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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

February 1990 Pt2. Japanese Anime Magazines

The fruits of establishing a rapport with a little Japanese book shop called 'Books Nippon' (Nippon Shuppan Hanbai) based in London.

Not reading a word of Japanese did nothing to hinder my enthusiasm for Anime and Manga, and with no monthly English magazines being produced at the time, you needed to go to the source, and there were a few Japanese magazine focusing on Anime. 
 
'Animage',
'Animedia',
'Anime V' (New Video Magazine.),
'Newtype' (the moving pictures magazine.).

In picking up an issue of each of the most popular 4 magazines, I then decided to selected 3 of the magazines for mail-order subscription to test the water so to speak, and see what all the fuss was about!

[Note: at a off the self cost of £7.99 then and at today's value (inflation) would be £15.38 each.]

[Note: Little did I know at the time, that 'Animage' ran the infrequent serialization of the comic-book 'Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind' - Written and illustrated by Hayao Miyazaki, one of my all time favourites! - What a fool]

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