Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Evidence #19 (or rather #5): V.Max (Vol.2 Issue #1, 1993)

After 3 years, this blog still not gonna hurt nobody...

Wow, 3 years already... Has it been that long since my first post? Which speaking of posts, I never did an Evidence #5 (well technically this should have counted), which is why you got two numbers being shown than just one in the title. I'm just gonna count it was one big thing and move on, because... who cares.

So to celebrate this blogs 3rd birthday (or 3rd times the charm maybe), I decided to bring back another issue from V.Max, which the last one was posted in Oct of 2012. I'd figure its time I brought back another issue from the magazine done under R. Talsorian Games (which there is a page I will post showing a formal written reason to why that is.) As far as dates go, I believe this was in 1993, but there are other dates being thrown around on anime releases like a LOGH movie and a few other titles. I based the date off a release for a Nov '93 Urotsukidoji VHS tape that was in an ad from CPM (although granted CPM name isn't listed anywhere on the ad, its from New York and it reeks John O'Donnell VHS tape design ideas. YOU CAN'T FOOL ME J.O.D!) Let's get this birthday bash started shall we:

The second image is the written notice about the change I was telling you about earlier. Of course, you would need eyes to self display drop shadows on the text because its REEEEEEEALLY hard to read with the text mixing into the background like that. I hope this magazine did well enough that people didn't send letters on why there are ad's for RPG books in the issues after this one.

We also have a nice write up on the pretty popular early 2000's Toonami show Yu Yu Hakusho. I rather enjoyed the show on Adult Swim before it switched to Toonami on afternoon TV, because I miss cursing in my anime and uncensored blood. Even though that was taken out during during the Toonami block, it is still a really cool show to watch, even though I had the ending spoiled to me when a dude at my technical college a year ago told me how it ended for him. Interesting that these magazines from the past cover shows that do wind up on TV over a decade later, plus we did get some sweet english intros out of it also.

Next up we got a write up on what was cool at Comiket that year in Japan, and an episode synopsis about a few episodes of Legend of Galactic Heroes. The good thing about these old magazines is the fact that they reported on shows that more than likely would never come to America at that time, even though they really hoped for it. There is an interview piece with a translator at the bottom grey areas by the name of Takayuki Karahashi, who even was asked if the show was coming to America, which his response was "lets see how well it goes over at cons." Funny how times have changed, because LOGH will have a slim chance to seeing stateside release, where as moe-bullcrap-fetish show #1 and loli-moe-bullcrap-fetish show #2 will get instant praise by people on 4chan and Anime News Network. I have to hate the internet sometimes, or at least the parts that are detestable for me.

Here we got video game reviews, music cds of Gall Force, Yu Yu Hakusho and Tekkaman Blade; with domestic anime releases and building resin kits. I will say, the first Gaiarth OVA is pretty entertaining to watch, and really not all that bad from the first OVA stand point since well, i've only see the first one so far. Yea, those Hokuto No Ken games that I have played from about this time period are kinda bad, and at least with the HnK: Ken's Rage games, those are pretty fun for people who like Dynasty Warriors games (I heard the second Kens Rage game is downright terrible... which that sucks for me, because I do not wanna pay 60 bucks for it digitally on the PSN network.)

And that about wraps up this post for a while. I am not sure when I will get around to posting next time, but you know I always got something to show. (hopefully not a long 4 month gap like I did you guys last year, sorry about that.) I will say I have a chance to go to Japan at the end of May for a study abroad trip to teach Japanese kids better "engrish." If anything, I'll post photos of my trip after that and anything I bought from there (like Anime V mags if I am so lucky to do so.) As for personal life stuff (since I say more about it on here than my own Facebook page), school is still a thing, and I should be working on a rough draft essay due tomorrow instead of writing on here, but whatev's. I thank everyone who still keeps up with this site, despite the long time gaps of postings I do (although not as bad as Regan does on Anime82 at times.) I will sign off our 3rd anniversary by saying... man, my homework really never ends does it.

1 comment:

  1. Cool! I haven't heard of this magazine before. I'll have to keep an eye out for it if I ever come across it.
    If your trip to glorious nippon happens, make the most of it.