Drawing from their experience in TV anime, 3D photo stories, and other media, ARTMIC created rich OVAs that, more often than not, shared familiar thematic elements along with a consistently recognizable visual style.
At the tail end of the gunpla boom, Bandai’s enthusiast publishing and garage kit division, B-Club, unleashed a monthly magazine and dozens of garage kits on a modeling community that was growing out of normal plastic model kits.
Long before Gunsmith Cats or Gall Force, Kenichi Sonoda got his break thanks to doujin he published with a group named Comic Circle VTOL.
Fans have spent years lamenting the lack of a decent sequel to Bubblegum Crisis. The AD Police Files OVA series is often touted as the best of the sequels and reboots out there, but it’s the manga that inspired the OVA that’s really worth checking out.
From the pages of the Bubblegum Crisis Completed File No. 5, a brief interview with series creator Toshimichi Suzuki on the hard economics of OVAs and jidaigeki influences.
One of Kenichi Sonoda’s first professional gigs was designing characters for garage kits.
In which I ramble on for two hours about you-know-what.
The story of how a remake of a failed film collided with a music exec and Bubblegum Crisis was born.
The “cyberpunk classic” turns thirty this month. Here’s our take on why it has endured.
A trip back to the year 1987 and a peak inside the studio that brought us MOSPEADA, MADOX-01, and… Gall Force.