For the first issue of 1997, Magic Knight Rayearth is the cover.
- First retail callout in an ad for Best Buy.
- First mention of MIXX Zine debuting in coming months – Tokyopop is coming. First appearance of Sailor Moon manga in the US.
- First appearance of InuYasha – Rumiko Takahashi’s brand new manga.
- First mention of this new DVD technology. When will it get to anime?
- Patlabor ad gives you to the choice of buying the 5 individual VHS volumes for $29.98 each or buy the box set for $119.95 – a 29.95 difference of savings if you bought the box set.
- ADV’s ad features Rei and the 2nd volume of Goldenboy. Plus you can now get Evangelion on Laserdisc – 4 episodes for $59.98.