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Sunday, 28 September 2014

April 1990 Pt.2 Anime V magazine.

April was still with us, and the postman delivered on time. First to drop though the letterbox was 'Anime V' (New Video Magazine.). It was at a time when Japanese Animators could shine, Anime was not bound by a 20 minute kids show on TV networks, new outlets had emerged, the Video Rental market mostly VHS video tapes, and the collectors market dominated by the LaserDisc (LD). 
 
This freedom gave rise to a plethora of magazines devoted to this home entertainment market (sadly some publishing runs did not last), with the OAV (Original Animation Video) or sometimes referred to as OVA ( Original Video Animation). Animation studios staked their reputation on original stories, and tested the water with a transfer from a manga or a popular novella, but not all OVAs came out on all of these formats.

[Note: Other formats such as S-VHS, VHD (Video High Density – a laserdisc technology from JVC) .] 

The example are used to briefly show you the contents and style in this short pictorial introduction of the Japanese Anime Magazine “Anime V ”.
 'Anime V' (New Video Magazine.), First Published in June 1985 by Gakken Co., Ltd. (学習研究社 ) Consisting of 140 pages (including the front & back covers), #4 April 1990 (Vol. 52).
 The first few pages featured are about  the OVA 'Hades Project Zeorymer'.

[Note: Anime V started its monthly print on September 1986 with Volume 9. Gakken also published the monthly Anime magazine Animedia. You can see the publisher's name on the spine of the magazines 学習研究社©.]
Well it's the Contents page!
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OVA No. 7 of Bubblegum Crisis - "Double Vision"
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 OVA 'Sol Bianca'
OVA  'Blue Sonnet'
The short story  'Takegami'  Pages 39-45

 OVA Takegami: Guardian of Darkness
OVA 1-4 Hades Project Zeorymer
 OVA 1-4 Hades Project Zeorymer

OVA 1-4 Hades Project Zeorymer
OVA 1-4 Hades Project Zeorymer
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 "New Items"
 
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 First OVA of 'Sol Bianca' & 'Hi-Speed Jecy' a little know OVA series, bothin my TOP 5.
 Fan Artwork.
 OVA Of 'What's Mickael?' insightful & Funny about cats and people.
 A sealed 8 page section at the back of 'Anime V' the would belong on the top shelf.
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 The one the only 'Devilman' by Go Nagai.

I hope that this disply gives a fare overview of what 'Anime V' was all about.
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