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6.7 / 10
MAL score
Type tv
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

The characters are Tama, Momo, Wocket, Tiggle, Rockney, Pimmy, Bupkus, Bengpu, and Chopin. There is no consistent plot. Tama and his friends just have little, family friendly, adventures every episode. The only consistency is when a new friend is made one episode and flash backs.

(Source: ANN)

Adventure
4.74 / 10
MAL score
Type music
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

A music video for song by Psy-S for the Minna no Uta song program.

Music Kids
Type ova
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

An OVA with five short episodes from Seizou Watase's romantic manga:
"Building Without Tide"
"Brother and Sister"
"Sometimes I'm Happy"
"I've Saved the Sidecar for You"
"The Santa Quartet"

Romance Seinen
6.49 / 10
MAL score
Type ova
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

Yo Hinomura was an ordinary Japanese potter when a run-in with a Chinese mafia changed his life forever. Now an assassin for the 108 Dragons, Yo is the perfect killing machine. As a sign for remorse over his victims, he sheds tears after eliminating his targets. Because of this, he is infamously known by the Dragons and every crime syndicate in the world as "Crying Freeman."

(Source: ANN)

Action Police Martial_Arts Romance Drama Seinen
Type ova
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

Four heroes set out to rescue girls taken by ayakashi.

Action Magic Fantasy
Donguri to Yamaneko
Miyazawa Kenji Collection - The Acorns and the Wildcat
Type ova
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

The Acorns and the Wildcat is a unique short film in picture-book format from the creator of Night on the Galactic Railroad and Gauche the Cellist. Unusually for an anime, a narrator reads Kenji's story aloud while the action is played out on the screen by a succession of warm and evocative illustrations brought to life by subtle touches of animation. If the film feels somehow familiar yet you can't put your finger on the reason why, it's probably the sumptuously minimalist animation by Yasuhiro Nagura, who was the animation director of Mamoru Oshii's artsy 1986 feature Angel's Egg. That, and Kenji's wildcat is said to have been the inspiration for Miyazaki's Panda/Totoro creature. The idea of reading Kenji's story aloud instead of playing it out as a drama is quite refreshing, and Kenji's magical language and narrative style are entirely sufficient to sustain interest. Combined with the spacey music and breathtaking art, the result is a pleasantly unassuming little gem of a film.

(Source: pelleas.net)

Drama
6.43 / 10
MAL score
Type ova
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

The girls are saved ... by none other than Catty Nebulart herself! Now, the race is on as Catty struggles to complete her crowning achievement: a huge machine that will bring life to a lifeless world!

(Source: AniDB)

Action Military Sci-Fi Space
Type ova
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

Based on Kaori Kimeki's fantasy manga serialized in "Princess" magazine.

Adventure Fantasy Shoujo
Grimm Masterpiece Theater II
Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics
7.33 / 10
MAL score
Type tv
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

Every episode is a stand-alone retelling of a different fairy or folk tale. Not all of them are based on the fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm.

Adventure Comedy Fantasy Kids Magic
6.6 / 10
MAL score
Type tv
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

The story follows the daily life of a Akko-chan who is a new young wife.

Romance Slice ofLife
Hiatari Ryoukou! Yume no Naka ni Kimi ga Ita
Sunny Ryoko! You Were There in a Dream
6.3 / 10
MAL score
Type movie
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

The movie starts out with Katsuhiko going to the US, with Kasumi and Yusaku seeing him off at Narita.

Two years later, Katsuhiko is a professional racer, and comes back to Japan to race (and to marry Kasumi). Yusaku's hobby is photography.

(Source: AniDB)

Comedy Romance Drama
6.25 / 10
MAL score
Type tv
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

Akko-chan is a bright and energetic 5th grader in elementary school whose father is a newscaster and mother is a picture-book writer. Akko always cherishes the palm-sized mirror that was given to her by her father and treats it with care. However, the mirror was accidentally broken by her absent-minded mother. On a night where a beautiful full-moon hangs in the sky, Akko-chan buries the mirror pieces in the garden and goes to sleep. She is awakened by a soft and kind voice which belongs to the Queen of the Mirror Kingdom. She sends her gratitiude to Akko-chan for cherishing the mirror with care and offers her a magical compact mirror. Whenever she sings the magical words, Akko-chan will be able to transform into anything she wants.

(Source: ANN)

Magic School Shoujo
7.2 / 10
MAL score
Type movie
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

An anti-war anime based on a book containing contemporary accounts of the fire-bombing of the city of Fukuoka on the evening of June 19, 1945.

Drama Historical
Type movie
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

Potomas the Hippo has a secret-he can speak like a human being, but only the young kids Maki and Toshi realize it. He also wears a bright green T-shirt with a giant letter "P" on it, but this is supposed to be nicely inconspicuous. Momentarily forgetting to keep quiet, Potomas speaks to a child he has just saved from drowning. Rumors soon spread about a talking hippo, and Potomas is forced to go on the run.

Kids
Type movie
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

Animated musical by Makoto Wada.

Music
Type ova
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

Based on the popular 80's baseball manga by Koseki Kouji.

Tarou Yamashita loves baseball, but he was always the worst player. However, through effort and dedication he begins to shine in the Umisora High team.

(Source: AniDB)

Sports
7.13 / 10
MAL score
Type ova
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

As the sole survivor from a squad that was sacrificed and hung out as scapegoats for embezzlement of military resources at the end of the 100 years war, Mellowlink Arity is out for revenge.

Carrying the dogtags of his deceased comrades and armed with a dated anti AT rifle, he swears to hunt down and exact revenge on the corrupt officers that betrayed his squad, and maybe even uncover the truth behind the plot as well.

Action Mecha Military Sci-Fi
Type movie
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

After the TV-series of Kimagure Orange Road, Kyosuke and Madoka have finally arrived at the point where they are close to graduation and have to decide where they want to go to college. Naturally, they want to go together, so beside all the studying they also have to look for a proper college where they can enter both.

Hikaru, still a year from graduating, wants to support Kyosuke as well and does that in her own way. But while she does that, Madoka feels jealous and tells her feelings to Kyosuke.

And then Kyosuke has to take action to finally decide on the girl he loves... thus concluding the story of the Kimagure Orange Road.

(Source: AniDB)

Comedy Drama Romance Shounen Slice ofLife
Type ova
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

Kosukesama Rikimarusama: Konpeito no Ryu was a 45 minute long anime TV special produced by J.C. Staff and broadcast on Japanese television in 1988. Similar to Dragon Ball, it was a martial arts adventure story featuring villains that could have stepped out of the Red Ribbon Army, typical Toriyama mecha, and a clone of Son Gohan's Haiya Dragon.
(Source: animenation.net)

Action Adventure Super Power
Makai Toshi Shinjuku
Demon City Shinjuku
6.2 / 10
MAL score
Type ova
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

Kyoya's father was a great warrior, killed at the hands of the diabolical psychic, Rebi Ra, who has now opened a portal to hell in the city of Shinjuku. It falls to Kyoya to finish what his father started and battle his way through demons, while protecting a young woman from harm. The only problem is that he's not exactly your classic hero type, and his powers are still latent.

(Source: ANN)

Adventure Horror Romance Shounen Supernatural
Meimon! Daisan Yakyuubu
Meimon! The Third Baseball Club
Type tv
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

Asunaro is a new student at a school with three baseball teams; the first is renowned as being one of the best in the prefecture, but the third, Asunaro’s team, is filled with the rejects and unskilled of the baseball world. As the baseball instructor deems them to be nothing but trash, he informs the team that they will be disbanded in one month – that is, until one of the players begs him to let them play a single game. They’ll be up against the first team, and if they win, they’ll get to take over the title and even work their way towards playing at Koshien Stadium. With the help of Kaido, an ex-member of the first team, Asunaro and his friends will do whatever it takes to show they’re more than meets the eye!

(Source: Anime-Planet)

Action Sports Shounen
Meiou Project Zeorymer
Hades Project Zeorymer
6.22 / 10
MAL score
Type ova
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

A young man named Akitsu Masato is captured by a secret govt. project known as "Last Guardian". He is told that his life as a normal student was all a lie, and that his real destiny is to be the pilot of a great robot called "Zeorymer of the Heavens". The truth of this is hammered in when Masato sees his parents accept payment for raising him. The Last Guardian is preparing for the resurrection of "Hau Dragon", an organization bent on world conquest. 15 years ago, Hau Dragon built 8 great robots. Each of the mecha represents a force of nature. However, before any of the robots could be used, their creater Kihara Masaki destroyed the robots except for the leader: Zeorymer. He took Zeorymer and an embryo to the government. The embryo became the boy Masato. Now, Hau Dragon has rebuilt the other 7 mecha and wants the 8th. It will be up to Masato and Himuro to pilot Zeorymer and fight against the Hau Dragon, but neither Masato or Himuro are all that they seem.

(Source: AniDB)

Action Sci-Fi Psychological Drama Mecha
Type ova
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

Based off a manga by Murakami Takashi that was serialized in Weekly Young Jump.

(Source: AniDB)

Slice ofLife Music Seinen
6.33 / 10
MAL score
Type tv
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

Oishinbo is a drama about newspaper reporters. The main character is a cynical food critic named Yamaoka. Oishinbo is a popular mainstream comic for adults in Japan. It is even mentioned in an episode of "Iron Chef."

(Source: AniDB)

Comedy Slice ofLife Seinen
Ryuu Seiki
Dragon Century
5.72 / 10
MAL score
Type ova
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

The story of a young girl and a young dragon. Naturally, they are the best of friends, and naturally the rest of the world is against them both. However, when demons decide to trash their world, they side with those who have always been against them.

(Source: AniDB)

Action Fantasy Demons Sci-Fi
Type ova
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

Based on a novel by Tani Kousei.

(Source: AniDB)

Action Martial_Arts Samurai Historical Seinen
6.48 / 10
MAL score
Type tv
Status airing
Season fall
Year 1988

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)

Comedy Kids Fantasy
7.91 / 10
MAL score
Type ova
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

In the near future, humanity has taken its first steps towards journeying into the far reaches of the galaxy. Upon doing so they discover a huge race of insectoid aliens known as "Space Monsters." These aliens seem dedicated to the eradication of mankind as they near closer and closer to discovering Earth. In response, humanity develops giant fighting robots piloted by hand-picked youth from around the world.

Shortly after the discovery of the aliens, Noriko Takaya, the daughter of a famous deceased space captain, enters a training school despite her questionable talents as a pilot. There, she meets her polar opposite, the beautiful and talented Kazumi Amano, and is unexpectedly made to work together with her as they attempt to overcome the trauma of war as well as their own emotions.

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Action Comedy Drama Mecha Military Sci-Fi Shounen Space
6.14 / 10
MAL score
Type special
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

The science lessons are short "omake" bonus features originally present on the first two volumes. Each short lasts around two minutes, and stars super deformed versions of Noriko, Kazumi and the Coach explaining the various scientific aspects of the series.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Comedy Sci-Fi
Uchuu no Senshi
Starship Troopers
6.21 / 10
MAL score
Type ova
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

Johnny Rico is a high school student living in Buenos Aires, who doesn't know what to do with his future life. When his friend Carl and his love Carmen, whom he grew up with, join the Federal Military, he does too enlist in the hope to chase after his love into space. However, a war is brewing on the outer planets with a strange bug-like alien enemy and Johnny is thrust into conflict.

(Source: AniDB)

Space Mecha Military Sci-Fi Shounen
6.13 / 10
MAL score
Type tv
Status finished
Season fall
Year 1988

Created by Maria Perego, Topo Gigio has been a beloved character for more than two decades. This animated TV series features numerous exciting stories and introduces many friends.

Topo Gigio is the first mouse astronaut to travel the Milky Way. Can a mouse become an astronaut? Well, Topo Gigio has come from a year 2,388,400 years ahead in the future. He is friendly and can talk with humans. He makes friends with his neighbors including a girl, her pet mouse, cats, and other mice.

(Source: AniDB)

Kids Adventure Comedy
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