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 explained.
“Gasaraki stands in stark opposition (Evengelion), parading around no sexy babes and launching no super-robots. Those aren’t Ryosuke Takahashi’s style; he’s at his best when the tale is one of military intrigue and ancient ritual, where a solitary man can do more for the world than the mightiest weapon.”
Next up is a spotlight on Gundan Wing Endless Waltz OVA/Movie. I forgot how many storylines that series had and that the OVA tried to have closure for a lot of them.
I like this article a lot. The history of mecha anime.The Beginning: Tetsuwan Atom vs Tetsujin 28; The Explosion: Mazinger Z vs Getter Robo; The Transition Gundm VS. Macross. So much mecha info.
Voice actor for Slayers’ Xellos, David Moo get profiled. He would later be the voice of Sanji in the 4Kids dub of One Piece.
My favorite cosplay photo of this bunch is Brak!
This ADV ad is confusing. Bubblegum Crisis 2040 is not in space and does not have giant robots, just sleek mech suits. Martian Successor Nadesico is in space, has old school mecha with Gekiganger 3 and doesn’t have a lot of sex appeal.
Anime The Tiim Forgot: Maze
Anime That Time Forgot: SIN The Movie on DVD and VHS.
Anime That Time Forgot: Virtua Fighter on VHS. Not everything was DVD yet.