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Back Numbers of Today's Column From Osaka (A - H)
(10/03/99 Updated)

ANIME COLUMN




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Ah! My Goddess
The title was created by Kousuke Fujishima. The cartoon series on "Afternoon" are still going on. TV-anime series started in April 1998 at WOWOW. The title is very popular in foreign countries. On the other hand, the fans are called not fans but believers. They think Kikuko Inoue must play the role of Belldandy, and that Aya Hisakawa must play the role of Skuld and that Yumi Touma must play the role of Urd.
  1. 5
  2. 15
  3. 17
  4. 22
  5. 24
  6. 29
  7. 35
  8. 38
  9. 40
  10. 59
  11. 65
  12. 66
  13. 79
  14. 103
  15. 104
  16. 106
  17. 108
Aim at the Ace 82
Angelic Layer
CLAMP's latest work. The series are shown on Kadokawa's monthly comic magazine "Monthly Shounen Ace." Little girls bring up small-size fighting robots. The heroine robot is called "Hikaru." The name appeared at Magic Knight Rayearth.
  1. 107
Astroboy
Of course, I am a fan of the title. It was created by Osamu Teduka. It is very famous. Teduka started Japanese graphic novels at the title. However we Japanese cannot imitate the profound title yet.
  1. 3
  2. 49
  3. 48
  4. 108
Battle Athletess DAIUNDOUKAI
The title started as a videogame in 1996. AIC, iPC, and Pioneer LDC created the heroine Akari Kanzaki. Her stories were expressed as TV-anime, OVA and cartoons. A lot of erotic parodies on the title were published in 1997.
  1. 62
  2. 64
  3. 55
  4. 65
  5. 49
  6. 54
  7. 48
  8. 71
  9. 88
  10. 91
  11. 97
  12. 106
  13. 114
  14. 115
Be Free!
  1. 5
  2. 30
Berserk112
Bubble Gum Crisis114
Captain Tsubasa80

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Card Captor Sakura
It was created ny CLAMP. It is very popular. Formerly the title was supported by a lot of little girls. But now most of the fans are senior high school male students because TV-anime type Sakura started at NHK Broadcast Satellite Ch. 11. The channel needs additional charge in Japan. In the TV-series, Nanase Oukawa of CLAMP wrote its scenarios.
  1. 35
  2. 38
  3. 55
  4. 65
  5. 48
  6. 71
  7. 84
  8. 91
  9. 99
  10. 103
  11. 104
  12. 105
  13. 106
  14. 107
  15. 115
City Hunter
  • 105
  • Crayon Shin-chan
  • 14
  • Crying Freeman66
    CYBER TEAM in Akihabara
    The title had a wirepuller, Great Producer Outsuki for King Records. He founded KA-NON to create this title. The title was a parody of Christian Rosenkreuz.
    1. 70
    2. 71
    3. 72
    4. 82
    5. 89
    6. 104
    7. 105
    8. 107
    Detective Conan
    1. 66
    2. 70
    3. 115
    Devilman
    An aged cartoonist, Gou Nagai drew the title. The original cartoon was a short story. But after TV-anime type "Devilman" was released, its got very popular. The title was very old.
    80
    Devilman Lady
    Recently Gou Nagai drew the title. TV-anime type "Devilman Lady" was broadcast only in Osaka (MBS). Ms Junko Iwao played the role of the heroine, Jun Fudou. The heroine is a fashion model but looks like a philosopher. (Of course, the female philosopher changes herself into a naked female devilman to fight against evil beasts.)
    1. 104
    2. 115
    Doraemon99

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    Dragon Ball Z15
    Elf wo Karu Monotachi105
    Magical Stage, Fancy LaLa104
    Fortune Quest Series97
    Gakkyu-O YAMAZAKI107
    GASARAKI
    Kadokawa Shoten, TV-Osaka and Sunrise started the anime. A large-scale human-shaped weapon called Kugai was controlled by invitators called Kai. Two persons were found as Kai. One is Yushirou Gowa. The other was Miharu. The two wanted secret on Kugai. On the other hand, Gowa Family wanted to control Kugai. They were an old family since 7th century. The family acted as Powerful Family for Military in Yamato Government. A foreign power wanted such Kugai. The power was called Symbol. At first, Symbol tried to fight against Gowa Family by sending Miharu, an invitator. Thereafter Miharu stays at Gowa Family. However Sunrise forbits fans making fan fages on GASARAKI to protect its original atmosphere.
    104
    Science Ninja Team Gatchaman72
    Gekiganger-383
    Generator Gawl
    Tatsunoko Production made the title in 1998. The story looked like EVA. But it had a happy end.
    104
    Ghost in the Shell15
    Glass No Kamen
    1. 88
    2. 89
    Gokinjo Monogatari
    1. 66
    2. 89
    Gokudou-kun Manyuki
    1. 117
    Gundam
    1. 15
    2. 19
    3. 49
    4. 83
    Hana Yori Dango
    It is created by Yoko Kamio. Several voice actresses have played the role of Tsukushi Makino, the heroine. Among them, Chisa Yokoyama and Maki Mochida are well known.
    1. 12
    2. 34
    3. 48
    Hikaru's Go108
    Himiko-den105
    Hokuto No Ken
    1. 79
    2. 108
    Hyper Police
    MEE's Hyper Police was a very popular title. TV-Tokyo broadcast TV-anime series in 1997. However it was broadcast only in Tokyo. Ms Yuko Miyamura played the role of Natsuki Sasahara, the heroine.
    1. 23
    2. 36
    3. 63
    4. 48
    5. 70
    6. 71
    7. 115



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