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Kitajima Maya, a 13-year old girl with a talent for acting, was discovered by the reclusive actress Tsukikage. The story follows Maya's growing up, intense training, overcoming challenges, and evolving into the foremost actress of her generation (she is about 20 so far). Maya's greatest rival is Himekawa Ayumi, the beautiful daughter of a famous movie couple. They ultimately vied for the most sought-after role - the "Crimson Goddess". An equally important subplot Maya's relationship with the handsome and ruthless entertainment mogul Hayami Masumi, who secretly became her number one fan, but misunderstandings and bad-timing obstructed their romance... (Source: ANN)

TV - Apr 9, 1984
4,951 7.48
The main character is a mother named Sazae-san. She lives in a house with her husband, her kids and her parents. The show is the ultimate family program and tends to follow traditional themes. Think of this show as the Japanese equivalent to "The Partridge Family" and you'll get a good feel for this show's atmosphere. Don't expect to see things like violence, swearing, kung-fu action or magical girls. The plots are more like "Today, Sazae-san goes to the new mall and gets lost". Such "boring" plotlines and the simplistic art are often a turn-off to non-Japanese audiences, but most Japanese find the show incredibly good. As a result, it continues to be one of the top ratings grabbers on TV and is one of the few anime that is considered "acceptable" by adults. (Source: AniDB)

TV - Oct 5, 1969, 18:30 (JST)
2,287 6.33
Dr.Haneda was developing experimental giant robot warriors to fight the allies during the Second World War, but before his creations could see action, Allied bombs destroyed the facility and killed him. A decade later criminals discovered two of the surviving prototypes, #26 and 27 in the series, and used the remote controlled robots to commit a number of crimes. Young Shotaro Haneda, the twelve year old son of Dr.Haneda, did some investigating and discovered that the mob were hunting for the twenty-eighth robot in the series, rumoured to be the most powerful of them all. Racing the villains, Shotaro discovers the robot first, along with Dr.Shikashima, a colleague of his father's who was also believed killed by the Allied bombing. Together the two prevent Tetusjin-28 (the robot's official designation) from falling into the hands of the bad guys, and decide to dedicate him to peace rather than war. Shotaro fought crime for a long time, supported by Dr.Shikashima, who would repair Tetsujin-28 when he was damaged, and by police officer Otsuka. Shotaro even battled the alien Magmans, invaders from the planet Magma, who came to Earth late in his career, bringing their own giant robots, Magma X and Gold Wolf, with them. (Source: AniDB)

TV - Oct 20, 1963
1,436 6.61
A sea otter and his friends, a raccoon and squirrel, live and play together in the forest.

TV - Apr 2, 2016, 04:52 (JST)
1,250 6.32
Musashi no Ken is the story of a boy named Musashi who aims to be the Kendo champion. Part of the anime is him as a child, and part is of him as an adult.

TV - Apr 18, 1985
1,181 7.36
The series "Once Upon a Time... Life" teaches about the human body and about the different systems in it with the same characters from the other "Once Upon a Time" seasons. "The good Characters" represent the body's defense mechanisms, whereas "the bad Characters" represent the viruses and bacteria that threaten to attack the human body. (Source: Wikipedia)

TV - ??? ??, 1986
993 7.24
The story of Mr. Araiwa and his family. He is a model employee in a large enterprise, but becomes a completely different character at home. He is very keen on cooking and lets pass no occasion to cook delicious dishes for his wife, who is frequently occupied by her work as a journalist, or his young son. (Source: AniDB)

TV - Apr 9, 1992
741 6.81
After fracturing a finger in a junior high school game, Takao Taniguchi is unable to play baseball. After entering Sumitani High School, he is constantly watching the baseball club even though he is unable to play. He catches the eye of the captain of the soccer club, and while he still has lingering hopes of joining the baseball club, he decides to join the soccer club. While he's a complete beginner, Taniguchi developed a strong spirit of hard work while in junior high school and his new teammates begin to see his potential. While he focuses all of his energy on soccer, he is unable to forget his youthful zeal for baseball and he begins umpiring baseball games in secret. (Source: Wikipedia)

TV - Jul 5, 2005
491 6.27
The series is about five quintuplets, Kabuto, Hinoki, Arashi, Kinoko and Kodama Morino, who have all kinds of adventures together. Each has their own talent and personality.

TV - Apr 14, 2001
476 6.63
Once Upon a Time... Space differs from the rest of the Once Upon a Time titles in the sense that the series revolve on a dramatic content rather than an educational premise. The series still has a handful of educational information (such as an episode discussing the rings of Planet Saturn). The series succeeds Once Upon a Time... Man. It reprises almost the entire totality of the characters of the previous series and adapts them into a science-fiction context. The story tells about the confrontation of many big galactic powers. Among them there is the Omega Confederation, of which Earth is a member of; the military republic of Cassiopée led by the general Le Teigneux; and a powerful supercomputer which controls an army of robots. Once Upon a Time... Space features the adventures of Pierrot (son of colonel Pierre and president Pierrette) and his friend Psi.

TV - Oct 9, 1982
421 6.64
Kiko-chan's Smile is an anime and manga series about a kindergarten student who has many of the features of a child prodigy but at the same time has many bizarre habits and an odd personailty.

TV - Oct 5, 1996, 17:00 (JST)
413 6.46
The story is about 16 years old boy Takeshi who recently formed an American football team at the BlueSky orphanage. One day the game is interuppted by a light in the sky. Takeshi discovers he is the son of the king of the planet Apolon, spirited away to Earth by his father's retainer Rabi to avoid death at the hands of General Dazaan. He turns out to have special energy abilities which can control UFO saucers from under the ocean floor, which in turn can become robots that are synchronized to their movements. (Source: Wikipedia)

TV - Apr 6, 1976, 19:00 (JST)
396 6.36
The story follows the daily life of a Akko-chan who is a new young wife.

TV - Oct 12, 1988
365 7.08
Tells the story of a member of the Universal Peace Corps from the Planet Radion coming to Earth on a mission to determine if this world meets standards for membership in the Galactic Union of Worlds and assist its inhabitants during his stay. While on his mission Prince Planet adopts the identity of an Earth boy named Bobby and gains comrades who work together alongside him combating evil forces both alien and terrestrial. (Source: Wikipedia)

TV - Jun 3, 1965
305 N/A
The ancient Chinese town of Taoyuan is populated exclusively by Taoist ascetics. The elder, Lao Shi, conducts research on magic and alchemy, while his pupil Zhi Huang is more interested in the pleasures of the flesh. He fell in love with three beautiful sisters who live close by.

TV - Sep 4, 1963
296 N/A
The original is an impressive sports manga featuring not heroes, but common boys, and the story depicts the growth of Sumiya 2 junior high school baseball team (the successive captains and players) in downtown Tokyo. Takao Taniguchi, who was a substitute player of the second team of Aoba Gakuin, a prestigious junior high school in the baseball world, but he transferred to Sumiya 2 and he became the captain of the baseball club. After steady training, the team try to do a final game in the regional preliminaries, against Aoba Gakuin.

TV - Jan 10, 1983
270 N/A
This anime was running almost 20 years and has over 1800 episodes.

TV - Oct 3, 1994
264 5.93
Short comedic stories about events and the daily lives of the members of a large multi-generational family. (Source: AniDB)

TV - Oct 1, 1976
256 6.01
A continuation of the Play Ball TV series.

TV - Jan 10, 2006
238 N/A
The adventures of a human and three little gnomes. (Source: AniDB)

TV - Oct 6, 1973
218 6.38
Jim Button and his best friend Luke live on an island. When Luke has to leave the island Jim decides to go with him. when they leave they don't have a clue about the hidden dangers in the world. while traveling they learn that a young princess name Lisi was captured by pirates whom brought her to Sorrowland. The evil and dangerous dragon miss. Grindtooth rules in that land. Jim and Luke decide to go to Sorrowland to save princess Lisi.

TV - Oct 4, 1974
199 6.13
Second season of UFO Senshi Dai Apolon.

TV - Oct 7, 1976, 19:00 (JST)
196 N/A
Kobo Tabata lives in a typical Japanese family. His father is a normal salary-man, his mother's a typical housewife, his grandparents (from his mother's side) help to take care of the family and it's pets, and his uncle's a slightly obese high school teacher. Still, they manage to find odd situations that sometimes arise due to Kobo's growing up process or simply because of their own habits and misunderstandings. (Source: ANN)

TV - Oct 19, 1992
189 N/A
This series of anime shorts, roughly five minutes in length, will focus on protagonist Shoutarou Kaneda's everyday life instead of focusing on battle scenes as previous Tetsujin 28 titles have done. The visuals of the title robot, its nemesis Black Ox, and other elements will have a pop-art style. (Source: ANN)

TV - Apr 6, 2013, 04:52 (JST)
177 N/A
A classic sci-fi TV anime. The adventures of super-boy. In the 21st century, a human boy is raised on the Planet Soran, home of one of the most advanced civilization in the Galactic Federaion. The planet has the gravity 15 times stronger than Earth. People of Soran changed the boy into a cyborg so that he can live on the planet. Years later the boy returns to Earth. He calls himself Soran. On Earth, his phsical ability is 15 times superior to normal humans. He uses the power for justice. (Source: AniDB)

TV - May 4, 1965, 19:00 (JST)
169 N/A
A Family Travel special commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Sazae-san series.

Special - ??? ??, 1998
161 N/A
Donning a special mask, a young man defends the planet. (Source: AniDB)

TV - Jun 3, 1966
152 N/A
A public service proverb-of-the-week anime. Peter the salary man lives a very unhealthy lifestyle, starving then bingeing until he feels seek, or slobbing around the house until badgered into taking up exercise, during which he invariably pulls a muscle. (Source: ANN)

TV - Apr 4, 1987
148 N/A
The series presents the adventures of Zoum, a white dolphin and his friends, two children who live with their sailor uncle. The cast includes several animals including a mynah bird (who understands the dolphin language in addition to the language of the other animals and the humans on the island and acts as a translator), a koala, and a sloth. During their adventures, Zoum meets a beautiful female dolphin, called Za-za-zoom in the English version, with whom he has a baby. (Source: Wikipedia)

TV - Jul 30, 1975
143 N/A
The movie focuses on a game between Sumiya 2 and Aoba Gakuin.

Movie - Jul 4, 1981
138 N/A
Recap of episodes 1-11 of Tetsujin 28-gou, originally broadcasted between episodes 11 and 12 as a New Year special.

Special - Jan 1, 1964
138 N/A
Norakuro is a black dog enlisted in the "Mokenrentai" (Fierce Dog Brigade), an Imperial army of dogs fighting in a war against the enemy Monkey Army. Norakuro is a stray black-and-white dog in an army of white dogs who blundered his way while being a Private Second-Class. This series was relatively faithful to the comics. One big change, however, was the addition of the army nurse Miko, whom Norakuro had a crush on. For this series, Norakuro was voiced by Nobuyo Ooyama, who would later become noted for voicing Doraemon. (Source: Cartoon Research)

TV - Oct 5, 1970
135 N/A
The mischievous antics of a ghost in an ancient village. (Source: AniDB)

TV - Oct 7, 1972
134 N/A
Researcher Mutsugoro takes his family to a remote and uninhabited island near Hokkaido, to study the local population of wild bears. Nearby poachers make his life difficult, and he "inherits" an orphaned bear cub, whom the family call Donbe and raise as one of their own.

Special - Apr 26, 1981
132 N/A
A short kids series featuring cute animal stories. (Source: AniDB)

TV - Mar 30, 1970
130 N/A
Before Captain became a TV series it was a one-shot TV special that garnered the highest ratings of any anime that month. For its re-run on August 20th, 30 minutes of new content was added in which brought in more ratings that trumped the previous statistic.

Special - Apr 2, 1980
127 N/A
The adventures of super-boy. In the 21st century, a human boy is raised on the Planet Soran, home of one of the most advanced civilization in the Galactic Federation. The planet has the gravity 15 times stronger than Earth. People of Soran changed the boy into a cyborg so that he can live on the planet. Years later the boy returns to Earth. He calls himself Soran. On Earth, his physical ability is 15 times superior to normal humans. He uses the power for justice. (Source: AniDB)

Movie - Jul 24, 1965
123 N/A
An introduction to etiquette through the hapless antics of Mr. Dotanba, who manages to put his foot in it in innumerable social situations. (Source: ANN)

TV - Oct 3, 1984
112 N/A
Grandma is a nasty and maipulative thing most of the time, cousing endless trouble for her son-in-law and daughter, her grandchildren, and her neighbours. (Source: ANN)

TV - Mar 19, 1996, 17:30 (JST)
104 N/A
Special of Cooking Papa.

Special - ??? ??, 1993
102 N/A
Anime adaptation of the "Otoko wa Tsurai yo (It's tough being a man)" film series by Youji Yamada. Kuruma Torajirou (or Tora-san), a traveling salesman whose sole possessions include only the contents of a small suitcase, the clothes on his back and some pocket money, wanders from town to town peddling his wares. (Source: Wikipedia)

Special - Aug 7, 1998
93 N/A
Recap compilation of the Norakuro series.

OVA - Jan 1, 1970
88 N/A