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Ai Tenshi Densetsu Wedding Peach DX
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

The 1996–1997 anime OVAs of Ai Tenshi Densetsu Wedding Peach, also known as Ai Tenshi Densetsu Wedding Peach DX (Deluxe). These four OVAs were uniquely designed and scripted, and the art style had been changed slightly from the original series as well. Each of these OVAs feature one of the Ai Tenshi along with a season: Wedding Peach—Summer, Angel Salvia—Autumn, Angel Daisy—Winter, Angel Lily—Spring. They are, however, in no way related to each other, except for some indication of previous OVAs by Hinagiku and Yuri. These are the adventures of the four Ai Tenshi, two years after their battle with Reine Devila.

(Source: AniDB)

Adventure Magic Comedy Romance Shoujo
Alice in Cyberland
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

When criminal Cybernackists appear in the Cyberland, the vast 21st century computer networks, Alice, Miss Catnick, Leina, and Julie are drawn in by the mysterious Lucia to become a fighting force of young girl soldiers in the Cyberland to combat the criminal element.

Action Sci-Fi
Angel Densetsu
winter 1996
ova - 2 Episodes Available

When Seikichi Kuroda—self-proclaimed "guardian" and head thug of Hekikuu High School—hears rumors of a first-year transfer student named Seiichirou Kitano terrorizing his entire class, Seikichi tries to intimidate him through authority. However, things go awry when he witnesses something horrifying—Seiichirou has a face so dreadful and haunting that even Seikichi hurries away in fear.

But despite his menacing appearance, Seiichirou has a heart of gold. Inhibited by his poor communication skills and fear-inducing looks, he has never managed to convey his true self to his terrified peers, resulting in his lifelong ostracization. Now the new guardian, Seiichirou discovers that sometimes friends can be found in the most unlikely places and through the most unusual circumstances.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Comedy School
Armageddon
winter 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Four billion years ago, in the Andromeda Nebula, an ambitious project was launched. An ancient race of aliens, seeing that there was no other intelligent life in the Universe, set their massive supercomputers the task of seeding more races that could grow to sentience. The project was known as the Omega Program. The human race was the result of this project.

However, humans were not the only races to grow from the Omega Program, and lurking in the future is the deadliest threat the human race has ever faced. In time, the products of this Program are destined to clash in violent opposition. Hopelessly outnumbered by the technologically superior enemy, Earth has one last hope—the secret fail-safe of the Omega Program—the Delta Boy, living avatar of the supercomputer that began life on Earth.

His only problem is staying alive long enough to save his future—and that of all humanity...

Action Adventure Sci-Fi
Bad Badtz-Maru no Ore no Pochi wa Sekaiichi
winter 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Short movie shown at the annual Sanrio Anime Festival.

Kids
Bakuretsu Hunters OVA
Bakuretsu Hunters OVA
Sorcerer Hunters
winter 1996
ova - 3 Episodes Available

On the "Spooner Continent", a valiant group of Sorcerer Hunters are the people's last line of defense against the evil dark magiks unleashed periodically by those who can't control it. Saving the world and looking sexy while doing it!

(Source: AniDB)

Action Adventure Harem Comedy Super Power Magic Romance Ecchi Fantasy Shounen
Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go
winter 1996
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Based on the manga by Tetsuhiro Koshita, Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go!! has two main seasons evolving around the Go brothers and the TRF Victorys. The third season, Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go!! MAX evolves more around two new main characters, but the primary idea is the same... Racing!

Let's & Go!! focuses on Retsu and Go Seiba, two young brothers who receive racing cars called "Mini 4WD" by Dr. Tsuchia. From there on, the series portraits those two boys, training and customizing parts to later on participate on Japans Cup, where all of Japan's racers enter to be the best of the best!

Adventure Cars Sports Shounen
Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go Special
winter 1996
special - 0 Episodes Available

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Adventure Cars Shounen Sports
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars - Hero Club
winter 1996
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Compilation of Sailor Stars with added narration.

Adventure Comedy Drama Fantasy Magic Romance Shoujo
Black Jack: Heian Sento
Black Jack: Capital Transfer To Heian
winter 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

These original short animated films are shown in the "300 Inch Theater" at the Tezuka Osamu World in the Kyoto Station Bldg, as well as a two-picture show including animated films from among Tezuka Osamu's major Manga, and one focuses on historic episodes of Kyoto.

In this theatre, the Phoenix plays the role of storyteller, introducing two films. The Phoenix chooses a story entitled "Old Woman" ("Oba-chan") from numerous episodes of "Black Jack" to discuss the theme of how much love can grow in this short lifetime. In the story, there is a seemingly greedy old woman who is always asking her daughter-in-law for money, and her son and his wife become fed up with the old woman's behaviour. Naturally, there are constant quarrels in the family, and their quiet ordinary life seems to have been lost.

After accidentally coming to know the family, Black Jack learns that the old woman had her young son, who was dying at the time, treated and saved by a noted doctor who claimed a great amount of money. She has, in fact, been paying for the treatment over some tens of years. Because of her great love for her son, the old woman devoted her entire life to paying for the treatment.

Not aware of his mother's act, the son feels helplessly hammered and squeezed by his mother and his wife. But when he finally comes to know the truth, he is deeply impressed with the love of his mother, who valued her son's life more than her own. Black Jack asks him if he could love her just as much as she loved him. Explaining that only love valued more highly than life can live forever, the Phoenix then tells a story about the move of the capital to Heian, which was a great national project and an attempt to infuse a city with eternal life.

(Source: official site)

Shounen
Bronze: Zetsuai Since 1989
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Famous rockstar Kouji Nanjou has fallen in love with Izumi Takuto, a soccer player with dreams of seeing "real" soccer in Italy. In angsty boy-love fashion, the story consists of Kouji stopping at nothing to have Izumi stay with him, Izumi dealing with his feelings until the time comes where he has no choice but to decide, and all the other things the two must face and the problems from Kouji's family.

(Source: ANN)

Drama Music Romance Sports Yaoi
Bucket de Gohan
winter 1996
tv - 0 Episodes Available

The animals at Uenohara Zoo love their jobs, and their jobs involve acting like animals when human beings are watching and getting on with very human lives when they're not. Paramount among them is Ginpei the penguin, who is eternally getting into trouble with the giraffes, lions, and pandas.

(Source: Anime Encyclopedia)

Comedy
City Hunter: The Secret Service
winter 1996
special - 0 Episodes Available

James McGuire has a dream. He wants to become the president of Guinam and free his people from the military rulers who have been in power up until now. However, one thing stands in McGuire's way: his past. And it's beginning to catch up with him, endangering not only his career, but the life of his long lost daughter. McGuire hires the City Hunter, Ryo Saeba and his partner Kaori to protect his daughter Anna, who herself is a Secret Service agent assigned to bodyguard the presidential hopeful.

Action Comedy Mystery Shounen
Detective Conan
Detective Conan
Case Closed
winter 1996
tv - 969 Episodes Available

Shinichi Kudou, a high school student of astounding talent in detective work, is well known for having solved several challenging cases. One day, when Shinichi spots two suspicious men and decides to follow them, he inadvertently becomes witness to a disturbing illegal activity. Unfortunately, he is caught in the act, so the men dose him with an experimental drug formulated by their criminal organization, leaving him to his death. However, to his own astonishment, Shinichi lives to see another day, but now in the body of a seven-year-old child.

Perfectly preserving his original intelligence, he hides his real identity from everyone, including his childhood friend Ran Mouri and her father, private detective Kogorou Mouri. To this end, he takes on the alias of Conan Edogawa, inspired by the mystery writers Arthur Conan Doyle and Ranpo Edogawa.

Detective Conan follows Shinichi who, as Conan, starts secretly solving the senior Mouri's cases from behind the scenes with his still exceptional sleuthing skills, while covertly investigating the organization responsible for his current state, hoping to reverse the drug's effects someday.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Adventure Mystery Comedy Police Shounen
winter 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

The Takazis' only daughter named Keiko was born seriously handicapped, deaf and dumb and mentally handicapped. Her parents tried to accept her handicap but their suffering continued.
Things changed after Keiko entered a deaf and dumb school. Not only Keiko but also her parents grew up with friendship and cooperation of the teachers and friends. They established a group named "Donguri" (acorn) to make a community workshop where the handicapped people could be independent.

(source :jfkl.org)

Drama
Dragon Ball GT
winter 1996
tv - 64 Episodes Available

Emperor Pilaf finally has his hands on the Black Star Dragon Balls after years of searching, which are said to be twice as powerful as Earth's normal ones. Pilaf is about to make his wish for world domination when he is interrupted by Gokuu Son. As a result, Pilaf flubs his wish and accidentally turns Gokuu back into a child.

After the wish is granted, the Black Star Dragon Balls scatter across the galaxy. However, Gokuu discovers that they will cause the Earth to explode unless they are all brought back within a year. Uniting with his granddaughter Pan and a young adult Trunks, Gokuu sets off on an adventure through the universe to find the Black Star Dragon Balls and save his planet from destruction.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Sci-Fi Adventure Comedy Super Power Magic Fantasy Shounen
Fire Emblem
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

The Kingdoms of Dolhr, Grust, and Gra band together to wage war on the rest of the continent Archanea and defeat the Kingdom of Altea. King Cornelius is slain in battle but his son Prince Marth is able to escape the invasion thanks to the sacrifice of his older sister Elice. He and a small group of retainers find refuge on the island nation of Talys, where they spend the next three years in hiding under the royal family's protection.

Marth lives a peaceful life in Talys, enjoying the beauty of the island and the friendship of its pegasus-riding princess, Caeda. But he is uneasy, knowing soon the day will come that he must take up arms. That day arrives when Caeda comes to Marth and his retainers in a panic, telling him that the castle town has been attacked. After some close calls, they manage to defeat the assailants and save the city.

Realizing that his presence may bring further danger to his new home, Marth decides that now is the time to set off. He journeys to raise an army with which to reclaim his kingdom.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Adventure Fantasy Magic Shounen
Gegege no Kitarou (1996)
Gegege no Kitarou (1996)
Spooky Kitaro
winter 1996
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Kitarou, a ghost, spends his afterlife helping humans in need of his skills. He thwarts the plans of evil spirits who live to torment humanity. This time, Kitarou's friend Megumi is in need of his help. Her father, a botanist, went to Baruru Island to study the plant life there, and was subsequently kidnapped by evil spirits. It's up to Kitarou to save him.

(Source: Animenfo)

Adventure Demons Supernatural
Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna: Shin'en no Fairy
Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna: Shin'en no Fairy
Galaxy Fraulein Yuna Returns
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Just when everything seems peaceful again for Yuna and her friends, a new enemy appears in the form of three robotic sisters. Yuna must once again become the Savior of Light to fight this strong, new evil.

(Source: ANN)

Action Adventure Comedy Magic Mecha Sci-Fi
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

An anime adaptation of the Hachikadzuki-hime Japanese folk tale.

Drama Fantasy Historical Kids
Hello Kitty no Minna no Mori wo Mamore!
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

One day, Kitty notices a part of the forest she plays in almost every day has died. Insects come and ask Kitty to help fight a witch who is causing it.

Kids
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

An educational film about the discrimination of ethnic Koreans in the Osaka Prefecture.

Slice ofLife Drama
Ihatov Gensou: Kenji no Haru
Ihatov Gensou: Kenji no Haru
Spring and Chaos
winter 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

A unique biographical sketch of the life of the great modern Japanese poet Kenji Miyazawa, Spring and Chaos is a highly stylized and intense film that draws on Miyazawa's writing techniques to tell his life story. Miyazawa often used animals as the main characters in his stories and poems, and it is this technique that allows director Shoji Kawamori to recreate Miyazawa's fanciful land of Ihatov and use it as the backdrop for Miyazawa's life. Beautiful and affecting, Spring and Chaos is a fitting tribute to one of Japan's greatest writers.

(Source: Rotten Tomatoes)

Drama Historical Slice ofLife
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Tsuyoshi is 9 years old and had friends over to play. During a tumble a photo breaks of his mother holding a baby. On the back of the photo is a date, written two years before his birth, so Tsuyoshi asks his father "whose child is this?" His father tells him the story of his older brother who died at birth and learns the importance of life.

Itsuka no Main: Kaminari Shounen - Tenta Sanjou!
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Based on the manga by Mizuho Shuushi, the story shows a realistic portrayal of a Japanese bike gang member trying to live up to social expectations of him being a 'legend'.

Action Drama Seinen
Kero Kero Keroppi no Bikkuri! Obakeyashiki
winter 1996
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Keroppi receives a letter from a friend who is scared of an abandoned house in his new town. He and the gang go and visit him to help him feel more comfortable and overcome his fears. While exploring the house they run into some robbers and an apparition that doesn't seem to be what it is.

Kids Supernatural
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Movie 1: Operazakan - Aratanaru Satsujin
winter 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Invited for a anniversary celebration, Kindaichi, Miyuki and inspector Kenmochi re-visit the Opera House. There they discover that a play of "The Phantom of the Opera" is being rehearsed again. However, it doesn't take long when members of the acting troupe are killed by the "Phantom". Kindaichi will once again have to solve a murder series in the Opera House.

(Source: ANN)

Mystery School Shounen
Kotetsu no Daibouken
Kotetsu no Daibouken
The Adventures of Kotetsu
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

While walking through the streets of Tokyo, Linn Suzuki comes across a strange device sticking up from the sidewalk. Suddenly, she is set upon by thugs and is helped by a beautiful stranger who takes them all down. It seems young Linn has fled Deep Kyoto from her cruel mistress and has traveled to Edo where she hopes to find her long lost brother, who was last seen working for the Kuon Detective Agency. By chance, this stranger happens to be Miho Kuon and lets Linn stay with her (nicknaming her Kotetsu, or Little Tetsu after her brother, Tetsujin). However, a mysterious agency called the Syndicate are after Miho and Linn is now in the thick of things.

(Source: ANN)

Action Comedy Ecchi Fantasy Magic Romance Sci-Fi Shounen
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

An educational film about bullying, it follows a girl who is bullied so much that she loses the ability to speak.

Drama Kids
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

An educational film about the Great Hanshin earthquake (aka Kobe earthquake), focusing on a class and how they bounced back from their sorrow.

Drama Historical Kids
winter 1996
music - 0 Episodes Available

A lively Christmas song from Pizzicato 5 for NHK's Minna no Uta.

Music Kids
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team
winter 1996
ova - 12 Episodes Available

In year 0079 of the Universal Century, the Earth Federation initiates Operation Odessa—a full-scale assault to retake a major Ukrainian city from the Principality of Zeon. It is a success, and the remaining Zeon forces scatter across the globe. The Earth Federation gains the upper hand in the One Year War and deploys its ground troops around the planet to hunt down the stragglers.

As part of the deployments, Ensign Shiro Amada is transferred to Southeast Asia to take command of the 08th MS Team—a special squadron of RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type pilots. In their first guerilla operation, Shiro's team is tasked with distracting the Zeon forces while Federation ground troops locate a mysterious new Zeon weapon. Everything goes according to plan until Shiro runs into Aina Sahalin, an ace Zeon pilot he met in an earlier battle, during a skirmish. Their reunion weakens his resolve to continue fighting, and now the young commander Shiro must prove his loyalty to the Federation—or be branded a traitor.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Military Sci-Fi Adventure Drama Romance Mecha
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan
winter 1996
tv - 95 Episodes Available

In the final years of the Bakumatsu era lived a legendary assassin known as Hitokiri Battousai. Feared as a merciless killer, he was unmatched throughout the country, but mysteriously disappeared at the peak of the Japanese Revolution. It has been ten peaceful years since then, but the very mention of Battousai still strikes terror into the hearts of war veterans.

Unbeknownst to them, Battousai has abandoned his bloodstained lifestyle in an effort to repent for his sins, now living as Kenshin Himura, a wandering swordsman with a cheerful attitude and a strong will. Vowing never to kill again, Kenshin dedicates himself to protecting the weak. One day, he stumbles across Kaoru Kamiya at her kendo dojo, which is being threatened by an impostor claiming to be Battousai. After receiving help from Kenshin, Kaoru allows him to stay at the dojo, and so the former assassin temporarily ceases his travels.

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan tells the story of Kenshin as he strives to save those in need of saving. However, as enemies from both past and present begin to emerge, will the reformed killer be able to uphold his new ideals?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Adventure Comedy Historical Romance Samurai Shounen
Rusuban
Home Alone
winter 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

A Handmade Animated Cat! Stop and Look at Me for just 4 minutes! It's the first time for the Cat to be all by itself at home. This Cat does not have a name yet and nobody knows whether it is female or male. And it has two faces, one is very sensitive and the other is rather naughty. We try to make sensitive animations, and do not want to bombard children with too much noise and too many images.

(Source: N&G Production)

Fantasy Kids
Seikimatsu★Darling
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Ogata, a nice and hardworking man, has only one problem... His love for Takasugi, another man. But by telling Takasugi about his feelings, the problem should be gone. Yet another problem arises: Takasugi believes their feelings are too alike and that they therefore can't be together. But who knows what can happen when two men in love go away on a vacation together—both determined to win the seducing game.

(Source: ANN)

Comedy Romance Drama Shounen Ai
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

An educational fire safety video for kids and their families at home.

Drama Kids
Sonic★the★Hedgehog
Sonic★the★Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

When Dr. Eggman (Robotnik in the US version) holds the president and his daughter hostage, Sonic must comply to the evil scientist's demand of going to Eggmanland to stop Black Eggman and deactivate the city's generator before it reaches critical mass. Little does Sonic know that it's a trap to activate Hyper Metal Sonic, a robot counterpart built by Eggman to destroy our hero.

(Source: ANN)

Adventure Comedy Sci-Fi Shounen
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

An educational film about how farmers and townspeople during the Edo period were considered low class citizens and constantly at the end of unprovoked discrimination.

Drama Historical Kids
Teppen
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Hanabishi, an extremely violent, but chivalrous delinquent, gets into fights with yakuza, other punks, and sometimes the police, gaining a feared reputation that attracts a couple admirers and antagonizes his gang-infested schools' bosses.

Action Comedy
Tokumu Sentai Shinesman
Tokumu Sentai Shinesman
Special Duty Combat Unit Shinesman
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Hiroya Matsumoto, hoping to become a great employee as his late father, has just been hired at Raito (Right) Trading Company. Little does he know that he has been recruited for a very mysterious department within the company - the Special Duty Combat Unit, known as SHINESMAN. Their purpose, to fight the terrible (often times hilarious) alien forces that threaten the earth.

Like most corporate employees, Matsumoto still has meetings to attend and deadlines to meet. But when the Shinesman rage war against the alien race from Planet Voice, led by their Prince Sasaki, Matsumoto and his co-workers don their office-coloured comat Pro-suits and become: Shinesman Red, Sepia, Salmon Pink, Grey, and Moss Green.

If you thought you'd seen it all in Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, or even Dynaman, wait until you take a look at the zaney but corporate world of SHINESMAN!

(Source: Anime Works DVD)

Action Comedy Sci-Fi
winter 1996
movie - 0 Episodes Available

A korean movie from 1996.

School Slice ofLife
Yuusha Shirei Dagwon
winter 1996
tv - 0 Episodes Available

A huge space monster appeared in a city and began to destroy the city. People were escaping with screaming. Among them, there were five high school students, En, Kai, Shin, Yoku, and Ryu. However, they failed to escape, and they rushed into a patrol car parked nearby. The monster was approaching to them. When they began to accept their death, the patrol car glowed blue white and disappeared into a mysterious space carrying them. When they were astonished, it was an alien that appeared in front of them. He was a Bravian who is an officer of the Space Police Organization that was responsible for the peace and order of the universe. He explained them that he was aimed at by ferocious aliens in the Space Prison Sargasso. He added that he had given them a battle machine "Dag Beagle" made by copying machines on the Earth in order to fight against Sargasso.

They turned into Dagwon by the power of Bravian, and fought against space monsters. At that moment, the patrol car came in front of En. En grew into the car and turned into the Brave Robot Dag Fire, then beaten the enemy. However, the fight between the Brave Dagwon and the felonious aliens of Sargasso had just begun.

Action Adventure Martial_Arts Mecha Super Power School
Zokuzoku Mura no Obake-tachi
winter 1996
ova - 0 Episodes Available

A succession of tales taken from the 1.3-million-selling children's books by Akiko Sueyoshi and Mako Taruishi, including Ram the Mummy, Obatan the Witch, The Childish Goblin, and Kitten Ghosts Goo, Soo and Pea.

(Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

Fantasy
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