summer 1997 Anime Season

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Anime TV de Hakken! Tamagotchi
Animated Tamagotchi Found on Television!
Type tv
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Not available.

Comedy Fantasy Kids Slice ofLife
Type tv
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

A prospective witch, a kindergartener who acts like a middle aged, an innocent and incompetent pretty devil, and a genius dog which understands man's words presents a slapstick comedy.

(Source: Toei Animation)

Comedy Kids
Type movie
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Rion gets tricked into installing a chip into his racing car called "Gun Bluster" by the mini-4wd company he was associated with. His car starts racing without control and causing various riots with fellow racers, Rion teams up with the TRF Victorys and start chasing after Gun Bluster to remove the chip.

Rion, Retsu and Go Seiba along with the other TRF members, Ryo Takaba with the help of his little brother, Jiromaru, Tokichi and J are confroted with an association that is also after Gun Bluster, but what are their intentions?

United along-side their trademark mini-4wd, the TRF's and Rion race together and avoid traps to safelly capture Gun Bluster!

Adventure Cars Shounen Sports
7.18 / 10
MAL score
Type ova
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Continuation of Teppei's journey with B't X to rescue his brother Kotaro Takamiya from the Machine Empire. The OAV series picks off from the TV series from the point where Hokuto successfully saves both Teppei and B't X and makes B't X far more powerful than before.

(Source: ANN)

Action Adventure Shounen
Chikyuu ga Ugoita Hi
The Day the Earth Moved
6.47 / 10
MAL score
Type movie
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Tsuyoshi Takahashi, a 6th grader, lived in eastern Kobe with his parents and younger brother. Tsuyoshi was very ambitious and hoped to enter a prestigious private school, so his days were filled with study. Whenever asked by anyone for a favor, Tsuyoshi resented having to give up his free time.

In the early morning hours of January 17, 1995, a massive earthquake rocked Kobe City. Tsuyoshi and his family managed to escape from their shattered home and evacuated to his school. The problems of communal living and rationing, as well as the selfless example of the many volunteers, are lessons the children are soon to learn.

(Source: Eleven Arts)

Drama Historical
5.69 / 10
MAL score
Type ova
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

An adaptation by V-Jump Festa of a one shot manga by Akira Toriyama.

Action Comedy
Chou Kousoku Gran Doll
Hyper Speed GranDoll
5.61 / 10
MAL score
Type ova
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Hikaru has always believed herself to be just a normal high school girl...well, as normal as a teenager with a genius mad scientist for a father. She spends her time with her best friend, day dreaming about the boy she loves and watching her favoite super hero show. One day, the past that she has knows nothing about comes back to haunt her. She is shocked to learn that she is the last surviving member of royal line from a far away planet. Even more, she finds out that she has been protecting the ultimate armour and that it can decide the fate of the entire galaxy.

(Source: ANN)

Action Comedy Mecha School
6.1 / 10
MAL score
Type movie
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Honey Kisaragi is a perfectly normal beautiful high school student. Until her scientist father is kidnapped by the evil organization Panther Claw, that is. But her father left behind a device she can use to transform into the red-haired sword-wielding heroine Cutey Honey.

Adventure Comedy Magic Romance
5.62 / 10
MAL score
Type ova
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

A hundred years after Earth is invaded by aliens, the last remnants of the human race dwell in underwater "Aqua Bases." A team of five cybernetically enhanced women is trained for the purpose of carrying out guerilla attacks against the occupying forces. Earth's last hope for salvation is...Voogie's Angels.

(Source: ANN)

Action Mecha Military Drama Sci-Fi
5.86 / 10
MAL score
Type ova
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

In the great Garubado Empire, a lethal weapon is in the process of being manufactured, but is stolen and subsequently lost in battle. Now the Empire is looking for this weapon: a girl that can call forth the "Dragoon" power. She has amnesia and is found by a wandering swordsman in training by who vows to help her find out who she is and why she has such a strange power.

Adventure Fantasy
Elmer no Bouken: My Father's Dragon
Elmer's Adventure: My Father's Dragon
Type ova
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Elmer is told by a traveling cat about a baby dragon who is being held captive and mistreated on the scary Wild Island. Elmer decides to investigate and battles tigers, crocodiles and gorillas in order to rescue the little dragon.

(Source: inbaseline)

Adventure Fantasy Kids
Field ni Soyogu Kaze
The Winds of Victory
Type ova
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Trying to prove he is the better soccer player, Kenji tackles and injures Yuta's leg during a trial for the school team. Impressed by the fact that Yuta still does what he can to contribute to the team; Kenji begins to realize the true meaning of sportsmanship.

Shounen Sports
5.6 / 10
MAL score
Type ova
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

High school music teacher, Morimura Yuuki, is the concert master and first violinist of the amateur orchestra, Fujimi Orchestra. Surprisingly, a young conductor named Tonoin Kei (known as a musical genius) joins this small orchestra to conduct. Even though Tonoin is a strict conductor, all the members adore him for the notable improvements in their performances and soon Yuuki feels his efforts for the orchestra have been fruitless. Yuuki soon comes to the conclusion that his crush of 3 years likes Tonoin, and he decides to give up on her and leave the orchestra. Tonoin refuses to let him quit, confessing that he loves Yuuki, which reveals that he's gay. Tonoin's love confession confuses Yuuki and it leads to a very horrible misunderstanding.

(Source: ANN)

Drama Music Psychological Romance Slice ofLife Yaoi
Type ova
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Game Tengoku OVA which came with the limited edition version of the Sega Saturn video game.

Action Adventure Comedy Mecha
Type movie
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

This film is sort of a mashup of Ghost Train (episode 7) and Great Yokai War (episodes 10-11) from the original 1968 TV series, but with a new spin on it to bring it towards the modernness of the 1996 TV series--essentially making an entirely original plot.

(Source: TSHS)

Adventure Comedy Fantasy Horror Supernatural
6.61 / 10
MAL score
Type tv
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Tokyo Pig is the wacky and crazy story of a young boy named Spencer and his magical pet pig named Sunny. This is the wierd adventures of these two wierdos.

(Source: ANN)

Comedy Parody
7.57 / 10
MAL score
Type special
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Three unaired episodes that conclude Ie Naki Ko Remy's story.

Adventure Drama
Jigoku Sensei Nube: Kyoufu no Natsuyasumi!! Ayashi no Umi no Densetsu!
Hell Teacher Nube: Summer Holiday of Fear! Legend of the Sea of Suspicion
6.73 / 10
MAL score
Type movie
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

When Nube and his class arrive at a small island to carry out beach activities, they heard a forbodding tale from an old man residing on the island. Legend has it that there is a creature known as the sea spider in the open seas around the island. When the creature is past 200 years old, it will turn into a monster and devour humans to satisfy its appetite. However, curiousity kills the cat and Yukime decides to pursue the authenticity of the legend. And then, a girl suddenly appears on the beach. Possessed with a strange charm, she immediately attracts Hiroshi's attention and overcomes him. Soon later, strange things start to happen to the others whereby Kyoko and Ritsuko-sensei got attacked under strange circumstances. The true identity behind the mysterious girl is questioned and the legend behind the sea creature seems to be true after all.

Action Horror School Shounen Supernatural
Jungle Taitei Movie (1997)
Jungle Emperor Leo
7.12 / 10
MAL score
Type movie
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

This movie focuses on the last half of Osamu Tezuka's revered saga of a white lion's quest to become king of the jungle. Leo's newborn cub, Lune, takes an interest to humans after discovering a music box in the wreckage of an airplane. At the same time, a greedy treasure hunter known as Ham Egg is leading an expedition team of rough-looking men on a trek for the fabled Moonlight Stones, which can supposedly save the world from an energy crisis. Two other humans, (who go by the rather wacky names of Dr. Moustache and Lemonade) try to stop Ham Egg's mad destruction of the jungle. Later, a terrible virus sweeps through the jungle, poisoning many of the animals. Dr. Moustache comes to save them with a cure. The film culminates with a treacherous journey up the legendary Mt. Moon in search of the stones....

(Source: ANN)

Adventure Fantasy
Lupin III: Walther P38
Lupin III: Island of Assassins
7.36 / 10
MAL score
Type special
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Zenigata arrives at the birthday party of an important politician to investigate a fake Lupin calling card. Lupin shows up as well. Suddenly, masked assassins break in and begin to shoot everything that moves. Zenigata goes after Lupin amidst all the gunfire and corners him in the courtyard of the house. Suddenly, a hand holding a Walther P-38 pops out of a window and shoots Zenigata in the chest. Lupin recognizes the Walther as his own and decides to investigate. The assassins that attacked the party are from a hidden island called the Island of Assassins. The island is kept secret by the help of top government officials from around the world who use the assassins on the island for their own personal gains. There are lots of hidden secrets on the island, however, and Lupin, Goemon, Jigen, and Fujiko find themselves involved in a plot that tears the residents of the island in half. The movie also delves into Lupin's past in his pre-Jigen days.

(Source: ANN)

Action Adventure Mystery Comedy Seinen
Misute♡naide Daisy
Don't Leave Me Alone, Daisy
5.74 / 10
MAL score
Type tv
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

The story begins when an innocent, but busty, young schoolgirl goes to recover her hat from what she thought was an abandoned house. But within that house, spying on her, is a deranged madman. Seeing her he becomes obsessed with controlling her, owning her, bending her to his every whim. He, and his array of high tech tools, will threaten her with death, mutilation, control, humiliation and the loss of her own will and identity. Terrors biological, chemical and nuclear will come into play in the nightmare that is her new, controlled, life.

(Source: AniDB)

Sci-Fi Comedy Romance Shounen
Mononoke Hime
Princess Mononoke
8.76 / 10
MAL score
Type movie
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

When an Emishi village is attacked by a fierce demon boar, the young prince Ashitaka puts his life at stake to defend his tribe. With its dying breath, the beast curses the prince's arm, granting him demonic powers while gradually siphoning his life away. Instructed by the village elders to travel westward for a cure, Ashitaka arrives at Tatara, the Iron Town, where he finds himself embroiled in a fierce conflict: Lady Eboshi of Tatara, promoting constant deforestation, stands against Princess San and the sacred spirits of the forest, who are furious at the destruction brought by the humans. As the opposing forces of nature and mankind begin to clash in a desperate struggle for survival, Ashitaka attempts to seek harmony between the two, all the while battling the latent demon inside of him. Princess Mononoke is a tale depicting the connection of technology and nature, while showing the path to harmony that could be achieved by mutual acceptance.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Adventure Fantasy
Type ova
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Follows the story of a boy and two jackals he befriends in the adventure sin the Southern Alps.

Adventure Drama Kids
Type movie
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

With the final Angel vanquished, Nerv has one last enemy left to face—the humans under Seele's command.

Left in a deep depression nearing the end of the original series, an indecisive Shinji Ikari struggles with the ultimatum presented to him: to completely accept mankind's existence, or renounce humanity's individuality. Meanwhile, at the core of a compromised Nerv, Gendou Ikari and Rei Ayanami approach Lilith in an attempt to realize their own ideals concerning the future of the world.

The End of Evangelion serves as an alternate ending to the polarizing final episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion. With the fate of the universe hanging in the balance, the climactic final battle draws near.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Sci-Fi Dementia Psychological Drama Mecha
Type ova
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Based on a well known children's book by Yoshio Nakae with illustrations by Noriko Ueno.

It features various simple stories about a mouse in his red vest and his other animal friends.

Kids
Type tv
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Manmaru goes to ninja school at Nenga, where foxes and raccoons study the art of assassination under a bear ninja master. He is soon thrown in to local rivalry between the Nenga school, the Koga (monkeys), and the Iga (dogs), as well as facing temptations from the Dobe, a group of dropouts from the Nenga.

(Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

Comedy Samurai Shounen
Rayearth
Magic Knight Rayearth OVA
6.92 / 10
MAL score
Type ova
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

The Earth lies darkened and deserted. Despite the best efforts of the film's heroine, Hikaru, the evil-filled castle of Cephiro has taken over the world and stands in the center of a lifeless Tokyo. Before the ice-witch Alcyone can take her revenge on Hikaru, she is rescued by Lantis, a young man who seals her into a magical maze where she is challenged to prove her powers while her friends are hunted down by Cephiro's warlocks.

Fleeing through the silent city, Umi and Fuu must seek out the sleeping Mashin; godlike creatures that will fuse with them to form giant warriors of awesome destructive power. But the Magic Knights are afraid, untrained and alone... will even the Mashin be enough to save them from the evil acts of Cephiro?

(Source: AniDB)

Action Adventure Fantasy
Rekka no Honoo
Flame of Recca
7.38 / 10
MAL score
Type tv
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Most people think that ninjas are a thing of the past, but Rekka Hanabishi wishes otherwise. Although he comes from a family that makes fireworks, he likes to think of himself as a self-styled, modern-day ninja. Sounds like fun, right? Maybe not. Rekka ends up in lots of fights because he once made the bold announcement that if someone can defeat him, he will become their servant.

Then one day, Rekka meets Yanagi Sakoshita, a gentle girl with the ability to heal any wound or injury. Their meeting sets off a chain of events, which culminate into a shocking discovery. Rekka is the last surviving member of a legendary ninja clan that was wiped out centuries ago. Even more astonishing than being an actual ninja, he also wields the power to control fire. What does this mean for Rekka? Who are these strange people after him and Yanagi? Find out in Rekka no Honoo!

Action Adventure Martial_Arts Shounen Super Power
Rurouni Kenshin Recap
Samurai X Recap
7.26 / 10
MAL score
Type special
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

This is a summary of episodes 34-56.

Action Adventure Comedy Historical Romance Samurai
Slayers Great
Slayers Movie 3
7.35 / 10
MAL score
Type movie
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Laia Einburg wants for her father Galia, who is a talented golom maker, and her equally ambitious brother Huey to end a long running feud. But her luck changes for the worse when Lina Inverse and Naga the Serpent save Laia from a rampaging golem.

(Source: ANN)

Adventure Comedy Fantasy Magic Shounen
Type movie
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Not available.

Kids Fantasy Comedy
Type movie
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

9th Anpanman short movie.

Comedy Kids
Soreyuke! Uchuu Senkan Yamamoto Yohko II
Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko II
6.35 / 10
MAL score
Type ova
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

There is an ancient legend on a distant planet which states (among other things) that four goddesses will one day descend from the skies and all will be right with the world.

Of course meanwhile, Yohko and the rest of the Terra team (with one straggler) have crashed on a backwater world, and they have to figure out a way off before their new charge... gets hungry again!

Every so often, a celebration takes place in one of the most beautiful places in the Universe... a cosmic Sakura fest! Since the Terra Team has been doing so well, one of them is invited to join the high command as they meet their opposite numbers from NESS. It's a time of celebration and a time of peace... but it seems that someone didn't get the message.

(Source: AniDB)

Action Sci-Fi Adventure
Type movie
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

The film contains nine skits made for the Toei Anime Fair. The Tamagotchi in this film don't speak but rather communicate via sounds similar to that of Pokémon Speak. This is unique because all the other anime adaptations of the franchise have the Tamagotchi speak Japanese.

Kids
Tenchi Muyou! Manatsu no Eve
Tenchi the Movie 2: Daughter of Darkness
7.15 / 10
MAL score
Type movie
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

Tenchi Masaki gets the surprise of his life when a teenage girl approaches him and calls him "Daddy." Believing that the girl is mistaking him for someone else, Tenchi brings her home to figure out what is going on, which turns out to be a big mistake. When the girl introduces herself as Mayuka Masaki, Tenchi's daughter, the Masaki household is thrown into yet another frenzy.

Thinking that Mayuka is just taking advantage of Tenchi, the girls refuse to believe that she is really his child. However, when DNA testing reveals that Tenchi is indeed her father, Washuu comes to the conclusion that Mayuka is his daughter from the future, the result of a recent time distortion. With this new revelation, everyone tries to welcome Mayuka into their lives with the sole exception being Ryouko Hakubi, who senses something sinister lurking beneath Mayuka's charm.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Comedy Sci-Fi Shounen Space
Xiao Qian
A Chinese Ghost Story
6.54 / 10
MAL score
Type movie
Status finished
Season summer
Year 1997

A Chinese Ghost Story is a movie that follows a young man named Ning. After the loss of his girlfriend he works as a debt collector to forget his troubles only to encounter more than he had imagined. Accompanied by his constant companion Solid Gold, Ning ends up in a ghost town and from there the adventure ensues. This movie explores some of China`s myths and fantasies as the viewer is taken through a world of drama, romance, and battles between good and evil.

(Source: AniDB)

Action Drama Fantasy Romance
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