The oldest item in Richard’s box of Japanese magazines is a copy of MyAnime. Here are some scans illustrating the state of anime thirty-six years ago. These are large scans; right-click and open in a new window to see them at full resolution.
The Lovely Angels were on television then, as were Lum and her crew.
There is always a Gundam.
1985 was the year of the first Iczer OVA. I tried watching it a long time ago. Ick; not recommended.
The Dirty Pair again, and one of the many iterations of GeGeGe no Kitaro.
Odds and ends I don’t recognize.
Some of the “peple” mentioned on the cover of the magazine. I have no idea who any of them are.
An early “idol” project?
Lum as a pixelated character in a computer game. Nausicaä, too.
A posable figurine. They’re a bit fancier these days.
More people I don’t recognize.
And finally, a “fanzine.”
I returned the box of Japanese magazines to Richard when I moved last month, so this is the last batch of anime magazine scans I’ll be posting. There are more scans from Richard’s box here, here, here, here, here and here. And here and here.