FEATURE: Japanese Anime Magazine Retrospective: "OUT" in 1985

The year of Z Gundam and magical girls

Obviously, the most featured anime by the OUT magazine's 1985 issues was Mobile Suit Z Gundam, the first sequel to the original Mobile Suit Gundam. It became the top-rated TV series in the history of the Gundam franchise (excluding re-runs). The commercial success of Z Gundam made all of other following Gundam series  possible.

 

January 1985 issue

Cover: Tongari Boushi no Memoru

Illustration by Isamu Tsuchida


Poster: Yui Takanaka from Megazone 23

Illustration by Toshihiro Hirano


February 1985 issue

Feature: Heavy Metal L-Gaim

Illustration by Hiroyuki Kitazume


March 1985 issue

Feature: Urusei Yatsura 3: Remember My Love

Illustration by Akemi Takada


Illustration by Takafumi Hayashi


June 1985 issue

Feature: Sherlock Hound


Poster: Magical Angel Creamy Mami

Illustration by Akemi Takada


July 1985 issue

Cover: Magical Princess Minky Momo

Illustration by Toyoo Ashida


Poster: Quattro Bajeena from Mobile Suit Z Gundam

Illustration: Hiroyuki Kitazume


September 1985 issue

Feature: Mobile Suit Z Gundam

Illustration by Kazumi Fujita


Back cover: Odin: Photon Sailer Starlight


Poster: Magical Angel Creamy Mami

Illustration by Akemi Takada


October 1985 issue

Cover: Beltorchika Irma from Mobile Suit Z Gundam

Illustration by Hiroyuki Kitazume

 

Poster: Beltorchika Irma and Fa Yuiry from Mobile Suit Z Gundam

Illustration by Tomoyuki Konno/Kisaraka Yamada


November 1985 issue

Cover: Quattro Bajeena from Mobile Suit Z Gundam

Illustration: Toshimitsu Kobayashi

 

Poster: Chirico Cuvie from Armored Trooper Votoms

Illustration by Norio Shioyama


December 1985 issue

Cover: "Yuri and Kei at the wedding" from Dirty Pair

Illustration by Kumiko Takahashi

 

Mineva Lao Zabi from Mobile Suit Z Gundam

Illustration by Hiroaki Aida

 

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