Scott Green recently reviewed The Anime Encyclopedia, Revised & Expanded Edition in Ain't It Cool News. Here are a few short excerpts from the extensive review:
It is obvious that some intense measures needed to be carried out in order to remain sane while writing about EVERY anime.
While the criteria for evaluation seems fairly, universally applied, anime fans are passionate about their favorites and in all likelihood, while tracking down a personal top list, most fans will find an assessment with which they strongly disagree. The positive side to this idea driven approach is that the encyclopedia gets energized in works that explore concepts in unique manners.