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10 Reasons Why '90s Anime Is Superior To Today's

Topless Robot: ''The anime of the 1990s is cooler than the anime of today. There, I said it. The shows of yesteryear just feel right, unlike today's shows, where it feels like you're trying on a dress that's too tight (or even worse, pants that are too tight). Why do the cartoons of the (very recent) past hit the spot in a way some of today's offerings just can't? I've got 10 ideas as to why. Join me on this road down Anime Dissection Lane, won't you?''

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Hergula2663d ago

Thats a very bold statement, something I can hardly agree with. Anime is not like the film industry, as year after year we are treated to hundreds of phenomenal anime.

Also, this list, I need to give my two cents.

1-Cooler Character designs - Ur comparing DragonBall Z to Code Geass? How are they even in the same bracket when it comes to Anime?

2-To say that Gundam Wing plot actually made "sense", is odd as the story Wing has it far from "making sense", it is very complex and the plot changes all the time, hardly a good example of a plot that makes sense.

After the second point, I see no reason even making a case, the list is a complete opinion piece with no proof or facts behind what the writer is saying and over a 100 comments, so many likes, on something that is un-true and ridiculous... I feel sad for people who actually liked and agree with that article...

shivvy242663d ago

I actually liked the jap dub of yugioh 5ds

mamotte2662d ago

See, nostalgia is good and all, but I disagree with this completely. Anime isn't inferior these days, it's just that people grow up, and lose the ability to get amazed at every single thing. In these days, there are lots of quality anime, with good characters, story, music, emotions, I'll even say that these days there's more variety. I just cant imagine slice of life animes like Nichijou, or the superb art from Jojo's... The Animation in the 90.

What's wrong these days is anime becomeing so popular, that all the series are reduced to One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, and everthing that sells well. But believe, there are true gems hidden, you just have to search a little to find'em. (Or you can ask, you know)

admiralvic2662d ago

You might be right, but I do think older series were a bit better. Like JoJo's Bizaare Adventure is based off a manga from the mid 80's, which also happened to have pretty good art.

Also on a random side note, both OP and Naruto started in the 90's, so if your point is indeed correct... wouldn't that in turn make the statement true? I mean if people want to copy things form the 90's, then the originals would be superior and such.

Hergula2662d ago

While OP did start in the 90´s Naruto started 2002. You dont count the year the manga was released, you count the year the anime was released, as we are indeed, discussing anime, not manga, even if the anime is based on it.

wolokowoh2662d ago (Edited 2662d ago )

Naruto started off as a pretty good show though. It just didn't keep the same quality. The first saga/season with Haku and his master trying to kill the bridgebuilder was a pretty well delivered story. Bleach is horrible and I don't really have an opinion on One Piece only have watched a few episodes in hundreds of episodes in, but to chock to it up to those three is oversimplication. What about Soul Eater, Nana, Deadman Wonderland, Witch Hunter Robin, Basilisk, Fairy Tail, Ergo Proxy, Samurai 7, Lucky Star, Samurai Champloo, Ghost in the Shell: SAC and SAC, 2nd gig, Fullmetal Alchemist, Inuyasha, FLCL, and plenty of others. These were just the ones I own that became anime post 2000. Sure I value Rurouni Kenshin, Dragon Ball, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Cowboy Bebop more than most of those but still I think you're overstating the quality difference

hadouken1822662d ago

Nothing may ever top 90s dbz for me. That n yuyuhakusho

markte2662d ago

Yu Yu Hakusho is my favorite anime, and one of my favorite shows of all time.

I wonder how many Naruto fans know that the nine-tailed fox was inspired by a character from YYH?

ShoryukenII2662d ago

I thought the fox demon was just some popular mythical thing in Japan. But I did notice that Naruto copied Hunter x Hunter quite a bit so I don't think that this is a stretch.

*To clarify by copy, I'll give some examples. Killua is Gon's rival (Sasuke and Naruto). Killua has a big darkness and has an evil older brother, Illumi (Itachi). Kurapika's eye power was copied by the Sharingan (ironic). Also, Orochimaru is a lot like Hisoka.

I wonder what the deal with all this copying from one author is?

markte2662d ago

The nine-tailed fox was inspired by Kurama, in fact I believe the fox's name is later to be revealed as Kurama. With that said, I think it has more to do with the creator of Naruto was a big fan of YYH and got some ideas from it.

Like how the creator of One Piece was a huge fan of Akira Toriyama, and that is why Luffy is so much like Goku. But that is pretty much where the OP/DBZ similarities end.

hadouken1822662d ago

I also want anime to show some realistic emotion. That cliche comedy bull doesnt work n never will. Its why animes dead now. That n over the top chaotic trash shows like bleach. Serioulsy tht shows just all over the place

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