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[ So, what's new, Madoka? (C) Akemi Takada ]

What's New at the Café

Do you know of a site that's about to go down? Does it have information that should be preserved on the web? Let us know, and we'll save what we can!

You can also help us out by keeping your eyes open for any anime-related events or articles. Clubs and convention-goers -- don't forget our events calendar page! If your organisation has something up and coming, let us know!

  • November 28, 1999

    The second episode review is now up for Video Girl Ai, as well as some new trivia questions. The Mailbag is open, and already getting quite large!

    We've also put back the comprehensive title list for the Parent's Guide to Anime. It just seemed to make sense to include the entire list of titles. We're now working on a site map, but this is a bit of a bear. Can anyone out there help, or have any suggestions?

  • November 22, 1999

    Some more minor updates to the site, and the first episode review is up for Video Girl Ai.

  • November 20, 1999

    We've restructured the What's New section a little further, and the new Editorials page is now open. The Mailbag is open, but nothing's in it yet... Haven't quite got that far, and I'm going to spend some time reviewing this week-end. (It's about time, neh?)

  • November 19, 1999

    Happy Last Odd Day!

    Today will be the last numerically odd day for the next 1111 years... November 19, 1999 (1999-11-19) has the distinction of having each individual digit comprising the date as being odd. The next time this will happen will be on January 1, 3111. I doubt that very many of us will be around to witness this next great event, so "have a nice day!" (Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that all three numbers are also prime... This should be an absolute field day for numerologists!)

    A new essay reviewing the final two television episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion has been posted.

    The re-formatting of the trivia pages is now complete... Also, the events calendar has been updated to include major Japanese holidays and festivals.

  • November 17, 1999

    We have a winner in last month's Anime Giveaway Contest! Congratulations (and happy birthday) to Michael Bongiorni of Syracuse. Michael wins a Card Captor Sakura notebook.

    Check out the current (November 22nd) issue of TIME Magazine. There's quite a write-up about Pokémon, plus a well-researched article about anime and its history by Richard Corliss.

  • November 16, 1999

    Quote of the day, from The Daily Herald:

    What a pile of hockey poop. The popular Japanese characters (151 of them!) star in a hypocritical story that preaches anti-violence but does nothing but show fighting and conflict. A super Pokemon trainer named Mewtwo sets a bunch of DNA-enhanced Pokemon characters against the regular ones. It makes Saturday morning cartoons look like high art. (G) 89 minutes.

    - Dann Gire on Pokémon: The First Movie

    On other news, a new review is up for the first TV episode of Patlabor.

  • November 15, 1999

    Looks like the Pokémon phenomenon is sweeping the nation! Check out CNN's article!

  • November 14, 1999

    Several new reviews have been added to the Parent's Guide.

  • November 13, 1999

    All sorts of updates have been happening here at the Café... The What's New section has been completely re-worked, and now includes a separate section for an events calendar. Minor changes in appearance continues, with the Café reverting back to a much simpler style.

  • November 12, 1999

    MID-DAY UPDATE: It's official! Pokémon has smashed the all-time mid-week opening day box office record at 10.1 million dollars. That's a lot of trading cards...

    [ Pokémon: The First Movie logo ]

    It's here! Pokémon, The First Movie opened across the nation yesterday. CNN expects Nintendo's marketing juggernaut to rake in as much at 150 million dollars this year, and has a good chance of overtaking Toy Story's opening-day 4.8 milllion dollar record. Pokémon is running as a double-bill alongside Pikachu's Vacation.

    For coverage of this story, check out CNN's story at

    You can also catch the official Warner Bros. Pokémon website at

    And don't forget to check Roger Ebert's review at

    Finally, Salon has an interesting review at

  • November 11, 1999

    The feedback pages have been completely reorganised to make room for a few new upcoming features... The new features will be in the new year.

    We'd like to extend a special word of 'thanks' to our friend Evan Pollino of Houston, Tx. for sending us a scan of an article which appeared in the November 4th issue of the Houston Chronicle. I think it's the first time that our little site has been mentioned on the front page of a newspaper section.

    I still haven't heard back from this month's winner of the contest draw. I'll hold the prize for one month, and then it will go back into the "pot."

  • November 7, 1999

    Reformatting of A Parent's Guide to Anime is now complete! All of the 'Guide's pages should be in the standard Café colour scheme. Back to re-formatting of the Café pages again...

    D.A.S.H. 2000 is now in its planning stages. We're not going to make it for the Christmas season, but stay tuned! We're changing the format a bit, to make things a little more fair, and a lot more interesting.

  • November 6, 1999

    Updates to the 'PG' section of A Parent's Guide to Anime are now complete. Also added a new review for 'Blackjack.' (This was submitted January of this year... Sorry, Sylvain!)

    According to one of our readers, we also made it on to the front page of the Lifestyle and Entertainment section in the November 4 issue of the Houston Chronicle!

  • November 4, 1999

    Updates to A Parent's Guide to Anime continues. We have completed the re-formatting of all 'G' rated anime, and have also added a new review for:

    Why are we re-formatting the 'Guide? Well, aside from the need to keep things fresh, there are several logistical reasons for the changes. They include:

    • The standard Café colour scheme is printer-friendly. We've had several comments that the PGA's 'classic' grey-on-grey was impossible to read when printed.
    • It gives us a chance to eliminate dead links.
    • Most importantly, it makes maintenance much easier. By using a common style throughout the site, I can do global updates with a minimum of fuss.

    Tighter integration with the rest of the Café also means that the 'Guide gets better exposure, while providing surfers with more information in one spot. After all this is done, we'll get back to finishing the updates to the Café itself, and take care of some dead links there.

  • November 2, 1999

    Updated A Parent's Guide to Anime reviews have been posted for the following:

  • November 1, 1999


    The contributor's biographies have all been translated to the new format. Please check your individual pages to make sure that the information is up-to-date... or even there. There's always a chance of "something being lost in the translation!"

    We've also posted a new review for the first TV episode of Card Captor Sakura.

    Updated A Parent's Guide to Anime reviews have been posted for the following:

  • October 31, 1999

    Happy Hallowe'en!

    I just love this time of year... Winter is just around the corner, and we get little ghosts and goblins showing up at the doorstep, looking for all sorts of treats...

    The Detroit Free Press has mentioned the Café in their latest article by movie column writer Terry Lawson, titled What is Anime? He also features an interview with the talented Hayao Miyazaki called, Japanese Animation Poised for Breakout in U.S. Check them out!

    Updated A Parent's Guide to Anime reviews have been posted for the following:

    I'd also like to extend an invitation to all you eagle-eyed websurfers out there. If you spot a news article about anime out there, let us know! We'll make sure that it gets a mention on our site.

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