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Am I the only one who likes watching old movies and OVAs from the 80s/early 90s, even when they're terrible?

And I mean most of them are really terrible, but somehow still incredibly fun! And it feels like you can see the personal touches of the animators more clearly the farther back you go, especially in the special effects and explosions.

And of course some of them are actually good too.
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Am I the only one who likes watching old movies and OVAs from the 80s/early 90s, even when they're terrible?

And I mean most of them are really terrible, but somehow still incredibly fun! And it feels like you can see the personal touches of the animators more clearly the farther back you go, especially in the special effects and explosions.

And of course some of them are actually good too.

Lol I noticed that about you in the "last anime you completed" thread. You watch the most random OVA's. I've put a couple of those in my backlog. Which of the 80's shows do you think I should start with?
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Insomnist wrote:

Am I the only one who likes watching old movies and OVAs from the 80s/early 90s, even when they're terrible?

And I mean most of them are really terrible, but somehow still incredibly fun! And it feels like you can see the personal touches of the animators more clearly the farther back you go, especially in the special effects and explosions.

And of course some of them are actually good too.


I love the art styles of the 80s/90s, and they made some really good pieces too.
And even if it isn't terrific, an OVA or movie is still much easier to finish than a 12+ episode anime of similar quality
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Which one was that?


Monogatari series. Just kidding.
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Thfelese wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Which one was that?


Monogatari series. Just kidding.


Okay then.
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I love the art styles of the 80s/90s, and they made some really good pieces too.
And even if it isn't terrific, an OVA or movie is still much easier to finish than a 12+ episode anime of similar quality
Definitely! They're just the right length, if they're too long the novelty wears off and it gets boring.

I couldn't watch full series like most of these, but 45-90 minutes is just fine.


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Lol I noticed that about you in the "last anime you completed" thread. You watch the most random OVA's. I've put a couple of those in my backlog. Which of the 80's shows do you think I should start with?
I guess it depends if you want the ones that I think are actually good, or the shitty ones too.

The bottom of my WTF barrel would be like Black Lion (1992, an alternative history where Nobunaga Oda is taking over Japan using crazy alien cybernetic technology) and Hell Target (1987, an Alien clone with an incomprehensible plot).

Edit: That summary might be coming Hell Target and Roots Search now that I think about it...

I'll try and break them down by content, sort of. And I'll just skip the ones that totally wasted my time.

I also just started Genocyber (1994), I like it so far and they had some very skilled animators on staff. My shortlist of things to look for after this is currently MD Geist (1996), Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990-91), and Angel Cop (1989-94).

Edit: I've apparently watched more of these than I realized.
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I disagree as a lot of those big manga getting adaptions into anime provide much needed revenue to studio so they can try experimental new original series. Studio want to make profits from there series and sometime generic series that already have a following give them that. I'm happy for more manga adaptions if it means we can get every now and then good oringal series like Madoka and Anohana



Madoka and Anohana were never manga?
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Insomnist wrote:

I also just started Genocyber (1994), I like it so far and they had some very skilled animators on staff. My shortlist of things to look for after this is currently MD Geist (1996), Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990-91), and Angel Cop (1989-94).



I really liked Oedo a lot, MD Geist first OVA was pretty good but I didn't really like the second too much.
80s/90s had plenty of great mecha OVAs, like Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster and Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory .
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Am I the only one where anime has helped determine which career field I would like to go into?
I want to study film and become a Director and Screenwriter. I've always enjoyed writing and acting out stories(for example I would pretend I was in the Yugioh Universe.......I would duel against myself, but pretended it was some actual person and I would actual come up with my own stories in the Yugioh Universe. I am also writing a fantasy story about a man who loses his family and seeks revenge on Death.). Also with each career choice I wanted to do, it always involved some kind of writing. It wasn't until I really started getting into anime when I thought I want to go into film. I hope to be able to make movies that cause the audience to think and leave the theater satisfied. I see a lot of this in anime where they like to raise certain questions that challenge the audience and their beliefs(i.e Serial Experiments Lain, Texhnolyze. Shiki, etc).
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I really liked Oedo a lot, MD Geist first OVA was pretty good but I didn't really like the second too much.
80s/90s had plenty of great mecha OVAs, like Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster and Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory .

I'd heard the second Geist OVA was a bit of a cash-in. I'm glad Oedo is good! I'll add those other two to my list as well; I'll also be looking around for Dallos pretty soon, since so far I've loved everything I've seen directed by Mamoru Oshii.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Madoka and Anohana were never manga?

It isn't unusual for original anime to have a manga (and both these series did), but in these cases, the manga were adapted from the anime, not the other way around.

If you see manga of the same title, it is always best to check the publication date vs. when the series premiered.

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I also just started Genocyber (1994), I like it so far and they had some very skilled animators on staff. My shortlist of things to look for after this is currently MD Geist (1996), Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990-91), and Angel Cop (1989-94).

Edit: I've apparently watched more of these than I realized.


That's a good list right there. I'll put a few of those on my list for now. Two other 80's things that I'm curious about are Legend of Galactic Heroes (which I heard they're making a reboot of) and Bubblegum Crisis. Not to mention all the Gundam and Macross series I'm gonna have to watch eventually. It'll be cool.
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rpgothic wrote:

I disagree as a lot of those big manga getting adaptions into anime provide much needed revenue to studio so they can try experimental new original series. Studio want to make profits from there series and sometime generic series that already have a following give them that. I'm happy for more manga adaptions if it means we can get every now and then good oringal series like Madoka and Anohana



Madoka and Anohana were never manga?


Both have manga adaptions but they are based on the anime series and not the other way around
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Two other 80's things that I'm curious about are Legend of Galactic Heroes (which I heard they're making a reboot of)...

LotGH was my first space opera. it was great, but it has to hook you with characters and content over visuals. But yeah, it's pretty splendid. I watched all 110 episodes in two 4-day sprints with a short break inbetween to catch my breath.

For another oldie I'd also recommend Record of Lodoss War (1990) as I loved the unique art style:

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Insomnist wrote:


I also just started Genocyber (1994), I like it so far and they had some very skilled animators on staff. My shortlist of things to look for after this is currently MD Geist (1996), Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990-91), and Angel Cop (1989-94).

Edit: I've apparently watched more of these than I realized.


That's a good list right there. I'll put a few of those on my list for now. Two other 80's things that I'm curious about are Legend of Galactic Heroes (which I heard they're making a reboot of) and Bubblegum Crisis. Not to mention all the Gundam and Macross series I'm gonna have to watch eventually. It'll be cool.


If you ask me, LoGH is one of the most awesome series ever, but I'm sure that has been said time and again

Macross rules, and many of the longer Gundams can be entertaining (some of the main characters can get a bit annoying at times though, but I'm just picky about that). I simply love the Macross 7 songs, and Yoshiki Fukuyama has been one of my top favorite singers ever since
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