Martian Successor Nadesico was one of the first dubbed shows I watched and collected. The show got me interested in Kia Asamiya (I have Silent Mobius and his Batman DC Comics graphic novel) and Keiji Goto, who later went to create Kiddy Grade – the first anime that I was the responsible for launching for FUNimation.
The Editor’s page shows that this issue starts the 8th year for Animerica.
I included the full Martian Successor Nadesico feature as well as the interview with Kia Asamiya. I love that the Nadesico uniforms were inspired by Star Trek – The Next Generation.
Anime That Time Forgot: Voogie’s Angel
I like the informational specs for each review like this one for Tenchi in Tokyo Volume 8 – The anime label, language format, run time and episode count, SRP, Product number and a little bit of summary.
I love that the Pioneer ad for Sol Bianca The Legacy had a 1-800 phone number for consumers to call. I assume it went straight to voice mail to leave a message.
Anime That Time Forgot: Pet Shop of Horrors.
Interesting internet marketing promotion. You have to buy the VHS tape for the password to enter a contest. I wonder how many did that and who was the first person to post the password on a site so others didn’t have to.
MegaCon had a good anime presence for early 2000. I was there in 2004 and 2005. After that, it faded. I love that sci-fi author Harlan Ellison was spotlighted in this ad.
Anime That Time Forgot: Geobreeders
Anime That Time Forgot: Dragoon, Spell Wars and Dragon Half
“This is the first time an America company has tackled such a complicated toy license” – Macross Plus
This is the state of anime on tv in 2000.
I love these fan art contests.