Bani Garu is my comic about the year I worked for notorious animation studio Gainax.
Guest starring the Godfather of U.S. Manga, Toren Smith!
When Toren Smith and I met with Okada and Takeda at BayCon in 1989, they asked us what were the most popular anime shows with American fans. I had no idea it was for the cover for the catalog until I got to Japan and saw it, and I was wowed.
The art is by Haruhiko Mikimoto, character designer for Macross and Gunbuster (Gunbuster was a Gainax OAV), who was incredibly popular at the time.
It was one of those times when I thought GenePro was going to be the hottest thing ever. I mean, LOOK AT IT!
Anyone under 30 who can name them all without a Google would be a true retro anime nerd.
Asked by Anonymous
Thanks for the message Natalie! I have links to your older anime in my Master Post of Official Old-School Anime Streams that people can watch free & legally…I didn’t include ALL of your anime titles because my podcast & blog focuses on older titles. But for anime fans who want to watch newer stuff as well, Viewster does indeed have a fair amount of series you can watch free & legally! And the fact that UK fans can watch them, too, is pretty awesome. You can check out their complete listing of anime here.
I’m sure that most of you have already heard the news of Blockbuster Video announcing their decision to finally close the rest of their physical storefront locations in the US, as well as putting an end to their DVD-by-mail service.
While this has definitely been a longtime coming, many…
The late great Toren Smith standing in front of some comics that changed my life.
This was taken at San Diego Comic-Con in 1989 by artist Lela Dowling. That’s me (Lea Hernandez) in the background. Toren was giving sodas to retailers in exchange for their business cards so he could build up a contact list.
The booth to our left is Bladerunner designer Syd Mead’s.
Bani Garu is my comic about the year I worked for animation giant GAINAX.
Please read, share, reblog, etc! Arigato!
LEGIT streams of older anime from animenostalgia! Get a taste of where anime was when I was active in the fandom in the 80s!
(These anime look SO DATED to me now but some were so innovative at the time! ^___^; Some! A lot was just as it is now: derivative and godawful!)
I’m always urging people to support the anime industry in North America by watching OFFICIAL streams, but lots of people say they can’t find anything good to watch, or they don’t even know where to start. So here, my friends, is a huge list of official streams for older anime that you might enjoy.