More old news from Issue 8 of Manga Mania (Feb. 1994). This issue is noteworthy for an interview with Masamune Shirow by Toren Smith, that is dated as taking place in October 1994, 8-9 months after this appeared in shops. Insert long convoluted Gunbuster reference here.
- Kiseki started their run on the title that kept them in business – Urotsukidoji, releasing Urotsukidoji: Revenge Of The Overfiend
- Manga had release shuffle, Rumic World was on track, Guyver was delayed to March, and Crying Freeman, Doomed Megalopolis and Golgo 13 were out in Feb.
- To fill space in the news, some facts and figures about manga in Japan were printed. Usual stuff about how much it sells in relation to western comic sales.
- Anime Projects started releasing AnimEigo’s subs of Urusei Yatsura.
- Future Shooter, a clothing company, were releasing some godawful looking manga-inspired gaming fashion.
- A couple of UK Cons were listed. AUK CON was Anime UK’s one day con in London, and Anime Day was to be held over a March weekend in Sheffield.
- AnimEigo do the first of many repackage/repricings of Bubblegum Crisis. They also dub Riding Bean, release more Urusei Yatsura OAVs and put UY movie 3: Remember My Love on Laser Disc.
- LA Hero announce acquisition of “Wings of Oneamis” (sic).
- ADV release the first Burn Up. Trish Ledoux, who writes this section, continues with her comments on ADV’s T & A reputation.
- Streamline release more Doomed Megalopolis.
- US Manga Corps release Heroic Legend of Arislan (sic).
- Viz continue the Ranma TV release.
- US Renditions continue with Devil Man.
- Notable manga releases in the US include Oshii’s Hellhounds through Dark Horse and first (?) US shojo manga release, Promise from Viz.
- Zeta Gundam gets a Laser Disc boxset release.
- OAVs etc out:
- Fortune Quest
- Plastic Little
- Giant Robo Vol. 4
- Dirty Pair Flash
- The Cockpit