Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.
Anime Style, an informative magazine that folded in 2000, is being revived as a monthly print magazine in May 2011, its publishers announced.
Aimed at anime enthusiasts, the magazine will run stories and essays digging into the details of popular anime titles of the past and present.
The original Anime Style print magazine first appeared in 2000, but folded after the second issue.
But those two issues alone won the magazine overwhelming support from devoted anime fans because of its deep analysis and rich content. The issues contained interviews with talented anime creators, in addition to animation drawings and other key anime materials.
The magazine, which soon moved to the Internet, is considered a valuable reference material among anime fans.
Now called Web Anime Style, it offers information on anime and anime creators, as well as columns and stories.
But many people have urged a return of the magazine in print.
In its first new issue, the main feature will focus on the animated TV series “Toradora!”
As a bonus, each print issue will include a toy figure. The first issue includes a figure of Taiga Aisaka, a high school girl character from the “Toradora!” anime series.
The second special feature in the first issue will be about animator Yoshihiko Umakoshi. Other talented animators such as Mamoru Hosoda, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Ayumu Watanabe and Tetsuya Nishio will also appear in the first issue.
The rich lineup of the big anime names is certain to spark interest.
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