Animax USA

Background: Animax began in 1944

1st Logo
(1944-1969)

Animax B&W logo in 1944Color Animax logo in 1950s

Nickname(s): The Zoom

Logo
: On a black background, a mountain zooms in and becomes an A. The words "Animax" zoom in.

Variant: A color version is available from 1955 onwards. The version has a blue background with the words in yellow

FX: The zoom in

Cheesy Factor: Low


Music/Sounds: Silent.

Availability: Rare.

Scare Factor: Low.

2nd Logo
(1969-1974)
Animax Star logo in 1969
Logo: On a black background, a yellow star spins in. Then, a red circle with the A inside draws in on the star and the words "Animax" slide in from the right.

Variant: In the 1972 Summer Olympics, the logo has the Olympic rings below.

FX: The circling.

Music/Sounds: A 14-note orchestral string fanfare.

Availability: Rare.

Scare Factor: None.

3rd Logo
(1974-1979)
Animax logo in 1974
Logo: On a sky blue background, we see the star emblem from before, but in orange, spinning from the left. The circle with the A in a game-type font swings in from the top and the words "Animax" fly in from the bottom-right.

FX: Typical Scanimation effects.

Music/Sounds: A 15-note electronic keyboard tune.

Availability: Rare.

Scare Factor: Medium.

4th Logo
(1979-1984)
Animax logo in 1979
Logo: On a red background, we see a yellowish-orange A flowing in to the viewer. As it does so, the words "ANIMAX" zooms out below. After that, the word "TELEVISION" in green fades in below with an orange line above it.

FX: Simple animation.

Music/Sounds: A 10-note theme that sounds like the 1975 Columbia Pictures theme.

Availability: Rare.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

5th Logo
(1984-1990)
Animax logo in 1984
Logo: On a blue background, we see a yellow "A" zooming out to the left. Then green lines spread to the right (8 copies of the A). The words "ANIMAX" zooms out below the A and a purple line draws in below "ANIMAX".

Varients:
The Urusei Yatsura version is the same, but the word ANIMAX is in sans serif font.

FX: CGI Animation.

Music/Sounds: A 9-note hip-hop like theme.

Availability: Uncommon.

Scare Factor: None.
6th Logo
(1990-present)
Animax logo in 1984
Logo: On a red background, we see a yellow "ANIMAX" in sans serif font

FX: Still logo

Music/Sounds: Silent

Availability: Uncommon.

Scare Factor: None.

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