1988 in anime

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Table of years in anime:

1984 1985 1986 1987 – 1988 – 1989 1990 1991 1992

The events of 1988 in anime.

Accolades[edit]

Releases[edit]

Released Title Type Director Studio Ref
January 9 Himitsu no Akko-chan TV series Hiroki Shibata Toei Animation
January 10 Little Lord Fauntleroy TV series Kōzō Kusuba Nippon Animation
February 6 Maison Ikkoku: The Final Chapter Film Tomomi Mochizuki Ajia-do Animation Works
February 6 Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars Film Noboru Ishiguro Madhouse, Artland
February 6 Ultimate Teacher OVA film Toyoo Ashida J.C.Staff
February 6 Urusei Yatsura: The Final Chapter Film Satoshi Dezaki Magic Bus
February 13 Osomatsu-kun TV series Akira Shigino Studio Pierrot
February 25 Aura Battler Dunbine: The Tale of Neo Byston Well OVA series Toshifumi Takizawa Sunrise
February 25 Sakigake!! Otokojuku TV series Nobutaka Nishizawa Toei Animation
February 25 Salamander OVA series Hisayuki Toriumi Studio Pierrot
March 3 Tsurupika Hagemaru TV series Hiroshi Sasagawa Shin-Ei Animation
March 9 F TV series Koichi Mashimo Studio Deen
March 11 Harbor Light Story Fashion Lala yori OVA film Motosuke Takahashi Studio Pierrot
March 12 Bikkuriman: Taiichiji Seima Taisen Short film Toei Animation
March 12 Doraemon: The Record of Nobita's Parallel Visit to the West Film Tsutomu Shibayama Shin-Ei Animation
March 12 Esper Mami: Hoshizora no Dancing Doll Film Keiichi Hara Shin-Ei Animation
March 12 The Heated Battle of the Gods Film Shigeyasu Yamauchi Toei Animation
March 12 Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack Film Yoshiyuki Tomino Sunrise
March 12 Mobile Suit SD Gundam Short film Osamu Sekita Sunrise
March 14 The Burning Wild Man TV series Studio Pierrot
March 19 Armored Trooper VOTOMS: The Red Shoulder Document: Roots of Ambition OVA film Ryosuke Takahashi Sunrise
March 25 Aim for the Ace! 2 OVA series Noboru Furuse Tokyo Movie Shinsha
March 26 The Adventures of Scamper the Penguin Film Kinjiro Yoshida, Gennady Sokolskiy Soyuzmultfilm, Life Work Corp, Sovinfilm, Aist Corporation
March 27 Kiteretsu Daihyakka TV series Hiro Katsuoka, Keiji Hayakawa Studio Gallop
April 2 City Hunter 2 TV series Kanetsugu Kodama Sunrise
April 5 Wowser TV series Keiichiro Mochizuki Telescreen Japan
April 9 Dagon in the Land of Weeds TV series Kazuyoshi Yokota Nippon Animation
April 12 Transformers: Super-God Masterforce TV series Tetsuo Imazawa Toei Animation
April 13 Sonic Soldier Borgman TV series Kiyoshi Murayama Ashi Production
April 15 What's Michael? TV series Kitty Films
April 16 Mashin Hero Wataru TV series Shūji Iuchi Sunrise
April 16 My Neighbor Totoro Film Hayao Miyazaki Studio Ghibli
April 17 Grave of the Fireflies Film Isao Takahata Studio Ghibli
April 21 Appleseed OVA film Kazuyoshi Katayama Gainax
April 25 Patlabor: Early Days OVA series Mamoru Oshii, Naoyuki Yoshinaga Studio Deen
April 27 Topo Gigio TV series Nippon Animation
May 12 Hello! Lady Lynn TV series Hiroshi Shidara Toei Animation
May 25 Mahjong Hishō-den: Naki no Ryū OVA series Satoshi Dezaki Gainax
May 27 Dominion OVA series Kōichi Mashimo Agent 21
May 25 Mobile Suit SD Gundam OVA series Sunrise
June 5 Godmars: The Untold Legend OVA film Masakatsu Iijima Tokyo Movie Shinsha
June 20 Project A-ko 3: Cinderella Rhapsody OVA film Yuji Moriyama Studio Fantasia
June 21 Zillion: Burning Night OVA film Mizuho Nishikubo Tatsunoko Production, Production I.G
July 2 Ironfist Chinmi TV series Ashi Productions
July 9 Bikkuriman: Moen Zone no Himitsu Film Toei Animation
July 9 Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure Film Kazuhisa Takenouchi Toei Animation
July 16 Akira Film Katsuhiro Otomo Tokyo Movie Shinsha
July 21 Vampire Princess Miyu OVA series Toshiki Hirano Anime International Company
July 25 What's Michael? 2 OVA Kitty Films
August 23 Fair, then Partly Piggy Short film Toshio Hirata Oh! Production
September 25 Through the Passing Seasons OVA film Kitty Films
September Crying Freeman OVA series Daisuke Nishio et al. Toei Animation
October 1 Hiatari Ryoko! Ka - su - mi: Yume no Naka ni Kimi ga Ita Film Minoru Maeda Group TAC
October 2 New Grimm Masterpiece Theater TV series Nippon Animation
October 3 Soreike! Anpanman TV series Akinori Nagaoka, Shunji Ôga Tokyo Movie Shinsha
October 5 Deimosu no Hanayome: Ran no Kumikyoku OVA short film Rintaro Madhouse
October 7 Gunbuster OVA series Hideaki Anno Gainax, Studio Fantasia
October 7 Yume Miru Topo Gigio TV series Nippon Animation
October 8 I Want to Return to That Day Film Tomomi Mochizuki Studio Pierrot
October 17 Oishinbo TV series Yoshio Takeuchi Shin-Ei Animation
October 25 Demon City Shinjuku OVA film Yoshiaki Kawajiri Madhouse
October 25 Starship Troopers OVA series Tetsurō Amino Sunrise, Bandai Visual
October 26 Dragon Century OVA series Kiyoshi Fukugawa Anime International Company
November 2 Stardust War Film Katsuhito Akiyama AIC, Artmic
November 21 Armor Hunter Mellowlink OVA series Takeyuki Kanda Sunrise
November 21 Tama & Friends: Third Street Story OVA series Tsuneo Maeda Group TAC
November 26 Hades Project Zeorymer OVA series Toshihiro Hirano AIC, Half H.P. Studio
December 2 One-pound Gospel OVA film Makura Saki Studio Gallop
December 16 Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 OVA film Shinji Aramaki Anime International Company
December 21 Violence Jack: Evil Town OVA film Ichiro Itano D.A.S.T., Soei Shinsha, Studio88
December Legend of the Galactic Heroes OVA series Noboru Ishiguro Artland, Magic Bus,

Madhouse

Leina: Wolf Sword Legend OVA series Ashi Productions
Purple Eyes in the Dark OVA music video Mizuho Nishikubo Toei Animation, Youmex
Spirit Warrior OVA series Ichiro Itano, Katsuhito Akiyama AIC

Births[edit]