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April 1989–June 1989

Spring 1989 Anime

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Ranma ½

  1. Comedy
  2. Fantasy
  3. Martial Arts
  4. Slice of Life
Ranma ½
7.71
April 15, 1989 JST

Saotome Ranma, a teenage martial artist, and his father Genma travel to the 'cursed training ground' of Jusenkyo in China. There, despite the warnings of the Chinese guard, they fall into the cursed springs. From now on, whenever Ranma is doused in cold water, he turns in to a girl, and a cute, well-built red-head at that. Hot water changes him back into a man again, but only until the next time. To make matters worse, his father engages him to Tendo Akane, a girl who hates boys.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket

  1. Drama
  2. Mecha
  3. Military
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Space
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
March 25, 1989 JST

In the final days of the One Year War, a Zeon special forces group infiltrates a colony to gather information on a new Gundam unit. Alfred Izuruha, a 10-year-old student, befriends Zeon rookie pilot Bernie Wiseman during a brief mobile suit combat. Meanwhile, Al meets up with Christina MacKenzie, his former neighbor and babysitter. Little does he know that not only is Christina a member of the Earth Federation, she's the test pilot of the new Gundam NT-4 prototype.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu

  1. Drama
  2. Military
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Space
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
8.40
April 4, 1989 JST

For decades, the Galactic Empire has been locked in an interstellar war with the Free Planets Alliance, a conflict that involves thousands of spaceships and millions of soldiers on both sides. Two new commanders enter the conflict with great hopes: Imperial Admiral Reinhard von Lohengramm and the FPA's Yang Wen-Li. As they deal with superiors and subordinates, maneuver through complicated political arrangements, plot strategies, and win battles, each will be tested, and ultimately, changed, by the reality of war.

[Source: AniDB]

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Tenkuu Senki Shurato

  1. Action
  2. Fantasy
  3. Magic
  4. Shounen
Tenkuu Senki Shurato
April 6, 1989 JST

A 16-year-old boy named Shurato and his friend Gai happen to be drawn into a gigantic ball of light while competing in the final match of a martial arts tournament. When they regain their senses, they find themselves transferred to a mystic heavenly sphere with a divine atmosphere. It's soon discovered that Shurato used to be the governing king of this world and that he has only been brought to his original state. Shurato is shocked as Gai suddenly turns hostile. After this unfortunate incident, a spectacular yet fantastic drama develops involving the two.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Idol Densetsu Eriko

  1. Music
Idol Densetsu Eriko
April 3, 1989 JST

Eriko Tamura is Kousuke Tamura, the chairman of Tamura Productions (reknown music company) and Minako Tamura's (former famous idol singer) only daughter. Having talent for singing since birth, she has always loved her parent's media world. Then one day tragedy strikes when her parents get into a horrible car accident, which kills her father and leaves her mother in coma. She is left in her father's best friend, Mr. Uchida's care. Now Eriko must take the path of singing, a path her parents did not want her to pursue. Then her uncle is out to destroy her career. But in spite of all the hardship, she becomes an idol and wins hearts all over Japan.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Chiisana Ahiru no Ooki na Ai no Monogatari: Ahiru no Kwak

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Fantasy
  5. Kids
Chiisana Ahiru no Ooki na Ai no Monogatari: Ahiru no Kwak
  • Studio TBD
April 3, 1989 JST

Alfred J Kwak (Dutch, it takes place in Holland) lost his parents, brothers and sisters when he was young. He was raised by a mole. The series covers the life of Alfred from the day he is born. In his life Alfred tries to help all sorts of animals all over the world. The series are meant to entertain children and teach children about life, covering historical aspects like WW II.

[Source: AniDB]

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Cipher

  1. Drama
  2. Music
Cipher
  • Studio TBD
March 3, 1989 JST

Two brothers are in the spotlight: one a movie star making a football movie, the other a musician who occasionally goes to school (to cover for his sibling). What will destiny bring them?

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Doraemon Movie 10: Nobita no Nippon Tanjou

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Fantasy
  4. Kids
  5. Shounen
Doraemon Movie 10: Nobita no Nippon Tanjou
  • Studio TBD
March 11, 1989 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Nobita wants to run away from home, again. He finds out that there is nowhere for him to go. All the land is owned by someone. His friends end up wanting to run away also, even Doraemon. They figure out that the only way to find land that isn't owned by anyone is to go back in time to when no humans existed. They end up helping a prehistoric boy rescue his tribe from Gigazombie.

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Five Star Stories

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Fantasy
  4. Mecha
  5. Sci-Fi
Five Star Stories
March 11, 1989 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Amaterasu is the god of light, the future emperor of the Joker Star System. Under the guise of young mecha conceptor Ladios Sopp, he is compelled by an old friend, Dr Ballanche, to save his two latest Fatimas Lachesis and Clotho. And so began the stories of the Joker System, as well as Amaterasu's love for Lachesis.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Venus Senki

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Space
Venus Senki
March 11, 1989 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

In the 21st century, mankind lives on two worlds. Following the collision of an ice asteroid, massive terraforming has made Venus a planet now capable of supporting life. Colonists from Earth tamed the hostile world and have thrived for four generations. But they also brought the darker side of humanity. Venus is about to get hostile again.

Hiro Seno, a hotshot motorcycle jockey, witnesses the first strike against his country Aphrodia, by the rival nation of Ishtar. Huge battletanks and warplanes quickly lay waste to the city. The Aphrodian army is quick to mobilize and retaliate... and despite his opposition to warfare, Hiro finds himself fighting for his life on the front lines.

[Source: AnimeNfo]

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Saint Seiya: Saishuu Seisen no Senshi-tachi

  1. Adventure
  2. Sci-Fi
  3. Shounen
Saint Seiya: Saishuu Seisen no Senshi-tachi
March 18, 1989 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Lucifer has been awoken from his eternal slumber by the spirits of Eris, Abel and Poseidon. He has come to kill Athena and fulfill his heart's burning desire: becoming the strongest of all the gods.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Lupin III: Bye Bye Liberty - Kiki Ippatsu!

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Shounen
Lupin III: Bye Bye Liberty - Kiki Ippatsu!
  • Studio TBD
April 1, 1989 JST

In this adventure, Lupin III tries to erase the files about him in the world police network. He finds out about the Ultravirus, a computer virus that controls all others and its location is only known by a little kid. Meanwhile, he steals the Statue of Liberty to look for a diamond the size of a football that is said to be hidden somewhere in it. Apparently, the diamond and the ultravirus are somehow related...

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Madou King Granzort

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Fantasy
  4. Magic
  5. Mecha
  6. Sci-Fi
  7. Shounen
Madou King Granzort
April 7, 1989 JST

In the future, the moon is a habitable place with atmosphere and gravity and also a famous tourist attraction. There are also stories about a "long ears" creature like rabbits on the moon who can use magic. Haruka Daichi heads off to the moon during a summer holiday alone because he likes to see the long ears creature by himself.

However, he get himself dragged into an ancient conflict between two ancient moon races: the "long ears" race and Jado race. Jado race wanted to conquer the universe and resurrect ancient evil powers to seize control of the Earth. Now the "long ears" race and Daichi must seek three warriors who could use magic to release Mado King to fight Jado race and to release "long ears" race's kingdom, Rabiluna, from Jado race.

[Source: AniDB]

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Hengen Taima Yakou Karura Mau! Nara Onryou Emaki

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Demons
  4. Fantasy
  5. Horror
  6. Shoujo
  7. Supernatural
Hengen Taima Yakou Karura Mau! Nara Onryou Emaki
  • Studio TBD
April 8, 1989 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Shoko and Maiko Ougi are apparently two ordinary schoolgirls in pursuit of graduating and having fun. Shii-chan is the more serious while Mai-chan is more fun-loving. In reality, the two sisters are powerful exorcists from the Karura temple. Each wields half the power...Shii-chan can "see" the spirits, and Mai-chan can banish them. This is the movie adaptation of a spooky series with heavy emphasis on traditionally Japanese occult themes.

[Source: AnimeNfo's Karura Mau OVA description; modified]

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Akuma-kun

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
  3. Horror
  4. Magic
  5. Supernatural
Akuma-kun
April 15, 1989 JST

The age of the demons has begun. Dr Faust has foreseen this rise of evil. Unfortunately, he is near death and is unable to personally battle this upcoming threat. Faust entrusts a young boy, Shingo Yamada, to take the responsibility of ridding the Earth of this new evil presence. Faust finds a birthmark on Shingo's forehead that signifies that he is the chosen demon fighter. Faust summons from hell what may be humanity's only hope of surviving: a less than enthusiastic devil named Mephisto rises. After signing a pact in blood to save humankind, Shingo and Mephisto set out to battle the supernatural world.

[Source: AniDB]

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Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
  3. Horror
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Supernatural
Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari
April 15, 1989 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

1. Labyrinth Labyrinthos
A girl and her cat fall through a looking-glass into a dark labyrinth full of strange people.

2. Running Man
In the distant future, a tough racer uses his psychokinetic powers against his opponents during his final race.

3. The Order to Stop Construction
A snooty salaryman is sent by his bosses to the jungle to stop a completely automated construction job, and spends several days there arguing with the robots.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Cleopatra D.C.

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Sci-Fi
Cleopatra D.C.
April 28, 1989 JST

The Cleopatra Corns Group, aka Cleopatra DC, is a powerful financial conglomerate controlling most of the United States economy, almost as powerful as the US government itself. At the top of the organization is the beautiful, smart and brave Ms. Cleo, the Group's young, talented Chairman. This is good--it means she can handle the repair bill when that airplane crashes into her bedroom. With stolen artifacts, corporate kidnappings, and top-secret cyborg projects gone awry, her luck only gets worse from there.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Yoroiden Samurai Troopers Gaiden

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
  3. Samurai
  4. Shounen
Yoroiden Samurai Troopers Gaiden
April 30, 1989 JST

Although Talpa has been defeated, the Warriors don't get much of a break. As they celebrate Ryo's birthday party, the news tells them of a strange killer in samurai armor wreaking havoc in New York. And the armor looks very familiar. Now, they will have to battle the ancient sorcerer Shikaisen for Sage's life!

[Source: AniDB]

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Youma

  1. Action
  2. Demons
  3. Fantasy
  4. Horror
  5. Supernatural
Youma
May 1, 1989 JST

A terrible war has ravaged the land, and now, fueled by the blood of numerous fallen warriors the Yoma, demons from hell, emerge once more. A skilled ninja seeks to end the bloodshed these demons inflict upon humanity, but to do this he must fight against his undead former best friend and fellow ninja who was killed in battle and has been resurrected to serve the Yoma.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Explorer Woman Ray

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
Explorer Woman Ray
  • Studio TBD
May 26, 1989 JST

She's an archeologist AND a black belt and Ray Kazuki will need her brains and her brawn as she plunges into a thrill-filled adventure. Ray's examining an exciting new archeological discovery: a legendary temple located in an isolated area of the world.

As always, she has with her a strange mirror that belonged to her father; a mirror that may provide access to a vanished civilization. On the excavation, Ray meets Mai and Mami Tachibana, freewheeling pubescent girls who heedlessly court danger. And danger they find, in the form of Rig Veda.

Veda's after a big prize: Ray's mirror. But she will have to stop him at all costs, because if Veda gets his hands on the powerful object, he will possess secrets that could lead to disaster.

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Sengoku Kitan Youtouden Movie

  1. Action
  2. Martial Arts
  3. Samurai
Sengoku Kitan Youtouden Movie
May 27, 1989 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

The year a comet races across the sky, splitting the heavens, from the depths of the Earth the dark god shall arise once again. Then, the dark evil lurking in the shadows shall come out of the depths of Hell and show itself in the present world. The emotions of the blade of the wind shall collect at the source of the blue light. And the three blades shall become one, vanquishing evil.

The year is 1580, and the unholy armies of Lord Nobunaga Oda steadily spread across Japan. Narrowly escaping the slaughter of her clan, a young ninja steals into the shadows. She is Ayame, the last of the Kasumi clan, and the dagger she wields is one of three, mystical blades. She is joined by Sakon and Ryoma, renegade ninja and the possessors of the sacred sword and spear. Now, these shadow warriors must unite their weapons and skills to fulfill `The Prophesy of the Enchanted Swords` or die trying..

[Source: AniDB]