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January 1998–March 1998

Winter 1998 Anime

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Perfect Blue

  1. Drama
  2. Horror
  3. Psychological
  4. Dementia
Perfect Blue
8.26
February 28, 1998 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Pop singer Kirigoe Mima looks forward to a bright new career when she quits her successful trio to become an actress. When she lands a role in a sexually-charged murder mystery, Mima's life begins to fall apart. Reality and hallucination merge into a terrifying world where innocence is lost and dreams become nightmares.

Quickly descending into a dangerous state of paranoid delusions, Mima watches as internet sites appear describing every intimate detail of her life. She is helpless and afraid as her associates are threatened and killed by a mysterious stalker.

[Source: AniDB]

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Kenpuu Denki Berserk

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Demons
  4. Drama
  5. Fantasy
  6. Horror
  7. Military
  8. Romance
  9. Seinen
  10. Supernatural
Kenpuu Denki Berserk
8.29
January 1998

A mysterious warrior calling himself The Black Swordsman is out to get the King of a country called Midland. As he battles the king's henchmen, their cries of pain and the spilling blood take this relentless warrior's mind back in time to the path that led him to his current state.

On just any day, a pack of hooligans are harassing a young lady in distress when all of a sudden, they're under attack. The Black Swordsman has returned. He wields a giant sword as large as his grudge against the king. When alone in the woods, the Black Swordsman has a flash back to years past and his trials and tribulations in the Band of the Hawk, a successful band of mercenaries under the charismatic leadership of Griffith, a man driven by the ambition to become king.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Ishinshishi e no Chinkonka

  1. Drama
  2. Historical
  3. Samurai
  4. Shounen
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Ishinshishi e no Chinkonka
December 20, 1997 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Shigure Takimi watched his friends and family get slashed down in the name of freedom and prosperity. Now he and a band of desperate rebels have sworn to settle one final score. Only one man stands in their way: Kenshin Himura. But when Shigure discovers Kenshin's true identity as the Hitokiri Battousai, his fight becomes a personal vendetta.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

  1. Adventure
  2. Drama
  3. Mecha
  4. Military
  5. Romance
  6. Sci-Fi
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team
February 25, 1998 JST

U.C. 0079 - In the middle of the One Year War, Ensign Shiro Amada is transferred to South East Asia to command Kojima Batallion's 08th MS Team, a small army of soldiers piloting RX-79[G] Gundam Ground type units. During the skirmishes in the jungle, he confronts ace Zeon pilot Norris Packard and falls in love with Aina Sahalin, a pilot involved in testing Zeon's top-secret mobile armor. This relationship leads to the Federation doubting their trust in Shiro. Now Shiro must prove his loyalty in the battleground or die a traitor.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Seihou Bukyou Outlaw Star

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Space
Seihou Bukyou Outlaw Star
Jan 9, 1998 at 1:15am JST

Gene Starwind and his partner Jim Hawking run a small business on the backwater planet of Sentinel III. But all that changes the day that Hilda hires them for a bodyguard job. Now, thrust into a mystery they don't fully understand, they're on the run from the cops, the pirates, an angry alien, and a mysterious assassin. But they've got one thing going in their favor—they have the galaxy's most advanced ship, the Outlaw Star.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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El Hazard: The Alternative World

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Fantasy
El Hazard: The Alternative World
January 8, 1998 JST

Miz plans to retire as a Great Priestess of Water to married life with her darling Fujisawa and as replacement the young Qawoor Towles arrives to Floristica. Jinnai sees Qawoor's initiation ceremony as a chance to infiltrate Makoto's laboratory but accidentally activates a mysterious thingy that sends them all through the dimensions to a grey industrial city protected by a huge castle in an alternative world.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Burn Up Excess

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Ecchi
  5. Police
  6. Sci-Fi
  7. Shounen
Burn Up Excess
December 12, 1997 JST

Follows the exploits of Team Warrior, a special anti-terror wing of the Neo-Tokyo Police force. Team Warrior is comprised of the habitually broke Rio, gun-crazy Maya, computer specialist Lillica, tech-expert Nanvel, piliot/voyeur Yuji, and is led by the enigmatic Maki. The team faces a number of missions, ranging from bodyguard duty, breaking up robbery and arms rackets, and providing security for a very powerful tank. Rio and company continually thwart the terrorist aims of Ruby, an operative for a shadowy cabal of powerful men. Before the final showdown, the circumstances behind the formation of Team Warrior, how the precocious Rio came to join it, and Maki's painful past will be revealed.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Silent Möbius

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Fantasy
  5. Horror
  6. Magic
  7. Romance
  8. Sci-Fi
Silent Möbius
Jan 29, 1998 at 6:00pm JST

The year is 2023 and Alien Beings known as "Lucifer Hawks" have begun invading earth from another dimension. All that stands between them and the enslavement of the human race is the Attacked Mystification Police Department - a special division of the Tokyo Police staffed by women with amazing paranormal abilities.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Bannou Bunka Neko-Musume (1998)

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Mecha
  5. Sci-Fi
  6. Seinen
Bannou Bunka Neko-Musume (1998)
January 7, 1998 JST

Each episode centers on Nuku Nuku's adventures and mishaps in high school, and her relationship to students, the overall series plot centers on the evil Mishima Industries' scheme to dominate the world through its products. In opposition to this plan are the slightly nutty Kyuusaku Natsume and Nuku Nuku, the android who acts as a companion to his young son. Nuku Nuku's classmates are all eccentrics, Futaba, the class president, is a domineering control-freak, who cannot leave her authority in school. Chieko Shirakaba is the rich snob with the two yes-girls who always take her side. There is a bookworm, a mystic, a scientist, and a pop singer. All of these are true to their descriptions: the mystic is always foretelling doom via tarot cards, spirits, or some other occult technique. The pop singer never says anything except as a song. The bookworm always has her nose in a book. These eccentricities add to the series' humor.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden

  1. Comedy
  2. Sci-Fi
  3. Shounen
Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden
February 7, 1998 JST

* Based on the Hudson Soft game.

1000 years ago, the beautiful B-da City was attacked by the Dark B-da in their quest to control the entire Blue Solar System. The heroic B-Daman, drawing on their legendary power and ingenious technology, were able to restore peace to the universe. But, it is only a matter of time before evil forces strike again…Our hero, SHIRO BOM with his friends continue to patrol the Kingdom, fight against Dark B-da, always alert to danger, always ready for fun.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Fushigi Mahou Fun Fun Pharmacy

  1. Kids
  2. Magic
Fushigi Mahou Fun Fun Pharmacy
Short-form
February 15, 1998 JST

In a small town, there is a small pharmacy called Fun Fun Parmacy. Popuri, a girl who recently moved in downtown, discovers this pharmacy and meets Miss Fukiko, who is actually a witch. Miss Fukiko gives Popuri a mysterious bottle that can create magic spirits.

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Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoiyo!! Masaru-san

  1. Comedy
  2. Martial Arts
  3. School
  4. Shounen
Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoiyo!! Masaru-san
Short-form
January 5, 1998 JST

Okometsubu Fujiyama has recently transferred over to a new school, Wakame High School. His goal is to make 100 friends--until he meets the extremely wierd Masaru Hananakajima. Masaru is a martial artist whose specialty is the "Sexy Commando" form of martial art. Masaru forms a club based on this art, including Fujiyama, who he nicknames Fuumin, in the club. The club becomes full of strange, yet wacky people. Aliens, moustaches, and cute fuzzy animals are encountered as the club moves along and gets steadily more popular.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Detatoko Princess

  1. Comedy
  2. Fantasy
Detatoko Princess
December 1, 1997 JST

Lapis is the princess of Sorcerland. She's beautiful, powerful and has a sparkling personality; it`s too bad that she's not that bright. She'll go to any length to protect the most innocent of creatures even if it means destroying the kingdom to do so. And lets not forget her obsession with pudding!

Detatoko Princess is a laugh-out-loud lampoon of all the fantasy stereotypes you've come to love with a generous heaping scoop of slapstick!

[Source: AniDB]

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Macross Dynamite 7

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Mecha
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Shounen
Macross Dynamite 7
December 18, 1997 JST

Less than a year after the events that transpired in the Macross 7 TV series, Basara leaves Fire Bomber and travels to the planet Zola. There, he meets a girl named Elma, who is a big fan of Fire Bomber. It is also on this planet where he must once again use his Spiritia powers; this time, to stop an army of poachers and Elma's father Graham from killing a group of space whales travelling within the planetary system.

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Sakura Taisen: Ouka Kenran

  1. Adventure
  2. Mecha
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Shounen
Sakura Taisen: Ouka Kenran
December 18, 1997 JST

The year is around the 1920's and the darkness of the demons have arrived. Now, only the people with large amounts of spirit energy can save the Earth. The Flower Division is now going to be sent out destroy the demons for they're our only hope for survival with their new steam-powered machines and unique fighting techniques.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Future GPX Cyber Formula Sin

  1. Drama
  2. Sci-Fi
  3. Shounen
  4. Sports
Future GPX Cyber Formula Sin
1998

After Aoi Zip Formula was banned for one year from Cyber Formula racing due to cheating, Jotaro Kaga, alias Bleed Kaga, returns for the 17th Cyber Formula World Grand Prix. However his old car is no match for the returning champion Hayato Kazami, whose skill has improved tremendously, and his Nu-Asurada AKF-0. An old face, Kyoshiro Nagumo, appears suddenly to him and offers him the Ogre AN-21: a prototype to the Bio-Computer operated Al-Zard series created by the developers of the Asurada, and an ultimate racing machine that only a few can drive. Kaga must now master this car, confront his own inner demons and, most importantly, defeat his longtime rival Hayato in what is possibly Kaga's last and greatest Cyber Formula season.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Golgo 13: Queen Bee

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Drama
  4. Military
  5. Seinen
Golgo 13: Queen Bee
  • Studio TBD
1998

Master assassin Golgo 13 is hired by the advisor of presidential candidate Robert Hardy to assassinate "Queen Bee," the beautiful and deadly leader of a South American guerilla army. Golgo, however, finds this job too easy and digs further information to find out the true connection between Hardy and Queen Bee.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Kakomareta Sekai

  1. Drama
Kakomareta Sekai
  • Studio TBD
1998

Kakomareta Sekai is a short animation done by Shinkai Makoto using Lightwave 3D. It is inspired by Japanese novelist Murakami Haruki's book 'Sekai no Owari to Hard-Boiled Wonderland' (English title: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World). The music was done by Tenmon, who's also responsible for the music in Shinkai's 'Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko', 'Hoshi no Koe', and 'Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho'.

Only 30 seconds long, this short was originally viewable at Shinkai's website, but has since been taken down due to bandwidth issues. Its chances of getting a proper release are slim, as Shinkai intended it only as practice using 3DCG programs.

[Source: AniDB]

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Mahoutsukai Tai! vs. Shamanic Princess

  1. Comedy
  2. Fantasy
  3. Magic
Mahoutsukai Tai! vs. Shamanic Princess
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
1998

A parody-esque epilogue to both Shamanic Princess and Mahou Tsukai Tai!.

As a marketing ploy back when Shamanic Princess was first released, buyers who purchased all six first edition LD's of both Shamanic Princess and Magic User's Club, and sent in their proof of purchases before a deadline received a special OVA entitled Shamanic Princess vs. Magic User's Club. It was never sold in stores and was a special omake by the series' creators to the fans. The OVA contains an epilogue to both series, which is fitting considering they both came out at the same time.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Shihaisha no Tasogare

  1. Action
  2. Demons
  3. Drama
  4. Horror
  5. Sci-Fi
  6. Shoujo
  7. Supernatural
Shihaisha no Tasogare
January 21, 1998 JST

Since the beginning of time, monstrous Demons and noble Guardians have battled for Earth - the everlasting gift of the one great Mother, creator of all life. A deep hatred burns between Demon and Guardian; the Guardians prevented the Demons from destroying humanity and the world itself.

Eons later, Neo-Shinjuku City: few Demons or Guardians remain to continue their epic war. Humans rule the Earth, with no real memory of either Demons or Guardians. Yet deep within the dark underworld of the city, one supreme Demon is alive and plotting to subjugate mankind. Only one Guardian is left to do battle, and the fate of the human race is at stake.

Based on the Graphic Novel
"Twilight of the Dark Master (Shihaisha no Tasogare)" (Shinshokan) by Saki Okuse

[Source: DVD Back Cover]

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Tekken

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Martial Arts
  4. Sci-Fi
Tekken
January 21, 1998 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

After being thrown off a cliff as a child, Kazuya Mishima enters the King of Iron Fist Tournament to extract revenge from his father, multi-billionaire Heihachi Mishima. Meanwhile, WWWC operative Jun Kazama and Hong Kong detective Lei Wulong also enter the tournament to investigate on Heihachi's illegal activities involving cloning and genetic engineering. A handful of other skilled fighters are also in it merely to win the grand prize of $1 billion, not knowing of the true purpose of the tournament and fate that awaits them.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Gekiganger 3: The Movie

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Mecha
  4. Parody
  5. Sci-Fi
  6. Shounen
Gekiganger 3: The Movie
February 21, 1998 JST

Ken, Joe, and Akira, three high school students, must combine their three mecha into Gekiganger III to defeat the evil Prince Akara and Emperor Hyperion. The OAV is a compilation of the scenes from Nadesico, a new "movie", and is a parody of many mecha series from the 80s.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Makai Tenshou

  1. Action
  2. Historical
  3. Samurai
  4. Supernatural
Makai Tenshou
February 27, 1998 JST

Get ready for a nightmarish journey through faith and betrayal as the infamous Jubei Yagyu wields his deadly blades against the forces of good and evil alike. In an orgy of unbelievable savagery, the armies of the Shogun give no quarter as they ruthlessly slaughter their enemies. Trapped on the rocky isthmus of Amakusa, the faithful await divine aid as the demon stirs in their midst. Desperate for vengeance, a Child of Heaven becomes the emissary of Hell.

Tortured by visions of Amakusa's final hour, legendary swordsman Jubei Yagyu returns to his ancestral home seeking respite from the bloody duties of a feudal retainer. Life in the village of Yagyu possesses a serenity ill-befitting days of armed rebellion and unholy alliance. For Jubei the tranquility is far too transparent, and soon, chilling rumors reach him. Four dead heroes renew their claim to life, feeding on the fear and violence of the age. Forced to take up the sword once more, Jubei returns to the path of vengeance and damnation in Ninja Resurrection!

[Source: DVD cover]