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Hmmm... Very concise
on 3 March 2003
Firstly, I should point out that I'm a student of graphic design. This being said, I was very dissapointed with this book. I don't blame the author, its really my fault for not researching it a bit more thouroughly before buying it. However, from a visual point of view (which is why I find Animé so fascinating) it offers about as much interest as the classified section of the local newspaper. Aside from having only one (black and white) 1x2 inch picture for every four to 8 or so pages, it didn't help me at all to select which anime may be of interest to me. It literally is a very dull albiet concise encylopedia; that offers no opinions, no reccomendations, but merely outlines the pretext for as many animé productions as they could fisably put into one book, and lists the people involved in the production from cover to cover in alphabetical order.
This is great reference material if your doing some sort of research and need to know rough bits of trivia on animé. But as a coffee table book is offers no apeal whatsoever. I havn't touched it since I got it as it offers no pick-up-and-look-at type appeal. Very boring. More for scholars.
I give it three stars because for what its meant to be, its very good.