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Spring 1981 Anime

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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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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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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.