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Eiken
Founded in 1969
Native Name
エイケン
Founded
March 10, 1969
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  1. Adventure
  2. Educational
  3. Medical
Seimei no Kagaku: Micro Patrol
  1. Eiken

The series "Once Upon a Time... Life" teaches about the human body and about the different systems in it with the same characters from the other "Once Upon a Time" seasons. "The good Characters" represent the body's defense mechanisms, whereas "the bad Characters" represent the viruses and bacteria that threaten to attack the human body.

[Source: Wikipedia]

  1. Drama
  2. Performing Arts
  3. Romance
Glass no Kamen
  1. Eiken
April 8, 1984 EST

Kitajima Maya, a 13-year old girl with a talent for acting, was discovered by the reclusive actress Tsukikage. The story follows Maya's growing up, intense training, overcoming challenges, and evolving into the foremost actress of her generation (she is about 20 so far). Maya's greatest rival is Himekawa Ayumi, the beautiful daughter of a famous movie couple. They ultimately vied for the most sought-after role - the "Crimson Goddess". An equally important subplot Maya's relationship with the handsome and ruthless entertainment mogul Hayami Masumi, who secretly became her number one fan, but misunderstandings and bad-timing obstructed their romance...

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Drama
  2. Military
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Space
Ginga Patrol PJ
  1. Eiken
Oct 8, 1982 at 5:00pm EDT

Once Upon a Time... Space differs from the rest of the Once Upon a Time titles in the sense that the series revolve on a dramatic content rather than an educational premise. The series still has a handful of educational information (such as an episode discussing the rings of Planet Saturn).

The series succeeds Once Upon a Time... Man. It reprises almost the entire totality of the characters of the previous series and adapts them into a science-fiction context.

The story tells about the confrontation of many big galactic powers. Among them there is the Omega Confederation, of which Earth is a member of; the military republic of Cassiopée led by the general Le Teigneux; and a powerful supercomputer which controls an army of robots. Once Upon a Time... Space features the adventures of Pierrot (son of colonel Pierre and president Pierrette) and his friend Psi.

  1. Combat Sports
  2. Sports
Musashi no Ken
  1. Eiken
April 17, 1985 EST

Musashi no Ken is the story of a boy named Musashi who aims to be the Kendo champion. Part of the anime is him as a child, and part is of him as an adult.

  1. Adventure
  2. Mecha
  3. Sci-Fi
Tetsujin 28-gou
  1. Eiken
October 19, 1963 EDT

Dr.Haneda was developing experimental giant robot warriors to fight the allies during the Second World War, but before his creations could see action, Allied bombs destroyed the facility and killed him. A decade later criminals discovered two of the surviving prototypes, #26 and 27 in the series, and used the remote controlled robots to commit a number of crimes. Young Shotaro Haneda, the twelve year old son of Dr.Haneda, did some investigating and discovered that the mob were hunting for the twenty-eighth robot in the series, rumoured to be the most powerful of them all. Racing the villains, Shotaro discovers the robot first, along with Dr.Shikashima, a colleague of his father's who was also believed killed by the Allied bombing. Together the two prevent Tetusjin-28 (the robot's official designation) from falling into the hands of the bad guys, and decide to dedicate him to peace rather than war.

Shotaro fought crime for a long time, supported by Dr.Shikashima, who would repair Tetsujin-28 when he was damaged, and by police officer Otsuka. Shotaro even battled the alien Magmans, invaders from the planet Magma, who came to Earth late in his career, bringing their own giant robots, Magma X and Gold Wolf, with them.

[Source: AniDB]

  1. Comedy
  2. Slice of Life
  1. Eiken
October 5, 1969 EDT

The main character is a mother named Sazae-san. She lives in a house with her husband, her kids and her parents. The show is the ultimate family program and tends to follow traditional themes. Think of this show as the Japanese equivalent to "The Partridge Family" and you'll get a good feel for this show's atmosphere. Don't expect to see things like violence, swearing, kung-fu action or magical girls. The plots are more like "Today, Sazae-san goes to the new mall and gets lost". Such "boring" plotlines and the simplistic art are often a turn-off to non-Japanese audiences, but most Japanese find the show incredibly good. As a result, it continues to be one of the top ratings grabbers on TV and is one of the few anime that is considered "acceptable" by adults.

[Source: AniDB]

  1. Comedy
  2. Gourmet
  3. Slice of Life
Cooking Papa
  1. Eiken
April 8, 1992 EDT

The story of Mr. Araiwa and his family. He is a model employee in a large enterprise, but becomes a completely different character at home. He is very keen on cooking and lets pass no occasion to cook delicious dishes for his wife, who is frequently occupied by her work as a journalist, or his young son.

[Source: AniDB]

  1. Action
  2. Mecha
  3. Sci-Fi
UFO Senshi Dai Apolon
  1. Studio Live
  2. Eiken
  3. Wao World
Apr 6, 1976 at 5:00am EST

The story is about 16 years old boy Takeshi who recently formed an American football team at the BlueSky orphanage. One day the game is interuppted by a light in the sky. Takeshi discovers he is the son of the king of the planet Apolon, spirited away to Earth by his father's retainer Rabi to avoid death at the hands of General Dazaan. He turns out to have special energy abilities which can control UFO saucers from under the ocean floor, which in turn can become robots that are synchronized to their movements.

[Source: Wikipedia]

  1. Action
  2. Baseball
  3. Sports
  4. Team Sports
Play Ball
  1. Eiken
Aug 8, 2005 at 1:45pm EDT

After fracturing a finger in a junior high school game, Takao Taniguchi is unable to play baseball. After entering Sumitani High School, he is constantly watching the baseball club even though he is unable to play. He catches the eye of the captain of the soccer club, and while he still has lingering hopes of joining the baseball club, he decides to join the soccer club.

While he's a complete beginner, Taniguchi developed a strong spirit of hard work while in junior high school and his new teammates begin to see his potential. While he focuses all of his energy on soccer, he is unable to forget his youthful zeal for baseball and he begins umpiring baseball games in secret.

[Source: Wikipedia]

  1. Action
  2. Sci-Fi
  3. Space
  4. Super Power
Yuusei Shounen Papii
  1. Eiken
Jun 3, 1965 at 6:00am EDT

Tells the story of a member of the Universal Peace Corps from the Planet Radion coming to Earth on a mission to determine if this world meets standards for membership in the Galactic Union of Worlds and assist its inhabitants during his stay. While on his mission Prince Planet adopts the identity of an Earth boy named Bobby and gains comrades who work together alongside him combating evil forces both alien and terrestrial.

[Source: Wikipedia]

  1. Mecha
  2. Slice of Life
Tetsujin 28-gou Gao!
TV (JP)
Released
Short-form
  1. Eiken
Apr 5, 2013 at 3:52pm EDT

This series of anime shorts, roughly five minutes in length, will focus on protagonist Shoutarou Kaneda's everyday life instead of focusing on battle scenes as previous Tetsujin 28 titles have done. The visuals of the title robot, its nemesis Black Ox, and other elements will have a pop-art style.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Comedy
  2. Slice of Life
Kobo-chan
  1. Eiken
October 19, 1992 EDT

Kobo Tabata lives in a typical Japanese family. His father is a normal salary-man, his mother's a typical housewife, his grandparents (from his mother's side) help to take care of the family and it's pets, and his uncle's a slightly obese high school teacher. Still, they manage to find odd situations that sometimes arise due to Kobo's growing up process or simply because of their own habits and misunderstandings.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Sports
  2. Team Sports
Captain (TV)
  1. Eiken
Jan 10, 1983 at 5:00am EST

The original is an impressive sports manga featuring not heroes, but common boys, and the story depicts the growth of Sumiya 2 junior high school baseball team (the successive captains and players) in downtown Tokyo. Takao Taniguchi, who was a substitute player of the second team of Aoba Gakuin, a prestigious junior high school in the baseball world, but he transferred to Sumiya 2 and he became the captain of the baseball club. After steady training, the team try to do a final game in the regional preliminaries, against Aoba Gakuin.

[Source: MyAnimeList]

  1. Comedy
Norakuro
  1. Eiken
Oct 5, 1970 at 6:00am EDT

Norakuro is a black dog enlisted in the "Mokenrentai" (Fierce Dog Brigade), an Imperial army of dogs fighting in a war against the enemy Monkey Army.

Norakuro is a stray black-and-white dog in an army of white dogs who blundered his way while being a Private Second-Class.

This series was relatively faithful to the comics. One big change, however, was the addition of the army nurse Miko, whom Norakuro had a crush on. For this series, Norakuro was voiced by Nobuyo Ooyama, who would later become noted for voicing Doraemon.

[Source: Cartoon Research]

  1. Sci-Fi
Yuusei Kamen
  1. Eiken
Jun 3, 1966 at 6:00am EDT

Donning a special mask, a young man defends the planet.

[Source: AniDB]

  1. Comedy
  2. Slice of Life
Ijiwaru Baasan (1996)
  1. Eiken
Apr 19, 1996 at 6:00am EDT

Grandma is a nasty and manipulative thing most of the time, causing endless trouble for her son-in-law and daughter, her grandchildren, and her neighbours.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
Seton Doubutsuki
  1. Eiken
Oct 14, 1989 at 5:30am EDT

Documentary in which the achievement of Ernest "Black Wolf" Thompson is settled in different Episodes. Every single episode is a documentary in which one sort of Animal is described.

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