Category Archives: Anime Magazines

Dead English Language Anime Magazines: “Protoculture Addicts”

Publisher: Claude J. Pelletier, Ianvs Publications, Protoculture Enr, Protoculture, Christopher Macdonald, Protoculture, Inc. Format: 170mm x 240mm (Comic Size), 167mm x 255mm (Comic Size), B5, 207mm x 270mm (Standard Magazine Size) Genre/Type: Anime, Manga, Japanese Live Action, Japanese Music, Convention … Continue reading

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The Obscurities in the Western Connection Catalogue: “Samurai Gold”

Release Date: 19 September 1994 Format: PAL VHS, Japanese Dialogue with English Subtitles Runtime: 60 mins Catalogue Number: WEST018 Japanese Title: Toyamazakura Uchucho Yatsu no Nawa Gold (Cosmic Commander of the Toyama Cherry Trees: His Name is Gold) Japanese Production … Continue reading

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Dead Anime Magazines in English: “Animag”

Publisher: Animag, Pacific Rim Publishing Company, Malibu Graphics Format: A4 Genre/Type: Anime, some manga, some convention coverage Years Active: 1987 – 1993 Issues Published: 15 As the 1980’s wore on, anime in North America slowly increased its popularity almost by stealth. In … Continue reading

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Dead Anime Magazines in English: “Anime-zine”

Publisher: Robert Fenelon, Beverly Headley, Minstrel Press Inc Format: A4 Genre/Type: Anime, some tokusatsu coverage, some western animation Years Active: 1986 – 1988 Issues Published: 3 During my initial years in anime fandom, especially in those early pre-internet years, one … Continue reading

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Long Lost Japanese Anime Magazines Part 4 (of 4)

In the final segment of this series we’re looking at the first decade of the 21st century. Unlike previous segments, I don’t own a single issue of any of these magazines, so I’m going off other people’s descriptions of them. … Continue reading

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Long Lost Japanese Anime Magazines Part 3 (of 4)

After “Evangelion” tore its way through the landscape of Japanese animation and became a runaway hit, many companies decided to cash in like mad and pumped as much product as they could onto the airwaves. The main method for doing … Continue reading

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Long Lost Japanese Anime Magazines Part 2 (of 4)

In this second part of the series we’ll be looking at the magazines which made their debut from the mid 1980’s to towards the late 1990’s. This was a period where the Original Video Animation (OVA) format made its mark, … Continue reading

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