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Anyone else miss the old school animes that actually had story depth, characteristics, settings that weren't in a bloody school, about bouncing boobs or panty shots?

I'm talking about black lagoon, Claymore, Trigun, Cowboy beebop. The good ol' days. What has this generation come too...
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Nope. I like me my cute moe girls being cute while attending schools more than that.
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yes i miss the old school anime.
but only when i am not witnessing epic panty shots and hot school girls with katanas.
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Its kind of weird hearing people talk of Claymore and Black Lagoon as Oldschool. Didn't they both come out in the latter half of the last decade?
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AsahinaInu wrote:

Its kind of weird hearing people talk of Claymore and Black Lagoon as Oldschool. Didn't they both come out in the latter half of the last decade?


Black Lagoon was 2006, Claymore was 2007. definitely not what most would consider "old school" anime.
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aidenraine wrote:


Black Lagoon was 2006, Claymore was 2007. definitely not what most would consider "old school" anime.
Nice to know I wasn't hallucinating about that. I've gotten used to 90's anime being referred to as old school, which is understandable as that was the first time anime started being more widely available outside Japan, but stuff that's less than 10 years old being labeled as old school makes me scratch my head. Maybe its just an age thing. I guess if someone is about 18 or so, something that came out in 2006 when they were 10 would seem pretty old school, even though its still part of their viewing generation.
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AsahinaInu wrote:

Nice to know I wasn't hallucinating about that. I've gotten used to 90's anime being referred to as old school, which is understandable as that was the first time anime started being more widely available outside Japan, but stuff that's less than 10 years old being labeled as old school makes me scratch my head. Maybe its just an age thing. I guess if someone is about 18 or so, something that came out in 2006 when they were 10 would seem pretty old school, even though its still part of their viewing generation.


Yeah i'm 22... I don't consider stuff from 2000's yet old school. Maybe in another like 10 years.

Stuff from the 80's or EARLY 90's I do. Like a lot of the Gundam stuff, Dragonball, pretty much any of the Space Battleship Yamato stuff that is not the 2009, 2010, or 2012 stuff, you know stuff like that is actually old school.

I know some people try to even call TTGL old, but it like those others listed by the OP was only from 2007, so not what I would call old school. I also don't consider late 90's really "old" yet. so Trigun and Cowboy Beebop are not really old to me either.
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old school when the drawings were boxy?
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Mizukaru wrote:

Anyone else miss the old school animes that actually had story depth, characteristics, settings that weren't in a bloody school, about bouncing boobs or panty shots?

I'm talking about black lagoon, Claymore, Trigun, Cowboy beebop. The good ol' days. What has this generation come too...

As others have pointed out, your first two examples aren't "old school", unless you are a kid. At least with the last two (both from spring 1998) you are in the ballpark.

Speaking of which, let's take a look at what anime was released that season, shall we?:
http://animecharts.bateszi.me/1998/spring

Yep, no school settings, bouncing boobs, or panty shots in any of those.

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Posted 5/18/14 , edited 5/18/14

Mizukaru wrote:

Anyone else miss the old school animes that actually had story depth, characteristics, settings that weren't in a bloody school, about bouncing boobs or panty shots?

I'm talking about black lagoon, Claymore, Trigun, Cowboy beebop. The good ol' days. What has this generation come too...

The cream of the crop will always be a misrepresentative sample.

I kind of consider "old school" to be pre-1990; not sure what I'd call 1990-2000 though, really.


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As others have pointed out, your first two examples aren't "old school", unless you are a kid. At least with the last two (both from spring 1998) you are in the ballpark.

Speaking of which, let's take a look at what anime was released that season, shall we?:
http://animecharts.bateszi.me/1998/spring

Yep, no school settings, bouncing boobs, or panty shots in any of those.

Nice website! Some of those shows look pretty interesting.

... If I can find them anywhere.
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I'm going to say that you really need to do your research. As others have pointed out, most of what you listed isn't even that old.

As for the comment about anime not being available outside of Japan until the 1990s, that is incorrect too. As long as I have been alive, various anime have been available outside of Japan. Here's some of the one's I recall being aired on TV:
1970s: Speed Racer, Space Battleship Yamato (as StarBlazers), Gatchaman (as Battle of the Planets), Grendizer, Gaiking, and there are several others I can't remember the names of.
1980s: Robotech (which gave us Macross, Southern Cross, and Mospeada), Voltron (2 different series there), Transformers, and Saber Rider are what I remember from TV. This was also when the big home video wave hit. So, we started getting videos of anime series and movies from Japan. And, believe me, there were plenty of panty shots and boob jiggles in those shows. We got things Dominion Tank Police, Lum, Ranma, and Outlanders.

What I think has been happening is that the advent of internet streaming has made the availability of shows without first going through the filter of foreign television networks possible. This means that we are getting almost all of the anime that Japan has to offer (both good and bad). Keep in mind, the art style and content of the shows produced in Japan are a reflection of what sells (and makes a profit) in Japan.

Believe me, I would love to see more shows like Black Lagoon (or many of the others I have mentioned). But, it is apparent that they are not as profitable in Japan. It's the same reason you see so many cookie cutter sitcoms and reality shows on US television. These are the shows that bring in the highest profits.
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