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-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Volume 1 Issue 10 May 2005

Greetings!!

I will make this very brief…I don’t like

you anymore. So…. now that I’ve gotten that off of my chest here is a brief summary of this issues’ newsletter. Enjoy ^_^ Alright we will begin with the contests for this month. We are having some manga art contests and some anime art contests. Next subject: “Manga Spotlight”. For the spotlight this month we have “Red River” and “Snow Drop”, so check them out of the library soon. They are really good. There won’t be a fan art gallery this time around because there will be fan art posted throughout the newsletter. ■

MANGA ART CONTEST

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A FEW RANDOM KEYCHAINS & POSTERS. Theme 1: Summer Fun at the Beach st Prize: $10.00 + 1 book from the manga series available from a list. Details: Imagine your favorite manga characters at the beach, draw how you’d imagine them Rules: No yaoi, yuri or hentai allowed. Other restrictions are applied, please ask for more details. Please submit art work no bigger than 8x10 inches with a 3x5 card with the following information – Name, address, phone number, title of work. Winner will only receive prize if 2 more people enter contest, otherwise the entry fee will be refunded. Entry Fee: $2.00 Deadline: June 3, 2005 Theme 2: Lost in the Desert st Prize: $10.00 + 1 book from the manga series available from a list. Details: Ever wonder what your favorite manga character would be like in the desert? I do. Depict a desert theme of your favorite character or characters lost in the desert. (Please be careful of how much nudity you depict) Make it humorious, sexy, whatever. I want to know how you see your character.

Fuji (Prince of Tennis)

Rules: No yaoi, yuri or hentai allowed. Other restrictions are applied, please ask for more details. Please submit art

work no bigger than 8x10 inches with a 3x5 card with the following information – Name, address, phone number, title of work. Winner will only receive prize if 2 more people enter contest, otherwise the entry fee will be refunded. Entry Fee: $2.00 Deadline: June 10, 2005 Theme 3: The Girl is Mine st Prize: $10.00 + 1 book from the manga series available from a list. Details: Can you think of any series where the guys are fighting over the girl. Draw your interpretation of the series you want that depicts the results of who’s fighting over the girl or the actual fighting over the girl. Rules: No yaoi, yuri or hentai allowed. Other restrictions are applied, please ask for more details. Please submit art work no bigger than 8x10 inches with a 3x5 card with the following information – Name, address, phone number, title of work. Winner will only receive prize if 2 more people enter contest, otherwise the entry fee will be refunded. Entry Fee: $2.00 Deadline: June 17, 2005

ANIME ART CONTEST

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A FEW RANDOM KEYCHAINS & POSTERS. Theme 1: Beauty in the Night Prize: Random DVD Box set series (Ask for the list in the office) Details: Draw characters from one of your favorite series in the midst of the night beneath a wonderful full moon. What do you see them doing? Are they sleeping? Camping? Frolicking at the beach? It’s your imagination. Let it run wild. (But not to wild) Rules: No yaoi, yuri or hentai allowed. Other restrictions are applied, please ask for more details. Please submit art work no bigger than 8x10 inches with a 3x5 card with the following information – Name, address, phone number, title of work. Deadline: June 10, 2005

Contents Introduction Manga Art Contests Anime Art Contests Manga Spotligt “Hot Gimmick” Manga Spotlight “Pet Shop of Horrors” Contact Info Anime Lyrics Otaku Nuku Review Survey Results Anime Spotlight “Full Metal Panic” Member of the Month REWARD Notice Credits

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Theme 2: This is what I would dream if….. Prize: Random wall scroll & box set series. Page 1


Details: What does your favorite character dream about? Can you answer the question above by drawing what it is they dream about? Well, let’s find out. Rules: No yaoi, yuri or hentai allowed. Other restrictions are applied, please ask for more details. Please submit art work no bigger than 8x10 inches with a 3x5 card with the following information – Name, address, phone number, title of work. Deadline: June 10, 2005

MANGA SPOTLIGHT “HOT GIMMICK” In company-owned rabbit-hutch apartments live tenants who can't afford to live anywhere else. And in the complex where sixteenyear-old Hatsumi Narita lives, the rumormongering, self-righteous landlady, Mrs. Tachibana, rules everyone’s lives. Get on Tachibana's bad side, and life becomes hell. When Hatsumi has to buy a pregnancy test because her popular sister Akane thinks she's pregnant, Mrs. Tachibana's son, Ryoki, who used to bully Hatsumi as a kid, catches her and promises not to tell the world about Hatsumi's secret as long as she becomes his slave. Suddenly Azusa, Hatsumi's protector in their youth, reappears to save her again! He's moving back into the neighborhood! Despite the budding romance between Hatsumi and Azusa, Ryoki has control over her through the secret that could ruin the lives of everyone in Hatsumi's family, and he hasn't forgotten who his slave is! And he'll make sure Hatsumi doesn't forget either! ■

“Pet Shop of Horrors” is an intriguing and enjoyable read. I would personally recommend it to any fans of the old “Tales from the Crypt” show. Each volume has no less than four short stories where a visitor to the shop breaks the rules and pays the price, and in manga, poetic justice is as sweet as it is scary. But I suppose I’d better tell you a bit more about the shop and characters – the establishment is a small (or is it small?) pet shop, run by Count D, a beautifully effeminate Chinese man who has his secrets. He sells exotic pets to ordinary people that come with three strings attached, but he’s also in the self-proclaimed business of love and dreams. Inevitably, the buyer will break one of the three rules in Count D’s contract, and meet a sticky end. This is where our other recurring character comes in – Detective Leon Orcot, determined to bring Count D to justice. He keeps getting cases – dead customers of Count D’s shop, and suspects the mysterious man of being of being involved in their deaths. Count D, however, gets away scot-free every time. After all, the contracts are all properly done up! Some of the stories in volumes one and two will be familiar to those who’ve seen the OAV, but the manga offers much more --- ‘Dragon’ in volume two was my personal favorite, and has a howling funny ending. So far, the library carries only the first two volumes, but sources say we’ll get to see more of this series! Pet Shop of Horrors gets five paw prints. Fans of this episodic style of storytelling, and darkly fantastic horror, should definitely check it out!

Contact Us Anytime!!!

MANGA SPOTLIGHT

Email: info@rintaki.org Phone: 383-2717 Website: http://club.rintaki.org/

A smoke-filled alley in Chinatown harbors Count D's Pet Shop. The pets sold here aren's your everyday variety and the Count prides himself on selling Love and Dreams in the form of magical creatures that come with an exclusive contract. But buyers beware. If the contract is broken the Count cannot be held accountable for whatever may happen. A fascinating and macabre look into the very soul of human nature.■

READER REVIEW By: Anneko Page 2

ANIME LYRICS SPECIAL


Volume 1 Issue 10

May 2005

It’s Gonna Rain

(Anime) Rurouni Kenshin (3rd Ending) http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/kenshin/ (Rurouni Kenshin Best Collection – Track 8)

Ashidori mo karukushite chao chao Torumono mo toriaezu chao chao Raion ga unaru mitai no raimei ga Taisan wo unagashite iru Dou naru no? Sou...mou sugu ame Tezuka (Prince of Tennis)

Dai kirai ame nanka chao chao Mou sukoshi itai noni Kaikan ga kaisan ni kawaru shunkan wo Raion ga isogaseta no wa Meihaku No! Meiwaku It's gonna rain! Ame wa mou aribai wo kesu no? Kare wa mou wasurete shimau no? Futari wa mou korekiri ni naru no? Subete wa ame no seitte koto ni shite okou Kare kara no renraku wa Nothing Nothing Ame ni yoru kyoukun mo Nothing Nothing Kanjou mo igirisu no tenki mitai ni Utsurigi dattara totemo Raku nanoni...gyaku na no It's gonna rain! Ame ga netsu wo yomigaeraseta Kare mo futo watashi wo omoidashita Futari wa ima koko ni michibikareta Subete wa ame no sei, uun, okage na no Ame wa hito wo yondari keshitari Dare yori mo tegowai majishan ne Futari wa itsumo damasarete bakari Subete wa ame de hajimarun deshou... It's gonna rain!

Otaku Nuku REview Written by: Anneko

Hi! Today we have a super-cool treat for you—a review! What?!! That’s not super-cool? Well, you’ll read it anyway, won’t you? You will? Huzzah! I’ll be reviewing a video game for you in this issue—‘Animal Crossing’! ‘Animal Crossing’ is one of the stranger games to come to the states from Japan. You play as a little person in a town full of animals. The object of the game is to go about daily life in this town full of animals, doing odd jobs to make money, going fishing, picking fruit, or digging up treasure. You can also collect shells, catch bugs, and find fossils. All of these things can get you money, which you use to expand and furnish your house (once you pay it off, that is!). The game moves in real time, even when you’re not playing it, so you have to talk to your animal pals as often as possible, or they’ll forget about you or move away. You can also write letters to them, but be careful—if you don’t talk to them often enough, they think your letters are creepy, because you don’t know them well enough! The characters are adorable, and ‘animalese’, one of the languages you can make them speak, is fun to listen to. It’s easy enough to play for kids to get into it, but it’s absorbing and addictive, fun for adults, too! The graphics may not be spectacular, but they’re not bad by any definition, and it is very cute.

Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin)

I give ‘Animal Crossing’ four and a half paw prints out of five—sure, there are a few places where you might want more, but once you start playing, you can find yourself running around your town for hours!

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SURVEY RESULTS “DVD” I’ve only added the top votes. Other series that received 1 vote or none is not listed. Favorite Series in the Library 1. Get Backers (2) 2. His and Her Circumstances (2) Favorite Series not in the Library 1. Gravitation (2) Series in which you would like to continue getting the library of an ongoing anime show. 2. Get Backers (6) 3. Peace Maker Kurogane (4) 4. Anime Music Videos (3) 5. Fullmetal Alchemist (3) 6. Spiral (2) 7. E’s Otherwise (2) Series that you want to be added to the library that isn’t currently in the library at all. 1. Star Ocean EX (2) 2. Kyo Kara Maou (2) 3. Chobits (2) 4. Pretear (2) 5. Cardcaptors (2) 6. FLCL (2) 7. Full Metal Panic (2) How often you would like new dvds in the library. • Monthly (6) Series you want to stay in the library. ~Completed Series 1. Angelic Layer (5) 2. The Twelve Kingdoms (5) 3. Fruits Basket (5) 4. Generator Gawl (4) 5. Pet Shop of Horrors (4) 6. Samurai X (3) 7. Heroic Legend of Arislan (2) 8. Kiddy Grade (2) 9. Blue Seed (2) 10. Here is Greenwood (2) 11. Rahxephon (2) 12. Final Fantasy Unlimited (2) 13. His and Her Circumstances (2) ~Incomplete Series • Get Backers (5) • Anime Music Videos (5) • Fullmetal Alchemist (5) • Peace Maker Kurogane (4) • The Prince of Tennis (3) • Spiral (3) Page 4

Wandaba Style (2)

SURVEY RESULTS “MANGA” Favorite Series in the Library • Fruits Basket (3) • Alice 19th (2) • Pet Shop of Horrors (2) • Hot Gimmick (2) Favorite Series not in the Library (All received one vote) • Fake • Ranma ½ • Sailor Moon • Fushigi Yuugi • Suikoden III • Imadoki • Threads of Time • DNAngel Series in which you would like to continue getting the library of an ongoing anime manga series. • Fruits Basket (6) • Hana-Kimi (5) • Tramps Like Us (4) • Girl Got Game (4) • Hot Gimmick (3) • Peace Maker Kurogane (2) • Cheeky Angel (2) Series that you want to be added to the library that isn’t currently in the library at all. • Threads of Time (2) • Suikoden III (2) • Get Backers • The Wallflower • XXXHolic • Banana Fish • Ranma ½ • Inuyasha • Kare Kano • Evangelion • Mermaid • Sailor Moon • Fushigi Yuugi • Fullmetal Alchemist • Saiyuki • RG Veda • Pretear • Ai Yori Aoshi • Lagoon Engine • Angel Sanctuary • Bleach


Volume 1 Issue 10 •

Rebirth

How often you would like new manga in the library. • Monthly (5) • Weekly (2) Series you want to stay in the library. ~Completed Series • Pet Shop of Horrors (5) • Alice 19th (4) ~Incomplete Series • Fruits Basket (6) • Tramps Like Us (5) • Hot Gimmick (5) • Hana-Kimi (5) • Peace Maker Kurogane (4) • Girl Got Game (4) • Cheeky Angel (3) • Kare Kano (2)

May 2005 • •

Noir Read or Die TV

WE will be keeping these following series in the library. • Angelic Layer • Blue Seed • Generator Gawl • Heroic Legend of Arislan • The Twelve Kingdoms • Peacemaker Kurogane • Fruits Basket • Here is Greenwood • Pet Shop of Horrors • Rahxephon • Final Fantasy Unlimited • His and Her Circumstances • Samurai X We will continue getting anime series once a month. A list of items will be posted on the bulletin board at least 2 weeks before they enter the library. MANGA

THANK YOU EVERYONE! Because you filled out the surveys here is what will be happening in the new months ahead. DVDs WE will continue getting the newest dvd of the following series until they are completed. • Get Backers • Peacemaker • Spiral • Anime Music Videos • E’s Otherwise WE will be getting the following NEW series. In the library • Chobits • Pretear • FLCL • Full Metal Panic • Excel Saga • Evangelion • Trigun

WE will continue getting the new issue of the following series in the library. • Fruits Basket • Peacemaker Kurogane • Tramps Like Us • Hot Gimmick • Hana-Kimi • Girl Got Game • Cheeky Angel. • Snow Drop WE will be getting these new manga series in the library • The Wallflower • Suikoden III • Pretear • Threads of Time • Basara • A.I. Love You • Kill Me, Kiss Me • Immortal Rain • Red River Completed Series to be added. • Paradise Kiss • Suki WE will be keeping these following series in the library. th • Alice 19 • Pet Shop of Horrors Page 5


ANIME SPOTLIGHT “FULL METAL PANIC”

Gift: Angelic Layer Vol. 1 + Artbox plus $5.00 gift certificate (View requirements beneath bulletin board)

On the surface, Kaname Chidori appears to be a normal, popular high school student. The problem is, she doesn't realize just how popular she is. Unbeknownst to her, a group of terrorists believe she possesses the special powers of "the Whispered," and they're out to kidnap her. Enter Sousuke Sagara, a young, hotshot agent from the stealthy anti-terrorist organization Mithril. Will he be able to protect Kaname without her finding out what's really going on? Or will he just drive her crazy as he tries to fit in as her awkward, gung-ho, war-crazed classmate? ■

REVIEW Written By: Rin This series is as funny as they come. I agree that His and Her Circumstances is very funny. But this takes the cake. How can you not enjoy a military, upstart, handsome man being beat up by a girl? The humor in this series is fantastic, but so is the action. You really want to know what happens next. It’s an addiction, so don’t watch it unless you can get at least 2-3 dvds at once, you’ll come back for more… I give this series five paws out of five.

MEMBER OF THE MONTH

March Sarah Ward

Gift: Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 1 + Artbox

April Leticia Martinez

Gift: Argentosoma Vol. 1 + Artbox

May

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Submit all inquiries, articles and artwork to Anne Marsh a.k.a. Anneko

$$$ REWARD $$$ Lost T-mobile Motorola cell phone with black & silver case and Wishbone stickers on the back. Last seen at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 20, 2005 around 5:30pm.

Reward of $50.00 to finder.

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