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Ace wo Nerae! (1979)
Aim for the Ace! (1979)
fall 1979
movie - 0 Episodes Available

High school freshman Hiromi joins the tennis club because of her admiration for Ryuzaki. Ryuzaki is a senior, who's the best tennis player on the team and also nicknamed "Ochoufujin", ("Madame Butterfly"), because of her elegance on the tennis court. However, the new coach, Jin Munakata, wants the inexperienced Hiromi to play in a forthcoming tournament.

Due to this, Hiromi considers quitting tennis for good but, in the depth of her soul, she soon realizes that she loves tennis after all. She returns to the club and, under Munakata's coaching, her talent starts to bloom.

In the end, Hiromi develops a strong emotional bond with her coach, not knowing that Munakata is risking his life because of a chronic illness.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

Sports Drama Romance School Shoujo
fall 1979
special - 0 Episodes Available

This is the true story of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl living in Amsterdam during WW2. Anne's father realizes on time the danger the Jews face and hides his family (his wife Edith and his two daughters Margo (16) and Anne (13), along with four more people, in "the house behind". For two years the 8 people live in darkness and whispers, in fear to be discovered and sent to the German crematories. During that time young Anne writes a diary, describing day by day life in the cellar, her complicated realtionship with her mother and the story of her first love - Peter, the young boy in the hiding place. Anne writes down her wishes to run out free and breath the air and flowers, her dreams to be free at last. Then they are discovered and are all sent to death.

(Source: ANN)

Drama Historical
Ashinaga Ojisan
Daddy Long-Legs
fall 1979
special - 0 Episodes Available

An orphan girl receives a scholarship for a prestigious school from an anonymous benefactor who she refers to as Daddy Long Legs.

Note: This TV special is not related to the 1990's series directly.

(Source: AniDB)

Comedy Drama Shoujo
fall 1979
tv - 0 Episodes Available

After his parents are killed by the Evil Lavic, Arthur is a contender to become King of all Britain. Arthur and his brave knights embark on a quest for the Holy Shield – the only hope to beat Lavic and unify the kingdom.

(Source: Toei Animation)

Adventure Romance Historical Drama
Ginga Tetsudou 999: Kimi wa Senshi no You ni Ikirareru ka?
Galaxy Express 999: Can You Live Like A Warrior?
fall 1979
special - 0 Episodes Available

A remake of episodes 12-13 of the TV version.

Space Drama Sci-Fi
Hoshi no Orpheus
Winds of Change
fall 1979
movie - 0 Episodes Available

A magical blending of old and new, with colorful animation and an exciting disco/rock musical score, "Winds of Change" is a re-telling of 5 ancient Greek myths. These delightful cautionary tales are adapted from the classical author, Ovid, with a new character, called Wondermaker added. Wondermaker acts as our guide to each episode's meaning, and transforms himself into each of its heroes. First, he is Perseus cutting off the head of Medusa; then, Actaeon being turned into a deer for spying on the goddess Diana as she bathes; the god Mercury in a tale of envy; Orpheus descending into Hades for his love, Eurydice; and finally, Phaeton wreaking havoc with the sun-god's chariot.

Fantasy Kids
fall 1979
special - 0 Episodes Available

Animated adaptation of Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables".

Drama
Kagaku Ninja-tai Gatchaman F
Eagle Riders (2)
fall 1979
tv - 0 Episodes Available

After Leader X is seemingly destroyed for good at the end of Gatchaman II, a fragment of him that survived grows and mutates into Z. With the head of the Egobossler family, Count Egobossler (and his two subordinates Mechandol and Kempler), Z is bent on destroying the Earth, and the Science Ninja Team, once more.

In the wake of Anderson's death, Dr.Nambu has become the new head of the ISO, while the team is now confined to the Gallatown (aka "G-Town") underwater base. Engineer Kamo is introduced, and after the New GodPhoenix is destroyed early on, the team receives the new Gatchaspartan as their mecha. The Gatchaspartan has a special mode as well, called Hypershoot, that can only be utilized by Ken (with his new "Gatchafencer" sword).

As the series progresses, it is learned that the radiation exposure from constant use of the Hypershoot is slowly killing Ken, and that continued use would mean death. Meanwhile, Z plans to destroy the earth with an antimatter asteroid, codenamed "Poison Apple".

Action Adventure Sci-Fi Shounen
fall 1979
tv - 0 Episodes Available

This hilarious and lovable story takes place in the strange animal town of Himadabeya.
One day, a locomotive train carries one bear family - Misha's family - to this town. Since the town animals haven't seen the train for such a long time, they gather to see who is coming. Misha's Papa, thinking this crowd is welcoming them, falls in love with the town and decides to live there. That's how the story begins.
Misha's family adjusts to life in the small town day by day and Misha grows up into a strong boy as part of this funny community.

(Source: AniDB)

Kids Adventure Comedy Drama
Manga Sarutobi Sasuke
Ninja the Wonder Boy
fall 1979
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Sasuke is the story of a ninja child that starts right after the battle of Sekigahara where Tokugawa Ieyasu becomes shogun of Japan. Sarutobi Sasuke (Jump Like Monkey Sasuke) was a famous ninja in the employ of Sanada Daisuke who fought for the losing side against Ieyasu. He was believed to have committed suicide when he was trapped in a castle, but the story takes off that he really escaped and that Sarutobi is not a name of a ninja but a whole ninja clan. (from AniDB)

Adventure Comedy Historical Supernatural
Mirai Shounen Conan (Movie)
Future Boy Conan Movie
fall 1979
movie - 0 Episodes Available

In the aftermath of a war fought by magnetic weapons which caused massive earthquakes, a young and spunky boy named Conan gets involved in a grand adventure. Conan lives in a world that is mostly oceans; the major land masses having been destroyed by the weapons of the great war. He meets a young girl named Lana, and they eventually foil the plans of the city-state of Industria which wants to regain the lethal weapons.

Adventure Drama Sci-Fi
Sasurai no Shoujo Nell
Nell the Wandering Girl
fall 1979
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Nell is a young girl living with her grandfather, Mr Trent, the owner of a shop in London. As he couldn't payback a loan he made, he has to flee with Nell. They decide to search for Nell's mother, who is living somewhere in Great Britain...

Adventure Historical Shoujo
Toushi Gordian
Gordian Warrior
fall 1979
tv - 0 Episodes Available

The Earth had become a wasteland of deserts as the survivors work to rebuild communities. Daigo Otaki is a young orphan raised by his uncle. Becoming an adult, Daigo discovers that Victor City was in fact planned by his father who was a genius scientist. Daigo's sister Saori had been managing it. She plead Daigo to take on the inheritance that Daigo's father left him, a super robot system known as Gordian. Daigo would join the Mechacon mechanic combat 18th regiment unit, an organization of law enforcers that defend Victor City against attacks from the Madokuta organization.

(Source: Gordian Warrior, Wikipedia)

Action Mecha Sci-Fi
Uchuu Kuubo Blue Noah
Space Carrier Blue Noah
fall 1979
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Set in the year 2052, Earth has managed to find peace until the arrival of the Death Force - ruthless aliens from a dying solar system - who are desperately searching for a new home. Attacking the Earth with a massive satellite ship called Terror Star, the aliens proceed to terraform the planet to make it their own. For mankind there is one hope: it's up to Colin Collins and a small band of his fellow surviving students to crew a top-secret submersible vessel that can fight the invaders at sea or in space.

Action Drama Military Sci-Fi Space
Versailles no Bara
The Rose of Versailles
fall 1979
tv - 0 Episodes Available

In 1755, Marie Antoinette is born in the royal family of Austria and raised in luxury. However, the fate of the future queen of France is set in stone—at the young age of 15, she has to leave her family and marry the crown prince of France.

At the same time in France, a girl is born in the family of the Commander of the Royal Guards. Upset at not having a male heir, her father decides to raise her as a man and names the girl Oscar. Oscar is trained from a young age to become the leader of the Royal Guards, but she is yet to discern that the will of the queen sometimes does not equal the good of the people.

Based on the critically acclaimed manga by Riyoko Ikeda, Rose of Versailles depicts the fateful meeting of Marie Antoinette and Oscar, which is bound to influence history and change the life of the people facing the French Revolution as the clock ticks toward the end of the French royalty.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Military Historical Drama Romance Shoujo
fall 1979
movie - 0 Episodes Available

A re-edited version of episodes 13 and 14 of the TV series. Double billed with Mirai Shounen Conan movie in the cinemas.

(Source: AniDB)

Action Sports Drama
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