Why aren't you watching any 1980s/1990s anime right now?
>playing Bravely Default while waiting for the next issue of Berserk to come out.
But I dam. I'm currently at episode 43 of VOTOMS.
I'm watching Gundam Wing though
I am. Told.
Most of them sucks.
>Playing video games
Recommend me a good 80s/90s anime then.
I'm watching Zabunguruu though.
I'm watching both H2 and Saint Seya currently, so you're wrong on both claims.
Mobile Suit Gundam aired for like a month of 1980, so it counts.
Now have fun.
we should have a 80s/90s thread/backlog thread
Yes we should. Let's make my thread one.
I just finished the first Sailor Moon and am also in the middle of watching Black Jack
I'm re-watching Kenshin
Local library's playing slayers few days from now. Should I kick back with some librarians, or just watch it from home?
NO FUCKING WAY!
You are a pleb if that's stopping you from watching old anime.
all 90s anime was amazing
except naruto and bleach
I'm reading their 80's/90's manga. It's much better.
Currently watching Rurouni Kenshin since i haven't seen it in ages
I'm watching a bunch.
I feel like dropping Dragonar so hard.
Great OVA. Really cute ghost girl
I just finished HnK and am watching series 2 Lupin as we speak.
Modern anime is shit so I gotta go back in time.
She was. Weird that I didn't take any caps of her.
Already watched most of the ones i was interested in
No thanks, worst generation. It was 80's trying to be 2000's without actually being it and it was horrible.
How about 1970s?
I'm watching Rose of Versailles and I'm really enjoying it. It is difficult to articulate what I like so much about it but part of it is that they actually behave like people instead of anime characters/caricatures. Even the less intelligent characters are stupid in believable ways.
Cant beleive I goofed and forgot to attach the image.
Hokuto no ken
If you aren't watching HnK every 6 months you are doing yourself an extreme disservice
>tfw I bought Ken's rage 1 and 2 because I love HnK so much
Jeanne Valois de la Motte's husband was a really good character like that iirc.
I don't know how far you are in it, but the affair of the necklace arc (which Jeanne is involved in) starts out feeling a bit fillerish but the climax is the second best thing in the series after the ending and from that onward I couldn't stop watching.
>tfw you realize shit is about to get real
currently watching GTO
Just finished Outlaw Star, better than expected.
I am, I'm watching Now and Then, Here and There right now.
The 2nd ending of that show,is still one of my favorites.
No 1080p, no thanks.
I'm done with that shit.
This is a nice bait.
Let the 80s and 90s stay in the 80s and 90s. I've watched it all, not doing it again. Why should I, when modern anime is technically superior?
>not watching 70s anime
>when modern anime is technically superior?
It is though. Resolution has gone up, effects have become prettier, and it looks more visually appealing. You can argue for the "story" and "plot", but to argue that anime hasn't advanced technologically is plain retarded.
Most of them suck, the ones from today are better and have more sex appeal which old ones just suck at this, the drawings are horrible.
Also the plots are a piece of crap there is no slice of with lolis or something that shows have right now which is charming.
TLDR: old anime series suck.
Fuck off casual
Cause I'm watching Guilty Crown right now
I already watched:
i was thinking about going for the dirty pair series and ovas...but lately i feel too tired to try
You need to add Bubblegum Crisis and Tank Police to that; both series of each.
The older anime just doesn't have the fan-service, continuous panty shots, and moe that I want. Times have changed and that is what the general public now wants. Maybe fandom culture will change and want long detailed stories instead of fan service, but I doubt it.
trying to understand physics, by wasting my time on /a/
Because a guy who says he works for cartoon network and knows secret stuff told me cowboy bebop is getting a reboot.
Wow what a cool guy.
I'm just taking a break until I get back into LoGH season 2. It's a great series so far but I needed a breather so I wouldn't get worn out on it.
I wouldn't say it looks more visually appealing. With lack of film grain and lack of good shading for more than a couple scenes, a lot of anime just look less detailed and for lack of a better term, the spirit is sucked right out of it.
I'll admit some areas of modern anime are advancing (soft colors look pretty damn good in the right style. GJ-Bu looked really nice), but digital just can't replicate analog and achieve the effect. I'll always choose imperfect hand drawn over sterile digital.
Also fuck all this CGI in use nowadays. It too has gotten better but it's still jarring and actual animation is always preferred.
And for resolution, a lot of the old masters translate into higher res and look better than modern anime of the same res. Shit, Lupin from the 70s and Cobra from the 80s manages to look better than the homogenized crap we get today.
I can get someone saying they don't like the style of the period (personally they can go fuck themselves with a rake) but the technology is not superior at all.
More convenient to the creators? Fuck yes. More advanced in effects? Not at all. Old anime always manages to look more detailed because of the physical medium and the fact that Japan in the 80s most prominently had money to throw at beautiful projects.
You can make the bait a little less obvious.
The sad thing is, I'm replying to this troll because it's hard to tell just how retarded /a/ actually is nowadays.
Nigga, early 2000s shows are more moe than today.
Violence Jack is one of the most gratuitous "80's" animes I've ever seen. Rape, disembowelment, decapitation by chainsaw, the 10' reincarnation of fucking SATAN.
It's really awe-inspiring.
>I wouldn't say it looks more visually appealing. With lack of film grain and lack of good shading for more than a couple scenes, a lot of anime just look less detailed and for lack of a better term, the spirit is sucked right out of it.
I agree with this, and has anime really improved anyway? Digital colouring, very simple drawings...what has technology done but put everything backwards? I think some people are too young to realize that technology always looks dated. Hyouka won't look good in 10 years time, it'll look dated as hell, but a lot of 80s anime still looks great because it was drawn with actual detail. REDLINE will look timeless too for this reason.
>not watching early studio ghibli
are you an homosex?
>akira only happened in late 80s
Kimagure Orange Road.
too often do i ask for recommendations and get shit
thanks you done me a service
Good digital colouring will not be dated, how it is used matters more. Blood The Last Vampire was Production I.G.'s first major attempt at digital colouring at it still looks great today. I don't believe Hyouka will look dated 10 years from now either. Good art direction will not be dated.
it's not really good art direction though, it's just wannabe pretentious art direction.
Blood The Last Vampire might have been digitally coloured but it was also drawn in detail, something which most modern anime isn't.
I don't see how appealing colour schemes makes a show pretentious. It doesn't matter if a show is coloured digitally or not, good art direction will make the show look good. As I said earlier, it's the artist that matters most.
>Violence Jack is one of the most gratuitous "80's" animes I've ever seen. Rape, disembowelment, decapitation by chainsaw, the 10' reincarnation of fucking SATAN.
>It's really awe-inspiring.
It's too cynical and mean spirited for my tastes.
And how is older anime much more detailed on average? Look at these:
The shading is pretty standard and it's animation-friendly. Detail in animation takes a lot of time and is more of an exception than the rule. Really well-animated movies like Akira and Jin-Roh didn't have much shading either.
There are many well-made shows from the past, but it's really silly to be dismissive of modern shows by labeling them as being low-effort productions.
90's anime was the best. There was a lot more violent, gritty and creative anime.
I'm on the fence on getting Patlabor.
Do it. The second movie has some of the best mecha gore porn I've seen in anime.
Small variation in all of them make them look less flat because that's just the way the human eye works. Even the average TV anime before digital had that quality. Lines and borders are too sharp and it reinforces how artificial it is to the mind and eye with modern shows.
Not to mention the beautiful watercolor backgrounds that were so prevalent long ago look quite nice compared to what we often get today for backgrounds. I miss how often a watercolor still would be used at the end of episodes. It's still done today, just a lot less.
If there's one thing cel animation has it's the more "organic" line-art. Depending on subjective preferences, it can be quite appealing when done right. It's possible to replicate this look in digital animation, but it takes some effort.