FEATURE: Japanese Anime Magazine Retrospective: "OUT" in 1986

The anime market started flooding with OVA (Original Video Animation) titles

The most featured TV anime by the OUT magazine's 1986 issues was Blue Comet SPT Layzner produced by Sunrise. Layzner was the Sunrise's fourth robot anime series directed by Ryosuke Takahahi, following Fang of the Sun Dougram (1981-1983), Armored Trooper Votoms (1983-1984), and Panzer World Galient (1984-1985). Unfortunately the TV series was cancelled at the 38th episode and some of the untold story were explained in the OVA episode released later. Also many notable OVA (Original Video Animation) titles were produced this year such as; Project A-ko, Gall Force, Windaria, Mujigen Hunter Fandora, Megazone 23 - Part II, and MD Geist

 

January 1986 issue

Cover: Arion

Illustration by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko


Poster: Arion

Illustration by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko


February 1986 issue

Cover: Dirty Pair

Illustration by Kenichi Onuki

 

Poster: Renny Ai from Ninja Senshi Tobikage (aka Ninja Robots in the US)

Illustration by Toshihiro Hirano


April 1986 issue

Cover: Blue Comet SPT Layzner

Illustration by Moriyasu Taniguchi


Poster: Arion

Illustration by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko


Poster: Doris from Vampire Hunter D

Illustration by Noriyasu Yamauchi


June 1986 issue

Cover: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ

Illustration by Yasuhiro Seo


Poster: Blue Comet SPT Layzner

Illustration by Fumiko Kishi


Poster: Project A-ko

Illustration by Katsuhiko Nishijima


July 1986 issue

Cover: B-ko from Project A-ko

Illustration by Katsuhiko Nishijima


Poster: Blue Comet SPT Layzner

Illustration by Kouji Aisaka

 

Poster: Megazone 23: Part II

Illustration by Yasuomi Umetsu

 

September 1986 issue

Cover: Blue Comet SPT Layzner

Illustration by Fumiko Kishi

 

Poster: Project A-ko

Illustration by Yuji Moriyama

 

Poster: Blue Knight Berserga Story (Armored Trooper Votoms spin-off novel)

Illustration by Hiroyuki Hatake

 

October 1986 issue

Feature: Sunrise Space Story Part 1: Earth

Illustration by Kenichi Onuki

 

November 1986 issue

Cover: Cham Huau (Aura Battler Dunbine) and Lillith Fuau (Heavy Metal L-Gaim)

Illustration by Tomonori Kokawa and Satoru Nakamura

 

December 1986 issue

Cover: OVA "Katsugeki Shoujo Tanteidan"

Illustration by Yu Eguchi

 

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