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Beckett Anime Collector Celebrates 50th Issue


DALLAS, TX - The tremendous popularity of Japanese anime in the U.S.
and Canada continues, even beyond the well-known Pokémon, Dragon Ball Z and Yu-Gi-Oh! properties. Prime evidence is the publication of the milestone 50th issue of the best-selling Beckett Anime Collector magazine.

The magazine started out covering Pokémon exclusively when it debuted
as Beckett Pokémon Collector in September of 1999. In the years since,
it has evolved to cover the hottest anime on the planet, including
Yu-Gi-Oh!, Inuyasha, Yu Yu Hakasho and many others.

50 issues old!
Inside the milestone 50th issue, readers will find a celebratory
feature called the " Beckett Top 50, " which is comprised of
five Top 10 lists of favorite anime DVDs, cards, manga, toys and video

Other special features include a " Top 50 Pokémon Card Countdown,
" a list of the 50 coolest anime around, an article on anime music,
coverage of Rurouni Kenshin and the villains of Inuyasha and much

The celebration also includes contests in which readers have a chance
to win more than 50 great anime prizes.

What is anime?
Anime (pronounced as ah-nee-meh) refers to Japanese animation. It is a
unique style of animated storytelling and filmmaking. Anime is made
for all types of audiences, from children to adults, and its subjects
range from history, drama and fantasy to pop culture, action, romance
and more.

Each month, Beckett Anime Collector magazine includes editorial
coverage of Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Dragon Ball Z, Inuyasha, Yu Yu Hakasho
and many more popular and successful properties. In addition, Price
Guides for the hottest collectible and gaming card sets are included
in every issue along with Hot Lists, card set previews, contests and
much more.

The 50th issue of Beckett Anime Collector magazine hits the newsstands
the week of September 1, 2003. Fans can find the magazine in such diverse retail outlets as Barnes & Noble, GameStop, FuncoLand, Babbages and KC General Stores. This is in addition to distribution through Blockbuster Video, TOYS R US, hundreds of grocery and drug stores, and thousands of collectibles shops in the U.S. and Canada. The magazine carries a cover price of $5.99 U.S. and $8.99 CAN.

About Beckett
Beckett Entertainment Publications is a division of Beckett
Publications, founded in 1984 and now the United States ' foremost
publisher of collectibles magazines, including the best-selling
Beckett Yu-Gi-Oh! Collector, Beckett Dragon Ball Z Collector, the Best
of DBZ Collector ' s Edition, and Neopets: The Official Magazine.
For more information about Beckett, see www.beckettanime.com

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