Fatal Fury is on the cover. Inside is an article. Below is the ad for the Sega CD that is paired with the VIZ VHS release of Fatal Fury. Cross marketing is a contact sport.
Back in college in the 90′s the VHS release of Record of Lodoss War is front and center of remembering the Anime section of Hastings in Lubbock, TX. Still to this day, I have yet to watch the series.
Speaking of college, how about the drug induced, first ever VHS anime retail ad for Suncoast Video? I love how the hentai mixes right next to the regular anime. Dragon Night and Ranma 1/2 go well together…right? Suncoast, the mainstay of anime for many years. 400 stores nationwide embracing anime on the retail shelves did a lot to get people introduced to anime. I still miss Suncoast.
I’m posting one article scan in this issue, because I didn’t know there was a proto-version or Animerica Extra – Manga Vizion. (Vision-Vizion – oh you so clever)
This is the second ad from Manga Video. They will soon be a mainstay on the back cover of Animerica. Black Magic M-66 and Orguss 02.
I did not know that All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku was this old. It was a mainstay as a question topic in the ADV panels I attended at cons. Another show that I have not watched. Don’t have time to watch them all.
For retailer call-out on ads – Manga Video has Camelot Music while VIZ had Blockbuster Music.
Having anime at music stores is going to last forever. Right?