Fushigi Yugi is on the cover of the first issue of Animerica in 1998.
In the Letter From the Editor – Trish Ledoux announces she is taking a four-month sabbatical from the magazine. Take a read. That’s quiet a workload and it shows a passion for anime and manga.
Urban Vision ads get ‘slightly better” but they don’t call it anime it’s “Alternative Animation” You know, it’s the 90s – everything cool is alternative.
Ad for MegaCon in Orlando, Florida. I’ve been to the con several times in the mid 2000s.
This might be the first Right Stuf ad. It’s for The Irresponsible Captain Tylor.
I haven’t seen Fushigi Yugi but I know the premise from all the AMVs and watching “This Is Otakudom” at Otakon.
Did you know that Glenn Danzig produced manga? Verotik was his company for English translated manga. Here is the 3 minute promo video for Satanika that is reference in this article. It was produced by Madhouse with character designs by Yoshiaki Kawajiri and story boards by Taro Rin.
The next news article shows the two juggernauts that will transform anime fandom. Dragon Ball Z and Pocket Monsters – they haven’t been renamed to Pokemon yet for the states.
VIZ has an ad for releasing Dragon Ball manga.
The fan art gallery is unique this month. They devote a whole page to envelope art and one page to Christmas trees.
Anime Nation page is quite cute. Lots of Sailor Moon fandom.
The last page is a look at the upcoming 1998 Anime Convention calendar.
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