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

Think of the cutest thing you can possibly imagine. Got that image? Okay, now put a bow on it. And give it a puppy. Picture it hugging something soft and fuzzy, like Santa Claus, or a polar bear. Envision it, if you will, snuggling with something equally cute. And singing, it sings too. Perhaps now you're a tiny bit prepared for the extreme cuteness that is A Little Snow Fairy Sugar.

By Patrick King

Never before has a character promoting environmental awareness been this cute. Dark forces are exploiting animals around the globe, using otherworldly powers to possess the poor beasts and attack unwitting humans. A team of superpowered girls brought together by fate is all that holds back an alien invasion undetected by most of mankind.

By Adilah Hussein

What do you get when you add frantic guitars, raw talent, and a vocalist who can scream your pants off? One of the rising beacons in the world of J-rock: Fra Foa. Join us as we take a peek at this band that's been rapidly gaining momentum.

By Ridwan Khan

Enka music, with its classical styling revitalized for today's world, can be paralleled to that of American country music. Adults have long been the main listeners to the genre's music, but that has been slowly changing thanks to pioneering young artist such as Hikawa Kiyoshi. A virtual unknown outside of Japan, Hikawa has opened the ears of thousands of listeners to the wonders that is enka.


Editorial:
By Patrick King

What is wrong with domestic theatrical anime releases? That is a hard question with no simple answer. With big-name films like Cowboy Bebop and Spirited Away failing to live up to their box office numbers, it is hard to not ponder the reasons. This month, Patrick grabs his popcorn and heads into the theaters in order to figure out where Hollywood went wrong.


By Ridwan Khan

Reviewed this month:
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
Manga / Domestic
By Patrick King
CD / Import
By Ridwan Khan

By Danielle D'Ornellas

By Holly Kolodziejczak

Word Searches:
By Adam Arnold
By Adam Arnold
Volume 4, Issue 5   •   May 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

Animefringe is published monthly by The Animefringe Team. All stories are copyright © 2003 Animefringe. All Rights Reserved. ISSN 1705-3692. Any and all characters/images displayed are copyrighted by their original creators and are displayed for informational use only under Fair Use policies. Any comments, questions and information requests about Animefringe can be sent to our Mail Desk.
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