This issue was rather late.

That issue being Issue 11 of Manga Mania.

For reasons not explained in the issue this was coverdated June 1994, meaning it had taken at least 2 months to come out. The indicia indicate Dark Horse UK were still the publishers, but I don’t believe that was actually the case, and the new publishers would be clearer in the next issue.


  • Manga Video – Guyver, Rumik World: Mermaid Forest, The Wind of Amnesia, Dangaioh, Violent Cop
  • Kiseki Films – Gunbuster, Ambassador Magma, Urotsukidoji III
  • Western Connection – Karmasutra, Galactic Pirates
  • Anime Projects – Urusei Yatsura TV, Riding Bean
  • CONS~!
  • AUK-Con – One day event by Anime UK. 500 people reported attending. Toren Smith, Wil Overton, Helen McCarthy & Steve Kyte were guests (though do those last two really count considering who was organising it?).
  • Animeday Flashback 4 – Sponsored by Sheffield Space Centre. 300 people reported attending. Alan Grant, Tony Luke and… Helen McCarthy & Steve Kyte were guests. Those last two will be a recurring theme in future con reports.
  • Here’s a report from the time by Jim McLennan courtesy of ye olde Animejin.


  • New Century GPX Cyber Formula Zero
  • New Cutey Honey
  • Dirty Pair Flash
  • Ranm 1/2 Stormy Weather Comes To School Growing Up With Miss Hinako
  • Ah! My Goddess
  • Natsuki Crisis


  • Genocyber was promoted by US Manga Corps using this new fangled Internet thing and “…caused a virtual furor amongst online anime fans jacked into the Internet worldwide computer network…“.
  • Viz released the first Ranma 1/2 Movie
  • AnimEigo had Genesis Survivor Gaiarth, Bubblegum Crash coming out
  • US Manga Corps put out RG Veda & Hades Project Zeorymer.
  • LA Hero/US Reditions went with the live action Guyver:Dark Hero.
  • Pioneer had two more volumes of Tenchi Muyo on Laser Disc.
  • No notable manga started.


  • Battle Angel Alita was the the cover story.
  • A look at the influence of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on anime and manga.
  • And a reprint of Art Spiegelman’s introduction to Barefoot Gen.