This section is basically for titles that i've seen or heard of but have not reviewed (for various reasons).
At a Glance
I've seen a bit of this, and I want to see more. However I don't yet feel I can make a valuable comment on the material. This may be because I haven't seen enough (the most common reason) or because i'm still uncertain about the material.
Being an anime fan has its disadvantages. The channels by which tapes arrive at my hot little hands are mysterious, erratic and wholly outside of my control. This is true for many anime fans, but even more acute for an Australian. It is multiplied because for many tapes I only want to watch it in order to generate a review (perhaps even to warn people off!) thus I am not willing to pay large amounts of money to acquire all of the tapes I would like to see. Thus this category includes all the material that is not available to me, despite my wishes. There are several sub-categories however.
If the entry is in red it means I really want to see it but don't believe it exists in anything but the native Japanese. And for some of the historical stuff perhaps not even that. Thus no matter how much money, time or access I have this material will remain only a desire. I welcome corrections, whether factual or because the material has become available in some form.
If the entry is in dull red then it means that I believe the material exists but I have never seen it. This might include material released by a company that has gone bankrupt, stuff that has been fansubbed but has no distributors or even stuff that has been fansubbed but I don't care enough to pay simply for the opportunity to review it. I welcome e-mail giving fansub distributors for these titles, and any other Australians willing to consider splitting the cost of bringing the titles to Australia.
The remainder of the material, ie. entries without colored font, are not available to me but I don't care so much. Thus they may be non-existant, or simply not available, but I am unwilling to invest too much energy to find out for sure. In any case they are not easily available to me, and I have no particular reason to mind that fact. I welcome e-mail informing me of a title in the sub-category that i must see so I can consider putting more effort into the search.
My ambition is to see every anime there is. The first step in doing so (yes, I know it is impossible) is to gather a list of anime titles. Suprisingly, especially for a western fan, even finding a list of what anime titles there are is suprisingly difficult. Thus these names have come from all sorts of sources. Certainly books like the Anime Movie Guide have been good but so has the Web and Usenet (rec.arts.anime.misc). Likewise if you know of a title that doesn't exist on this page, or an error in the titles listed, please feel very free to mail me.
These are some videos i've got my hands on, but could easily have managed without. They're not reviews because I don't care enough about the title and / or only watched it partially (or in fast forward). Don't get me wrong, I don't mind fairly strong content in anime, it's an all ages medium after all, but i've little tolerance for low quality. And sadly a lot of hentai seems to sell so well that quality is not a required component.
In addition some hentai will probably end up here for unacceptable content. Since this is a difficult line to define I actually wrote up my best effort here and may refer to it when dismissing a title. Any feedback on this document would be welcome, but no one seems to mind/care so far. And it has the advantage of making reviewing much easier.
The main point of this section is so that if someone gives you a random title you'll have some idea of what it is, and thus whether you care enough to get a viewing. You might well find that you disagree with me on some of these... that's fine, these are only hints and not serious reviews. If you think i've really missed the point feel free to e-mail me with your best arguments.