Top 10 Drama Anime of 1990

62%

1. Like the Clouds, Like the Wind

Adventure, Drama, Romance

Ginga, a small town girl sets out to become the Emperors Seihi, highest ranked wife, undaunted by the many other women who seek the same title. Her energetic and eccentric ways aid in her in meeting new people, training to be a Lady of the Emperor and dealing with the drama that ensues.

(Source: ANN)

57%

2. A Wind Named Amnesia

Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Mystery, Psychological, Mecha

It happened quite suddenly, with no warning - all the memories of all the people on Earth, swept away as if by a sudden wind. In a post-catastrophic Earth populated mostly by savages without memories of their past civilisation, one man travels on a journey of enlightenment and hope, across a devastated America.

(Source: ANN)

54%

3. Nineteen 19

Drama, Romance

19-year-old Kubota is ready to find a girlfriend. The perfect chance arises when he meets Masana Fujisaka, his first love, in a club. She's just broken up with her longtime boyfriend and is surprised to run into Kubota, who sees that the perfect opportunity has just arisen.

50%

4. Briar Rose

Supernatural, Drama

An alternate retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. The story begins in the same way as the original story but our young heroine instead of falling under the mystical spell begins to uncover the mystery of the man who cursed her and his relationship with her mother. It is a realistic reminder that "They lived happily ever after...", may not be as happy as we once envisioned.

49%

5. Violence Jack: Hell's Wind

Action, Drama, Horror

The survivors of Kanto's Hell Earthquake built a new city and christened it "Hope Town". However, this peaceful town becomes a nightmare when it's raided by the motorcycle gang, "Hell's Wind". They abduct the women while the remaining townsfolk are left helpless against them.

Meanwhile, a boy, Subaro, meets Jun. Jun's lover was previously murdered, and the duo help one another to fight against Hell's Wind. The battles are getting more and more difficult, but with the appearance of Violence Jack, the citizens seem to gain the upper hand against Hell's Wind.

(Source: AniDB)

49%

6. "Eiji"

Comedy, Drama, Sports

Legendary boxer Keijiro Akagi's second son, Eiji, is a high school dropout and the world's worst rock guitarist. Though his father and elder brother are both boxers, he hates the sport but suddenly takes an interest in it when he meets the local champion's little sister.

(Source: ANN)

44%

7. Guardian of Darkness

Drama, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Mecha, Action

A trio of diabolical dragons stirs from eons of slumber deep within the earth. Charging to the surface, they launch a bloody rampage against humanity, feasting on the weak and gaining strength from their hapless victims' souls. It will take the power of ancient god Takegami, the Guardian of Darkness, to vanquish the evil serpent forces. But alas, the mortal body Takegami inhabits belongs to a host reluctant to fight.

42%

8. Ryokunohara Meikyuu

Drama, Psychological, Romance

Hiroki and Kanata have been together since they were children. One day Hiroki is caught up in an accident while trying to save a little girl. The next thing he knows, he is looking down on his own body. Seperated from his body, Kanata, and everything else, he tries to figure out just what is going on.

Why is he outside his body which is living on as if nothing has changed, how can he convince Kanata that he is there, and who is the strange girl, Fhalei, who keeps appearing for him?

(Source: AniDB)

9. Kimama ni Idol

Comedy, Drama, Music

Three girls want to be idols, but it's a tough road. Based on a manga in Comic Burger by Kenichi Koya.

(Source: aniSearch)

10. Space Battle Ship Yamato Pilot Film

Drama, Sci-Fi

The pilot film to Uchuu Senkan Yamato, created in August 1974 for Yomiuri Television executives. Released to the public 16 years later on the Uchuu Senkan Yamato LD Box Set. This pilot was included on later releases for DVD/BD but they lack certain sounds/audio due to a copyright issue that came about in the time between the LD and DVD/BD releases.

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