Overall this book is a decent catalogue of Anime titles. It gives some general information such as the year the show/movie came out and what aliases it may go by. I have 2 issues with the book, however. The first is short and the second is long:
1) The entries range in size from a single, short paragraph to almost a full page. The details that are given out vary as well. For some Anime, all you are given is a quick, one paragraph description; barely enough to help you make a choice, if you were thinking of buying the anime, for example, and wanted more information. Other entries will go on for many columns, yet focus on things like backstories from behind the anime, and trivia *surrounding* the anime, with little detail on the show itself.
2) A few entries (like AD Police Files) really show the author's sexist, anti-male side. The author will point out anime that they consider 'misogynistic' or sexist against *women*, yet I never saw a single entry pointing out sexism against males. Like most modern culture, anime does not seem to have an issue with using male characters as punching bags and featuring violence against males as 'sexist' or stereotyping male characters. Yet the author does not feel the need to point out anti-male sexism. One anime title, Strawberry Eggs, is about a male teacher that can't get a job. The only school hiring will only hire women, so he takes on a female personae in order to get the job. Over the course of 13 episodes, he faces prejudice against males, misandry and all manner of anti-male sexism. Yet the author of this book seems to have completely missed ALL of that and instead points out that the main character is 'in drag' (which itself is an anti-male statement). In Ranma ', the fact that the when the character takes on their female side they can get away with a lot more than they can as their male side, nothing pointed out there about anti-male sexism.
Also, the author, almost *venomously* opposes anime like Ah My Goddess and Tenchi Muyo because they find the idea that a woman with divine abilities or a group of women would fall in love with a man, is ludicrous. Like most modern culture, anime has many titles in which many *male* characters are shown being love with or lusting after a single female character, yet *that* is not pointed out as being stupid.
As another reviewer pointed out: encyclopedia's are supposed to be based on facts and information. This one has *way* too much of the author's OPINION.