When girls had noses

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.

Lum, incidentally, is still a popular cosplay subject forty years after Urusei Yatsura‘s debut, albeit usually in her tiger-skin bikini and boots.

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 Arion movie would be released the next year. There’s not much information about it. Apparently its most noteworthy aspect is that Joe Hisaishi, the Quincy Jones of Japan, did the soundtrack.

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.

Television listings?

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.

2 thoughts on “When girls had noses”

  1. First unknown: Megazone 23, part 2.

    Second unknown, four soundtrack albums: Blazing Transfer Student (OVA), Phantom Burai (manga), Prefectural Earth Defense Force (OVA), Tales Of Yajikita College (OVA).

    Schoolgirl pair: Mamiko Takai (left) and likely another member of Onyanko Club (her name didn’t make it into the scan). Wikipedia notes that Mamiko later married the guy who wrote their lyrics, and he’s the one who created the AKB48 empire.

    More girls: Onyanko Club.


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