Edit source History Talk (0) Share. I’d feel bad if this list was predominantly R-rated or giant robots, so here’s some more magical girl goodness. Hideyuki Tanaka, Toshio Furukawa, Mika Doi, | Saki Takaoka, Unrated | Angel's Egg (1985 Video) 4. Chiharu Kataishi, Director: Kôji Moritsugu, | Mitsuo Iwata, I mean, there are six main characters in total, as well as a very diverse cast that all bring something new to the table. The expendable crew of a corporate space vessel must stop a murderous shape-shifting alien organism that somehow got on board. Wendee Lee, An index page listing Anime of the 1970s content. So it’s the task of Athena and her zodiac knights to make sure that doesn’t happen. 60 min | I can’t say what the show is about as it’s an art piece, left to be interpreted however you like. Animation, Action, Comedy. Political tension is also a plot device in the story, so unless little Bobby has mastered The Art of War, maybe put on some old school Cartoon Network and watch this in the other room. Bin Shimada, | Issei Miyazaki, 20. | Mami Koyama, Stars: A slight warning, as this show may look innocent enough on the surface. Stars: The screwball cops of Special Vehicles Section 2 Division 2 must investigate and stop a spree of rampaging construction robots. Ichirô Itano Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? Stars: And they’re Gods, not really the good guys here. Chuck Denson Jr., | 25 min Animation, Horror, Sci-Fi. Tesshô Genda, Issei Futamata, | | Tetsurô Sagawa, Hiroko Kasahara, Animation, Action, Adventure. | | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi. This show is considered one of the hidden gems of the 80s, as its story is immaculate, the soundtrack an absolute bop, and the enjoyment factor extremely high. Mîna Tominaga, Animation, Drama, Fantasy. Prepare yourself for a lot of Ghibli. Tarô Ishida, However, before his first day on the job, he becomes embroiled in a network war, a legendary figure named EVE, and a plot to re-inhabit the Earth. Animation, Action, Adventure, Shogo Yahagi is on the run. | Stars: Director: 15. Stars: Kôichi Hashimoto, 100 min Stars: Jim Terry It never seems forced, but rather like a grim view of reality. Where the show does shine, especially considering how old it is, is how well the animation and music quality hold up to this day. 6. Teiyû Ichiryûsai, 18. | The movie depicts Japan during the World War II era and how two children just try to live day to day. Stars: Often times, the two get mixed with each other and that’s not exactly a bad thing. Chiharu Kataishi, | Gross: Nobutaka Nishizawa Masako Katsuki, Satoshi Dezaki, Kazuki Yao, Noriko Ohara, In fact, people are still talking about 1980s anime to this day. | 167,216 Michie Tomizawa, The background scenes are really superb and soothe your eyes. 80 min Director: Masahiro Tanaka, And it still managed to find success. This playlist features opening themes from every mecha anime (robot anime) from the years 1980-1989. MyAnimeList has got you covered! Tsuneo Tominaga So if you want some of that shounen-esque blood boiling action, give it a watch. Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Tôru Furuya, Animation, Action, Fantasy. Animation, Comedy, Drama. Iczer-1 needs to stop the Earth invasion by the evil Cthuwulf and she needs to now find a partner to defeat the forces of evil. Director: WWWA Trouble Consultants Kei and Yuri team up with a petty thief to stop a mad scientist and his legions of mutated creatures. Mika Doi, Not Rated He falls for bounty huntress Jane Flower, whom crime lord Necron wants dead, and tries to help her save her world. Will they just mess up your house, hit on some dudes, or repeatedly hit some dudes in the mouth? | Stars: Heidi Lenhart, Votes: | 10. Tell us what you think about this feature. 100 vintage anime films (1980-2000) 1. I don’t know what else to tell you, because you’ll either think it’s weird and immediately want something else to watch, or you’ll dive in head first and immediately want a hug. | The three are about to … The story is really touching and the mid-50s aesthetic of the town easily draws you in. Mari Iijima, This list of "Top 100 Anime Series Of All Time" will feature what I consider to be the 100 greatest anime series ever made. Stars: | Sure, humanity isn’t in the best spot ever. Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, In the distant future, mankind has colonized other planets in the universe. | Animation, Action, Fantasy. Stars: Keiko Toda, Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise. | | Hiromi Tsuru, But with this list, the focus will be mainly on anime that features cooking. Katsuhiro Ôtomo Kip Kaplan, G And it is everything you expect it to be. (Most ... See full summary », Directors: Takeshi Aono, 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure, An orphan named Taro killed who Tein-Hei told her was the killer of his family. There’s not a person on earth who would mind being pals with these fury giants. Arihiro Hase, 13.10.1980 31.08.1981 6 Mushishi Zoku Shou: Suzu no Shizuku: AniDB Top 10: Movie 1 9.49 (1306) 8.57 (1315) N/A (0) 2826 16.05.2015 16.05.2015 7 Steins;Gate: AniDB Top 10 ARC Awards 2011: TV Series 24 9.43 (10228) 8.84 (10444) 8.27 (10) 18919 06.04.2011 14.09.2011 8 Owarimonogatari (2017) Yuriko Yamamoto, Directors: Toshio Furukawa, 100 min Maria Kawamura, 1960/70s: 1980s: 1990s: 2000s: 2010s: 2020s: 1990s [edit | edit source] Title Studio Media Premiere Date Reideen the Superior (超者ライディーン) Sunrise TV Oct 1996 Steve Bulen, Not Rated Brian Brite, Project A-ko is the typical love triangle of three school girls and their confrontations with aliens, giant robots, and women who look like burly men. How is that not one of the best concepts for a slice of life comedy you have ever heard? Akira Kamiya, Nobuyuki Furuta, Hiraku Takemura, Lilly Browne, It’s also exempt from the power cliffing and over the top battles so it is a lot easier on the eyes and the soul. Animation, Action, Thriller, Doress, a Japanese "black projects" organization, has been gathering psionics and making biological weapons to "make Japan superior". Toshio Furukawa, TV-MA I personally just love the unadulterated gore and violence that happen throughout the show. 86 min Nozomu Sasaki, | A young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her, and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself. | But there’s one pair of “officers” that are notorious for being unorthodox and just breaking more stuff than they fix. But I think it does it properly and is definitely worth watching multiple times. A warrior named Stick and a bunch of other rebels and soldiers must fight a deadly alien race and track down their ruler. Urusei Yatsura is the story of an alien girl, Lum, who comes to Earth and falls in love with a boy. Toshio Furukawa, Animation, Crime, Drama, With the blessing of the 108 Dragons, Yo and Emu marry and receive new names, Ron Tayan and Fu Ching Ran. Animation, Action, Adventure. Jun Hazumi, TV-MA It’s like we take our protagonist, Ranma, and make him adept at martial arts, okay. Hiroyuki Yokoyama Iona Morris, TV-PG Yûsaku Yara, Kôichi Yamadera, Well, you take some Star Wars and then you mesh it with some Game of Thrones, add classical music to taste and voila. Being a witch, she doesn’t really fit in, as the town is very Muggle-based. | Stars: Animation and Walt Disney Television Animation outsourced Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese studios to help animate many original animated series for network syndication such as Transformers, Inspector Gadget, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Muppet Babies, DuckTales and … Masaaki Ôkura, | | The Best Anime Movies of the 1980s 1. Can you guess who our protagonists are? | Mami Koyama, There’s very little dialogue so it really does just feel like a performance piece. Hiroyuki Sanada, | The main consensus I’ve found about this show, and why it’s regarded as amazing, is its lack of a central antagonist, so it feels a bit more realistic. Animation, Action, Adventure. | This post may contain affiliate links. Oh boy, where to even start with this one. Two agents, a lady-killer human and a voluptuous demon, attempt to protect a signatory to a peace treaty between the human world and the demon world from radicalized demons. Those born in the eighties might say anime such as "Cowboy Bebop" or "Cardcaptor Sakura" should be counted as classics, but while these series are fundamentally important to the art form of anime as a whole, would these series ever be considered the foundations of the medium? Not quite as iconic as your Bad Batz Maru s' or your Hello Kittys , the cute blue robot is perhaps the next closest to reaching international design recognition. Yûjirô Ishihara, Animation, Action, Adventure. 80 min 4. | As far as the show itself is concerned, it’s like a more toned down version of modern sports anime. | 14. Animation, Biography, Drama. Mixing various genres while introducing a bulk of audiences to the Japanese cyber Punk Aesthetic, this entry is the only one that all anime fans should at least be aware of. They wake up just to find out that the passengers are missing. Arihiro Hase, Stars: Directors: 48 min Who knows! It’s your classic sitcom set up: a big house, a lot of people living in different parts of said house, and not one of them is dull or arguably sane. It is a visually stunning piece of art. Shûichi Ikeda, 132 min No Image Title Award Type Eps Rating Average Reviews User Aired Ended; 1 Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: AniDB Top 10: OVA 110 9.68 (3165) 8.77 (3272) 8.74 (17) Here's our list of 20 of Japan's best anime movies, including 'Ghost In The Shell,' 'Akira,' and a number of Studio Ghibli must-sees. Rintaro Find the exact anime you are looking for. In a hell-torn Japan, where motorcycle gangs and violence overrun the country; one man named Violence Jack stands up to it all. | But if you can get past that and feel like getting a gym membership you will rarely use, I would give the show a chance. | If you buy something we may get a small commission at no extra cost to you. It’s also a studio Ghibli film so you can rest easy knowing that the animation and soundtrack aren’t lacking in the slightest. | But the curse is that whenever Ranma is in contact with cold water, he turns into a girl and can only revert after touching hot water. Osamu Saka, Stars: Steve Kramer, Not Rated There is an added visual interest when it comes to cooking anime shows. Don’t let the word “saint” in the title deceive you. Stars: Yoshiaki Kawajiri 17. Stars: | | Because everything was drawn by hand, the cyber-punk world of Akira is just as amazing now as it was decades ago. It might seem like a stale formula now but trust me: Kenshirou’s “wahaa”s as he does an intense acupuncture on his enemy never gets old. | About this list: I was an anime nut in high school and college in the 80s and 90s, when you couldn't just walk into a store and buy find all of them, you had to find some of this stuff fan subtitled on shaky VHS. Director: Ichirô Nagai, | Of course, that all goes to hell and now everyone wants to murder everyone. Lara Cody, When one of the biological experiments, BAOH, escapes ... See full summary », Director: | In case you’ve watched almost all of the shows on this list, Crusher Joe should serve as a good under-the-radar type of 80s show. It wouldn’t be true to the 80s if we didn’t have at least one cop show. And you slowly realize that plot armor hasn’t been invented yet. Amongst the many sad and brutal shows I have listed here, it’s good to lighten up the mood a bit. Yoshiaki Kawajiri 57 min Stars: | Shigeru Chiba, Stars: Satoshi Dezaki I can’t explain why, but this show feels like the prequel to Treasure Planet. If you’ve got an anime elitist friend, then this show has undoubtedly been shoved down... 2. Director: Hiroyuki Yamaga Jim Clark, That’s right, today we’re looking at the best anime series, movies, and OVAs that came out during the 80s! So watching the original series where Goku is just a kid with his friendly little flying cloud, and Krilin still fears death, it’s refreshing you know? | Michiko Kawai, Animation, Action, Adventure. Animation, Action, Fantasy. Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Tsubasa would later on even inspire people to give the sport a try, not just from Japan either. Along with the peace came a distinction in classes, and soon a new era of violence began. Stars: Katsuhiro Ôtomo Anime television series, specials, films, OVAs, and ONAs first released from January 1, 1980 through December 31, 1989. | The only constant theme is that of religion, with many symbols and allegories popping up. (, Best Anime From The 1990s: Our Top 30 Picks (Series & Movies), Best Card Game Anime Series (Our Top Picks Reviewed), 35 Best Racing & Cycling Anime Movies And Series (Our Top List), 20 Richest & Wealthiest Anime Characters (Our Top Picks), Our Top Picks: 15 Best Super Mario Kart ROM Hacks, 20 Hardest Pokémon Gym Leaders From All Games (Ranked), OSRS Best Prayer Gear: Helmets, Boots, Armor & More, 10 Most Useful Skillcapes in Old School RuneScape.