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Summer 1997 Anime

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Pokemon

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Fantasy
  5. Kids
Pokemon
Leftover
3.9
Jul 1, 1997 at 6:30pm JST

※ NOTE: Chronological order of episodes 039-066: 065-066, 039-047, 052, 048-051, 053-064

Pokémon or Pocket Monsters (often referred to as Pokemon: Gotta Catch Em All to distinguish it from the later series) tells the adventures of Ash Ketchum (Satoshi in the original Japanese version) as he travels through Kanto, the Orange Islands, and Johto to become the greatest Pokémon Master. For the English language release, Pokémon was split into four separate series spanning five seasons.
[Source: wikipedia]

A young boy named Ash Ketchum embarks on a journey to become a "Pokemon Master" with his first Pokemon, Pikachu. Joining him on his travels are Brock, a girl-obsessed Rock Pokemon Trainer, and Misty, a tomboyish Water Pokemon Trainer who may have a crush on him. Ash and Co. end up traveling through various regions, including Kanto, the Orange Islands, and Johto, and then enter the Pokemon League competitions there. Along the way, they run into many confrontations with Jessie, James, and Meowth, a trio of Pokemon thieves who are apart of an evil organization called "Team Rocket". But everytime Team Rocket try to do their evil deeds, they fail thanks to Ash and his Pokemon.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

  1. Drama
  2. Mecha
  3. Psychological
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Dementia
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
4.3
July 19, 1997 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Having prevented the Third Impact and thus saving the planet, NERV unexpectedly finds itself under attack. Conscious of Gendou's betrayal, SEELE launches a massive attack on Tokyo-3 in order to conclude the Human Instrumentality Project at any cost. NERV must now fight its most fearsome opponent: mankind itself.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Mononoke Hime

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Fantasy
Mononoke Hime
4.5
July 12, 1997 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to destroy it. Ashitaka must find a way to bring balance to this conflict.

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Shoujo Kakumei Utena

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Fantasy
  4. Mystery
  5. Psychological
  6. Shoujo
Shoujo Kakumei Utena
Leftover
Jul 2, 1997 at 6:00pm JST

Just after Utena's parents died she was consoled by a prince who gave her a ring with a rose crest on it. Utena was so impressed by the Prince that she vowed to become one herself one day. A few years later Utena is attending Ohtori Academy where she gives all the teachers headaches because she dresses in a boys uniform so she can be like the prince she met long ago. After Utena's friend is insulted by a member of the Student Council, Utena fights in a duel for her friends honor. Utena's rose crest allows her to enter the dueling arena where Utena wins the duel and becomes engaged to the Rose Bride. Unknowingly, Utena is pulled into a series of duels with other members of the Student Council for the possession of the Rose Bride. As she becomes fond of Anthy, the Rose Bride, she must fight to keep her friend safe and to discover the horrifying secret behind Ohtori Academy.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Ie Naki Ko Remy Specials

  1. Adventure
  2. Drama
Ie Naki Ko Remy Specials
May 1997

Three unaired episodes that conclude Ie Naki Ko Remy's story.

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Cutey Honey Flash: The Movie

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Magic
  4. Romance
Cutey Honey Flash: The Movie
July 12, 1997 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Honey Kisaragi is a perfectly normal beautiful high school student. Until her scientist father is kidnapped by the evil organization Panther Claw, that is. But her father left behind a device she can use to transform into the red-haired sword-wielding heroine Cutey Honey.

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Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Tokkyuu! Maboroshi no Kisha

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Fantasy
  4. Horror
  5. Supernatural
Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Tokkyuu! Maboroshi no Kisha
July 12, 1997 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Movie based on the 1996 TV anime with an original plot.

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Rekka no Honoo

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Martial Arts
  4. Shounen
  5. Super Power
Rekka no Honoo
Jul 19, 1997 at 6:30pm JST

Most people think that ninjas are a thing of the past, but Rekka Hanabishi wishes otherwise. Although he comes from a family that makes fireworks, he likes to think of himself as a self-styled, modern-day ninja. Sounds like fun, right? Maybe not. Rekka ends up in lots of fights because he once made the bold announcement that if someone can defeat him, he will become their servant.

Then one day, Rekka meets Yanagi Sakoshita, a gentle girl with the ability to heal any wound or injury. Their meeting sets off a chain of events, which culminate into a shocking discovery. Rekka is the last surviving member of a legendary ninja clan that was wiped out centuries ago. Even more astonishing than being an actual ninja, he also wields the power to control fire. What does this mean for Rekka? Who are these strange people after him and Yanagi? Find out in Rekka no Honoo!

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Fujimi 2-choume Koukyougakudan

  1. Drama
  2. Music
  3. Psychological
  4. Romance
  5. Slice of Life
  6. Yaoi
Fujimi 2-choume Koukyougakudan
  • Studio TBD
July 22, 1997 JST

High school music teacher, Morimura Yuuki, is the concert master and first violinist of the amateur orchestra, Fujimi Orchestra. Surprisingly, a young conductor named Tonoin Kei (known as a musical genius) joins this small orchestra to conduct. Even though Tonoin is a strict conductor, all the members adore him for the notable improvements in their performances and soon Yuuki feels his efforts for the orchestra have been fruitless. Yuuki soon comes to the conclusion that his crush of 3 years likes Tonoin, and he decides to give up on her and leave the orchestra. Tonoin refuses to let him quit, confessing that he loves Yuuki, which reveals that he's gay. Tonoin's love confession confuses Yuuki and it leads to a very horrible misunderstanding.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Rayearth

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Fantasy
Rayearth
July 25, 1997 JST

The Earth lies darkened and deserted. Despite the best efforts of the film's heroine, Hikaru, the evil-filled castle of Cephiro has taken over the world and stands in the center of a lifeless Tokyo. Before the ice-witch Alcyone can take her revenge on Hikaru, she is rescued by Lantis, a young man who seals her into a magical maze where she is challenged to prove her powers while her friends are hunted down by Cephiro's warlocks.

Fleeing through the silent city, Umi and Fuu must seek out the sleeping Mashin; godlike creatures that will fuse with them to form giant warriors of awesome destructive power. But the Magic Knights are afraid, untrained and alone... will even the Mashin be enough to save them from the evil acts of Cephiro?

[Source: AniDB]

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Battle Athletess Daiundoukai

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Ecchi
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Shounen
  6. Space
  7. Sports
Battle Athletess Daiundoukai
July 25, 1997 JST

It is the year 4999 - mankind has long abandoned war in favor of intergalactic competition through athletic events. One of which is an all-female contest for the coveted "Cosmo Beauty" title. Akari Kanzaki has just entered the University Satellite in hopes of becoming the latest Cosmic Beauty - a title held by her mother long ago. On her first few days in the university, she meets new friends, encounters fierce rivals, and struggles to become the best of all the Battle Athletes.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Chokin Senshi Cashman

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
Chokin Senshi Cashman
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
July 29, 1997 JST

An adaptaion by V-Jump Festa of a one shot manga by Akira Toriyama.

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Xiao Qian

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Fantasy
  4. Romance
Xiao Qian
  • Studio TBD
July 31, 1997 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

A Chinese Ghost Story is a movie that follows a young man named Ning. After the loss of his girlfriend he works as a debt collector to forget his troubles only to encounter more than he had imagined. Accompanied by his constant companion Solid Gold, Ning ends up in a ghost town and from there the adventure ensues. This movie explores some of China`s myths and fantasies as the viewer is taken through a world of drama, romance, and battles between good and evil.

[Source: AniDB]

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Jungle Taitei Movie (1997)

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
Jungle Taitei Movie (1997)
August 1, 1997 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

This movie focuses on the last half of Osamu Tezuka's revered saga of a white lion's quest to become king of the jungle. Leo's newborn cub, Lune, takes an interest to humans after discovering a music box in the wreckage of an airplane. At the same time, a greedy treasure hunter known as Ham Egg is leading an expedition team of rough-looking men on a trek for the fabled Moonlight Stones, which can supposedly save the world from an energy crisis. Two other humans, (who go by the rather wacky names of Dr. Moustache and Lemonade) try to stop Ham Egg's mad destruction of the jungle. Later, a terrible virus sweeps through the jungle, poisoning many of the animals. Dr. Moustache comes to save them with a cure. The film culminates with a treacherous journey up the legendary Mt. Moon in search of the stones....

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Slayers Great

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Fantasy
  4. Magic
  5. Shounen
Slayers Great
August 2, 1997 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Laia Einburg wants for her father Galia, who is a talented golom maker, and her equally ambitious brother Huey to end a long running feud. But her luck changes for the worse when Lina Inverse and Naga the Serpent save Laia from a rampaging golem.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Tenchi Muyou! Manatsu no Eve

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Shounen
  5. Space
Tenchi Muyou! Manatsu no Eve
August 2, 1997 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

A girl, Mayuka, appears one day claiming to be Tenchi's daughter, much to the shock of the Masaki household. Chaos ensues as Washu attempts to discover Mayuka's background, and the girls adjust to the new presence at their home. The result of her appearance reaches back into the past, and puts Tenchi in danger. Tenchi and Ryoko must travel into the realm of a demon called Yuzuha in order to try and set things right, but their task is not an easy one.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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B'T X Neo

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Shounen
B'T X Neo
  • Studio TBD
August 21, 1997 JST

Continuation of Teppei's journey with B't X to rescue his brother Kotaro Takamiya from the Machine Empire. The OAV series picks off from the TV series from the point where Hokuto successfully saves both Teppei and B't X and makes B't X far more powerful than before.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Chou Kousoku Gran Doll

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Mecha
  4. School
Chou Kousoku Gran Doll
  • Studio TBD
August 23, 1997 JST

Hikaru has always believed herself to be just a normal high school girl...well, as normal as a teenager with a genius mad scientist for a father. She spends her time with her best friend, day dreaming about the boy she loves and watching her favoite super hero show. One day, the past that she has knows nothing about comes back to haunt her. She is shocked to learn that she is the last surviving member of royal line from a far away planet. Even more, she finds out that she has been protecting the ultimate armour and that it can decide the fate of the entire galaxy.

[Source: Anime News Network]