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You can argue about the literary shelf life of an anime all day long so instead, what anime have held up well over the years in terms of presentation. Art, animation, soundtrack, SFX, voice-acting and direction. Which older anime can you watch that won't seem entirely dated compared to anime of today?

I have a small list.

NG: Evangelion (19 years old)




Any Studio Ghibli animation (10-28 years old)*thanks ThisWasATriumph




Akira (26 years old)





Now that the obvious ones are out of the way...

MS: Gundam 8th MS Team (18 years old)





Cowboy Bebop (16 years old)





The Daichis: Earth Defense Family (13 years old)





The Big O (15 years old)





Now that a lot of you feel old as shit, what are some older anime on your "watched" list you think hold up well.
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Cardcaptor Sakura

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I think it started in 1987 so that would be what , 27 years now?
Definitely a classic and one of a kind. My only problem is they glorified some characters like Admiral Merkatz and Reuenthal who when you think about it were just a traitor and an idiot. Still though, a wonderful show, I think Code Geass borrowed a lot from LotGH.
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Lupin the Third holds up well I think.
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MysticGon wrote:
Any Studio Ghibli animation (10-26 years old)

Most people count Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind as a Ghibli production which makes it 30 years old. Even if you don't count it, Castle in the Sky came out in 1986, making it 28 years old.


Anyway, my contribution is the original Dragonball (1986) - 28 years old

Few shows from that era are still so universally loved.
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Ghost In The Shell

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xxJing wrote:

like Admiral Merkatz and Reuenthal who when you think about it were just a traitor and an idiot


Lol, after simplifying things quite a bit you could certainly say that. Great comment though, it brings to question the nature of their decisions as the story progresses. You realize the connection between them in that they both idiotically betray their faction in order to not betray their pride which leads to their tragic deaths. A waste of talent as commanders as they could have both just as easily remained as successful figures in the empire


Anyway, LOTGH is certainly a show which (still) remains at the pinnacle of anime political-war drama

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Record of Lodoss War
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Anything older Gainax made
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PJustinD wrote:


xxJing wrote:

like Admiral Merkatz and Reuenthal who when you think about it were just a traitor and an idiot


Lol, after simplifying things quite a bit you could certainly say that. Great comment though, it brings to question the nature of their decisions as the story progresses. You realize the connection between them in that they both idiotically betray their faction in order to not betray their pride which leads to their tragic deaths. A waste of talent as commanders as they could have both just as easily remained as successful figures in the empire


Anyway, LOTGH is certainly a show which (still) remains at the pinnacle of anime political-war drama



Merkatz still wasn't too bad. I mean at least he more or less went alone. He still had a very weak reason for betrayal though.

Reuenthal literally commanded 30,000 soldiers to fight against their own country, which was not oppressing them in any way. Reinhardt was pretty much universally supported as emperor. He basically started a civil war for the simple reason that he didn't want to say, "Hey, this is a misunderstanding." Which Reinhardt would have replied "It's okay bro, I trust you." The author must have been drunk when he wrote that story arc.
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Gonna have to say Patlabor; The Movie 1 & 2. Released in 1989 and 1993 respectively, they're probably some of the best examples of mechs being realistically integrated into the real world. Plus some of the philosophical monologues and dialogues are on par with ghost in the shell.

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I know i'm just a mainstream loser here, but Pokemon is kinda obvious, right?

i mean 17 years in the running, and thats only counting the anime aspect of it, not the video game aspect (:

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Karas
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DBZ
And soon...Casshern Sins.
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Ouran High School Host Club!! Only 8 years old so it doesn't even stand the double digit test but personally I could read/watch it once every month and I would never get tired of it ^w^
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sailor moon.
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