The character profiles, glossary, and past synopses are still under construction.
They will all be completed as I find time (which is fleeting nowadays). Please bear with me until then! ^^;;
Though viewable at 600x480, 800x600 and up is recommended. (1200x1024 and up may find the site too narrow, though)
NN4.7/6 or IE5+ is recommended. (rika uses NN6.2/IE6 on win, NN4.7/IE5/NN6 on mac)
(note: Mac IE5/NN6 will do strange things to the menu. I'm trying to fix it so give me a while to figure out how to lay things out
without using the ALIGN element of the IMG tag... ^^;)
I know I don't have any scans other than package fronts. I, being a jpns fan, am one to believe scans aren't really worth my time.
I mean, I would like to show my love by drawing and not pilfering Oda-cchi's art... (that and the fact that I don't want Shueisha
et al. to come after my ass...) -- so if you want scans, feel free to go to the other English OP sites from the links page but please
don't bother me for manga/artbook/anime/etc scans/screencaps. ^^;
As for the package front scans, if I ever get a complaint, I'll take them down. You have been warned. ^^;;
Thanks to all the people who joined the OP International Ring.... but I got sick of waiting for yahoo! to transfer the data to the new (or rather, old)
WebRing (side note: it transferred automatically after all those attempts), so I just created a new OP webring and gave it a
cooler name this time ^^;;
So, if you were a member, or wanted to be, come join the new ring....
Also, something about fanart while I'm at it: jpns fanartists are very (lemme repeat that, VERY) sensitive about
other sites using their stuff (unless it's a gift for that particular site or from a "feel free to pilfer and use on your site"
materials page)... for more about that, read what a collective of such jpns fanartists have to say over at
Online Fanarts Protection, as they have stated their case
in plain English that even idiots can (hopefully) understand. I wholeheartely agree with them, and support
them all the way. I hope you will, too.
The map used above: A map of America, by Diego Gutiérez in 1562: Americae sive quartae
orbis partis nova et exactissima descriptio (Americae sive qvartae orbis partis nova et
exactissima descriptio / avtore Diego Gvtiero Philippi Regis Hisp. etc. Cosmographo; Hiero. Cock
excvde 1562; Hieronymus Cock excude cum gratia et priuilegio 1562.)
Taken from the the "Discovery and Exploration" section of
The Library of Congress Map Collections: 1544 - 1999.