FEATURE: Japanese Anime Magazine Retrospective: "Fanroad" in 1984

Anime, tokusatsu, toys from 1984!

Another Japanese anime magazine I bought regularly in 1980s was Fanroad published by Rapport. It was a sister magazine of Animec which was one of the oldest anime magazine (1978-1987). Fanroad focused more on contributions from anime/manga/tokusatsu fans and amateur creators in Japan. On the other hand, the magazine featured nice posters and pinups in every issues. Feel the atmosphere of Japan in the 80s!

 

 

March 1984 issue

*the oldest issue I have now

Features: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer, Seiun Kamen Machineman,

DAICON FILM's tokusatsu series Kaiketsu Noutenki

 

April 1984 issue

Features: Wingman, Tomoyo Harada in Shonen Kenya, Jackie Chan in Project A


 

Poster: DAICON FILM's tokusatsu series Kaiketsu Noutenki 2 (official site)

Starring by Yasuhiro Takeda (general manager of GAINAX now)

 

 

Ad for Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons VHS in May 1984 issue

 

 

July 1984 issue

Features: Urusei Yatsura, Lupin the 3rd, Tomoyo Harada in Early Spring Story

 

August 1984 issue

Features: Masakazu Katsura's Wingman

 

Ad for BANDAI's MSX PC game featuring Gundam, Ultraman, Godzilla, Vifam

 

Back cover: ad for Heavy Metal L-Gaim festival  

 

Poster: Hiroshi Tsuburaya as Dai Sawamura in Space Sheriff Shaider


November 1984 issue back cover: TAKARA'a Combat Joe Godzilla


December 1984 issue

Faeture: Tongari Bōshi no Memoru


Poster: Tongari Bōshi no Memoru


Poster: Fist of the North Star TV series

 


 

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