That’s not to say
The golden era started in the 90’s and ended in the early 2000’s.
Shounen was one of the obvious leaders, along with genres like:
- Slice of Life
and a few others.
A lot of these
- Best sellers
- Underground legends
These are the biggest
anime we’ve ever seen released.
Maybe part of that reason is because of the studio behind it. Studio Bones s known for
What’s even more surprising about FMA is t only has ONE season (ignoring Brotherhood). And yet it absolutely smashed the golden era’s competition.
anime you can’t get away from. It’s the reason I avoided it for so many years because I got sick of hearing about it.
But I can’t lie – once I watched the
Madhouse Studios is known for creating:
And the type of
It’s always part of the
The last golden era of
Its motivational aspects and life lessons + characters play a big role with that.
4. Code Geass
Code Geass is one of the few Mecha to SHINE during the 2000’s. But it’s the only Mecha that made it big during the last golden era (2000 – 2006).
Made by Sunrise Studios, Code Geass is the equivalent of a chess game, turned into an all out war between Japan and Britannia.
Strategy, tactics, planning 10 steps ahead, out-thinking the competition… And a questionable main character as far as morals and ethics. Code Geass is a solid Golden Era
It’s a massive series.
Relevant: This Is Why Mecha Anime Is HATED So Much
5. Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied is a surprising
It’s a horror series that takes the word “horror” literally when it comes to:
- Sickening human beings
And everything else that makes Elfen Lied the
Out of all the horror
The only exception is shows like Higurashi (but that released AFTER the golden age of
Monster is the only “other” horror
With over 70+ episodes long it was longer than a normal horror. But it broke through the noise and made it big.
It’s a popular
Later though you learn he has a messed up past, and is a known serial killer hiding in the shadows and masterminding each murder like it’s a game of chess.
Bleach is an unforgettable
The funny thing is Bleach was originally turned down because it was “too similar” to Yu Yu Hakusho. So Bleach came a long way to later reach the limelight.
Whether you’re a fan of the
It’s straight up disrespectful to ignore this
8. Fate Stay Night
Fate Stay Night, the first Fate Stay Night released 2006. Originally made by Studio Deen, the
The concept of going to war with others for the sake of your ultimate WISH is part of this
As long as the franchise keeps innovating the Fate train is here to stay.
- Shakugan No Shana.
- Eureka Seven.
- Hell Girl.
- Full Metal Panic.
- School Rumble
- D. Gray Man
Outside of these
- Just as big
- Or bigger
Not a lot of
They just weren’t the most famous or mainstream, which is the point of this list.
I ignored shows like
If I missed any, share it in the comments.