Back in 1998-99 these Animerica issues had lots of promotion for Video Girl Ai. I eventually got this series in 2009 in a Right Stuff sale for cheap and have yet to watch it. But that’s not really the focus of this issue for me. It’s the Urusei Yatsura feature.
I had no idea that the Urusei Yatsura manga went from 1978 to 1987 and that there were 195 episodes. This is one show that I would like to see streaming on Hulu or Netflix. It’s still referenced and talked about, but few people have access to learn about and watch it.
I’ll be scanning these series features when they are shows that have stood the test of time.
Other highlights from this issue:
- The Seven Types of Anime Girls – Will all the sub-genres of current anime, this list could grow to 10-15.
- Ad for Chibi-Pop Manga. My sister has a copy. I will scan the cover and a couple of pages one day.
- Media Blasters priced the VHS English Dub and VHS English sub of Kite for $19.98. Same price, no $5-$10 increase for the English sub.
- CPM does the same for Slayers VHS.
- Theme for this issues anime fan art is western. Bizarre.
- No idea that this release of Sakura Wars was this old.
- I might have night terrors from this ActionAce toy ad. Too much Pikachu plush.
- This might be the first ad just featuring box sets. Tenchi Muyo! Box set for $119 – 3 discs and THX approved. (I have one of these)
- And I leave you with an ad for Otakon 1999 to be held during July 4th weekend – and Anime Expo was July 16-18.