Ears to another good issue of Animerica. Record of Lodoss War is on the cover.
In this issue, CPM’s US Manga Corp is taking Manga’s subtitle premium pricing model and use it on Tokyo Babylon. English Subtitled VHS $29.95, English Dub $19.95. English dubs are expensive to produce so I keep wondering what was the logic to charge less for the English dub.
I counted 14 instances of “Ranma 1/2 in this months Ranma 1/2 ad from VIZ. Also the VHS Collector’s edition is all giddy about grammatically correct liner notes. LINER NOTES!
Simple and effective Guyver ad from US Renditions.
Pioneer tried to be cute this issue to have their ad look like a 24 pin dot matrix (remember those) newsletter. Pioneer is also doing the higher priced subtitle. Armitage III – Episodes 1 – English subtitle VHS for $29.98 and English dub VHS for $24.98. Laserdisc is $39.98 with sub and dub.
If you want cheaper anime – Manga had the best prices. New Dominion Tank Police 60 minute OVA 1 for $14.98 retail. 90 minutes of Giant Robo VHS for $19.98.
For this issue I wanted to scan the “Coming Soon” release schedule to show the increase in anime access and releases.
Also, I had to scan this month’s fan art section. Lots of Ranma 1/2, Battle Angel, Tenchi Muyo, Urusei Yatsura, a cabbit and Urd from Ah! My Goddess.
It’s a small quarter page ad, but check out AnimEigo’s ad for Rupin III. Lupin the 3rd has had many names. (Hint: Google “Chase Tracer”)
A.D. Vision’s VHS ad for Samurai Showdown debuts their new logo. The initials A.D.V. makes it’s first appearance.
Judging from TEC Sale’s hentai retail ad, they call out Rei Rei as “Our Number 1 Best Seller!” – People love tentacles on the VHS cover. When it doubt – add tentacles.
The last ad is a total non sequitur – A software program ad for Felix The Cat, Hello Kitty and Kerpoppi. The problem is that you have read really carefully that they are selling a computer stationary program. Odd.