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    Thursday January 9, 2020
  • Tokuma Shoten's Animage Magazine Reaches 500th Issue Milestone

    Its first issue with the "Space Battleship Yamato" cover was published on May 26, 1978

    With the release of its latest February 2020 issue today, Tokuma Shoten's Animage monthly anime magazine reaches its 500th issue. The series featured on the cover and front pages of the memorial issue is the ongoing TV anime Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Friday November 8, 2019
  • Pocket Monsters Anime Featured on Animedia Magazine's Cover for First Time in 22 Years

    The latest TV anime series is set to premiere in Japan on November 17

    Gakken Holdings has revealed the cover of the next December 2019 issue of its anime specialized magazine Animedia to be released in Japan tomorrow, November 9. It is the first time in 22 years that the 38-year-old magazine has featured the Pokémon / Pocket Monsters anime characters on its cover. See the cover featuring the anime's two protagonists after the jump.

  • Tuesday April 11, 2017
  • Gakken Plus' Anime Magazine Animedia Offers Its Digital Edition from This Month

    Some titles are not included due to right issue

    From the current May 2017 issue released on April 10, Gakken Plus's anime magazine Animedia also has its digital edition. This is the first time for a Japanese anime magazine to have its digital edition. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Saturday November 19, 2016
  • Anime Magazine "PASH!" Reprints 10,000 Copies Thanks to "Yuri!!! On ICE" Feature

    Reprinted copies will be available at stores by the end of this month

    The official blog of Shufu to Seikatsusha's monthly anime magazine PASH! confirmed yesterday that its latest December 2016 issue became almost sold out only six days after the release in Japan on November 10, so the publisher has decided to print 10,000 more copies urgently. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Thursday May 26, 2016
  • Gakken's Otomedia Magazine with "Bungo Stray Dogs" Cover Gets Reprints

    Latest issue comes with a "KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhytm" marriage paper

    Japanese publisher Gakken Plus today announced that the newest June 2016 issue of its popular anime specialized magazines for female fans, Otomedia, will get a second print run for the second time in the magazine's history. The main feature of the issue is "June Bride." Hit the jump for mored etails.

  • Friday January 15, 2016
  • Gakken's Two Anime Magazines Get Reprints for the First Time in History

    Animedia will celebrate its 35th anniversary this June

    Japanese publisher Gakken Plus has announced that the latest February 2016 issues of its two popular anime specialized magazines, Animedia and Otomedia, will get a second print run for the first time in both magazines' history. It has been reported that the issues were sold out at many stores soon after they were published on January 9. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Monday January 12, 2015
  • "Gintama" New TV Anime Featured on Animage and Animedia's Latest Issue Covers

    Highly anticipated new TV series is slated for April 2015

    In Japan, major anime magazines are published on 10th of every month. Animage (Tokuma Shoten) and Animedia (Gakken), the latest February 2015 issues of the two magazines are featuring the upcoming new TV series of Gintama on their covers. Check the cover images after the jump.

  • Monday April 9, 2012
  • 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. Fanroad was a sister magazine of Animec which was one of the oldest anime magazine. It focused more on contributions from anime/manga fans and amateur creators in Japan. Check the covers and anime/tokusatsu posters after the jump! 

  • Sunday March 18, 2012
  • FEATURE: Japanese Anime Magazine Retrospective: "Animage" in August 1979

    The summer of the Galaxy Express 999 movie

    One of the oldest Japanese anime magazines in my bookshelves is Animage's 1979 August issue. Tokuma Shoten began publishing it in July 1978, so this was their 14th issue. It was the time before the words such as "Otaku" or "Moe" were born among the anime/manga community in Japan. Revisit the anime titles from 33 years ago after the jump!

  • Monday March 5, 2012
  • 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. Many foreign people learned what "anime" was for the first time by this film in later years. Check the 1988 covers of the OUT magazine after the jump!

  • Sunday February 26, 2012
  • FEATURE: Japanese Anime Magazine Retrospective: "OUT" in 1987

    The rise of "Loli", and OVAs going strong

    Probably the most featured and beloved anime character in 1987 was Elpeo Ple from Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, the direct sequel to Mobile Suit Z Gundam. If memory serves me right, Ple, a 10 year old girl, was one of the earliest anime characters who was recognized and accepted openly as "loli character" by anime fans. Check the OUT's covers of 1987 after the jump.

  • Monday February 20, 2012
  • 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. 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. Check the covers and posters from the mid-1980s after the jump!

  • Monday February 13, 2012
  • 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). Check the covers and illustrations from the magazines after the jump!

  • Monday February 6, 2012
  • FEATURE: Japanese Anime Magazine Retrospective: "OUT" in 1984

    The year of Nausicaä, Urusei Yatsura 2, Macross movies

    Here is the covers from the Japanese anime magazine OUT's 1984 issues. No doubt the most notable thing in the year was the release of the three masterpiece anime movies, "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind", "Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer", and "Macross: Do You Remember Love?". Find out the popular anime of the year after the jump.