The OVA Project! article in the 9/1987 issue of Newtype.  

All about OVA’s here! Page illustrations: Hagane no Oni illustrated by Koichi Ohata, Dirty Pair illustrated by Tsukasa Dokite (He was key animator in the missile jumping scene in Project A-Ko), Hi no Tori illustrated by Takuo Noda, Junk Boy illustrated by Yasuyuki Kunitomo, Battle Royal HS illustrated by Nobuteru Yuki and Madox 01 illustrated by Hiroaki Gohda.

Third page is all Neo Tokyo.

**I have had parts of this article translated. Please read and share. Thank you.**


Title: The OVA (original video animation) Project! You read it here first!

Subtitle: We present illustrations and lots of new information about upcoming OVAs in this special report! We’re very pleased with the characters and stories of this year’s OVAs!


Thank you for waiting! Here is a special report on OVAs chosen by Newtype! With the motto of “You read it here first!,” we present highly-anticipated and most-talked about OVAs. We’ve also asked the character and mechanic designers to draw illustrations especially for us (although we’re sorry that the drawings of “Junk Boy” were drawn by Yasuyuki Kunitomo, the illustrator of the original and not Tamiko Akaboshi). So many OVAs are going to be released at the end of this year until next spring, some of which have parts 1 and 2, some of which will have 5 or 6 videos released as a series. Artmic will release “Gall Force 2” and “Bubblegum Crisis 2” at the same time, and Dangaioh - Hyper Combat Unit will be made into a video series that will be completed in two years. Fans have also waited for Omnibus’s “Meikyu Monogatari.” Atsuji Yamamoto’s “Saishu Kyoushi” manga is also being made into OVA. Hirotoshi Sano and Shin Matsuo are also involved in Ashi Production’s OVA “Le Deus.”  

OVAs that will be released beginning October

Junk Boy


Good Morning Althea

Kizuoibito (Wounded Man)

Gall Force 2

Saishu Kyoushi

Le Deus

What’s Michael 2

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Sea of Stars

Hagane no Oni

Battle Royal High School

Hi no Tori Uchuu Hen (The Phoenix: Space Chapter)

Meikyu Monogatari

X Densha de Ikou

Tank Buster Madox 01

Bubblegum Crisis 2-4

Devilman: the Birth

Dirty Pair

Youtouden 2


Kaze to Ki no Uta (The Song of Wind and Trees)

The Magic Flute


Katte ni Shirokuma


Migi Magari no Dandy


Godmars: The Legend of 17 Years

Hagane no Oni

Toshihiro Hirano is definitely the hottest director now. His new work “Hagane no Oni” is highly-anticipated by fans. We talked to mechanics design and special skills director Koichi Ohata. “I wanted to make it a visually appealing robot and not a robot where you can clearly see its internal configuration. We pursued images that would show the relationship between the robot’s design and its battle scenes.”

Dirty Pair

Dirty Pair will be produced as a new video series! The character designer and director will be Tsukasa Dokite, who also did the TV series. Dirty Pair was just released as a movie this spring, and we wonder what these two beautiful girls are up to in the video series! Each video will have two episodes, and the first episode will be more than 22 minutes. One video per month is slated to be released beginning December, and there will be 10 episodes in 5 videos in all. Production will of course be done by Sunrise. The director will be Katsuyoshi Yatabe.

page 3- *purple box with the Mikimoto art.

Title: A Record of Akihi’s Irresponsible Comments about OVA, No. 11. What is the future of OVA?

Leave the conclusion of the “You heard it here first” OVA Special Report to Akihi!

The Newtype editorial department received inquiries from the ladies of the editorial department of a famous anime magazine the other day. One question was “Is there a reason why Newtype calls original video animation as OVA?” Um, I think I answered this question in the early days of this column. OVA, pronounced as “Ovah” is more stylish and is easier to say. Saying it as “O-A-V” isn’t bad either but “O-A-V” could mean “office automation video” or “original anarchism video.” I also like saying “Ovah.”

More OVAs will be announced until the end of the year so we might have more OVA Special Reports. Regarding anticipated OVAs, there are rumors about Sunrise works being made into OVAs. Rumors such as new OVAs of “Soukou Kihei Votoms” and “Dunbine.” Regarding “Dunbine,” those over at Network would like to produce it but I think that if it is going to be made into an OVA, it might as well be directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino. Also, the release of “Soukou Kihei Votoms” has not been decided yet but they say it is in production. I’m so happy that I’ll be able to see the work of Director Ryosuke Takahashi who wrote the script of Dragonar.

babe, look at this // a ryden suffer mix that i made in fifteen minutes last night (listen)

twin skeleton’s (hotel in nyc) - fall out boy // dirty little secret - the all american rejects // by now - marianas trench // goodnight moon - go radio // teenage hearts - allstar weekend // brave - tawgs salter // is there somewhere - halsey // fireworks - you me at six // vegas skies - the cab // hurricane - the hush sound // you - the pretty reckless // lullaby - the spill canvas

does he not realise the only realise he was on the show is because they just wanted to know what’s happening with zayn?????

Bad. (N.M.)






AN// Sorry! It has been a while. A lot of stuff has happened and I just didn’t have time to type it. So here it is!

Ch. 6

“You’re late” I heard as I walked in.
“I got lost, sorry.” I’m only going to be able to use that excuse so manly times. By the time school was over I was so excited? Is the word I guess. Just yesterday I was trying to avoid him, but now I couldn’t get enough of him. It was 7:30 and I was trying to find something to wear. So basically I need to make him mad with a little it of teasing. My eyes went directly to a black skirt, over the knee socks, and a crop. By the time I was done it was 8:15. I never pegged him as a late kinda guy. At least the first time we out he was five minutes early. There was a loud bang on the door that broke me of my thought. Opening the door I found a bloody beat up Nate. He looked me up and down with a smug smile on his face.

“What’s up lil mama?” he said. 

“Get in here.” Good thing nobody is home. Grabbing his arm I pulled him in the house, checking to see if anyone was looking. I led him to my bathroom.

“Sit.” I said pointing to the sink. “What happened?”

“I…” He winced from me touching one of his cuts, “don’t want you to get involved.” 

“Don’t try and protect me.”

“It’s dangerous. I just didn’t have my friends around.”

“If you’re not going to tell me, I could at least meet these so called ‘friends’ I never see.”

“Maybe. I just don’t want you getting corrupted or anything.” he couldn’t look at me. 

“What do you mean ‘corrupted’ I know things” I yanked his chin to look at me. He just chuckled.

“How about tonight?”

“Good.” I turned to my room. I have to change into some jeans I have a feeling his friends are a bit rowdy. Throwing off my dress the door opened. There was Nate. He stepped in. Continued to walk towards me never breaking eye contact until I was up against the wall. He leaned down to my ear an whispered.

“Better hurry. Sammy’s almost here.”

How did he get here so fast?” I said grabbing my blanket to cover up.

“He lives right up the road.” He said and walked out leaving me there. After, I grabbed jeans and a t-shirt. Running down the stairs I stopped hearing voices.

“It was Johnny, him and his guys jumped me.”

“We should get him back I gotta few guys.”

“Let’s not talk about this right now. She doesn’t know.” 

“Hey!” I said interrupting them. Walking down the stairs, two guys walked in. 

“Katherine, this is Sammy,” he pointed to the one he had been talking to, “ And Jack and Jack”

“Oh.” They laughed.

“Call me Johnson,” The shorter blonde one said,”Gilinsky.” the taller one nodded.

“That’s better” I laughed I felt his hand on my lower back sliding down, I smacked it away. “So, where are we going?” 

“Our secret place. Gonna meet up with some other friends.”

“Oh, there’s more?”

“Well, yea. I just don’t hang with guys.” He said walking towards the car. I gave him a sideways look.  “You know, I never thought you were the jealous type.”

“I’m not. We’re not even dating just friends.”

“Still lying to yourself.”

“I’ll admit I’m attracted to you.”

“You like me.”

“No.” I found myself drifting closer to him like a magnet.

“See,” he said pointing the closed space between us. I looked into his eyes.

“C’mon guys” yelled Sammy. I jerked back fast looking over. 

Hopefully I can harness these feelings. Crawling into the back seat I remembered my plans with the girls. Driving to the secret place wasn’t the best thing, I’m not even sure I trust the guy yet. We pulled up to a rock overlooking the city. 

“It’s beautiful.” I whispered. 

“That’s why we come here.” He said putting his hand on my waist. 

“I have to make a call.” I smiled at him. I tapped on Liz’s name. 

“Hey where are you?”

“Yea about that. I’m not gonna be able to make it. I’m so sorry”

“It’s cool. Pretty sure there’s a good reason.”

“Yea, there is.” I said looking over at Nate. He waved me over. “I’ll see you guys Monday.”

“Actually we a bunch Sunday. You could make it up to us by coming to that.”

“That sounds great! Text me the details” We said our goodbyes. Walking over, there was another car pulling up. Nate’s expression got darker. 

“Who is that?”

“Go back by Sammy.” he said pushing me. 

“It’s okay stay here.” he said pointing to two girls. They looked friendly. 

“So, who is that?”