From the pages of Model Graphix comes Fruity Five, a photo novel and manga series that was half Sentai, half Gerry Anderson show. 9,800 yen garage kits not included.
For those who missed it the first time around, we’ve just restocked shop.zimmerit.moe with more issues of the Gainazine and a few other things.
A look at legendary animator and director Hideaki Anno’s involvement with the Mobile Suit Gundam series.
Shipped overseas and repackaged in the ’70s and ’80s, the Japanese concept of “giant robots” has become a global phenomenon, the stuff of Hollywood films, video games, TV shows, and more. But back then, as much now, the art of big robots has bore witness to a range of global contributions, influences, and shared inspiration.
Grab a copy of the Gainazine while it lasts.
Thanks to the support of our supporters on Patreon we’re releasing a small fanzine next month.
While Gundam is everywhere today, for most of the ’80s and ’90s it was up to Western anime fans to carry the torch of Gundam through fanzines, magazine articles, and newsgroups.
The first fifteen years of Wonder Festival was marked with changing tastes in garage kit subjects and shift towards finished models and toys.
Yasushi Nirasawa helped revitalize Kamen Rider in the ’00s, but could he have done it without the influence of Joel Schumacher?
At a time when manga in English was hot and new, Epic Comics’ release of AKIRA pulled out all the stops and added unparalleled color. If you’re looking to read it today, well… too bad.