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animefringe april 2003 / table of contents
In this month's issue:
Cover Story:
By Patrick King

In the future, overpopulation is by far the greatest threat to the continued survival of mankind. Incredibly enough, the entire problem was spawned (literally) by one man - the notorious Mega Playboy. Luckily for the human race, the fourth dimension is no longer a barrier to modern science, and the authorities of the future are sending back a member of their elite DNA altering team to stop the problem before it has a chance to begin. However, Karin (the aforementioned elite operator) is more concerned with getting paid so she can find a cute pet, a wonderful husband, and a sweet, sweet home with a garden.

By Patrick King

Looking for a new spin on giant robot anime? If Rahxephon isn't enough, then check out ADV's other release in this genre, Neo Ranga. It spins the genre in a slightly different direction than other shows focusing on building-sized automatons. Technically, Ranga isn't really a robot so much as a deity, but you probably get the picture.

By Patrick King

Curious about TOKYOPOP's newest CLAMP manga series? Fans with inquisitive minds would do well to check out this expose featuring CLAMP School Detectives, where they'll find more evidence explaining the worldwide popularity of the all-female writing team.

By Patrick King

A modern retelling of the classic novel, Frankenstein, Argentosoma is an unpredictable series set in the near future. After reassembling a giant biomechanical alien creature, something goes horribly wrong just as the being is revived, killing almost everyone involved with the project. Mixing scenes of high technology with beautfully illustrated nature scenery, this is a TV show that's packed full of elements that nicely balance each other out.

By Patrick King

Sheyenne Rainstorm has his ARMS, but what he really needs is his body. After being mortally wounded in a gunfight, the latest incarnation of the Evil Race was stripped of his adult body and sealed away in a vault. This amusing action-packed fantasy adventure (with a hint of the Old West) follows Sheyenne's quest to regain his manhood across a unique world.

By Danielle D'Ornellas

Pretty shoujo girls never have it very easy, do they? Welcome to the newest style of emotional torture for a schoolgirl, in the manga series Bride of Deimos. Watch in awe and disbelief as Minako struggles to escape her destiny, being the young reincarnated bride of the demon Deimos.

By Ridwan Khan

Ever heard of Kick the Can Crew? No, not the DDR song... the group. If you haven't heard of them, then you're not alone. This month we take a look at the Japanese hip-hop trio that "should be popular in the U.S. but isn't." If you know about J-Pop, then get ready to be educated.


Editorial:
By Patrick King

Whether you love it or love to hate it, Neon Genesis Evangelion remains one of the most popular anime series ever produced. Now that Gainax has announced a newly updated version of the classic television show, dubbed the Renewal of Evangelion, many questions have been raised. What scenes are going to be expanded? When will it arrive in North America? Right now, though, the most obvious question in my mind is do we really need another Eva?


By Ridwan Khan and Ever Cheung

Reviewed this month:
Anime / Domestic
By Adam Arnold
Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King
Anime / Domestic
By Holly Kolodziejczak
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
Music / Import
By Adilah Hussein
Video Game / Import
By Ever Cheung
Video Game / Domestic
By Ridwan Khan

By Danielle D'Ornellas

By Holly Kolodziejczak

Word Searches:
By Adam Arnold
By Adam Arnold
Volume 4, Issue 4   •   April 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
Special Thanks to
Peter O'Sullivan

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