4 months after the Number 0 premiere issue, Volume 1, Number 1 of Animerica was released. Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Stardust Memory is the cover. I really like how the first issue dropped you into anime fandom. If you were already familiar, there were in-depth interviews with creators and directors. If you were new, there was always paragraphs in each article which acted like a roadmap. For example this issue had a three page timeline of the Universal Century for Gundam.
In each issue, there were two manga features. This issue has the starting chapter of Mermaid Forest (with uncensored mermaid! – on newstands!) and AD Police.
Animerica Volume 1, Issue 1 – March 1993
First Appearance Ads: AnimEigo, Tokuma Publishing, A.D. Vision (Later ADV Films)
Pop Culture Highlights from March 1993:
Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang – Dr. Dre
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
Ordinary World – Duran Duran
Informer – Snow
Two Princes – Spin Doctors
Cat’s In The Cradle- Ugly Kid Joe
Al Pacino won Best Actor for “Scent of a Woman” (hoo ha!)
Northern Exposure and Quantum Leap were still on the air
Brandon Lee was killed during a filming scene of the movie “The Crow”