New: eBook Compilation of the first 10 issues!

PAedThis new eBook compiles together the first ten (10) issues of Protoculture Addicts. It covers the early days of the magazine from its creation in Fall 1987 to the end of 1990. That's the period when the magazine was the “Official Robotech fanzine.”

It offers 362 pages for only $12.99 US (nearly half the combined cover price!) or $9.99 US if ordered from Protoculture's web site. All those issues have not been available in print for years! They are now made available in a single volume to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the magazine.

This volume contains short fanfics and comics, Robotech trivia, Uh?! (a series of funny articles that chronicles oddities in the Robotech TV series), optional RPG rules (Robotech, Mekton, Teenagers From Outer Space), plenty of news & reviews and cover several aspects of Robotech (The Zentraedi Way, What's Protoculture, Lyrics, comics, novels, etc.) but also of anime (Introduction to Japanimation, Project A-ko, OsamuTezuka, Iczer-One, Laputa, Megazone 23, Akira, Dangaio, Gunbuster, etc.). It also includes several interviews (Carl Macek, Kevin Siembieda, Jack McKinney, Toren Smith, Robert Napton & David Riddick, Jerry Beck, Tom Mason & Chris Ulm).

Going through those articles, news & reviews will allow you to retrace not only the beginnings of Protoculture Addicts but also the history of anime & manga in North America. It is a reading that is both amazing and amusing!

Purchased separately, all those issues would cost $23.25 (or $33.25 with shipping)! Purchase it now from Drive Thru RPG at the regular eBook price ($12.99 US) or from here (or anywhere else on Protoculture's webpage) with an exclusive discount (only $9.99 US). Click on the icon to purchase:

Happy New Year!

PA wishes to all readers the best for 2008.



As promised in Protoculture Addicts #94 we have added to the web page a content index for the magazine.

It is something that we wanted to do for a long time but it requires lots of data compilation and we were not sure of the way to present it, so it took some time to implement. However, we have started gathering the data and have decided to go with the simplest presentation.

The index is only available through the Top Menu: PA Magazine: Index: Protoculture Addicts: by Subjects:

Anime Stories / Spotlights (#1-50)

Anime World

Fan Fics / Comics

Interviews / Anecdotes With

Japanese Music

Role-Playing Games

More indexes (Anime Stories for #51+, Convention reports, Live-Action, Reviews, etc.) will be added whenever it is possible.

Such an index can be quite useful to find stuff in your collection of back issues without spending hours flipping through it. And, if you don't have lots of back issues yet (but you should consider ordering those back issues because even in old magazines there is a treasure trove of information!), it can help you determine which issues can offer subjects that would particularly interest you.


Happy Holidays!

PA wishes to you all Happy Holidays!


PA #94 has shipped

Protoculture Addicts #94 has now been shipped or mailed to all distributors (last week), subscribers and stores (earlier this week) so, in most cases, it should be on your doorsteps or in your local stores before the end of the month.

All the orders received between 2007/11/9 and 2007/12/17 also shipped at the same time.

Please keep in mind that regular subscriptions are sent by surface mail (unless you have a first class or air mail subscription), so subscribers should expect to receive their copies within a week in Canada, 2 to 4 weeks in the USA (within a week for First Class subscribers) and 3 to 6 weeks overseas (1 to 2 weeks for Air Mail subscribers). Please don't email us to inquire about the status of your order until this shipping period has passed. Check this blog entry for details.

Finally, you can let us know if you see PA#94 in your local store, how long it took for your subscription copy to arrive or what you think of this issue, by e-mail or in the forum! Your feedback will be greatly appreciated.



PA#94 available for order

PA94Protoculture Addicts #94 is now available for order.

To get a copy you can either order it directly from us, get a subscription or check your local store. If they are not carrying the magazine, please encourage them to do so. Retailers can order it directly from us or they can order it from several distributors (our web page has a list of distributors that carry the magazine). Remember: the best way to support the magazine is by the word of mouth. Tell your friends about Protoculture Addicts and encourage them to buy it as well.

We have just updated all the information related to Protoculture Addicts #94 on the web page (click the links for details).

The magazine will ship in a couple of weeks and should be in stores by the end of the month.



Anime News Network and Protoculture Addicts staff will attend the New York Anime Festival that will be held in New York City's Jacob Javits Center on December 7-9.

Protoculture Addicts will be hosting a panel in the Manga Panel Room Saturday at 16:00.

For information on the 8 panels to be hosted by Anime News Network please check this link.

See you there!

Order status

All the new orders received since 2007/11/9 will ship along with PA#94 around December 14-17.


PA#94 at the printer

Protoculture Addicts #94 is now at the printer and should ship around December 14-17.