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spring 1970
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Based on Aesop's Fables.

Kids
spring 1970
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At Shinsei high school, soccer is almost a combat sport and new team coach Teppei Matsuki is a fully paid up sadist who will push his team as hard as necessary to win. Headstrong school bad boy Shingo Tamai and his friend Ohira are determined not to be bullied into joining Matsuki's team; instead they set up a squad of their own, and at first play just for fun and struggle to keep up with Matsuki's team.

As their skills progress, they play other teams and get stronger and craftier, until they face the crack Asakase high school squad and its star player Misugi Yan in the schools' final. In a tangle of subplots involving old rivalries and injuries, and a mixed-race player seeking his identity and his lost mother (who turns out to be in jail), Shingo develops his skills as a center forward and looks forward to playing a visiting Brazilian squad. He is seriously injured in a game, but his talent, which even the legendary Brazilian Pele recognizes, is equaled by his determination. With the help of a friend of his old rival Matsuki, he recovers to help the team to victory.

Definitely melodrama rather than a sports series proper, this is the first in the line of Japanese soccer soaps that stretches to Captain Tsubasa and beyond. Based on a manga by Ikki Kajiwara and Kosei Sonoda.

(Source: The Anime Ecyclopedia)

Sports
Ashita no Joe
Tomorrow's Joe
spring 1970
tv - 79 Episodes Available

Joe Yabuki is a troubled youth, whose only solution to problems is throwing punches at them. What he lacks in manners and discipline, he makes up for with his self-taught fighting skills.

One day, while wandering the slums of Doya, Joe gets into a fight with the local gang. Although greatly outnumbered, he effortlessly defeats them, drawing the attention of Danpei Tangeā€”a former boxing coach turned alcoholic. Seeing his potential, he offers to train Joe into Japan's greatest boxer. At first, Joe dismisses Danpei as a hopeless drunk; but after the trainer saves his life, he agrees to live with him and learn the art of boxing. Unfortunately, Joe's personality makes him an unruly student, and he often falls back to his old ways.

To survive the harsh world of his new career, Joe needs to trust his mentor and master the techniques taught to him. However, the road to becoming a professional boxer is rife with struggles that will test his mettle to the end.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Drama Shounen Slice ofLife Sports
spring 1970
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The first recap film of Attack No.1 , it covers the first 6 episodes of the TV anime.

Kozue is a high school girl and an enthusiastic volleyball player. Her dream is to play on the Japanese national volleyball team. Over the course of the series she makes it from the school district league up to the Japanese volleyball finals, step by step until the international volleyball championship. But the faster and higher Kozue climbs, the more she is confronted with the dark side of success: too-high expectations, self-conceit, and envy.

(Source: ANN)

Sports Drama Shoujo
spring 1970
tv - 0 Episodes Available

The non-athletic head of the school newspaper department participates in various club activities, including a number of sports clubs, with disastrously hilarious results.

(Source: AniDB)

Comedy Sports
spring 1970
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Based on Sans Famille by Hector Malot.

This is a faithful if compressed adaptation, telling the story of Remi who is sold off to Vitalis the travelling musician and his band of performing animals. It has musical numbers typical this era of Toei films, some awkward slapstic, plenty of scenes tailored to pull on the heartstrings, and very smooth animation. Overall a pleasant film that's interesting to watch for the technical aspects; but the story leaves much to be desired, being on the melodramatic-maudlin side. The later Dezaki/Sugino version is very different, with 52 episodes for the story to breathe in and far more compelling storytelling.

(Source: AniDB)

Slice ofLife Adventure Drama
spring 1970
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Not available.

Adventure Kids
spring 1970
tv - 0 Episodes Available

A short kids series featuring cute animal stories.

(Source: AniDB)

Kids
spring 1970
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Humorous adventures of a silly angel, 5 minutes per episode.

(Source: AniDB)

Comedy Kids
Konchuu Monogatari Minashigo Hutch
The Adventures of Hutch the Honeybee
spring 1970
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Hutch is a small honeybee who got separated from his mom when his home was destroyed by invading wasps, and he now desperately wants to find her back. It's the beginning of an adventure that will make him meet all kinds of friendly insects who try to help him out, but unfortunately for most of them, they will not survive the end of the episode...

(Source: AniDB)

Adventure Comedy Drama
spring 1970
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Third Kyojin no Hoshi movie.

Drama Sports
spring 1970
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Based on the original story by Studio Zero.

Comedy
spring 1970
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Re-edit of Episode 9&10.

Sports Shounen
spring 1970
movie - 0 Episodes Available

This is an animated version of Yanase Takashi's picture book featuring the friendship between a mother dog, Muku-muku, who lost her puppy, and the baby lion Buru-buru, who lost her mother. Although Tezuka Osamu planned to create an entire musical animated series for this story focused on the feelings of the mother dog and baby lion, this animated production was the only one never completed.

(Source: Official Tezuka site)

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