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March 2003–May 2003

Spring 2003 Anime

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Naruto

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Martial Arts
  5. Shounen
  6. Super Power
Naruto
Leftover
4.2
Apr 2, 2003 at 7:00pm JST

Naruto closely follows the life of a boy who is feared and detested by the villagers of the hidden leaf village of Konoha. The distrust of the boy has little to do with the boy himself, but it's what's inside him that causes anxiety. Long before Naruto came to be, a Kyuubi (demon fox) with great fury and power waged war taking many lives. The battle ensued for a long time until a man known as the Fourth Hokage, Yondaime, the strongest ninja in Konoha, fiercely fought the Kyuubi. The fight was soon won by Yondaime as he sealed the evil demon in a human body. Thus the boy, Naruto, was born. As Naruto grows he decides to become the strongest ninja in Konoha in an effort to show everyone that he is not as they perceive him to be, but is a human being worthy of love and admiration. But the road to becoming Hokage, the title for the strongest ninja in Konoha, is a long and arduous one. It is a path filled with betrayal, pain, and loss; but with hard work, Naruto may achieve Hokage.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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One Piece Movie 4: Dead End no Bouken

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Fantasy
  5. Shounen
  6. Super Power
One Piece Movie 4: Dead End no Bouken
March 1, 2003 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Luffy and crew arrive at the harbour of Anabaru. The local casino is holding a competition in which the winner will obtain a huge monetary reward if he reaches the finishing line first. Nami is elated and decides to participate in the competition. However, there is a conspiracy going behind the competition and the mastermind is an ex-military commander, Gasparde. His plan is to lure all the pirates to the military base and send them to their deaths. Luffy and gang have to overcome the numerous tests and tribulations along the way to complete this dead-end adventure.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Tenshi no Shippo Chu!

  1. Fantasy
  2. Magic
  3. Romance
Tenshi no Shippo Chu!
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
March 6, 2003 JST

Somewhere, there was a young man. A kind hearted young man who loved animals but, the most unfortunate things happen to him. The place where he works going bankrupt, bumping into a signboard as he walks in the streets. He is just completely burdened with bad luck.

However, his life completely changes when he meets a fortune teller. With the power of the fortune teller, "Guardian Angels" are called through a mobile phone and a group of cute girls appear.

These Guardian Angels, who came from the other world, were actually reincarnations of the pets that the young man had once taken care of before. They are now back to repay his kindness.

This sequel takes place a year after the last series. We go back to the time when the 12 Guardian Angels goes to Goro Mutsume. Once again, we have the voice talents of Nogawa Sakura, Chiba Saeko, Kawasumi Ayako and a whole extravanganza of other voice actors / actresses. Lets see how the Guardian Angels grow up!

(Source: AnimeNfo)

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Munto

  1. Fantasy
  2. Magic
  3. Romance
Munto
March 18, 2003 JST

Akuto, the main source of energy is running low and the Heavens, a world of islands, hidden beyond time, floating above ours, has united against the Magical Kingdom whom uses the most energy. To save both the Magical Kingdom and the Heavens and restore the flow of akuto, the Magical King Munto must follow a vision and find the girl Yumemi in the lower world. Yumemi herself is just a normal girl except that she is the only one who can see the islands of the Heavens floating above. When Munto appears before her she starts thinking about hers and others responsibility to the world.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Popotan

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Ecchi
  4. Supernatural
Popotan
March 18, 2003 JST

Beautiful sisters Ai, Mai, Mii, their android maid Mea and slippery pet ferret Unagi make an amazing journey together through time and space without ever leaving their beloved mansion behind! Following the clues of the strange dandelion-like "Popotan," the girls are theoretically seeking the person who has the answers to their most personal questions, but they seem to have more than enough time to take side trips, meet new friends, visit hot springs and occasionally operate the X-mas shop they keep in the house along the way!

Yet, the girls' ultimate destiny holds more than a few surprises of its own, and not every moment is filled with hilarity, as moving through time means having to leave friends behind as well.

(Source: RightStuf)

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Aru Tabibito no Nikki

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
Aru Tabibito no Nikki
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
March 19, 2003 JST

Follow Tortov as he journeys through very surreal, magical, picturesque landscapes, meeting interesting characters and circumstances on the way. Accompanied by his long-legged pig friend, Tortov takes us on an on-going adventure of peaceful contemplation.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Game
  4. Harem
  5. Mecha
  6. Sci-Fi
Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris
  • Studio TBD
March 19, 2003 JST

An unseen evil lurks in the streets of Paris. Unless something is done, the darkness will unleash its destruction and consume all that is good. The City of Love will be lost to her people forever. All hope rests within the hearts of five young ladies. The only problem is, they don't even know it yet. But will an apprenticed nun, a reserved aristocrat, a hardened criminal, a traveling circus emcee and a Japanese girl experiencing loss set aside their unique differences and come together as one for the defense of many. The Paris Fighting Troup is born.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Bakuten Shoot Beyblade the Movie: Gekitou!! Takao vs. Daichi

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Shounen
  6. Sports
Bakuten Shoot Beyblade the Movie: Gekitou!! Takao vs. Daichi
  • Studio TBD
March 21, 2003 JST

※ DVD Release

The Bladebreakers are on a well deserved vacation. But, a hyperactive kid named Daichi continues to pursue Tyson for a rematch after his defeat in the Beyblade World Championships. The Bladebreakers' vacation eventually takes a turn for the worst once they encounter mysterious Beybladers who claim to be the Dark Spirits sealed inside a strange temple. With Daichi under their control, the Shadow Bladers seek to destroy the world with their Dark BitBeasts. Together, Tyson, Max, Ray, and Kai must save not only Daichi... but the world as well...

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Digimon Frontier: Ornismon Fukkatsu!!

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Fantasy
  5. Shounen
Digimon Frontier: Ornismon Fukkatsu!!
March 21, 2003 JST

※ DVD Release

The five digi-destined children stumble upon an ancient island inhabited by two different types of digimon; The Beast types, and the Human types. When they see two young digimon-a beast and humanoid-have become friends, they decide something must be done about the feud.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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G-On Riders Special

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Ecchi
  4. Sci-Fi
G-On Riders Special
March 21, 2003 JST

A special included on the 7th DVD release, commonly known as "Episode 14". It features nudity and adult situations which were not present in the original series.

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Hajime no Ippo: Boxer no Kobushi

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Shounen
  4. Sports
Hajime no Ippo: Boxer no Kobushi
March 21, 2003 JST

A special episode included in the DVDs. It tells how Takamura started boxing.

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.hack//Intermezzo

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
  3. Game
  4. Magic
  5. Mystery
  6. Sci-Fi
.hack//Intermezzo
March 28, 2003 JST

Bear joins Mimiru for an event held in the Dungeon of Nankoflak, a newly reopened dungeon known for giving rise to many a legend in the past. But Mimiru isn't there for the experience points or the treasure, but rather memories of one of her first experiences in The World, and the players she met there.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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E's Otherwise

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Military
  5. Sci-Fi
  6. Shounen
  7. Supernatural
E's Otherwise
April 1, 2003 JST

Kai, who has powers different from the rest, together with his sickly sister Hikaru was protected by an organization called ASHURUM. Scouted by Eiji, Kai was delegated to the ASHURUM special force AESES and undergo intensive training. Whenever he was free, Kai visited Hikaru at the hospital belongs to the organization, but Hikaru's condition never improved. So, one year later, with amazing growth from the intensive training, Kai decides to escape from the organization.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Air Master

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Martial Arts
  4. Seinen
Air Master
Apr 2, 2003 at 1:18am JST

A former gymnast, Aikawa Maki has turned her skills to a different way of life—street fighting. The only thing that truly makes her feel alive is violence. With amazing power and grace, she fights opponent after opponent, repeatedly demonstrating the gymnastic talent that earns her her nom de guerre, "Airmaster."

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Bouken Yuuki Pluster World

  1. Sci-Fi
  2. Shounen
Bouken Yuuki Pluster World
April 3, 2003 JST

Sent to a strange world, a young boy must team up with monsters, becoming one with them to battle evil.

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D.N.Angel

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Fantasy
  4. Magic
  5. Romance
  6. School
  7. Shoujo
D.N.Angel
April 3, 2003 JST

Niwa Daisuke is your average teenager, until his fourteenth birthday. He tries to declare his love to the girl of his dreams, but fails. Suddenly, whenever he thinks about this girl he turns into the legendary phantom thief known as Dark Mousy. Daisuke's mother, very much aware of this, makes him turn into Dark and steal valuable works of art for a purpose unkown to Daisuke. As the story unfolds, he learns why, and about his classmate who seems to have the same ability.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Uchuu no Stellvia

  1. Action
  2. Romance
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Space
Uchuu no Stellvia
Apr 3, 2003 at 1:00am JST

The year is 2356 A.D. - 189 years after a distant supernova caused a global catastrophe that wiped out 99% of the world population. To keep track on all space activities, mankind has built colossal space stations called "foundations" all over the Solar System. After passing the Space Academy entrance exams, Shima Katase embarks to the Earth-based foundation Stellvia to fulfill her dream of seeing the galaxy and to prevent another interstellar catastrophe from destroying Earth.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Kaleido Star

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Fantasy
  4. Shoujo
  5. Sports
Kaleido Star
Apr 3, 2003 at 5:25pm JST

As a talented young acrobat, Sora has dreamed of sharing a stage with the performers of Kaleido Stage, a world renowned circus that combines graceful acrobatics, dazzling costumes, and stunts that keep audiences on the edge of their seats. She makes the move from Japan to California to audition for the show, in hopes of one day basking in the glitz and glamour.

However, finding her place in such a competitive world will not be easy. Sora will shed blood, sweat, and tears on her path to becoming a performer, buoyed by the friends she makes along the way. Of course, there will also be rivals and other individuals who do not believe Sora has what it takes to shine as brightly as Kaleido Stage needs her to.

Sora will need to endure these trials and tribulations in her quest to become a star, earning the respect of both those who doubt her abilities and by those who are threatened by her. Watch as Sora flies through the bright lights in Kaleido Star!

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Pokemon Advanced Generation

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Fantasy
  5. Kids
Pokemon Advanced Generation
Leftover
Apr 3, 2003 at 7:00pm JST

After participating in the Johto League, Satoshi decides to begin anew in yet another journey; this time by himself and Pikachu, in the land of Houen. Though he isn't alone for long, as 10-year-old Haruka (whom dislikes Pokemon, but just wants to come along to see the world) travels with him after Pikachu destroys her bicycle. Satoshi also meets up with his old companion, Takeshi, and Haruka's younger brother, Masato. Together, they travel along in Houen, battling Gym Leaders, entering Contests, and other events on the way to the Houen League.

(Source: Anime News Network, edited)

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Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Magic
  4. Romance
  5. Shoujo
Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch
April 5, 2003 JST

As the mermaid princess of the North Pacific (one of the seven mermaid kingdoms), Lucia entrusts a magical pearl to a boy who falls overboard a ship one night. Lucia must travel to the human world to reclaim her pearl and protect the mermaid kingdoms. Using the power of music Lucia is able to protect herself and the mermaid kingdoms from a growing evil force.

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Narue no Sekai

  1. Comedy
  2. Romance
  3. Sci-Fi
Narue no Sekai
Apr 5, 2003 at 1:55am JST

Meet Narue, an adorable schoolgirl with a secret. She's really an alien with powers right out of a sci-fi comic! But growing up is never easy, and sometimes it doesn't help when you're from outer space. Join our spunky heroine as she faces androids, alien invaders, and her first date with the boy next door. It's the sci-fi comedy that's a direct hit to your heart!

(Source: Central Park Media)

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Matantei Loki Ragnarok

  1. Comedy
  2. Magic
  3. Mystery
  4. Shounen
  5. Supernatural
Matantei Loki Ragnarok
Apr 5, 2003 at 9:30am JST

Loki, the Norse god of mischief, has been exiled to the human world for what was apparently a bad joke. Along with being exiled, he's forced to take the form of a child. He's told the only way he can get back to the world of the gods is if he can collect auras of evil that take over human hearts, and so to do this he runs a detective agency. Loki is soon joined by a human girl named Mayura who is a maniac for mysteries, and she soon helps out in her own way. However, soon other Norse gods begin to appear, and most have the intent to assassinate Loki for reasons unclear.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Astro Boy: Tetsuwan Atom

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Kids
  4. Mecha
  5. Sci-Fi
  6. Shounen
  7. Super Power
Astro Boy: Tetsuwan Atom
April 6, 2003 JST

Astro is a robotic boy that posses super human powers and an artificial intelligence system that is unparalleled to any robot. His creator, Dr. Tenma, created him to replace his late son, Tovio. Dr. Tenma soon destroys his laboratory, after the creation of Astro, and shuts down Astro. Soon after, Dr. O'Shay, the head of the Ministry of Science revives Astro, and tries to give him a normal life as a 6th grade student that helps the police agency keep renegade robots and bigot humans from causing harm. Astro faces extreme racism for being a robot, and he must discover the truth about his creator Dr. Tenma.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Di Gi Charat Nyo

  1. Comedy
  2. Fantasy
  3. Sci-Fi
Di Gi Charat Nyo
Short-form
April 6, 2003 JST

Di Gi Charat (a.k.a. Dejiko) - along with Petit Charat (a.k.a. Puchiko) and Gema - travels to Earth as part of her training to become a full-fledged princess. They crash on a small town in Japan, where they meet the Omocha brothers (who spend most of their time thinking how cute Puchiko is) and Mr. & Mrs. Ankoro (an elderly couple that makes Japanese sweets).

(Source: Anime News Network)

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One Piece: Oounabara ni Hirake! Dekkai Dekkai Chichi no Yume!

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Fantasy
  5. Shounen
  6. Super Power
One Piece: Oounabara ni Hirake! Dekkai Dekkai Chichi no Yume!
April 6, 2003 JST

The story opens on Pirate Zap's ship, where two of his crew, Bonnie and Max, are tired and want to escape, but unfortunately they have no money. Three children were being held captive on the ship overhear them. The eldest, Amanda, who's father was a pro treasure hunter, knows the whereabouts of a great treasure, and offers them a deal. If they help them make a clean escape, they could take all the treasure they wanted. They agree, and the five of them barely escape and make it onto a small island where they meet Luffy and his crew. Unfortunately they were pursued and Luffy and Amanda are captured and brought back to their boss, the head of the Bayan Pirates, who is also after the treasure. Now Luffy and the others must battle the Bayan pirates and find the treasure that Amanda's father had left for his children. Amanda, who has always resented adventure and treasure because her father was constantly gone in search for it, finally understands his feelings.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Ashita no Nadja

  1. Adventure
  2. Drama
  3. Historical
  4. Romance
  5. Shoujo
Ashita no Nadja
Leftover
Apr 6, 2003 at 8:30am JST

This story takes place about one hundred years ago. Nadja is a bright, cheerful girl who was raised in an orphanage near London, England. Nadja was entrusted to the orphanage when she was a baby. So she thought her father and mother were dead. But before her thirteenth birthday, she found out that her mother might be alive..

Nadja sets out on a journey to find her mother! With all of Europe as the stage, Nadja's exciting adventure begins!

(Source: AniDB)

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Sonic X

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Kids
  4. Mecha
  5. Sci-Fi
  6. Shounen
Sonic X
Apr 6, 2003 at 8:30am JST

Back on Sonic's home planet, Eggman has collected all 7 of the Chaos Emeralds, and is about to have absolute power when Sonic interferes, causing an explosion that sends everyone from their world to Earth. Sonic and his friends team up with 12 year old Christopher Thorndyke to collect all the Chaos Emeralds and defeat the evil Dr. Eggman.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Konjiki no Gash Bell!!

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Magic
  4. Shounen
  5. Supernatural
Konjiki no Gash Bell!!
Apr 6, 2003 at 9:00am JST

Takamine Kiyomaro, a depressed don't-care-about-the-world guy, was suddenly given a little demon named Gash Bell to take care of. Little does he know that Gash is embroiled into an intense fight to see who is the ruler of the demon world. All of the demons have to pick a master on Earth and duke it out with other demons until one survives. Needless to say, Kiyomaro becomes Gash's master, and through their many battles, Kiyomaro learns the importance of friendship and courage.

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Dear Boys

  1. Drama
  2. Shounen
  3. Sports
Dear Boys
April 7, 2003 JST

Aikawa Kazuhiko was the captain of Tendoji high school prestigious basketball team. He moves into a new town to attend Mizuho high school and joins its basketball team. However, Mizuho high's basketball team is far from being prestigious, in fact, it's now defunct. Nevertheless to say, Kazuhiko's persistence, passion and basketball skills inspired other team members of the dysfunctional basketball team to gear up and start practicing again.

The goal is to play in the national tournaments where all young basketball players meet their opponents to compete with them. The tale of youth of the five protagonists: Fujiwara Takumi, Ishii Tsutomu, Dobashi Kenji, Miura Ranmaru and Aikawa Kazuhiko have just began along with the live of Mizuho high school basketball team.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

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Last Exile

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Sci-Fi
Last Exile
Apr 8, 2003 at 1:30am JST

Claus Valca is from the world of Prester where he and his long-time friend, Lavie Head live and work as sky couriers. They pilot a van-ship left to Claus by his father. Together they dream of one day making the journey their fathers were never able to complete — fly across the notoriously dangerous stretch of space known as the Grand Stream.

One day, after Claus and Lavie agree to shuttle a mysterious girl named Alvis Hamilton to the air-battleship, Silvana, they become involved in a war that shakes their world — Prester, a world where mighty winds and a sea of clouds spread far and wide...

(Source: AniDB)

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Scrapped Princess

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Fantasy
  5. Mecha
  6. Sci-Fi
  7. Shounen
Scrapped Princess
Apr 8, 2003 at 6:00pm JST

Pacifica Casull is the most feared and hated person by the followers of the God Mauser. Known as the Scrapped Princess, she is the poison that will destroy the world. To avoid being killed by the zealots of Mauser, Pacifica and her adoptive brother and sister leave the village of Manhurin. Her brother, Shannon, is an expert with the sword while Racquel is proficient with magic. At every step of the way, however, someone is constantly trying to kill Pacifica, hoping to somehow avert the catastrophe that is supposed to befall the world on her 16th birthday.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Psychological
  4. Slice of Life
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
Apr 8, 2003 at 6:30pm JST

Based on a light novel series by Keiichi Sigsawa, the philosophical Kino no Tabi employs the time-honored motif of the road trip as a vehicle for self-discovery and universal truth. Deeply meditative and cooler than zero, the series follows the existential adventures of the apt markswoman Kino along with talking motorcycle Hermes as they travel the world and learn much about themselves in the process. Imaginative, thought-provoking, and sometimes disturbing, Kino's journey is documented in an episodic style with an emphasis on atmosphere rather than action or plot, though still prevalent.

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Tennis no Ouji-sama: Mini Theater

  1. Comedy
Tennis no Ouji-sama: Mini Theater
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
April 9, 2003 JST

A short mini-theatre comedy featuring Prince of Tennis characters.

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.hack//Liminality

  1. Game
  2. Mystery
  3. Sci-Fi
.hack//Liminality
  • Studio TBD
April 10, 2003 JST

In the year 2007, an MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) known as 'The World' is released in the US and becomes insanely popular, spreading worldwide and reaching up to 20 million players. One day, a mysterious phenomenon occurs where all the monsters in the game become increasingly powerful and harbour otherwise unheard of abilities. Along with this, players are unable to make any progress with their characters. Naturally, these occurrences render The World rather unplayable, so a player who goes by the name of Kite decides to get to the bottom of it.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Juubee Ninpuuchou: Ryuuhougyoku-hen

  1. Adventure
  2. Horror
  3. Magic
  4. Martial Arts
  5. Shounen
  6. Supernatural
Juubee Ninpuuchou: Ryuuhougyoku-hen
April 15, 2003 JST

Fourteen years after defeating the immortal warrior Himuro Genma and thwarting the Shogun of the Dark's evil plans, Kibagami Jubei continues to roam all over Japan as a masterless swordsman. During his journey, he meets Shigure, a priestess who has never seen the world outside her village. But when a group of demons destroys the village and kills everyone, Jubei becomes a prime target after acquiring the Dragon Jewel—a stone with an unknown origin. Meanwhile, Shigure—along with the monk Dakuan and a young thief named Tsubute—travels to the village of Yagyu. And with two demon clans now hunting down Shigure, Dakuan must once again acquire the services of Jubei to protect the Priestess of Light.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Tantei Gakuen Q

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Mystery
  4. Police
  5. Shounen
Tantei Gakuen Q
Apr 15, 2003 at 6:55pm JST

Kyuu is your average boy with a knack for logic and reasoning. Desiring to become a detective, he finds out about the existence of the Dan Detective School (DDS); a famed school where students are allowed to bear arms. Together with Megu, a girl with photographic memory, the martial arts master Kinta, the genius programmer Kazuma and the mysterious Ryuu, Kyuu tackles many well planned out crimes, always seeking the truth.

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Gad Guard

  1. Adventure
  2. Mecha
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Shounen
Gad Guard
April 16, 2003 JST

Several hundred years in the future, the resources of the Earth runs out, and the progression of the human race has stagnated. The world is now divided into "Units". A boy named Hajiki Sanada lives with his mother and sister in Unit 74, in a place called "Night Town", in which all electricity is shut down at midnight. The key in this story is an object called the GAD. GADs have the ability to reconstruct materials while reacting to feelings of an organic life. The size and shape of the resulting product seem to be different depending on the kinds of feelings that the life possesses. When Hajiki comes in contact with one by accident, it transforms into a huge robot--a Tekkoudo, or "Iron Giant"--which Hajiki names Lightning. And soon he realizes that he isn't the only one with a Tekkoudo, and must find out how to deal with those others who he feels are the "same" as himself.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Hunter x Hunter: Greed Island

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Shounen
  4. Super Power
Hunter x Hunter: Greed Island
April 16, 2003 JST

After the battle with the Spiders, the search for Ging continues as Gon and Killua decided to once again attempt to purchase the rare game "Greed Island". However, Gon came up with a better plan, which was to volunteer to complete the game for the billionaire who owned it. But some training must be done, as Gon and Killua's abilities are still at a developing stage and "Greed Island" is no simple game for anyone to play with. It is the infamous game that could easily lead to one's death. Based on the manga by Togashi Yoshihiro.

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Texhnolyze

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Psychological
  4. Sci-Fi
Texhnolyze
Apr 17, 2003 at 3:28am JST

Texhnolyze takes place in the city of Lux, a man-made underground city that has crumbled after years of neglect and lack of repairs. Citizens of Lux have come to refer to their home as simply "The City" and treat it as though it has a mind and will of its own. Three major factions battle to control Lux: Organo, a group of "professionals" who collaborate with the criminal underworld that controls Texhnolyze (prosthetics), the Salvation Union, a populist group that seeks to disrupt Organo's business, and Racan, a collection of young individuals with Texhnolyzes that use their abilities for personal gain.

Ichise was once an orphan who has made a place for himself in Lux as a prize fighter. One day, a fight promoter grows angry with him and the altercation that follows results in Ichise losing an arm and a leg. Before death can take him, Ichise is found by the scientist Eriko Kamata, who uses him as a test subject for her newly designed Texhnolyze. With these powerful new limbs at his disposal, Ichise begins to work for Oonishi, the leader of Organo. He soon meets a mysterious young girl, Ran, who has the power to see possible futures. Together, they soon realize that Lux is on the brink of war and collapse, and that they may be the only ones who can save The City.

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Hajime no Ippo: Champion Road

  1. Comedy
  2. Shounen
  3. Sports
Hajime no Ippo: Champion Road
April 18, 2003 JST

As the new Champion, Ippo must protect his title against some of the best boxers available.

Makunouchi Ippo is the new Featherweight champion of Japan and is now ready for his first title defense. His opponent, the former Jr. Featherweight champion and a medical student, Sanada Kazuki. In addition to this feud, Sanada is being coached by Kamogawa's former rival, Hama Dankichi. What makes things worse is that Sanada works at the same hospital where Kumi is a nurse at and everybody at the hospital wants Sanada to win. Not only does Ippo have to defend his title, he has to reclaim his love.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Detective Conan Movie 7: Meikyuu no Crossroad

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Mystery
  4. Police
  5. Shounen
Detective Conan Movie 7: Meikyuu no Crossroad
April 19, 2003 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Mouri Kogoro is called to a special case in the ancient capital of Kyoto. There, Conan meets Heiji and they team up once again to solve the case, recover the stolen Healing Buddha statue, and even discover the identity of Heiji's first love.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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RahXephon: Tagen Hensoukyoku

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Mecha
  4. Psychological
  5. Romance
  6. Sci-Fi
RahXephon: Tagen Hensoukyoku
April 19, 2003 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Ayato Kamina was separated from the girl he loved, Haruka Mishima, when an event occurred that was thought to have killed everyone outside of Tokyo. But one day three years later, invaders suddenly attacked the city. It was then that he meets an agent of TERRA, Haruka Shitow, who tells him that she will give him the truth about the world. It is the beginning of a series of strange events, which involve him activating a giant mecha, the RahXephon and finding out that many people, including his own mother, has blue blood, and that he was actually living in a self-encased dimension where time moves slower than that of the outside world.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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There She Is!!

  1. Comedy
  2. Romance
There She Is!!
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
April 20, 2003 JST

The plot revolves around Doki, a female rabbit, meeting, falling in love with, and chasing Nabi, a male cat, in a world where love between the two species is socially unacceptable. The theme of the short is that all love can be accepted and has a chance. Nabi attempts to cure Doki's infatuation for him, but after seeing the extent of her love, he gives in and finds something he can appreciate in her.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Lingerie Senshi Papillon Rose

  1. Ecchi
  2. Magic
  3. Parody
  4. Sci-Fi
Lingerie Senshi Papillon Rose
  • Studio TBD
April 25, 2003 JST

Tsubomi is a savvy and horny school girl who works at a lingerie club, a gentlemen's bar where scantily clad young women serve drinks to the patrons. She is useless at her job but is blackmailing her boss so she won't get fired. One day she runs into a gorgeous young man who she takes to bed. She meets into a perverted talking cat with a butterfly on its forehead, who recruits her to be a magical soldier. She has to fight off a dominatrix elf woman called Beene, a minion of Regina Apis, a matriarch bent on chaos and forming her new Dynasty. Tsubomi is learning of her powers when she is rescued by an oddly familiar masked man, known only as Dandelion. The plot of this anime is completely farcical and parodies the magical girl genre and Sailor Moon in particular.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Hashire!

  1. Comedy
Hashire!
  • Studio TBD
April 2003

A short film by Aoki Jun.

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Oseam

  1. Adventure
  2. Drama
Oseam
  • Studio TBD
May 1, 2003 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

The animation is based on the fairy tale of the same name with the local sale over 100,000 copies by Jeong Chae-bong, a writer well known for his innocent and heart-stirring tales. It is a story about two orphans, Gil-son, a five-year-old boy, and his blind sister Gam-i who are brought up by a charitable monk at a secluded temple in Mt. Seorak. Gil-son, a mischievous boy, is the guide for this hour-long travel in search of innocence. Having a pure heart, he befriends all living things and communicates with clouds, birds and flowers. One snowy day, however...

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Kanon Kazahana

  1. Drama
  2. Romance
  3. Slice of Life
  4. Supernatural
Kanon Kazahana
May 3, 2003 JST

The spring has come since Yuuichi reunited with Ayu, and lives of all major characters are back on track. When Mishio visits Makoto's birthplace, however, a miracle happens before her eyes.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Saint Beast: Seijuu Kourin-hen

  1. Action
  2. Fantasy
  3. Magic
  4. Supernatural
Saint Beast: Seijuu Kourin-hen
  • Studio TBD
May 8, 2003 JST

The seal which was imprisoning the fallen angels, Kirin no Yuda and Houou no Ruka, is broken and the two decide to get revenge on the God who had cast them to Hell by getting rid of the Heavens that had once been their home. Soon the guardian angels on Earth begin disappearing, and no one in Heaven can explain the happenings. But there is a sense of a vengeful animal spirit at work, and so the four Saint Beasts are called upon to investigate.

The 4 Gods of Beasts attempt to rescue the guardian angels, as well as to find out what this evil animal spirit is...

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Submarine Super 99

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Military
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Shounen
Submarine Super 99
May 8, 2003 JST

Dr. Oki , the genius scientist who designed a new type of submarine is missing. His son, Susumu, smells an evil scheme of unknown group. He knows everything of his father's submarine called "Super 99" – equipment, weapons, functions and capacity. Susumu thinks that to find his father is to reveal the secret organization, Helmet Party, and stop their conspiracy. With the help of his friends and Marine Corps, he sets out to an underwater quest, not knowing how dangerous his endeavour is…

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Ultra Maniac

  1. Comedy
  2. Magic
  3. Romance
  4. School
  5. Shoujo
Ultra Maniac
May 20, 2003 at 10:00pm JST

Hideo Middle School eighth-grader Ayu Tateishi, as a member of the tennis club, is of course a cool girl who is popular among the girls in the school. Actually, she's an ordinary girl pretending to be cool, because Kaji-kun of the baseball team likes her.

She is adored by the transfer student Nina Sakura. Nina actually has a huge secret?! Because she is a young witch who transferred from the magic kingdom. She's a real witch which a magic computer and a magical treasure box. But this magic always causes big problems!!

Now back to the boys. Of course there's Tetsushi Kaji, the up-and-coming ace of the baseball team, who is very popular among the girls, and his best friend, the calm and quiet member of the tennis club, Hiroki Tsujiai, and many others.

This story is a school love comedy set at Hideo Middle School, starring the cool beauty Ayu, the young witch Nina, the baseball team's Kaji-kun, and the tennis team's Tsujiai-kun. Also, there are original characters that Yoshizumi-sensei designed specifically for the anime, so please look forward to it!

(Source: AnimeNfo)

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Parasite Dolls

  1. Sci-Fi
Parasite Dolls
May 22, 2003 JST

A secret unit of the AD Police, known as Branch, specializes in crimes involving humanoid robots called 'Boomers'. Branch officer Buzz must cope with having a Boomer for a partner, while officer Michaelson finds the line between human and robot to be a thin one. Together they serve to protect a world that is slowly deconstructing around them. Set in the Bubblegum Crisis universe.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Guardian Hearts

  1. Comedy
  2. Ecchi
  3. Magic
  4. Romance
  5. School
Guardian Hearts
  • Studio TBD
May 23, 2003 JST

Maya, Kurusu, and Chelsea hit it off really well when trying to get revenge on Guardian Hearts for making them suffer. Maya and company thought that Guardian Hearts usually appears when Kazuya is getting along with a girl. Not knowing that Guardian Hearts is actually Hina, they leave her alone with Kazuya in an attempt to lure Guardian Hearts.

(Source: AniDB)

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Naruto: Akaki Yotsuba no Clover wo Sagase

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Shounen
Naruto: Akaki Yotsuba no Clover wo Sagase
May 24, 2003 JST

The grandson of the 3rd Hokage, Konohamaru, finally has a crush on a girl, but he has a big problem she is soon to be moving away from the hidden leaf village. Konohamaru trying to make her stay seeks out the legendary crimson four-leaf clover, which is rumored to grant one wish.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Hitsuji no Uta

  1. Drama
  2. Horror
  3. Vampire
Hitsuji no Uta
May 25, 2003 JST

Kazuna's family has a history of suffering from a disease that creates an uncontrollable vampire-like thirst for blood. Knowing none of this, Kazuna was sent to live with the Eda couple as a child. As the sickness begins to show signs of being present within himself, he comes into contact with his older sister, Chizuna, who has been suffering from it since early childhood. Knowing that the sickness incurs a heavy weight upon those that suffer from it, Chizuna tries to ease her brother's burden, to help him learn to control his urges, but...

(Source: Anime News Network)