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Lynn lost her mother at the age of five and lives in with her father in England. Lynn's father is not able to be by her side all the time because of his busy schedule and Lynn is often left on her own. Despite having to endure the harsh loneliness, Lynn strives to protect her promise with her mother to become a strong and elegant lady. (Source: ANN)

Theme:
Historical

Demographic:
Shoujo

TV - Oct 21, 1987, 19:30 (JST)
5,420 7.49
In 1625, the young D'Artagnan leaves his village in Gascony to embark for Paris with his grandparents' blessings, taking only his father's sword and a letter of introduction. Seeking audience with Tréville, Captain of the Musketeers of the Guard and his late father's comrade, the poor nobleman aims to become a great hero in the service of King Louis XIII. The young adventurer is astonished by the massive size of Paris, but also overwhelmed. He wanders the city streets, befriending a young orphan named Jean. However, he also ends up offending three of the Musketeers of the Guard: Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Confronted by the Parisian guards over their illegal dueling, D'Artagnan and the Musketeers fend off five of Cardinal Richelieu's soldiers, and the four of them quickly become friends. The four new comrades set off to stop the Cardinal from starting war between England and France, and protect the image of Queen Anne d'Autriche, the wife of Louis XIII. But what will be the cost of their efforts? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Historical

TV - Oct 9, 1987
4,194 7.10
Ajiyoshi Yoichi is a culinary prodigy who manages the eating house together with his mother. One day, Murata Genjiro appears in the eating house and is surprised at the delicious taste and delicate culinary skills of the katsu-don prepared by Youichi. Subsequently, Youichi is being invited to the Aji-oh Building in which he is involved in a spaghetti match with the in-house Italian chef, Marui. Youichi's novel culinary ideas, coupled with his enthusiasm of serving the best for his guests, allow him to defeat Marui in the match. From then on, Youichi begins to compete with other rivals in the race for the best tastes and dishes. (Source: ANN)

Demographic:
Shounen

TV - Oct 8, 1987
3,979 7.07
The series consists of mostly stand-alone episodes which retell different fairy or folk tales. Despite the title, they are not all based on fairy tales collected by the Grimm Brothers.

Demographic:
Kids

Licensors:
Discotek Media,Saban Entertainment

TV - Oct 21, 1987
3,853 7.38
Franchise combining a real life idol trio and limited animation short stories, with their cartoon alter egos thrown into various bizarre and generally sexual situations. (Source: AniDB)

Theme:
Music

TV - Oct 1, 1987
3,126 5.44
Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters star in adaptations of various spoof famous stories. Each episode contains two stories. The series presents itself as a stage plays. And the characters are actors in the story (eg. Cat Wars is a spoof of the Star Wars story). You, the viewer, is meant to be as one of the people in the audience.

Demographic:
Kids

TV - Sep 19, 1987
1,344 6.10
Red Shadow, created by Mitsuteru Yokoyama, is a ninja who wears a red-and-black costume and a stylized red mask. His adventures take place in Feudal Japan, and he and his ninja sidekicks Aokage and Shirokage fight evil warlords, wizards and daikaiju using modern high-tech gadgetry (a blatant oddity in a period setting). (Source: Wikipedia)
TV - Oct 13, 1987
677 6.27
In a world divided between angels and evil creatures, only the young hero Yamato Shintei has the power to defeat the demons...
TV - Oct 11, 1987, 08:30 (JST)
612 6.10
Based on the same name gag manga by Endo Koichi. A gang decides to play at burglary without the knowledge of their schoolmates, each masquerading at different times as the master thief Tonchinkan. (Source: ANN)
TV - Oct 10, 1987
580 N/A
Remake of the first series. When Mt. Bikkura erupts a huge egg one day, a chubby little dinosaur name Guzura hatches out of it. The series follows his misadventures as he interacts with humans as well as other animals and creatures

Demographic:
Kids

TV - Oct 2, 1987
575 6.18
The story of a baby dinosaur in modern day South Korea.

Demographic:
Kids

TV - Oct 7, 1987
454 6.18
October, 1987, Autumn. In Suganami, Tokyo, there lives the Kinoshita family whereby the father draws very little pay out of his job as an ordinary salaryman. In order to cover expenses, he decides to let out the second floor of their apartment to earn additional rental income. One day, an obstinate-looking eldery dog, accompanied by a younger boy-dog, came knocking on their doors. The eldery dog addresses himself as Norayama Kuroyoshi and introduces his grandson as Norakuro. The former wants to open a detective agency and intends to rent the unit for their office. He will be the president of the investigative bureau while Norakuro-kun will be the director. He will also recruit one of the Kinoshita's sons, Keita-kun, as his employee and their advisor will be the girl-next-door, a high school student by the name of Rika Sawaguchi. On the third day since the official opening of the office, the telephone rang, a signal of a new case. (Source: ANN)
TV - Oct 4, 1987
427 N/A
Depiction of Japan's economy, based on Shoutarou Ishinomori's epynomous manga.

Theme:
Historical

Demographic:
Seinen

TV - Oct 13, 1987
334 N/A
A short anime that aired during the children's variety program Tondeke Gutchonpa. This one focused on telling funny stories.

Demographic:
Kids

TV - Nov 5, 1987
163 N/A
TV (Continuing)
Gokuu Son is a young boy who lives in the woods all alone—that is, until a girl named Bulma runs into him in her search for a set of magical objects called the "Dragon Balls." Since the artifacts are said to grant one wish to whoever collects all seven, Bulma hopes to gather them and wish for a perfect boyfriend. Gokuu happens to be in possession of a dragon ball, but unfortunately for Bulma, he refuses to part ways with it, so she makes him a deal: he can tag along on her journey if he lets her borrow the dragon ball's power. With that, the two set off on the journey of a lifetime. They don't go on the journey alone. On the way, they meet the old Muten-Roshi and wannabe disciple Kuririn, with whom Gokuu trains to become a stronger martial artist for the upcoming World Martial Arts Tournament. However, it's not all fun and games; the ability to make any wish come true is a powerful one, and there are others who would do much worse than just wishing for a boyfriend. To stop those who would try to abuse the legendary power, they train to become stronger fighters, using their newfound strength to help the people around them along the way. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Themes:
Martial ArtsSuper Power

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Feb 26, 1986, 19:00 (JST)
837,130 7.97
In ancient times, a group of young men devoted their lives to protecting Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and War. These men were capable of fighting without weapons—a swing of their fist alone was powerful enough to rip the very sky apart and shatter the earth beneath them. These brave heroes became known as Saints, as they could summon up the power of the Cosmos from within themselves. Now, in present day, a new generation of Saints is about to come forth. The young and spirited Seiya is fighting a tough battle for the Sacred Armor of Pegasus, and he isn't about to let anyone get in the way of him and his prize. Six years of hard work and training pay off with his victory and new title as one of Athena's Saints. But Seiya's endeavor doesn't end there. In fact, plenty of perils and dangerous enemies face him and the rest of the Saints throughout the series. What new quests await the heroes of the epic Saint Seiya saga?

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensors:
ADV Films,DiC Entertainment,Flatiron Film Company

TV - Oct 11, 1986, 19:00 (JST)
159,026 7.75
"City Hunter" is a notorious contractor group with the call sign "XYZ." No matter the job, they will take it, cleaning up the scum on the streets of Tokyo. The key member of City Hunter is Ryou Saeba; armed with his trusty Colt Python and pinpoint accuracy, he works alongside willful tomboy Kaori Makimura. Together they solve tough cases and tackle the numerous dangers that accompany their trade head-on. However, when he's not out hunting crooks and villains, Ryou finds pleasure in chasing beautiful ladies with only Kaori and her one hundred-ton hammer to keep him in check. From pickpockets and arms dealers to crime syndicates, nothing can stand in the way of Ryou Saeba when he takes aim at his next mission. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensors:
ADV Films,Discotek Media

TV - Apr 6, 1987, 19:00 (JST)
62,254 7.92
In the town of Clock Hill, there is an old boarding house called Maison Ikkoku. While the residence itself is fairly normal, most of its occupants are not. Yuusaku Godai, its most quiet tenant, has finally reached his limit with his neighbors' constant disruptions and boisterous partying. Wanting a calmer place to call home so that he can study in peace, he prepares to move away. However, his plans to leave are suddenly interrupted when he meets the new boarding house manager, Kyoko Otonashi. Falling madly in love with her, he decides that the boarding house may not be such a bad place to live after all. Unfortunately for him, Kyoko has her own romantic troubles: she is a widow whose husband died six months into their marriage. And despite her blossoming feelings for Godai, Kyoko still cherishes her dearly departed husband, and she believes that no other man could possibly fill the void in her heart. But with Godai's persistence and some help of the other eccentric tenants, she may experience true love once again. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Demographic:
Seinen

Licensor:
VIZ Media

TV - Mar 26, 1986, 19:30 (JST)
56,955 8.18
Nobita Nobi is a normal fourth grade student. This all changes, however, when a blue robotic cat appears from his desk drawer. Calling himself Doraemon, this robot tells Nobita that his future descendants from the 22nd century live in poverty because of all the mistakes he made. Therefore, they have sent Doraemon to serve as a guide and mentor to Nobita, so that their future may change for the better. What Doraemon comes to learn, though, is that Nobita is the weakest and laziest student in the whole school. To assist in his quest, Doraemon has a four-dimensional pocket with him, in which he keeps various machines and gadgets from the future. Unfortunately, these often result in even more trouble for Nobita. Will Doraemon really be able to achieve his mission of changing Nobita, or will he remain as he is? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Demographics:
KidsShounen

TV - Apr 2, 1979
46,564 7.72
Fifteen-year-old Kyousuke Kasuga moves to a new city and becomes enamored by one Madoka Ayukawa, who often treats him coldly even though she seemed friendly the first time they met, when he caught her red straw hat on the stairs. Kyousuke also must try to avoid breaking the heart of the slightly childish Hikaru Hiyama, who fell in love with him after she saw him make an impossible shot with a basketball and who likes to shower him with affection. Also, just to make things interesting, Kyousuke, his sisters, his grandfather, and his cousins all have various powers (teleportation, psychokinesis, hypnosis, time travel, personality transference) which Kyousuke desperately tries to keep a secret, though some of the other family members have no such qualms against using their powers in public. (Source: ANN)

Themes:
SchoolSuper Power

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensors:
AnimEigo,Discotek Media

TV - Apr 6, 1987, 19:30 (JST)
37,986 7.54
In the second series after Raoh has been defeated by Kenshiro a new rival appears. The Gentou Kouken warriors. Falco the successor of the Gentou Kouken takes orders from an evil ruler by the name of Jacko. He claims to be the man chosen by the Tentei and issues orders to his subordinates to capture anyone living in order to build up his Imperial Capital. Kenshiro once again rises out of the shadows and puts an end to his tyrannical ways. Amidst the mayhem Lynn gets captured and gets taken to the land of the Shura where only ruthless fighters exist. Now Kenshiro must pursue the captor and defeat the 3 Rasho of the land in order to escape with his life and with Lynn.

Themes:
Martial ArtsSuper Power

Licensor:
Discotek Media

TV - Mar 12, 1987, 19:00 (JST)
25,895 7.56
The everyday Sanyo family gets an unexpected surprise in the shape of a new lodger-Hattori is a ninja boy who has come down from the Iga mountains to attend normal school. Befriending Kenichi Sanyo, who is the same age as he, Hattori starts attending school undercover, occasionally accompanied by his brother, Shinzo, Shishimaru the ninja dog, and Kenichi's girlfriend, Yumeko. The gang is also threatened by the rival Koga ninja, Kemumaki, and his evil sidekick, Kagechiyo the Shadow-cat. (Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

Theme:
Martial Arts

Demographic:
Shounen

TV - Sep 28, 1981
8,361 6.85
Meg, faithful and gentle, Jo, independent and energetic, Beth, quiet and shy, Amy, amiable and precocious–the four sisters live vigorously and happily at home with their gentle mother while waiting for their father to return from the Civil War. Helping each other, they challenge their fates and grow up to become wonderful women.

Theme:
Historical

Licensor:
Saban Entertainment

TV - Jan 11, 1987, 19:30 (JST)
7,193 7.40
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)
6,425 6.09
A.D. 2087 - the United Lunar Empire Giganos wages war on the Earth Federation Military to take control of the planet and establish a "rebirth" of the human race. During an invasion of a colony by Giganos' forces, three civilian men stumble upon a trio of top-secret Metal Armor units called "Dragonars" and pilot them to combat the enemy forces.

Themes:
MechaSpace

TV - Feb 7, 1987
4,496 6.66
The story takes place on the planet Maris in the year 2387. Around this time, the Nozas started to genocidally kill all humans in order to lay eggs and reproduce on the planet. Three mysterious guns dubbed the "Zillion Weapon System" appear and three teens (JJ, Champ, and Apple) are chosen to wield them as the White Knights in order to fight back against the Nozas. (Source: Wikipedia)

Theme:
Military

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Apr 12, 1987
4,490 6.58
Kishimoto Kasumi, a 15-year-old girl, was supposed to live at her auntie's house in order to go to high school since April. However, when she moved to the house she was surprised with the fact that there were already four new male students living in the same house. To make the matter worse, that day while she was taking a bath, Takasugi Yusaku, one of those boys, came into the bath and saw her naked. This is how Kasumi's troublesome high school days started. (Source: AniDB)

Theme:
School

Demographic:
Shoujo

TV - Mar 29, 1987, 19:00 (JST)
4,030 7.06
Headmasters starts with Galvatron leading a new batch of Destrons to wage war on Cybertron, the Destron Headmasters. The Cybertrons are rescued by the arrival of the Cybertron Headmasters, led by Fortress (Cerebros, the head of Fortress Maximus). It is revealed that Fortress Maximus left Cybertron millions of years ago in search of energy, and have finally managed to come home. He explains that the Headmasters are from a planet called Master; the human-sized robots who live there built themselves Transformers-sized bodies. They can then transform themselves into the heads of the robots, and have now joined the Cybertron-Destron war. (Source: ANN)

Themes:
MechaSpace

Demographic:
Shounen

TV - Jul 3, 1987
3,357 6.43
As civilization advances, people are beginning to lose the consideration and kindliness for Nature. This has incurred the wrath of the ghosts who are becoming increasingly unhappy with the selfishness of the human kind. However, there is a conflict of interests within the ghosts in which one extreme opposes the humans completely while another extreme desires the co-existence of humans and ghosts. Kitaro and his family belongs to the latter category and yearns to seek mutual understanding between the humans and ghosts. Kitaro's fight for love and hope continues. (Source: ANN)
TV - Oct 12, 1985
1,947 6.58
Mami Sakura used to be a normal junior high school student, but she happened to acquire supernatural powers. Using her powers and with the help of her best friend, Mr. Takahata, she solves mysterious occurrences. When she senses someone needs help, she uses the "Teleportation Gun" and transports herself there. She then saves the world in trouble with her psychic powers, such as telekinesis and telepathy. (Source: Wikipedia)

Themes:
SchoolSuper Power

TV - Apr 7, 1987
1,709 6.51
Farm life has never been this wacky. Where else could you find a turtle with a built in TV under his shell, a bald lion, an elephant whose trunk doubles as a garden hose and an inflatable octopus. All run by a good-natured ox named Olly. (Source: ANN)

Demographic:
Kids

TV - Apr 7, 1987
1,477 7.01
The story take place in new town called "Palm Town" which it is the new town that Patty and her Aunt Jane moved to since Jane's husband George run a medical center there. However, Patty faces some troubles because she doesn't get used to the new town and misses her hometown and also her friends. Nevertheless, she mets up with Alice and gets along with her. Soon they become best friends and are hanging out together everyday experience new things and enjoying their time. They meet a lot of different people in order to make many friends and unforgettable memories full of fun.
TV - Jan 18, 1987, 08:30 (JST)
1,400 6.76
An omnibus-format TV series consisting of anime adaptations of Japanese folk tales, this is one of Japan's longest-running TV series, and Group Tac's second TV series (the first was The Road to Munich, a documentary anime about the 1972 Olympics). The governing rule of the series was that the creative staff change from episode to episode. While later other anime series like Nippon Animation's Famous Works of Japanese Literature would attempt the same, none would be as long-lived or successful. The rotation idea was that of director Sugii Gisaburo, a visual visionary unequaled in Japanese film history who has revolutionized anime several times in his career, be it in the 1967 TV series Goku's Big Adventure, in which he sought to shake anime free from the dominance of story development by yanking it back to a more cartoonish form, or The Belladonna of Sadness, where he broke the Disney full-animation mold, creating a full-length animated film in a completely new style that was a hybrid of still drawings and animation. The reason for rotating the staff each episode was so that each episode would have a completely different look and feel from its predecessor, and in this it was eminently successful. This is a series that is genuinely rewarding to watch, and is visually one of the richest in anime history. While this system also meant that quality varied, there were also occasionally superb episodes, as on the staff were many veterans like Group Tac founder SUGII Gisaburo himself, SHIBAYAMA Tsutomu, FURUZAWA Hideo, RIN Taro, and HIKONE Norio. Old episodes started being repeated more and more frequently as the years went on, and production of new episodes finally ceased completely in late 1995, but the series is still widely broadcast. (Source: Pelleas)

Theme:
Historical

TV - Jan 7, 1976
1,202 6.07
Ultra B (UB), is a small child from outer space who wears red sunglasses and has a star-shaped mole on his left cheek. It all began when UB's spaceship made an emergency landing in the forest. Lost and alone, UB was found by a young school boy named Michio. He was kind enough to take UB home for shelter, but only to learn that he was no ordinary child... but with supernatural powers! Thankful UB tries to use his special power to help Michio in trouble, but doesn’t mean that it always work out well. Especially, when UB sees a scary black cat, he loses control, and… (Source: TV Asahi)

Theme:
Super Power

TV - Apr 5, 1987
997 5.97
Chalk-Colored People-creator Seizo Watase's 1983 series of short manga in Comic Morning is adapted into dozens of romantic vignettes, each designed to tell a simple love story in "no more time than it would take to smoke a cigarette," which often means that there is little time for even revealing people's names; many tales simply star "Me" and "Her." Stories include Emblem of My Father, Two in the Beer Garden, Old Hawaii Corner, My Brother's Zippo, and Takeru's Love of Two and a Half Millennia. The tobacco analogy may sound strange in these politically correct times, but it is better than the alternative, remembering that such short manga stories are actually designed to take no longer to read than the average dump.

Demographic:
Seinen

TV - Oct 3, 1986
848 N/A
A ship crewed by earthlings crashes on Chronos. Believing themselves stranded, the crew volunteers to fight along the Machine Robos. (Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

Theme:
Mecha

TV - Jun 3, 1987
592 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
406 5.81
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Demographic:
Kids

TV - Apr 2, 1985
354 N/A
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Demographic:
Kids

TV - Apr 5, 1986
278 N/A
Short animated films of well-known Japanese folk tales, including the stories of Taro Maegami, The Riceball Family, The Master of Catching Stars, Thunder is the Bridegroom, and The Elephant's Sneeze. Shown as part of the children's variety program, Tondeke Gutchonpa. (Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

Demographic:
Kids

TV - May 9, 1987
184 N/A
An NHK toddler's anime following creatures representing different human traits like gluttony or fear. It is akin to the British children's book and cartoon series "Mr. Men."

Demographic:
Kids

TV - Apr ??, 1986
153 N/A
ONA
OVA
The year is 2032, seven years after the Second Great Kanto Earthquake decimated Tokyo. Now, the city is reborn as MegaTokyo, built from the labors of mechanical beasts known as "Boomers." Originally created to benefit humanity, the mysterious corporation known as Genom now produces Boomers with incredible destructive power as a new type of advanced weaponry, capable of disguising themselves as humans. The AD Police is a new special unit to counter the ever-increasing Boomer-related crimes. Overwhelmed by the sheer amount of crimes and disparity in strength, the AD Police poses little opposition to the Boomers. A mysterious vigilante force known as the Knight Sabers, wearing powersuits more advanced than the military, is the citizens' only hope for protection. Led by Sylia Stingray, Priscilla "Priss" Asagiri, Nene Romanova, and Linna Yamazaki, these beautiful girls take out any Boomer that steps out of line. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Mecha

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensor:
AnimEigo

OVA - Feb 25, 1987
39,524 7.29
Akira Fudou leads the life of a typical high school student. After a chance encounter with school bullies, he is rescued by his childhood friend Ryou Asuka. Ryou and Akira catch up over the course of an afternoon that ends with them crashing a party at a nightclub. Initially uncomfortable with the environment, Akira is shocked when violence provokes some of the club's partygoers to transform into demonic monsters. He and Ryou are only saved from the encounter thanks to the intervention of a great demon known as Amon. Amon possesses Akira, and the two together form the powerful Devilman⁠—a being that, due to the influence of Akira's strong empathy for his fellow man, is resolved to keep the human race safe from the threats of demonkind. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Demons

Licensors:
Discotek Media,Manga Entertainment

OVA - Nov 1, 1987
24,297 7.16
1887, at a remote, elite boarding school in France: Serge Battour returns after his graduation, and remembers the days of his youth... 1880, at the same school: Son of a viscount and a Roma prostitute (both deceased), Serge is intelligent, sweet, talented, and alienated by his family due to his heritage. Upon being sent to his new school, he rooms with Gilbert Cocteau, a gorgeous loner of a boy who sells his body for reasons unknown. Serge's attempts to reach out to Gilbert fail spectacularly, and yet there is something in both of them that attracts them to each other.

Theme:
Historical

Demographic:
Shoujo

OVA - Nov 6, 1987
12,504 6.87
23-year-old Ryohei Yamazaki has just one thing on his mind: sex. And with his sweet-talking, honey-voiced ways, Ryohei has no trouble finding interested ladies. But none of them is just what he wants... none of them is PERFECT. Then he charms the beautiful editor of a hot magazine into hiring him. Journalism will never be the same again... (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)

Licensor:
Manga Entertainment

OVA - Dec 16, 1987
7,034 5.93
Hyoudo Riki is just an ordinary guy who likes to wear a tiger mask while Kung-Fu fighting, which means he fits in real well at BATTLE ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL! Unfortunately for Riki, he`s the doppleganger in our world of Byoudo, Master of the Dark Realm, and when a dimensional gate opens between the two worlds, the evil Fairy Master tricks Byoudo into making an attempt to conquer our beautiful, and better lit, world. Now poor Riki is semi-possessed by his opposite number, and the minions of the Fairy Master are mutating his classmates into hideous lustful monsters. To make matters worse, all the inter-dimensional commotion has attracted the attention of a sword-happy exorcist and the heroic Zankan of the Space-Time Police! Which all means that Riki is about to take one bitch of a mid-term. The course is survival, and forget "Pass/Fail". The test is graded "Live/Die".

Themes:
DemonsMartial ArtsSuper Power

Licensor:
AnimEigo

OVA - Dec 10, 1987
6,287 5.57
Set in the future Kei and Yuri are Trouble Consultants for The 3WA. Code Named "Lovely Angels", but, they are known throughout the galaxy as The Dirty Pair. They always solve their case, but, not without causing collateral damage and mayhem. (Source: ANN)

Theme:
Police

Licensors:
ADV Films,Nozomi Entertainment

OVA - Dec 21, 1987
5,994 7.09
In the first test of a revolutionary personal battle-suit, the MADOX-01, Ace female test-pilot Elle Kusomoto smashes an attacking tank force and humiliates Lt. Kilgore, Japan's most-macho tank-jockey, in the process. Kilgore swears he'll get even, and he gets his chance when the prototype MADOX literally falls off the back of a truck in the middle of Tokyo. Meanwhile, the MADOX, which fell off the back of one truck, off a bridge, and into the back of another truck, has found its way into the hands of college student Koji Sujimoto. Intruiged by the MADOX, Koji makes the big mistake of fooling with it without reading the manual first, and soon finds himself locked in the suit and zooming around downtown Tokyo.

Theme:
Mecha

Licensor:
AnimEigo

OVA - Dec 15, 1987
5,188 5.95
Ishihara Toru is an everyday guy with an on-and-off girlfriend and a position working for a train buff. Things become complicated when a ghostly vehicle dubbed the X Train begins to ride the rails, destroying everything in its path. Somehow, it seems that Toru is connected with the X Train by a strange power, which draws the attention of some very dangerous and power hungry people who would wield it for their own... (Source: ANN)
OVA - Nov 6, 1987
2,960 5.76
Lufy, discovered floating lifeless in space, is brought on board a Solnoid cruiser and given another chance at life. Once the hardened warrior, she is shown events that shake her faith (one's own death seems to have a way of changing one's philosophy) and lessening her power as a fighter just as that power is most needed! (Source: AniDB)

Themes:
MilitarySpace

Licensor:
Central Park Media

OVA - Nov 21, 1987
2,738 6.39
Two weeks before a concert at Yaon Hibiya auditorium (1987.8.26), while playing at the club Shinjuku Loft, lead vocalist To-Y (pron: to-o-i) of the band GASP is jumped by a rival, Aikawa Yoji. GASP is a upcoming band known for its violence, struggling to be noticed against the popularity of hotshot Aikawa, who's #1 on the charts and beloved by his fans. The Yaon Hibiya concert represents GASP's mainstream debut to break out of the small-time club scene, which is threatened by the schemes of Aikawa's manager, Ms. Kato of Koyama Productions. Kato wants To-Y to leave that "bunch of hoodlums," and sing independently for a major label. Adding to the confusion is an unexplained character who manifests feline traits, named Niya. Niya presents herself as "To-Y's aijin" ("Niya, To-Y no aijin da yo!") to the consternation of Koishikawa Hiderou, who has interest in To-Y. Koishikawa, also known as "Sonoko-chan," is typed as a "okama" by Niya. A running motif is GASP, it's fans, and associates regarded as unusual by the mainstream public, as exemplified by their musical taste, dress, and Classic Coke-drinking, which only contributes to more difficulty in their struggle to be accepted. (Source: AniDB)

Theme:
Music

Demographic:
Shounen

OVA - Oct 1, 1987
2,584 6.18
In deep space, four astronauts discover that their colleague Makimura has mysteriously died shortly following a cryptic note about his imminent murder. Though horrified by the news, the inoperable state of their spaceship leaves the crew no time to grieve, and they evacuate via escape pods. Determined to identify the culprit, the survivors begin to suspect fellow crewmate Kizaki, on account of a rivalry between himself and Makimura regarding the only female team member, Nana Ichinomiya. However, to their bewilderment, they notice Makimura's pod following them, yet failing to respond to attempts at contact. As the astronauts try to interpret their perplexing circumstances, they learn there are more inconceivable stories about their lost teammate, one involving the Phoenix, a mysterious bird said to have the ability to grant immortality. It is not until they crash into a seemingly deserted planet that the crew will finally uncover the sinister truth behind Makimura and his suspicious pod. Set in a distant future, Hi no Tori: Uchuu-hen illustrates the cruelty of human beings passionately in pursuit of their own desires without any regard to the consequences. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Space

OVA - Dec 21, 1987
2,510 6.96
In the year 1999, a team of UN scientists in an attempt to tap into a new energy resource on a deserted island called Sansara, unknownigly open a portal to another universe, unleashing dormant biomechanical entities. Three years later, Takuya Goroza returns to the island of Sansara urged by a mysterious request by college chum Haruka Alford. Little does he know, his old friend isn't what he appears to be... (Source: ANN)

Theme:
Mecha

OVA - Dec 10, 1987
2,373 5.27
Sixteen-year-old high school student Takeshi Chimatsuri has devoted his life to being a master samurai like his father was. Then one day, the Toki twins, two ninja sisters he's known since childhood, transfer to his school and issue him a challenge to take back their family dagger from him. Unfortunately for him, they have discovered his one weakness: the fear of the naked female body. Now, Takeshi must undergo special training from his classmates Atsuko and Torai, and his teacher Miss Ayatsugi to resist the combined brute strength of Akari and the temptation of her sex-crazed twin Kagiri. Class will never be in order with these three constantly fighting each other. (Source: ANN)

Theme:
School

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensor:
ADV Films

OVA - Nov 1, 1987
1,967 5.95
In a post-apocalyptic world, the treasure hunter Riot and his pretty sidekicks are searching for Eyes of Zalem, which they hope will guide them to Rido, the treasure of a long-lost Quall civilization. A limitless energy source, the Rido has the power to even restore life; but unfortunately for Riot, the evil Demsters are after it too. (from ANN)

Theme:
Mecha

OVA - Dec 1, 1987
1,679 5.53
The story revolves around Nikolai, apparently a part-cyborg; Galory, a young boy who apparently is part human/part Crest person, and Althea, who is entirely a Crest person. Seems the Earth and the Crest people were at war for 300 years so there's still a lot of bad feelings present. The ship Galory, Nikolai and others are on is ambushed and almost everyone killed by some kind of automated attack ships from a huge Crest ship that has been taken over by an automaton. Galory, Nikolai and Althea go to the ship to try and see if there are any survivors of an advanced party from Galory's ship that can be saved, and to see if they can destroy the Type 38 automaton in the ship's core. (Source: AniDB)

Themes:
MechaSpace

OVA - Dec 16, 1987
1,619 5.51
The planet Libertia was once known as “the planet of death”, until humanity built three giant mirrors and created what seemed like an ideal land. It is on this planet that Professor Grace and his granddaughter Alcia live peacefully… until their home is attacked by Guild soldiers looking for the professor and for Legaciam – a special Armor that can resist extreme heat, allowing it to go to areas where humans would not survive normally. Alcia, who was at the time piloting Legaciam in order to help her grandfather with the testing, manages to get away… barely. But the Guild is determined to get Legaciam by any means necessary… (Source: ANN)

Theme:
Mecha

OVA - Nov 28, 1987
1,598 5.58
Tanabata is approaching but Kyousuke, being his usual indecisive self, is unable to invite Madoka to a concert and later gets beaten up after making Hikaru cry. In a hospital room Madoka approaches a sleeping Kyousuke, and then... (Source: AniDB)

Demographic:
Shounen

OVA - Nov 21, 1987
1,545 6.65
It's 2016 and Shambhala city reporter Yoko and her android boyfriend/bodyguard/cameraman Vito are hunting the enigmatic criminal Mr. X. Their search leads them to the Rainbow Tower, were Yoko is taken hostage and Vito must battle to save her by destroying the program of the Tower's central computer to prevent X's escape. (Source: AniDB)
OVA - Dec 1, 1987
946 5.34
A trip on a chartered plane with a number of other thrill-seekers (most of whom are anthropomorphic fruits and vegetables) and hop from island to island, each of which offer their own unique visual delights. (Source: IMDB)

Themes:
MusicParodyPsychological

OVA - Oct 20, 1987
924 5.95
An image video, setting watercolors from Yumiko Kawahara's 1983 manga to a series of 11 pop songs. (Source: ANN)

Theme:
Music

Demographic:
Shoujo

OVA - Nov 28, 1987
544 5.49
A story about an albino brown bear and his woodland friends as they encounter various human artifacts in the woods and interact with them. (Source: PPP-Raw)

Demographic:
Seinen

OVA - Dec 21, 1987
515 5.44
Based on the same-name erotic slice-of-life manga by George Akiyama, serialized in Weekly Manga Goraku. Virgin boy Okuyama is a stocker at the supermarket who has no luck with women. His life is thrown upside down when his sister Noriko unexpectedly moves into his house. Okuyama is overcome with lustful thoughts for her, but she regards him simply as a brother. (Source: AnimeVice)
OVA - Nov 25, 1987
504 5.06
A tale of rivalry between two gangs, MND and Laku, and the personal vendetta between MND's Naoto and Laku's Yota. (Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

Demographic:
Shounen

OVA - Nov 25, 1987
438 N/A
(No synopsis yet.)
OVA - Dec 21, 1987
302 N/A
A minimalist adaptation of Seizo Watase's manga of the same name. It contains 5 stories of slow paced vignettes of romance whose only dialogue lies within the "oldies" being played as background music.

Theme:
Music

Demographic:
Seinen

OVA - Dec 10, 1987
188 N/A
Movie
Goemon's wedding to Murasaki Inabe, daughter of a samurai clan's leader, is interrupted when the Fuma ninjas attack, kidnapping the bride-to-be and demanding her family's ancient treasure as ransom. Lupin, Jigen, Goemon and Fujiko work together once again to try to save Murasaki and get to the treasure before the Fuma can steal it. (Source: ANN)

Demographic:
Seinen

Licensors:
AnimEigo,Discotek Media

Movie - Dec 26, 1987
8,863 7.28
Based on the literary work of Shikibu Murasaki, Genji Monogatari is a story of the Emperor's second son born by a courtier. Made a commoner, he served as a retainer to the court.

Theme:
Historical

Movie - Dec 19, 1987
7,340 6.42
Hybrid film with animated cockroaches interacting with live-action actors. In a trashy bachelor pad lived a colony of roaches who were able to roam freely for food or for games. Because of the homeowner being gentle with the roaches, they have no fear of traps, spray, or being stepped on. However when the homeowner starts bringing over a woman over, life starts to change for the roaches who are already living an easy life. (Source: ANN)

Theme:
Military

Licensor:
Discotek Media

Movie - Nov 21, 1987
1,720 5.86
A tranquil forest and all of its residents must face the destruction of man. A squirrel, born and raised in the forrest, fights to defend his home and faces trials and adversities along the way. (Source: ANN)

Theme:
Music

Movie - Dec 18, 1987
1,654 6.40
Baseball coach Hoshiyama offers a chance to turn professional to Katsumi Kunimasa, a star member of the student squad that won the summer tournament. The young girl becomes a star pitcher for the Chunchi Dragons (conveniently, the team her father owns), and, after a year of triumphs, she leads them to victory in the national championships at the legendary Koshien Stadium. Based on the manga by Noriko Umeda, this anime may be compared to the other girl-playing baseball story "Song of the Baseball Enthusiasts". The Dragons team members are all based on the real-life team, though their opponents are fictional. At the time, the real-life Hoshiyama was a commentator, but fact was eventually true to fiction and he became the manager for the real-life Dragons. (Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)
Movie - Oct 24, 1987
268 N/A
Special
A two-week summer vacation has turned out to be a long struggle for survival. The Story of 15 Boys is based on "Deux Ans de Vacances," a unique masterpiece and the only novel that Jules Verne wrote especially for children. Now this story has been animated through the use of leading-edge techniques. A drifting sailboat carrying 15 boys is overtaken by a storm and cast ashore on a desert island, where the fifteen boys begin their struggle. Their tough days-full of danger, thrills and fear-drive the boys to distress at times, but also shape them into strong independent people. The boys' extraordinary experiences on the island will bring to all young viewers the excitement that they always dream of experiencing themselves. (Source: Official Website)

Theme:
Historical

Special - Oct 19, 1987
741 6.44
Inside Mercury, Japan builds a large-sized solar space power plant. The plant supports Earth with its large solar energy supply but suddenly there is an abnormality at the Saint Elmo plant. To pinpoint the problem, Earth sends several technicians to fix it. (Source: Wikipedia)
Special - Dec 31, 1987
384 N/A
Two episode, adaptations of Masao Kume's Student Days and Saneatsu Mushanokoji's The Friend Who Didn't Believe in Friendship, were not broadcast in the original run, appearing instead as two "specials" on TV Asahi the following year. (Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

Theme:
Historical

Special - Oct 8, 1987
260 N/A