WHAT IS IT? This site is devoted to material on Japanese animation and comics, and associated subjects.
WHY IS (insert popular title) NOT COVERED? Because there are only 24 hours in a day...General Mission: Originally, to provide information and reviews on as many anime and manga videos and TV series & comics as practicable,
with particular reference to shoujo material. (q.v.)
Latterly I have concentrated on a good coverage of old and new shoujo titles, as the "general" function is being increasingly covered elsewhere.
If you wish to complain about the deficiencies of the materials provided, I would point out that websites aren't free; apart from
various unavoidable costs there is also the time element. You've heard of the vast sums spent on the development of some commercial websites -
well many anime sites would also be $200,000 dollar sites if all the time spent compiling them was fully charged for at professional rates.
The Holy Grail of an anime site that covers everything in fullest detail will in all probability never be achieved as it would require too much labour.
Increasingly, anything that appears in an Internet browser is judged as if it were professional work, just as everything that appears on a TV screen is judged as professional work. This
reflection doesn't make negative criticism of one's unpaid effors any less irritating.
Browser: These pages are developed and tested with Google Chrome, and tested with MS Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 3.Note that (quite accidentally) some pages are locked to use a prescribed font, and some are not. Hence the Japanese characters that appear on a few pages may fail to display on your browser, depending on your method of converting them. I used to recommend MS IE 6.0 with the Japanese text pack, or NETSCAPE 3.0 + "NJWIN CJK", or NETSCAPE 4.x. set for Japanese auto-detect, for viewing the Japanese characters. I had found that MS Internet Explorer 4 with MS Gothic (Japanese font) was not satisfactory. Note that my code on some pages (mainly those with Japanese characters) forces display with my specified font, and not your choice of font. This is most likely to occur in the Database.
Images: Copyright images on the server are used only for legitimate review purposes. If the images are broken (or you turn them off) you shouldn't be losing any information.
Policy: This page contains large amounts of info on general and shoujo anime & manga. It aims to be more than just a personal page, or a list of links.As you have accessed this page I can asume that you are interested in anime and know something about it. Unlike many UK-based fans, I have seen a lot of anime and manga that is not presently commercially available in the UK. My interests do not coincide with the commercial companies release lists. Some of what has been released is crap and many titles that are brilliant have not been released. And quite a few UK releases that I liked a lot have been virtually ignored by the public.
As you browse through my site and its indexes you should get an idea of what sort of anime and manga interest me. I hope they interest you too.
I include many reviews on this site. Some anime is brilliant and some is naff, and there is different anime for different tastes. This is the purpose of having review columns. I have attempted a good coverage of shoujo material. I am not trying for an exhaustive listing of general anime; if you are interested in that you can search around the WWW.