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December 1988–February 1989

Winter 1988/1989 Anime

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One Pound Gospel

  1. Comedy
  2. Romance
  3. Seinen
  4. Sports
One Pound Gospel
December 2, 1988 JST

Hatanaka Kosaku, a hopeful boxer, has a mean KO punch. Unfortunately, his dietary willpower is weak, and he eats even greasy hamburgers right before a bout. As a result, he has to compete in higher weight classes, and as soon as he takes an abdomenal punch, he vomits, which causes him to lose the match in shame. As he tries to grapple with his weak will, he meets Sister Angela, a novitiate at a local convent. While Sister Angela strives to help Hatanaka in his endeavor, he seems to make her training to be a nun more difficult.

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Violence Jack: Jigoku Gai-hen

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Horror
Violence Jack: Jigoku Gai-hen
  • Studio TBD
December 6, 1988 JST

The World as we know it has been torn apart shattered by a series of natural disasters that have turned civilization into a brutish nightmare of survival and has left whole cities buried beneath the Earth. It's now a lethal and chaotic place, a place where only the strongest and most savage remain alive. The strongest of them all is a giant warrior known as Violence Jack…

Violence Jack tries to avert a civil war brewing among the wretched inhabitants of a subterranean metropolis called Evil Town. Based on a character created by manga horror specialist, Go Nagai.

(Source: AniDB)

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Uchuu Kazoku Carlvinson

  1. Comedy
  2. Fantasy
  3. Sci-Fi
Uchuu Kazoku Carlvinson
December 21, 1988 JST

When a motley band of travelling performers has a deep-space collision with another spacecraft, they find that the sole survivor of the other craft is a humanoid infant. They decide to raise the child as their own on the nearest planet as they wait for other members of the girl's race to come and find her.

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Yousei Ou

  1. Fantasy
  2. Shoujo
Yousei Ou
December 21, 1988 JST

Jack has moved to Hokkaido to get treatment for an illness, but he's lonely and unhappy. One night a man on a horse rides through his window to help him. For a reason he doesn't understand, Jack instantly knows the man's name and feels they've met somewhere before. The man, Cu Chulainn, tells Jack to open the moonlight shadow window, which leads him to Nymphidia, the world of Midsummer Night's Dream, whose inhabitants are waiting for a new Fairy King

Based on a manga from 1978 by Ryoko Yamagishi.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu

  1. Drama
  2. Military
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Space
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
December 21, 1988 JST

For decades, the Galactic Empire has been locked in an interstellar war with the Free Planets Alliance, a conflict that involves thousands of spaceships and millions of soldiers on both sides. Two new commanders enter the conflict with great hopes: Imperial Admiral Reinhard von Lohengramm and the FPA's Yang Wen-Li. As they deal with superiors and subordinates, maneuver through complicated political arrangements, plot strategies, and win battles, each will be tested, and ultimately, changed, by the reality of war.

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All That Gundam

  1. Action
  2. Mecha
  3. Sci-Fi
All That Gundam
Short-form
1989

Animated video created just for a 1989 event that featured all the major mobile suit robots from the first 10 years of the Gundam anime franchise.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Mecha
  5. Military
  6. Sci-Fi
  7. Shounen
  8. Space
Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster
January 1, 1989 JST

Noriko Takaya's dream is to become a space pilot like her father, Admiral Yuzo Takaya. He died when she was still a little girl due to an attack of alien forces in deep space. After entering Okinawa Girls Space Pilot High School, Noriko is handpicked by instructor Kouichiro Ohta as someone with great potential. She must then persuade everyone, especially herself, that she can indeed fulfill her goal and become an accomplished pilot despite being just an ordinary girl.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Seijuuki Cyguard

  1. Mecha
  2. Sci-Fi
  3. Supernatural
Seijuuki Cyguard
  • Studio TBD
January 11, 1989 JST

A freak accident unleashes a demonic spirit within researcher John Stalker - transforming him into Saldo, a mythical cyber-beast fueled by hate and evil.

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Riding Bean

  1. Action
  2. Cars
  3. Police
  4. Seinen
Riding Bean
February 22, 1989 JST

Bean Bandit and his partner Rally Vincent are couriers for hire - transporting clients and delivering goods in his custom sports car "Roadbuster" for a hefty price. But when they are hired to escort a kidnapped girl named Chelsea to her home, they don't realize they're being framed for kidnapping as their former clients Semmerling and Carrie plan their escape with Chelsea's father and the ransom money.

(Source: Anime News Network)