The fifth of those Manga Mania flashbacks.

This what was being reported in Issue 5, cover date October 1993.

UK News:

  • Manga Video release Wicked City, Heroic Legend of Arislan.
  • Kiseki had Macross II coming out.
  • Contanimeted 1993 was taking place in October at the New Cobden Hotel, Birmingham.
  • The lack of anime stylings in the UK releases of Barcode Battler and Z Knights is bemoaned.
    3 years later I would have a lecturer at university try and impress me and my friends by boasting he had a Barcode Battler. It was quite a surreal moment.

US News:

  • AnimEigo announced Ah! My Goddess. And they released AD Police 2, Kimagure Orange Road Laserdisc, more Urusei Yatsura, Dagger of Kamui
  • LA Hero/US Renditions were putting out the Macross II Lovers Again CD soundtrack
  • US Manga Corps had Astro Boy 30th Anniversary Collection, Gall Force 2, Area 88 Act 3
  • In manga news: Venger Robo and Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 were starting at Viz.

Japan News:

  • Yoshinobu Nishizaki announces in Anime V that a new Yamato project is due in 1994. I guess this was the Yamato 2520 OAV.
  • OAVs out included:
  • Wataru
  • Super Soldier Borgman
  • Cashan
  • Arslan Chronicles
  • Machine God Corps
  • Ranma 1/2 OAV
  • Dominion