic
By Pat King
Manga / Domestic
By Pat King
Manga / Domestic
By Ridwan Khan
Manga / Domestic
By Pat King
Manga / Domestic
By Pat King
CD / Anime
By Ridwan Khan
Game / Domestic
By Pat King
Game / Domestic
By Ridwan Khan

Web Showcase:
Site By Alexa

By Holly Kolodziejczak

Word Searches:
By Adam Arnold
By Adam Arnold
Volume 4, Issue 2   •   February 2003

Layout Editor
Adam Arnold
Content Editor
Holly Kolodziejczak
Assistant Editor
Neil Creek
Webmaster
Steve Diabo
Assistant Webmaster
Adam Arnold
Design / Graphics
Steve Diabo
Neil Creek
Translator
Ever Cheung
Staff Coordinator
Steve Diabo

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