Male-oriented, but still OK
As far as anime magazines in the U.S. go, Newtype is pretty good. The news & newtype section has introduced me to many great anime series I'd have never considered watching had I not read it *cough*s-CRY-ed*cough*, and it's always nice to get the DVD or two and check out some new series. The articles have a slight tendancy towards sounding like ads, but if you can get over that, it's OK. There are a lot of ads, which can be helpful if you're looking for places to buy the latest anime merchandise, but otherwise they're like popup ads - annoying, always there, and impossible to get rid of (unless you want to cut up the magazine).
To top it off, the magazine is obviously male-oriented. I don't reccomend it to female otakus at all. Guys would probably like it, but I'm not a guy, so I really can't tell you...
However, compared to the other U.S. anime magazines, newtype is big, has great bonus items, and has a lot of info on non-mainstream anime.
Overall, I'd like to give it about 3.5 stars, but since I can only do 3 or 4, I rounded up. Hope this helps you in deciding whether or not to get it, in any case...
Another language version Newtype, Newtype USA
This is an animation magazine based on Japanese animation.
It offers latest news on new animation titles and releases.
But some of its articles are some what pointless to animation fan readers (Although some times the game and the J-pop may be related to some animation, like video game reviews and J-Pop related articles,) I find it that the latest news on new animation airing at Japan is sometimes too slow. The magazine comes with a free a DVD insert (usually from ADV), a poster, centerfold and eight postcards attached to the agazine. The centerfolds are always (except once) have been a female character. Although I am a guy, I think they should insert some male characters for female readers.
New type usa
I luv it even thougth i never read it its that good
The best magazine
Newtype USA is the best magazine for any anime fan. It has tons of information on new shows coming out great reviews, and great contests. It also has tons of extras lik a free dvd,poster,centerfold,manga,and stickers. The magazine may be a little expensive,but its worth it. Any anime fan should get this magazine. If you dont get it than your not really an anime fan.
Great Anime Mag
Best US anime magazine. I've read other reviews saying that it fails to deliver in comparison to the Japanese version of Newtype --I have never read the Japanese version so I can't comment-- however Newtype USA magazine is the best source for anime here in the US. The magazine is packed with goodies. I have read others magazines, like Animerica(mediocre), and to be honest they do not measure up to the quality and fullness of Newtype. I like the fact that every issue includes a DVD featuring an upcoming episode of certain series, which varies from month to month, as well as previews and trailers of upcoming releases. Also included are either a poster with a centerfold and stickers, or a poster, postcards and a centerfold, and so on. The quality of the images and the magazine itself is superb; each month's cover is unique in its class. The only downside that I think everyone will agree on is the price; but if we compare the value of what you get with Newtype versus other magazines out there that give you next to nothing for the same price, Newtype definitely takes the lead. Anime fans rejoice for we have a good source of anime news!
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