summer 1996 Anime Season

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Agigongryong Doolie (Movie)
Agigongryong Doolie (Movie)
Baby Titanosaur Dooly: Adventure in the Ice Star
summer 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

The story begins when the frozen Dooly on the tip of an iceberg drifts from South pole to the Han-River in Seoul, Korea. There he is found by Younghee and Chulsoo, and so their adventure begins.

(Source: Doolynara)

Kids
Akachan to Boku
Akachan to Boku
Baby and Me
summer 1996
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Takuya Enoki is living a difficult life for a fifth grader. His mother passed away in a tragic car accident a few months ago, forcing him to pick up the slack and take care of his baby brother, Minoru, as his father works the endless hours typical of a Japanese salaryman.

He will have to sacrifice his childhood in order to meet the needs of his little brother. Cooking, cleaning, worrying, and trying to discipline Minoru are some of the tasks Takuya will have on his plate, all while their neighbors blame him for Minoru’s constant crying. Meanwhile, he will watch as his friends live their carefree lives, enjoying their free time. It will not be easy and there will be plenty of stumbling blocks, but along the way, he may actually learn the true meaning of family.

Comedy Drama Shoujo
Alps no Shoujo Heidi: Alm no Yama-hen
summer 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Condensed version of the first half of the TV series.

Slice ofLife Historical Drama
Alps no Shoujo Heidi: Heidi to Clara-hen
summer 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Condensed version of the second half of the TV series.

Slice ofLife Historical Drama
Angel ga Tonda Hi
summer 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

A heart-warming story depicting the day-to-day life full of laughter and tears as a mother copes with her children.

Slice ofLife Comedy
Apo Apo World: Giant Baba 90-bun 1-hon Shoubu
summer 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Animation based around the real-life Japanese wrestler Giant Baba (Baba Shouhei, January 23, 1938 - January 31, 1999).

(Source: AniDB)

Sports Comedy
Blue Seed 1.5
summer 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

This is a re-telling of the first series. one episode is seen through the view of Momiji, the other is seen through the view of Kusunagi.

(Source: ANN)

Comedy Romance Sci-Fi
Blue Seed 2
Blue Seed 2
Blue Seed Beyond
summer 1996
ova - 3 Episodes Available

A renegade scientist in San Francisco has found a way to create a new creature called a Neo-Aragami without the power of Susanoo. When these monsters start to terrorize California, the U.S. turns to the old members of the Terrestrial Administration Center (TAC) for help.

(Source: ANN)

Action Comedy Drama Ecchi Horror Mystery Sci-Fi Supernatural
Boku wa Ou-sama
summer 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Boku Wa Ou-sama is a show based on a book series by Teruo Teramura and Shizuko Wakayama. The first book came out in 1959 and 49 more volumes followed, making it one of the most popular children's book in Japan.

The books and the anime follow the misadventures of Ou-sama, a silly, gluttonous, lazy but overall very lovely and cute king as he seeks elephant eggs (they make the biggest omelets, his favorite dish!) hide toys in the forest just to prank his three wise counselors, or ride the bike around the castle.

Kids
Fushigi Yuugi Special: Nakago Shikkari Shinasai!
Fushigi Yuugi Special: Nakago Shikkari Shinasai!
Fushigi Yuugi Special: Watase Yuu Selection
summer 1996
special - 0 Episodes Available

At the heart of the stories is the fictional lives of the voice actors who play the roles of the characters in Fushigi Yuugi with particular attention paid to Nakago.

In here, Miaka is transformed into a super idol, Tamahome is a spoiled prima donna and Nakago, Tamahome's wicked and evil adversary, is a person living in a hovel, who comes late to the recordings and is totally under the thumb of Tamahome who scolds him every time.

(Source: aiminako)

Comedy
Futari no Oujisama
Futari no Oujisama
The Two Princes
summer 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

On the island of Jambe, Subarna, an introverted boy, is given a magic crown and, with the help of the crown, soon becomes the people's hero known kind heartedness. This enrages Rupia, the island's young prince, who has Subarna arrested.

Fantasy Slice ofLife
Future GPX Cyber Formula Saga
summer 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

After his disappointing loss in the last round of the 14th Cyber Formula World Grand Prix, which causes him the championship, Hayato Kazami decides that he needs a change and switches over to the Sugo Garland SF-03 for the 15th Cyber Formula World Grand Prix while he waits for the newest Asurada design. However, his hope to make up for the past year's letdown is made difficult when Aoi ZIP Formula undergoes a major restructuring and brings in Kyoshiro Nagumo as the new president of the team. The new car that he brought to the team, driven by newcomer Phil Fritz, is seemingly unbeatable...

(Source: ANN)

Drama Sci-Fi Shounen Sports
Ganbarist! Shun
summer 1996
tv - 0 Episodes Available

First-year high school student Fujimaki Shun has a dream of becoming an olympic gold medalist as a gymnast. Having no previous training, Shun trusts his passion, boldly joins the gymnastics club, and sets out to pursue his goal.

Along the way, he meets his share of entertaining and supportive upper classmen, develops a romantic interest in his classmate, and learns about the happiness involved in devoting yourself to a sport.

Comedy Shounen Sports
Gegege no Kitarou: Daikaijuu
Gegege no Kitarou: Daikaijuu
Spooky Kitaro: Giant Sea Monster
summer 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Movie based on the 1996 TV anime with an original plot.

Action Fantasy Horror Shounen Supernatural
Hamuko Mairu!
summer 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

A shinobi sets out to rescue kidnapped rare animals.

Adventure Comedy
Harley Spiny
summer 1996
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Story of Harley and his animal friends going to a school.

Kids
Honto ni Atta Gakkou Kaidan
summer 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Not available.

Kids Mystery School Supernatural
Jam the Housnail
summer 1996
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Claymation series about a family of "housnails" (portmanteau of house and snail) focusing on Jam, the elementary school aged housnail.

Adventure Kids
Jigoku Sensei Nube (Movie)
Jigoku Sensei Nube (Movie)
Hell Teacher Nube
summer 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Kumiko Ijima who is one of Nube's students recognizes that a man in a local park is really a criminal wanted for murder when she remembers drawing his face from the wanted photos posted by the police. Kumiko warns her classmate Kyoko while at the same time the man discovers the drawing with the name initials "K.I." written on Kumiko's drawing portfolio and briefly sees that Kumiko wears a red ribbon in her hair. The cops chase the criminal who crashes his car into a seal where a demon takes control over his soul. The demon is now on a killing rampage to find any girl that wears a red ribbon whose name initials are "K.I.".

(Source: ANN)

Adventure Comedy Horror School Shounen Supernatural
Jigokudou Reikai Tsuushin
summer 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Tetsushi, Ryouchin and Shiina are a youthful trio not to be trifled with; they have a fearsome reputation. One day they decide to enter Jingkudou, a store which is rumored to be the gateway to Hell, the storekeeper sure is creepy enough. He tells them a story and after that they decide, with a magical token provided by the storekeeper, to try and find the restless spirit of a murder victim in order to give her release. This is only the start of their supernatural career...

(Source: BakaBT)

Fantasy Horror
Jikuu Bouken Nuumamonjaa
Jikuu Bouken Nuumamonjaa
Chrono Trigger
summer 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

It's the night before the fair celebrating the Kingdom of Guardia's one thousand year anniversary. When the humans have gone to sleep for the night, excited about the next day's celebration, the monsters come out to play.

Nuu and Mamo are two little monsters itching to have their own adventure in time and space, and their adventure group Nuumamonjaa is recruiting new members. Since neither is particularly strong in the brains department, their adventure turns into a disaster as they get into one mishap after another.

A fast drinking competition, a close encounter with a robotic cat, and a high-speed car chase—this might be more adventure than the tiny duo bargained for!

Action Comedy Fantasy
Kenji no Trunk
summer 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

An omnibus movie consisting of three stories by Miyazawa Kenji.

Kids Fantasy
Kimera
summer 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Strange "lifepods" have crashed in the western mountains, bringing with them supernatural beings previously found only in the realm of folk-lore and fantasy. Vampires walk the Earth, at war with Humanity and each other, driven by the most terrifying of genetic imperatives. Like wasps seeking a spider, they have come to this planet for only one purpose: to perpetuate their species.

(Source: ANN)

Action Sci-Fi Horror Supernatural Vampire Shounen Ai
summer 1996
music - 0 Episodes Available

This catchy Minna no Uta tune is sung by Kazuo Zaitsu with animation done by Taku Furukawa.

Music Kids
Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo
summer 1996
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Ryoutsu, being an underpaid policeman, is always coming up with underhanded schemes in order to make a quick buck. But in the end, his plans (which are ridiculous to begin with) always go wrong and land him in big trouble with the chief.

Slice ofLife Comedy Police
Landlock
summer 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

The land of Zer’lue is in turmoil, ravaged by the technological might of Chairman Sana'ku and his evil, militaristic Zul’earth forces. In a rapidly unfolding story of treachery, deceit and betrayal, only one boy holds the power to defeat such overwhelming odds... a boy named Lue'der, who possesses a mysterious red eye and the ability to control the power of the wind itself. With the fate of the world at stake, Lue'der must learn to unlock his legendary power and battle against the evil which threatens to engulf his planet.

(Source: ANN)

Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi
Lupin III: Twilight Gemini no Himitsu
summer 1996
special - 0 Episodes Available

A dying mob boss entrusts Lupin with a diamond that supposedly is the key to a vast treasure. But when Lupin is attacked by an assassin and saves a mysterious girl from trouble, it becomes clear that that there's more to this treasure then meets the eye...

(Source: ANN)

Action Adventure Comedy Shounen
Maya no Isshou
summer 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Not available.

Historical Slice ofLife Drama
Maze☆Bakunetsu Jikuu
Maze☆Bakunetsu Jikuu
Maze: The Mega-Burst Space OVA
summer 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Maze has gained incredible powers traveling through time and space, but she has also acquired one rather large problem: every night she turns into a really horny man. Unfortunately, Maze must rescue an equally lascivious princess from a mysterious warrior cult. Still, the male version of Maze would rather be chasing tail than rescuing willing princesses.

(Source: ANN)

Adventure Comedy Fantasy Mecha Shounen
Nintama Rantarou Movie
summer 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

In the movie, the Dokutake ninja steal a shipment of saltpeter from Shinbei's papa. They plan to use it to create medicine that will make them fly and become super-ninjas! Danzou, who's father was transporting the goods, stows away and is taken to the Dokutake's secret headquarters. When Shinbei informs the school, Yamada-sensei and Doi-sensei rush to help. But Hagumi decide to take matters into their own hands and try to rescue Danzou themselves. Things don't go according to plan, though, and soon they all need to be rescued too. Fortunately Rikichi, Yamada-sensei's cool son, is around to help out! In fact, before long everyone gets into the act! But can Rantarou and his friends stop Happousai before it's too late?

(Source: AniDB)

Comedy Shounen
Shamanic Princess
summer 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

From the Guardian World, home of mages, Tiara has been sent on a mission: recover the stolen Throne of Yord, the most powerful magic artifact of all. But Tiara finds herself in a dilemma—the Throne has been taken by her former lover, and there is more to the situation than meets the eye...

(Source: ANN)

Action Fantasy Magic Romance
Slayers Return
Slayers Return
Slayers Movie 2
summer 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

The inhabitants of the village of Biaz, forced to labor in the serivce of the world-domination-happy Zein organization, hires Lina Inverse and Naga The Serpent to drive off the invaders. Lina and Naga agree, lured by stories of Elfin treasure sleeping below Biaz, only to get considerably more trouble -from the Zein and from the treasure - than they ever expected.

(Source: ANN)

Adventure Comedy Fantasy Magic Shounen
Slayers Special
Slayers Special
Slayers: The Book of Spells
summer 1996
ova - 3 Episodes Available

In these three self-contained half-hour stories, Lina Inverse and her partner, Naga The Serpent, take on a variety of jobs for quick cash, food, and/or their own skins. The first episode, "The Scary Chimera Plan," pits them against a lunatic magician who intends to use Lina to create a fearsome, spell-slinging monster. Then, in "Jeffry's Knighthood," they're hired by an overprotective mother to see that her son - a young man barely capable of holding a sword - becomes a respected knight, by "helping" him fight off the marauding soldiers terrorizing the area. Finally, "Mirror, Mirror" puts the two in a race to hunt down and capture (for bounty, of course) a rogue sorceror who's found an ancient artifact that can create loyal duplicates of anything or anyone, including his enemies.

(Source: ANN)

Adventure Comedy Supernatural Magic Fantasy Shounen
Sore Ike! Anpanman: Baikinman to 3 Bai Punch
summer 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Not available.

Comedy Fantasy Kids
Sore Ike! Anpanman: Sora Tobu Ehon to Glass no Kutsu
summer 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

8th Anpanman short movie.

Comedy Fantasy Kids
Tetsuwan Birdy
Tetsuwan Birdy
Birdy the Mighty
summer 1996
ova - 1 Episodes Available

Tsutomu, an average middle school kid busy studying for the final exams to enter high school runs into a man running from someone and gets caught up in the chase. In all the confusion he gets accidentally killed. Luckily Birdy (an interplanetary agent) knows a way to save him, unfortunately that means joining bodies to become one. So now he is stuck with this officer and along for the ride capturing criminals and saving lives.

(Source: ANN)

Action Comedy Sci-Fi Shounen
Toilet no Hanako-san
summer 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

A short movie based on Japanese urban legend.

Horror
Toppuku Kyousou Kyoku
summer 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Based on the shounen manga by Yuu Furusawa.

Comedy Shounen
Toushinden
Toushinden
Battle Arena Toshinden
summer 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

For one year, Master Swordsman Eiji Shinjo has been haunted by the memory of his battle with the renegade champion, Gaia - a battle that was cut short by the forces of the malevolent syndicate known as "the organization."

Denied victory, Eiji left the tournament followed by his opponents mocking laughter. Worse still, Eiji walked away no closer to finding his long lost brother, Sho. But now, a mysterious warrior is hunting down the champions of the previous tournament and using their own moves against them - and it looks like that person may be Sho. Who is this powerful new foe and who is his next target?

Eiji and Kayin, his closest friend and greatest rival, struggle to unravel the mystery before they, too, join the ranks of the defeated. The answer lies at the heart of the Organization and its plans for world domination. At last, the ultimate battle between the greatest fighters in the world will be decided. But if Eiji loses, his friends - Ellis - may Die...

(Source: AniDB)

Action Martial_Arts
X/1999
X/1999
X - The Movie
summer 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

At the millennial edge, the concluding battle for humanity's future is staged. Kamui Shirou's destiny has been decided as he returns to Tokyo to face his ultimate challenge. The Dragon of Heaven, defenders of the Earth, stand ready to protect the world from the Dragon of Earth, the seven angels of legend, who embrace the devastation of the planet to bring about its purification. Now Kamui must decide which side to fight for although he finds the idea utterly unappealing. It isn't until realizing that his two childhood friends, Fuma and Kotori Monou, are in grievous peril that Kamui decides to step into his fated position in the climactic struggle of the Year of Destiny: 1999.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

Action Drama Fantasy Horror Magic Sci-Fi Supernatural
Yawara!: Zutto Kimi no Koto ga...
summer 1996
special - 1 Episodes Available

Yawara Inokuma competes for Japan in the Atlanta Olympic Games as she meets with several familiar faces throughout the tournament.

(Source: ANN)

Action Slice ofLife Comedy Sports Drama Martial_Arts
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