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animefringe september 2003 / table of contents
In this month's issue:
Cover Story:
By Ridwan Khan

Sumiya Baseball team? What's going on? You'll be asking the same question while watching the off-the-wall OH! Super Milk-chan, a fun series set to come to North America soon. Animefringe takes a closer look at the fractured world of Super Milk-chan and her friends. It's Powerpuff Girls, South Park, and Ren and Stimpy all rolled into one. Groovy.

By Patrick King

In modern day Japan, two young men discover that they are the chosen hosts of the reincarnation of two samurai from times past. Angered by his defeat centuries ago, the warlord Shingen Takeda is reborn in the potentially powerful body of Yuzuru Narita. Narita's only hope to remove the malicious samurai spirit from his body is Takaya Ougi, his best friend and a reincarnation of Shingen's greatest foe. As spirits from the past try to reassert their control over the world of mortals, only these two brave souls stand in the way.

By Adam Arnold

Najica is a woman living two lives. At times she's cosmetician with a keen sense of smell and a best-selling perfume line. But when a red rose crosses her desk, she becomes secret agent Najica, a one-woman espionage powerhouse. Yet, things go wonky when Najica is forced to take on a partner, Lila. Seriously though, this show's all about the panties. Action, girls, and panties...anime done right.

By Patrick King

The City of Judoh recognizes the fact that any machine - whether humanoid or toaster-like in shape - has the potential to be used for good or evil, depending upon its use. Modern technology has taken androids out of the realm of science fiction in the world of Heat Guy J, and because they might be programmed with malicious code, the city of Judoh has outlawed the beings altogether. Heat Guy J is the sole legal exception to the rule, and one of his duties as a law enforcement agent includes making sure his city remains android-free.

By Ridwan Khan

Did you know that Musashi is one of the most famous people, films, and books in Japanese history? The famous warrior, philosopher, painter and poet is portrayed in these classic films by one of Japan's greatest actors, Toshiro Mifune. Find out more about these films in this month's feature on the Musashi Miyamoto trilogy.

By Ridwan Khan

The Gundams have landed on your favorite console, but you probably haven't seen most of their games. This month, Animefringe takes an in-depth look at Gundam video games on both sides of the Pacific through the ages.


Editorial:
By Patrick King

Rurouni Kenshin. Samurai Deeper Kyo. Vagabond. Why is it that the Japanese have so much incredibly interesting history to draw upon for their stories? Respect for the past plays a significant role in inspiring new and exciting stories in anime and manga, so why hasn't our own culture done more of the same? Check out this month's "Life on the Fringe" to find out!

By Tim Hodge

Akira: Masterpiece or trash? Tim puts aside his prejudices to re-examine Otomo's best-known work in a follow-up to fellow Antipodean Neil Creek's Animefringe rant of December 2002.

By Ridwan Khan

Even though many of us are waiting for titles like Halo 2, Final Fantasy XI, and Mario Kart Double Dash the big game companies are already planning for their next machines. Ridwan Khan takes a look into the crystal ball to dole out predictions and advice on the next-gen consoles.


By Ridwan Khan

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

By Danielle

By Holly Kolodziejczak

Word Searches:
By Adam Arnold
By Adam Arnold
Volume 4, Issue 9   •   September 2003

Layout Editor
Adam Arnold
Content Editor
Holly Kolodziejczak
Assistant Editor
Sam Zimmerman
Webmaster
Steve Diabo
Assistant Webmaster
Adam Arnold
Design / Graphics
Steve Diabo
Tim Hodge
Staff Coordinator
Holly Kolodziejczak

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