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Spring 1981 Anime

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Hyakujuu-Ou GoLion

  1. Adventure
  2. Mecha
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Shounen
Hyakujuu-Ou GoLion
March 4, 1981 JST

Golion, a powerful sentient robot, abuses his great powers by attacking and killing creatures known as Deathblack Beastmen, boasting that no one could defeat him. A divine space being punishes Golion for his arrogance and abuse by seperating him into 5 different lion robots. In the year 1999, a group of 5 young men return to Earth after a space voyage, only to find it ravaged by nuclear war. After encountering the alien race known as the Galra, the 5 youths end up on the planet Altea, and learn that the 5 lion robots that Golion was split into are in hibernation in various parts of Altea. Somehow, they must reunite the lions and form Golion, the only hope for the human race.

(Source: Anime News Network)

About Voltron (U.S.)

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Hello! Sandybell

  1. Adventure
  2. Romance
  3. Shoujo
Hello! Sandybell
Mar 6, 1981 at 7:30pm JST

Sandybell is a playful girl from Scotland. She is happy even if her mum died when she was little. Past secrets begin to reveal after Sandybell gets a white lily from a rich lady. After a tragic act Sandybell moves to London where she is trying to find clues to her past.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Mobile Suit Gundam I

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Drama
  4. Mecha
  5. Military
  6. Sci-Fi
  7. Space
Mobile Suit Gundam I
March 14, 1981 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

The year is Universal Century 0079. For nine months, war has been raging between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon. On the space colony Green Noah at Side 7, the cluster of colonies farthest from the moon, the Federation has completed its new prototype mobile suits. However, the Zeon launch a surprise attack. In the midst of battle, fifteen-year-old Amuro Ray activates one of the Federation mobile suits, and from then on he defends his friends and the new assault carrier White Base from countless Zeon attacks as the war rages on around them.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Unico

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
  3. Kids
Unico
March 14, 1981 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Unico the Unicorn has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. Whether it's because of his personality or the powers of his horn, no one knows. However, the gods become jealous of Unico, thinking that only gods should be able to decide or let people be happy or not. Unico is banished to the Hill of Oblivion, and the West Wind is ordered to take him there. She can't stand giving this fate to an innocent like Unico, so Unico's adventures begin, as the West Wind takes him from one place and time to the next, in a neverending journey to escape the wrath of the gods. In this adventure, Unico meets Beezel a devil child and then Katy (Chao), a cat who wants to be a witch! Can he become friends with them?

(Source: AniDB)

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Natsu e no Tobira

  1. Drama
  2. Romance
  3. Shoujo
  4. Shounen Ai
Natsu e no Tobira
March 20, 1981 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Marion is a young schoolboy who prides himself on his adherence to a philosophy he calls "rationalism". Because of his disdain for emotional display, he ignores anything remotely akin to affection. But when he's entangled in a romantic affair with an older courtesan, his rationalism is revealed to be little more than a cover for his own emotional immaturity. Learning to love, Marion blossoms under his older lover's care but unfortunately, Marion has yet to learn the true price of the affair.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Ai no Gakkou Cuore Monogatari

  1. Drama
  2. Historical
  3. School
  4. Slice of Life
Ai no Gakkou Cuore Monogatari
April 3, 1981 JST

Enrico Pocchini is a kind-hearted schoolboy with a strong sense of justice who lives in the Italian town of Torino. As a new term starts, he loses his beloved teacher, Miss Delacci, who is replaced by the stern Sr. Pelboni. Eventually, the boys in Enrico's class come to respect Sr. Pelboni, and learn about love, life and human kindness.

(Source: AniDB)

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Meiken Jolie

  1. Adventure
  2. Historical
Meiken Jolie
  • Studio TBD
April 7, 1981 JST

After befriending a white Pyrenees dog he names Belle, Sebastian sets out on a journey to find the mother he knows is still alive.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Jarinko Chie

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Slice of Life
Jarinko Chie
  • Studio TBD
April 11, 1981 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Jarinko Chie is a movie directed by Takahata in 1981. Based on the very popular manga by Etsumi HARUKI, it is about ten year old Chie, "the most unfortunate girl in Japan", who manages her family diner while her unemployed yakuza father and her mother are separated. This sounds really depressing, but it's actually a very funny comedy.

The story is set in Osaka, which has a totally different culture from Tokyo. After the success of the movie, a TV series was made, and Takahata worked as the chief director.

(Source: nausicaa.net)

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Shin Taketori Monogatari: 1000-nen Joou

  1. Drama
  2. Mystery
  3. Sci-Fi
Shin Taketori Monogatari: 1000-nen Joou
April 16, 1981 JST

The year is 1999. Amamori Hajime is just a normal, everyday elementary school student, trying to study and hanging out with his crazy pals. But then one day as his father is testing a piece of equipment he has been working on, something causes it to blow up, taking the house with it! Now orphaned, Hajime is taken in by his uncle, who is an astronomer. There at his uncle's observatory, he meets a girl he's seen before and developed somewhat of a crush on. He finds out her name is Yukino Yayoi, and her parents run a ramen shop in town. But even better than that, she's his uncle's assistant! What luck!

But Yayoi isn't exactly what she seems. There is a reason she helps out Amamori-san at the observatory. She is the Millennial Queen (Sen-Nen Joou), specially chosen by her home planet, LaMetal, to go to Earth and help prepare for the possible annihilation of the planet. What will cause this disaster? LaMetal has an extremely elliptical orbit, which sends it very, very near Earth every 1000 years. When it gets close enough, the earth reacts, causing all sorts of natural disasters. Although she was chosen with the idea of protecting LaMetal in mind, her personal plan is to evacuate as many humans as she can to LaMetal, so if their planet is destroyed, they will survive.

However, there is one person who strives to stop her plan, the head of the Millennial Theives. Why does he want to stop Yayoi? And how does he know about the Millennial Queen, anyway?

(Source: AniDB)

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Helen Keller Monogatari: Ai to Hikari no Tenshi

  1. Drama
Helen Keller Monogatari: Ai to Hikari no Tenshi
  • Studio TBD
May 5, 1981 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Based on Hellen Keller's (1880-1968) autobiography.