spring 1997 Season

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tv Chuuka Ichiban!
Chuuka Ichiban!
<p>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.</p><p> The country of China has four major regions: Beijing, Szechuan, Shanghai, and Guangdong.</p><p> The beginning of the story takes place in Szechuan, Mao's birthplace.</p><p> 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.</p><p> (Source: Wikipedia)</p>
finished airing
• 7.69/10
#action #comedy #drama #shounen
ova Fushigi Yuugi OVA 2
Fushigi Yuugi OVA 2
<p>Miaka and Taka (Tamahome's reborn out-of-the-book self) return to the Universe of the Four Gods to try and restore Tamahome's memories to Taka. This is not as easy as it sounds, however, when the evil Tenkou shows up to rain on their parade. He manages to thwart most of their attempts at getting Taka's memories back, and uses his newfound power to summon the Gods outside the book.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.34/10
#adventure #drama #fantasy #historical #romance #shoujo #martial arts
tv Shoujo Kakumei Utena
Shoujo Kakumei Utena
<p>Just after Utena's parents died she was consoled by a prince who gave her a ring with a rose crest on it. Utena was so impressed by the Prince that she vowed to become one herself one day. A few years later Utena is attending Ohtori Academy where she gives all the teachers headaches because she dresses in a boys uniform so she can be like the prince she met long ago. </p><p> After Utena's friend is insulted by a member of the Student Council, Utena fights in a duel for her friends honor. Utena's rose crest allows her to enter the dueling arena where Utena wins the duel and becomes engaged to the Rose Bride. Unknowingly, Utena is pulled into a series of duels with other members of the Student Council for the possession of the Rose Bride. As she becomes fond of Anthy, the Rose Bride, she must fight to keep her friend safe and to discover the horrifying secret behind Ohtori Academy.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 8.18/10
#drama #fantasy #shoujo #psychological #mystery
ova Buttobi!! CPU
Buttobi!! CPU
<p>For three years Akira has been saving up for a computer. When a model 9821 goes on sale he runs to the store only to find it sold out in five minutes. Discouraged, walking home he discovers a man in an alley who happens to have the computer he was looking for. Excited he buys the computer and runs home only to find that he didn’t purchase a 9821 but a 2198, a super advanced biomechanical computer girl named Mimi.</p>
finished airing
• 6.34/10
#comedy #ecchi #seinen #magic #sci-fi
tv Shin Tenchi Muyou!
Shin Tenchi Muyou!

Tenchi decides to move to Tokyo in order to lead a normal life in the big city. While in Tokyo Tenchi meets a girl named Sakuya. They soon fall in love but as it turns out a dark sinister force has created Sakuya to get at Tenchi and rule the earth. Now Tenchi must balance love, friends, and life while defending the earth one last time.

(Source: ANN)

finished airing
• 6.94/10
#comedy #romance #shounen #harem #sci-fi
tv Haunted Junction
Haunted Junction
<p>Saito High is a high school with its spiritual beings and a principal whose hobby is collecting occult paraphernalia. The school has the prophecy-chosen members of the Holy Student Council to protect it. These students have problems of their own; Haruto Houjo, the president, has a way of summoning spirits, and would resign from his duty for a normal life if it weren't for the principal. Kazumi Ryodo, the next member, is good at being possessed and has something for the Hanako. The last member is Mutsuki Asahina, who is a master of exorcism and is attracted to small boys. Unfortunately, these three are in charge of keeping the school in line and defending the world from supernatural beings, and this mission brings them through wacky predicaments.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.79/10
#comedy #shounen #school
movie Detective Conan Movie 01: The Timed Skyscraper
Detective Conan Movie 01: The Timed Skyscraper
<p>Taking the original story of Detective Conan, this first Conan film follows his adventures as he struggles to find and capture a mad bomber who's loose in his home town. Chasing bomb after bomb, Conan must stop him before he destroys a skyscraper in the middle of the city, which has the potential to cause millions of dollars in damage and kill hundreds. Who's planting the bombs? What are his motives? Gather clues with Conan and find out!</p>
finished airing
• 7.94/10
#adventure #comedy #mystery #shounen #police
ova Sakura Tsuushin
Sakura Tsuushin
<p>A Keio University (one of the top three colleges in Japan) exam candidate, Touma Inaba, is interupted when a cute young girl, Urara Kasuga, arrives at his hotel room door. She later turns out to be his cousin who he barely remembers from his childhood. Urara, who had felt something special for him (an other-than-cousinly-love), invites Touma to live with her since he has no place to stay other than the hotel room. Before taking the test, Touma meets Meiko Yotsuba, a beautiful, sophisticated woman also trying to get into Keio. Meiko gets into Keio but Touma does not, due to a cold Urara had given him shortly before. Although he did not make it, he pretends he does to earn the respect of Meiko. Touma is caught up in a love triangle with Urara and Meiko, while struggling to keep Meiko believing he's really a Keio student and still be there for Urara at the same time. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.28/10
#comedy #drama #romance #slice of life
movie Eikyuu Kazoku
Eikyuu Kazoku
<p>It started as a sociological experiment. Six different people were brainwashed to think that they were a family and then put in arbitrary situations to see how they would react; however, when a taping of the families conducts is sold in a desperate attempt to make a little capital, it instantly becomes a success. Now the family is a first rated show and their every move is broadcasted around the world without them knowing it. But when a clogged toilet sets off a chain of events that ultimately frees the family from the room they are confined in the broadcasters, not willing to lose their source of income, set out to hunt down and recapture every member of the Eternal family.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.04/10
#comedy #psychological
tv Maze&acirc;˜†Bakunetsu Jikuu (TV)
Maze&acirc;˜†Bakunetsu Jikuu (TV)
<p>Maze wakes up in her house, everything is a wreck and she has amnesia. Before she can gather what has happened the girl Mill storms into her house thanking her for having saved her life. She tells Maze that her house suddenly fell down from the sky and crushed Mills pursuers under it. However before long they are both on the run from further pursuers who want their hands on princess Mill. They are only saved when Maze discovers that she has phantom light magical powers and can summon Mills family heirloom mecha. However her performance with the mecha is weak; that is until the sun goes down and she is turned in to a lecherous man. Soon other travellers join them as Maze tries to protect Mill and figure out what she is doing in this fantasy world. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.74/10
#adventure #comedy #fantasy #mecha #shounen
tv Slayers Try
Slayers Try
<p>Several months have passed (after the end of Slayers Next). The barrier put in place by the mazoku sublords has been broken, and as a result, Lina Inverse and her friends are allowed access to the outside world. There they become wrapped up in a prophecy stating that a dark lord from another dimension, Dark Star Dugradigdo, will enter their world and spread chaos. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.89/10
#adventure #comedy #fantasy #shounen #demons #magic
tv Hyper Police
Hyper Police
<p>Sasahara Natsuki is a poor bounty hunter in a world where monsters and humans live together. Most of her cases involve monsters infringing upon the rights of humans, who are protected by law from their generally more powerful neighbors. Being half-human and half cat-beast, Natsuki straddles the two societies and tries to understand and respect both while enforcing the law. She is assisted by a werewolf named Batanen who is afraid to admit he loves her; another werewolf named Tommy; and a Kyubi fox demon named Sakura who has her own plans--which include eating Natsuki to complete her her nine tails and thereby her magical powers. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7/10
#action #comedy #romance #police #sci-fi
ova VS Knight Lamune &amp; 40 Fresh
VS Knight Lamune &amp; 40 Fresh
<p>To save the galaxy from impending doom, Cacao and Parfait are sent on a mission through time and space to retrieve the Fourth Warrior, Lamunes.</p><p> Unfortunately, Cacao and Parfait discover Lamunes at the helm of the marauding Giga Genos invasion fleet. World by world, Lamunes is determined to bring the entire galaxy under his tyrannical heel. With the help of a plicky orphan, it's up to Cacao and Parfait to stop Lamunes from taking over the world. </p>
finished airing
• 5.79/10
#adventure #comedy #ecchi #mecha #sci-fi
tv Hakugei Densetsu
Hakugei Densetsu
<p>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 elusory 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? </p>
finished airing
• 6.66/10
#adventure #sci-fi
special City Hunter: Goodbye My Sweetheart
City Hunter: Goodbye My Sweetheart
<p>Ryo Saeba (aka the City Hunter), is a private detective in the city of Tokyo. Together with sidekick Kaori Makimura, Ryo is hired by actress Emi Makaze to find her long lost brother. The woman's brother turns out to be "The Professor", a dillusional ex-soldier who's planing to destroy the Shinjuku district of Tokyo. Kaori is assigned to guard Emi, but they both get caught up in the Professor's scheme. The City Hunter must save them, without allowing downtown Tokyo to be destroyed. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.6/10
#adventure #comedy #shounen
ova Psycho Diver: Mashou Bosatsu
Psycho Diver: Mashou Bosatsu
<p>Yuki Kano has it all: fame, wealth, the world at her feet. There's also something very wrong with her... from time to time, she's totally unable to sing (which, for a pop star, is not good). Enter Bosujima, a "psycho diver" with the capability to enter people's heads and straighten out what's wrong with them. Well, most of the time, anyway.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 5.82/10
#horror #psychological #sci-fi
ova Sprite: Between Two Worlds
Sprite: Between Two Worlds
<p>Lately, shy Manami has been flirting outrageously and sparking vicious cat-fights! Afterwards, she remembers nothing. Can it be that another personality seethes beneath her own? A wild woman who’ll do anything to find trouble?</p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 6.04/10
#comedy #ecchi #romance #school
tv CLAMP Gakuen Tanteidan
CLAMP Gakuen Tanteidan
<p>The CLAMP school, with its integrated curriculum from kindergarten to post-graduate studies, was founded by the largest of Japanese business empires, the House of Imonoyama. Funded entirely out of its own deep pockets, it was hoped that the school would be a haven for young men and women on whose shoulders our future would rest.</p><p> The School is open to any talented individual, irrespective of his or her lineage or financial standing and is known to count scores of singularly talented pupils. It is furthermore also famous for its harboring of a remarkable percentage of party animals. Not even the bright and talented minds of CLAMP School can keep the campus free of crimes and mysteries. Or can they? Join Nokoru, Suoh and Akira, our case-cracking kid detectives, as they save the day and even the odd damsel in distress!</p><p> (Source: Bandai Entertainment)</p>
finished airing
• 6.98/10
#action #comedy #mystery
ova JaJa Uma! Quartet
JaJa Uma! Quartet
<p>The Crown Knights are a bizarre special force to fight to the criminals who threaten the tranquil Card Kingdom. Each one had a special ability. But these Crown Knights must get down and dirty when they run up against two war machines shaped like gigantic chess pieces. The deck is stacked against them, somehow they've got the checkmate these indestructible invaders before the Card Kingdom topples. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 5.15/10
#adventure #comedy #fantasy #shounen #magic
tv Kero Kero Chime
Kero Kero Chime
<p>Aoi, a regular boy, is cused with a spell that turns him into a frog whenever he gets wet. He is sent to another world with a frog kingdom to find the princess to undo the spell. When he finds out that she doesn't know how to lift the curse, they set out to find the spell that will. Along the way they meet many interesting creatures, come accross many dangers, and make many new friends. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.52/10
#adventure #comedy #fantasy
tv Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo (TV)
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo (TV)
<p>Kindaichi Hajime may look dumb, but he is one of the smartest you will ever see. He encounters mysteries after mysteries with his good friend, Miyuki, and he swears to solve them in the name of his grandfather, who was a great detective.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 8.08/10
#mystery #shounen
tv Tezuka Osamu no Kyuuyaku Seisho Monogatari: In the Beginning
Tezuka Osamu no Kyuuyaku Seisho Monogatari: In the Beginning
<p>Through the Italian National Broadcasting Network, Tezuka Osamu received an ardent request from the Vatican to make the Bible into animated form. This request was probably made to see how the Bible would be depicted by the non-Christian Tezuka Osamu. Tezuka Osamu accepted the request and spent an entire two years to complete a pilot film. It was about the mythology of Noah's ark, with the enthusiastic Tezuka Osamu not only writing the scenario but also drawing pictures by himself. During production, however, he unfortunately passed away, so Director Dezaki took over the film and completed it.</p><p> (Source: official homepage)</p><p> Note: While the series was in production during a period of several years in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it was not aired in Japan until 1997, on the satellite channel WOWOW. It was most likely broadcasted in Italy in 1992.</p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 6.68/10
ova Yakusai Kochou
Yakusai Kochou
<p>Spirits begin terrorizing a school and it is left up to the sexy student Kocho Enoki to use her attractive body and magical powers to defeat the attackers. Teamed with her sister and Kosaku, their human decoy, they attempt to free the school from the spirits. Unfortunately a female spirit arrives who is immune to Kocho's sexy charms. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 5.54/10
#comedy #ecchi
tv Super Fishing Grander Musashi
Super Fishing Grander Musashi
<p>Musashi lives with his father. His mother left them three years ago. Musashi believes she will come back to them. One day they move from Tokyo to a village in the countryside. Musashi hates living in the countryside and asks his father to take him back to Tokyo. He wonders if his mother will be able to find him in their new home.</p><p> Soon after moving to the countryside, Musashi happens to see a man fishing for bass with a decoy fish. Musashi is fascinated by lure fishing. He learns a lot from the man, and discovers that his mother's father was a grand champion of bass fishing. Musashi feels that fishing could lead him to his missing mother. He shows a marvelous talent for lure fishing and takes trips to many places around the world in search of various incredible fish. Through fishing, Musashi comes to enjoy living amongst nature.</p><p> (Source: Official Site)</p>
finished airing
• 6.97/10
#adventure #sports
tv Bamboo Bears
Bamboo Bears
<p>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.</p>
finished airing
• 6.34/10
tv Hareluya II Boy
Hareluya II Boy
<p>Hibino Hareluya is a delinquent teenager who is tough and loves to pack a punch. His father is none other than the almighty God who does not approve very well of his son's rebellious acts. Disappointed in Hareluya's lack of responsibility, his father sends him to Earth as a normal high school student, stripped of his powers. Posing as a local priest, God keeps an eye on his son's adventures as Haleluya rights wrongs around the school with two-fisted justice, Love tattooed across the knuckles of each hand. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.68/10
#action #comedy #fantasy #school #shounen
movie Ultra Nyan: Hoshizora kara Maiorita Fushigi Neko
Ultra Nyan: Hoshizora kara Maiorita Fushigi Neko
<p>Haruka finds a cat in an abandoned building and names it "Nyan". Little does she know that this cat is actually "Ultra-Nyan" who has come from outer space. Using his mysterious powers, Ultra-Nyan helps Haruka and her friends foil the plans of a couple of no-good catnappers.</p>
finished airing
• 6.18/10
#comedy #kids
movie Crayon Shin-chan Movie 05: Ankoku Tamatama Daitsuiseki
Crayon Shin-chan Movie 05: Ankoku Tamatama Daitsuiseki
<p>Shinnosuke found a black marble near a sleeping travestite and Himawari swallows it. That marble is necessary for summoning an evil demon, so the Noharas are chased by some ninja clans.</p>
finished airing
• 7.3/10
#comedy #ecchi #kids #school #shounen #action #adventure #seinen
movie Hermes: Ai wa Kaze no Gotoku
Hermes: Ai wa Kaze no Gotoku
<p>Thousands of years in the past, a young boy named Hermes is named as a future great hero in a prophecy. Hermes grows up to save a beautiful princess and face the evil king Minos of Crete.</p><p> The first title in the series of anime films by the Happy Science cult.</p>
finished airing
• 5.25/10
#drama #fantasy
special Ie Naki Ko Remi Specials
Ie Naki Ko Remi Specials
<p>Three unaired episodes of Ie Naki Ko Remi.</p>
finished airing
• 7.67/10
#adventure #drama
ova Game Tengoku OVA
Game Tengoku OVA
<p>Game Tengoku OVA which came with the limited edition version of the Sega Saturn video game.</p>
finished airing
• 5.25/10
#action #adventure #comedy #mecha
movie Tensai Eri-chan Kingyo wo Tabeta
Tensai Eri-chan Kingyo wo Tabeta
<p>Based on a same name children's fantasy picture book by Takeshita Ryuunosuke.</p>
finished airing
• 4.27/10
#comedy #kids
special Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: Shinigami Byouin Satsujin Jiken
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: Shinigami Byouin Satsujin Jiken
<p>A one-hour special that aired after a month of the series' absence on television between episodes 23 and 24.</p><p>Kindaichi will have to investigate in a hospital where series of murder happen.</p>
finished airing
• 6.82/10
#mystery #shounen
tv Kyuumei Senshi Nanosaver
Kyuumei Senshi Nanosaver
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finished airing
• 5.75/10
#adventure #shounen