History of
Pioneer Anime

P-Anime History Overview
P-Anime History Part 0
P-Anime History Part 1
P-Anime History Part 2
P-Anime History Part 3
P-Anime History Part 4
P-Anime History Part 5
P-Anime History Part 6
P-Anime Compact Disc
P-Anime Comic Books
Glossary of Terms

Product Chronology
1993 Anime Releases
1994 Anime Releases
1995 Anime Releases
1996 Anime Releases
1997 Anime Releases
1998 Anime Releases
1999 Anime Releases
Other Product Releases
Box Art Image Gallery

The Unofficial History of Pioneer Anime:
Glossary of Terms

by Adam "OMEGA" Arnold

  • OVA / OAV - Original Video Animation / Original Animation Video refers to anything released directly to the stores without first going to the theaters.
  • Bi-Lingual - Containing both English dialogue track and Japanese Dialogue track. Laserdisc and DVD formats only.
  • Laserdisc - The original medium for movie storage. Contain a Anlogue and Stero music track with Closed Caption channel for subtitles.
  • CAV - Quality play Laserdisc containing a little over 30 minutes of video space per side. Freeze Frame availble.
  • CLV - Extended play Laserdisc containing a little over 60 minutes of video space per side. No freeze frame.
  • VHS - Video Home System are the current recording standard of home viewing and storage. Two reels of magnetic tape contain the audio and pictures for a program.
  • DVD - Digital Versitile Disc are the new video standard for home viewing. They can contain various languages and subtitles along with Menus and and uncut movie on one side of a CD sized disc.
  • CD - Compact Disc are the current standard in music storage, but can also hold computer data and other information sorces.

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    The Unofficial History Pioneer Anime © 1998-2000, Adam Arnold
    Last Addition --- January 1, 1999