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(10/01/99 Updated)

ANIME COLUMN




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Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon was planned by Toei Doga and Kodansha. In 1992, Ms Naoko Takeuchi, a famous cartoonist, began to draw the title. The title was expressed as anime, cartoons and videogames. It was very popular. At present the title is very famous all over the world. I do not deal with it well. But I cannot deal with Japanese anime without refering to it.
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  13. 48
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Saint Tail
Ms Megumi Tachikawa drew the title. It was very popular. TV-anime type Saint Tail was broadcast in 1995. Then Tomo Sakurai played the role of Saint Tail in TV-anime and musicals.
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Seiki-matsu Prime Minister108
Sengoku No Mikaduki108
Seraphic Feather
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  2. 99
Shoot!80
Silent Moebius
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  2. 97
  3. 104
  4. 109
SLAM DUNK
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Slayers series
Mr. Hajime Kanzaka started novel-type Slayers in 1990. Thereafter Rui Araizumi started cartoon-type Slayers. Thereafter anime-movie, TV-anime and OVA started. Ms Megumi Hayashibara has played the role of Lina Inverse for several years. In TV series, Director Takashi Watanabe and Character-Designer Naomi Miyata created Slayers stories. These series are very popular in Japan and USA. This team also made TV-anime Fortune Quest L and Lost Universe.
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  12. 48
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  20. 115
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen
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Space Battleship Yamato
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Spriggan
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Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko
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Stella-Buster Mito's Great Adventure
Takashi Watanabe's new work. It was broadcast by TV-Tokyo as a midnight anime. It included great CGs.
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Sukeban Deka
Shinji Wada's popular cartoon title. Toei formerly produced TV drama programs as real performance films. In Part 1, Yuki Saitou played the role of Saki Asamiya. In Part2, Yoko Minamino played the role of Saki Asamiya. The heroine Saki Asamiya was very popular in 1985. Kia Asamiya, a famous cartoonist, was named after Saki Asamiya. In his popular title "Silent Moebius," his heroine Katsumi Liqueur was a fan of Saki Asamiya.
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Tenchi Muyou! (No Need For Tenchi)
AIC made this series. Tenchi world mainly deals with Okayama prefecture. The title is expressed by TV-anime, anime-movie, OVA and cartoons. This title also made another title "Magical Girl Pretty Samy."
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Time Bokan Series72
Tokyo University Story5
Tonari No Totoro72

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Urusei Yatsura
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Utena -La Fillette Révolutionnaire-
The title was very popular. It had so many wirepullers, for example, Director Kunihiko Ikuhara and Cartoonist Chiho Saitou. It had a lot of small mysteries which looked like avant-garde theaters. However their world was very small.
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  15. 104
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Vampire Miyu
Director Toshiki Hirano and his wife, Cartoonist Narumi Kakinouchi drew the title. It has been very popular for several years. In 1997, TV-anime type Miyu was broadcast. Ms Miki Nagasawa played the role of Miyu there.
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Voice-lugger
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Weiss Kreuz
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X
The title was created by CLAMP. It is very popular. It was also expressed by anime-movie. Tomokazu Seki played the roe of Kamui Shirou. On the other hand, its main theme song was made by X Japan.
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Yat Anshin! Uchu Ryokou 107
YAWARA!
The title was very popular. It was created by Naoki Urasawa. Just after it started, Ms Ryouko Tamura, a judo genius, appeared. She is still called Yawara-chan. She was a silver medalist. In Japan, Osaka Yomiuri-TV braodcast the TV series in 1990. Then TV anime was not very popular. Journalists reported voice actors struggled. Especially Yuko Minaguchi, who played the role of Yawara Inokuma, and Ichirou Nagai, who played the role of Jigorou Inokuma, often appeared on those reports.
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You're Under Arrest
Kousuke Fujishima is a very popular cartoonist. He is famous all over the world for Ah! My Goddess. He strated as an assistant on Tatsuya Egawa. Fujishima's first series were the title. Thereafter in 1996, TV-anime type You're Under Arrest started at Tokyo TBS. Those 51 stories were very popular. However it suddenly ended. TBS was blamed for the interruption.
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Yousei Jiken
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Yu Yu Hakusho
Yoshihiro Togashi's Yu Yu Hakusho was very popular in Japan several years ago. Famale Doujin-shi cartoonists often dealt with his work and made a lot of "Ya-O-I" cartoon books. Therefore famous cartoon recycle shops "Mandarake" in Shibuya, Nakano and Osaka do not deal with Yu Yu Hakusho Doujin-shi books at last. In 1998, he was married with Ms Naoko Takeuchi, Sailor Moon drawer. The marriage was called 2,000 million yen income couple.
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