Surprise! Another Sailor Moon cover. Anime winks creep me out. They look so odd.
Peacock King – Spirit Warrior – Still amazes me that there are commercial anime releases that I’ve never heard of.
The focus of this issue is convention season.
Anime Expo 1997 – July 4-6 1997 (3 days not 4) – 1,200 person-long reg line on Friday with a 3 hour wait – SEE Nothing changes 😉 (barcode reg is shortening everything including Dragon*Con) Total Attendance at Anime Expo 1997 was an estimated 3,600. Times that number by 10 and some change and you have the attendance increase in the past 15 years.
Project A-Kon 8 – Dallas, TX – no con report but some of these photos are from the con.
Next up is a page illustrating the way a Neon Genesis Evangelion manga page is converted to 1990’s comic book standards. Take a look at the extent of adaptation that had to be made back then. So glad this is not the case now. Left to Right flipping is a thing of the past.
Full page ad for Ghost in the Shell Special Edition movie from Manga Video.
- The Special Edition DVD sold for $29.98 with a 30 minute extra.
- The VHS English dub release sold for $24.98
- The VHS Subtitled release sold for $34.98.
HUH? The DVD has better picture, dual language tracks yet the subtitled VHS sold for a $5 premium? That is bat shit crazy.
ADV Films offering this month offers a title that I have never heard of: “Debutante Detective Corps” Wow. Check this trailer from ADV – Fun writing and fan service.
Did you know that Katsuhiro Otomo’s Steamboy movie was first announced in Animerica August 1997? This movie didn’t release in Japan until 2004.