Standing on the edge of Summer
Another section I’ll have in the Summer issue will be dedicated to Scifi Channel’s (before Syfy) “Summer of Anime” sometime in the mid 90s. As a kid I loved Scifi Channel’s “Saturday Anime” programming and through that I was exposed to a lot of classic titles.
One summer, for a whole week, they devoted their prime-time slots to airing anime, and while this may not sound special now, back then when anime (namely anime that called itself anime, and didn’t try to pretend it was just another American cartoon) on American tv was few and far between, it was incredible. The presentation, from what I remember, was pretty cool complete with a cute host named “Apollo Smile” (she was also the voice of Ulala in Space Channel 5… wonder what happened to her) who’d tell us young American fans interesting facts and tidbits about anime.
I really look forward to sharing more of my memories with you all in the upcoming issue!
– Furry Senpai