Happy New Year! It’s 1996 in anime history. Space Adventure Cobra is on the cover. I wonder how many people got influenced to check anime out through Matthew Sweet’s Girlfriend video featuring this series.
There is a great interview of Buichi Terasawa and he proclaims his love of the movie Barbarella.
The fun part of going through old Animerica’s is finding anime shows that I’ve never heard of. Garaga and Legend of Lemnear from US Manga Corps are two of them.
Few interesting articles to read. I scanned “The Year in Manga and Anime, 1995) to show you was was airing in Japan at publication time: Neon Genesis Evangelion just got on broadcast TV, alog with Slayers, Wedding Peach Fushigi Yugi, and the Tenchi Muyo TV series.
Next up is a close up scan of the icons and terms for AnimeIcon – each icon represents a different theme. My favorite icons are Courtesy Breasts, Idol Singers, and Mondo Mecha.
Hooray for three more pages of anime fan art. Dragon Ball Z fan art starts to take hold of this feature.
So this Street Fighter movie had songs from Alice in Chains, SilverChair, KMFDM and Korn? Wha ha?
Software Sculptors has a 2 page spread ad and the first appearance of Slayers.
Animessages has one remaining “Message from the President” to publish. This one by the late Carl Macek and it offers sage advice. Best quote “The concept of bringing out the best that the anime community has to offer has been offset by the lure of quick money” – Those are very true words.
If you want a good lesson in Anime history, I urge you to listen to the ANNCast interview with Carl Macek. If you like this project of reading old ads and getting a sense of US anime history, you will enjoy this interview.
Manga ad: Manga Man is still creepy. Creepy. Creepy. I NEED to know his origin.
And for anyone who doubted ADV and SoftCel were part of the same company – Exhibit A. SoftCel hentai ad had the lower 1/3 of this AD Vision ad for Cutey Honey. (I breast my case, your honor –I mean rest)