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Nikkou's no-frill page of
Random, Arbitary Links
Every now and then, an e-mail arrives
asking for help on where to obtain anime/manga information online. Some of
them, including personal mail, invariably get lost when there's an
avalanche of mail. (Or rather, I feel lost and give up. ;_;) While my
friends and family have no qualms about writing again (Hullo? Earth calling
Mars?), I know most others wouldn't want to intrude. In the hope of
addressing some of those queries, I have below some links as start
Also, try asking at
rec.arts.anime.misc, rec.arts.manga or rec.arts.anime.music, whichever
might be appropriate. For more newsgroups go here,
and there are mailing lists here.
@anime!- a cosy read
A Fan's View-anime convention reports and
Anime Art Academy-The site is being overhauled
presently, but the forum is still up.
Anime News-get filled in with what's new
as recent as they can get it, editorials, reviews, and a forum.
: absolutely, positively, all the latest news. :)
Anime-inspired animation and fan parodies:
Anime Web Guide-Ahhhh! Nostalgia! :)
Cosplay/Anime Costuming and Masquerade Links-At this
time, the only thing missing from this page is Widya. ;)
ine manga, and 'how to'
..more 'how to draw' pages:
: because I remember 'U aRe Drawing' :)
: includes a page of links to other art sites, rounding off
an already rather comprehensive site.
EX-an established online mag
Gamer's Republic Online-my present fav gaming mag with
an anime section
Hitoshi Doi-fan of 'cute', baseball enthusiast and
Kaicho's Anime Page, "Anihabara!"-what's new
in Japan, what's on, and a fun contest
The Librarian's Guide to Anime and Manga-"Anime
and Manga for Dummies" :)
...and yet another librarian. :)
Richard's Animated Divots-info on animation studios,
cast and staff, resources, an animation timeline (find out what was on the
year you were born!)
Nausicaa.Net-Princess Mononoke, Totoro, everything
esle Ghibli and more!
PRISMS: The Ultimate Manga Guide
Rei's Anime and Manga Page- a rare page of informed
opinions and measured words, now, if I could only include Dennis
Fukushima's site... hmm.. ;)
Scott Frazier's Homepage-"so, you want to work in
anime in Japan..." read this ancient pioneer's words
Seiyuu Database-searchable Japanese voice actor
SHOUJO-about which most of us of the female gender do
like, and of which those of the male gender would do well to be aquainted
with :) :) :)
I know I should have something other to say than the guy who maintains
this site is very cute, but he *is* a very, very cute guy! (..so bite me
: Don't sneer at Matt Thorn,
guys, after all he was chosen to translate 'Sanctuary'. Be sure to look up
the photos of his beautiful wife and child while at his site. ^_^
Emily's Random Shoujo Manga
Page: Part of Emi-chan's beautiful and informative site, this
section too is a pleasure to visit. Presently, she has images from and
summaries of over 60 manga titles so go now! What are you waiting for? For
me to say she's cute? Well, she is that too. :)
Studio Neko-Han-Ten Anime/Manga CD Guide-by "Slayers"
expert, Ito-san, especially good for more recent CDs
TOKYO-Visit online now while saving for your fare
Want to find out more about Japan and study some Japanese online?
: The online counterpart
of LOOK JAPAN magazine.
kinds of everything about Tokyo.
Architecture, art, ambrosia guide..
A longtime favourite of mine, with a telling photograph and succinct shorts
in "last week in japan". Take a look. :)
Virtual Idols - Rhythm on the Web-J-pop reviews,
audio and video samples.
Welcome to the Comiket-Japanese Comic Market with lots
of fan-manga and attendees in the hundreds of thousands. In
Japanese sites with ENGLISH pages!!-Here are some anime, manga
creator and music composer sites in English! ^_^
: Take a look at the homepage which led the producer of
lain to invite this artist to do the art designs.
: Scriptwriter for serial experiments lain and
Mahou Tsukai Tai,hmm.. diversity..
...and watch out for the
JenNy dolls.. :) :) :)
: An artist
who happened to be a character designer too. :) One of the first English
sites for a Japanese artist. Previews, artwork and information. Yoshitaka
Amano, famous in the gaming world for his illustrations for the Final
Fantasygames, has done character designs for Gatchaman and
Mospeada and many other anime. One of his latest works is the
collaboration with Neil Gaiman for The Sandman.
Composer Fumitaka Anzai's homepage-Urusei Yatsura, What's Michael,
Silent Mobius...another versatile creator. :)
: I can't explain why I like his work so much. (Maybe
that's "I won't". ;) Ooops! Apologies! I
jumped the gun on this. There is only *one* page in English, and it's
actually on another site.^^;;; But still, do go dro.., I mean, look! ..at
: Kazushi Hagiwara 's homepage. This one definitely has more
than one page in English! :D A very jolly page, 'rollicking' is
the word! Go read "The Hagi Report" now!! :)
: Manga artist with a perchant for self-disclosure. :)
of the first mangaka to use a Mac for CGI. ^_^
: Yukito Kishiro, creator of Gunnm, Ashen Victor and
Aqua Knight. There is a forum which is quite lively, do go add a
line or two! Tsutomu Kishiro, who is the main webmaster, also participates.
their name suggests, they produce anime full of beauty and magic..
Yet Another Anime CD Cyclopedia-Look up info here, and
contribute info too when you can.
Jei has a larger, more organised(^_^) list here!
People with low self-esteem and no sense of humour, don't go
Psychommu Gaijin-Anime E-Zine
For those who ask for a photo of
Nikkou, here's a close-up.-The End.