Great animes from the 90´s

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  1. cambaprecoz

    cambaprecoz Well-Known Member

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    I believe that the best decade for the anime industry ran from 1990 to 2000.
    What I really admire is that animes were really high-budget around that time, and also the interesting color pallete that's less shiny than 2000's and on (compare Fullmetal alchemist to Trigun and see what I mean).
    My favorites are:

    -Trigun
    -Bubblegum crisis
    -Saber Marionette J
    -Cowboy bebop
    -Noir
    And many more I can remember their names.
     
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    I don't know. There was a lot of great stuff, but keep in mind a couple of things:
    1. The 1990s also introduced bad 2D computer animation to the shows that weren't so high budget, and that drove the quality of many shows down instead of up
    2. Western audiences were exposed to a much greater variety of anime starting in the 1990s, so our perception of how much good stuff was out there is skewed.
    3. Bubblegum Crisis came out in the 1980s ;) 
     
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    4. Noir didn't air in Japan until 2001.

    We didn't start getting a lot of anime in the US until the late 90's, 2000-2002 is when a huge variety started being imported to the US.

    As far as the color pallet and "shiny-ness", I dunno. You should keep in mind theres a big difference between the low quality releases by companies like US Manga Corp, and say.. higher quality stuff from Pioneer/Geneon, that isn't always just because one was older than another.

    And yea, the early 2000 years there were a number of shows with some horrid cg animation, but at the same time there were a lot of shows that were still great. Gotta remember that the stuff you see on the shelf in the video store is a fraction of what's actually in TV in Japan.

    From what I've seen, US companies are actually slowing down a bit on the licensing of shows, because while there are more anime fans in the US than ever, they're only willing to buy so much.
     
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    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    No love for Macross Plus?
     
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    Was Gunbuster from the 90s?
     
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    80's.
     
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    Turn A Gundam. started in 99 and went until early 2000, but I believe it counts. It's the only non-OAV gundam series to come out in that decade that didnt suck. So far I can say the same about this decade as well.

    Neon Genesis Evangelion. I shouldnt have to explain this, so I won't.

    GaoGaiGar. The last series in the brave franchise, but at least it went out with one hell of a bang. Probably the only case in all of anime that the recycled footage gets you excited no matter how many times you've seen it before. it also led to what is possibly the most bad-ass OAV ever created.

    Tekkaman Blade. I cannot explain what I love about this series. It feels like it should have come out in the 80's alongside Macross and Z Gundam.
     
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    For me, the "golden age" of anime started in the late 1970s with the works of Go Nagai and Leiji Matsumoto and ended in the late 1990s or early 2000s, with the gradual death of hand-drawn animation, and the increasing outsourcing of animation tasks from Japan to other countries. Things seem to be getting better again lately, so maybe we'll be in a second "golden age" soon.
     
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    Urotsukidoji? :eek: 
     
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    Does this include movies as well? If so, Patlabor 2 and GITS need mentioning.

    Front page of tommorow's Daily Mail - "Animated filth discussed on childrens site, Diana murdered"
     
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    Cowboy Bebop.

    END OF TOPIC!
     
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    I think that Armatige III is my favorite movie that decade for animes.
     
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    As for movies:

    Armitage III
    GITS
    Macross DYRL
    Macross Plus
    Macross 2 (what can I say I really like the series as well as the movies)
    Fist of the North Star
    Ninja Scroll
    Wicked City (not for the kiddies)
    Any/All of the Space Battleship Yamato's
    both Evangelion Movies (see Macross comment)

    As for TV:
    Original Speed Racer (yes campy at times)
    Star Blazers (Yamato's stories were better)
    Macross
    GITS 1&2
    Trigun
    Hellsing

    Many more to many to remember
     
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    Are you counting when the anime came out in Japan? Or when it became available in the US and the rest of the western world?

    We get stuff pretty quickly after Japan, nowadays, but back in the 90s it seemed like most anime was 5-10 years old by the time we got it in the States.
     
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    I liked Gundam Wing, but the Gundams just seemed too... powerful. A gun that can blow up as many space colonies it wants too is too powerful.

    I can't really think of any other animes I've watched from the 90s, I was too young
     
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    My favorite televised anime from the 1990s includes but is not necessarily limited to:

    Berserk
    Cowboy Bebop
    Escaflowne
    Evangelion
    Macross 7
    Rurouni Kenshin
    Tekkaman Blade


    On a side note, I've met the directors of a few great 90s anime:
    Yasuhiro Imagawa - Director of G Gundam and Giant Robo
    Shinichiro Watanabe - Director of Cowboy Bebop and co-director of Macross Plus
     
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  18. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    Nadesco Captain Tylor, Tenchi Muyo OVA's(original), Cowboy Bebop, Ruroni Kenshin
     
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    Utena had some rather cerebral moments, and the few comedy episodes they did were fairly good. Though it did get weird near the end.
     
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    Awesome OVA's from the 90's:

    Mezzo Forte
    Kite

    Some of the best animation of its time - and it still holds up amazingly today! (I'd recommend the edited versions though ;)  )

    And you've also got:

    A.D Police
    You're Under Arrest


    I think cambaprecoz could have meant Tokyo 2040 - which came out 1998 If I remember correctly.
     

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