Anime Fringe August 2004 Issue

Aug 4th 2004
Animefringe Online Magazine
- Vol. 5, Issue #8 - August 2004 -
http://www.animefringe.com/

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It's con season and just like every year,
Animefringe is on the scene to take in the
sights, sounds and even smells! METROCON
and Otakon 2004 were on our radar this year,
but first be totally blown away by our
interview with the Ameri-Manga goddess,
Katie Bair and our in-depth look at
TOKYOPOP's latest hit, Princess Ai.

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~ FEATURES ~

+ Katie Bair 101: In Her Own Words +

You might now her best for her work on
Ninja High School and Oasis Destiny from
the pages of Shoujo, but Katie Bair is
an all around wonder girl. From making
wigs to writing music, Katie Bair is
never one to just sit idly by and do
nothing. Join us as we pick Katie Bair's
brain to find out what makes her tick
and what keeps her going into the wee
hours of the morning (here's a hint:
it's brown and tastes yummy)!
by Adam Arnold
http://www.animefringe.com/magazine/2004/08/feature/01-1.php


+ Princess Ai: From Ai-Land with Love +

After what seems like ages in the making,
the hotly-anticipated international manga
collaboration between Courtney Love, Misaho
Kujiradou, D.J. Milky and Ai Yazawa has
finally arrived! Come and see why this is
the number one manga in America! It's
definitely "Love" to the extreme!
By Patrick King
http://www.animefringe.com/magazine/2004/08/feature/02.php


+ METROCON 2004: A Vacation Well Spent +

Join intreped journalist, Adam Arnold and
photographer, Matt Pollock as they give you
an up-close and personal look at Florida's
biggest con, METROCON 2004. From Cat Girls
to School Girls and all the anime hijinks
in-between, this is one journey you can not
bear to miss!
By Adam Arnold
http://www.animefringe.com/magazine/2004/08/feature/03.php


+ Otakon 2004: Crazy Anime Fans Running Wild! +

Andrew dives into the scene of anime like
he has never done before. If he thought he
loved anime, he's about to take it to
another level. With Crazy Otakus, Cosplayers
and new anime licenses...it's anime overload
at Otakon 2004!
by Andrew Chanthaphone
http://www.animefringe.com/magazine/2004/08/feature/04.php



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~ SPECIALS ~

+ Life on the Fringe: A Deluge of Delights +

Is it possible that we actually have too
much manga? What are some ways that the
concerned otaku can ensure that no manga
goes unnoticed? Patrick muses on this
vital topic in this month's Life on
the Fringe.
By Patrick King
http://www.animefringe.com/magazine/2004/08/special/01.php


+ The Value of Cheap Anime +

It's been a staple of video gaming since the
earliest days: a budget line of best selling
titles. It makes so much sense; companies sell
more copies of older titles and fans get it
cheaper. So why don't we see this more with
anime?
by Ridwan Khan
http://www.animefringe.com/magazine/2004/08/special/02.php



+ The Irresponsible Captain Tylor: Duty Redefined +

Captain Tylor is an unusually informal military
man and few truly understand the importance of
a dynamic mind behind a lazy exterior. Aaron
sets out to analyze just what responsibility is
and how its definition by character may need
to change.
By Aaron Bynum
http://www.animefringe.com/magazine/2004/08/special/03.php


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~ REVIEWS ~
- Happy Lesson OAV
- Soul Hunter Vol. 6
- Last Exile Vol. 4
- Space Pirate Captain Herlock Vol. 1
- Gunparade March Vol. 3
- Comic Party Vol. 1
- Deus Vitae Vol. 1
- Evil's Return Vol. 1
- Imadoki! Vol. 1
- Hikaru no Go Vol. 1
- The Ruler of the Land Vol. 1
- Asian Kung Fu Generation: Kunkei Faibumu

Reviews start on page 11...
http://www.animefringe.com/magazine/2004/08/review/01.php

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~ ALSO THIS MONTH... ~

+ Manga Shorts +

Patrick, the guy who is always there with
a manga in his hand, gives us the short
skinny on these titles...
Sweet & Sensitive Vol. 1, Doll Vol. 1 and
Video Girl Ai Vol. 8: Flashback
By Patrick King
http://www.animefringe.com/magazine/2004/08/short/01.php


+ Mail Desk +

Rounding out August's massive con issue is the
latest installment of the insanely popular Mail Desk!
Join Ridwan and a few others as we try to get to the
bottom of our mail pile.
By Ridwan Khan
http://www.animefringe.com/magazine/2004/08/mail/01.php

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