Cover feature was Hayao Miyazaki. This is years before Princess Mononoke and Disney’s exclusive deal to bring all of Studio Ghibli to the states. Porco Rosso is referenced as The Crimson Pig. I still haven’t watch enough of Miyazaki’s films. Perhaps this project will get me to spend a couple of evenings of movie watching to catch up.
An article “Back to Viz-ness With New Video Line” (can’t pass up a pun) states that VIZ will start a new video imprint called VIZ Video as early as November 1993. Mermaid’s Scar and Ranma 1/2 were mentioned as the two titles they will start to release. This is big news you get from magazine. This news didn’t immediately online and posted to news sites or social networks like Twitter. The way this news spread was most likely through anime clubs, zines, IRC chat, Prodigy, AOL and Compuserve message boards. (I miss the word zines)
The back cover features an OVA which I wish I could watch, be it not for James Cameron and rights issues. Battle Angel on VHS August 21st 1993 from A.D.Vision. Two 30-minute OVA episodes with English subtitles.
First Appearance Ad: Dark Image Entertainment – I like their content warning “All contain profanity and violence” Yeeeeaaaah! Sign me up!
Also when I read the cover for US Manga Corps “Harmagedon” I revert to my adolescent brain and call it “Harma-gettin-it-on” Ahhh yeah…