Viz announced today that they would be publishing a special issue of Animerica
dedicated to Gundam
. Animerica Special #1: The World of Gundam
, a special one-shot issue of Animerica
, ships on November 22, 2000. It is a color magazine, 64 pages, and retails for $4.95 U.S./$7.95 Canada.
Excerpts from the press release:
GUNDAM has been the biggest thing in Japan for over 20 years. Now it's invading America! ANIMERICA is here to explain the stories of all the different Gundam animated sagas. In Japan GUNDAM has been the basis for:
Nine GUNDAM TV series and eight GUNDAM movies Four original video series (OAVs)Plus video games, model kits, toys, novels and ongoing comic book stories.
We'll tell you which worlds are which, who the heroes are and who the villains are, how the science works in the GUNDAM world, and more! Plus, we'll give you the rundown on all the fantastic model kits based on them, and which ones you'll definitely want to have. And the very latest news on the newest GUNDAM shows to play on the Cartoon Network: ENDLESS WALTZ (October 2000) and MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 0079 (coming in 2001). You'll want to hang on to this invaluable reference guide to the incredible world of GUNDAM.
We know GUNDAM; ANIMERICA Vol. 1, #1 featured a GUNDAM cover story, and we have printed dozens of interviews with GUNDAM creators, directors, designers, and voice actors!