1993 in anime

The events of 1993 in anime.

Years in anime: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s
Years: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

AccoladesEdit

At the Mainichi Film Awards, Patlabor 2: The Movie won the Animation Film Award. Internationally, Porco Rosso won the award for best feature film at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

ReleasesEdit

TV seriesEdit

A list of anime television series that debuted between January 1 and December 31, 1993.

Released Title Episodes Director Studio Ref
January 8 – December 24 Miracle☆Girls 51 By episode: Japan Taps
January 17 – December 19 Wakakusa Monogatari: Nan to Jo-sensei (Little Women II: Jo's Boys) 40 Kōzō Kusuba Nippon Animation
January 25 – July 19 Musekinin Kanchou Tylor (The Irresponsible Captain Tylor) 26 Kōichi Mashimo Tatsunoko Production
January 30 – January 24, 1994 Yuusha Tokkyuu Might Gaine (The Brave Empress Might Gain) 47 Shinji Takamatsu Sunrise
March 3 – February 23, 1994 Nekketsu Saikyou Go-Saurer (Hot-Blooded Strongest Go-Saurer) 51 Toshifumi Kawase Sunrise
March 6 – March 12, 1994 Sailor Moon R 43 Junichi Sato Toei Animation
April 2 – March 25, 1994 Mobile Suit Victory Gundam 51 Yoshiyuki Tomino Sunrise
April 6 – March 29, 1994 Shippuu! Iron Leaguer 52 Tetsurō Amino Sunrise
April 9 – April 1, 1994 Kenyuu Densetsu Yaiba (Legendary Brave Swordsman Yaiba) 52 Norihiko Suto (Chief)

Kunihiko Yuyama

Pastel
April 10 Ninjaboy Rantaro Tsutomu Shibayama Ajia-do Animation Works
April 10 – March 6, 1994 GS Mikami 45 Atsutoshi Umezawa Toei Animation
May 7 – March 6, 1994 Dragon League 39 Episodic: Kunitoshi Okajima

Animation: Mitsuo Shindou

September 4 – August 26, 1994 Muka Muka Paradise 51 Katsuyoshi Yatabe Nippon Animation
October 16 – March 23, 1996 Slam Dunk 101 Nobutaka Nishizawa Toei Animation
November 7 – December 25, 1994 Aoki Densetsu Shoot! (Blue Legend Shoot!) 58 Daisuke Nishio Toei Animation

MoviesEdit

Released Title Director Studio Ref
January 25 Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama Koichi Sasaki

Ram Mohan

Yugo Sako

Asatsu; Shin-Ei Animation
March 6 Dragon Ball Z Movie 08: Moetsukiro!! Nessen, Ressen, Chougekisen (Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan) Shigeyasu Yamauchi Toei Animation
March 6 Doraemon Movie 14: Nobita to Buriki no Labyrinth (Doraemon: Nobita and the Tin Labyrinth) Tsutomu Shibayama Asatsu; Shin-Ei Animation
June 5 Ninja Scroll Yoshiaki Kawajiri Madhouse
July 10 Dragon Ball Z Movie 09: Ginga Girigiri!! Bucchigiri no Sugoi Yatsu (Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound) Yoshihiro Ueda Toei Animation
July 24 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 01: Action Kamen vs. Haigure Maou (Crayon Shin-chan: Action Mask vs. Leotard Devil) Mitsuru Hongo Shin-Ei Animation; TV Asahi;ADK
August 7 Patlabor 2: The Movie Mamoru Oshii Production I.G
December 5 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R: The Movie Kunihiko Ikuhara Toei Animation
December 18 Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Arata Naru Tatakai no Overture (Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War) Noboru IshiguroKeizou Shimizu Magic Bus; Kitty Film Mitaka Studio
December 19 Coo: Tooi Umi kara Kita Coo Tetsuo Imazawa Toei Animation
December 26 Mother: Saigo no Shoujo Eve Iku Suzuki Toei Animation

OVA releasesEdit

A list of original video animations that debuted between January 1 and December 31, 1993.

Released Title Episodes Director Studio Ref
Rei Rei 2 Yoshisuke Yamaguchi Aubeck, AIC, KSS, Pink Pineapple
February 2 – May 17, 1994 Oh My Goddess! 5 Hiroaki Gōda AIC
February 25 – November 25 Moldiver 6 Hirohide Fujiwara AIC; Pioneer LDC
March 26 – May 28 Dragon Half 2 Shinya Sadamitsu Production I.G.
April 1 – December 21, 1997 Kyou kara Ore wa!! 10 Takeshi Mori

Masami Annō

Pierrot
April 25 Suna no Bara: Yuki no Mokushiroku 1 Photography: Takashi Azuhata J.C.Staff
June 21 – August 21 Battle Angel 2 Hiroshi Fukutomi Madhouse
July 23 – January 25, 1998 Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still 7 Yasuhiro Imagawa Mu Animation Studio; Phoenix Entertainment
September 24 Mermaid's Scar 1 Morio Asaka Madhouse
October 21 – October 21, 1994 New Dominion Tank Police 6 Norubu Furuse J.C.Staff
November 19 – November 18, 1994

(First run)

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken 6

(First Run)

Hiroyuki Kitakubo A.P.P.P.
December 17 – September 23, 1994 Please Save My Earth 6 Kazuo Yamazaki Production I.G
December 21 – December 16, 2011 Black Jack 12 Osamu Dezaki

By episode:

Tezuka Productions

See alsoEdit