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The 10 Anime That Define The Toonami Generation's Childhood

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."

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DivineHand1252546d ago

I would take out the movies out of that list since as a child I valued series more than movies. The top 10 anime I enjoyed in that era was:

Dragon Ball Z
Sailor Moon
Yu Yu Hakusho

kingPoS2546d ago

Yu Yu Hakusho
Tenchi Muyo
Gundam Wing
Ronin Warriors
Cowboy Bebop
and of course...
Dragon Ball Z

Those were the shows that shows that got me into anime. I even bought all of those on dvd except RW (That 12 disc set became a rare item the moment it hit the shelves.

JD_Shadow2546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

Dragonball and Sailor Moon were, in short, the backbone of Toonami. We probably wouldn't even be talking about that block now if it weren't for those two series.

Ronin Warriors was creepily good for all the right reasons. I don't know why that's not on this list (why that's not listed, nor is Yu Yu Hakusho, is beyond me).

Gundam Wing was very significant in that it was the first anime that CN chose to air uncensored at a late night hour. It was, in short, the genesis of Adult Swim (before that block debuted). Should've been listed.

ThisJarContainsTHC2546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

Better to be a part of the 'Toonami Generation' than the moe generation we're currently seeing.

I don't know about you guys but I'm fucking sick of little anime girls. I mean really, they look like little aliens with annoying voices, retarded facial expressions and terrible hair.

The Killer2546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

And cow size breasts!

I wont show my kids these perverted animes which are targeting kids!

ThisJarContainsTHC2546d ago

hey now, I don't mind the full figured milf types.

TheFallenAngel2546d ago

Dragon ball z and pokemon 1st gen for me.

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