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April 1988–June 1988

Spring 1988 Anime

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Tonari no Totoro

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Supernatural
Tonari no Totoro
8.21
April 16, 1988 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.

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Hotaru no Haka

  1. Drama
  2. Historical
Hotaru no Haka
8.17
April 16, 1988 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.

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City Hunter 2

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Mystery
  4. Shounen
City Hunter 2
April 2, 1988 JST

Ryo Saeba is a "sweeper" know as the City Hunter. He and his sidekick Kaori Makimura are hired to solve problems that the police can't (or won't) handle. When he's not keeping the streets of Tokyo clean, Ryo is chasing the ladies, and Kaori chases after him with a giant anti-ecchi hammer.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Kiteretsu Daihyakka

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Slice of Life
Kiteretsu Daihyakka
March 27, 1988 JST

The main character is a scientific genius boy named Kiteretsu, who has built a companion robot named Korosuke. He frequently travels in time with his friends and Korosuke in the time machine he built. Miyoko is a girl in his neighborhood who is basically his girlfriend. Tongari is his rival, who happen to share some similar traits of Honekawa Suneo. Buta Gorilla (Kumada Kaoru) is a typical neighborhood bully, who also share similar traits of Gian (Takeshi Goda) except that he often antagonizes Korosuke (though they are in grade school).

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Tsurupika Hagemaru-kun

  1. Comedy
  2. Kids
Tsurupika Hagemaru-kun
March 3, 1988 JST

Hagemaru Hageda is a young kid, studying in fourth standard living with his parents in Japan. Only child of his parents, he and his parents are a big misers. They do anything for saving money and this is the basic plot of the show. Hagemaru also has a pet dog named Pesu, who often comments about Hagemaru's family being too miser and not giving him anything to eat.

He is best friend of his class-mate Masaru Kondo and he has a crush on Midori, a girl from his class. In most of the episodes, Hagemaru goes to school and the story revolves around his teacher (his 'miss') and his friends. At the end of the each episode, top ten snippets are shown.

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F

  1. Cars
  2. Shounen
  3. Sports
F
March 9, 1988 JST

Akagi Gunma is a young, impetuous and rash teenager who decides to move to the big city to fulfill his dream of racing a Formula One car. The story follows how this simple farmer boy from the country moves on to the city in pursuit of his dreams.

[Source: Anime News Network; emended]

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Harbor Light Monogatari: Fashion Lala yori

  1. Shoujo
Harbor Light Monogatari: Fashion Lala yori
March 11, 1988 JST

A Cinderella story of sorts, Fashion Lala stars a little girl named Miho who doesn't get along with her family. Miho loves to design clothing, but her aunt and three cousins don't believe that such a young girl is capable and mock her designs. Meanwhile, a contest for the new "Disco Queen" is coming up, and Miho wants nothing more than to be able to design a dress for someone to wear to the competition, since she's too young to enter herself. With determination and a little bit of magic, Miho's dreams just might come true!

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Doraemon Movie 09: Nobita no Parallel Saiyuuki

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
  3. Kids
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Shounen
Doraemon Movie 09: Nobita no Parallel Saiyuuki
March 12, 1988 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Nobita is trying to prove that the Monkey King exists so they went back to the time Sanzo began his pilgrimage. Doraemon used a virtual video game console and let Nobita play "Journey to The West" to give Nobita clothes that the Monkey King wears. Nobita messed up on prooving Monkey king exists. When Nobita and his friends played "Journey to The West" and they finished the game without fighting any demons. Later, they found out thier world is ruled by demons. The problem is that Doraemon left the game console open in the past without closing it and demons started to appear to invade the world. Doraemon and the others now have to go back into the past to vanquish the demons.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack

  1. Drama
  2. Mecha
  3. Military
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Space
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
March 12, 1988 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

U.C. 0093 - Char Aznable, the infamous "Red Comet" of the One Year War, has come out of hiding to lead the Neo-Zeon Army and wage war against the Earth Federation. Only his greatest rival, Gundam pilot Amuro Ray, can stop him from dropping the Axis asteroid on Earth and causing a major global catastrophe.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk I

  1. Mecha
  2. Parody
  3. Sci-Fi
Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk I
Short-form
March 12, 1988 JST

A collection of short parodies of the Mobile Suit Gundam saga. Episode 1 pokes fun at key events that occurred during the One Year War. In episode 2, Amuro, Kamille and Judau fight over who runs the better pension when Char comes in to crash their party. Episode 3 is the SD Olympics, an array of athletic events pitting man with mobile suit.

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Saint Seiya: Kamigami no Atsuki Tatakai

  1. Adventure
  2. Sci-Fi
  3. Shounen
Saint Seiya: Kamigami no Atsuki Tatakai
March 12, 1988 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

In northern Europe, the reincarnation of Odin, Dolbar, rules supreme. One day, Hyoga rescues a man in Siberia so warns him about trouble in the Asgard. Athena goes out to investigate and sends Hyoga in advance but when she and the others arrive at the Asgard, Hyoga is nowhere to be found. When Dolbar captures Athena to take control of the sanctuary, the bronze saints try to help her but are attacked by the God Warriors.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Soukou Kihei Votoms: Red Shoulder Document - Yabou no Roots

  1. Drama
  2. Mecha
  3. Military
  4. Sci-Fi
Soukou Kihei Votoms: Red Shoulder Document - Yabou no Roots
  • Studio TBD
March 19, 1988 JST

After armored trooper pilot Chirico Cuvie is given orders to transfer to Planet Odon, he and all of the other new recruits are sent into a simulated battle to test their abilities. However, this 'simulated battle' turns out to be a serious fight to eliminate those without the necessary skills. Chirico survives along with just three others, despite the fact that he fought while injured. It soon becomes apparent that this is not the first time he has survived against incredible odds, a fact that Colonel Peruzen wishes to exploit. But is Chirico truly immortal?

[Source: Anime-Planet]

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Dondon Domeru to Ron

  1. Comedy
  2. Kids
Dondon Domeru to Ron
Short-form
April 5, 1988 JST

Dommel is a lazy dog who does nothing more than eating and sleeping. His owner, Semafoor, is an inventor of the strangest things you could imagine. Together this becomes a mix for some funny events.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Transformers: Choujin Master Force

  1. Adventure
  2. Mecha
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Shounen
Transformers: Choujin Master Force
April 12, 1988 JST

Even though the Destrons have been driven off Earth, a small team of Cybertron Pretenders have remained behind, just in case. Led by Metalhawk ("Hawk" in his human identity), the Pretenders live among the humans, using their Pretender shells to assume human size and appearance. The Cybertrons' caution is rewarded: Destron Pretenders soon appear, led by a mysterious force called Devil Z. The Cybertrons and Destrons soon build up their forces, recruiting humans to become Junior Headmasters and Godmasters (Powermasters).

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Chouon Senshi Borgman

  1. Action
  2. Demons
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Shounen
Chouon Senshi Borgman
April 13, 1988 JST

Sonic Soldier Borgman is a science fiction that comebines super sentai with non-gattai. It features a sentai-like three members team that fight an organization known as Youma. Features 3 characters with 3 basic ranger colors: Pink, Blue and Green.Featuring three main characters : Chuck,Ryo and Anise, Ryo is the leader, Chuck and Anise are teachers at a public school.Sometimes,the students help or make troubles to the Borgman somehow, some even know the Borgman secret identities. Ryo has a talking "modern" blue motorcycle that can upgrade itself. The transformation code is "Borg. Get On". Each member has a personal cannon that matches his/her armor color that appears only to finish the monster they fight.

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What's Michael? (TV)

  1. Comedy
What's Michael? (TV)
  • Studio TBD
April 15, 1988 JST

What's Michael? is the title of a series written and drawn by Kobayashi Makoto. Michael is a rotund tabby cat who is often likened by Americans to the comic strip character Garfield. What's Michael? has been lauded and critically acclaimed by numerous reviewers for its humorously accurate description of feline behavior. In 1990, it was a New York Library book award winner and earlier in 1986, the Kodansha Manga Award for general manga.

[Source: AniDB]

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Appleseed

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Mecha
  4. Police
  5. Sci-Fi
Appleseed
April 21, 1988 JST

Appleseed takes place in the aftermath of World War III, where the General Management Control Office has constructed the experimental city known as Olympus. Built to be a paradise on Earth, Olympus is inhabited by humans, cyborgs, and bioroids (genetically engineered humans designed for increased physical capabilities and decreased emotional capabilities). Bioroids run and control all of the administrative functions of Olympus, ensuring that the city remains the utopian society it was meant to be for all of its citizens. But for some people living in Utopia, the city has become less of a home and more of a cage.

Police officer Calon Mautholos has grown to despise Olympus following his wife's suicide, blaming her death on the lack of creative freedom caused by the rules binding the citizens of the city. As his hatred for the city grows, Calon conspires with the terrorist A.J. Sebastian to destroy the Legislature of the Central Management Bureau to send the rules of Olympus that killed his wife tumbling down. But when Calon discovers it is not political malcontent, but rather hatred for bioroids that motives Sebastian, Calon turns renegade and gains the attention of city officials. Deunan Knute and her partner Briareos of the ESWAT counter-terrorism unit are dispatched to hunt down and stop Calon and Sebastian... by any means necessary!

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Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor

  1. Comedy
  2. Mecha
  3. Police
  4. Sci-Fi
Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor
April 25, 1988 JST

In the future, rapidly advancing technology gives birth to giant robots known as "Labors," so named for their usefulness in heavy industry. However, this also gives rise to "Labor crimes," resulting the need for a new branch of law enforcement equipped with and dedicated to the policing of Labors. When Izumi Noa, a female police officer, becomes the newest recruit of Special Vehicle Division 2, she and her top of the line "Patrol Labor" (or "Patlabor") Alphonse are swept into a series of adventures featuring crazed construction workers, eco-terrorists, and sea monsters.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Yoroiden Samurai Troopers

  1. Adventure
  2. Samurai
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Shounen
Yoroiden Samurai Troopers
April 30, 1988 JST

Thousands of years ago, the evil emperor Talpa attempted to conquer the Earth. Defeated, he was banished to the Nether Realm and his armor was divided into 9 separate suits. Now, he has returned to conquer Earth, having reclaimed 4 of the suits. The other 5 are in the possesion of those who are the only hope of stopping him: The Ronin Warriors.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Hello! Lady Lynn

  1. Drama
Hello! Lady Lynn
May 12, 1988 JST

This is the second series of Lady Lady. Every year at Lynn's school, an honorable “Lady Quest” is given to the most sophisticated lady. Lynn strives to receive this honor.

[Source: Toei Animation]

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Dominion

  1. Comedy
  2. Mecha
  3. Police
  4. Sci-Fi
Dominion
May 27, 1988 JST

Leona Ozaki joins Newport City's infamous Tank Police division. With aid of Al and her newly built mini-tank, Bonaparte, she wages war on Buaku and his cohorts, the Puma Sisters.

[Source: Anime News Network]