American Promotional Poster:
This would have been sent to shop owners to coax them into ordering DVDs for their stock. On side two
, there's technical stats for the DVDs, little pictures, the summary, and...boy, I wish I could read the paragraph in the
upper left-hand corner...
Japanese Promotional Poster:
Maron stands amongst some info, little cast pictures, and the first OVA's release date. (Is that October 11th, or
November 10th?) Look at the little yellow inlet...I think that may be an offer for an Assemble Insert
"Maron's First Single" Poster:
This is pretty! I assume it's rare, though...I could only find one of these on Yahoo Auction Japan. I also think it may have
been to promote the impartial soundtrack release in 1989.
DVD & Laserdisc Covers
American DVD, 2001:
Maron with her studio headphones, staring at the viewer. This cover looks almost mysterious as to what the show
American DVD, 2004:
A bright, bubble-font version with some stock art. This is currently the easiest version to find.
Japanese DVD, 2005:
A new pose of Maron, in modern anime style. This does
seem a little generic, though...
Maron and the office guys. Complete with Hiroko Kasahara's five main songs, and background music.
Eight songs from a promotional concert Hiroko did; three of the songs are actually from the anime, while the other
five must be her originals. For more information on the concert, see this page
There is a more elaborate, two-volume manga series by Masami Yuuki, but it is impossible to find outside
Maron in a cute pose, standing before Demon Mecha #1.
Maron in an alternate-colour costume, with Demon Mecha #2, which is now red instead of gold.
"Masami Yuuki: Early Days" Compilation Volume:
Maron's costume goes through a huge change. The colours are blue and yellow, her stomach and legs are revealed,
and her scarf is now a ribbon. She stands on some destroyed grey Demon Mecha, juggling dumbells.
The cover of a tribute issue to Masami Yuuki. Assemble Insert
was mentioned in passing, and on the cover,
Maron is beside Tetsuwan Birdy's forehead. Strangely, Maron is again in her skimpy costume, leading me to think that Masami
redesigned her costume in recent years.
Yuuki Masami Chronicle:
This is a special book commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of Masami Yuuki's career, with interviews, best selections
of his manga, a character guide and concept art. Maron's on the cover in her now-canon skimpy costume, stuck between Noa and
This would be EXTREMELY rare. I found the picture on this page
, and while I first assumed it to be a custom, the rest of the figures look authentic.
Maron, Second Costume:
A lineart picture of Maron in her mysterious costume from the compilation volume. She reminds me of a human, female
like this. (EDIT: This is Masami Yuuki's new millenium redesign. I personally don't like it at all,
as it's way too revealing.)
I can only find a decent picture of the box, sadly. As I saw in a thumbnail picture, the figure inside is Maron
in her school uniform. The person selling this can be reached at this address
(hopefully, he's still active) or here
. When I'd last seen the site this picture was on, it was $45.00.