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

Plenty of retellings of the ancient Chinese story known popularly as The Legend of the Monkey King have been produced throughout the history of anime. Perhaps Dragon Ball is the most obvious reference, but even shows like Love Hina pay homage to the age-old tale. Saiyuki attempts once again to encapsulate the legend, only this time around there are as many historical truths as there are anachronisms. To learn more about this entertaining and fast paced series, click and see exactly what's going on!

By Adam Arnold

A boy stricken with a bizarre illness, a teacher that's really an alien, and the girl that could split them apart. Please Teacher has become one of the best love comedies of recent years and for a good reason, the relationships portrayed have a serious basis in reality. Animefringe takes a brief look at the series and situations of this remarkable series that is sure to tug on the heartstrings of viewers and readers everywhere.

By Patrick King

The future is now...and it's not as bright as we all thought it would be. However, along with a darker mood, Gatekeepers 21 boasts vastly superior production values, a far more adult storyline, and some interesting new characters. Thirty years after the events in the original Gatekeepers series, the Invaders have won. Humanity's last hope rests in the capable hands of the small group of Invader Hunters left roaming the Earth, but will they be enough to reclaim the planet?

By Dillon Font

American manga fans are finally fortunate enough to experience the pioneering comic work by Osamu Tezuka. But does his classic work, Metropolis stand the test of time? Discover the reason why this comic was good enough to base the visually amazing film of the same name 52 years after the original release.

By Dillon Font

Let's see...we have frank discussions of sex and sexuality, the signs of a strong friendship falling into ruin, same-sex love, and a simple style of drawing. Hmm...and aimed at women, no less? Tokyopop's first release of works by Erica Sakurazawa gives people who are looking for something new in manga to devour and enjoy.

By Ridwan Khan

One of the biggest sleeper hits on the Playstation comes to Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance. Join Animefringe as we take an in-depth look at one of the GBA’s biggest (and most fun!) titles of 2003.


Editorial:
By Patrick King

As interest in both anime and manga continues to rise, many producers are beginning to seriously domesticate soundtracks from popular series such as Chobits and Hellsing. However, local releases of anime music (and J-Pop) haven't yet attained the same level of popularity as the products from which they're derived. Is it because of a lack of interest in Japanese music? Or is there a far more sinister reason behind this apparent apathy?


By Ridwan Khan and Ever Cheung

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 Ridwan Khan
Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King
Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King
Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King
Manga / Domestic
By Patrick King
Manga / Import
By Ridwan Khan
Manga / Domestic
By Patrick King
Manga / Domestic
By Adam Arnold
Video Game / Import
By Patrick King
Novel / Domestic
By Ridwan Khan
Video Game / Domestic
By Ridwan Khan

By Danielle D'Ornellas

By Holly Kolodziejczak

Word Searches:
By Adam Arnold
By Adam Arnold
Volume 4, Issue 6   •   June 2003

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

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