Seasonal Anime

TV (New)
Due to dangers of decreasing resources and growing pollution, the International Scientific Organization (ISO) is established to improve environmental conditions throughout the world. But an international criminal group, Gallactor, tries to achieve world domination by taking control of the ISO. Gallactor was created by a mysterious being from outer space known as Generalissimo X, who gives orders through its chief commander on Earth, the masked Berg Katse. To fight Gallactor and its robot monsters, the ISO's Dr. Nambu enlists five brave youths into a combat squad called Gatchaman,the Science Commandos. Special scientific powers and dramatic birdlike costumes make the Gatchaman Squad a match for Gallactor, wherever on Earth it may strike. Ken (the Eagle) is the wise leader, assisted by sometimes-foolhardy Joe (the Condor), pretty Jun (the Swan), eager little Jinpei (the Swallow), and strong Ryu (the Horned Owl). Each has individual scientific weapons, but their main power lies in their aircraft, the Phoenix, which can transform itself into a fiery arrow capable of piercing the most massive threats. GATCHAMAN is a series of dynamic action and tension as Ken, Joe, Jun, Jinpei, and Ryu hold themselves in constant readiness to meet each new threat by Gallactor to conquer the world. (Source: Official Site) About Battle of the Planets (U.S.)

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensors:
ADV Films,Sentai Filmworks

TV - Oct 1, 1972, 18:00 (JST)
8,793 6.95
When Hiroshi was fighting against his rival Gorillaimo, he stumbled over a stone and fell on to a frog. To be surprised, the frog was still alive and it named itself Pyonkichi. (Source: AniDB)

Demographic:
Shounen

TV - Oct 7, 1972, 19:00 (JST)
1,349 6.41
An alien woman named Maya crash-lands on Earth. Her homeworld was destroyed by the Blasters, a cruel alien race who steals the natural resources from other planets. She falls in love with a scientist and gives birth to a human boy named Kentaro. When the Blasters invade the Earth, Kentaro must defeat them by fighting with Astroganger, a robot made from living metal. (Source: Wikipedia)

Theme:
Mecha

Licensor:
Discotek Media

TV - Oct 4, 1972
1,254 6.39
The mischievous antics of a ghost in an ancient village. (Source: AniDB)
TV - Oct 7, 1972
334 N/A
Tamagon is a cute monster who is fond of eggs. He acts as a counselor to those in trouble, asking only eggs in payment. He goes to work as soon as he has eaten his fee. However, despite his schemes, his service usually ends in total failure and he winds up being chased by his irate clients. Short as it is, this program is full of laughs and lively humour. (Source: AniDB)

Demographic:
Kids

Licensor:
Saban Entertainment

TV - Oct 5, 1972
327 N/A
The series focused on a goby fish: Hazedon, who was the offspring of a mermaid and a blowfish. His goal was to travel the world on an adventure with his best friend, Puyang. (Source: GoBoiano)

Demographic:
Kids

TV - Oct 5, 1972
246 N/A
TV (Continuing)
Devilman features Akira Fudo, a shy and timid teenager who has gone mountain climbing in the Himalayas with his father. While in the middle of the expedition, both father and son are killed in a tragic accident. Akira's body is found and possessed by the demon soldier Devilman, who uses his new human form as a disguise in order to fulfill his mission of causing chaos on Earth in order to pave the way for a demonic invasion of the planet. Before his mission can begin in earnest, Devilman meets Akira's childhood friend Miki Makimura and quickly falls in love with her. Devilman resolves to protect Miki and humanity as a whole by battling against his fellow demons. Demon Tribe leader Zennon becomes greatly angered at Devilman's betrayal and is quick to send Devilman's former comrades to destroy him. The other demons soon learn that Miki is precious to Devilman and he must now work to protect her, as well as protect himself. Will the power of love be able to overcome that of true evil?

Theme:
Demons

Licensor:
Discotek Media

TV - Jul 8, 1972, 20:30 (JST)
25,463 6.47
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)
6,646 6.13
A remake of the 1969-70 Moomin series. This version is more closely based on the books by the Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson.
TV - Jan 9, 1972, 19:30 (JST)
2,168 6.52
This version of Pinocchio tells a story of an extremely gullible, naive and morally confused wooden doll brought to life by a mystical blue fairy. Pinocchio (Mokku) is characterized as having many character faults which he must learn to overcome in order to be worthy of being granted humanity. Some of these character faults include selfishness, rudeness, insensitivity, indolence, obstinacy, over- trusting, self-pity, stupidity, disobedience, compulsive lying, arrogance, greed, cowardice, recklessness, cruelty, foolishness and an inability to learn from mistakes. Throughout the entire series Pinocchio (Mokku), partly due to his own delinquency and repetitive disobedience, must undergo other costly ordeals of hardship and pain in which he is continuously tormented, persecuted, bullied, humiliated, tricked, ridiculed, ostracised, beaten, downtrodden and subjected to degrading and inhumane treatment. Its plain depiction of the austere reality of what it would be like to be literally subhuman growing up in a world of danger and hardship, makes this another good example of traditional Japanese stories, which teach moral observance through tough endurance. (Source: Wikipedia)

Licensor:
Saban Entertainment

TV - Jan 4, 1972
1,586 5.89
A young woman aims to become a famous fashion designer. (Source: AniDB)

Demographic:
Shoujo

TV - Aug 27, 1972, 19:30 (JST)
747 N/A
A young swordsman finds himself involved in a plot to overthrow the shogunate. (Source: AniDB)

Theme:
Historical

TV - Apr 5, 1972, 19:00 (JST)
660 6.07
Chappy's story is much like Mahou Tsukai Sally (Little Witch Sally). Chappy becoming sick of the old customs of her people, left the Land of Magic for the human world. Soon her family sees how much she has in the other realm that they decided to join her new home. Chappy is known for being the first witch to use a wand. Her special chant is "Abura Mahariku Maharita Kabura. Mahou Tsukai Chappy is the fifth magical girl anime in history. (Source: Wikipedia)

Demographic:
Kids

TV - Apr 3, 1972
631 5.97
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
603 5.70
New misadventures of the dimwitted ghost Q-Tarou. (Source: AniDB)

Theme:
School

TV - Sep 1, 1971, 19:30 (JST)
401 N/A
ONA
OVA
Movie
Panda Kopanda (Panda! Go Panda!) is a 30 minute movie made in 1972. Miyazaki created the original idea, the script, the layouts, and did key animation, and Takahata directed the film. The story is about a little girl, Mimiko, who was left alone while her Grandma was away. A 1973 sequel, Panda Kopanda: Amefuri Saakasu no Maki (Panda! Go Panda! & the Rainy-day Circus), continues the story and was made by the same people who made the first movie. The literal translation of the title Panda Kopanda is "Panda, Baby Panda", but it`s been released in North America as Panda Go Panda. (Source: AniDB)

Demographic:
Kids

Licensors:
Discotek Media,Geneon Entertainment USA

Movie - Dec 17, 1972
9,063 6.76
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