Hey everyone! Got a nice little surprise here for you. It’s a volume of the “Game Gag 1P” series of video-game themed manga. These volumes collect what are mostly single-page gag comics which were featured in the Japanese video game magazine GAMEST「ゲーメスト」which ran between 1986 and 1999, which was released by Shinseisha until their eventual bankruptcy. This volume was originally published on November 10th, 1997, and is labeled as the 126th volume in the Gamest Comics line. As usual, I’ve got 600dpi TIF scans for editing, as well as a smaller 300dpi JPG version which is perfect just for skimming through the pages or translating.
Here’s some preview images for you to check out:
You may be wondering why I decided to get this one instead of starting at the beginning. Well… as you may have noticed my blog is themed after a classic Sega game, so I’m honestly just a big fan of Sega, especially old-school Sega.
Besides, the Gamest Comics line actually consists of many different series, and there really isn’t any through-line between them other than all of them being published with the Gamest logo on the spine. In fact, many of the series have their own volume numbering alongside the Gamest comics number, so it’s less of a volume number and more of a release number. You can find a full list of the Gamest Comics that were released on this handy website which I discovered while doing research on this volume.