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Ai City
Love City
summer 1986
movie - 0 Episodes Available

It's sometime in the future and the story starts off with Kei and Ai running for their lives. Ai is a little girl who holds a terrible secret which could destroy the current world. The world is now populated by Headmeters, people who have psychic powers and their strength is shown on their forehead when they fight. However, Kei was an experimental subject and his strength never went above level 5 while other surpasses his ability effortlessly. While escaping, when in desperate moments, Kei could increase his ability to infinity when Ai is in trouble.

The one who's after her have a deep secret, aided by a small dwarflike man living in a robotic suit. Eventually Ai is captured and Kei, a sherlock holmes detective and another Headmeter who was converted to the good side when Kei unleashed his horrible powers through Ai must go and rescue her.

Together they must save Ai and the secret which she holds. What is the secret of Ai? Who is she?

(Source: AniDB)

Action Super Power Sci-Fi
summer 1986
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Set in a world of fantasy and adventure, Amon is a young warrior embarking on a quest to avenge the death of his mother. When the hunt leads him ultimately to the kingdom of Valhiss, Amon enlists in the ranks of the Emperor's army in order to gain an opportunity to exact his revenge. However, a chance encounter with the Princess Lichia, being held captive by the Emperor in an effort to ransom a map away from his main rival, King Darai-Sem, Amon must decide whether to follow his path of revenge or to help rescue the Princess in an effort to save a lost kingdom.

(Source: ANN)

Action Adventure Fantasy
Aoki Ryuusei SPT Layzner OVA
Blue Comet SPT Layzner
summer 1986
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The Layzner OVA serves as an alternative version of the TV series.

The first episode, titled "Eiji 1996", recaps the first part of the series (episodes 01-24). The second episode ("Le Caine 1999") takes place after a time skip, and contains episodes 26 through 37 (episode 25 of the TV series, being a recap itself, is skipped here).

The final episode, "Seal 2000", is an expanded version of the final episode of the TV series (38) and features new animation and a longer epilogue.

Action Space Mecha Military Sci-Fi Shounen
California Crisis: Tsuigeki no Juuka
California Crisis: Gun Salvo
summer 1986
ova - 1 Episodes Available

A boy and girl have a chance encounter in California where they find something not quite of this world.

Action Adventure Comedy
summer 1986
ova - 1 Episodes Available

Rumi's met a lot of guys through her job, and it's probably fair to assume that most of them could be said to have some sort of problem, but a man who literally turns into a beast when he gets turned on may be outside of this perky call girl's field of expertise. Still, a little challenge every now and again stimulates the mind and makes life so much more interesting, so she's willing to give it a shot.

(Source: AniDB)

Comedy Horror Romance Sci-Fi
summer 1986
movie - 0 Episodes Available

In the fourth movie, the classical Japan-Europe match becomes intercontinental. This time they arrange a world cup with 4 teams: Japan, USA, "All Europe", and "All South America". In the first match, Japan easily defeats the USA 3:0 and in the second match Europe loses 2:3 against South America. In the final round S.A. shows their "soccer cyborg" Carlos Santana, a more than supreme player who seems to be undefeatable. All their classical tricks like Hyugas "Tiger Shot" or Tsubasas "Top Spin" seem to be totally worthless, but in a hard and spectacular match the Japanese learn more and more to play in unison and finally they get the win.

(Source: ANN)

Action Shounen Sports
Choujikuu Romanesque Samy: Missing 99
Superdimensional Romanesque Samy: Missing 99
summer 1986
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Getting caught up in a gang fight would be a bad day in anybody's life. But for high school student Sami Yoshino, things go from bad to worse as she finds herself thrown across time and space to unknown worlds. Now she's caught up in a gang fight of biblical proportions, between the divine masters of the universe and the demons who seek to destroy it. As it turns out, Samy hides phenomenal cosmic powers within her, and the demons will stop at nothing to suppress it. Can Samy ever escape the conflict and return to being a normal girl, or is the whole universe going to die?

(Source: BakaBT)

Action Sci-Fi
summer 1986
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Based on a 1984 serial on the "Animevision" video magazine. The original material was compiled into this one-shot video.

(Source: AniDB)

Comedy Parody Sci-Fi Space
Dokkaebi Bangmang-I
The Silver Twilight
summer 1986
movie - 0 Episodes Available

A 1986 Korean film about ancient demons and a brave boy.

Action Demons Shounen
summer 1986
movie - 1 Episodes Available

Two advanced civilizations, the Paranoids (a race of alien humanoids) and the Solenoids (who are all women) are waging a war that has gone on for centuries. When the Solenoid fleet leaves a battle to defend an experimentally terraformed world from the Paranoids, one damaged Solenoid ship, the Star Leaf, is separated from the fleet.

Only seven women remain alive on the ship: Eluza, the captain, Rabby, the solid more or less main character, Lufy, the brash pilot, Catty, the mysterious science officer, Pony, the pink-haired ditzy tech, Patty, a solid crew member, and Remy, the cute one.

After narrowly escaping the battle, the crew of the Star Leaf decides to continue with their orders and rendezvous at planet Chaos to defend it. It turns out, however, that their ship is the subject of a Paranoid experiment. In the end, it is up to the remaining crew Star Leaf to defend the artificial paradise of Chaos from the Paranoid fleet and the plans of the Solenoid leaders.

(Source: AniDB)

Action Military Sci-Fi Adventure Space Mecha
summer 1986
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Ganbare, a black fish born into a shoal of red fish, tries to fit in amid adventures as he is chased by tuna and must evade the Great Octopus.

(Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

Adventure
Gegege no Kitarou: Saikyou Youkai Gundan! Nippon Jouriku!!
Spooky Kitarou: The Strongest Ghost Army! Landing in Japan!!
summer 1986
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Movie based on the 1985 TV anime with an original plot.

Adventure Comedy Fantasy Horror Supernatural
Ginga Tansa 2100-nen: Border Planet
Galaxy Investigation 2100: Border Planet
summer 1986
special - 0 Episodes Available

This work was produced as the ninth special animated piece for the 24-hour television program by Tezuka Production, which took full charge of the original story, screenplay and director. Tezuka Osamu crafts a love story in the time when humans are expanding into space at the end of the 21st century, employing an omnibus form similar to Bradbury's "Martian Chronicle." The story line is similar to "Phoenix: Nostalgia." Leaving the earth after marriage, a woman is left behind in space when her husband suddenly dies of a cosmic disease. These background details were used in "The Phoenix" as well. This time, her friends on the Earth head for space to save the woman who was once everyone's ideal lady. In this special animated piece, Tezuka Osamu emphasizes his basic concepts that "love can save the earth" and "only love can save humans."

(Source: Tezuka Osamu.net)

Sci-Fi Adventure Mystery Romance
Hadashi no Gen 2
Barefoot Gen 2
summer 1986
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Three years have passed since the bombing of Hiroshima and Gen is now a fourth-grader. Hiroshima is still a ruin, and Gen must scrounge for scrap metal to help keep himself and his remaining family fed, but at least commerce has returned to the land. As his mother gradually grows ill from radiation sickness, Gen and Ryuta befriend a group of orphans led by a tough-nosed older child and including a girl who still bears ugly burn scars from the day of the bomb. An old man suffering from depression is also drawn into the group as they come together to support each other and form a makeshift family. Reality is still harsh, however, as many orphans still die lonely deaths and the grim reminders of what happened linger everywhere.

(Source: ANN)

Drama Historical Shounen
summer 1986
music - 0 Episodes Available

A music video for the song "Henna ABC" by Miyuki Ichijou, and NHK Tokyo Children's Choir. Aired as part of NHK's Minna no Uta program.

Kids Music
summer 1986
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Three additional adventures for the Kimengumi and friends. In the first episode, the boys fail their exams right before summer vacation and have to take supplementary lessons. The second episode is a mandatory school trip to the beach during summer vacation for a swimming competition. In the third episode school is back in session, the karate club is in danger when a new opponent appears.

Comedy Parody Romance School Shounen
summer 1986
movie - 0 Episodes Available

A devil-girl with the face of an angel and a heart of gold, blond Betty falls in love with an earthbound gangster, Danpei Kimogawa, when they meet in a rainstorm. They end up living together in a Tokyo highrise apartment, though Danpei has trouble coping with his new witch and demon in-laws dropping in at inopportune moments. Betty has actually been sent to the human world on a mission to defeat the demon Lutan. While Betty continues her task, her skeletal grandmother sends nubile nymphs to tempt Danpei and see if he is suitable husband material.

(Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

Fantasy Romance Seinen
Juuippiki no Neko to Ahoudori
Eleven Cats and an Albatross
summer 1986
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Eleven naughty cats on the run from the neighborhood police chief hear that a giant fish is nearby for the taking. They go on a hazardous quest find it, learning that they must work as a team to reach their goal.

(Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

Kids Adventure Fantasy
Kizuoibito
Wounded Man
summer 1986
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Yuko Kusaka is a Japanese journalist sent to Brazil to do a report on the gold rush phenomenon that seems to be making many people rich from night to day. Rumors say that among the many "garimpeiros" (gold diggers) currently on the Amazon forest, there is a Japanese known as Rio Baraki. Reaching their destination, her crew member is promptly attacked and she is raped as a warning to stop their work and return immediately to their home country. Determined to do her job, she stays and finds out from the attacker that he is none other than Baraki, a white haired muscular man with a large scar on his back. Later she discovers that his real name is Keisuke Ibaraki. Once a promising quarterback, he ended up falsely incriminated by a powerful organization known as GPX.

(Source: ANN)

Action Adventure Seinen Thriller
Machine Robo: Cronos no Dai Gyakushuu
Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos
summer 1986
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The journey of a robot prince begins! The planet Cronos is a world of super-robotic lifeforms, ruled by the wise Master Kirai. But their peaceful existence is shattered by the conquering armies of the Gandora robots. Now, machine combats machine in an epic battle for the planet. Master Kurai's son, Rom, must lead a company of transformable mecha warriors into the fray!

(Source: centralparkmedia)

Action Martial_Arts Mecha Sci-Fi Space
summer 1986
movie - 0 Episodes Available

The second Meitantei Holmes movie featuring two episodes from the anime series.

Adventure Comedy Mystery
summer 1986
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Scifi tale of a young girl who acquires ESP powers.

Based on the manga by Sasaki Junko, published in three volumes by Shougakukan under the Flower Comics label.

Action Sci-Fi Shoujo
summer 1986
ova - 0 Episodes Available

High School boy Kenichi Watanabe is crazy about his MBX50 motorcycle. He and his buddies organize a motorcycle club, which they call Culture.

Drama Romance Shounen
summer 1986
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Sixteen years have passed since a mysterious alien ship crashed on Earth. Graviton City, once leveled by the ship's crash, is now a bustling metropolis. Within the city's high school, superhuman high school student A-Ko Magami dukes it out with the diabolical genius B-Ko Daitokuji, who will stop at nothing to win the friendship of A-Ko's buddy C-Ko Kotobuki. Meanwhile, in outer space, another alien ship is on course towards Earth to find its planet's lost princess.

(Source: ANN)

Action Adventure Comedy Mecha Sci-Fi Super Power
summer 1986
movie - 0 Episodes Available

This anime was made by Hudson Soft, which created the "Star Soldier" game. Its designer, Yoichi Takahashi, appeared in a cameo and sang the theme songs.

By coincidence, the film was released the same day as "Super Mario Brothers," also based on a video game.

The film was a box-office failure in Japan.

(Source: bcdb.com/)

Sci-Fi Space
summer 1986
special - 0 Episodes Available

The sequel to Sangokushi (1985).

Action Historical
Soukou Kihei Votoms: Big Battle
Armored Trooper Votoms: Big Battle
summer 1986
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Big Battle is a one-shot OVA set after the climax of the original Votoms storyline, but before the epilogue at the end of the series itself. With the Gilgamesh and Balarant forces still trying to advance their PS programs, Chirico and his old friends are forced into one last gladiatorial battle against a special PS and a formidable land battleship.

Action Drama Mecha Military Sci-Fi
Super Mario Brothers: Peach-hime Kyuushutsu Daisakusen!
Super Mario Brothers: Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach
summer 1986
movie - 0 Episodes Available

In the film, Mario and Luigi are the owners of a grocery store. One night, Mario was engrossed in his Famicom game. Suddenly, the picture goes out and Princess Peach appears on the TV screen crying for help from the enemies attacking her and jumps out of the TV. Mario falls in love with her and vows to protect her. Soon after, Koopa appears on the TV screen and starts to come out of the TV. He grabs Princess Peach and takes her into the TV. Mario then discovers a small brooch that Peach left on the floor.

The next day, the brooch that Peach dropped becomes a matter of concern for Mario. Luigi immediately notices the brooch and regards it as the "Visionary Jewel from the Country of Treasure". Soon, Kibidango, a small dog-like being, wanders into the store and notices that Mario has Peach's brooch. He takes it away from Mario, enraging him, thus beginning his (and Luigi's) chase with Kibidango into the Mushroom Kingdom.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Adventure Comedy Shounen
Tabidachi: Ami Shuushou
Cream Lemon: Ami's Journey
summer 1986
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Movie based on the Ami series of the Cream Lemon franchise. This movie was co-aired with Project A-Ko movie.

Drama Romance
Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa
Castle in the Sky
summer 1986
movie - 1 Episodes Available

In a world filled with planes and airships, Sheeta is a young girl who has been kidnapped by government agents who seek her mysterious crystal amulet. While trapped aboard an airship, she finds herself without hope—that is, until the ship is raided by pirates. Taking advantage of the ensuing confusion, Sheeta manages to flee from her captors. Upon her escape, she meets Pazu, a boy who dreams of reaching the fabled flying castle, Laputa. The two decide to embark on a journey together to discover this castle in the sky. However, they soon find the government agents back on their trail, as they too are trying to reach Laputa for their own greedy purposes.

Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa follows the soaring adventures of Sheeta and Pazu, all while they learn how dreams and dire circumstances can bring two people closer together.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Adventure Fantasy Romance Sci-Fi
The Choujo
Maris the Chojo
summer 1986
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Despite being a refugee from an extinct planet, having an alcoholic as a father and an airhead for a mother, Maris' biggest problem is that she's a Thanatosian. Considering that Thanatosians are six times stronger than the average Earthling it shouldn't be such a curse, especially in a galaxy where violence is rife. But the accidental destruction she wreaks on everything she touches —even with the exotic alloy restraints she wears— means she's constantly in debt. Every mission she's assigned to by the Inter-Galactic Space Patrol becomes a cash-drain when all the damages are docked from her wage.

But when she's selected to rescue the rich and sexy Kogane Maru it's like a dream come true. After setting him free from the terror of his ruthless kidnapper his eternal gratitude will surely guarantee marriage —and an end to all her financial headaches.

(Source: AniDB)

Comedy Sci-Fi Super Power
Violence Jack: Harlem Bomber-hen
Violence Jack: Slumking
summer 1986
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Kanto Hell Earthquake has demolished the metropolitan completely. After the earthquake, Slum King is kidnapping girls and sell them as sex slaves. Mari is wandering on the devastated field looking for her lover, Ken. But she is also kidnapped by them. While she is tortured and trained as a sex slave, Ken saves her. Ken has become the member of Slum King. The king offers condition to him; in return for releasing her, he has to kill Violence Jack.

(Source: AniDB)

Action Drama Horror
Windaria
Once Upon A Time
summer 1986
movie - 1 Episodes Available

Two pairs of young lovers become embroiled in a war between two rival kingdoms, the primitive but resplendent Isa and the militaristic but undisciplined Paro. Izu and his young wife, Marin , are simple farmers who live in the unassuming village of Saki, which lies directly between Isa and Paro. While Saki does not have the beauty of Isa nor the war machines of Paro, they do possess a magnificent tree known as "Windaria," to which the villagers give their prayers in return for "good memories."

When the war erupts, Izu decides to join Paro's army, enthralled by the fantastic motorbike "given" to him as a bribe. Before he departs, they each take a vow: He will definitely return to her, and until he does, she will wait for him. The other two lovers are Jill, the prince of Paro, and Ahanas, Princess of Isa. They initially want nothing to do with the rapidly escalating conflict, but after Jill's father, Paro's king, dies by his son's hand in an altercation over the war, Jill has little choice but to realize his father's final wish: the taking of Isa.

The only problem is that he had promised his beloved, Ahanas, that he would not become involved. Windaria is a war parable set in a fantasy land of unicorns and ghost ships.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

Action Drama Fantasy Romance Sci-Fi
Yamatarou Kaeru
Yamataro Comes Back
summer 1986
ova - 0 Episodes Available

After having lost his parents, Yamatarou, a bear, is raised by a man. Yamatarou's friend is Shi-roku, a steam locomotive, and Yamatarou learns to impersonate the whistle of the locomotive. This is a story for nursery school kids about the friendship between the bear and the steam locomotive. The quality pictures render a sense of warmth to the reader.

(Source: ANN)

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