fall 1996 Season

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Anime Status
tv Hana Yori Dango
Hana Yori Dango
<p>Makino Tsukushi, a girl who comes from a poor family, just wants to get through her two last years at Eitoku Gakuen quietly. But once she makes herself known by standing up for her friend to the F4, the four most popular, powerful, and rich boys at the school, she gets the red card: F4's way of a "Declaration of War." But when she doesn't let herself be beaten by them and is starting to fall for one of the F4, Hanazawa Rui, she starts to see that there is more than meets the eye...</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.81/10
#drama #romance #school #shoujo
tv Kidou Senkan Nadesico
Kidou Senkan Nadesico
<p>Akito doesn't want to fight. Despite a childhood spent on the anime Gekiganger 3, a Mecha show, he'd rather cook than pilot a Mecha. Fate intervenes when his home on Mars is destroyed, and he is transported instantly to the Earth, mysteriously. He has questions no one can answer fully, but follows a girl from a chance meeting in hopes to discover any. The girl, Yurika, is captain of the private battleship Nadesico, and in order to follow her, he enlists as their cook. Possessing the nanite implants that allow to control mechas, he's a handy backup pilot for the mechas of the Nadesico. He joins a crew bent on revenging Mars and composed of misfits, otakus, and ditzes. But in reality they are handpicked experts. They take their own private war back to Mars to face the harsh reality that life may not always be like a Giant Mecha Series. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.56/10
#action #comedy #mecha #parody #romance #shounen #military #sci-fi
ova Fushigi Yuugi OVA
Fushigi Yuugi OVA
<p>A year after the events of Fushigi Yuugi, Tamahome is pulled back into the book and is sent on a complicated ride through illusion, confusion, and betrayal. Meanwhile, Yui is acting oddly and Miaka is heartbroken over the loss of Tamahome, while Keisuke and Tetsuya try to discover what is going on with the book.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.23/10
#adventure #comedy #fantasy #historical #romance #shoujo
tv Saber Marionette J
Saber Marionette J
<p>In the distant future, since the Earth has become overpopulated, efforts to find and colonize on other planets have begun. However, one of the ships, the "Mesopotamia" malfunctions and all but 6 of its inhabitants are all killed. the remaining 6 manage to escape to a nearby planet named "Terra ll ", which is similar to Earth in many respects. However, all of them are male. Therefore, as to not let their efforts go to waste, they begin to set up 6 countries and to reproduce through cloning and genetic engineering. however, there are still no women, and to make up for it, thy create lifelike advanced female androids called "Marionettes" which do everyday chores and work. However, they are all emotionless machines. But one day, a ordinary boy named Otaru finds and awakens 3 special battle type Marionettes that have emotions due to a "Maiden Circuit" within them. It's up to him then to teach them and allow their emotions to grow, and when a nearby country threatens with world domination, it's up to to Otaru and his "human" Marionettes to protect their country.</p>
finished airing
• 7.4/10
#action #adventure #comedy #drama #mecha #romance #shounen #harem #sci-fi #martial arts
ova Bakuretsu Hunters OVA
Bakuretsu Hunters OVA
On the "Spooner Continent", a valiant group of Sorcerer Hunters are the people's last line of defense against the evil dark magiks unleashed periodically by those who can't control it. Saving the world and looking sexy while doing it!

(Source: AniDB)
finished airing
• 6.63/10
#action #adventure #comedy #ecchi #fantasy #romance #shounen #harem #magic
ova Bronze: Zetsuai Since 1989
Bronze: Zetsuai Since 1989
<p>Famous rockstar Kouji Nanjou has fallen in love with Izumi Takuto, a soccer player with dreams of seeing "real" soccer in Italy. In angsty boy-love fashion, the story consists of Kouji stopping at nothing to have Izumi stay with him, Izumi dealing with his feelings until the time comes where he has no choice but to decide, and all the other things the two must face and the problems from Kouji's family.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.61/10
#drama #music #romance #sports #yaoi
tv Elf wo Karu Mono-tachi
Elf wo Karu Mono-tachi
<p>An actor, a martial artist, a gun-crazy high school student, and their tank are transported from earth to a world of elves and magic. However, the spell to return them home was botched resulting in fragments of the spell being magicly imprinted onto their skin. Their solution: run around looking for elves and stripping them whereever they find them. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.08/10
#adventure #comedy #ecchi #fantasy #shounen #magic
ova Legend of Crystania OVA
Legend of Crystania OVA
<p>Dreams begin to haunt Lady Sheru -- dreams of her past life as Pirotesse. Her love, Ashram, is being tormented at the hands of the soul of Barbas posing as their former king, Beld of Marmo. Interpreting this as a plea for help, Sheru searches for a way to save him by entering the chaos realm using the Chaos Ring. Meanwhile, Redon and his friends are called to arms again as ancient creatures begin to appear after being sealed away for centuries. Both their paths will cross once again, and on their shoulders will the fate of Crystania lie. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.05/10
#action #adventure #fantasy #magic
ova Variable Geo
Variable Geo
<p>The special of the day is Variable Geo-a brutal battle between waitresses who serve up generous portions of energy blasts and vicious side orders of murderous martial artistry.</p><p> For buffed beauties who make below-minimum wages, VG is the perfect way to make some fast cash. The victorious walk away with millions, and the defeated lose everything (namely, all their clothes).</p><p> But this high-stakes sport has dark forces and dubious practices behind the fun and games. Lethal injections make steroids seem like vitamins. Instead of team prayer, there's demonic possession. Athletic sponsors are malevolent corporations with a more frightening agenda than increased market share. It's all just part of the game.</p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 5.72/10
#action #ecchi #shounen #martial arts
movie Ihatov Gensou: Kenji no Haru
Ihatov Gensou: Kenji no Haru
<p>A unique biographical sketch of the life of the great modern Japanese poet Kenji Miyazawa, Spring and Chaos is a highly stylized and intense film that draws on Miyazawa's writing techniques to tell his life story. Miyazawa often used animals as the main characters in his stories and poems, and it is this technique that allows director Shoji Kawamori to recreate Miyazawa's fanciful land of Ihatov and use it as the backdrop for Miyazawa's life. Beautiful and affecting, Spring and Chaos is a fitting tribute to one of Japan's greatest writers.</p><p> (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)</p>
finished airing
• 7.28/10
#drama #sci-fi #historical #slice of life
ova Jewel BEM Hunter Lime
Jewel BEM Hunter Lime
<p>For centuries, the magic and human worlds have been at peace with each other, though physically seperated by a magical gate. But when the powerful magic spheres are stolen and fall to the Earth below, the king of magic sends Boss, a fighter; Lime, a master transformer; and Poogie, a master morpher to retrieve them. With not much time, the trio must retrieve the spheres which, when in contact with the human world, suck up the negative emotions of household objects and become BEMs, Bug Eyed Monsters!</p>
finished airing
• 6.1/10
#comedy #fantasy
tv Violinist of Hamelin
Violinist of Hamelin
<p>Trouble arises in Staccato one day. Demons show up and start to wreak havoc on the townspeople. The entire country seems to be suffering. The source of the problem is that the "barrier" which until now has kept the demons from crossing over to the human world, is weakening. The person who sustains it is losing her strength after holding it up for so many years. That person is Queen Horn of Sforzando. Hell King Bass is trying to break through the barrier and release their "supreme leader," Kestra (Orchestra). One whose power is unparalleled yet is trapped somewhere in the world of the humans.</p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 6.69/10
#adventure #drama #fantasy
tv Mahou Shoujo Pretty Sammy (1996)
Mahou Shoujo Pretty Sammy (1996)
<p>In the magical kingdom Juraihelm, Tsunami is in line to be crowed queen but must complete a test first. She must choose someone to make the world a better place. Sasami is given the task of delivering a CD from her mother's store to a spooky mansion. When she gets there she is met by Tsunami who tells her she will become a magical girl. She endows Sasami with magical powers and sends Ryo-Okhi with her as a guide. Matters are not easy, however, as Tsunami's rival, Ramia, wants the crown and will do anything she can, including creating her own magical girl, Pixy Misa, to stop Tsunami from being crowned.</p>
finished airing
• 6.82/10
#comedy #fantasy #parody #seinen #magic
movie Black Jack the Movie
Black Jack the Movie
<p>Joe Carol Brane attempts to hire Dr. Black Jack on a breed of superhumans that have the strength, intellectual, athletic, and artistic skills with great excel in different fields, only to later find out that they start deteriorating after some period of time and causing an untimely death. Joe needs Dr. Black Jack's help on finding a cure. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.37/10
ova Kakugo no Susume
Kakugo no Susume
<p>A series of natural disasters has reduced the world to rubble, with the survivors doing whatever they must to survive in a world gone mad. But one young boy, Kakugo, gifted with amazing martial arts and a superpowerful suit of armor by his late father, has been charged with making the world (or at least his school) a safer place. But his sister has a matching set of skills and equipment, and she`s on a mission to bring peace to the world... by wiping out humanity! </p><p> (Source: AnimeNfo)</p>
finished airing
• 4.51/10
#action #ecchi #horror #mecha #demons #sci-fi
ova Master Mosquiton
Master Mosquiton
<p>In the 1920's, Inaho resurrects a vampire named Mosquiton with her blood. He awakens and becomes her slave. Now, Inaho is after the O-Part, which will grant her immortality. However, a bunch of supernatural monsters are out to stop them from achieving their goal.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.79/10
#action #adventure #comedy #vampire #demons
tv YAT Anshin! Uchuu Ryokou
YAT Anshin! Uchuu Ryokou
<p>The emergence of the dimensional tunnel sets the background for a new space era in which space travelling can be designated to planets outside the solar system. Hoshiwata Goro is a space traveller who goes in search for his father whose whereabouts are shrouded with obscurity. His only link to his father is an old photograph. In order to attain his goal, Goro participates in a young space travelling company known as "YAT" which organises tours to different planets. However, in the midst of his journey, he was involved in an accident which resulted in the destruction of the spaceship. As a form of compensation, he had to work for YAT and this sparks off a train of space adventures for him.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.15/10
#adventure #comedy #shounen #sci-fi
ova Ai Tenshi Densetsu Wedding Peach DX
Ai Tenshi Densetsu Wedding Peach DX
<p>The 1996–1997 anime OVAs of Ai Tenshi Densetsu Wedding Peach, also known as Ai Tenshi Densetsu Wedding Peach DX (Deluxe). These four OVAs were uniquely designed and scripted, and the art style had been changed slightly from the original series as well. Each of these OVAs feature one of the Ai Tenshi along with a season: Wedding Peach—Summer, Angel Salvia—Autumn, Angel Daisy—Winter, Angel Lily—Spring. They are, however, in no way related to each other, except for some indication of previous OVAs by Hinagiku and Yuri. These are the adventures of the four Ai Tenshi, two years after their battle with Reine Devila.</p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 6.76/10
#adventure #comedy #romance #shoujo #magic
ova Gall Force: The Revolution
Gall Force: The Revolution
<p>East Force meets West Force and all Hell breaks loose. The Solonoids, that lovable race of female warriors, are at it again, fighting amongst themselves. During a heated battle, however, it looks like the leaders of the two factions have hung their warriors out to dry. In the middle of all this fighting and chaos, East Force detects a transmission from an unidentified planet. The Gall Force gals leave their posts to go. Lufy, the West Force's Ace Pilot, who is after Rabby, follows them to the planet.</p><p> (Source: AnimeNfo)</p>
finished airing
• 6.01/10
#action #adventure #mecha #military #sci-fi
tv Kiko-chan Smile
Kiko-chan Smile
<p>Kiko-chan's Smile is an anime and manga series about a kindergarten student who has many of the features of a child prodigy but at the same time has many bizarre habits and an odd personailty.</p>
finished airing
• 6.42/10
#adventure #comedy #josei #slice of life
movie Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo
<p>Invited for a anniversary celebration, Kindaichi, Miyuki and inspector Kenmochi re-visit the Opera House. There they discover that a play of "The Phantom of the Opera" is being rehearsed again. However, it doesn't take long when members of the acting troupe are killed by the "Phantom". Kindaichi will once again have to solve a murder series in the Opera House. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.15/10
#mystery #school #shounen
movie Shin Kimagure Orange&acirc;˜†Road: Soshite, Ano Natsu no Hajimari
Shin Kimagure Orange&acirc;˜†Road: Soshite, Ano Natsu no Hajimari
<p>It's been several years and Kyosuke Kasuga is now 19. A mysterious phone call warns him of oncoming cars but he doesn't listen. Ironically, he gets hit by a car and because of his telepathic abilities, gets sent three years into the future. His 22 year old future self is now a photographer who is lost in Bosnia and believed to be dead. Kyosuke must find his 22 year old future self and restore himself, the 19 year old, to his correct time. Along the way he reunites with Hikaru who is now a professional and famous dancer. Madoka is also there, distraught over both Kyosuke, the 22 year old, going missing in Bosnia and Kyosuke, the 19 year old, getting hit by a car. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.51/10
#comedy #drama #ecchi #fantasy #romance #shounen #magic #slice of life
tv Chouja Raideen
Chouja Raideen
<p>Hishou, Ginga, Ace, Hayate, and Ikazuchi all work at a studio doing various idol-related jobs at the request of their manager, Reiko. But in reality, these five teenagers are really the Reideens, a group of superheroes who fight the Super Devils sent by Lushu, a mysterious being. Little do the Reideens know, these Super Devils are being sent for a more important purpose...</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.35/10
#adventure #mecha #shounen #sci-fi
ova Ginga Ojou-sama Densetsu Yuna: Shin&#039;en no Fairy
Ginga Ojou-sama Densetsu Yuna: Shin&#039;en no Fairy
<p>Just when everything seems peaceful again for Yuna and her friends, a new enemy appears in the form of three robotic sisters. Yuna must once again become the Savoir of Light to fight this strong, new evil.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.28/10
#action #adventure #comedy #mecha #magic #sci-fi
ova Kotetsu no Daibouken
Kotetsu no Daibouken
<p>While walking through the streets of Tokyo, Linn Suzuki comes across a strange device sticking up from the sidewalk. Suddenly, she is set upon by thugs and is helped by a beautiful stranger who takes them all down. It seems young Linn has fled Deep Kyoto from her cruel mistress and has traveled to Edo where she hopes to find her long lost brother, who was last seen working for the Kuon Detective Agency. By chance, this stranger happens to be Miho Kuon and lets Linn stay with her (nicknaming her Kotetsu, or Little Tetsu after her brother, Tetsujin). However, a mysterious agency called the Syndicate are after Miho and Linn is now in the thick of things.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 5.88/10
#action #comedy #ecchi #fantasy #romance #shounen #magic #sci-fi
tv Wankorobee
finished airing
• 5.19/10
#comedy #fantasy #kids
ova Panzer Dragoon
Panzer Dragoon
<p>Legends speak of a Dark Tower with a race of dragons that awaits the command to arise and wreak havoc. At least Kyle used to believe they were only legends until his lady, Alita, is stolen by the Black Dragon! </p><p> Now Kyle must form an alliance with Blau, a blue dragon, in order to rescue her before she becomes the catalyst for the Dark Tower's final program: the complete destruction of the world!</p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 3.19/10
#adventure #fantasy
tv Ie Naki Ko Remi
Ie Naki Ko Remi
<p>Remi, a cheerful and tender-hearted girl, lives with her mother in a French country town. One day her father returns to the town after a long period working away from home in a city. Her father tells Remi that she isn't their real daughter, and Remi is almost sold to an evil slave trader. It is Vitalis, a strolling entertainer, who helps Remi. Vitalis discovers her talent for singing and decides to take her in with his troupe.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 8.01/10
#adventure #drama #slice of life #historical
special Bavel no Hon
Bavel no Hon
<p>A boy and his young sister were curious about the book someone had left on a bench, and they opened the book. Then the small Tower of Bavel was completed on a page. Looking into the tower, they found an old man sitting and reading a book, surrounded by innumerable books. As the man turned pages, mythical animals appeared and disappeared.</p><p> (Source: yamamura-animation.jp)</p>
finished airing
• 5.68/10
ova Angel Densetsu
Angel Densetsu

Angel Densetsu is a story about Seiichirou Kitano, a kind and naive boy with the heart of an angel, but the sinister looks of a devil. This causes many misunderstandings, leading people to assume that he is a villain or heroin addict, and results in a career as the head thug, or "school guardian" at his new school.

(Source: ANN)

finished airing
• 7.52/10
#action #comedy #school
ova Alice in Cyberland
Alice in Cyberland
<p>When criminal Cybernackists appear in the Cyberland, the vast 21st century computer networks, Alice, Miss Catnick, Leina, and Julie are drawn in by the mysterious Lucia to become a fighting force of young girl soldiers in the Cyberland to combat the criminal element. </p>
finished airing
• 5.16/10
special Mobile Suit Gundam: More Information on the Universal Century
Mobile Suit Gundam: More Information on the Universal Century
<p>Brief background information about the Gundam universe as told by a narrator, to fill in some gaps for new viewers of the franchise.</p>
finished airing
• 6.2/10
#mecha #military #sci-fi
tv Harley Spiny
Harley Spiny
<p>Story of Harley and his animal friends going to a school.</p>
finished airing
• 5.73/10
special Bakusou Kyoudai Let&#039;s &amp; Go Special
Bakusou Kyoudai Let&#039;s &amp; Go Special
<p>No synopsis has been added for this series yet.</p><p>to update this information.</p>
finished airing
• 6.43/10
#adventure #cars #shounen #sports
ova Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars - Hero Club
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars - Hero Club
<p>Compilation of Sailor Stars with added narration.</p>
finished airing
• 7.39/10
#adventure #comedy #drama #fantasy #magic #romance #shoujo
tv Taiho Shichau zo (1996)
Taiho Shichau zo (1996)

Tokyo Highway Patrolwomen Natsumi and Miyuki get off to a bad start when Miyuki busts Natsumi for reckless moped driving on her way to work. Things get worse when they find out they're going to be partners!

A continuation of the OVA series, the adventures of Tokyo policewomen Natsumi and Miyuki continue in the You're Under Arrest TV series. It's back to Bokuto Precinct, where demented felons and bashful (but hunky) policemen abound, and where the cutest girl in the office... isn't a girl.

(Source: Rightstuf)

finished airing
• 7.57/10
#action #comedy #police #seinen
special Shounen Sunday CM Gekijou: InuYasha-hen
Shounen Sunday CM Gekijou: InuYasha-hen
<p>Television commercials for Shounen Sunday magazine. One was made at the time of</p> InuYasha <p>manga debut and the other slightly prior to the debut of the</p> InuYasha <p>anime. Featuring animation not seen in the television series.</p><p>(Source: YouTube, edited)</p>
finished airing
• 6.15/10
#action #demons #fantasy