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

Japan is under attack! Cute aliens are about to topple Tokyo! What do we do?! Who will save us?! "Have no fear," a voice shouts from the distance. "I myself will protect Japan!"
When cute aliens decend from the heavens, Mao-Chan, Misora-Chan and Sylvia-Chan are sure to be on the scene to dispense cheer, good will and justice for any lil' alien that happens to come our way. Oh, and did we mention this is by Ken Akamatsu? Yeah, that guy who did Love Hina.

By Patrick King

With a strong love story at its core, I Wish You Were Here promises some engaging sci-fi action and excellent CG animation from the wizards at Gonzo. Come for the mechanical action, stay for the feelings!

By Ridwan Khan

Outside of Battle Royale, many American fans aren't familiar with Beat Takeshi, one of the most important actors, directors, and media moguls in present day Japan. That's a shame, because Takeshi is nearly everywhere in Japan, from NHK dorama to major feature films. This month, we take a look at one of his most recent films, Kikujiro no Natsu.

By Adam Arnold

Geon-woo was heading home one day and this girl caught his eye. The next thing he knew, she was copping free meals off of him and the two were going on semi-dates together. She treats him like a dog and the weird thing is, he loves it. That's My Sassy Girl for you, the new romance comedy from ComicsOne that's sure to leave you hungry for more.

By Adilah Hussein

He calls on girls to be ambitious, he declares that pop is dead; he's the Due Le Quartz Miyabi-incarnate, MIYAVI. Debuting in October 2002, Miyavi has spent the last year building up his fanbase, churning out his own brand of music, and rollicking around the J-rock world doing what he does best: shocking the fans. This month, Animefringe looks at the man behind the purple-colored fringes and discovers that he is more than he makes himself out to be.


Editorial:
By Patrick King

After discovering that a friend of his was concerned about the potentially offensive content of CLAMP's super-popular series, Chobits, Patrick decided to take a closer look at the dark side of Chi and Hideki's love story.


By Ridwan Khan

Reviewed this month:
Anime / Domestic
By Patrick King
Anime / Domestic
By Adam Arnold
Manga / Domestic
By Patrick King
Manga / Domestic
By Tim Hodge
Manga / Domestic
By Patrick King
Manga / Domestic
By Patrick King
Manga / Domestic
By Patrick King
Manga / Domestic
By Patrick King
Graphic Novel / Domestic
By Ridwan Khan

By Holly Kolodziejczak

Word Searches:
By Adam Arnold
By Adam Arnold

Volume 4, Issue 11   •   November 2003

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Adam Arnold
Content Editor
Holly Kolodziejczak
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Steve Diabo
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Adam Arnold
Design / Graphics
Steve Diabo
Staff Coordinator
Holly Kolodziejczak

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