Links... I hate this page
No seriously, I hate it. This page exists because back in 1996 there were some
things all "homepages" had. You had a topic of sorts, maybe some pictures and
an obligatory section of links to other sites at the bottom of your page. I
guess in a world before Google, when search engines were terrible; this was an
important way to network. In theory that could still apply today. I even went
so far as to make an entire separate page of links. My site has a links section,
because it has always had one.
As my site got older, other pages of the same generation started to die. I
updated the links and fixed them. Most of those died. So I updated and fixed them
again... and they too died. This has gotten old, and as of now I'm just linking
whatever. Some pages will seem wacky and off the wall, but the more weird ones
are the same links that have actually LIVED throughout being linked here.
Banners / information for linking my page, can be found
Hitoshi Doi's Anime Page
I'm not sure what the opinions are on it now, but back in the day Hitoshi's page
was THE page for info on all things magical girl. It's been around since
1994, so that in itself is pretty amazing. Perhaps not fabulous in terms of
fanciness or writing aesthetics, but in terms of raw information this site is
Rei's Anime/Manga Page
If you had asked me what page I probably first expected to go, it's this one.
And yet... it's still here. Tons of articles and essays that are interesting
and informative, I'm rather glad this is one of the pages that stuck around.
Akemi's Anime World
A page that has been around forever, but has a nice layout and is still maintained.
Tons of interesting information about anime, reviews, and lessons about Japanese,
drawing and more. The Reference section about US Anime Companies is a very good
Icefall's page has a lot of different sections, but in it's current state it's
kind of a disaster with broken links and such. You can still get through quite
a bit of it, so it's an interesting place to visit.
Mr. T: Toughest Man in Anime
And you thought Mr. T just kicked ass on regular TV. It's really freaking weird and
absolutely hilarious. Kind of unfortunate that the series discussed here many might not
be familiar with since it's rather dated, but if you get it, you'll get a few laughs.
Eiyuu Kishi Den - Record of Lodoss War
This site has a lot of information about the RPG from which the Record of Lodoss
war anime is based. There's also a (now inactive) forum based role playing section that might
be worth a read.
Not much to say on this one. It's a good reference site that thankfully
didn't die off like many similar resources.
Legend of the Iczers
I'm not sure what Yann is up to now days, but his site is still up and going.
He also gave me hosting for a European mirror so he deserves a link
for that alone. I guess not many people probably even know about the Iczer
series now, but if you do, here you go.
Aeka's S Shrine
I used to have a huge list of Tenchi Muyo links. There were just so many
pages to pick from. They're all dead. So it's sort of interesting that out
of all the Tenchi pages that were made, the only one that survived was the
one about Aeka giving people whip action. Not much to say about it, but
it's a cute fun page.
Princess Maker Gateway
So once upon a time I found this cute game called Princess Maker. The point
is that you are responsible for raising a young girl and depending upon her
upbringing will shape the woman she turns into. I really enjoy games where I
get a sense of building things, and this was no exception. It also taught me
that I should never become a parent.
Robert's Anime Cornerstore
I've been ordering from here for years. In a modern age of big corporate
overlords, a store like this still run by an anime fan with personalized service
is most certainly a throwback. And a welcome one. Great service, and speedy
delivery. If you're going to buy anime/manga, this is a place that deserves your
patronage. No, I'm not getting paid to say that, nor do I get anything for referrals.