summer 2002 Season

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Anime Status
tv Witch Hunter Robin
Witch Hunter Robin
<p>Witches are individuals with special powers like ESP, telekinesis, mind control, etc. (not the typical hogwart and newt potions). Robin, a 15-year-old craft user, arrives from Italy to Japan to work for an organization named STN Japan Division (STN-J) as a replacement for one of STN-J's witch hunters who was recently killed. Unlike other divisions of STN, STN-J tries to capture the witches alive in order to learn why and how they became witches in the first place.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.32/10
#action #mystery #drama #police #magic
ova Ultra Maniac OVA
Ultra Maniac OVA
<p>Ayu is one of the coolest students at her school. She is smart, studious, sporty and has just the right amount of untouchable quality to make her a friend of everybody. Her male counterpart is Kaji-kun: warm, happy, friendly and a member of the baseball club. No wonder Ayu`s got a crush on him!</p><p> One day, Ayu sees a new student, Nina, crying and looking for something. After Ayu helps her find it, Nina decides to show her gratitude in the best way she knows, magic! Nina turns out to be a student from the Magic Kingdom and is currently "studying aboard" in Ayu`s school!</p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 6.76/10
#comedy #romance #school #magic
tv Asagiri no Miko
Asagiri no Miko
<p>Since childhood, Tadahiro Amatsu has two different-colored eyes - one brown and one light hazel. But because of a dark secret behind his left eye, he's become a target for the masked sorcerer Ayatara Miramune and his band of demons. To combat the demons appearing all over town, Yuzu Hieda, a priestess in training, recruits four other girls from her high school. Under the supervision of Yuzu's elder sister Kurako, the five young priestesses must undergo months of training to master their abilities.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.25/10
#action #comedy #drama #fantasy #school #shounen #magic #sci-fi #slice of life
ova Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu Deluxe
Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu Deluxe
<p>After the events in the city, Haré and family come back to the Jungle. But it is never calm for Haré as he first must deal with an unstable substitute teacher, then with some big news: Weda is pregnant. The answer to how and who will change his family forever. Poor Haré, now has to deal with a father in addition to his drunk mother and Guu, and soon a sibling too. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.89/10
#comedy #slice of life
tv Dragon Drive
Dragon Drive
<p>Oozora Reiji isn't a lazy boy, he's just terribly unmotivated; all the clubs and activities he's joined don't interest him for long. That is, of course, until his best friend Yukino takes him to a underground arcade where an unbelievable virtual reality game is played - Dragon Drive - in which players fight each other with virtual dragons. Reiji ends up throwing all he's got into training a dragon so rare that the Dragon Drive staff are baffled. But soon Reiji learns that Dragon Drive isn't all it seems, and he might be the only one who can save an entire world from evil. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.82/10
#action #adventure #comedy #fantasy #school #shounen #sci-fi
ova Futari Ecchi
Futari Ecchi
<p>Makoto and Yura Onoda are happy newlyweds but neither of them has sexual experience before. Desperately willing to improve their sex life, they look for help from their relatives, friends and "the media." While their sexual knowledge is increasing, embarrassing moments are not uncommon for the innocent couple.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.46/10
#comedy #ecchi #romance #seinen #slice of life
tv Samurai Deeper Kyou
Samurai Deeper Kyou
<p>In the year 1600, during the battle of Sekigahara, warriors Kyoshiro Mibu and "Demon Eyes" Kyou—the legendary slayer of a thousand men—engaged in fierce combat. Both men disappeared when a meteor crashed in the battlegrounds. Four years later, Kyoshiro is spotted on a rural highway, acting as a traveling medicine salesman. He is captured by the female bounty hunter Yuya Shiina when she discovers that deep inside him is the dormant personality of "Demon Eyes" Kyou himself.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.97/10
#adventure #comedy #historical #shounen
tv Saishuu Heiki Kanojo
Saishuu Heiki Kanojo
<p>Shuuji and Chise are third year students at a high school in Hokkaido. The shy Chise is finally confessing to Shuuji, and finally the two of them are starting to exchange diary awkwardly. One day, Shuuji tries to escape from a sudden enemy air raid on Sapporo. While desperately escaping from the air raid, Shuuji sees a scene that he could not forget for his life. He sees Chise, with a huge weapon looking as if it was part of her hand, shooting the enemy fighters down one by one. Apparently, Chise is the ultimate weapon with destructive power which is important for the war. </p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 7.23/10
#drama #romance #school #sci-fi #military
movie Neko no Ongaeshi
Neko no Ongaeshi
<p>The Cat Returns is something of a loose spin-off of "Whisper of the Heart" as it features two characters from that film: Muta (the cat from "Whisper") and the Baron (the cat statue from "Whisper"). There is no other connection between the two movies and this is not a sequel. The story is based on Neko no Danshaku (The Cat Baron) by Hiiragi Aoi.</p><p> The main character of the story, Haru, is a clueless, ordinary 17-year-old girl. She has no special abilities and neither is she an extraordinary beauty. When faced with reality, she is unable to make decisions for herself, thus often sways to others' opinions to avoid challenge. One day, Haru saves the life of a cat without considering her own safety. The cat turns out to be the Cat Prince from the Kingdom of Cats, however as a result, Haru is trapped in the world of cats. Can Baron and Muta rescue Haru who has wandered into the world of cats?</p><p> (Source: AniDB, edited)</p>
finished airing
• 7.9/10
#adventure #drama #fantasy
ova Nurse Witch Komugi-chan Magikarte
Nurse Witch Komugi-chan Magikarte
<p>Ungrar, the King of Viruses, has escaped from his prison cell in Vaccine World. Maya, the Goddess of Vaccine World sends Mugimaru down to Earth to find a human to accept the powers of Vaccine World and become the Magical Nurse. He finds the best (and the only willing) person for the job when he meets Komugi Nakahara. Komugi is a playful, lazy, and easily distracted (typical) teenager whose dream is to become a cosplay idol. Balancing her career with the Kiri-Pro Promotion Company and her new job battling Ungrar's loyal henchman, the Magical Maid Koyori, Komugi delights audiences in this parody anime series. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.7/10
#comedy #parody #magic
tv Princess Tutu
Princess Tutu

In a fairy tale come to life, the clumsy, sweet, and gentle Ahiru (Japanese for "duck") seems like an unlikely protagonist. In reality, Ahiru is just as magical as the talking cats and crocodiles that inhabit her town—for Ahiru really is a duck! Transformed by the mysterious Drosselmeyer into a human girl, Ahiru soon learns the reason for her existence. Using her magical egg-shaped pendant, Ahiru can transform into Princess Tutu—a beautiful and talented ballet dancer whose dances relieve people of the turmoil in their hearts. With her newfound ability, Ahiru accepts the challenge of collecting the lost shards of her prince's heart, for long ago he had shattered it in order to seal an evil raven away for all eternity.

Princess Tutu is a tale of heroes and their struggle against fate. Their beliefs, their feelings, and ultimately their actions will determine whether this fairy tale can reach its "happily ever after."

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

finished airing
• 8.16/10
#comedy #romance #shoujo #magic #fantasy
movie Sennen Joyuu
Sennen Joyuu

When Studio Gin'ei commissions filmmaker Gen'ya Tachibana to make a documentary in commemoration of its 70th anniversary, he travels to a secluded mountain lodge to interview the idol of his youth, the enigmatic Chiyoko Fujiwara, who was the studio's leading lady from the 1930s until the 1960s. As Chiyoko reminisces about her life, Tachibana and his cameraman suddenly find themselves on a rich and dazzling journey through time. Chiyoko's films and personal memories intertwine with present events and stretch the boundaries of reality.

(Source: ANN)

finished airing
• 8.29/10
#action #adventure #drama #fantasy #historical #romance
ova Sentou Yousei Yukikaze
Sentou Yousei Yukikaze
<p>This full 3DCG digital animation has story takes place in the far future after a pillar of huge fog appeared suddenly in the South Pole. This pillar, known as Jam, is actually a passage for an earth invasion.</p><p> In order to oppose the threat, the United Nations established an earth defense mechanism. Fukai Zero is a hero registered to the main force of earth defense and the special 5th flight squadron. His reconnaissance plane, Yukikaze (windblown snow) is the best tactical reconnaissance plane. His job is to collect battle information return safely to the base with the information. But one day when he about to finish his duty, an unidentified machine attacked him...</p><p> (Source: AnimeNfo)</p>
finished airing
• 7.24/10
#action #drama #military #psychological #sci-fi
movie Pokemon: Mizu no Miyako no Mamorigami Latias to Latios
Pokemon: Mizu no Miyako no Mamorigami Latias to Latios
<p>Long ago, on an island called Altomare, there lived an old man and woman. One day, the couple found two small children lying on the shore, badly wounded. The couple took them in and took care of them, and the children quickly recovered. But then, the island was attacked by monsters. Within moments the island fell into the monsters' wrath. Next, before the old man and lady's eyes, the children who they had taken care of transformed into the Eon Pokemon, Latios and Latias. They called their family from the sky. They came, and carried a stone with them containing the power to force the monsters away. This gem was known as the "Soul Dew." Peace returned to the island; however, later in the present, a criminal duo—Zannâ and Rion—us seeking Latios and Latias in order to take control of the Soul Dew. Taking a short break in Altomare, Satoshi befriends Latias and is now dragged into the situation helping to save Altomare from becoming swallowed up by destruction again.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.27/10
#adventure #comedy #drama #shounen
tv UFO Princess Valkyrie
UFO Princess Valkyrie
<p>UFO Princess Warukyure, aka UFO Princess Walkyrie is about a princess from outer space who accidentally crashes on earth, where Kazuto desperately tries to maintain the public bath of his grandfather. Due to circumstances, Kazuto receives part of princess Walkyrie's soul which forces her to stay there with him. But that's not the only problem ... because her soul lost strength, the princess transforms both mentally and physically into a little kid!</p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 6.83/10
#comedy #ecchi #magic #sci-fi
special Lupin III: Episode 0 &#039;First Contact&#039;
Lupin III: Episode 0 &#039;First Contact&#039;
<p>Jigen tells the story of the gang's first meeting. Jigen, still a member of the Mafia, is hired to protect an ancient artifact - one that Lupin and Fujiko are both trying to steal. Meanwhile, Inspector Zenigata, then of the Japanese police force, has come to the U.S. on Fujiko's trail, and Ishikawa Goemon is searching for the lost treasure of his clan. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.69/10
#action #adventure #comedy #mystery #shounen
tv G-On Riders
G-On Riders
<p>At Saint Hoshikawa School there is a secret group called the G-On Riders. Students with superior strength and ability are chosen to be in the group, which was formed to fight against alien attacks on the earth. However, many of the problems that the members face are ones amongst themselves, and the same is true for the invaders. And another student at the school, Ichiro, tries desperately to confess his love to Yuki, one of the Riders. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 5.92/10
#comedy #drama #sci-fi #action #school
tv Maou Dante
Maou Dante
<p>While sleeping one night, Ryo Utsugi had a nightmare of monsters attacking him. One day he learns a mysterious power to let him hear voices and have visions of girls getting killed, but one night he hears the same voice.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.2/10
#action #horror #shounen #demons
movie Bakuten Shoot Beyblade the Movie: Gekitou!! Takao vs. Daichi
Bakuten Shoot Beyblade the Movie: Gekitou!! Takao vs. Daichi
<p>The Bladebreakers are on a well deserved vacation. But, a hyperactive kid named Daichi continues to pursue Tyson for a rematch after his defeat in the Beyblade World Championships. The Bladebreakers' vacation eventually takes a turn for the worst once they encounter mysterious Beybladers who claim to be the Dark Spirits sealed inside a strange temple. With Daichi under their control, the Shadow Bladers seek to destroy the world with their Dark BitBeasts. Together, Tyson, Max, Ray, and Kai must save not only Daichi... but the world as well...</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.66/10
#action #adventure #comedy #shounen #sports #sci-fi
ova Rockman Hoshi ni Negai wo
Rockman Hoshi ni Negai wo
<p>"This Anime (Episode 2, to be exact), where Rockman travels from the Game-World to the real world, to learn some cultural differences about Japan, was intended to be a Special Episode for the original Mega Man Cartoon Series by Ruby-Spears, which aired around 1995 in the US.</p><p> As it seems, the special was finished before Ruby-Spears decided to redo their whole show with a completely new design, better suited for American audiences.</p><p> Thus, not fitting the new style anymore, it never was included in the series. Still, two more episodes about the same story were produced a bit later, this time under the main title "Rockman" (unlike Episode 2, where he's called Mega Man, even in the japanese dub).</p><p> It's unknown if these 3 Episodes ever saw an official release, until 2002, when Capcom of Japan decided to finally (re)release them on DVD for Rockman's 15th Anniversary (all featuring a Japanese and English dub, but no subs).</p><p> It's unknown if there are any more secret animated works of the original Rockman game-series."</p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 6.53/10
#action #adventure #sci-fi
ova Koroshiya 1 The Animation: Episode 0
Koroshiya 1 The Animation: Episode 0
<p>A masochistic mobster meets his match in the dark streets of Tokyo. His nemesis, Ichi, is a psychopathic killer with an unrelenting thirst for bloodshed. A horrifying secret burns in his mind, and his hands deal death without mercy. At last, the shrouds of mystery are parted to reveal the origin of the monster. The city will know its greatest fear at the unveiling of Ichi the Killer. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 5.84/10
#action #dementia #drama #horror #psychological #seinen #martial arts
movie Digimon Frontier: Ornismon Fukkatsu!!
Digimon Frontier: Ornismon Fukkatsu!!
<p>The five digi-destined children stumble upon an ancient island inhabited by two different types of digimon; The Beast types, and the Human types. When they see two young digimon-a beast and humanoid-have become friends, they decide something must be done about the feud.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.96/10
#adventure #comedy #drama #fantasy #shounen
ova Anime Tenchou
Anime Tenchou
<p>This is the Animation Store Manager!!</p><p> Anime Tenchou is a CM character for Animate, one of Japan's biggest retailer of anime, games, and manga. The character series was created by Shimamoto Kazuhiko for publicity purposes. Later adapted into a manga, a weekly radio drama and this OVA animated by GAINAX and directed by Anno Hideaki.</p><p> Anizawa Meito is the blazing store manager. He is a fireball who loves animation merchandise at heart. He takes over the dying wish of the former store manager, though still alive, who was attacked by the rival store and becomes a “store manager” of newly opened animation goods specialty store, Animate. The scarlet, “store manager visor” is his trademark.</p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 6.07/10
#action #parody
tv Fortune Dogs
Fortune Dogs
<p>A French Bulldog is adopted from the Happy Kennel by a girl named Ai and is given the name Alex. She tells him stories and reads to him from a book titled The Adventures of Freddy about dog who leaves home to find the Fortune Tree.</p><p> However, he is separated from Ai when he mistakenly follows a girl wearing the same clothes as Ai on a bus. Adopting the name Freddy, after the hero in Ai's storybook, Alex begins his quest to return to Ai. But before he can return to his owner, Freddy and his new friends must find the Fortune Tree and save it from dying, otherwise all the humans in the world will lose their good will and no longer care about their pets.</p><p> (Source: Wikipedia)</p>
finished airing
• 6.65/10
ova Gensoumaden Saiyuuki: Kibou no Zaika
Gensoumaden Saiyuuki: Kibou no Zaika
<p>A mysterious light falls from the Heavens. It's the Pearl Jade. It can grant any wish. Dr. Ni tells Gyokumen Koushu about it. Lirin overhears and tells Kougaiji. Then Kanzeon Bosatsu (The Merciful Goddess) requests "orders" Sanzo and company to go and find and seal it before it falls into the wrong hands. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.07/10
#adventure #fantasy
movie Pokemon: Pika Pika Hoshizora Camp
Pokemon: Pika Pika Hoshizora Camp
<p>Pikachu and some of the other pokemon camp out in the woods and help the Pichu brothers get on the train.</p>
finished airing
• 6.62/10
#adventure #kids
special A.F
<p>A 20 minutes 100% CG animation presented by "buildup", a company that brought many japanese CG movies such as Godzilla vs Biollante, Stray Dog - Kerberos Panzer Cops, Godzilla vs King Ghidora, Kappa, Gundam Mission To The Rise and D. </p><p> The story takes place in the future, the year is 2124. A dangerous container is to be secretly loaded into medical transport ship which goes into the earth orbit because it's forbidden to store dangerous container on earth. </p><p> It's so secret that no crew members on the ship were told about the container's contents or any possible hazzards. The truth is, the container carries a dangerous living body in some form like liquid / worm which is capable of reading DNA information of other living beings and then transforms itself as an exact copy. Of course, the original object then will be killed. </p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 4.52/10
#action #mecha #sci-fi
special Macross XX
Macross XX
<p>A showcase of Macross variable fighters in action, from the VF-1 Valkyrie to the YF-19 and YF-21 - as animated in 3D by Gonzo.</p>
finished airing
• 5.58/10
#action #mecha
movie Bonobono: Kumomo no Ki no Koto
Bonobono: Kumomo no Ki no Koto
<p>The second theatrical Bonobono movie, done completely in 3D.</p>
finished airing
• 6.13/10
movie Kinnikuman II Sei Muscle: Ninjin Soudatsu sen! Choujin Daisensou
Kinnikuman II Sei Muscle: Ninjin Soudatsu sen! Choujin Daisensou
<p>In order to save a princess, Mantarou (Kid Muscle) and the gang must find a special ginseng. They are later joined by Kevin Mask.</p><p>(Source: Wikipedia)</p>
finished airing
• 6.83/10
#action #comedy #drama #romance #martial arts
movie Xevious
<p>In the year 2150 A.D. space pilot Takeru and human computer Martha come across a giant ship which contains two mechanical beings called Sara and Ru Mi. They warn Takeru and Martha of the Gump, an alien race that is heading to Earth so that it can take over the planet. With only 40 mintues remaining until Earth's invasion, Takeru enters the Solvalou, a combat aircraft, and heads to the Gump's base on the planet Andoa.</p><p>(Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 5.6/10
#action #adventure #sci-fi
special Tenshi na Konamaiki Specials
Tenshi na Konamaiki Specials
<p>Short DVD extras that feature Megu in various costumes and poses.</p>
finished airing
• 6.34/10
movie Sore Ike! Anpanman: Roll to Laura Ukigumojou no Himitsu
Sore Ike! Anpanman: Roll to Laura Ukigumojou no Himitsu
<p>14th Anpanman movie.</p>
finished airing
• 6.3/10
#comedy #fantasy #kids
movie Gekitou! Crush Gear Turbo: Kaizabaan no Chousen
Gekitou! Crush Gear Turbo: Kaizabaan no Chousen
<p>The very first Gear even made in the world is stolen. The gear, named Kaiservern, beats the prize winners of the Australia convention one after another. Kouya and Manganji, which won a prize in the Asia Convention, become targets too. When the unidentified gear fighter who handles Kaiservern appears in front of Kouya and Manganji, the two boys decide to fight together to win victory over their enemy.</p><p>(Source: Sunrise)</p>
finished airing
• 6.6/10
#shounen #sports
movie Sore Ike! Anpanman: Tekka no Maki-chan to Kin no Kamameshidon
Sore Ike! Anpanman: Tekka no Maki-chan to Kin no Kamameshidon
<p>14th Anpanman short movie.</p>
finished airing
• 5.13/10
#adventure #kids
special Umigame to Shounen
Umigame to Shounen
<p>The first film in Shin-Ei's series of annual WWII themed anime television movies for children "Sensou Douwa" (war story).</p><p>(Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 5.55/10
#drama #historical
special Legend of Basara: Shinbashi Theater
Legend of Basara: Shinbashi Theater
<p>Short animation of Shinbashi inluded in the DVD release.</p>
finished airing
• 5.83/10
ona Ginga Tetsudou 999 (ONA)
Ginga Tetsudou 999 (ONA)
<p>A flash animation remake of the</p> Ginga Tetsudou 999 <p>series.</p>
finished airing
• 6.38/10
#adventure #drama #sci-fi