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Thursday, 8 February 2018

July 1990 Pt.2 Anime V magazine.

'Anime V' (New Video Magazine.), Published by Gakken Co., Ltd. (学習研究社) Consisting of  148 pages (including the front & back covers), #7 July 1990 (Vol. 55) Priced at 500 Yen. 

The little magazine that could (being the smallest in size of the major Anime magazines), packed full of colour pages of the latest OVA's (Original Video Animation, or sometimes referred to as OAV's - Original Animation Video), as well as Video Cassette and Laser Disk releases of older Anime shows.

Reminder: Anime V's contents covers Anime that is not always suitable for children.

What follows is a brief pictorial snapshot to illustrate the style and contents. 

 #7 July 1990 (Vol. 55)  Sonic Soldier Borgman?

Anime pillows, not exactly a Dakimakura :- Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers (aka Ronin Warriors).

Contents page

 AD. Police (OAV)

Sonic Soldier Borgman.

Sonic Soldier Borgman. 

Iczer 3.

Iczer 3.

Kimagure Orange Road:"heart on fire".



A-ko The Versus – Battle 2. “Blue Side”

Shuten Doji 2


Rhea Gall Force – Earth Chapter

Exper Zenon  (Manga).

Exper Zenon & Exper Venom (Manga).

 The NEW Items for July 1990

The NEW Items for July 1990

The NEW Items for July 1990

The NEW Items for July 1990

More Artwork, and Yes the paper is that colour!

Next month (August 1990).

Armored Trooper VOTOMS (TV Perfect Collection on Laser Disk). 

Fan Art.

More Fan Artwork.

Nineteen 19 (Seinen) story by Shou Kitagawa.






Lightning Trap - Leina & Laika (OVA).

Gall Force  & Iczer 3.

GoShogun (aired in 1981).

1?, 2?  3.Shuten Doji .

Mature OVAs.



The back cover.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

July 1990 Pt. 1 Animedia magazine.

Animedia - First Published in July 1981 by Gakken Co., Ltd. Consisting of 138 pages (including the front & back covers), #7 July 1990 (No 108) 9th. Anniversary Issue.

As I've said this was one of the ways I got my monthly Anime news. On the whole it does look like Animedia focuses on TV shows, and a younger patron.

Not being able myself to translate the Japanese details of the contents of this magazine, what you get is solely from the few English words and the recognizable animation stills, and illustrations\artwork, and that just suited me just fine back in the 1990's.

[NOTE: with hindsight and Japanese websites (plus Google Translate) and Wikipedia to cross reference to the facts to fill in the gaps post 2010 are getting better.] 

[NOTE: With thanks to D. Kirwin for helping label a few Anime from their photographs.]

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water.

9th. Anniversary Issue.

This would be a long list..!

 City Hunter

 Mashin Hero Wataru

 More..... City Hunter


 Ranma 1/2 & Mado King Grandzort


 Fūma no Kojirō (Kojiro of the Fuma Clan) & Captain Tsubasa
Yamato 2, & Utsunomiko.

More Anime Ads.


 Lupin III

Tenkū Senki Shurato (Legend of Heavenly Sphere Shurato)


 Carol OVA.


 Fan art.

  Fan art.

 A little printed manga. ?

Monthly Manga.


Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu (Legend of the Galactic Heroes)
Nadia from The Secret of Blue Water.


How to draw emotions.  

 Cyber City OEDO 808  &  ?

 SD Ultraman. 

 More OVAs.

 Dragon Ball Z

Shuten Doji (aka Star Demon)  &  Far East of Eden.

Record of Lodoss war Ad.  ? CLAMP ?

 A-KO the Vs,   & ?

  Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water.


 Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water.

 Dragon Quest.

NG Knight Lamune and 40

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl!


More ads. ??

Back cover (Toho Video) ?