Writer's Note: I am still expanding on this article. I wanted a draft out the day of Crunchyroll's Anime Awards Show held 11 years to the date. February 24, 2007 marked the height of the anime boom – ADV’s The Anime Network’s 1st Annual Anime Awards. In the coming months, Suncoast and other music stores, where anime and manga was sold, began closing at an increasing … [Read more...]
Issues Remaining to Post: July 2000-2005
Published by VIZ Media. Animerica was the anime magazine in the 90s.
What I Post: Cover, ads, editor credits, table of contents, one main feature, fan art, convention coverage, and notable news.
So much mecha in one magazine! The History of Mecha Anime Part 1 is the highlight. I bought the majority of Gasaraki at Movie Trading Company as used singles. I might have bought one new. It was a confusion show at times. Not one I'd rewatch. The mecha was cool - the Votoms guy Ryosuke Takahashi worked on it. I should have read this spotlight article, lots of nuance gets … [Read more...]
This month's highlight are a few articles on Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin. The first goes over the OVA series released as Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal in the US. I haven't watch this series, but I have seen well over 10 anime music videos encapsulating the drama at various anime conventions. Samurai emo. The second article goes over the historical context. Rurouni … [Read more...]
Vision of Escaflowne is the main feature for this issue. The writer of this feature, Egan Loo, is the Senior Editor at Anime News Network. Escaflowne was first box set I purchased as an anime collector rather than casual viewer. The set was released on my birthday in 2002. The set came in two boxes, one for the 8 disc DVD and one that contained the Black Guymelef … [Read more...]
2000 was a great year for Anime on TV. Once something gets huge, there are always copycats. Transformers begat Go-bots and Pokemon begat Monster Rancher. Highlights below include Monster Rancher feature, 2000 was becoming great year for anime on tv, Interview with White Radish Productions, review of Volume 1 DVD of Gundam Wing and voice actor interview of Veronica Taylor … [Read more...]