I’m glad that X 1999 became an anime TV series because the movie was artistically weird for me. The anime series reminded me of the X-Men since it was the Seven Seal vs the Seven Harbingers – like a mutant X-Team battling other mutants with different agendas.
I included the Rintaro interview to help with understanding the movie.
This was a good issue for reviews.Included is a review for Trigun Volume 1: The $$60,000,000,000 Man. I always like that title because inflation still exists in the future. I love the date references in the review “Vash is best thought of as a combination of Captain Tylor and the Dirty Pair, with some of City Hunter’s Ryo thrown in for good measure”
Nadia – The Secret of Blue Water is reviewed. This is the first release of ADV Fansubs sub-titled only releases first introduced in the April 2000 issue. I don’t know the reasoning for not putting out a dub on this.
My favorite part of this issue is “IT’S NOT JUST ANIME, IT’S…MANIME”
It’s an article to showcase the manliest of anime. Titles are ranked on a 1 to 4 barbell system. 8 titles are presented: Riding Bean, Wild 7, Violence Jack, Space Adventure Cobra, The Professional: Golgo 12, Dog Soldier, Mad Bull and the Fist of The North Star Movie.
More comments in-between the pages.
Anime That Time Forgot: Photon
I think this is the first year Otakon was held at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Since when did Magic Knight Rayearth get dark and stared a dude?
Expect a lot more Gundam Wing coverage. A lot more.
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