Cafe Christmas Trimmings
Here it is, the beginning of November. Stores have already started gearing up towards the Christmas rush, and since so many of the products that anime lovers are from overseas, it's best to start making orders or at least preorders for certain items. Here at the Anime Cafe, there are a number of items which we thought might be worth looking at when buying for the serious otaku. Some picks of what's out include:
What Christmas list isn't complete without a calendar of your favourite anime? Places such as CD Japan, AnimeNation and others bring in calendars for people to choose from. And while my personal favourites aren't there, there are some noteworthy titles available including:
Video / DVD Suggestions
Card Captor Sakura
The Dog of Flanders
Mononoke Hime DVD
Vision of Escaflowne
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
Rurouni Kenshin soundtracks make for good background listening and the music during the Shishio Makoto arc is solid.
Vision of Escaflowne is also a nice soundtrack although it can be a bit sleepy from time to time. More for the serious VoE fan.
Shoujo Kakumei Utena also has a good soundtrack which is nice to listen to. For the seriously musically inclined however, the earlier arcs' CDs are better as the vocals are more accurate.
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, 2000.11.01
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