Category Archives: The 80’s

1980’s Anime

The VHS Era – Riding Bean / 1989

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I like cars, and I like guns. I especially love short OVA’s filled with action and zany anime cliches.

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Writing about Anime 102 – Learn the Subject Matter

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On this episode of Writers Guide by the Moe-Alt crew, I will be touching base on why it’s important to have an open mind, learn the source material, and make sure you know what you’re talking about before you get exposed like a fraud by some stranger on the internet.

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1989 – A Year of Anime in Review [FINAL]

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Well, ladies and gentlemen, we’re at the last stop of the shiny neon colored decade.

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1988 – A Year of Anime in Review

1343769904529In the case of ’89, second to last isn’t always  bad thing.

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1987 – A Year of Anime in Review

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I’ve said that previous years in the 80’s changed the game, and they did, but 1987 really takes the cake for the series that really kicked of a merchandise powerhouse, and managed to infiltrate its way into Americana. Symbolic with girl’s toys and everything cute, it came at just the right time to be introduced into the mainstream teenage pop culture. Hello Kitty has arrived.

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1986 – A Year of Anime in Review

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Back from a one day delay (Super Bowl + hangover = not time for anime), let me, resident writer 10bit, take you on another magical journey of nostalgia and seemingly higher quality anime. It’s 1986 and the party just started.

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1985 – A Year of Anime in Review

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Mecha has been taking a nap. It seems about fitting, that after improving the tech and genre, it would once again hijack the anime scene in the middle of the 80’s. Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re halfway there and it’s only getting better as we go on.

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1984 – A Year of Anime in Review

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Another year of firsts for Japanese Animation, and no signs of slowing down. A number of series kept anime rolling in good times throughout the year, and still managed to include less mecha than resident writer Hss would like.

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1983 – A Year of Anime in Review

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Wow, the 80’s are just saturated with mecha anime. Or maybe it’s author bias. Never you worry Yurinakamurachan, there’s just a little bit less this time.

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1982 – A Year of Anime in Review

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Earlier this week, I got a response from a reader concerning the number of mecha series being featured in A Year of Anime in Review, and how there must be more than just that. I say: Welcome to the 80’s.

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