TV Program The Best Old School Anime From 1999 and Before

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Young kids today don't know how good '80s anime and '90s anime really was. With the abundance of new anime that is available to us these days, sometimes it's nice to kick your feet back and check out some classics. Here is our list of the best old school anime of all time, consisting of anime from 1999 and before. What was anime like in the 80's and 90's? Well the animation was a lot grainier and less crisp, but the stories were just as good as today's anime. Cyberpunk animes like Cowboy Bebop and Neon Genesis Evangelion are regarded as some of the best anime of all time, proving that memorable characters and a great plot are always superior over fancy animation. Have you seen all of the classic anime below? We want you to vote for the series you love the most, but this list is also a great guide if you're looking to find some great old school anime shows that you haven't seen before. A few of these are movies and not tv series, such as Akira and Grave of the Fireflies. If you're a fan of Dragon Ball Z, definitely check out Fist of the North Star. The series was very influential in modern day fighting anime.

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Cowboy Bebop


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Actors: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

Premiered: 1998

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#48 on The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time

#198 on The Best Cartoons of All Time

#61 on The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows

#14 on The Best Anime Series of All Time

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Trigun


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Actors: Hiromi Tsuru, Johnny Yong Bosch, Toshihiko Seki, Satsuki Yukino Aya Hisakawa, + more

Premiered: 1998

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#43 on The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time

#360 on The Best Cartoons of All Time

#27 on The Best Anime Series of All Time

#2 on The Best Western Anime of All Time

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Dragon Ball


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Actors: Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa, Masako Nozawa, Takeshi Aono Mayumi Tanaka, + more

Premiered: 1986

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#108 on The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time

#106 on The Best Cartoons of All Time

#68 on The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows

#32 on The Best Anime Series of All Time

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Dragon Ball Z


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Actors: Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

Premiered: 1989

Number of Seasons: 16

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#102 on The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

#80 on What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

#25 on The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time

#29 on The Best Cartoons of All Time

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Rurouni Kenshin


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Actors: Kaylyn Dicksion

Premiered: 1996

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#410 on The Best Cartoons of All Time

#23 on The Best Anime Series of All Time

#36 on The Best English Dubbed Anime of All Time

#24 on The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

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24 people just voted on Yu Yu Hakusho


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Actors: Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey

Premiered: 1992

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#24 on The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time

#321 on The Best Cartoons of All Time

#31 on The Best Anime Series of All Time

#46 on The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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Neon Genesis Evangelion


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Actors: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

Premiered: 1995

Number of Seasons: 1

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#43 on The Best Anime Series of All Time

#151 on The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

#31 on The Best Adult Anime of All Time

#218 on The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

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Princess Mononoke


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