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12-Month Review Recap

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Action Figures McFarlane's 3D Animation from Japan McFarlane Toys The parts make for some serious chocking hazards. But if you spend the cash you better not let any little kids near these babies. A+
Anime Amazing Nurse Nanako Vol.1 - Memories of You Pioneer Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy... Gotta love that fan service. It's killer. A-
Anime Amazing Nurse Nanako Vol.2 - Fire-Crackers Pioneer Nanako has fan service that goes to eleven. A+
Anime The Big-O Sunrise Big style, Big robots, Big action, Big-O! B+
Anime Blue Gender Toshiba EMI A top-notch science fiction story with excellent character and mechanical designs. A-
Anime Cardcaptors Vol.1: Tests of Courage Nelvana How could they do this to Sakura?! D+
Anime CosPlay Encyclopedia AnimeWorks For the same amount of money you can get the dub of the Sailor Moon R: Promise of the Rose Movie. D+
Anime Cowboy Bebop 1st Session DVD Bandai A great value for a great series. Check it out! A-
Anime Digimon: The Movie Fox Kids This movie slaughters Pokemon in every way. A+
Anime The Dog of Flanders Pioneer Do not watch this movie if you are depressed or have just watched Grave of the Fireflies. A-
Anime Dual! Parare Run Run Monogatari Pioneer "Dual!" is definitly a must-try for sci-fi and "Tenchi" series fans who wants something light and merry for a change. A-
Anime Escaflowne the Movie: A Girl in Gaea Bandai Where the plot is thin at times, the movie makes up for it with stunning visuals and great characters. B+
Anime Gatekeepers GONZO Oh, GONZO again. =) B+
Anime Haunted Junction DVD Collection Bandai Twelve of the funniest episodes you will ever see, all in one affordable DVD set. A+
Anime Initial D Prime Direction Heart-pounding street racing anime with awesome CG! A-
Anime Jubei-Chan: The Ninja Girl - Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch Vol.1: A Legend Reborn! Bandai One of the most original and off-the-wall series on the market. A-
Anime Love Hina Xebec Big hit romance comedy straight from Japan! B+
Anime Megami Kouhosei Bandai A must-see anime series with astonishing computer graphics fused with nicely done traditional anime artworks. A-
Anime Nadesico The Movie: The Prince of Darkness Kadokawa Shoten Not as good as the TV series, but definitly worth checking out. B+
Anime Nazca Vol. 1 - Blades of Fate Pioneer If you love martial arts, ancient civilizations, or just like tales of reincarnation, then this series is for you. A-
Anime Nazca Vol. 2 - Blood Rivals Pioneer This volume takes the plots presented in the first one and expounds on them, but be sure you pick up the first volume of Nazca: Blades of Fate so you won't be lost. A-
Anime Nazca Vol.3 - Betrayal of Humanity Pioneer The most engaging volume in the series up to this point. A+
Anime Neon Genesis Evangelion: Collection 0:1 DVD ADV Do you like Eva? Don't be a fool! Get this DVD!! A+
Anime Perfect Blue Manga Video One of the weirdest and most engaging Anime movies out there. A-
Anime Pokémon: The First Movie Warner Bros. A decent movie ruined by a crappy dub. C
Anime Pokémon: The Movie 2000 Warner Bros. Where Pokemon: The First Movie fell on its face, the second movie makes all the right moves and gives a little fan service as an added treat. A-
Anime Princess Mononoke Miramax A tour de force that'll leave you wanting to see it again. A+
Anime Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Rose Collection Vol. 1 DVD Software Sculptors A definite anime classic that no Otaku should be without. A-
Anime Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Rose Collection Vol. 2 DVD Software Sculptors Excellent. Weird. Original. Utena is all these things and the fun comes from trying to solve the many mysteries. A+
Anime Rurouni Kenshin Wandering Samurai Vol.1 : The Legendary Swordsman AnimeWorks ^_^x B+
Anime Sakura Diaries Vol.1 ADV Very suggestive at times, but the great story and comedy aspects are this shows high points. B+
Anime Sakura Diaries Vol.2 ADV Take everything we said about this show in the May Fringe and just throw it right in the crapper, because this show is the most hentai anime there is that isn't hentai. A-
Anime Senkaiden Houshin Engi Shueisha Another intriguing series inspired by a well-known manga series. B+
Anime Slayers: The Motion Picture ADV Great characters and fun situations make for an unforgettable viewing experience. B+
Anime Tenchi Forever (Tenchi-Muyo in Love 2) Pioneer A must-have for Tenchi fans. B-
Anime 3x3 Eyes: Immortalss Pioneer The way classic anime should be done. A
Anime 3x3 Eyes: Legend of the Divine Demon Pioneer The plot could have used a little work. B-
Anime Trigun Vol.1: The $$60,000,000,000 Man Pioneer If you're pressed for money, avoid it go for Cowboy Bebop instead. C-
Anime Vampire Hunter D: Special Edition DVD Urban Vision A true classic that no anime fan should be without. B
Anime Vampire Hunter D (2000) Urban Vision A wonderful fantasy action film that surpases the original in everthing but gore. A
Anime Vandread GONZO Sci-fi Love-Love Comedy for the Quality-Conscious Otakus! A+
Anime Wild Cardz U.S. Manga Too cute for its own good. D+
Anime X Manga Video Aside from a minor few errors, the film is an enjoyable watch that shouldn't be missed. A-
Book AIC: Animation International Chronicle AIC If you can't read Japanese, you can still look at the pictures. A+
Book Cardcaptor Sakura Vol.1 TOKYOPOP Any otaku would find this particular manga adaptation pleasing - both to the mind and eye. A
Book Magic Knight Rayearth Vol.4 TOKYOPOP Come on, this is CLAMP, you know you're going to buy it. It sports a great translation and excellent artwork and it's worth every penny. A-
Book Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Vol.1 TOKYOPOP An excellent way to experience the epic series without having to sit through the anime. B+
Book Oh My Goddess!: The Adventures of the Mini-Goddesses Dark Horse This is one of those rare books that a fan should not be without. A
Book Parasyte Vol.4 TOKYOPOP There are lots of blood and body parts flying around in this series. B-
Book Secret Comics Japan VIZ One of the best mature audience manga collections on the market today. A+
CD Eriko with Crunch JASPAC Eriko's joining this group seems to be a wise choice. A+
CD Eriko with Crunch - Luv is Magic JASPAC Loose lyric booklet with an awesome picture of the group on the cover included in pocket-sleeve of disc package. B+
CD GLOBE: Cruise Record 1995-2000 Avex With the leadership of J-Music mastermind Tetsuya Komuro, there's no telling how big this group can truly get. A
CD Kiss Destination - Gravity Sony You will not be disappointed with this album! A
CD Megumi Hayashibara - "Bertemu" King Records One of the best collections of Megumi Hayashibara's songs. A-
CD Memorial Album of The Musical 8: Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Nippon Columbia For a long-time SeraMyu fan, these tracks won't be a surprise. A
CD Namie Amuro - Genius 2000 Avex Amuro's rest paid off, thus producing a beautiful album to enjoy until her next release. A
CD Namie Amuro - Never End Avex Amuro continues to ignite the stage and give her beloved fans exactly what they want. A+
CD Pokémon: Para ser un Maestro Nintendo So it's a dub of a dub. B
CD SNK vs. Capcom : Saikyou Fighters - OGST SNK Nice album booklet featuring artwork of both SNK and Capcom characters as drawn by Capcom artists. B+
CD SPEED Final Dome Tour - Real Life Avex These girls went out with a bang at their finale performance. A
CD Takako Uehara - "first wing" RK Works Honestly, I adore this album. A
Trading Cards Sailor Moon: Archival Trading Cards Dart FlipCards Inc. One of those great sets of anime trading cards that you should collect. A-
Trading Cards Sailor Moon Collectible Card Game - 1st Edition Dart FlipCards Inc. The female version of the DragonBall Z CCG? Maybe, but it's another anime CCG for people to play and collect. B+
Video Game (DC) Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 Capcom "But it's the same Malibu Stacey!"
"Yeah, but she's got a new hat!"
Video Game (DC) Record of Lodoss War - The Advent of Cardice Kadokawa Diablo, anyone? B-
Video Game (N64) Shin Seki Evangelion Bandai Doesn't meet the standards the previous games have set. B-

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