Book Nippan and Books Nippon Japanese Animation Fan Club

The roughly mid-90's and earlier (generally pre-Toonami, pre-anime boom) era of anime & manga fandom: early cons, clubs, tape trading, Nth Generation VHS fansubs, old magazines & fanzines, fandubs, ancient merchandise, rec.arts.anime, and more!
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Fireminer
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Book Nippan and Books Nippon Japanese Animation Fan Club

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Can anyone here explain to me the connection between Book Nippan and Books Nippon Japanese Animation Fan Club? Were both one and the same, or was the former--a division of Nippon Shuppan Hanbai--created the later as a platform to gather American fans together and act as their source of information?

Also on a related topic, does anyone here know what Seiji Horibuchi did other than founding VIZ? And why did his partnership with Toren Smith's Proteus broke down after so many successful years?

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