1996

Gokinjo Monogatari

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1996
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The protagonist, Kouda Mikako, is a student of “Yaza Gaku”. Specialising in fashion design, Mikako dreams of becoming a fashion designer with her own brand. Living next to her is her childhood friend, Yamaguchi Tsutomu. Even though they have been close since young, they share a platonic friendship. However, Tsutomu has been gaining popularity after he was recruited as the vocalist for a band and somehow, Mikako begins to see him in a different light. This is a story about how youths cope with dreams, love and friendship.


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Yes Madam 5

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1996
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A disc with the names of Triad members is taken away, and when the gangsters try and find about where it is, they kill the only person who knows the hiding-place. So, what can be done now to retrieve the…


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Wild Animals

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1996
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Kim Ki-Duk’s second film is the story of two illegal immigrants in Paris, a North-Korean former soldier and a South-Korean street painter, as they both struggle for survival in the French metropolis. Eventually, they develop a strong friendship whilst their association with the local underworld will have dramatic effects on their lives.

Definitely not equal to the director’s latter efforts, but nonetheless charming and bitter-sweet, the film contains clear evidence of the unique style Kim Ki-Duk would eventually develop. Set in the streets of Paris, where the director had previously studied arts and worked as a street painter (just like one of his main characters).


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Fushigi Yuugi OVA 1

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1996
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Miaka Yuuki, an average middle school student caught up in studying for exams, is sucked into an ancient Chinese novel titled “The Universe of Four Gods”. There she discovers that she is in an ancient country in what is now China, Konan, and is to be the Priestess of one of the four gods, Suzaku. As the priestess, her duty is to gather the Seven Seishi of Suzaku, who are to be her protectors. Once they are gathered, the priestess will summon the god Suzaku and bring peace between the warring lands, Konan and Kutou. But it’s harder than it seems. Along the road, many hardships are faced, as Miaka’s best friend Yui Hongo enters the book and becomes her rival, the priestess of Seiryuu in the land of Kutou. Who summons their god first is up to the courage and skill of the priestesses and their seishi, as they meet triumphs and tragedies along the way.


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Vampire Expert 2

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1996
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After the huge success of the 1995 hit drama Vampire Expert, ATV splashed more money on the sequel the following year. Reprising his fan-favorite role of Taoist exorcist Mo Siu Fong, Lam Ching Ying returned to lead a star-studded cast that includes Kiki Sheung, Frankie Lam, Mang Hoi, Eric Wan, Kristy Yang, Ching Tung, Berg Ng, Lo Lieh, and child star Cheng Pak Lam. The series also counts blockbuster director Benny Chan (Connected) among the crew. ATV originally planned for a third series, but Lam unfortunately passed away in 1997 and the plan did not materialize. That also signaled the end of an era, as the station went on to produce the sister series My Date with a Vampire featuring modern, Westernized bloodsuckers.
In Vampire Expert II, the ghost busting Taoist priest Mo Siu Fong (Lam Ching Ying) has two new disciples in Siu Hoi (Mang Hoi) and Yuk Tak Chor (Frankie Lam). One day, a clumsy cat burglar with the cool moniker “Black Rose” (Kiki Sheung) unwittingly resurrects an army of vampires as a result of her stealing treasures kept in Cixi’s tomb! The vampires attack a small town, and, fortunately, Mo and his followers are there to save the day! However, in the crucial moment, Mo’s junior schoolmate Lui Kong (Ching Tung) turns against our master with the intention of taking the heirship, nearly killing Mo in the process. With hordes of hungry ghosts and vengeful spirits running amok, and mounting pressure from news reporters and the police, time is running out for Mo and company…
Master of mau San, Mo Siu Fong and his disciples have accepted capturing supernatural beings as their calling. The encounter between Master Mo and cat burglar “Black Rose” has awakened an army of vampires. In order to save the civilians, Master Mo has to exercise all of his power to tame those vampires. At the same time, Mo’s nemesis junior schoolmate “Ching Tung” tried to steal the Mau San’s medallion seal which almost cost Mo’s life. Immense pressure are also coming from the news agencies and the police for Master Mo to get rid of those zombies and vampires.


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Fire Emblem (Dub)

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1996
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Prince Marth, heir to the throne of Aritia, has fled his homeland and the invaders bent on conquering the entire continent. Together with the Aritian Knights he hides and bides his time in the friendly island kingdom of Talus. Though criticized for constantly daydreaming or being in a bad mood, he has found a friend in Caeda, the princess of Talus. Together they indulge in hayrides and shopping trips, or just standing upon the parapet and looking out over the land. However, despite how pleasant life is, he cannot forget the circumstances that separated him from his land and forced his beloved sister to sacrifice herself for him.


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Escaflowne (Dub)

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1996
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High school student Hitomi is transported from Earth to the magical world of Gaea, where she meets boy prince Van Fanel, and is caught up in his quest to unite the countries of Gaea against the ominous Zaibach empire. On the way, she discovers an hidden ability and strives to unravel layers of mystery surrounding Van, his past, and the giant machine known as Escaflowne.


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Dragon Ball Movie 4 – The Path to Power

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1996
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This is the famous 10th Anniversary movie that was released in 1996. Done in GT-style animation, the movie re-told Goku’s meeting with his original friends (Bulma, Oolong, Yamcha, Kame-Sen’nin, etc.) and his battle against the Red Ribbon Army. This movie was the last DragonBall theatrical animated feature ever produced.


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Dragon Ball GT (Dub)

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1996
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Bulma is a girl in search of the mystical dragonballs that when brought together grant any wish. In her search she bumps into the owner of one of these balls, a strange boy named Goku. The two then set off together, Bulma in search of the dragonballs and Goku on a quest to become stronger.


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Dragon Ball GT

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1996
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After departing the World Martial Arts Tournament, Goku and Uub are nearly finished with their intense training session at the Lookout. In fact, Dende considers it a miracle that the Lookout is still in one piece! But all is not well. Emperor Pilaf has managed to summon Shenron! With the planet’s future hanging by a single wish from Pilaf’s mouth, Goku braces for the worst. What does Pilaf desire? And more importantly, what does he get?! See where the final chapter of Goku’s incredible story begins!


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