Archive for category: Anime

Pokemon Article Deep Dive

Sometimes you get to a weird place on the Google News Archives. Today is one of those days. I wanted to do an article about schools banning POGs, but instead we’re stuck with these really strange headlines about Pokemon. Accompany me on this journey, won’t you. Burger King runs low on Pokemon toys, The Tuscaloosa News, November 13, 1999. Noted...

Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie: Based on the Game: Well, Sort Of

It was one of those videos I kept spotting in the discount bin at K-Mart.  Every time I stopped by the electronics section, there would be four or five copies marked down, ready for someone to give a loving home to these tapes.  At some point, the price dropped a dollar and I decided to take a risk on a...

Moon Tiara… Valentines? Sailor Moon Valentine’s Day Cards For Your Loved Ones!

You could say that we had you covered last year when we scanned in Sonic the Hedgehog Valentines Day Cards AND also teamed up with Rediscover the 80s to bring you 10 ’80s-Themed Valentines We’d Like to Receive. But that isn’t enough. You need something else for your special someone… something a little more… dare I say, animated? Never fear,...

9 Strange Sailor Moon Bootlegs from my Collection

I recently got obsessed with this Bootlegged Sailor Moon Merch Tumblr, which got me thinking about my own Sailor Moon bootlegs. I’ve written about a couple Sailor Moon bootlegs on the site before, but that Tumblr inspired me to go a little more in-depth into my collection. 9 – VHS In the days before home video releases, DVD sets, or...

The Sailor Moons That Almost Were

The DiC version of Sailor Moon that North America ended up with often comes under heavy criticism. From all that censoring, skipping entire episodes, and implementing some preachy “Sailor Says” crap, DiC didn’t exactly do a bang-up job with their dub. But it could have been worse… way worse. We’re talkin’ serious MOON POWER! When DiC did get the go-ahead...

Pretty Soldier Bootleg Moon

I love flea markets, and back before I knew any better, I’d buy anything and everything I could there. In the beginning of my Sailormoon fanaticism, I was in a flea market in a small town a few hours from where I lived. I didn’t have any Sailormoon merchandise at all—this was around 1995-1996. Imagine my eyes when I saw...

Sailormoon Drinking Glasses from Japan

This is something a little different from my collection—Sailormoon drinking glasses from Japan. These were released in 1992 by Animation International and were a Christmas gift from my grandfather in 1997-1998-ish. Taking photos of these glasses reminded me that my grandparents were pretty cool. They were notorious for giving ugly sweaters for Christmas, but a couple years after my grandma...

8 Cartoon Restaurants

We all had a favorite place to hangout growing up, but whatever that place was, it was super lame compared to these fine establishments. Here are eight animated restaurants you probably wish you could patronize. 8 – Samurai Pizza Cats Make mine with extra sardines. Talk about your multi-taskers—the Samurai Pizza Cats not only protect the city of Little Tokyo...