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Area88
2007-07-22, 13:02
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In 1987 a Japanese theatrical and TV marketing company called Gaga Communications decided to try and break the US market by licensing and approaching a number of companies in the US which could be interested in aquiring the cutting edge animated shows from Japan. They put together a 37 minute reel of trailers with English subtitles for the dialogue and American voice narration for a brief synopsis of each OVA's plot.

Their motivation in 1987 was to branch out and tap into a potentially large gap in the overseas market by being the first company to truly release Japanese shows in their original form with English subtitles. If OVA's were big sellers in Japan then their belief was that with the right support and marketing, companies would be able to sublicence from Gaga to generate a decent profitable business outlet to accomodate the small but growing number of fans in the US.

In order to make a lot of titles seem more import friendly to the American market, Gaga decided to rename alot of the title original names. Here is a list of the anime featured in the trailer including the renamed titles in brackets. All anime are listed in the order the appear first:

Crystal Triangle (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=563)
Project A-ko (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=61) - (SuperNova)
They Were Eleven (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=760) - (Star Odyssey)
Yotoden (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=2873&page=28) - (Blade of the Ninja)
Nayuta (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=1669) - (Aura)
Roots Search (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=724) - (Alien X)
Metal Skin Panic Madox 01 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=692) - (City of Steel)
Dream Dimensional Hunter Fandora (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=3401&page=25)
Bubblegum Crisis (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=201) - (FutureScape)
Scoopers (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=7806)
Humanoid (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=759) - (Metallica)
MD Geist (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=791) - (Thunder Warrior)
Maps 1987 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=693) - (Star Quest)
Circuit Angel (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=3311) - (Thunder Road)

Anyway enough of a history lession, it's time to watch this lost gem dug up from the 80's. Even the illustrious wikipedia and internet groups fail to bring none if any information regarding this rarity. Anyway at 400mb this file is more than worth putting the effort in to downloading:

Click Here to Download - Gaga Communications Trailer (1988) (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=A5EZAXO7)

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