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December 1987–February 1988

Winter 1987/1988 Anime

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Mori no Densetsu

  1. Adventure
  2. Drama
  3. Fantasy
  4. Music
Mori no Densetsu
  • Studio TBD
December 18, 1987 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

A tranquil forest and all of its residents must face the destruction of man. A squirrel, born and raised in the forrest, fights to defend his home and faces trials and adversities along the way.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Genji Monogatari

  1. Drama
  2. Historical
  3. Romance
Genji Monogatari
December 19, 1987 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Based on the literary work of Shikibu Murasaki, The Tale of Genji is a story of the Emperor`s second son born by a courtier. Made a commoner, he served as a retainer to the court.

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Lupin III: Fuuma Ichizoku no Inbou

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Mystery
  5. Seinen
Lupin III: Fuuma Ichizoku no Inbou
  • Studio TBD
December 26, 1987 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Goemon's wedding to Murasaki Inabe, daughter of a samurai clan's leader, is interrupted when the Fuma ninjas attack, kidnapping the bride-to-be and demanding her family's ancient treasure as ransom. Lupin, Jigen, Goemon and Fujiko work together once again to try to save Murasaki and get to the treasure before the Fuma can steal it.

[Source: ANN]

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Jigazou

  1. Comedy
Jigazou
  • Studio TBD
1988

※ Theatrical Premiere

This extremely brief film was Osamu Tezuka's answer to a challenge presented to the leaders of the international animation community to create animated self-portraits.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Tang Lang Bu Chan

  1. Historical
Tang Lang Bu Chan
Short-form
1988

※ Theatrical Premiere

A cicada is resting high on a tree. It is chirping for all it’s worth and drinking in the dew, oblivious of a mantis behind. The mantis, bending over and arching up its front leg, is going to catch the cicada but does not know that there is an oriole beside it. The bird has stretched out its neck, ready to peck at the mantis. Again the oriole is unaware that a weasel is sneaking up to it. The three creatures all covet gains ahead without being aware of an imminent danger behind.

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Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Waga Yuku wa Hoshi no Taikai

  1. Action
  2. Military
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Space
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Waga Yuku wa Hoshi no Taikai
February 6, 1988 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

This movie, based on an anecdote of "Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu" written by novelist Tanaka Yoshiki, preludes the 110-episodes TV series by describing the first encounter between the ambitious young man Reinhard von Müsel under the imperial flag and the passive Yang Wenli who serves a corrupting democracy. Set in an imaginative future, the story describes the first encounter between Yang and Reinhard and discusses how heroes are born.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Urusei Yatsura Movie 5: Final

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Drama
  5. Romance
  6. Sci-Fi
Urusei Yatsura Movie 5: Final
  • Studio TBD
February 6, 1988 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

The Urusei Yatsura story comes to a climax in this animated retelling of the final Manga story (although not the final movie). Lupa, yet another one of Lum's fiancés, arrives on the scene, and Lum and Ataru have to repeat their game of tag in order to prevent the Earth from being destroyed.

All Ataru has to do to win is say "I love you" the three words he has steadfastly refused to say to Lum. Will he admit his true feelings and save the Earth? Or will his pride doom it to destruction?

[Source: AniDB]