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Anime of the Year 1987 - Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honneamise no Tsubasa


Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honneamise no Tsubasa is the only borderline masterpiece I noted in 1987. 
 
1. Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari Tales of Little Women 愛の若草物語 [1987-I] Nippon Animation (Dropped 3/48)
Tags: Historical Drama, Slice of Life 
Meg, faithful and gentle, Jo, independent and energetic, Beth, quiet and shy, Amy, amiable and precocious–the four sisters live vigorously and happily at home with their gentle mother while waiting for their father to return from the Civil War. Helping each other, they challenge their fates and grow up to become wonderful women.
There were two movies before, so I get the concept. There will be another series with a lot of humor. This series is pretty serious and not to my liking, loses in comparison a lot. Only good if you really want to know characters better or follow Civil War.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
2. Kikou Senki Dragonar Metal Armor Dragonar 機甲戦記ドラグナー [1987-I] Sunrise (Dropped 3/48)
Tags: Mecha, Space Adventure, Sci-Fi
A.D. 2087 - the United Lunar Empire Giganos wages war on the Earth Federation Military to take control of the planet and establish a "rebirth" of the human race. During an invasion of a colony by Giganos' forces, three civilian men stumble upon a trio of top-secret Metal Armor units called "Dragonars" and pilot them to combat the enemy forces.
Sunrise manages to make this mecha watchable, but it's rather bland, generic and just a Gundam copycat with three protagonists instead of one .  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
3. Shin Maple Town Monogatari: Palm Town-hen 新メイプルタウン物語 パームタウン編 [1987-I] Toei Animation (Dropped 3/44)
Tags: Fantasy, Slice of Life 
The story take place in new town called "Palm Town" which it is the new town that Patty and her Aunt Jane moved to since Jane's husband George run a medical center there. However, Patty faces some troubles because she doesn't get used to the new town and misses her hometown and also her friends. Nevertheless, she mets up with Alice and gets along with her. Soon they become best friends and are hanging out together everyday experience new things and enjoying their time. They meet a lot of different people in order to make many friends and unforgettable memories full of fun.
This is a kids show, so can't be to my liking. All those values of friendship and morals can't be enjoyed in older age.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
4. Bubblegum Crisis バブルガムクライシス [1987-I] AIC (Finished 8/8)
Tags: Shounen Adult Cast, Mecha Adventure, Sci-Fi 
The year is 2032, seven years after the Second Great Kanto Earthquake decimated Tokyo. Now, the city is reborn as MegaTokyo, built from the labors of mechanical beasts known as "Boomers." Originally created to benefit humanity, the mysterious corporation known as Genom now produces Boomers with incredible destructive power as a new type of advanced weaponry, capable of disguising themselves as humans.
The AD Police is a new special unit to counter the ever-increasing Boomer-related crimes. Overwhelmed by the sheer amount of crimes and disparity in strength, the AD Police poses little opposition to the Boomers. A mysterious vigilante force known as the Knight Sabers, wearing powersuits more advanced than the military, is the citizens' only hope for protection. Led by Sylia Stingray, Priscilla "Priss" Asagiri, Nene Romanova, and Linna Yamazaki, these beautiful girls take out any Boomer that steps out of line.
I remember some more recent representatives of franchise, and recollections are quiet good. But this series is basically some cases usually linked to androids and done by a team of several girls in battle suits. Given that personalities aren't developed well and cases being not really interesting, as well as very little humor, I consider this series to be inferior to Dirty Pair. Another reason is that I could not enjoy it at all apart of some enemy designs. Last episode released in 1991 tried to bring some diversity to the concept, but too little too late.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
5. Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei デジタル・デビル物語〈ストーリ〉 女神転生 [1987-I] animate Film (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Mythology, Psychological, School Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
Akemi Nakajima, is a high school student with a genius talent for computer programming.
One day, Yumiko Shirasagi is transferred to the same class as him. She feels she knows Nakajima from somewhere, but doesn't try to deal with it. After school, Nakajima and a couple of classmates held a ceremony to summon the devil. Nakajima summons the devil Loki on the computer display while presenting a female offering. What will happen to Yumiko, who witnessed the scene?
Never played Megami Tensei games. What I can say about the movie is that it's a visually shocking horror with a dip into mythology, computers and occult stuff. A wild mix, indeed, but I rather see it as appeal to unconsciousness and obscure stuff to get an image of something meaningful, which it is not.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
6. Twilight Q トワイライトQ [1987-I] Studio Deen (Finished 2/2)
Tags: Psychological Mystery, Sci-Fi 
A Knot in Time
High school students Mayumi and Kiwako are relishing their summer vacation at the beach; however, when Mayumi discovers a presumably lost camera while scuba diving, she cannot help but feel an insatiable curiosity. Upon developing the camera's film, she is shocked to find herself photographed alongside an unknown man. Enlisting the help of Kiwako's older brother, the three find out something even more troubling: the camera model has yet to be released. In turn, Mayumi becomes obsessed with discovering the origin of the peculiar camera and its mysterious photograph.
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Airplanes have been vanishing from the sky! Even stranger, rumor has it that the disappearing aircraft have been turning into giant carp. Meanwhile, a freelance detective investigates a run-down apartment on the outskirts of town, where he finds a middle-aged man and a young girl with a penchant for fish. Unable to identify the two, the investigator enters their room, only to find it empty save for a document that reads, "This story has been prepared for you, my successor... who should be visiting this room in due time.
First episode is rather bland. Only second can be called psychological, but it alone can not apply for masterpiece status due to length and experimental visuals.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
7. Dirty Pair: Lovely Angels yori Ai wo Komete ダーティペア ラブリーエンジェルより愛をこめて [1987-I] Sunrise (Finished 2/2)
Tags: Detective Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Released direct to video in Japan after the original TV series was canceled, this OVA is actually the final two episodes of the TV series.
Length of two episodes roughly amounts to 40 minutes, and that's the only thing that prevents it getting a masterpiece score from me. Humor, conversations and plot are nice as usual.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
8. Warau Hyouteki 笑う標的 [1987-I] Pierrot (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Horror, Mystery 
Yuzuru was an average teenager who had almost forgotten that he was betrothed to Azusa when he was only six! Now arriving to claim what she feels is rightfully hers, only Satomi (Yuzuru's current girlfriend) stands in her way... and with the mysterious and frightening powers that Azusa brings, Satomi won't stand in her way for long!
Just a horror with little sense behind it.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
9. Maryuu Senki 魔龍戦紀 [1987-I] AIC (Finished 3/3)
Tags: Fantasy, Horror 
Once upon a time, there was a certain family having strong influence on the rule of the Imperial Court. They had their own might called "Kidou" and yet got hated because of the might itself. At last, the patriarch of the family was entrapped to his death, and all the family was doomed to ruin... The present day — the survived descendants of this family, now calling themselves "Kidousyuu" schemed to resurrect their murdered patriarch once again, and the ferocious evil spell went into action.
The amount of gore in this anime is truly unsettling. Even nudity in this anime is linked with gore and thus feels different. Anyway, all other elements are lacking, so it remains just a bloody B-action movie.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
10. Body Jack: Tanoshii Yutai Ridatsu ボディジャック 楽しい幽体離脱 [1987-I] Bandai (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Comedy, Ecchi
Dr. Toyama takes control of the body of a beautiful girl with his strange invention. He lets the young Asagedani "slip into" her body so he can see how it real feels to be a girl. Then Komaba's classmate, the equally beautiful Nakano, surprises "him" and mistakes his activities for a sexual advance from her friend.
Why is an evident hentai disguised as ecchi... no idea. It has no value apart of hentai, so can't give it a score.  
Overall Rating: 0/10
 
11. Gakuen Tokusou Hikaruon 学園特捜ヒカルオン [1987-I] AIC (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Martial Arts, School, Super Power Action
Hikaru is at first sight a student like others but actually it is a super hero defending the Earth of the demons. He has a powerful super bike and a combat suit. Inspired by the classic Space Sheriff (Uchuu Keiji) trilogy of the Metal Heroes Tokusatsu franchise, namely Space Sheriff's Gavan and Sharivan.
I should have blocked it for its 30 min length. With ridiculous synopsis like this nothing good was possible. Graphics and enemies were ok... that's all.  
Overall Rating: 2/10
 
12. Minna Agechau♡ みんなあげちゃう♡ [1987-I] J.C.Staff (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Comedy, Romance, Ecchi 
A beautiful day Rokurou, a student, was to masturbate when a beautiful girl knocks on his door: You need a virgin? And so begins the story. Rokurou did not know what it was that this beautiful girl was a millionaire family.
I don't know what to say. Title could easily be quest for orgasm to explain all the stupidity. The whole super rich and super perverted family sets up trainings and obstacles to reach this ultimate goal. How funny does it sound?  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
13. Hell Target ヘルターゲット [1987-I] Nakamura Production (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Space Horror, Sci-Fi
A spaceship is lost near the forbidden planet of Inferno II. Some years later, a second ship with a crew of nine gets there and encounters a monster that rapidly makes mince meat of most of them. The sole survivor, Makurou Kitazato, must destroy the monster before it can surprise a third ship that is already en route.
Another variation of Ridley Scott's alien concept, and it does not even get to a clear ending, so not impressive .  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
14. Elf 17 エルフ・17 [1987-I] Agent 21 (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Martial Arts, Mecha Adventure, Comedy
Muscat Tyler is the 108th prince of the Galaxy Empire and is known as an eccentric person. He travels around the universe accompanying a Walking Arsenal, K.K, and Lu of the Light Wing Race, the strongest creature in the universe. Wherever they go, there is trouble.
I don't understand the need for this anime. Super strong elf first wins tournament then defeats some baddies. The end. Total waste of time.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
15. Yume kara, Samenai 夢から、さめない [1987-I] Shaft (Finished 1/1)
Tags: School Romance
Student Takao is inexorably drawn toward Sao despite class rumors that she has appeared in a porno movie.
Very short boring SOL that only has sighs, looks and couple phrases in-between. If just some emotions is enough for you, it may be enjoyable. Without real plot or developed characters it has zero value for me.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
16. Salamander 沙羅曼蛇 [1987-I] Pierrot (Finished 3/3)
Tags: Adventure, Sci-Fi 
Three tales based on the Gradius video game series by Konami. The planet Latis is under attack by the Space Dragon Salamander and it's war planet, the Bacterian horde destroying everything in sight, their defenses ineffective and losing all hope, three heroes from the planet Gradius join Lord British in defense of his beloved planet.
Then in a prequel, a girl from a distant planet brings an ominous warning to the planet Gradius, the Bacterians and how three people become heroes of the galaxy.
Then we jump to the future, after the signing of a peace treaty, one of our heroes gets captured by the Bacterians, can the military might of Gradius and our remaining heroes save the prisoner from a fate worse than death.
I actually don't remember good examples of game story getting transferred to the screen. Without game experience I value the story and composition very poorly here .  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
17. Mugen Shinshi: Bouken Katsugeki-hen Dream Dimension Gentleman 夢幻紳士 冒険活劇編 [1987-I] Gallop (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery 
When a strange group of men attempt to kidnap Atsuko Fukune, a dancer at a club, she seeks the help of Mamiya Mugen, a famous detective - who also happens to be a child. When it turns out that other girls have gone missing, Mamiya, with the help of his butler Alucard, springs into action to solve the mystery.
I can't stand detectives with a genius detective protagonist. After I saw flying crocodiles the only remaining thought was for this stupidity to end sooner.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
18. Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honneamise no Tsubasa 王立宇宙軍 オネアミスの翼 [1987-I] Gainax (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Military, Space Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Shirotsugh "Shiro" Lhadatt may be a cadet in the Kingdom of Honneamise's Royal Space Force (RSF), but he has never been in space before—in fact, nobody has. The RSF is often regarded as a failure both by the country's citizens and a government more interested in precipitating a war with a neighboring country than scientific achievement. Following the funeral of a fellow cadet, an unmotivated Shiro is walking in the city one night, when he bumps into Riquinni Nonderaiko, a young, pious woman, genuinely enthusiastic about the significance of space exploration.
As the two gradually bond, Riquinni's encouragement inspires Shiro to volunteer as a pilot for a prospective rocket ship, potentially becoming Honneamise's first man in space. Shiro and the RSF are soon joined by a team of elderly but eager scientists and engineers, and together, they embark on a mission to mold their nation's space program into a success. However, their efforts soon catch the attention of the government, which seems to have a different plan for the RSF in mind. Even as the odds are stacked against them, these men and women continue to stubbornly look to the sky, because somewhere among the frontiers of space may lie humanity's last chance at redemption.
I have zero piety towards space, and I have rather strict standards for story. Wings of Honneamise has a rather poor story and even worse conclusion. However, passion of Gainax made every second of the movie meaningful and developing. Sometimes it was perspective, sometimes background, sometimes panorama - a lot of situational or locational humor. Ending is pretentious crap, to be honest. I absolutely have not understood the meaning of rape attempt scene and why actually made kid smile, basically, both times were release of some emotion, and that's it. In the end movie presents a nice setting, genius directorship and lack of any sense or conclusion, thus can't rate it high, sadly. I hope it's not Angel Egg influence as citations from holy book are the only keys to any sense.  
Overall Rating: 7/10
 
19. Dirty Pair: The Movie Dirty Pair: Project Eden ダーティペア the Movie [1987-I] (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Detective Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Agerna is a planet rich in Vizorium, the one mineral necessary to space travel. So when a series of mysterious attacks on mining operations has the governments of the world pointing fingers and blaming each other, the World Welfare & Works Association naturally sends in their top agents to investigate. But are the lovely angels up to the task of stopping a mad scientist bent on taking a long dormant alien race to its final evolutionary form? Throw in a thief who's hunting a bottle of World War II-vintage wine and it's a safe bet that nobody on the planet is safe. It's more chaos, more mayhem and even more destruction than ever before as the Dirty Pair take on their wildest case yet!
I really dislike genetics that is the main theme here. Also, there's not enough humor here - even specials had more. I had big hopes, but in this state it's more of a disappointment..  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
20. Grimm Douwa: Kin no Tori グリム童話 金の鳥 [1987-I] Madhouse (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Adventure, Fantasy 
"Kin No Tori" is an adaptation of the homonymous fairy tale "The Golden Bird" by Brothers Grimm.
A golden apple is stolen from the King's garden. The King orders his three sons to guard the apples in turn and to find out who is the thief. When the youngest son, Hansu, presents a feather that he got from the golden bird that stole the apple the king sends his three sons to bring this bird to him and so Hansu journey begins.
Completed in 1984, this film was shelved for three years before being theatrically released.
1984 and 1987 are very different due to rapid animation technology jump. Sadly, kid content.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
21. Batsu & Terry バツ&テリー  [1987-I] Sunrise (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Shounen School, Team Sports Comedy, Drama, Sports
Bats & Terry are the two tough guys in the school. They don't take crap from anyone, not even teachers. They will fight anyone necessary, and will defend strangers (especially pretty girls) from danger. They're good at it too. Some people are in terror of them, and some love them.
When they rescue one especially pretty girl from a gang they fight over her, but it's all friendly and they both recognize that she has some scars. The police hassle them and yet admire them when they break up the gang.
Oh, and they're the star pitcher and catcher for the high school baseball team!
Baseball, motorcycle and hooligans - what can go wrong? Sunrise directorship makes it barely watchable, but not enjoyable nonetheless.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
22. City Hunter シティーハンター [1987-II] Sunrise (Dropped 4/51)
Tags: Shounen Action, Comedy, Mystery
"City Hunter" is a notorious contractor group with the call sign "XYZ." No matter the job, they will take it, cleaning up the scum on the streets of Tokyo. The key member of City Hunter is Ryou Saeba; armed with his trusty Colt Python and pinpoint accuracy, he works alongside willful tomboy Kaori Makimura.
Together they solve tough cases and tackle the numerous dangers that accompany their trade head-on. However, when he's not out hunting crooks and villains, Ryou finds pleasure in chasing beautiful ladies with only Kaori and her one hundred-ton hammer to keep him in check. From pickpockets and arms dealers to crime syndicates, nothing can stand in the way of Ryou Saeba when he takes aim at his next mission.
Detective plus action plus jigolo. Nothing unique in this mix, closest show is probably Lupin III. I seriously don't understand its merit. Maybe it becomes evident later with more sci-fi stuff involved. Having sampled first season, no desire to watch it further, to be honest.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
23. Kimagure Orange☆Road きまぐれオレンジ☆ロード [1987-II] Pierrot (Dropped 3/48)
Tags: Shounen School, Super Power Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life
Kyousuke Kasuga is no stranger to being the new kid at school. Despite only being a third-year middle schooler, he has spent his entire childhood avoiding those who discover his family's paranormal powers, and he has had to change schools seven times as a result. Upon catching a beautiful girl's hat, he becomes optimistic and hopes that he and his family have finally moved for the last time.
When Kyousuke gets to school, however, he learns a different story. The elegant girl he just met turns out to be none other than Madoka Ayukawa—also known as "Madoka the Pick"—a delinquent known to smoke, drink, and get into fights. Her best friend is first-year Hikaru Hiyama, a childish and energetic girl who quickly falls in love with Kyousuke. Enamored with both girls, Kyousuke tries to balance a delicate triangle of emotions, all while dealing with the antics brought about by a family with paranormal powers.
Last time I sampled it I got an impression of a super ordinary classical SOL. This time I get the appeal and if feels better than Touch. At the same time there's a lot less comedy than in Maison Ikkoku which I rate higher. I see no luring concept behind this show. It's easy to watch, but it does not mean it's enjoyable for me.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
24. Hokuto no Ken 2 Fist of the North Star 2 北斗の拳2 [1987-II] Toei Animation (Dropped 3/43)
Tags: Martial Arts, Super Power Action, Drama
In the second series after Raoh has been defeated by Kenshiro a new rival appears. The Gentou Kouken warriors. Falco the successor of the Gentou Kouken takes orders from an evil ruler by the name of Jacko. He claims to be the man chosen by the Tentei and issues orders to his subordinates to capture anyone living in order to build up his Imperial Capital. Kenshiro once again rises out of the shadows and puts an end to his tyrannical ways. Amidst the mayhem Lynn gets captured and gets taken to the land of the Shura where only ruthless fighters exist. Now Kenshiro must pursue the captor and defeat the 3 Rasho of the land in order to escape with his life and with Lynn.
All the memes were shown in first season. Have not seen new ones in first three episodes of this one. And this show is so bad - it's only for the memes, sadly.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
25. Akai Koudan Zillion  赤い光弾ジリオン [1987-II] Tatsunoko Production (Dropped 3/31)
Tags: Military Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The story takes place on the planet Maris in the year 2387. Around this time, the Nozas started to genocidally kill all humans in order to lay eggs and reproduce on the planet. Three mysterious guns dubbed the "Zillion Weapon System" appear and three teens (JJ, Champ, and Apple) are chosen to wield them as the White Knights in order to fight back against the Nozas.
A slightly better than average mecha with a compulsory evil emperor and three battle suit super heroes.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
26. Hiatari Ryoukou! Sunny Ryoko 陽あたり良好! [1987-II] Group TAC (Dropped 3/48)
Tags: Shoujo School Comedy, Romance, Sports
Kishimoto Kasumi, a 15-year-old girl, was supposed to live at her auntie's house in order to go to high school since April. However, when she moved to the house she was surprised with the fact that there were already four new male students living in the same house. To make the matter worse, that day while she was taking a bath, Takasugi Yusaku, one of those boys, came into the bath and saw her naked. This is how Kasumi's troublesome high school days started.
Imitation of Maison Ikkoku which still remains the top concept for episodical SOL comedy for me. Hiatari Ryoukou goes slightly behind. Then Orange Road, and, finally, Touch .  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
27. Esper Mami Mami the Psychic エスパー魔美 [1987-II] Shin-Ei Animation (Dropped 4/119)
Tags: School, Super Power Comedy, Supernatural, Ecchi
Mami Sakura used to be a normal junior high school student, but she happened to acquire supernatural powers. Using her powers and with the help of her best friend, Mr. Takahata, she solves mysterious occurrences. When she senses someone needs help, she uses the "Teleportation Gun" and transports herself there. She then saves the world in trouble with her psychic powers, such as telekinesis and telepathy.
Esper is basically a limited mage, so it's just a usual magical girl. The unusual part is how ecchi can be incorporated here. And the truth is ... it's not. The whole ecchi tag is based on one nude picture displayed in first episode, and then nothing similar happens, not even pantsu flash .  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
28. Black Magic M-66 ブラックマジックM(マリオ)-66 [1987-II] AIC (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Mecha, Military Action, Sci-Fi
When Sybel, a freelance reporter, discovers a military plane crash, she is thrilled by the prospect of getting her hands on the latest inside scoop. However, she is unaware that the plane was carrying two top-secret prototype android assassins who will stop at nothing to destroy their target. As the military frantically tries to clean up its mess, Sybel races against time to find and protect the robots' targeted victim—all while documenting the military's misconduct—before it is too late.
A mix of Blade runner and Terminator movies as rogue assassin android pursues the target, and reporter girl basically becomes a bodyguard. Nothing big.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
29. Project A-Ko 2: Daitokuji Zaibatsu no Inbou プロジェクトA子2 大徳寺財閥の陰謀 [1987-II] APPP (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Mecha, Super Power Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Three weeks after the incident that left Captain Napolipolita's ship balancing on top of Graviton City, A-Ko and the gang go on summer vacation. While A-Ko ponders losing some weight and B-Ko devises another plan to defeat her redheaded rival to win C-Ko, Napolipolita and Spy-D experience severe homesickness - begging for a way to return to their home planet. Meanwhile, Hikari Daitokuji - B-Ko's father and the CEO of the Daitokuji Financial Group - arms the local military with new mecha to attack Napolipolita's ship and obtain its advanced technology.
It managed to get even worse than original with only poor humor left. With humor all fanservice is gone too. So what's left is only stupidity.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
30. Space Fantasia 2001 Nights スペース ファンタジア 2001夜物語 [1987-II] (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Seinen Space Drama, Sci-Fi
Based on Yukinobu Hoshino's 1984 manga in "Action Comics; shot in "Super Perspective Technique".
It is the 21st century, and two young people were chosen. Adam was sent off into a space ship and was sent off into outer space...
All that generalistic space romance - Earth nostalgy crap mashed up. Without decent story it tries to affect emotions, but does it poorly as well .  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
31. Sengoku Kitan Youtouden Yotoden: Chronicle of the Warlord Period 戦国奇譚妖刀伝 [1987-II] J.C.Staff (Finished 3/3)
Tags: Action Martial Arts, Mythology
In the year 1580, a man named Lord Nobunaga Oda sends hoards of unholy armies across Japan, slaying all who stand in their way. A young ninja escapes her villages' destruction with a short sword, one of the three mystical weapons that can end Oda's rule. During her quest, she is joined by two other ninjas who wield the other two weapons of legend, the sacred sword and spear.
Know why Oda was called half-demon? Because he summoned demons! Nice battles, but overall not impressive.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
32. Choujuu Kishin Dancougar: God Bless Dancougar God Bless Dancougar 超獣機神ダンクーガ ゴッド・ブレス・ダンクーガ [1987-II] (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Mecha Action, Sci-Fi
After destroying the Zorbados Empire, the Jyusenki-tai/Cyber Beast Force has expanded and are training new recruits. But after failing to stop a monster that seems to be a remnant of the Zorbados Empire from destroying a city, the CBF is thrown in jail. Now the CBF have to escape from jail and find out what was behind the monster they fought.
Original had too banal plot. This one is a bit more varied.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
33. Pants no Ana: Mambo de Ganbo!  パンツの穴 まんぼでGANBO! [1987-II] AIC (Finished 1/1)
Tags: School Comedy, Ecchi
A collection of short stories, all of which are perverted to various degrees.
Not translated. Lots of strange ecchi-related stories, nothing special or good.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
34. Circuit Angel: Ketsui no Starting Grid サーキットエンジェル 決意のスターティング・グリッド [1987-II] (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Racing Action
Mariko is tough yet kind girl who is really into motorcycles. She ends up in a race to settle things between the rich son of bike maker and herself.
Yay, serious racing. I tried to focus attention, but it's really hard to do when everything is so bland.  
Overall Rating: 2/10
 
35. Shin Kabukichou Story Hana no Asukagumi! 新歌舞伎町ストーリー 花のあすか組! [1987-II] Toei Animation (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Shoujo Delinquents Adventure, Drama
Based on the popular girl's manga Hana no Asukagumi! (The Glorious Asuka Gang!) by Takaguchi Satosumi.
Animation of manga about women gang wars, so it introduced a large number of members from boys and girls gangs. There are quite some fights and enough violence. Don't see the need for such anime.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
36. Youjuu Toshi Wicked City 妖獣都市 [1987-II] Madhouse (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Gore, Mythology, Super Power Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror
There is Earth, our familiar world, and then there is the Black World, a parallel dimension that very few people are aware of. For centuries, a pact between the two worlds has been observed to maintain peace, and terms must be negotiated and renewed soon to continue relative harmony.
This time around, there is a militant faction that will stop at nothing to prevent the signing of a new treaty for inter-dimensional peace. Two agents of the elite organization known as the Black guards—defenders of the balance between the two worlds—are charged with ensuring the success of the treaty.
Director Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll) blends stylish eroticism, graphic horror and pulse-pounding action as these two race to consummate the peace treaty in time.
Story was unexpected , atmospheric and fresh, but to call it a masterpiece would be an overkill.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
37. Touch 3: Kimi ga Toorisugita Ato ni - Don't Pass Me By タッチ3 君が通り過ぎたあとに -DON`T PASS ME BY-  [1987-II] Group TAC (Finished 1/1)
Tags: School, Team Sports  Drama, Sports
Compilation movie of the third year of the Touch timeline. Contain many important plot differences, added scenes and the complete removal of an important character.
Baseball exclusive movie, and thus the worst of all Touch movies.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
38. Takarajima (Movie) 宝島 劇場版  [1987-II] Madhouse (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Historical Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Supernatural
A 88-minute theatrical recut of the original Takarajima TV series.
Not translated. Series was nice, but developed really slowly, so I'm really grateful for movie form. Very nice in every aspect, but score decision is easy as there is a limit to the score an untranslated work can get.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
39. Machine Robo: Butchigiri Battle Hackers マシンロボ ぶっちぎりバトルハッカーズ [1987-III] Ashi Productions (Dropped 3/31)
Tags: Mecha Action, Sci-Fi
A ship crewed by earthlings crashes on Chronos. Believing themselves stranded, the crew volunteers to fight along the Machine Robos.
Not translated. I gave original a 3, but that might be too generous this time.  
Overall Rating: 2/10
 
40. Transformers: The☆Headmasters トランスフォーマー ザ☆ヘッドマスターズ [1987-III] Toei Animation (Dropped 3/35)
Tags: Shounen Mecha, Space
Headmasters starts with Galvatron leading a new batch of Destrons to wage war on Cybertron, the Destron Headmasters. The Cybertrons are rescued by the arrival of the Cybertron Headmasters, led by Fortress (Cerebros, the head of Fortress Maximus). It is revealed that Fortress Maximus left Cybertron millions of years ago in search of energy, and have finally managed to come home. He explains that the Headmasters are from a planet called Master; the human-sized robots who live there built themselves Transformers-sized bodies. They can then transform themselves into the heads of the robots, and have now joined the Cybertron-Destron war.
Some transformers seasons were shown on TV in my childhood... and that's the only conditions when it's possible to watch shows like that. It pains me that I still remember what different transformers turned into...  
Overall Rating: 2/10
 
41. Lily C.A.T.  [1987-III] Pierrot (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Space Horror, Sci-Fi 
The Deep Sleep Capsules, technology that has allowed man to reach out to the stars. These chambers slow the aging process by 95%. A 20-year trip passes, and the traveler has only aged 1 year. It definitely has its advantages, but after you've been on a few trips, it sure gets very lonely.
Right now, however, that's not the big issue. The year is 2264. The Syncam Corporation has sent the Saldes and its crew of 13 (and 1 cat) out into deep space to explore the potential of a newfound planet 20 years away. Soon after they awaken from their stasis, however, things are happening one after another. First, the crew learns that two of the crew are not who they claim to be. Then, one by one, crewmembers die suddenly. Then, the ship begins to turn against them. And as if it couldn't get any worse, they find another mess on their hands and it is ugly.
What was supposed to be a simple exploratory mission has become a struggle for survival in the depths of space. 20 years from home, they're all alone and no one can hear them scream.
Ridley Scott's alien is such a popular concept. It's more psychological due to the mystery of enemy and the fact that more than half of the team decided to oppose together rather than die one by one. Still can't recommend it with open heart as it's just survival action in the end.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
42. Haja Taisei Dangaiou Great Planet Evil-Destroyer Dangaio 破邪大星弾劾凰 [ダンガイオー]  [1987-III] (Finished 3/3)
Tags: Mecha Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Four psychic teenagers—Mia Alice, Roll Kran, Lamba Nom and Pai Thunder—are brainwashed by the scientist Dr. Tarsan as pilots of his greatest experiment—the giant robot Dangaioh. But as their memories slowly return, these pilots use their abilities and Dangaioh to combat the tyranny of Captain Galimos and the Bunker Space Pirates.
Esper mecha... for the third time already. Ridiculously bad .  
Overall Rating: 3/10
 
43. Hi no Tori: Yamato-hen The Phoenix: Chapter of Yamato 火の鳥・ヤマト編 [1986-III] Madhouse (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Historical Drama
At his father's command, Oguna, the youngest prince of Yamato, sets out to kill Takeru Kawakami, the leader of Kumaso. However, upon arriving in Kumaso territory, he is injured by the stray arrow of a young local woman named Kajika who is hunting game. Eager to compensate for the terrible mistake, she escorts Oguna to her village to treat his wound. But as the two rapidly fall in love, the prince makes a disturbing discovery: Kajika is Takeru's younger sister!
Conflicted between his newfound love and family duty, Oguna seeks advice from the Phoenix, a legendary immortal bird that serves as Kumaso's guardian. Compelled to make a decision, will the Yamato prince betray his own for the woman he loves, or will he murder Kajika's brother as commissioned?
Inspired by the Yamato Takeru Japanese legend, Hi no Tori: Yamato-hen chronicles the tragic story of an ill-fated couple, showing how true love can conquer hate and adversity even among the greatest of uncertainties.
Somehow, ancient history phoenix episodes fail to impress me so far. Rather average.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
44. Robot Carnival ロボット・カーニバル [1987-III] Streamline pictures (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Mecha Fantasy, Sci-Fi
9 of Japan's leading animators were asked to create a short segment that followed the theme of "Robots," for their inclusion in this film. Essentially, this "movie" is 9 short films, all independant of one another. The common element is human interaction with robots, namely the consequences of creating life with one's own hands, played in nine very different ways.
1: Opening (Atsuko Fukushima and Katsuhiro Otomo)
2: Franken's Gears (Koji Morimoto)
3: Deprive (Hidetoshi Omori)
4: Presence (Yasuomi Umetsu)
5: Star Light Angel (Hiroyuki Kitazume)
6: Cloud (Mao Lamdo)
7: A Tale of Two Robots (Hiroyuki Kitakubo)
8: Nightmare (Takashi Nakamura)
9: Ending (Atsuko Fukushima and Katsuhiro Otomo)
There are a lot of stories and just 90 minutes length. And most of these stories are without dialogues at all. I seriously don't like omnibus format.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
45. Kindan no Mokushiroku: Crystal Triangle Crystal Triangle 禁断の黙示録 クリスタルトライアングル [1987-III] animate Film (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Military, Mythology Adventure, Mystery
In times of old, God gave mankind the ten commandments, and a message that has been lost to the centuries. In the present, Koichiro Kamishiro is a modern day Indiana Jones who scours (and often destroys) ruins for hints of the past, until one day he runs across a box filled with two crystal triangles. Having inadvertently run across the key to God's lost message, Kamishiro suddenly has a lot to deal with including assassination attempts by the KGB and the CIA, aliens hell-bent on destroying the Earth and the love of several women!
James Bond is not the greatest concept to follow, surprise-surprise. Realization is lacking. I see nothing to watch this movie for.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
46. Puttsun Make Love  ぷッつんメイクLOVE [1987-III] Agent 21 (Finished 6/6)
Tags: Comedy, Romance, Ecchi
Based on the manga by Amamiya Jun.
At times it looked like a weak hentai, but there's enough comedy here, and some episodes aren't that much H tilt. There's still no plot and only desire of the youth to know each other better, so can't recommend it.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
47. Mahou no Yousei Persia: Kaiten Mokuba 魔法の妖精ペルシャ 回転木馬 [1987-III] Pierrot (Dropped 1/1)
Tags: Mahou Shoujo Comedy
A recap of the TV series with six and a half minutes of new footage.
Not found.  
Overall Rating: 0/10
 
48. Dragon Ball Movie 2: Majinjou no Nemurihime ドラゴンボール 魔神城のねむり姫 [1987-III] Toei Animation (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Shounen Super Power Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Goku and Kuririn are given an assignment by Kame-Sen'nin: "Retrieve the sleeping princess from Lucifer and I will take you as my students." But the mission proves to be more perilous than originally thought.
Humor is actually still good, but with mediocre story and more and more weird characters this is hardly enjoyable.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
49. Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari Manie-Manie 迷宮物語 [1986-III]  Madhouse (Finished 3/3)
Tags: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Supernatural 
Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari is an anthology film composed of three short films by acclaimed directors Rintaro, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and Katsuhiro Otomo.
Labyrinth Labyrinthos
While Sachi is searching for her cat, Cicerone, they both fall through a mirror and become trapped in a mysterious, mind-bending labyrinth. They follow a clown's shadow into the distance, not knowing where it will lead them.
Running Man
Bob Stone is a reporter working on an article about racer Zack Hugh, the ten-year reigning champion of an extremely popular and deadly automobile race. By the time the two meet, Zack's body and mind are shells of what they used to be. When the next race starts, Bob observes what happens when both man and machine are pushed to their breaking point, and what it takes to be an enduring champion.
The Order to Stop Construction
Salaryman Tsutomo Sugioka is dispatched into the heart of a dangerous jungle in order to halt a construction project after the foreman's mysterious disappearance. There, he discovers the deadly and uncontrollable world created by the automated construction robots. When the chief robot is resistant to his orders, Tsutomo must figure out another way to stop the project before his company's financial losses become too great.
Anthology with under 50 minutes means 15 minutes per story. No such brief psychodelic experience can ever get anything good from me.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
50. Saint Seiya: Jashin Eris Saint Seiya: Evil Goddess Eris 聖闘士星矢 邪神エリス  [1987-III] Toei Animation (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Shounen Adventure, Sci-Fi
Eris is the goddess of chaos and uses the body of Elien, who is a friend of Hyoga, to revive herself. She obtains the golden apple to drain Athena's life energy to make her ressurection complete and to be able to turn the world in a place filled with chaos. But to be able to attack Eris, Seiya and his friends will first have to defeat the Ghost Knights.
Under 50 minutes and and same horrible zodiac warriors mess as the series.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
51. Bari Bari Densetsu (1987) バリバリ伝説 [1987-III] (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Shounen Racing Action, Drama
The film is about 4 high-schoolers who are bike racers and illegally partake in races at night on public roads.
I blamed the previous release of Bari Bari Densetsu as one big Honda advertisement. They tried to make ads smaller this time, but the second time they showed Honda in big letters everything got evident again.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
52. MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-tachi マップス 伝説のさまよえる星人たち [1987-III] Gallop (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Shounen Space Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi 
While looking for the ledgendary Mapman, the last surviving member of the Nomad Star tribe, Lipumira finds him in Tokyo. His name is Gen Tokishima and he is the only one able to get one part of the starmap hidden within the Earth. After retrieving the piece, Gen must make a decision to follow Lipumira in her foolhardy search to find the remaining pieces of the starmap or stay on Earth. He makes his decision, only to find his girlfriend has beaten him to the spaceship as she wants to come as well. Unfortunately, as Gen learns the secret of the starmap, Lipumira's sisters have plans to stop her and will stop her at any cost.
Huge alien ship kidnaps a school boy at broad daylight just because his body is supposed to keep a part of the map... even huger alien ship appears to defeat first ship and get kidnapper with kidnapped kids to that second ship ! And both ship captains are espers! And the kid! There's so much stupidity in store that it's overwhelming .  
Overall Rating: 3/10
 
53. Chironup no Kitsune チロヌップのきつね [1987-III] Group TAC (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Drama 
Foxes Ken and Chin become the proud parents of cubs, Koro and Kan, who enjoy a carefree life on the northern Japanese island of Chironup. They befriend a fisherman and his wife but are forced to run for their lives when soldiers on a military exercise decide to take home some fox pelts as souvenirs. A sweet little film that obliquely symbolizes the plight of Japan's aboriginal Ainu people and the northern islands that have been contested with Russia since they were occupied by Stalin's soldiers in 1945.
Average in every way.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
54. Aitsu to Lullaby: Suiyobi no Cinderella あいつとララバイ 水曜日のシンデレラ [1987-III] Pierrot (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Shounen Drama, Romance
Based on a shounen manga by Kusunoki Michiharu serialised in Weekly Shounen Magazine.
On a Wednesday morning, Kenji goes touring to Hakone pass with his girlfriend Tomomi. There, he sees other riders waiting for something and stops his bike. One of the riders, Hayase Junichi, explains to him that a legendary female driver nicknamed Wednesday Cinderella passes this place every Wednesday in her white Porsche. Kenji becomes interested in this mysterious driver; however, racing with her proves more dangerous than it first seems to be.
Not translated. Brand of this anime is Kawasaki ! How did I know? By large letters on the bike, of course ! Anyway, this anime is pretty weird , because bike is competing with a car most of the time... which is freaking weird considered that car follows super close causing crashes. This ad is a bit better than previous bike ads, but it's still an ad.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
55. TWD Express Rolling Takeoff  TWD EXPRESS ローリングテイクオフ [1987-III] Gallop (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Adventure, Sci-Fi 
Based on a manga by Hijiri Yuki, serialised in Comic Nora.
Note: Shown in theaters as a double bill with the anime feature MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-tachi.
Anything shown alongside MAPS would look great.  TWD Express is a space logistics company in grave debts. A girl with self-regeneration first gets rescued, then kidnapped. And in every pinch situation the same trump card of captain rage is used. Pathetic overall .  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
56. Bug tte Honey: Megarom Shoujo Mai 4622 Bugってハニー メガロム少女舞4622 [1987-III] Tokyo Movie Shinsha (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Adventure, Comedy 
Movie of the Bug tte Honey.
Not translated. First movie left a poor impression on me. This one is also very random. Buildings look like toys... huge toys in space... cute enemies... bridges made of cards... and the biggest enemy is an ally who was experimented on. It's all so stupid that pains me physically to watch .  
Overall Rating: 2/10
 
57. Dead Heat デッドヒート [1987-III] Sunrise (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Mecha Action, Sci-Fi, Sports
Failed driver Makoto is ready to quit the business until he is approached by Hayami Go, who offers him a hyper-engine to change his fortunes. Claiming to be "Japan's first 3D anime," this curio using the VHD-3D system features 21st-century youngsters racing "FX" machines - predictable crosses between motorcycles and mechas.
Yay, chopped down to first episode racing mecha that I can't find a reason to recommend.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
58. Lady Lady!! レディレディ!! [1987-IV] Toei Animation (Dropped 3/21)
Tags: Shoujo Historical Drama
Lynn lost her mother at the age of five and lives in with her father in England. Lynn's father is not able to be by her side all the time because of his busy schedule and Lynn is often left on her own. Despite having to endure the harsh loneliness, Lynn strives to protect her promise with her mother to become a strong and elegant lady.
Not translated. This series is about a girl five years old... not cool, but at least some continuation should be with her getting older and older. Let's just say it's definitely not Heidi from Alps, plus luxury environment does not add charm . For a five-year-old Lynn communicates with any adults and controls her body like a pro with occasional artificially looking slips. All I saw were endless new relatives for Lynn to deal with - hardly engaging or enternaining.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
59. Anime Sanjuushi アニメ三銃士 [1987-IV] Gallop (Dropped 3/52)
Tags: Historical Adventure, Drama, Romance
In 1625, the young D'Artagnan leaves his village in Gascony to embark for Paris with his grandparents' blessings, taking only his father's sword and a letter of introduction. Seeking audience with Tréville, Captain of the Musketeers of the Guard and his late father's comrade, the poor nobleman aims to become a great hero in the service of King Louis XIII.
The young adventurer is astonished by the massive size of Paris, but also overwhelmed. He wanders the city streets, befriending a young orphan named Jean. However, he also ends up offending three of the Musketeers of the Guard: Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Confronted by the Parisian guards over their illegal dueling, D'Artagnan and the Musketeers fend off five of Cardinal Richelieu's soldiers, and the four of them quickly become friends.
The four new comrades set off to stop the Cardinal from starting war between England and France, and protect the image of Queen Anne d'Autriche, the wife of Louis XIII. But what will be the cost of their efforts?
Better than dog musketeers, but still only for those who don't know the plot.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
60. Mister Ajikko ミスター味っ子 [1987-IV] Sunrise (Dropped 3/99)
Tags: Shounen Comedy, Gourmet
Ajiyoshi Yoichi is a culinary prodigy who manages the eating house together with his mother. One day, Murata Genjiro appears in the eating house and is surprised at the delicious taste and delicate culinary skills of the katsu-don prepared by Youichi. Subsequently, Youichi is being invited to the Aji-oh Building in which he is involved in a spaghetti match with the in-house Italian chef, Marui. Youichi's novel culinary ideas, coupled with his enthusiasm of serving the best for his guests, allow him to defeat Marui in the match. From then on, Youichi begins to compete with other rivals in the race for the best tastes and dishes.
Oh, so Shokugeki no Soma had such source. No torn clothes on tasting (but flying in space between planes on tasting), yet very similar otherwise. Of course there are less characters and side-plots here. I don't have a faintest desire to watch it to the end.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
61. Kamen no Ninja Akakage 仮面の忍者赤影 [1987-IV] Toei Animation (Dropped 3/23)
Tags: Action, Fantasy
Red Shadow, created by Mitsuteru Yokoyama, is a ninja who wears a red-and-black costume and a stylized red mask. His adventures take place in Feudal Japan, and he and his ninja sidekicks Aokage and Shirokage fight evil warlords, wizards and daikaiju using modern high-tech gadgetry (a blatant oddity in a period setting).
Only a few episodes are translated. Basically, Japanese version of Zorro with some magic or elements out of the setting used. Action is ok, but there's hardly anything besides that.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
62. Bikkuriman ビックリマン [1987-IV] Toei Animation (Dropped 3/75)
Tags: Comedy, Fantasy
In a world divided between angels and evil creatures, only the young hero Yamato Shintei has the power to defeat the demons...
Not translated. It's a chibi parody on folk tales and probably even on Dragon Ball, as protagonist is a samurai kid, he has a female angel companion, pervy old man as companion, some shounen mage as companion and what not! Title is supposed to surprise/amaze, so it has bold moves, like cutting down lower half of ogre body and having upper half fly with the lower half away...  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
63. Tsuideni Tonchinkan Anyway, It Doesn't Matter ついでにとんちんかん [1987-IV] Studio Comet (Dropped 3/43)
Tags: Gag Humor Comedy
A gang decides to play at burglary without the knowledge of their schoolmates, each masquerading at different times as the master thief Tonchinkan.
Not translated. Gag comedy where three pupils with some super skills dress as thieves and try to steal something, but their fourth accomplice is a kindergarten kid who always acts maximally irrationally showing naked ass everywhere, siding with enemies or just taking the hits in most hilarious forms. Might be a thing with translation.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
64. Norakuro-kun のらくろクン [1987-IV] Pierrot (Dropped 3/50)
Tags:  Comedy, Mystery
October, 1987, Autumn. In Suganami, Tokyo, there lives the Kinoshita family whereby the father draws very little pay out of his job as an ordinary salaryman. In order to cover expenses, he decides to let out the second floor of their apartment to earn additional rental income. One day, an obstinate-looking eldery dog, accompanied by a younger boy-dog, came knocking on their doors. The eldery dog addresses himself as Norayama Kuroyoshi and introduces his grandson as Norakuro. The former wants to open a detective agency and intends to rent the unit for their office. He will be the president of the investigative bureau while Norakuro-kun will be the director. He will also recruit one of the Kinoshita's sons, Keita-kun, as his employee and their advisor will be the girl-next-door, a high school student by the name of Rika Sawaguchi. On the third day since the official opening of the office, the telephone rang, a signal of a new case.
Not translated. Kids stuff, only a bit more complex that Doraemon. And since Norakuro was an old anti-war series, it still holds some ties to military vehicles and stuff.   
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
65. Manga Nihon Keizai Nyuumon マンガ日本経済入門 [1987-IV] Knack Productions (Dropped 1/25)
Tags: Seinen Educational, Historical Drama, Slice of Life
Depiction of Japan's economy, based on Shoutarou Ishinomori's epynomous manga.
Wow, someone translated first episode. Only cringe with some real life video cuts , as expected.  
Overall Rating: 2/10
 
66. Devilman: Tanjou-hen Devilman: The Birth デビルマン 誕生編 [1987-IV] Oh! Production (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Mythology Horror, Sci-Fi, Supernatural 
Akira Fudou leads the life of a typical high school student. After a chance encounter with school bullies, he is rescued by his childhood friend Ryou Asuka. Ryou and Akira catch up over the course of an afternoon that ends with them crashing a party at a nightclub. Initially uncomfortable with the environment, Akira is shocked when violence provokes some of the club's partygoers to transform into demonic monsters. He and Ryou are only saved from the encounter thanks to the intervention of a great demon known as Amon. Amon possesses Akira, and the two together form the powerful Devilman⁠—a being that, due to the influence of Akira's strong empathy for his fellow man, is resolved to keep the human race safe from the threats of demonkind.
It's true that first two prologue episodes of old devilman series were impressive, but they were not that good to have own remake, lol ! It's more advanced now, but still a secondary product that I can't rate high.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
67. Junk Boy ジャンクボーイ [1987-IV] Madhouse (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Comedy, Romance, Ecchi
23-year-old Ryohei Yamazaki has just one thing on his mind: sex. And with his sweet-talking, honey-voiced ways, Ryohei has no trouble finding interested ladies. But none of them is just what he wants... none of them is PERFECT. Then he charms the beautiful editor of a hot magazine into hiring him. Journalism will never be the same again...
I've definitely seen worse, but it does not cancel the fact that there's no depth in this piece .  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
68. Battle Royal High School 真魔神伝 バトルロイヤルハイスクール [1987-IV] D.A.S.T. (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Martial Arts, Mythology, Super Power Action, Horror, Supernatural
Hyoudo Riki is just an ordinary guy who likes to wear a tiger mask while Kung-Fu fighting, which means he fits in real well at BATTLE ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL!
Unfortunately for Riki, he's the doppleganger in our world of Byoudo, Master of the Dark Realm, and when a dimensional gate opens between the two worlds, the evil Fairy Master tricks Byoudo into making an attempt to conquer our beautiful, and better lit, world.
Now poor Riki is semi-possessed by his opposite number, and the minions of the Fairy Master are mutating his classmates into hideous lustful monsters. To make matters worse, all the inter-dimensional commotion has attracted the attention of a sword-happy exorcist and the heroic Zankan of the Space-Time Police!
Which all means that Riki is about to take one bitch of a mid-term. The course is survival, and forget "Pass/Fail". The test is graded "Live/Die".
Action was quite ok for me. But there's nothing but action, so .  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
69. Dirty Pair OVA ダーティペア (1987) [1987-IV] Sunrise (Finished 10/10)
Tags: Detective Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Set in the future Kei and Yuri are Trouble Consultants for The 3WA. Code Named "Lovely Angels", but, they are known throughout the galaxy as The Dirty Pair. They always solve their case, but, not without causing collateral damage and mayhem.
First half of episodes looked really bad for me as there was always mission given by 3WA without prologue, and mission got conducted without humor or conversations. In the second half of the episodes all those issues were adressed at least couple times each. In the end I feel that OVA episodes are on the same level as originals or worse. With the novelty inevitably lost with the second season, it's only 6 for me .  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
70. Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 メタルスキンパニックMADOX-01 [1987-IV]  AIC (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Mecha Action, Sci-Fi
In the first test of a revolutionary personal battle-suit, the MADOX-01, Ace female test-pilot Elle Kusomoto smashes an attacking tank force and humiliates Lt. Kilgore, Japan's most-macho tank-jockey, in the process.
Kilgore swears he'll get even, and he gets his chance when the prototype MADOX literally falls off the back of a truck in the middle of Tokyo.
Meanwhile, the MADOX, which fell off the back of one truck, off a bridge, and into the back of another truck, has found its way into the hands of college student Koji Sujimoto. Intruiged by the MADOX, Koji makes the big mistake of fooling with it without reading the manual first, and soon finds himself locked in the suit and zooming around downtown Tokyo.
Just Action. Waste of time.  
Overall Rating: 3/10
 
71. X Densha de Ikou X電車で行こう [1987-IV] Madhouse (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Avant Garde, Mystery, Supernatural 
Ishihara Toru is an everyday guy with an on-and-off girlfriend and a position working for a train buff. Things become complicated when a ghostly vehicle dubbed the X Train begins to ride the rails, destroying everything in its path. Somehow, it seems that Toru is connected with the X Train by a strange power, which draws the attention of some very dangerous and power hungry people who would wield it for their own...
Dark monotonous horror with ugly faces and no real aim. I see zero merit in it. Appreciating it for being experimental and comparing it to FLCL is incompetence beyond understanding.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
72. TO-Y トーイ  [1987-IV] Gallop (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Shounen Music Drama
Two weeks before a concert at Yaon Hibiya auditorium (1987.8.26), while playing at the club Shinjuku Loft, lead vocalist To-Y (pron: to-o-i) of the band GASP is jumped by a rival, Aikawa Yoji. GASP is a upcoming band known for its violence, struggling to be noticed against the popularity of hotshot Aikawa, who's #1 on the charts and beloved by his fans. The Yaon Hibiya concert represents GASP's mainstream debut to break out of the small-time club scene, which is threatened by the schemes of Aikawa's manager, Ms. Kato of Koyama Productions. Kato wants To-Y to leave that "bunch of hoodlums," and sing independently for a major label.
Adding to the confusion is an unexplained character who manifests feline traits, named Niya. Niya presents herself as "To-Y's aijin" ("Niya, To-Y no aijin da yo!") to the consternation of Koishikawa Hiderou, who has interest in To-Y. Koishikawa, also known as "Sonoko-chan," is typed as a "okama" by Niya. A running motif is GASP, it's fans, and associates regarded as unusual by the mainstream public, as exemplified by their musical taste, dress, and Classic Coke-drinking, which only contributes to more difficulty in their struggle to be accepted.
Some songs, some singers with ever sour faces and zero emotions, one tomboy full of emotions who constantly picks on singers. If it sounds enticing, go ahead, but I'm past the time I could enjoy aimless animation just for the mood.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
73. Gall Force 2: Destruction ガルフォース2 ディストラクション [1987-IV] (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Action, Sci-Fi Military, Space
Lufy, discovered floating lifeless in space, is brought on board a Solnoid cruiser and given another chance at life. Once the hardened warrior, she is shown events that shake her faith (one's own death seems to have a way of changing one's philosophy) and lessening her power as a fighter just as that power is most needed!
First part had at least some drama and action, this one is pretty even and bland.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
74. Hi no Tori: Uchuu-hen The Phoenix -Space- 火の鳥 宇宙編 [1987-IV] Madhouse (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Space Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
In deep space, four astronauts discover that their colleague Makimura has mysteriously died shortly following a cryptic note about his imminent murder. Though horrified by the news, the inoperable state of their spaceship leaves the crew no time to grieve, and they evacuate via escape pods. Determined to identify the culprit, the survivors begin to suspect fellow crewmate Kizaki, on account of a rivalry between himself and Makimura regarding the only female team member, Nana Ichinomiya. However, to their bewilderment, they notice Makimura's pod following them, yet failing to respond to attempts at contact.
As the astronauts try to interpret their perplexing circumstances, they learn there are more inconceivable stories about their lost teammate, one involving the Phoenix, a mysterious bird said to have the ability to grant immortality. It is not until they crash into a seemingly deserted planet that the crew will finally uncover the sinister truth behind Makimura and his suspicious pod.
Set in a distant future, Hi no Tori: Uchuu-hen illustrates the cruelty of human beings passionately in pursuit of their own desires without any regard to the consequences.
Story itself is nice as usual, but it's story for story's sake, not integral piece. No good personalities to back it properly.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
75. Daimajuu Gekitou: Hagane no Oni 大魔獣激闘 鋼の鬼 [1987-IV] AIC (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Mecha Horror, Sci-Fi
In the year 1999, a team of UN scientists in an attempt to tap into a new energy resource on a deserted island called Sansara, unknownigly open a portal to another universe, unleashing dormant biomechanical entities. Three years later, Takuya Goroza returns to the island of Sansara urged by a mysterious request by college chum Haruka Alford. Little does he know, his old friend isn't what he appears to be...
The whole film is a buildup for opening a portal followed by mecha battle. Not cool.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
76. The Samurai ザ・サムライ [1987-IV] TBS (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Shounen School Comedy, Romance
Sixteen-year-old high school student Takeshi Chimatsuri has devoted his life to being a master samurai like his father was. Then one day, the Toki twins, two ninja sisters he's known since childhood, transfer to his school and issue him a challenge to take back their family dagger from him. Unfortunately for him, they have discovered his one weakness: the fear of the naked female body. Now, Takeshi must undergo special training from his classmates Atsuko and Torai, and his teacher Miss Ayatsugi to resist the combined brute strength of Akari and the temptation of her sex-crazed twin Kagiri. Class will never be in order with these three constantly fighting each other.
It could be funnier and have some kind of ending. But it did not. It will be forgotten in a day.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
77. Makyou Gaiden Le Deus Ladius 魔境外伝レ・ディウス [1987-IV] Production Reed (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Mecha Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi 
In a post-apocalyptic world, the treasure hunter Riot and his pretty sidekicks are searching for Eyes of Zalem, which they hope will guide them to Rido, the treasure of a long-lost Quall civilization. A limitless energy source, the Rido has the power to even restore life; but unfortunately for Riot, the evil Demsters are after it too. 
An absolutely unmemorable adventure that turns into same unremarkable mecha by the end.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
78. Relic Armor Legaciam  レリック・アーマー レガシアム [1987-IV] Kadokawa Shoten (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Mecha Action, Sci-Fi
The planet Libertia was once known as “the planet of death”, until humanity built three giant mirrors and created what seemed like an ideal land. It is on this planet that Professor Grace and his granddaughter Alcia live peacefully… until their home is attacked by Guild soldiers looking for the professor and for Legaciam – a special Armor that can resist extreme heat, allowing it to go to areas where humans would not survive normally. Alcia, who was at the time piloting Legaciam in order to help her grandfather with the testing, manages to get away… barely. But the Guild is determined to get Legaciam by any means necessary…
Setting is portrayed vividly, so it's a bit better than usual mecha. Not much due to other elements failure.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
79. Good Morning Althea グッドモーニング・アルテア [1987-IV] (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Mecha, Space Action, Sci-Fi
The story revolves around Nikolai, apparently a part-cyborg; Galory, a young boy who apparently is part human/part Crest person, and Althea, who is entirely a Crest person. Seems the Earth and the Crest people were at war for 300 years so there's still a lot of bad feelings present.
The ship Galory, Nikolai and others are on is ambushed and almost everyone killed by some kind of automated attack ships from a huge Crest ship that has been taken over by an automaton.
Galory, Nikolai and Althea go to the ship to try and see if there are any survivors of an advanced party from Galory's ship that can be saved, and to see if they can destroy the Type 38 automaton in the ship's core.
Another variation of evil hiding in an abandoned space ship. Not sure I can call anything good out of it all .  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
80. Flying Luna Clipper フライング・ルナクリッパー [1987-IV] (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Music, Parody, Psychological Avant Garde, Comedy, Ecchi
A trip on a chartered plane with a number of other thrill-seekers (most of whom are anthropomorphic fruits and vegetables) and hop from island to island, each of which offer their own unique visual delights.
Anime is done in the form of pixelated DOS game... that'd actually be enough unless I wanted to sample ecchi of the vegetable people... I wish I did not. It's not even done by any professional company. It's not anime. The end .  
Overall Rating: 2/10
 
81. Scoopers スクーパーズ [1987-IV] ACC Production (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Action, Sci-Fi 
It's 2016 and Shambhala city reporter Yoko and her android boyfriend/bodyguard/cameraman Vito are hunting the enigmatic criminal Mr. X. Their search leads them to the Rainbow Tower, were Yoko is taken hostage and Vito must battle to save her by destroying the program of the Tower's central computer to prevent X's escape.
Reporter stack her nose everywhere and got attacked often, but was saved by her cyborg companion. They they got separated. Then they got reunited and reported got saved again. The end.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
82. Kentauros no Densetsu The Legend of Kentauros ケンタウロスの伝説 [1987-IV] Wako Productions (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Action, Drama 
The Centaurs are a racing team of 93 bikers from the port city of Yokohama who are named after the legendary Greek horsemen. Arthur and Ken fall for the same lady deciding to settle their competition with a race.
You know how I like serious racing. Not. For some reason showing real brands on bikes is considered ok in the 80s. There is numerous times Yamaha is shown on bikes and uniform which makes me think it's one big Yamaha ad to settle things with threee previous Honda movies. But why in the anime, damn it?  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
83. Taiman Blues: Shimizu Naoto-hen たいまんぶるうす 清水直人編 [1987-IV] (Finished 3/3)
Tags: Shounen Delinquents
A tale of rivalry between two gangs, MND and Laku, and the personal vendetta between MND's Naoto and Laku's Yota.
Serious biker gang wars anime. Not without flashing HONDA on the bikes ofc. Lots of simplifications and stupidity, as expected.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
84. Boku no Oldies wa All Color 僕のオールディーズはオールカラー [1987-IV] (Dropped 0/1)
Tags: Seinen  Music Romance
A minimalist adaptation of Seizo Watase's manga of the same name. It contains 5 stories of slow paced vignettes of romance whose only dialogue lies within the "oldies" being played as background music.
Not found.  
Overall Rating: 0/10
 
85. Lupin III: Fuuma Ichizoku no Inbou Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy  ルパン三世 風魔一族の陰謀 [1987-IV] Tokyo Movie Shinsha (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Seinen Adult Cast Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Goemon's wedding to Murasaki Inabe, daughter of a samurai clan's leader, is interrupted when the Fuma ninjas attack, kidnapping the bride-to-be and demanding her family's ancient treasure as ransom. Lupin, Jigen, Goemon and Fujiko work together once again to try to save Murasaki and get to the treasure before the Fuma can steal it.
Probably the best Lupin III I've seen so far. A bit of everything - chases , dungeon with traps, kidnapping, local corruption, treasure. Still could not enjoy it.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
86. Genji Monogatari 源氏物語 [1987-IV] Group TAC (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Historical Drama, Romance
At the height of the Heian period, Hikaru Genji—the illegitimate son of the emperor—leads a life of luxury as a government official. He spends his time at court sipping tea, dancing, and coming up with elegant excuses to visit his somewhat scandalous lovers. With such a complicated life, it is only a matter of time before this amorous man's affairs spiral out of control.
Boring like hell. Only ok if you can tolerate one and a half hour of emotionless talks about neutral things like succession, retainer, favorites or music.  
Overall Rating: 3/10
 
87. Gokiburi-tachi no Tasogare Twilight of the Cockroaches ゴキブリたちの黄昏  [1987-IV] Madhouse (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Anthropomorphic, Military Drama
Hybrid film with animated cockroaches interacting with live-action actors.
In a trashy bachelor pad lived a colony of roaches who were able to roam freely for food or for games. Because of the homeowner being gentle with the roaches, they have no fear of traps, spray, or being stepped on. However when the homeowner starts bringing over a woman over, life starts to change for the roaches who are already living an easy life.
What the hell? I was close to throwing up. There should be no toying with cockroachcide.  
Overall Rating: 1/10
 
88. Shouri Toushu 勝利投手 [1987-IV] Toei Animation (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Team Sports 
Baseball coach Hoshiyama offers a chance to turn professional to Katsumi Kunimasa, a star member of the student squad that won the summer tournament. The young girl becomes a star pitcher for the Chunchi Dragons (conveniently, the team her father owns), and, after a year of triumphs, she leads them to victory in the national championships at the legendary Koshien Stadium. Based on the manga by Noriko Umeda, this anime may be compared to the other girl-playing baseball story "Song of the Baseball Enthusiasts".
The Dragons team members are all based on the real-life team, though their opponents are fictional. At the time, the real-life Hoshiyama was a commentator, but fact was eventually true to fiction and he became the manager for the real-life Dragons.
Not translated. I'm not sure why I keep watching baseball spokons with zero chance for me to like it. Girl in baseball was already covered in Yakyuukyou no Uta, but both are much better than average baseball spokons. It is so mostly because scenes from everyday life addition. Anyway, not great, but watchable.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
89. Hitomi no Naka no Shounen: Juugo Shounen Hyouryuuki The Story of Fifteen Boys 瞳のなかの少年 十五少年漂流記 [1987-IV] Nippon Animation (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Historical Adventure 
A two-week summer vacation has turned out to be a long struggle for survival.
The Story of 15 Boys is based on "Deux Ans de Vacances," a unique masterpiece and the only novel that Jules Verne wrote especially for children. Now this story has been animated through the use of leading-edge techniques.
A drifting sailboat carrying 15 boys is overtaken by a storm and cast ashore on a desert island, where the fifteen boys begin their struggle. Their tough days-full of danger, thrills and fear-drive the boys to distress at times, but also shape them into strong independent people.
The boys' extraordinary experiences on the island will bring to all young viewers the excitement that they always dream of experiencing themselves.
But there has already been older animation on the same book, just about a third was taken by voyage and gathering there. This time arrival takes mere minutes to give more time for "adventures" - super boring ones at that since target audience is kids.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
90. Saint Elmo: Hikari no Raihousha Saint Elmo: Apostle of Light セントエルモ・光の来訪者 [1987-IV] Toei Animation (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Sci-Fi 
Inside Mercury, Japan builds a large-sized solar space power plant. The plant supports Earth with its large solar energy supply but suddenly there is an abnormality at the Saint Elmo plant. To pinpoint the problem, Earth sends several technicians to fix it.
Not translated. Technicians fix the problem. Good for them, but why should I watch it really?  
Overall Rating: 5/10

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Ajikko - Since you mention Shokugeki no Souma, I should say that perhaps Ajikko here is the more simple one with the MC is more or less just want to keep proving himself as the better cook, and from one of the latest chapter I can see that it's resembled Yakitate Japan manga. Granted the format here might be not welcome to someone who prefer to have more focus on the story instead of focusing on cooking preparation and stuff, but if anything else at least it didn't have the same problem that plaguing Souma (ie evil parents, evil stepbrother who initially want to marry the main female (To be fair he initially didn't know about the relation), and the lack of cooking in the later part).

City Hunter - Okay we have a handsome sweeper who is a lecher with his female companion do her best to control her partner tendency, although I remember it as one of the manga that was illegally published (As in the publisher didn't ask the permission from the original writer to publish and sell the product) in Indonesia with the translator for the manga is quite colorful if not deviate too far from the original text.

Esper Mami - I can say that Giant here become the good guy by becoming the sidekick for female MC, although Giant here actually is already the good guy expect for his numerous bullying on Nobita (I mention it because Esper Mami is another Fujiko F. Fujio work with the signature art that obviously resembled Doraemon). Anyway unlike Doraemon, Esper Mami here is targeting the older audience looking from the initial setting alone in which instead of elementary Mami herself is junior high student. There's also nudity matter in which Mami was often asked by her father to do the modelling, although by looking at on how often we see Shizuka took a bath that Nobita often stumbled into (Who bear the mention that both are elementary school students) it shouldn't be surprising that Mami was fully naked here simply because she's older than Doraemon's main cast. My comparison with Doraemon aside, the series itself is more or less about Mami who using her psychic power to help the people around her.

That's all for what I can say in regard of 1987 anime.

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