50 Masterpieces for 50 Years of TV Anime

Happy 50th birthday to televised anime!

Happy 50th birthday to televised anime! Japanese anime had been made for theaters, but on January 1st, 1963 Osamu Tezuka revolutionized the medium by managing to get an adaptation of his hit manga Astro Boy on Japanese TV. "The Birth of Astro Boy” has shaped the artistic and financial character of anime every since. For the occasion Asahi Shimbun has put together a list of 50 masterpieces representing the electric range and heights of anime over the years.

 

■1963~1972

【1963】 Astro Boy
【1965】 Jungle Emperor Leo/Kimba the White Lion
【1966】Sally the Witch
【1967】Mach Go Go Go/Speed Racer
【1968】GeGeGe no Kitaro, Star of the Giants
【1969】Himitsu no Akko-chan、Tiger Mask、Sazae-san
【1970】Ashita no Joe
【1971】Lupin III
【1972】Devilman、 Science Ninja Team Gatchaman、Mazinger-Z 

■1973~1982

【1973】 Aim for the Ace!
【1974】Heidi Girl of the Alps、Majokko Megu-chan、Space Battleship Yamato
【1975】Manga Tales of Old Japan、Ganba no Bōken、Time Boken、Ikkyū-san
【1976】3000 Leagues in Search of Mother、Chōdenji Robo Combattler V、Candy Candy

【1977】Yatterman
【1978】Future Boy Conan、Galaxy Express 999、Takarajima/Treasure Island


【1979】Anne of Green Gables、Doraemon、Rose of Versailles、Gundam
【1980】Space Runaway Ideon
【1981】Dr. Slump、Chie the Brat、Urusei Yatsura


【1982】Super Dimensional Fortress Macross

■1983~1992

【1983】Future Police Urashiman、Armored Trooper Votoms、Creamy Mami - the Magic Angel、Captain Tsubasa
【1984】Fist of the North Star
【1985】Touch
【1986】Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya
【1987】City Hunter
【1988】Kiteretsu Daihyakka、Anpanman
【1989】Patlabor
【1990】Chibi Maruko-chan、Nadia Secret of Blue Water
【1991】New Century GPX Cyber ​​Formula
【1992】Sailor Moon、Crayon Shin-chan、YuYu Hakusho

■1993~2002

【1993】Nintama Rantarō、Slam Dunk
【1995】Slayers、Neon Genesis Evangelion
【1996】Detective Conan
【1997】Gaogaigar, Pokemon, Revolutionary Girl Utena
【1998】Cowboy Bebop, Card Captor Sakura, Prince Mackaroo
【1999】One Piece, Magica DoReMe, Turn A Gundam
【2000】Hamtaro,  Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters 
【2001】Galaxy Angel, Prince of Tennis
【2002】Overman King Gainer、Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Naruto、Gundam SEED

■2003~2012

【2003】Full Metal Alchemist, Planetes
【2004】 Futari wa Pretty Cure, Bleach
【2005】Air、Honey and Clover、Eureaka 7、Shakugan no Shana
【2006】The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Gintama, Familiar of Zero, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
【2007】] Gurren Lagann, Dennou Coil, Mobile Suit Gundam 00
【2008】true tears、Macross F、Strike Witches、Inazuma Eleven、A Certain Magical Index
【2009】K-on!
【2010】Tatami Galaxy
【2011】Madoca Magica、Danball Senki、Tiger & Bunny、Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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