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FEATURE: Japanese Anime Magazine Retrospective: "OUT" in 1988

The year of "AKIRA" and "Gundam: Char's Counterattack"

Any anime history book mentions that 1988 was an important year by reason of the release of Katsuhiro Otomo's epoch-making film AKIRA, the highest budget anime film at the time (production cost:1 billion yen). So many foreign people learned what "anime" was for the first time by this film in later years.

 

Another notable anime film of this year must be Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack. The film concluded the long rivalry story between Char Aznable and Amuro Ray for 14 years since the first Gundam series. It is still the best Gundam movie in my opinion. 

 

January 1988 issue

 Cover: Red Photon Zillion

 Illustration by Tatsunoko Production

 

Movie "Lupin III: The Plot of the Fuma Clan" ad


"City Hunter" TV series VHS&VHD ad



April 1988 issue

  Cover: Quess Paraya from Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack 

  Ilustration by Kikuko Kawata


Back cover: Urusei Yatsura: The Final Chapter



May 1988 issue

 Cover: Anime Sanjushi/ Anime Three Musketeers

 Illustration by Akira Okamoto

 

OVA "Six God Combination Godmars: The Legend of 17 Years Old" ad


August 1988 issue

 Cover: Red Photon Zillion

 Illustration by Akira Okamoto

 

OVA "Project A-ko 3: Cinderella Rhapsody" & "Vampire Princess Miyu" ad

 

September 1988 issue

  Cover: AKIRA

  Illustration by Akira Okamoto

 

Back Cover: "Kimagure Orange Road" song clips video

 

November 1989 issue

 (only 1989 issue I have now...)

  Cover: Mister Ajikko

  Illustration by Masahiro Kase


OVA "Assemble Insert" ad

 ・based on the manga by Masami Yuki (Mobile Police Patlabor, Birdy the Mighty)

 

OVA "Angel Cop vol.2" ad

 

OVA "Yoroiden Samurai Trooper (aka: Ronin Warriors): Kikoutei Densetsu" ad



 

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