Arsène Lupin III is the grandson of world-famous thief Arsène Lupin, and he's living up to his grandfather's memory as a high-profile thief himself. Due to his infamy, Lupin III attracts the attention of the persistent Inspector Zenigata of the ICPO, as well as rival criminals. Lupin III's criminal lifestyle even seeps into his love life. The main woman in Lupin III's world is femme fatale Fujiko Mine, who Lupin III can never tell is working with or against him. Follow Lupin and his gunman partner Daisuke Jigen on their quest to own the world－or at least the valuable bits!
TV - Oct 24, 1971
Kitarou, a ghost, spends his afterlife helping humans in need of his skills. He thwarts the plans of evil spirits who live to torment humanity.
TV - Oct 7, 1971
When Ryuu is born his tribe tries to sacrifice him to a Tyrannosaurus named Shirano because of the color of his skin. He is however saved by a monkey who raises him as her own son. Meanwhile Ryuu's mother has left the tribe and is out on a quest to find Ryuu. 16 years later Ryuu meets a girl named Ran who was sold to the tribe Ryuu originaly came from. The tribe is not happy to see Ryuu alive and tries to sacrifice him again, this time by burning him alive. Before they can get the deed done the tribe is massacred along with Ryuu's adoptive mother by Shirano. Ryuu then sets out on a quest together with Ran to find his mother and Ran's brother Don.
TV - Oct 30, 1971, 19:00 (JST)
After nine-year-old Melmo loses her mother in a car accident, she is left to care for her two younger brothers, a task far beyond her age or means. However, in the midst of her grieving, Melmo is visited by the ghost of her deceased mother who gives her a bottle of miraculous candy, capable of transforming her into either an adult (blue candy) or an infant (red candy). A combination of the two can reduce her to a fetus and then change her into any animal she imagines. Drawing on a seemingly inexhaustable supply, Melmo uses her candies to solve the various problems thrown her way, aided by her younger brother Toto (who accidentally morphs into a frog in episode 7) and her cantankerous mentor, Dr Nosehairs. (Source: ANN)
TV - Oct 3, 1971, 18:30 (JST)
Tensai Bakabon is the tale of a child prodigy and his "philosophical" father. Bakabon‘s father has his own philosophy and he leaves no stone unturned in his quest for answers. Despite his ability to trouble Trouble, for some reason, Papa Bakabon is regarded as "The Great Philosopher," and is sought after for advice, which of course ends up in disastrous results. Tensai Bakabon joins his father in his philosophical quests which drives the people in their town crazy. (Source: Animation Xpress)
TV - Sep 25, 1971
A strange girl transfers to Mitsuba Elementary School. At first glance, she is a normal student. However, she is a great athlete, and can talk to animals. Accoding to her, she is the 33rd descendant of the great ninja, Sarutobi Sasuke. Futhermoe, her dog, Puku, can talk. Because she doesn’t live in any house, she spends a night at Miko-chan’s room. She is tunred out of the room once. However, because they thank her for extingushig the fire, they let her stay at their house. After that, she makes a name at school. (Source: AnimeNfo)
TV - Oct 4, 1971
A former baseball star who suffered a career crippling injury takes over as coach of a team of misfits in a poor village high school. (Source: AniDB)
TV - Oct 6, 1971, 19:30 (JST)
An educational documentary series that depicts a variety of real life places around the world in short 5 minute segments. The series aired Monday through Saturday. (Source: AniDB)
TV - Oct 1, 1971
New misadventures of the dimwitted ghost Q-Tarou. (Source: AniDB)
TV - Sep 1, 1971, 19:30 (JST)
A comedy about a group of kids forming a school baseball team, with the leader being very stubborn and argumentative. (Source: AniDB)
TV - Oct 6, 1971, 19:00 (JST)
A science fiction action series about the future battles between a planetary police force and an international crime syndicate. The series is sometimes denoted with 26 episodes, in such a case episode 1 is a colored version of the original monochrome episode 1 of Skyers 5. No changes to dialogue and story were made. As such this episode will be accounted for in its original entry. (Source: AniDB, edited)
TV - Oct 14, 1971
Kozue is a middleschool girl and enthusiastic volleyball player. Her dream is to play in the Japanese national volleyball team. During the series she makes it from the school district league up to the Japanese volleyball finals, step by step till the international volleyball championship. But the faster and higher Kozue climbs the career ladder up, the more she gets confronted with the dark side of success: too high expectations, self-conceit and envy are progressing towards serious problems. (Source: ANN)
TV - Dec 7, 1969, 19:00 (JST)
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)
Hutch is a small honeybee who got separated from his mom when his home was destroyed by invading wasps, and he now desperately wants to find her back. It's the beginning of an adventure that will make him meet all kinds of friendly insects who try to help him out, but unfortunately for most of them, they will not survive the end of the episode... (Source: AniDB)
TV - Apr 7, 1970
Adaptations of numerous stories written by Hans Christian Andersen.
TV - Jan 3, 1971, 19:30 (JST)
Thomas is a cunning bird who sponges on Hyppo, the good-natured hippopotamus. Although Thomas is a dependent, living in Hyppo's big mouth, he always acts lordly and tries to outsmart his simpleminded host. However, their basic friendship and cooperation endures despite their frequent quarrels. The two play a prime role in this comic series, short yet full of originality. (Source: Tatsunoko website)
TV - Jan 1, 1971
A comedy about a country boy that travels to the city to study judo. He ends up meeting the daughter of a prominent dojo and her judo skilled cat. Each episode features 2 stories. (Source: AniDB)
TV - Oct 4, 1970
A little girl tries to sell matches on a cold December night with no luck. To keep from freezing she lights one match and sees a wondrous vision... This theatrical release was based on a Hans Christian Andersen's story.
Movie - Dec 12, 1971