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Well hello there. It's your favorite teenage hipster anime fan who needs some help from his elders. I love 90's anime, but I wanna take the hipster levels to over 9,000. After watching Kimagure Orange Road (RIP Hiromi Tsuru), I want some more A E S T H E T I C A F anime to watch.

Urusei Yatsura, City Hunter, Maison Ikkoku, & Legend of The Galactic Heroes are already on the list. (Akira too, *gasps* I still haven't watched Akira? What a shit anime fan I am. I know how great it is, but I'm saving that for a good day.)

But seriously. I need some help. Give me all the best 80's anime series & movies you can throw at me. And if they have great soundtracks that'll give me my nostalgia fix... I will love you forever.
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Dirty Pair is one of my favorites. it's also animated in the ominpresent 80's rumiko takahashi style.


Bubblegum Crisis has a strong cyberpunk aesthetic


Cat's Eye is on Crunchyroll. I think the gals are pretty well-drawn, and it's in the City Hunter style (same manga-ka I believe)
It's pretty silly imo, like Lupin III, but you get aerobics
The OP/ED have a super high 80s quotient

Riding Bean is a good OVA if you like super violent 80s movies


Patlabor and Ranma 1/2 straddle the 1980s/90s
The 80's-90s TV series is like a real robot sitcom
If you haven't seen the 1990s Patlabor movies, the mecha animation is fantastic


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PandaSamaBoi wrote:

Well hello there. It's your favorite teenage hipster anime fan who needs some help from his elders. I love 90's anime, but I wanna take the hipster levels to over 9,000. After watching Kimagure Orange Road (RIP Hiromi Tsuru), I want some more A E S T H E T I C A F anime to watch.
(Akira too, *gasps* I still haven't watched Akira? What a shit anime fan I am. I know how great it is, but I'm saving that for a good day.)


Dirty Pair (available from Nozomi/RightStuf, https://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Pair-Original-Part-Litebox/dp/B00BY6XMKE/):

Two gals-with-guns, who cause only slightly less collateral damage than the Blues Brothers...In Our Day, Sonny, this made more first-time converts to anime than Urusei and Akira combined. It's that crack-addictive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwyQsSHWke0

Project A-Ko (they'll never be able to do another restoration, so get the original on DVD while you can: https://www.amazon.com/Project-Ko-Miki-Ito/dp/B004LBA07M/)

Imagine a polyglot "Anime Movie" parody of every 80's trope mashed together, from the insane minds of the Urusei writers. Used to be, we'd never show this to first-timers, worrying they just wouldn't get jokes about Captain Harlock or Fist of the North Star...Aren't you glad things are better today?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJffLvfNSnc

If you can't find the OOP Macross DVD's, don't worry, Harmony Gold will make sure the original first season of Robotech is just about any darn where you can stream it,


And...you do know Lupin III, Vol. 2 (red jacket) is on CR, right?...

...Along with Galaxy Express 999?
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Megazone 23 is probably a must purely for the animation aesthetics of the 80s and showing what decently budget OVAs can do. It features character designs from Haruhiko Mikimoto (SDF Macross: DYRL, Kabeneri of the Iron Fortress) and Yasuomi Umetsu (Kite). These two are some of the best character designers from the 80s.

Speaking of Yasuomi Umetsu, you ought to watch Robot Carnival as well -- it's a series of shorts featuring robots as the name suggests and Presence episode is one of the best.

Of course, for "classics," there's always the original SDF Macross although it's notoriously known for reused animation and not the greatest of it. If you want to skip to an abridged version which is deemed more canonical, go for the movie SDF Macross: Do You Remember Love?. You only need to watch this scene to judge for yourself.

Patlabor is a series I've yet to touch but I've heard many good things about it.

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I'll throw a list of random things that I've yet to go through (well renown shows) but have plans to since I really love the 80s:

Rose of Versailles, Five Star Stories, Legend of the Galactic Heroes.

Toward the Terra may be good but I think the remake may be better.

One thing to note is that the 80s to late 90s were a time of fascination with space hence the many space operas being listed.
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Dirty Pair is one of my favorites. it's also animated in the ominpresent 80's rumiko takahashi style.


Bubblegum Crisis has a strong cyberpunk aesthetic


Cat's Eye is on Crunchyroll. I think the gals are pretty well-drawn, and it's in the City Hunter style (same manga-ka I believe)
It's pretty silly imo, like Lupin III, but you get aerobics
The OP/ED have a super high 80s quotient

Riding Bean is a good OVA if you like super violent 80s movies


Patlabor and Ranma 1/2 straddle the 1980s/90s
The 80's-90s TV series is like a real robot sitcom
If you haven't seen the 1990s Patlabor movies, the mecha animation is fantastic




This is all up my alley... I thank you friend!
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PandaSamaBoi wrote:

Well hello there. It's your favorite teenage hipster anime fan who needs some help from his elders. I love 90's anime, but I wanna take the hipster levels to over 9,000. After watching Kimagure Orange Road (RIP Hiromi Tsuru), I want some more A E S T H E T I C A F anime to watch.

Urusei Yatsura, City Hunter, Maison Ikkoku, & Legend of The Galactic Heroes are already on the list. (Akira too, *gasps* I still haven't watched Akira? What a shit anime fan I am. I know how great it is, but I'm saving that for a good day.)


Dirty Pair (available from Nozomi/RightStuf, https://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Pair-Original-Part-Litebox/dp/B00BY6XMKE/):

Two gals-with-guns, who cause only slightly less collateral damage than the Blues Brothers...In Our Day, Sonny, this made more first-time converts to anime than Urusei and Akira combined. It's that crack-addictive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwyQsSHWke0

Project A-Ko (they'll never be able to do another restoration, so get the original on DVD while you can: https://www.amazon.com/Project-Ko-Miki-Ito/dp/B004LBA07M/)

Imagine a polyglot "Anime Movie" parody of every 80's trope mashed together, from the insane minds of the Urusei writers. Used to be, we'd never show this to first-timers, worrying they just wouldn't get jokes about Captain Harlock or Fist of the North Star...Aren't you glad things are better today?
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/_img/franchises/44.jpg

If you can't find the OOP Macross DVD's, don't worry, Harmony Gold will make sure the original first season of Robotech is just about any darn where you can stream it,


And...you do know Lupin III, Vol. 2 (red jacket) is on CR, right?...

...Along with Galaxy Express 999?


I forgot Lupin.. I'm gonna watch everything you and CyberFaust recommended. Thanks so much!
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Megazone 23 is probably a must purely for the animation aesthetics of the 80s and showing what decently budget OVAs can do. It features character designs from Haruhiko Mikimoto (SDF Macross: DYRL, Kabeneri of the Iron Fortress) and Yasuomi Umetsu (Kite). These two are some of the best character designers from the 80s.

Speaking of Yasuomi Umetsu, you ought to watch Robot Carnival as well -- it's a series of shorts featuring robots as the name suggests and Presence episode is one of the best.

Of course, for "classics," there's always the original SDF Macross although it's notoriously known for reused animation and not the greatest of it. If you want to skip to an abridged version which is deemed more canonical, go for the movie SDF Macross: Do You Remember Love?. You only need to watch this scene to judge for yourself.

Patlabor is a series I've yet to touch but I've heard many good things about it.


I've been meaning to get around to that specific Macross film, since I hear some good praise for it, but the first minute and 20 seconds sold it for me. Thanks for the recommendations man!
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Urusei Yatsura, City Hunter, Maison Ikkoku, & Legend of The Galactic Heroes are already on the list.


And speaking from experience, btw--The first season of Urusei was so badly done, compared to the later series, we've lost more first-timers that way, who say "Is the rest of the series like this??" No, it isn't.
(Starts with just transcribing Rumiko Takahashi's manga stories, and then...finds its own crazy direction.)

If you're going to start with UY, watch the first episode, and then skip over to the end-of-the-first-season recap episode--the "Spring Special", if you can find it--and pick up again around the mid-20's. You'll be glad you haven't missed much.
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...Along with Galaxy Express 999?


As this guy recommends, Matsumoto Leiji is a famous name for lates 70s-80s stuff though I'm not a good judge for his work since I haven't watch through his things. Dropping this MAL list of some of his work for others to look through and pick out what's good.

Captain Harlock is a big name but sometimes the late 70s to early 80s stuff can be hard to watch through because of sub-par animation. I've made it through 4-5 episodes of the original Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato 2199 but finished the remake (which changes some things) but it's a very good space opera to go through.

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Additionally. . . there's Sukeban Deka but I think most people would recommend you the live action over the anime but it's what Kill La Kill's ending song is based off.
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You might like Wicked City, depending on your tolerance for 1980s sex and violence shock OVAs but I have a feeling it's the look you're looking for



Cyber City 808 is another very cyberpunk-looking anime, from 1990-91, so not technically 80s but might be what you're looking for also


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Patlabor is a series I've yet to touch but I've heard many good things about it.

Edit:

I'll throw a list of random things that I've yet to go through (well renown shows) but have plans to since I really love the 80s:

Rose of Versailles, Five Star Stories, Legend of the Galactic Heroes.

Unlike most other mechas Patlabor is not about war so its unique hook I think is the peacetime/police unit setting. A fair number of episodes are goofy so in that sense it's a bit of YMMV, but there are also some good action story arcs.
You get real-life issues like paying insurance claims for damage caused by police mechas, embarrassing TV interviews, the cast being mostly dysfunctional and unable to manage ordering take-out, and some great waifus.

It's funny how many references there are to Rose of Versailles in subsequent anime, in this current season I think there was two, one in Recovery of an MMO junkie and the other in Blend S.



One thing to note is that the 80s to late 90s were a time of fascination with space hence the many space operas being listed.

Boy it'd sure be nice for that trend to come back.
I should rewatch Sukeban Deka...
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Embrace_Me wrote:
Of course, for "classics," there's always the original SDF Macross although it's notoriously known for reused animation and not the greatest of it. If you want to skip to an abridged version which is deemed more canonical, go for the movie SDF Macross: Do You Remember Love?. You only need to watch this scene to judge for yourself.


Sorry to be a pedant but they are both canon. Macross 7 describes DYRL as an in-universe movie created years after the events of the series.

Therefore the TV series is what actually happened and the movie is a historical record/propaganda piece. However, the later series depictions of Zentraedi more closely resemble the higher quality visuals used in the movie.

While I'm on the subject, "Curse you Harmony Gold for making the obtaining of any Macross series extremely difficult for western audiences. As ever I hope you go out of business in a way that resolves the legalities around the licence issue." Also, "Robotech does not exist."


Back to the thread topic, CR has /miss-machiko, a comedy series released by the same studio that produced Urusei Yatsura. The episodes of both series were released within a week of each other so the art and animation styles used are identical.

If you like fighting shows then Fist of the North Star may be worth a watch. Someone told me it might be here on CR but it isn't available in my region.

My top 80s series have already been mentioned; Kimagure, Patlabor, Macross, Bubblegum, Ranma & Urusei Yatsura.
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So what's the deal with that vaporwave thing these days


PandaSamaBoi wrote:


You might like Wicked City, depending on your tolerance for 1980s sex and violence shock OVAs but I have a feeling it's the look you're looking for



Cyber City 808 is another very cyberpunk-looking anime, from 1990-91, so not technically 80s but might be what you're looking for also


How the fuck do you know what I'm into based off of like.. 3 forum posts? Lol. Cyberpunk is my SHIT
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Embrace_Me wrote:
Of course, for "classics," there's always the original SDF Macross although it's notoriously known for reused animation and not the greatest of it. If you want to skip to an abridged version which is deemed more canonical, go for the movie SDF Macross: Do You Remember Love?. You only need to watch this scene to judge for yourself.


Sorry to be a pedant but they are both canon. Macross 7 describes DYRL as an in-universe movie created years after the events of the series.

Therefore the TV series is what actually happened and the movie is a historical record/propaganda piece. However, the later series depictions of Zentraedi more closely resemble the higher quality visuals used in the movie.

While I'm on the subject, "Curse you Harmony Gold for making the obtaining of any Macross series extremely difficult for western audiences. As ever I hope you go out of business in a way that resolves the legalities around the licence issue." Also, "Robotech does not exist."


Back to the thread topic, CR has /miss-machiko, a comedy series released by the same studio that produced Urusei Yatsura. The episodes of both series were released within a week of each other so the art and animation styles used are identical.

If you like fighting shows then Fist of the North Star may be worth a watch. Someone told me it might be here on CR but it isn't available in my region.

My top 80s series have already been mentioned; Kimagure, Patlabor, Macross, Bubblegum, Ranma & Urusei Yatsura.


North Star is a must watch sometime in the future for sure, it's available in the US, I wish CR would hook you guys up out of the states with the stuff we get.. It's unfair. But I assume it's legal issues, not them being dicks.

Since you've watched Kimagure, did you hate Hikaru? Because I did, and felt like a dick for hating her after that first movie... That was rough to watch. Now I... like her? Idk.
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Embrace_Me wrote:
Of course, for "classics," there's always the original SDF Macross although it's notoriously known for reused animation and not the greatest of it. If you want to skip to an abridged version which is deemed more canonical, go for the movie SDF Macross: Do You Remember Love?. You only need to watch this scene to judge for yourself.


Sorry to be a pedant but they are both canon. Macross 7 describes DYRL as an in-universe movie created years after the events of the series.

Therefore the TV series is what actually happened and the movie is a historical record/propoganda piece. However, the later series depictions of Zentraedi more closely resemble the higher quality visuals used in the movie.

While I'm on the subject, "Curse you Harmony Gold for making the obtaining of any Macross series extremely difficult for western audiences. As ever I hope you go out of business in a way that resolves the legalities around the licence issue." Also, "Robotech does not exist."


Specifically, the DYRL movie was supposed to be the "Lin Minmei Story" made BY the Macross crew, as propaganda. (Which is why, unlike the TV series, Minmei is already a star when the movie opens.)
And we allow Robotech's Macross Saga season to exist, if ADV's dub has gone OOP. As for the second two Robotech series, and anything created by Harmony Gold afterwards to slap their own brandname on, however...

And okay, what party-pooper reported the OP? Somebody clicked the wrong Quote button?
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Ejanss wrote:

...Along with Galaxy Express 999?


As this guy recommends, Matsumoto Leiji is a famous name for lates 70s-80s stuff though I'm not a good judge for his work since I haven't watch through his things. Dropping this MAL list of some of his work for others to look through and pick out what's good.

Captain Harlock is a big name but sometimes the late 70s to early 80s stuff can be hard to watch through because of sub-par animation. I've made it through 4-5 episodes of the original Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato 2199 but finished the remake (which changes some things) but it's a very good space opera to go through.

Edit:

Additionally. . . there's Sukeban Deka but I think most people would recommend you the live action over the anime but it's what Kill La Kill's ending song is based off.


I've heard of Harlock, I don't mind "subpar" animation as long as the story and characters are great. or if I just like it for some other reason. Thanks for dropping the MAL page and the recommendations!
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