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Do you know of a site that's about to go down? Does it have information that should be preserved on the web? Let us know, and we'll save what we can!

You can also help us out by keeping your eyes open for any anime-related events or articles. Clubs and convention-goers -- don't forget our events calendar page! If your organisation has something up and coming, let us know!

  • December 4

    Just a quick update and post. Contest entries are starting to show up in the Cafe Contest section. We're getting a variety of entries from links to pics, scans, fan art, stories, poems... you name it, they're starting to come in, so take a look!

    For fans of manga-ka Mizuto Aqua and her Milk Crown manga series, a CD Drama for this series is set to be released Jan. 30, 2002. Details can be seen on Sho-Comi's site (Japanese only).

    Lastly, just a quick note to let folks know that e-mails are going to be very slow (sic glacial) over the next while as I do some system work over here. While hopefully this won't take too long, it could potentially be quite time-consuming. Those people with general anime questions would be advised to inquire on the Cafe Message Board rather than through e-mail at this time (it's probably a lot faster an area to inquire in anyways for general questions).

  • November 30

    It's the end of November as we head into the final few weeks before Christmas! Up with this update, we have a new review for Weiss Kreuz episode 1 by Jonathan! An interesting look at this first episode!

    Also up are the rules and guidelines for this year's Christmas contest. "Anything Christmas goes"! Favourite Christmas anime scenes, songs, anecdotes... so take a look!

    Lastly, we have a short list of Christmas suggestions for the otaku in your life in the Editorial section.

  • November 19

    We finally did it! There is now a new manga review section up on the Cafe! While it'll take time to flesh out, let alone put up a write up for the review style, it's a beginning. Similar to yet different from, the anime reviews, the manga reviews are on a per story basis by chapter title if available. Thus for some manga, this will translate into a review per 20-40 page story while others will be on a full series (ie. multiple volumes covered in one review). If you have any requests, suggestions for improvement, or other comments, be sure to give us a shout. Up in the section are two titles, Ghost Hunt and Milk Crown. Also up is a new review in the anime CD section for Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu (cover scan to follow shortly).

    Things are a bit slow on the move from Japan, so contest details and prize information for the Christmas 2001 contest are still unavailable. Hopefully we'll be able to get that up soon.

    Lastly, for those who are looking for some anime related stocking stuffers for kids into Medabots (Medarot), Serious USA has launched a set of CD Cardz for the series put out by the folks from Nelvana / Fox Kids. More information can be found on their website.

  • November 13

    Congratulations to Liz Barillas of California who was the winner in the Sept/Oct Giveaway contest!

    Several new reviews have been added to the Parents Guide to Anime for Vampire Hunter D: Blood Lust, Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Fatal Fury, Fatal Fury the Movie, as well as an update for Martian Successor Nadesico and Mononoke Hime. (More to come for the APGA). Lastly, there is a new review in the Cafe for Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaea along with encyclopaedia and trivia entries.

  • November 6

    Not a complete update still. Will one ever get done before the end of this year?? Anyhow, we now have our first music CD review for Shoujo Kakumei Utena - Tenshi Souzou Sunawachi Hikari. Take a look and feel free to send us some feedback! Also up are more release dates for upcoming manga as well as our monthly picks for October. We've finally managed to archive and gallery the contest entries from the Fan Art contest held this summer. The pictures have been reduced to save on space (apologies to entrants about this). Still to come: APGA updates as well as the contest winner announcement from last bi-month's contest...

  • October 31

    Happy Hallowe'en! First, the incident last week has now been cleared up and resolved. Special thanks to Daniel Huddleston for contacting us when he spotted some Parent's Guide reviews plagiarised on another site.

    The Anime Cafe Contest is closed for the month of November while we prepare for this year's Christmas contest. In the meantime, we have a new review for Angelic Layer ep. 2 in the Cafe along with a couple of new trivia questions.

    People will notice that the menus for the review section have changed a little. This area isn't quite finished yet, but as can be seen, we'll be expanding into anime music CD reviews as well. (Unfortunately, the first review wasn't quite ready for this update). Those folks who frequent the Cafe Forum will have an idea of what's happening in that area. Otherwise - otanoshimini (something to look forward to). Lastly, I'm once again behind in Parent's Guide's updates; apologies to all contributors.

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