Seemingly everywhere during the VHS era, this early standout in the girls n’ guns genre began as a 3D photo novel and a series of garage kits.
There’s never been a shortage of Gundam garage kits, but in the 1980s multiple manufacturers offered up a plethora of kits based on the designs of Kobayashi and Kondo in an unusual scale.
The creator of Maschinen Krieger kept busy in the ’80s by, among other things, penning a gritty sci-fi comic for a mostly forgotten video game magazine.
Though it lasted for less than twenty issues, SMH gave artists and model builders the opportunity the flex their creativity outside the constraints of normal hobby magazines.
The shop that launched GAINAX first opened its doors on Valentine’s Day in 1982.
A doujin parody from 1985. A canceled MSX2 game. Three minutes of animation by one of Sunrise’s best contract studios. The unusual story of a robot girl inspired by L-Gaim and Creamy Mami.
The shop that Daicon III built spent ten years selling garage kits, posters, t-shirts, and doujinshi to the otaku generation.
From scratch-built origins to widespread influence; our look at the influential sci-fi model kit series celebrating its 35th anniversary this month.
One of Kenichi Sonoda’s first professional gigs was designing characters for garage kits.
We’re taking another look back at Tokyo’s otaku past, this time we’re visiting B-Club’s long-gone shop in Shibuya.