Sak's UY Fanfic Archive:
The Mandatory Links Page
Because every web site has one! Because these sites are too cool
not to visit at least 37 times a day! Because they're the sites I
check most! Take a tour of some of my favorite otaku pages, if
Fanart and Original Creative Works
The definitive round-robin anime fanfic site, this is the place to
go when you're in the need for something to read. Primarily centered
around original stories, Improfanfic is home to such series as the
Tarantino-esque Magical Girl Hunters (which follows the adventures
of a team of hitmen who blow holes in sailor-type heroines for a living).
GO!! GO NOW!!! I swear you won't regret it.
- Sluggy Freelance
What do you get when you take a freelance web-designer, his
demon-summoning inventor buddy, a psycho switchblade-wielding
rabbit, and chronicle their adventures in an online comic?
That's the premise beind Pete Abrams' hilarious strip Sluggy
Freelance. This strip is so amazingly good that it's a wonder
that comic syndicates haven't begged him to let them put it in
newspapers. Best of all, the site allows you to read the entire
run of series from its premier in 1997.
People say they liked the trailer more than they liked the movie.
What if there was no movie? Trailervision addresses this question
with its collection of amusing promos for movies which do not, in
fact, exist. A new trailer is posted every Monday, making it one of the
sites I visit most.
- Anime Web Turnpike
What can I possibly say about this site that hasn't been said
before? It's the ultimate anime link site, with leads to almost
every series you could possibly be interested in. The site also
features Last Exit Before Toll a monthly column by Ryan
Matthews which helps sort out the more worthy pages from the
80-bazillion different sites which exist for certain series
(such as Sailor Moon, for example). If you're looking for web sites
about your favorite series, check here first.
- Anime Jump
An online magazine with reviews, essays, and discussion of recent
anime releases and issues. Updates are far and few between, but I
still find my way back here at least once a month.
Yet another Very Cool Idea given life through the power of the
internet. A bunch of casual otaku get together and and shoot the
breeze about anime for an hour every week, broadcasting around the
world via the wonders of Real Audio. Who says there's nothing good
on the radio anymore?
Anime News Network
The self-declared CNN of the anime world, this site keeps tabs on
the otaku universe with headlines drawn from commercial press
releases, game companies, and fan sites. Very good for keeping
Barry's Temple of Godzilla
The authoritative Godzilla web page, this site takes more time to
sort out the continuity between all the many, many Tokyo-stomping
films than Toho did itself. It's the place to be when you've got a
question about all those radioactive freaks of nature.
Game Software Code Creators Club
While I personally despise the concept of cheating to win at video
games, I love being able to change the rules when replaying games for
the third or fourth time. It's fun being able to challenge the way
the world works and finding out just how much work the programmers
put into the universe. The GSCCC is THE place to go for Game Shark
codes, and has far more to offer than any official site.
The direct descendant of Andrew Vestal's UnOfficial Squaresoft
Homepage, this site has tons of information on almost every known
console RPG, in addition to headlines from developing projects.
From news to reviews to comprehensive, fan-written game
guides, this free site remains one of the most useful otaku
pages on the web.
The True Masters of Anime Translation, Animeigo's online catalog
offers direct, discount access to every product they've produced from
Bubblegum Crisis to Urusei Yatsura. Whenever possible,
order from the source. It pays.
The Online Otaku Catalog of Everything! From CD's to books to
import games, this place puts all of the common stuff and quite a
lot of the rare stuff right at your fingertips. And at a discount,
The net's original online auction house, eBay's a great place to
hunt for anime and video game merchandise.
While not quite as good as the Hitchhikers' legend might suggest,
the Babelfish is definitely a Cool Thing. Just enter some English
language text or a url, hit "Translate", and it instantly converts
the input words into your choice of French, German, Italian,
Portuguese or Spanish. Although it's not always 100% accurate, this
site is so good that I've been able to hold online chats with people
in other countries using it as an interpreter.