The cover is Gatchaman Tatsunoko greatness, but I think The Slayers feature is the best part of this issue. If you want to introduce your friends to Slayers, send them to read this feature scan. That’s kinda it on the main items to cover. Onto the highlights of this issue. Lots of 90s ads.
- Urban Vision uses an accent in the word anime. Plus this cringe worthy copy “The latest and greatest animation releases for every boy and girl.”
- Those Who Hunt Elves – Never seen it but I remember people asking questions about this title at several ADV industry con panels in the 2000s.
- The price hike from English Dub VHS to English Subtitled VHS has now dropped to a $5 difference. The English subtitle version costs more, but in reality producing an English dub costs more than an English subtitle release. Just a little bit of profit grabbing that every studio did back then.
- I have about 15 volume of Five Star Stories but not a full set. Maybe I should make this an Ebay and Amazon Marketplace challenge.
- Did anyone reading this become a member of CPM’s Mangamania Club of America? What was it?
- Enjoy 4 pages of scanned beach themed anime fan art.
- I have the Lisa Hayes/ Misa Hayase figure from ToyCom’s Macross Do You Remember Love figure set.
- I liked that a UK retailer/distributor put an ad in Animerica because the magazine also had UK distribution. Bravo.
- Another anime that time forgot: Fake from Media Blasters.
- Not to be upstaged, ADV presents two titles time forgot: The Adventures of Kotetsu and Galaxy Freulein Yuna.
- Also, ADV sold Those Who Hunt Elves with a $5 difference in English sub and dub, in this ad the difference is $10. Too much inconsistency. I would have been irked it I collected anime back then.
- The term “Box Sets” is getting used more starting with this article and last month’s Pioneer ad promoting full series collection sets housed in a box. Hmmmm…box sets.
- I leave you with reader pics from Animerica’s “My Prize and I” where winners take a picture of their contest prize and it gets posted to the magazine. Great way to get a sense of style and fashion of the late 90s.
Brandy Boyle says
On page 83, in the lower right-hand corner, is my dad, with his Irresponsible Captain Tylor VHS. We lost him a year ago. I came across this site on accident, and was definitely taken back to some happier days…dad began getting Animerica Magazine in the early 90s…and BAM!, here he is…!
Thank you so much for this. It make my heart so happy.