The ’90s was full of hot pink, black, blue and purple, gradients and starburts. Tokyopop/MixxZine was the epitome of this look. The 1998 issues of Mixx Zine are a wankfest of photoshop layers, gradients and effects.
I really don’t understand the editorial in all these issues. A female oriented manga magazine with all all the voice of b-boys who, in the credits page are “just kinda hangin’ out in our office, chillin’ ” and use of “u” for you and “8” for eight, “4” and “b4” and any chance to use the “X” or “K” when it’s not supposed to be there but they do it for the “kix”
Highlights from this issue:
- A 3D Sailor Moon video game? Well, sort of 3D in ’90s standards. This CD-Rom video game is called “The 3D Adventures of Sailor Moon”
Want to see what actual game footage to see what game looks like? Go here.
Want to buy the game on eBay? Go here.
The quotes are hilarious:
- “Move Over, Morphin Sailor Moon is Coming” -Washington Post
- “Watch out Barbie” – Forbes
- Girls Get Their Own Superhero – Toronto Sun
- Mixx Zine ad for their Japanese dating sim game “Graduation.” There is no rating on this game. Did anyone play/remember it?
- Mixx announces plans for Graphic Novels. (more mentions of “u” for you – gag) Magic Knight Rayearth and Sailor Moon are the first titles.
- I am so confused on this MixxMoney scheme and their MixxMall. They call their readers “Mixxers”
- Ad for their other new magazine Smile! A “fashion and foto” magazine –This ad is so hilariously bad at capturing what people picture what the ’90s were about.
- The only good part of this issue besides the Sailor Moon ad is the anime fan art page.
- And what better to put a Dragon Ball Z VHS/DVD ad targeted to mass action boys than to place it in a manga magazine targeted to teenage girls.
- If the next issues are like this, expect more snark.
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