Multipage article on all of the anime movies that were released in December of 1986. Touch 2, The Guyver: Out of Control, Grey: Digital Target, GeGeGe no Kitaro, Dragonball: Curse of the Blood Rubies and Kinikuman: Geigi Chojin vs. Senshi Chojin in the 1/1987 issue of Newtype. Plus an Iczer-1 video release ad with Toshiki Hirano illustrations.

Big Gold on the last page of The Official Art of Iczer-3 illustrated by Toshihiro Hirano in the 8/1990 issue of Newtype.

Big Gold on the last page of The Official Art of Iczer-3 illustrated by Toshihiro Hirano in the 8/1990 issue of Newtype.

The Official Art of Iczer-3 illustrated by Toshihiro Hirano in the 8/1990 issue of Newtype.

The Official Art of Iczer-3 illustrated by Toshihiro Hirano in the 8/1990 issue of Newtype.

The Official Art of Iczer-3 illustrated by Toshihiro Hirano in the 8/1990 issue of Newtype.
Beautiful ship designs!

The Official Art of Iczer-3 illustrated by Toshihiro Hirano in the 8/1990 issue of Newtype.

Beautiful ship designs!

What a treat! First page of The Official Art of Iczer-3 illustrated by Toshihiro Hirano in the 8/1990 issue of Newtype.

What a treat! First page of The Official Art of Iczer-3 illustrated by Toshihiro Hirano in the 8/1990 issue of Newtype.

Don’t you love Hirano’s artwork? I just love how he does eyes, hair and color in general.
Iczer-3 video, LD and CD single ad in the 8/1990 issue of Newtype.

Don’t you love Hirano’s artwork? I just love how he does eyes, hair and color in general.

Iczer-3 video, LD and CD single ad in the 8/1990 issue of Newtype.

Daimaju Gekito Hagane no Oni (Demon of Steel: Battle of the Great Demon Beasts) ad in the 1/1988 issue of Newtype.
Demon of Steel is an AIC production that has some well known names to make an 80’s anime fan happy. Directed by Toshihiro Hirano, character design by Naoyuki Onda, animation directors Hirotoshi Sano (I love this dude), Masami Obari and Onda. With mech designs by Ohata you would think this OVA was every fanboys dream. The fact is the OVA is slow, has pacing problems and is boring as shit! BUT its animation is fucking beautiful! Track this down online and give it a shot. 

Daimaju Gekito Hagane no Oni (Demon of Steel: Battle of the Great Demon Beasts) ad in the 1/1988 issue of Newtype.

Demon of Steel is an AIC production that has some well known names to make an 80’s anime fan happy. Directed by Toshihiro Hirano, character design by Naoyuki Onda, animation directors Hirotoshi Sano (I love this dude), Masami Obari and Onda. With mech designs by Ohata you would think this OVA was every fanboys dream. The fact is the OVA is slow, has pacing problems and is boring as shit! BUT its animation is fucking beautiful! Track this down online and give it a shot. 

"ICZER Hyper Blowing-Up Box" LOL
Fight! Iczer-3 LD box ad in the 8/1992 issue of Newtype illustrated by Toshihiro Hirano. There is also a small ad for Gall Force - Rhea Gall Force & Earth Chapters VHS and LD release.

"ICZER Hyper Blowing-Up Box" LOL

Fight! Iczer-3 LD box ad in the 8/1992 issue of Newtype illustrated by Toshihiro Hirano. There is also a small ad for Gall Force - Rhea Gall Force & Earth Chapters VHS and LD release.

One of the classics! Fight! Iczer 1 article in the 1/1986 issue of Newtype.

One of the classics! Fight! Iczer 1 article in the 1/1986 issue of Newtype.

The gorgeous Princess Romina front and center for the Ninja Senshi Tobikage article in the 1/1986 issue of Newtype.
Tobikage ANN

The gorgeous Princess Romina front and center for the Ninja Senshi Tobikage article in the 1/1986 issue of Newtype.

Tobikage ANN

Newtype Express article on a somewhat obscure OVA. Daimaju Gekito Hagane no Oni (Demon of Steel: Battle of the Great Demon Beasts) in the 12/1987 issue of Newtype.
Demon of Steel is an AIC production that has some well known names to make an 80’s anime fan happy. Directed by Toshihiro Hirano, character design by Naoyuki Onda, animation directors Hirotoshi Sano (I love this dude), Masami Obari and Onda. With mech designs by Ohata you would think this OVA was every fanboys dream. The fact is the OVA is slow and has pacing problems BUT its animation is fucking beautiful! Track this down online and give it a shot. 
Those mecha designs look crazy right?
THIS video is how I found out about this OVA. Subscribe to the channel he has A LOT more- [AMV] Demon Of Steel w/ Vicious Rumors - Digital Dictator - YouTube
Daimaju Gekito Hagane no Oni (OAV) - Anime News Network

Newtype Express article on a somewhat obscure OVA. Daimaju Gekito Hagane no Oni (Demon of Steel: Battle of the Great Demon Beasts) in the 12/1987 issue of Newtype.

Demon of Steel is an AIC production that has some well known names to make an 80’s anime fan happy. Directed by Toshihiro Hirano, character design by Naoyuki Onda, animation directors Hirotoshi Sano (I love this dude), Masami Obari and Onda. With mech designs by Ohata you would think this OVA was every fanboys dream. The fact is the OVA is slow and has pacing problems BUT its animation is fucking beautiful! Track this down online and give it a shot. 

Those mecha designs look crazy right?

THIS video is how I found out about this OVA. Subscribe to the channel he has A LOT more- [AMV] Demon Of Steel w/ Vicious Rumors - Digital Dictator - YouTube

Daimaju Gekito Hagane no Oni (OAV) - Anime News Network

Haja Taisei Dangaioh (Dangaioh- Hyper Combat Unit) you fill my heart with such Emotion. This is an ad for the video release of the 2nd part of the OVA series and a small reminder for Akira release also in the 11/1988 issue of Newtype.
I adore this OVA series so much. Director and character designer of the OVA is our friend Toshihiro Hirano. Not only was he the character designer he also did the mech design with Koichi Ohata, Masami Obari, Shoji Kawamori and Yasushi Ishizu. Mind blown yet? The whole staff of this OVA is outrageous. Just look through who was involved Dangaioh (OAV) - Anime News Network

Haja Taisei Dangaioh (Dangaioh- Hyper Combat Unit) you fill my heart with such Emotion. This is an ad for the video release of the 2nd part of the OVA series and a small reminder for Akira release also in the 11/1988 issue of Newtype.

I adore this OVA series so much. Director and character designer of the OVA is our friend Toshihiro Hirano. Not only was he the character designer he also did the mech design with Koichi Ohata, Masami Obari, Shoji Kawamori and Yasushi Ishizu. Mind blown yet? The whole staff of this OVA is outrageous. Just look through who was involved Dangaioh (OAV) - Anime News Network

This picture is CRAZY. Please understand what you are seeing here. You have some of the most beautifully illustrated characters in anime history from the OVA boom holding the various video formats of that era. What a time capsule!
The characters on the page are Eve from Megazone 23 part II illustrated by Haruhiko Mikimoto. Nagisa Kano from Iczer-1 illustrated by Toshihiro Hirano. Fandora from Dream Dimension Hunter Fandora illustrated by Mayumi Watanabe. Rabby from Gall Force - Eternal Story illustrated by Kenichi Sonoda. Last but not least is Klee from Cool Cool Bye illustrated by Tomonori Kogawa.
Video formats being shown are VHD (which was discontinued in ‘86 and exclusive to Japan), VHS, Beta max and LD.
This is the opening to the cover story in the 2/1986 issue of Newtype.

This picture is CRAZY. Please understand what you are seeing here. You have some of the most beautifully illustrated characters in anime history from the OVA boom holding the various video formats of that era. What a time capsule!

The characters on the page are Eve from Megazone 23 part II illustrated by Haruhiko Mikimoto. Nagisa Kano from Iczer-1 illustrated by Toshihiro Hirano. Fandora from Dream Dimension Hunter Fandora illustrated by Mayumi Watanabe. Rabby from Gall Force - Eternal Story illustrated by Kenichi Sonoda. Last but not least is Klee from Cool Cool Bye illustrated by Tomonori Kogawa.

Video formats being shown are VHD (which was discontinued in ‘86 and exclusive to Japan), VHS, Beta max and LD.

This is the opening to the cover story in the 2/1986 issue of Newtype.

Vampire Princess Miyu ad in the January 1989 issue of Newtype. The Miyu OVA is tight! The animation quality (AIC & Pony Canyon) and the music was on point. The English dub was a little off but I still do recommend this title. I think the other reason why I like this OVA so much is that Toshihiro Hirano directed this series. You know him, iconic character designer of Iczer 1, Dangaioh and Tobikage. He and his animator/mangaka wife Narumi Kakinouchi created the manga. 

Vampire Princess Miyu ad in the January 1989 issue of Newtype. The Miyu OVA is tight! The animation quality (AIC & Pony Canyon) and the music was on point. The English dub was a little off but I still do recommend this title. I think the other reason why I like this OVA so much is that Toshihiro Hirano directed this series. You know him, iconic character designer of Iczer 1, Dangaioh and Tobikage. He and his animator/mangaka wife Narumi Kakinouchi created the manga. 

My Favorite Character profile for the 6/1986 issue of Newtype is Renny Ai from Ninja Senshi Tobikage. Illustrated by one of my favorite artists Toshihiro Hirano.

My Favorite Character profile for the 6/1986 issue of Newtype is Renny Ai from Ninja Senshi Tobikage. Illustrated by one of my favorite artists Toshihiro Hirano.