GoBoiano: "The Toonami Generation? You know it well if you grew up in the Unites States — elsewhere, we're talking between the years of 1997 and 2008. Anime's still great now, but ask anyone who grew up with classic Toonami and they'll tell you it was the coolest way to get into anime. Not that all the shows on this list aired on Toonami, as a few of them aired on Kids WB and Fox Kids, but these were the mainstream anime that were airing in the late 90s and early 2000s that have nestled their rightful place into our hearts and never left. Shows like Dragonball Z and Pokemon and hugely responsible for the anime fandom that exists outside of Japan today and this article is a homage to all of us that grew up when Ash was still traveling with Misty and Brock."