Anime Jyanai's  Wall Of Magic 

Have you ever looked at a simple picture and remembered a whole lot of extra history that comes along with that picture.   Of course you do, that is why photos are so great.   Ever look at a picture and it reminds you of something else?   Of course, that is how advertising works.

Let me paint the background for you.   The year is 1995.   My anime store, Anime Jyanai has just finished moving from the Renfrew location to the Broadway location.   The news is just full of child sexual abuse stories from MIchael Jackson, catholic priests, and famous people.  On TV, X-files was filling our minds with abductions and body probes;  Beavis and Butthead were making innocent words like “tool” sexual ones; Star Trek was still coming out with new episodes, and a newly revised Star Wars Trilogy with fresh footage.  Magic the Gathering and Pokemon were the kings of the “Collectable Trading Card” games, and Sailor Moon also had a massive amount of cards to collect.

Which leads to the story of my wall.   Like any collectable card game, there are rare cards which everyone wants to keep, and there are common cards which just about everyone will have more dupes than they know what to do with.   One day, someone stapled a magic common card to my wall.   From that, others started tacking and taping magic cards to my wall.   Soon after some people started to modify the cards and pinning them up on the wall.  Now, I know some people worship their cards so religiously that they wouldn't dream of punching holes, stapling them to a wall or scribbling all over them.    Well, I guess some of my customers were kinda "different".

I have not editted any of these cards, and I don’t know who all the authors are so please no flame mail.   This is not an attack on Magic, rather, this happened to be the rather strange canvas that the customers of Anime Jyanai have painted an image of what the year 1995 was.

So here we have a collection of some of the ones that I managed to save and now post up 15 years later.  Please laugh with us, and remember what your life was like in 1995.

These cards were created by customers of Anime Jyanai, they do not represent my opinion or the store's opinion. Magic the Gathering is copyrighted by Wizard's Of The Coast, and the artwork is copyrighted by the various artists and WOTC.  The magic cards (pictures and captions) are just shown here as a reference to help explain the comedy behind the nicknames, and to preserve the archive of what was posted on the wall back in 1995. They are not for duplication or for actual game play.

A clever card using two other TCGs, AnimeMayhem and Legend of the Five Rings.
Gay Ass Faerie
I guess it didn’t help that gay=faerie were common.
The Doctor
“He’s Dead Jim”
probably McCoy’s most famous line from Star Trek.
You can see how this picture got perverted.

where is that Pepto Bismol when you need it?
Old Hag
Anyone can pay GG to bury the old hag.   PLEASE!
Ninja Master Gara
A resemblance to the rival character in the anime Bastard!
A reference to how much the customer J.D. looks like KD Lang with his haircut he got.

Flying Shit
Same affect, especially when the enemy forces cast it you!