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Summer 1981 Anime

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Sengoku Majin Goushougun

  1. Mecha
  2. Parody
  3. Sci-Fi
Sengoku Majin Goushougun
July 3, 1981 JST

A meteor strikes the Earth and is found to emanate a powerful new energy called Beamler, which is used to power a battle robot, GoShogun, and a teleporting fortress, Good Thunder. The Docougar Crime Syndicate, lead by crime lord Neo Neros, try to steal the secret of the energy from the inventor of GoShogun, but he kills himself rather than let them acquire it. His son is targeted by Neo Neros next, but he is taken in by the crew aboard Good Thunder, who travel the world fighting NeoNeros's forces with GoShogun.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Ashita no Joe 2 (Movie)

  1. Drama
  2. Sports
Ashita no Joe 2 (Movie)
  • Studio TBD
July 4, 1981 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

It has been six months since the tragic accident in Joe and Rikiishi's fight. Joe believes he has overcomed Rikiishi's death and decides to make a comeback. Joe does make a successful comeback by scoring 5 KO's by body blows. Joe is then given a shot at the national title as a means by the boxing commission to put him down. The champion, Tiger Ozaki makes use of Joe's habits and ends up making Joe's corner throw in the towel. Joe is afraid to throw punches at the face because of what happened to Rikiishi. Youko, Joe's love interest and the owner of the gym where Rikiishi trained at recruits a world ranked boxer from Venezuela, Carlos Rivera, to get Joe back on his feet and pursue his boxing career to the regional and world ranks.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Mecha
  4. Military
  5. Sci-Fi
  6. Space
Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow
July 11, 1981 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

As the War continues, Amuro and the White Base crew must make their way toward the Earth Federation Headquarters, Jaburo. On their way they meet several new enemies and face off against impossible odds. They fight in Operation Odessa to relieve the Earth from the clutches of the Zeon forces.

Lives are lost, new friendships are made, and discoveries at every corner. Amuro soon learns that he possesses the powers of the mysterious Newtypes.

[Source: Otakufreakmk2]

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Sirius no Densetsu

  1. Drama
  2. Fantasy
  3. Romance
Sirius no Densetsu
  • Studio TBD
July 18, 1981 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Gods once lived on earth, and two siblings, Oceanus - God of Water, and Hyperia - Goddess of Fire, lived in peace and dearly loved each other. However, the God of Wind, Algaroc, become jealous of the pair's happiness, and spread lies and deceit between them until their hatred for each other brought about war.

Finally, Algaroc was imprisoned by the King of Gods, but after that time, the brother and sister still despised each other, so the Children of Fire and Water forever remained apart. But, then Prince Syrius of the Water and Princess Malta of the Fire meet and fall in love. The love of Syrius and Malta may not be enough to surpass their parents' hatred. Whether they can stay together forever may be impossible

[Source: AniDB]

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Grick no Bouken

  1. Adventure
  2. Drama
  3. Fantasy
  4. Kids
Grick no Bouken
July 21, 1981 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Grick is a young chipmunk living in the city with his sister. But after hearing from a carrier pigeon of the Chipmunk homeland, the Great Forest, he leaves home alone. Grick meets both friends and enemies along his adventure to find the place where he truly belongs.

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Kyoufu Densetsu Kaiki! Frankenstein

  1. Drama
  2. Horror
  3. Sci-Fi
Kyoufu Densetsu Kaiki! Frankenstein
July 27, 1981 JST

Airing on TV Asahi in 1981, with a running time of 111 minutes, Frankenstein is a reasonably standard retelling of the classic book by Mary Shelley. In a foreboding castle scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein performs a hideous experiment which he hopes will bring the dead back to life. With the help of his assistant he is successful in reanimating a man recreated from parts gathered from corpses but the creature is unpredictable and horrifying. The doctor flees back to his home in Switzerland leaving his assistant in charge of destroying the monster. But Dr. Frankenstein soon finds that he cannot hide from his shameful secret forever as mysterious murders are committed around him forcing him to question if his creation really is dead and gone...

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Daicon Opening Animations

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Mecha
  4. Music
  5. Sci-Fi
Daicon Opening Animations
Short-form
August 22, 1981 JST

A girl is visited by two men from a space ship. They give her water she needs to water her daicon (radish). On her journey to deliver the water, this girl has to fight demons and giant robots.

[Source: Anime News Network]