to our Frequently Asked Questions area. Here we will try to answer
all general questions we receive. If you have a general question,
check the FAQ first before sending us an e-mail. Most of your questions
can be answered here.
do I contact you?
A: If you have any questions, we'll be glad to help wherever possible.
However, we ask that you do two things before attempting to contact
us. First, always read the FAQ, as many of the questions we get
can be answered here. When sending e-mail, please make sure you address the
mail to the right person. Check the Staff
Info page to see who to contact about what.
I link to you? Will you link to me?
A: Yes, you may link to us. There is no need to ask permission.
You can either have a text link, or if you like you can use our
banner. As far as linking to you, we don't generally accept link
submissions. If we stumble upon your site during our travels and
like it, we will link to you. If you have a well-designed site that
shows creativity and has a lot of work put into it, then you can
email us and we will evaluate it. This doesn't mean that you can
slap together some Tripod site with some pictures and expect a link
from us though. Hard work is what made this site what it is, and
anyone else who does a good job on their site will be recognized
I use any of your images?
A: You may not use the images we made ourselves, such as buttons
and logos. We do not own the other images (screenshots, scans),
so you are free to use them on your website. We only ask that you
put a link back to us on the same page as the image. Many of our
mecha cutouts took hours to create, so we desire due credit for
our work. Do NOT link directly to our images; that is bandwidth
theft and puts a huge strain on our server. If you want to use them,
copy them to your own server. Our linking rule also applies if you
are posting on a message board. Do NOT make image links in your
posts as it also takes up bandwidth. We ask that you instead make
a clickable link.
I use any of your reviews or mecha profiles?
A: No. Our written content copyrighted material, and it is
prohibited to reproduce it without our consent. We work hard on our
content, and we don't appreciate people stealing it. If you want to create a website covering the same material we do, make it your own work and not ours. If we find
you stealing our content, you will receive a warning. If you persist
in your actions, we will have you shut down.
you send me files?
A: Sorry, we don't have time to send anyone files. If you want images
that are on the site, feel free to take them. If you're asking for
reviews, don't even bother.
you help me design my website?
A: Sorry, we can't do that. We're way too busy with this website
to help anyone create one.
Q: Would you please put up _________ series on the website for
me to download?
A: No, we will never do that because putting up multimedia
such as 'full episodes' violates the copyright of the creators and
will _________ section be completed?
A: This question is almost totally pointless, because we have no
set plan or firm dates for when an area will be completed. We have
to make the website fit in to our busy schedules as best as we can,
so things can't always be updated so quickly. If a section isn't
finished it's because we don't have the materials to finish it or
are too busy to work on it. Basically, we'll get to it when we get
you tell me about _________ series?
A: We'd be happy to answer any question to the best of our ability.
However, if the question is related to a series we've reviewed,
please check the site first. A question like "How many episodes
does Gundam X have?" can be answered on the website.
So just make sure you check the website before e-mailing us.
you please review _________ series?
A: We review series that we like and think that other people might
like. But we won't review a series if we don't like it or just because
someone asks us to. If you have a question about Evangelion
or Zoids relating to this, scroll down please.
can I buy _________ series?
A: All the domestic anime that we have reviewed are available in
almost all stores nationwide. If you prefer online shopping at a
discount, we offer the Store to help you out. Right Stuf offers
good discounts on the domestic anime we've reviewed. For anime that
has not been released domestically, try an internet search for fan
sources. Do not ask us where to get anime that hasn't been released
programs do you use to create the website?
A: All pages are created using Macromedia Dreamweaver, and all graphics
are edited with Adobe Photoshop. Both programs are recommended for
their power and ease of use.
did you change the name of the website?
A: When we originally launched the site in early 2000, we intended
to have an even balance of fantasy book and anime reviews. Much
has changed in the last few years, including the focus of the site.
Since mecha is such an important part of the site now, we felt it
would be appropriate to change the name.
did you remove some sections?
A: The answer to this ties in to the above question. Since we changed
the focus of the site, we decided we would trim some of the fat
off of our massive reviews. We no longer intend to update the sections
containing book and video game reviews, so we decided to remove
them. Babylon 5 was removed to keep the site strictly anime,
and Card Captor Sakura and Dragon Ball were removed
from the Manga section because we will not be updating those areas.
Also, the About section was merged with Rants to form a new section,
you give me Mika Akitaka's email address?
A: We simply cannot do that. If we made his email address public,
his inbox would be flooded. Doing this would discourage any mecha
designer from ever contacting us again. I also cannot forward artwork
to Mr. Akitaka for much the same reason.
Q: Will you make a section for Neon Genesis Evangelion?
A: No. It's not that we don't like Evangelion, but it's
been covered on many other sites in the last few years. We prefer
to cover series here that are not as well known and haven't been
covered to death everywhere.
Q: When is
the new Gundam series going to come out?
A: Right now the newest series in Japan is Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY, which is set for a U.S. release in late 2005.
What's the connection between Gundam and Gundam Wing?
A: There is no connection between Mobile Suit Gundam and
Gundam Wing. Mobile Suit Gundam and its sequels use the
Universal Century calendar, while Gundam Wing is an alternate
universe series that uses the After Colony calendar.
can I get Gundam episodes?
A: There are plenty of Gundam DVDs available in the U.S. For more information about availability, check the Store.
are the Mobile Suit Gundam DVD's dub only?
A: The reason that the Mobile Suit Gundam DVD's are dub
only is that there is no Region 2 version available in Japan. Sunrise
fears that Japanese fans would import the cheaper Region 1 version,
so they prohibited Bandai Entertainment from placing a Japanese
audio track on the DVD's.
with the names of the Gundams in Gundam Wing?
A: Thanks to Bandai's model kits, there's a lot of confusion about
the names of the Gundams in this series. The names they say in the
show are the actual names. There is no such thing as Wing Zero Custom,
Heavyarms Custom, Serpent Custom, etc. The 'custom' label was devised
by Bandai to distinguish the new Endless Waltz models from
the ones based on the TV show.
Q: Where can
I buy Macross DVDs?
A: Most of Macross is available now in the U.S. on DVD. The
original series has been remastered and released on DVD in a boxed
set by AnimEigo, but unfortunately the set is now out of print. Manga Entertainment
has released Macross Plus and Macross II on DVD. Macross
7 and Macross Zero are not available in the U.S.
Is there a subtitled version of Do You Remember Love?
A: Not at the moment. We have spoken about this with AnimEigo's
CEO, Robert Woodhead. He stated that the rights to the movie are
in dispute, and negotiating for them has been difficult. If that
ever changes in the future, he will make an announcement on his
Q: Will you make a Zoids section?
A: This is probably the most frequently asked question now. No,
we will not make a Zoids mecha or episode review section.
We don't like the series and have no desire to make any section
for it. As the final word: there will NEVER be any Zoids on
this site. If you like it that's fine, and we're sure there are
good sites out there devoted to the series.