Seasonal Anime

TV (New)
Oct 8, 1997 25 eps, 25 min

Guts, a man who will one day be known as the Black Swordsman, is a young traveling mercenary characterized by the large greatsword he carries. He accepts jobs that offer the most money, but he never stays with one group for long—until he encounters the Band of the Hawk. Ambushed after completing a job, Guts crushes many of its members in combat. Griffith, The Band of the Falcon's leader and founder, takes an interest in Guts and duels him. While the others are no match for Guts, Griffith defeats him in one blow. Incapacitated and taken into the Band of the Hawk's camp to recover, Guts wakes up two days later. He confronts Griffith, and the two duel yet again, only this time with a condition: Guts will join the Band of the Falcon if he loses. Due to his fresh injuries, Guts loses the fight and is inducted by Griffith. In three years' time, Guts has become one of the Band of the Hawk's commanders. On the battlefield, his combat prowess is second only to Griffith as he takes on large groups of enemies all on his own. With Guts' immense strength and Griffith's leadership, the Band of the Hawk dominate every battle they partake in. But something menacing lurks in the shadows, threatening to change Guts' life forever. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioOLM
SourceManga
DemographicSeinen
8.54
561K

Kyuuketsuhime Miyu (TV)

Vampire Princess Miyu

Oct 6, 1997 26 eps, 25 min

Evil Shinma (shape-shifting monsters and vampires) roam the Earth on a mission to unleash their darkness upon the Human race. Miyu Royal Princess from the dark is the Chosen One—the one being who must banish the Evil Shinma from the Earth. She has the power to offer Humans the gift of eternal happiness, yet is herself, trapped between two worlds; destined for perpetual solitude and internal conflict. Miyu's only companion is Larva, once an evil Shimna; now her devoted guardian. Together they share a dark journey through the weakness of the human heart and the tragic loss of innocence. Cut off from humanity by the knowledge of what she is, Miyu lives an endless quest as both the hunter and the hunted, on the edge of darkness. (Source: AniDB)

StudioAIC
SourceManga
DemographicShoujo
7.15
37K
Nov 26, 1997 74 eps, 25 min

In Penguin Village, humans live alongside talking animals and objects. Senbei Norimaki is one of these humans, and he's an inventor with the lofty dream of creating the world's best robot girl. The product of his efforts is Arale, but depending on your definition of perfect, she's anything but! Not only is Arale severely nearsighted, but she also has no common sense! At least she has super-strength, though that often proves to be a setback as well. Although she means well, Arale only causes trouble for her neighbors in the whimsical Penguin Village!

SourceManga
ThemeGag Humor
DemographicShounen
6.98
17K

Elf wo Karu Mono-tachi II

Those Who Hunt Elves II

Oct 2, 1997 12 eps, 24 min

After Junpei botched the second attempt to transport back to Japan, the four embark their journey once again to collect runes imprinted on skin of Elven females by stripping them. Celsia is cursed into the form of another animal this time. (Source: ANN)

StudioGroup TAC
SourceManga
ThemeIsekai
7.01
12K

Battle Athletess Daiundoukai (TV)

Battle Athletes Victory

Oct 3, 1997 26 eps, 22 min

Akari Kanzaki has just joined an all-girls academy in hopes of entering the University Satellite, an elite sports training facility. She wants to win the title of Cosmo Beauty - a title held years ago by her mother. It's not an easy task for her as fear, doubt and peer pressure get in her way, but friends, rivals and fans slowly encourage her to overcome her obstacles and become the best of the Battle Athletes. (Source: ANN)

StudioAIC
SourceOriginal
ThemeSchool
DemographicShounen
6.90
8.8K
Oct 3, 1997 12 eps, 24 min

Neo Hong Kong, 2097: The world has changed. Advances in genetic engineering and cybernetics have created an environment full of artificially enhanced humans and intelligent super-computers that operate using biological software. But the same technology that has allowed man and machine to merge has made both susceptible to a new kind of threat—digital viruses capable of controlling their hosts. (Source: ANN)

StudioPlum
SourceGame
5.44
4.3K

Master Mosquiton '99

Master of Mosquiton '99

Sep 30, 1997 26 eps, 23 min

Catholic schoolgirl Inaho discovers that a vampire, Mosquiton, is feeding off of her classmates. So she stakes him, but he is revived after her blood comes in contact with the his remains. Mosquiton becomes her slave and also a history teacher. Together, along with Yuuki and Honou, the unlikely duo have many escapades and adventures. One of Inaho's main goals is to find the mythical O-Part to make some money! (Source: AnimeNfo)

StudioUnknown
SourceManga
ThemeVampire
6.57
4.2K

Yume no Crayon Oukoku

Crayon Kingdom of Dreams

Sep 7, 1997 70 eps, 24 min

The civilians of the Crayon Kingdom have always view their Princess Silver as a twelve-year old girl with a beautiful smile. However, unknown to them, the princess has 12 bad habits. This has created much distress to the Chameleon Prime Minister and the Crayon ministers for it would be embarassing if this gets out. One day, a party was held to celebrate Princess Silver's twelvth birthday. The princess was trying to seek her Prince Charming that she forgot to take notice of her bad habits. One of the boys at the party was so angry that he changed Silver's parents, the King and Queen, into stone. In order to break the curse and save her parents, Silver decided to set on a journey to locate the boy. Together with her companions, Silver begins her adventure.

SourceBook
DemographicShoujo
7.30
3.7K

Fortune Quest L

Fortune Quest

Oct 18, 1997 26 eps, 23 min

Our story is set in another world, parallel to ours. We meet Pastel, an orphan girl, 18 years old, who lives with a group of adventurers in a small house. Pastel works as a writer and also a "mapper", charting towns, the countryside, rivers and mountains with sketches and illustrations. She is highly respected by her friends as her intelligence and honesty are extraordinary. Living in the house with Pastel, we meet Clay, a young swordsman; Trapp, the son of a bandit chieftain; Kitton, literally a working dictionary and a descendant of the Family Kittons; Knoll, a big guy a with tender heart; Whitey, a baby dragon; and Rumy, an infant sorcerer of the tribe "Elf." Together this odd group become involved in many mysterious adventures from treasure hunting, to searching for a missing person, to challenging a riddle, to many more unexpected quests. (Source: Enoki Films USA)

StudioUnknown
SourceNovel
6.58
1.9K

Chou Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru

Super Demon Hero Wataru

Oct 2, 1997 51 eps, 24 min

After the battle with Doakuder at Soukaizan (the "other" world where the rainbow has disappeared because of the devils), a demon world Devil came to Genseikai (human world) and stole Wataru's conscience. Because of that, Wataru's heart of justice and his memories of being Kyuuseishu (world savior) vanished. After Shibaraku and Himiko brought him back to Shinbukai (the "other" world, where Soukaizan is located), Wataru regained his memories, however his conscience was still missing. To get it back, Kyuuseishu Wataru must return to fight the devils, rescuing all of Soukaizan from catastrophe! Chou Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru is the 3rd work of the Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru TV series by SUNRISE, and is considered as a "remake" series of the previous Wataru series. It started airing from October 2, 1997, and ended on September 24, 1998, every Thursday from 6:00 to 6:30pm, with a total of 51 episodes. (Source: AniDB)

StudioSunrise
Source
ThemeMecha
7.03
1.7K

Next Senki Ehrgeiz

Next War Chronicle Ehrgeiz

Oct 2, 1997 12 eps, 25 min

Earth started space colonization by creating the Next Colonies. Next later rebelled, and created the Next Government. The rebellion became a war, and the multi-purpose Metal Vehicles, MVs for short, were changed for battle purposes. Meanwhile, Terra, an Earth Rebellion force, started creating more trouble for Earth. Now, a mysterious MV-like being, S.A.C ("S" for short), is loose, and Next wants it so that they can win the war. Terra's psychic leader, Hal, has been sensing "S", and wants to know more about the power it has. The future of these three groups will be up to a bunch of outlaws who live on the abandoned Next 7 colony, though no one knows that yet...

SourceOriginal
ThemesMechaSpace
5.36
1.5K

Ganbare Goemon

Legend of the Mystical Ninja

Oct 4, 1997 23 eps, 24 min

The evil overlord Makuamuge is planning to take over both the game and real worlds, and it is up to the ninja Goemon, his friends, girlfriend, and giant robot to defeat Makuamuge's henchmen and save both worlds.

StudioTrans Arts
SourceGame
DemographicShounen
6.14
1.4K
Oct 9, 1997 24 eps, 25 min

The story takes place in the underwater world of Mer. The army of the kingdom of Bars, until recently peaceful, begins a terrible war against its neighbors: the principality of Moslem and the ancient and glorious kingdom of Agadia. No one can explain how the small kingdom of Bars has reached such a power. In a short time, it manages to challenge much larger and more powerful realms. Meanwhile, two young 'spiritual knights' (Jo and Oz) make a living by killing marine monsters. The population, however, is not very tolerant towards the duo. People fear their powers, seeing them as a potential threat. The pair will unwillingly find themselves fighting the army of Bars, and the forces of darkness that have taken its head...

Source
N/A
916
Oct 4, 1997 100 eps, 25 min

The only thing that concerns Coji Coji is enjoying life and the wonders of nature. Coji Coji’s friends, on the other hand, are a varied bunch of colorful characters whose many idiosyncrasies have a tendency to create turmoil among one another. Coji Coji’s carefree ways and tendency to shirk responsibility are sometimes a source of frustration, but his childlike wisdom has a way of resolving all of their differences. (Source: AniDB)

Source
N/A
597
Oct 6, 1997 70 eps, 5 min

Shown daily during the Super J Channel news programme.

SourceManga
N/A
243
TV (Continuing)
Feb 7, 1996 64 eps, 24 min

Emperor Pilaf finally has his hands on the Black Star Dragon Balls after years of searching, which are said to be twice as powerful as Earth's normal ones. Pilaf is about to make his wish for world domination when he is interrupted by Gokuu Son. As a result, Pilaf flubs his wish and accidentally turns Gokuu back into a child. After the wish is granted, the Black Star Dragon Balls scatter across the galaxy. However, Gokuu discovers that they will cause the Earth to explode unless they are all brought back within a year. Uniting with his granddaughter Pan and a young adult Trunks, Gokuu sets off on an adventure through the universe to find the Black Star Dragon Balls and save his planet from destruction. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
DemographicShounen
6.47
583K

Pokemon

Pokémon

Apr 1, 1997 276 eps, 24 min

Pokémon are peculiar creatures with a vast array of different abilities and appearances; many people, known as Pokémon trainers, capture and train them, often with the intent of battling others. Young Satoshi has not only dreamed of becoming a Pokémon trainer but also a "Pokémon Master," and on the arrival of his 10th birthday, he finally has a chance to make that dream a reality. Unfortunately for him, all three Pokémon available to beginning trainers have already been claimed and only Pikachu, a rebellious Electric-type Pokémon, remains. However, this chance encounter would mark the start of a lifelong friendship and an epic adventure! Setting off on a journey to become the very best, Satoshi and Pikachu travel across beautiful, sprawling regions with their friends Kasumi, a Water-type trainer, and Takeshi, a Rock-type trainer. But danger lurks around every corner. The infamous Team Rocket is always nearby, seeking to steal powerful Pokémon through nefarious schemes. It'll be up to Satoshi and his friends to thwart their efforts as he also strives to earn the eight Pokémon Gym Badges he'll need to challenge the Pokémon League, and eventually claim the title of Pokémon Master. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioOLM
SourceGame
DemographicKids
7.36
581K
Jan 10, 1996 94 eps, 25 min

In the final years of the Bakumatsu era lived a legendary assassin known as Hitokiri Battousai. Feared as a merciless killer, he was unmatched throughout the country, but mysteriously disappeared at the peak of the Japanese Revolution. It has been ten peaceful years since then, but the very mention of Battousai still strikes terror into the hearts of war veterans. Unbeknownst to them, Battousai has abandoned his bloodstained lifestyle in an effort to repent for his sins, now living as Kenshin Himura, a wandering swordsman with a cheerful attitude and a strong will. Vowing never to kill again, Kenshin dedicates himself to protecting the weak. One day, he stumbles across Kaoru Kamiya at her kendo dojo, which is being threatened by an impostor claiming to be Battousai. After receiving help from Kenshin, Kaoru allows him to stay at the dojo, and so the former assassin temporarily ceases his travels. Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan tells the story of Kenshin as he strives to save those in need of saving. However, as enemies from both past and present begin to emerge, will the reformed killer be able to uphold his new ideals? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
DemographicShounen
8.29
460K

Detective Conan

Case Closed

Jan 8, 1996 ? eps, 25 min

Shinichi Kudou, a high school student of astounding talent in detective work, is well known for having solved several challenging cases. One day, when Shinichi spots two suspicious men and decides to follow them, he inadvertently becomes witness to a disturbing illegal activity. Unfortunately, he is caught in the act, so the men dose him with an experimental drug formulated by their criminal organization, leaving him to his death. However, to his own astonishment, Shinichi lives to see another day, but now in the body of a seven-year-old child. Perfectly preserving his original intelligence, he hides his real identity from everyone, including his childhood friend Ran Mouri and her father, private detective Kogorou Mouri. To this end, he takes on the alias of Conan Edogawa, inspired by the mystery writers Arthur Conan Doyle and Ranpo Edogawa. Detective Conan follows Shinichi who, as Conan, starts secretly solving the senior Mouri's cases from behind the scenes with his still exceptional sleuthing skills, while covertly investigating the organization responsible for his current state, hoping to reverse the drug's effects someday. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
ThemeDetective
DemographicShounen
8.16
318K

Shoujo Kakumei Utena

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Apr 2, 1997 39 eps, 23 min

Years ago, a tragic incident befell a young princess when both her parents died. Devastated, it seemed nothing would calm this poor soul. However, a prince traveling through the area came to see the princess, hoping to cheer her up. After wiping her sorrowful tears, the prince gave her a ring carrying a rose emblem and told her as long as she holds onto the ring, they are destined to meet again. The event leaves a deep impression on the girl, Utena Tenjou, leading her to become a prince herself. Years later, Utena attends Ootori Academy, recognized by the same rose emblem as her precious ring's. There, attracted by the scent of roses, she witnesses Anthy Himemiya tending the flowers, accompanied by the Student Council President Touga Kiryuu and Vice President Kyouichi Saionji, who seem to be arguing over Anthy. While Utena thinks nothing of the occurrence, the Student Council gathers to discuss an important matter. Subsequently, a misunderstanding leads to Utena being dragged into the world of Duelists—those with rings similar to her own. The Duelists fight for the ownership of the Rose Bride, Anthy Himemiya, who is said to possess great power. Wanting to prove her capabilities as a prince, and enraged that Anthy is being wronged and objectified, Utena resolves to fight against the Duelists to save her from the cruel fate. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioJ.C.Staff
SourceOriginal
DemographicShoujo
8.19
196K
Apr 13, 1992 ? eps, 21 min

There is no such thing as an uneventful day in the life of kindergartener Shinnosuke "Shin-chan" Nohara. The five-year-old is a cut above the most troublesome, perverted, and shameless kid one can imagine. Shin-chan is almost always engaged in questionable activities such as forgetting about a friend during hide and seek, sumo wrestling for love, performing various gags including the notorious "elephant" in public, and flirting with college girls. The exemplary troublemaker has done it all and has no plans to stop anytime soon. Crayon Shin-chan follows the daily shenanigans of Shin-chan with his group of friends, parading around as the self-proclaimed "Kasukabe Defense Force." The adults witnessing these shenanigans unfold can't help but adore Shin-chan, as he keeps them entertained while unintentionally solving their daily troubles through his mindless antics—leaving himself as the only problem they do not know what to do with. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
ThemeSchool
DemographicSeinen
7.75
74K

Rekka no Honoo

Flame of Recca

Jul 19, 1997 42 eps, 23 min

Most people think that ninjas are a thing of the past, but Rekka Hanabishi wishes otherwise. Although he comes from a family that makes fireworks, he likes to think of himself as a self-styled, modern-day ninja. Sounds like fun, right? Maybe not. Rekka ends up in lots of fights because he once made the bold announcement that if someone can defeat him, he will become their servant. Then one day, Rekka meets Yanagi Sakoshita, a gentle girl with the ability to heal any wound or injury. Their meeting sets off a chain of events, which culminate into a shocking discovery. Rekka is the last surviving member of a legendary ninja clan that was wiped out centuries ago. Even more astonishing than being an actual ninja, he also wields the power to control fire. What does this mean for Rekka? Who are these strange people after him and Yanagi? Find out in Rekka no Honoo!

StudioPierrot
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.34
63K
Apr 5, 1996 102 eps, 22 min

Sixth grader Sana Kurata has a perfect life. Her mother is a (fairly) successful author, she has a young man employed to keep her happy and safe, and best of all, she is the star of the children's television show Kodomo no Omocha. There's just one thing bothering her, and that's Akito Hayama. Akito is a classmate of Sana's, and ever since he's started acting out in class, the rest of the boys have followed his example. Every day, the girls and the teacher wage a battle to keep the class under control and to get some actual learning done. That rotten Akito… Sana won't stand for this! The hyperactive Sana decides to dig deeper and find out what makes Akito tick, so class can go back to normal and the teacher can stop spending every day crying instead of teaching. But the more she learns about him, the more she realizes that there might be more to Akito than meets the eye.

StudioGallop
SourceManga
DemographicShoujo
8.05
61K
Apr 2, 1979 1787 eps, 11 min

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]

SourceManga
DemographicsKidsShounen
7.77
56K

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo

The File of Young Kindaichi

Apr 7, 1997 148 eps, 24 min

Hajime Kindaichi's unorganized appearance and lax nature may give the impression of an average high school student, but a book should never be judged by its cover. Hajime is the grandson of the man who was once Japan's greatest detective, and he is also a remarkable sleuth himself. With the help of his best friend, Miyuki Nanase, and the peculiar inspector Isamu Kenmochi, Hajime travels to remote islands, ominous towns, abysmal seas, and other hostile environments. His life's mission is to uncover the truth behind some of the most cunning, grueling, and disturbing mysteries the world has ever faced. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.95
27K

Yuusha-Ou GaoGaiGar

King of Braves GaoGaiGar

Feb 1, 1997 49 eps, 25 min

In the year 2005, a race of alien monsters called Zonders emerge from underground and launch a series of attacks on the city of Tokyo. The only defense against these creatures is the secret agency known as the Gutsy Geoid Guard (or 3G) and their ultimate weapon, the awesome giant robot GaoGaiGar. GaoGaiGar's pilot, Guy Shishio, is a former astronaut who was nearly killed two years before when the Zonders first crashed to earth. Guy's life was spared when a mysterious robot lion called Galeon pulled him from the burning shuttle and brought him to Earth. Guy's father, Leo, then used Galeon's technology to rebuild his shattered son as a cyborg, in the hopes that he could stop the aliens when they appear. Now, with Galeon as its core, GaoGaiGar fights to protect Earth. He is aided by a team of transforming robots and by a young boy named Mamoru, who has the power to purify the Zonders' cores, and seems to be connected to the mysterious Galeon. (Source: ANN)

StudioSunrise
SourceOriginal
ThemeMecha
DemographicShounen
7.82
20K
Apr 27, 1997 52 eps, 23 min

The story takes place in 19th century China during the Qing Dynasty, where the Emperor was weakened and the country was close to chaos. It is also during a fictitious era called "The Era of the Cooking Wars". It was an era in which top chefs with different cooking styles tried their best to improve their skills and to become the best chef in China. It is a country where insulting a high-grade chef or fooling around with cooking could land a person in a jail, and impersonating a top-chef is as good as usurpation of authority. Chefs compete with each other in order to gain respect and even power, but also with the risks of losing everything. The country of China has four major regions: Beijing, Szechuan, Shanghai, and Guangdong. The beginning of the story takes place in Szechuan, Mao's birthplace. After the death of Mao's mother, Pai, who was called the 'Fairy of Cuisine', Mao becomes a Super Chef in order to take the title as Master Chef of his mother's restaurant. However, before he takes his mother's place as Master Chef, he continues to travel China in order to learn more of the many ways of cooking, in the hopes of becoming a legendary chef, just like his mother. During his journey, he meets great friends and fierce rivals who wish to challenge him in the field of cooking. (Source: Wikipedia)

SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.60
18K
Jun 16, 1996 373 eps, 25 min

Ryoutsu, being an underpaid policeman, is always coming up with underhanded schemes in order to make a quick buck. But in the end, his plans (which are ridiculous to begin with) always go wrong and land him in big trouble with the chief.

StudioGallop
SourceManga
7.76
16K
Feb 15, 1997 39 eps, 23 min

On her sixteenth birthday, Honey Kisaragi goes to meet her father. However, he shows up injured and on the run. Out of nowhere, a group of thugs and a monster show up. A detective, Seiji Hayama, rescues Honey and her father. Unfortunately, the monster captures Honey`s father. A grieving Honey goes home to find it in ruins, but a handsome man gives her hope and a device to use against the monsters who took her father. With them, Honey can transform into multiple forms and destroy Panther Zora, the evil behind this. (Source: AnimeNfo)

SourceManga
DemographicShoujo
6.61
9.1K

Sazae-san

Mrs. Sazae

Oct 5, 1969 ? eps, 24 min

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)

StudioEiken
Source4-koma manga
6.10
7.4K
Apr 10, 1993 ? eps, 10 min

Rantarou, Shinbei and Kirimaru are ninja apprentices in the Ninja Gakuen, where first grade ones are called "Nintamas" (contraction of the words ninja+tama (egg)). They must learn everything a ninja must know, but as for our heroes, money, food or playing are more interesting. The series show the everyday adventures of our heroes, segmentated in a cartoon fashion, like 2 small episodes in a 30-min show. The cast also includes the teachers (Doi-sensei and crossdressing Yamada-sensei), nintama kunoichis, evil guys (Dokutake ninjas) and even family members of all the cast... (Source: ANN)

StudioAjia-Do
SourceManga
DemographicKids
7.07
6.7K
Jan 6, 1997 51 eps, 25 min

After the first season, Retsu and Go have now formed a team called "TRF Victorys" which Tokichi Mikuni, J, and Ryo Takaba are part of. Together, they aim for the World Cup. In this cup, teams from all over the globe enter. Some of the teams are, NA Astrorangers (Americans), Eisen Wolf (Germans), Rosso Estrada (Italians).

StudioXebec
SourceManga
ThemeRacing
DemographicKids
7.02
5.8K

Chibi Maruko-chan (1995)

Little Miss Maruko

Jan 8, 1995 ? eps, 23 min

Momoko Sakura is an elementary school student who likes popular idol Momoe Yamaguchi and mangas. She is often called "Chibi Maruko-chan" due to her young age and small size. She lives together with her parents, her grandparents and her elder sister in a little town. In school, she has many friends with whom she studies and plays together everyday, including her close pal, Tama-chan; the student committee members, Maruo-kun and Migiwa-san; and the B-class trio: 'little master' Hanawa-kun, Hamaji-Bu Taro and Sekiguchi-kun. This is a fun-loving and enjoyable anime that portrays the simple things in life. (Source: ANN)

SourceManga
ThemeSchool
DemographicShoujo
7.27
4.5K

Hakugei Densetsu

Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick

Apr 9, 1997 26 eps, 23 min

A courageous young man tries to find the only person who can save his planet from the most terrifying beast in the universe—the great white whale Moby Dick—in this futuristic anime adventure set in 4699. But locating the outlaw Captain Ahab and his illusory crew of whale hunters and persuading them to put an end to the leviathan's long reign of terror won't be easy. Will Ahab take up the challenge one more time?

SourceOriginal
ThemeSpace
6.58
4.2K
Jan 7, 1996 114 eps, 25 min

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. This time, Kitarou's friend Megumi is in need of his help. Her father, a botanist, went to Baruru Island to study the plant life there, and was subsequently kidnapped by evil spirits. It's up to Kitarou to save him. (Source: Animenfo)

SourceManga
ThemeMythology
6.71
3.5K
Oct 3, 1988 ? eps, 24 min

One night, a Star of Life falls down the chimney of a bakery nestled deep in the forest, causing the dough in the oven to come to life. The dough becomes Anpanman, a superhero made of anpan (a sweet roll with bean jam filling). Together with his friends, Anpanman fights his rival Baikinman and helps the malnourished. (Source: ANN)

SourcePicture book
DemographicKids
6.55
3.2K
Apr 4, 1995 117 eps, 24 min

Azusa Noyama is a 12-year-old girl student, taking 5th grade, but everyone knows her as Azuki-Chan, nickname that she dislikes. Yuunosuke Ogasawara, a new student, asks her about her nickname, saying that he likes it. Azuki falls in love with him, and they start going out together. They share a diary, and become boyfriend and girlfriend. (Source: ANN)

StudioMadhouse
SourceManga
DemographicShoujo
6.68
2.8K
Jul 3, 1997 61 eps, 23 min

Tokyo Pig is the wacky and crazy story of a young boy named Spencer and his magical pet pig named Sunny. This is the wierd adventures of these two wierdos. (Source: ANN)

StudioUnknown
SourcePicture book
ThemeParody
6.44
1.3K
Oct 3, 1994 1818 eps, 5 min

This anime was running almost 20 years and has over 1800 episodes.

StudioEiken
SourceOriginal
5.52
1.0K
Apr 7, 1995 ? eps, 5 min

Two caterpillars investigate objects on a kitchen counter while searching for food. One of them finds a piece of pasta and is intrigued by the fact that there's a hole in the middle. They are having fun until a big mean caterpillar arrives. It's time for a major show down...

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
6.13
887

Chou Tokkyuu Hikarian

Super Express Hikarian

Apr 2, 1997 156 eps, 7 min

Chou Tokkyuu Hikarian is about a series of bullet trains that are turned into robots. The robots, along with two humans named Tetsuyuki Shinbashi and Minayo Kanda, have to stop an alien invasion. (Source: Wikipedia)

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
6.12
799
Dec 13, 1993 726 eps, 23 min

Shimajiro a tiger boy, Mimirin a rabbit girl, Torippii a parrot boy, Ramurin a sheep girl has an adventure in challenge island where they live.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
5.99
791
Apr 4, 1997 52 eps, 25 min

Bamboo-Lee, Dah-Lee, and Slo-Lee are three bears with a goal: to save the world before more species become extinct. But can the bears stand up to the spineless villains behind Ratco Corporation? With Ai-Ai the pink dragon on their side, they may be able to rescue the environment before it's too late.

StudioTelescreen
Source
5.86
776

Anime TV de Hakken! Tamagotchi

Animated Tamagotchi Found on Television!

Jul 7, 1997 27 eps, 20 min

(No synopsis yet.)

StudioUnknown
SourceOther
DemographicKids
6.21
649
Jul 5, 1997 30 eps, 24 min

Manmaru goes to ninja school at Nenga, where foxes and raccoons study the art of assassination under a bear ninja master. He is soon thrown in to local rivalry between the Nenga school, the Koga (monkeys), and the Iga (dogs), as well as facing temptations from the Dobe, a group of dropouts from the Nenga. (Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

SourceManga
DemographicShounen
N/A
444

Narara Superboard

The Flying Superboard

Aug 21, 1990 54 eps, 22 min

As a punishment for causing havoc in Heaven, Sonogong is locked in a huge iron mass for 500 years until Samjang Bupsa, an old priest embarking on a mission to rid the world of evil and spread peace throughout the land, rescues him. Sonogong becomes Samjang's disciple. He meets Saojung who enviously eyes Sonogong's amazing Superboard, and a brute swine oil seller Jopalgye. After several twists and turns, they join on Samjang's journey. Wherever they go, they meet overwhelming enemies and get into trouble. But they don't get frustrated and find ingenious way to defeat monsters. (Source: AniDB)

StudioUnknown
SourceManga
N/A
389
Apr 4, 1995 ? eps, 5 min

Stop-motion animation about robots; though mainly focusing on Pulta a white square robot.

StudioUnknown
Source
ThemeMecha
DemographicKids
N/A
342
Jun 10, 1996 15 eps, 5 min

Claymation series about a family of "housnails" (portmanteau of house and snail) focusing on Jam, the elementary school aged housnail.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
N/A
311
Apr 9, 1997 28 eps, 25 min

The third show in the Virtual Trilogy, a mix of anime and live action shots. In the beginning of the 22nd century society advanced rapidly. Now even children are able to become real doctors, a task before that took two and a half decades to achieve. And nanomachines became prevalent to fight disease. Keita is a Nanosaver, a child doctor who uses the virtual world to apply life saving techniques by entering the body and treating the patients in a virtual medical station (VMS). As more and more patients are taken in, various mysterious are uncovered about them. In the second half of the anime, a small Ethanarian alien and galactic federation is introduced.

StudioImage Kei
SourceOriginal
DemographicShounen
N/A
298
Apr 7, 1997 34 eps, 1 min

An NHK toddler's anime following a Spoon Princess and other kitchen themed characters.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
N/A
225
ONA
OVA
Jan 25, 1996 12 eps, 25 min

In year 0079 of the Universal Century, the Earth Federation initiates Operation Odessa—a full-scale assault to retake a major Ukrainian city from the Principality of Zeon. It is a success, and the remaining Zeon forces scatter across the globe. The Earth Federation gains the upper hand in the One Year War and deploys its ground troops around the planet to hunt down the stragglers. As part of the deployments, Ensign Shiro Amada is transferred to Southeast Asia to take command of the 08th MS Team—a special squadron of RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type pilots. In their first guerilla operation, Shiro's team is tasked with distracting the Zeon forces while Federation ground troops locate a mysterious new Zeon weapon. Everything goes according to plan until Shiro runs into Aina Sahalin, an ace Zeon pilot he met in an earlier battle, during a skirmish. Their reunion weakens his resolve to continue fighting, and now the young commander Shiro must prove his loyalty to the Federation—or be branded a traitor. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioSunrise
SourceOriginal
8.01
75K

Photon

Photon: The Idiot Adventures

Nov 21, 1997 6 eps, 32 min

Photon Earth is a young and gentle boy with superhuman strength and "Baka" (meaning "idiot" in Japanese) scribbled on his forehead (apparently by his troublemaking friend Aun Freya). One day, he finds himself engaged to the beautiful fugitive pilot Keyne Acqua after writing "baka" on her forehead. And that's the least of his worries as he must protect both Aun and Keyne from the evil Papacharino, who seeks to steal the secrets of "Aho" (another word for idiot) energy from Keyne's grandfather's ship. (Source: ANN)

StudioAIC
SourceOriginal
ThemeMecha
7.04
14K
Dec 18, 1997 4 eps, 30 min

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.

SourceOriginal
ThemesMechaSpace
DemographicShounen
6.83
13K
Nov 25, 1997 6 eps, 27 min

Lime, Cherry, and Bloodberry, female-like androids called marionettes, have returned to Otaru`s side. The somewhat reformed marionettes of Faust (Tiger, Luchs, and Panther) are sent to stay with Otaru and friends to learn more about being human. Enter a seventh marionette named Marine, who has a mysterious power -- and they all possess the special maiden circuit that allows a marionette to feel emotions! (Source: AniDB)

SourceNovel
ThemesHaremMecha
7.22
11K
Nov 1, 1997 1 ep, 30 min

Seara loved Shuhei ever since she was a little girl. Although, Shuhei was three years older and much bigger than her. He told her to come back when she was older and more grown-up. A few years later, Seara grew to look like a high school student and managed to riggle her way into Shuhei's home. She will now attempt to win his heart, although there might be some obstacles in her path.

SourceManga
6.17
6.0K
May 25, 1997 6 eps, 32 min

It is the year 4999 - mankind has long abandoned war in favor of intergalactic competition through athletic events. One of which is an all-female contest for the coveted "Cosmo Beauty" title. Akari Kanzaki has just entered the University Satellite in hopes of becoming the latest Cosmic Beauty - a title held by her mother long ago. On her first few days in the university, she meets new friends, encounters fierce rivals, and struggles to become the best of all the Battle Athletes. (Source: ANN)

StudioAIC
SourceOriginal
ThemeSpace
DemographicShounen
6.45
5.6K
Dec 18, 1997 4 eps, 30 min

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: ANN)

StudioRadix
SourceGame
DemographicShounen
6.56
5.5K

Yakumotatsu

Eight Clouds Rising

Oct 25, 1997 2 eps, 29 min

Fuzuchi Kuraki is a quiet young high school student blessed with immense psychic powers and an ancient sword. He is searching for other magical artifacts with the help of Nanachi Takeo, a college student with latent powers of his own. They delve deep into the dark magic of Izumo, only to discover the secrets buried within the birthplace of all Japanese mythology. (Source: ANN)

StudioPierrot
SourceManga
DemographicShoujo
6.02
4.1K

Pia Carrot e Youkoso!!

Welcome to Pia Carrot

Oct 24, 1997 3 eps, 27 min

Yusuke Kinoshita is forced by his father to work at his restaurant Pia Carrot all summer due to his bad grades in school. What first seems to be a boring job becomes a memorable experience due to his interactions with his co-workers and his boss. (Source: ANN)

StudioTriple X
SourceVisual novel
5.97
3.5K

Detatoko Princess

Suddenly Princess

Dec 1, 1997 3 eps, 30 min

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)

StudioJ.C.Staff
SourceManga
5.96
3.4K
Nov 24, 1997 4 eps, 27 min

High school students Mizuho Yuuki and Miko Kamiyama are best friends. Miko likes fellow classmate Tohru Nagase. Mizuho is determined not to get in the way of their budding relationship. But underclassmate Ai Minamizato also likes Tohru. Tohru must decide which girl he likes the most. (Source: ANN)

StudioPP Project
SourceVisual novel
6.11
3.4K
Nov 28, 1997 3 eps, 28 min

It's the last day of school before summer vacation. Kenta is gearing up for another boring summer when he receives a mysterious note. After school, he walks into the old, condemned school building, following the note's instructions. Inside, he finds that Jinpachi, Miyuki, Rika, Kotomi, Akemi, Ms. Kumi, Munemitsu and Mio have received the same note as well. Everyone decides that this is some kind of a joke, and starts arguing about the identity of the prankster. Suddenly, they hear the entrance being boarded up... The nightmare begins as the girls vanish one by one. Rika is the first one to disappear, followed by a shocking video of Rika being violated by an unknown assailant... A twisted story filled with scenes of shocking and graphic hardcore sex!!!

StudioTriple X
SourceVisual novel
5.46
2.1K
Oct 10, 1997 1 ep, 46 min

Her name is Rei, the Chimera, Angel of Death. The dark wasteland of the underworld is her home. She`s an expert marksman, a silent assassin, and more woman than meets the eye. The mafia boss who killed her parents, John Roy, also took the pleasure of raping their son. John Roy now rules the Hong Kong underground, and Rei works for him. (Source: ANN)

SourceOriginal
5.17
1.7K

Chu^2

Chu2

Oct 25, 1997 1 ep, 24 min

Wicked Trio 1 - The Affair It's a rainy night in Tokyo, and our "Man" receives oral pleasure from his "Girl" while parked in the hotel garage. In the elevator, "Man" digitally stimulates the "Girl" until she's begging for more. When they finally arrive at their hotel room, more is what she gets, maybe even more than she bargained on! Wicked Trio 2 - Lust In Space While an androgynous youth battles a monster, another creature attempts to "have his way" with his female companion. After disposing of the threat, the crystal on his chest transforms the youth into the damsel's sister! But his young horny psyche is not ready to be denied! Wicked Trio 3 - S'extra Credit A nubile Redhead drives to her boyfriend's condo; he's not at home, but his college tutor, a "professor", is. Red seduces the young teacher, and in the midst of their tryst, Boyfriend arrives home. Believe it or not, he's not upset and in fact joins in. Will the "professor" enjoy her new lifestyle?

StudioStudio B&M
SourceManga
4.89
1.6K
Nov 28, 1997 3 eps, 27 min

The two bostoner elite students George Heinesen and Kira Akishiro gain suddenly the chance studies and their common hobby, flirting, to combine: the world famous millionaire family Gloria employs George and Kira as private tutor to educate their five daughters Etana, Cecile, Naomie, Sharon and Mary. (Source: ANN)

StudioTriple X
SourceVisual novel
5.40
1.4K

Toushin Toshi II

Tournament of the Gods: Title Match

Dec 19, 1997 3 eps, 29 min

Sid enters a tournament. Shortly after he is crowned champion, the fallen Angel Aquross infects him with a hideous disease that requires him to steal the life energy of Angels or be in constant pain. The only relief lies in a drug that kills the pain, but causes sexual urges that cannot be denied. Now, Sid must defeat the evil Aquross. (Source: ANN)

StudioAIC
SourceVisual novel
5.66
1.4K
Oct 25, 1997 1 ep, 43 min

A 42-year-old salaryman is made to serve his company beyond the grave when his brain is installed in a super-powered android body in order to carry out corporate espionage. (Source: Anime Encyclopedia)

SourceManga
DemographicSeinen
5.74
1.1K
Dec 28, 1997 1 ep, 6 min

Doujin video produced by noted ero mangaka and erogame character designer Shinda Mane based on one of his Union of the Snake doujinshi featuring the cute yuri police girls he was rather fond of. Originally released on VHS at the 53rd Comiket in Winter 1997. (Source: AniDB)

StudioUnknown
SourceManga
4.64
1.1K

Yuusha Shirei Dagwon: Suishou no Hitomi no Shounen

Brave Command Dagwon: The Boy with Crystal Eyes

Oct 22, 1997 2 eps, 29 min

A Continuation of the original Dagwon Series. Peace is restored and the original cast return to their normal life. The sudden appearance of a new mysterious boy that appeared and was chase by no other than their own ally from the past demanding the Dagwon crew to turn the boy in. The dead from the past also make an appearance in this OVA. So the new adventure and excitement begin a new.

StudioSunrise
Source
ThemeMecha
5.94
813
Nov 21, 1997 4 eps, 30 min

Hello Kitty themed Aesop's Fables.

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
N/A
316
Movie
Dec 20, 1997 1 ep, 91 min

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: ANN)

StudioGallop
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.55
49K

Onkyo Seimeitai Noiseman

Noiseman Sound Insect

Nov 22, 1997 1 ep, 15 min

The film is set in the distant future in a city called Cahmpon. A scientist creates a synthetic life-form called Noiseman, which erases music from the airwaves by turning it into crystals. A group of Biker street kids rebels against this tyranny. (Source: ANN)

SourceOriginal
6.46
9.5K
Dec 5, 1997 1 ep, 1 min

Standing alone in a room with symbols scrawled on the wall, a man dressed as an aviator is left to his own devices. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceOriginal
4.09
2.5K
Special
Oct 21, 1997 1 ep, 25 min

Similiar to the "Himura Kenshin's Greatest Hits" from the first special, this episode goes through every technique of the Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu and explains how it works.

SourceManga
ThemeSamurai
7.20
12K
Oct 7, 1997 1 ep, 48 min

A recap special that aired after episode 27 of the Pokemon anime.

StudioOLM
SourceGame
DemographicKids
5.71
1.9K
Oct 1997 1 ep, 1 min

The 60-second film features six fierce samurai who rush through a post-futuristic megalopolis using the most unpredictable means of transport (including a kite!) as to make it on time for the last order at their favorite pub. (Source: Production I.G)

SourceOriginal
ThemeSamurai
5.94
1.8K
Dec 15, 1997 2 eps, 5 min

Slapstick 3DCG anime about two alien peanut brothers who are wanted criminals.

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
N/A
220