I was going through my longboxes and I dug up this little gem.
Some of you might be too young to had been around for this, but back in the day, in order to get manga into comic shops, companies like Viz would release titles in a comics sized format in single issues.
Ad for Battle Angel Alita from the Viz Street Fighter II The Movie manga.
I know localization is a pretty controversial subject, and people like their translations as literal as possible these days, but Battle Angel Alita rolls off the tongue a little easier than Gunnm.
My Anime magazine March 1985
Photo reblogged from with 14 notes
Reminder that you only have 3 days to pledge towards Hurricane Polymar on Anime Sols! Poor Polymar still needs over $16k to get funded. Can Tatsunoko fans pull together and raise the money in time? It seems unlikely at this point, but hey—stranger things have happened! If you’re passionate about the series, be sure to spread the word along!
Ippongi Bang, nerdy farmgirl turned manga-ka 90s celebrity
"In her overseas visits BANG schmoozed, got drunk and kissed American fans; meanwhile, Antarctic Press printed "Ippongi Bang Trading Cards" and foldout posters showing her in various outfits. Before Felicia Day, before Apollo Smile (anyone remember her?), she was the first Geek’s Dream Girl. (For that matter, this was before Geek’s Dream Girl). Rumiko Takahashi may have been more famous, but Ippongi BANG would actually come to your convention and party with you.”
Crying Freeman artist Ryoichi Ikegami.
From Designers’ Workshop, 1988.
This is what we were talking about earlier. This is DiC’s promo video for Sailor Moon and things are still hilariously in the development stage. It particular, Ami is named Blue, Tuxedo Mask is the Masked Tuxedo, and
Record breaking ratings and SHARES
Most of what I share is merchandise, but I think this video is really hilariously important. I mention it in most of my panels, and I mention it when I’m talking to new Sailor Moon fans. It’s SO worth watching, even if just for the lol’s and wow’s.
Fun fact: the series Samurai Pizza Cats was based on the SNL skit Samurai Deli.
Another fun fact: I’m a liar.
Hobby Japan EX, Summer 1993
Original Dirty Pair OAV Vol. 1 (Masayoshi Tanidabe, 1987)
Urusei Yatsura: TV Series 1 (Mamoru Oshii, 1981)
Throwback Thursday! Here is the very first Right Stuf catalog! You can find out about the very first title, Astro Boy in the Anime Resources section of the website at http://stuf.it/1jqM9y6.
Today, I found an old ad for my university’s anime club. (Formerly a part of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club) Judging by the date and contemporary cartoons mentioned, I estimate that this is from 1992.
Anime fans sure had a lot to prove back then, didn’t they?
A long time ago I saw these Urusei Yatsura batteries on a forum and quickly saved all the pictures… I’m sorry I can’t give credit, but I thought they were AMAZING JESUS LOOK AT THEM OMFG I CAN’T ANYMORE LOOOOOOOOK AT THE SPACE TAXI DRIVER WHO SUCKED UP ALL THEIR OIL IN EPISODE ONE OOOOOOOH MY GOD AAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHH
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