There’s something different about old school
New designs tend to be more colorful in comparison.
Here’s a list of old school
1. Nadia: The Secret Of Blue Water
Nadia: The Secret Of Blue Water is an
She’s “lost” and is determined to find her homeland, but she’s unsure of how to get there or why she’s even forgot in the first place. That’s how the
In the first few episodes it highlights racism, romance, and other themes the further you get into it. Like the interracial relationship between the main characters.
The story is about Kagome Higurashi and how she falls into the past through an old well. One of the most original ideas related to Isekai
The romance to me is some of the best since you get to see characters develop over so many episodes. Which is unusual for the modern-day romance
The days of
If you’ve ever watched a modern adventure series like:
- Guardian Of The Sacred Spirit
Dragon Ball Z
Or something similar –
Lina Inverse is hot headed like Vegeta, independent, and one of the most powerful
I love how it’s 5 seasons long and the chemistry between characters (kinda like
It’s legit and I wouldn’t miss it for anything.
4. You’re Under Arrest
You’re Under Arrest is like
It’s one of the few police genre
You can compare the dual protagonists to something like Soul Eater (Maka and Soul) except it’s not a supernatural series.
Both main characters work for the Tokyo police force. One being the brains and the other being skilled in hand to hand combat.
You’re Under Arrest deserves more credit than it’s given.
5. Bubblegum Crisis
Bubblegum Crisis is one of the wackiest
It’s different from what we see today. There’s elements to it missing from modern
Maybe it’s the designs in Bubblegum Crisis that makes it appealing. Maybe it’s the sci-fi vibes. Or probably the chemistry between the characters.
Either way – Bubblegum Crisis is a classic, just not necessarily a famous
And the theme song, just like Pokemon’s theme song is famous on a global level. Catchy as F, I can’t deny it.
Not the best quality magical girl
Dragon Ball Z
I’m a little bias because It was my first
Naruto One Piece
And plenty of the Shounen genre as it stands. It’s the OG and its respect is well deserved.
That aside – it’s one of the few old school
8. Magic Knight Rayearth
Magic Knight Rayearth is one of the few (if any) Mecha
Mecha isn’t its main selling point. It’s a magical girl series with an Isekai style to it (one of the Isekai pioneers). But Mecha plays into it later.
3 girls are transported from Tokyo Tower and end up in the world of Cephiro. With a mission to prevent the world from being destroyed.
Not the most grandiose, innovative plot. But many aren’t. It’s all about the execution and how it’s done.
It’s a decent series and many
Produced by Studio Bones, the same studio as
The main character is singled out for the fact she’s supposedly cursed, and will destroy the world when she turns 16 years old.
There’s a mix of mild action, touchy-feely moments, comedy and meaningful episodes that tie the characters relationships together. And the story that comes with it.
10. Kino’s Travels: The Beautiful World
Kino’s Travels: The Beautiful World is in some ways not as beautiful as it sounds, but it is in other ways.
The main character: Kino is a girl who travels the world on her motorbike. Choosing to stay in each place for no more than 3 days at a time. Her unusual motorbike actually talks.
The storytelling is done from the perspective of people in each place where Kino travels, and learns about their culture. And it’s some of the most well done storytelling.
I can’t think of a lot of
11. Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho is produced by Studio Perriot. The
The concept of death which starts off the
12. Magical Girl: Lyrical Nanoha
Lyrical Nanoha is one of the magical girl series that had “some” vibes like
The first season starts out like a cliché magical girl series. Nothing special as far as how it starts. But once you get further into the seasons, especially later on, it gets slightly more violent and dark.
I’d watch it if you wanna see old magical girl
13. Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop, one of the highest rated
If you’ve watched Samurai Champloo, an
Even though it has its differences.
- Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Hunter X Hunter(Old version).
- Cardcaptor Sakura.