ANIMEfringe: June 2000
For June, ANIMEfringe proudly presents a special feature story about the history of Mixx Entertainment. It's a big 4-parter loaded with illustration and detail. If you ever wanted the straight story on the whole Mixx mess, get it here. And speaking of chaos, we also have a lovely collection of stupid would-be slogans for our fine webzine that's sure to make you laugh at least a little bit. ^_^; Have fun!
Story: Full Circle: The Unofficial History of Mixx Entertainment
Mixx Entertainment, the company that owns the rights to some of the most
loved manga series of all time has experienced more ups and downs since 1996
than most businesses experience in a lifetime. ANIMEfringe proudly presents
Full Circle: The Unofficial History of MixxZine, the four part story of the
company's birth, the magazines they released, and the trials they have
endured, leading into their fourth year of bringing the hottest
Asian entertainment to North American masses.
By Adam "OMEGA" Arnold - More...
| Subfeature: ANIMEfringe's Big Slogan Fiasco
ANIMEfringe doesn't really have one, but the time has come for us to decide on an official slogan. Can we gather our resources, brainstorm, discuss and decide upon our very own slogan? Hell, no! Until we work this whole situation out, we have a few of the more ridiculous suggestions available, for your reading enjoyment. Oh, well...
By Steve Diabo (Kaneda) - More...
ANIMEfringe News Brief
Anime News Network: The End of an Era
Last month, we reported that the Anime News Network (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/) had gone offline and was
brought back shortly thereafter. Things only became worse for the 2-year old ANN, which had recently gained an affliation with IGN and was
undergoing a graphics and layout change. On May 8, 2000, ANN
Editor-in-Chief Justin Sevakis posted a message to the ANN Web
Board titled simply, 'Goodbye.' In the message, he stated that "This will
be my last post here. After seeing how poorly last week's outage (which WAS
the result of failing to pay the bills) was handled by ANN's new
"management", I am leaving my creation in utter disgust. Note that despite
being resurrected, the news has STILL not been updated."
Amid the venting and pleading for the administrators to e-mail him, Justin
goes on to talk about the current events in his life such as his new column,
"The Digital Otaku," at DVDFile.com and his editing job on SciFi.com's new
Anime Colony web site. He also gives hints that he is "working with a new
potential distributor of anime."
Ironically, the message received scarce response and it wasn't until this
fact was pointed out on the message board that a series of messages appeared,
offering to keep the wasteland that is the ANN website, or at the very
least the ANN Web Board, alive.
DragonBall Z Storms Burger King
During the month of June 2000, participating Burger King restaurants will
feature DragonBall Z premiums in the Kid's and Big Kid's Meals. Amid the
food products you will find one of seven silver and black colored action
figures featuring Gohan, Piccolo, Frieza, Vegeta, Krillin, Goku, and Super
Saiyan Goku complete with name-plated, light-up stands. The figures also
come with a Score DragonBall Card Game card and an offer for an Exclusive
FUNimation DragonBall Z video featuring two episodes that have not been
released in North America yet. The video can be redeemed with seven video
order forms and a check or money order (US dollars) for $3.99 to cover
shipping and handling, or you can pay $8.99 (5.00 plus $3.99 s&h) and only
have to send one card to get the video. These premiums are definitely high-class
collectibles that are meant to be displayed. Getting hungry yet?