Notes from the coffee mill...
Cafe Christmas Trimmings
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! It's December and it's time and past to get started on the Christmas shopping! But what do you get that special otaku in your life? Especially when you're not completely sure what they have in their video collection? Incorporating parts of last year's Christmas suggestions (I wonder if I ever posted this thing last year?), here are some Christmas gift and stocking stuffer ideas for the anime lovers in your life:
What Christmas list isn't complete without a calendar of your favourite anime? Places such as CD Japan, AnimeNation, TokyoPop and others bring in calendars (and other goodies) for people to choose from. And while it may be possible to get common titles like Sailormoon or Gundam Wing locally, there are a number of titles which can only be had through importers.
Video / DVD Suggestions
Ah! My Goddess The Movie
The Dog of Flanders
This is something which is a little easier and more difficult to suggest. You have a wider variety of things to look at getting with less likelihood of the person having it. Unfortunately, you also need to know the person a little more to be able to decide if they'll like it or not...
In anycase, here are some suggestions:
Plush Totoro or Gigi
Often anime programs will have some good background music which helps augment the overall atmosphere of a given program. For the more difficult to buy for, this might be an area where they don't have much in their collection and will make for some good background music.
While there are a number of links on the Cafe for on-line shops, a more complete listing can be found on the Anime Turnpike.
Jane Nagatomi, 2001.11.30
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