If you are looking to get into japanese anime television series , do not start with the year 2000 or best anime 90s or later. Start with the classics of the 90s. Here is a list of 30 of the best anime series from that decade in the anime industry thats loved by many anime fans and incredible characters of all time
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion is a Japanese anime television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, directed by Hideaki Anno, and written by Anno and Khara. Set in a futuristic Tokyo fifteen years after a global catastrophe known as the Second Impact, the show focuses on teenager Shinji Ikari who is recruited by his father to pilot one of several monstrous biomechanical constructs called Evangelions in combat against monstrous beings called Angels that threaten humanity’s existence.
Neon Genesis Evangelion was first broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 4, and anime aired from 1995 to March 27, 1996. It was followed by two feature-length animated films: Death & Rebirth (1997) and The End of Evangelion (1997). A reboot series titled Rebuild of Evangelion began in 2007 with Shin Seiki Evangerion Gekijouban: Ha (Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone), which consists of four films that conclude with 3rd Impact being triggered at the end of 3rd Movie – You Can (Not) Redo(!).
The series takes place during 2071-2072 when mankind has colonized other planets after Earth became uninhabitable due to pollution and other manmade problems such as war between nations over resources like oil supplies caused global warming which led oceans rise up above ground level causing land masses all over planet Earth
Turn into desert wastelands where nothing could grow anymore except for cacti plants which were used for food source back then before technology advanced enough so we could build machines instead relying only on human labor alone without any help from nature whatsoever because there wasn’t anything left after decades upon decades fighting wars over land disputes etcetera…
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. It is the sequel to the anime series Dragon Ball, and is based on the manga of the same name by Akira Toriyama.
The story follows Goku who trains hard after defeating Piccolo Jr. After training with his new power, he defeats Raditz (Goku’s brother) and then fights Vegeta who has come to Earth looking for a wish granting dragon called Shenron; however they are interrupted by his former teacher Master Roshi (who only appears in flashbacks).
The first two seasons were produced by Toei Animation; but season three onward were produced by Fuji Television at their studios in Japan instead of being outsourced like earlier seasons were made overseas due to budget constraints imposed upon them when producing anime domestically versus outsourcing it overseas which would cost less money per episode but also meant having limited control over what would happen next since company
Funimation or Viz Media don’t own any rights over intellectual property owned by another company such as Toei Animation’s rights over Dragon Ball Z so if they wanted something changed from its original form then they’d have no choice but accept whatever changes were made without any input from them whatsoever even though Viz Media does have some say over content featured within its own shows like One Piece where characters aren’t allowed kill each other off unless otherwise specified beforehand.”
Death Note is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. It was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2003 to 2006, with a total of 108 chapters collected into 12 volumes.
The story revolves around Light Yagami, an intelligent but bored high school student who finds a notebook with which he can put people to death by writing their names on its pages. He begins using it as a vigilante to kill criminals, and his actions attract the attention of L (his father), the world’s greatest detective.
Death Note has been adapted into multiple media; including anime series (directed by Tetsurou Araki), two live-action films directed by Shusuke Kaneko, two video games developed by Konami for Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2 and iOS/Android devices respectively; several soundtracks have been released while various art books were published as well as other merchandise such as action figures manufactured by Bandai Creation & Kaiyodo Co., Ltd..
Sailor Moon is an anime series based on the manga of the same name by Naoko Takeuchi. The story follows a young girl named Usagi Tsukino, who transforms into Sailor Moon to search for a magical artifact that will allow her to save Earth from impending destruction. And its really the best anime
Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell is a 1995 Japanese cyberpunk anime film based on the manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. The film was co-written, produced and directed by Mamoru Oshii and animated by Production I.G., which also provided some assistance to its production; it stars Atsuko Tanaka as Motoko Kusanagi and Akio Otsuka as Batou.
The story follows the members of Public Security Section 9 as they investigate a series of mysterious deaths that occurred after an experiment gone wrong at a facility known as “Lab 5”. The movie begins with Major Motoko Kusanagi (a cyborg) departing from Section 9 headquarters to go undercover in order to find out who killed Dr. Osamu Dejima (the leader of Lab 5). Its defentily worth watching in my opinon would say best anime series
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is a video game series that started in 2001 and is still going strong today. It features Phoenix Wright, a defense attorney who fights for his clients in court.
The first game of the series was released for Game Boy Advance in 2001 and has been ported to several other consoles since then. The most recent entry was Phoenix Wright: Spirit of Justice, which came out on Nintendo 3DS in 2016 after some delays due to localization issues (the Japanese version had English voice acting).
Akira is a 1988 Japanese animation science fiction action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. It was written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, and based on Otomo’s manga of the same name. The film depicts a dystopian version of Tokyo in the year 2019 where two teenage bikers find themselves embroiled in an anti-government terrorist plot after one of them steals from his gang’s leader.
The movie has been called one of the greatest animated films ever made, as well as one of the most influential anime animations ever created. It was also ranked number 4 on IGN’s top 25 anime movies list.
Trigun is an anime that follows Vash the Stampede, a wandering gunman with a 60 billion double dollar bounty on his head. The only reason he hasn’t been captured yet is because he has the ability to regenerate from any wound–a skill that comes in handy when he gets into trouble with other gunfighters who want a piece of his bounty.
Vash travels around with Meryl and Milly Thompson, two sisters who run a small town called Kajou City. They often find themselves caught up in fights between rival gangs or protecting themselves from rival gunslingers like Nicholas D. Wolfwood (who’s actually pretty good friends with Vash).
Case Closed (Detective Conan)
Case Closed (also known as Detective Conan) is a manga series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama. It was serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine from 1994 to 2017, with the chapters collected into 94 tankobon volumes. The story follows an amateur detective who was transformed into a child while investigating a mysterious organization, and solves cases under the alias Conan Edogawa with his childhood friend Rachel Moore, police detective Kogoro Mori, and high school teacher Hiroshi Agasa.
The series has been adapted into an animated television franchise since 1996; consisting of four different television series produced by TMS Entertainment/Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation & Nippon Television Network Corporation (1996-present), two feature films produced by Toho Company Ltd., three animated specials produced by Production I.G., Funimation Entertainment & Cartoon Network Studios Inc., thirty-two animated shorts produced by Sunrise Inc., one live action drama starring Junpei Mizobata that aired on NTV (2016), twenty-six live action feature films sports anime,starring Meitantei Conan (Detective Conan) which has released so far!
Neon Genesis Evangelion 2nd Impact [Air]
Neon Genesis Evangelion 2nd Impact [Air] is a sequel to Neon Genesis Evangelion, which was an anime series that aired in 1995.
Neon Genesis Evangelion 2nd Impact [Air] takes place after the first film and television series and follows Shinji Ikari and his friends as they fight against creatures called Angels who threaten the existence of humanity. The film also features new mecha designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, who worked on both Neon Genesis Evangelion and Akira (1988).
Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer
Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer is an anime series that was directed by Akiyuki Shinbo. The series is based on a manga of the same name written by Mohiro Kitoh.
Serial Experiments Lain
Serial Experiments Lain is a Japanese science fiction psychological thriller anime television series directed by Ryutaro Nakamura and produced by the team that created Serial Experiments Lain (TV series) – Wikipedia. The show follows Lain Iwakura, a shy 12-year-old middle school student who becomes fascinated with the internet and how it connects people in ways beyond what she had previously imagined. The story follows her as she discovers the darker side of technology and its implications on humanity, while also having an existential crisis over her own identity.
The show was highly influential for its unique visual and animation style show, being one of the first anime shows to use CG animation techniques extensively (alongside Ghost In The Shell). It also deals heavily with themes such as existentialism, social isolationism and postmodernism; themes which would later come back into fashion during the late 2000s/early 2010s when millennials were coming into adulthood
Cowboy Bebop is a Japanese anime television series created by Shinichiro Watanabe, directed by Watanabe and written by Keiko Nobumoto, with character designs by Toshihiro Kawamoto and music by Yoko Kanno. The series follows the adventures of a group of bounty hunters traveling on their spaceship, the Bebop; they are all interesting characters joined in each episode by a pre-existing character who was an old friend or ally of one member (Jet Black).
The series premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo from April 3 to June 26, 1998, followed by syndication across many countries worldwide. Cowboy Bebop has been praised for its characters’ depth and character development over time as well as its soundtrack, including Yoko Kanno’s “space jazz” style that features instrumentation such as electric guitar solos played over slow funk rhythms.
It has been called one of the most significant works in anime history, Its also considered one of the best 90s anime and also the best anime in my opinon and the art style is phenomnal, it been redone as an netflix but wasn’t loved by many anime fans worldwide. Little secert though I loved it
It was also made into a live action tv show I did like it but it wasnt something i enjoyed
Hellsing is a vampire-themed manga series written by Kouta Hirano and published by Shōnen Gahosha. It debuted in Young King Ours’ 1997 issue on February 10, 1997, and ran until its conclusion in 2010 with a total of 10 volumes. The series was later adapted into two OVA series produced by Gonzo: Hellsing (2001) and Hellsing Ultimate (2006). The former was directed by Umanosuke Iida while the latter was helmed by Yasuhiro Nakura.
The main character of this story is Alucard who is portrayed as an extremely powerful vampire who serves as Hellsing’s most reliable soldier against their enemies; however, it seems that there is something more than meets the eye when it comes to this
Princess Mononoke is an anime film directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. It was released in 1997 and set in the Muromachi period of Japan. The story follows a young prince who fights against an evil spirit that has taken over his country, while also trying to save a girl who has been cursed by it.
Princess Mononoke is one of those animated movies that’s really difficult to describe without giving away too much of its plot. It does have some fantasy elements involved, but at its core it’s about people: what makes them do what they do; how they react when faced with violence; why they choose one path over another; how we can overcome our differences (or not). It’s also visually stunning–the special effects have aged well over time and still look great today!
FLCL (Fooly Cooly)
FLCL (Fooly Cooly) is an anime series with 6 episodes. It was released in 2000 and written by Kazuya Tsurumaki, directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki, produced by GAINAX.
The story follows Naota Nandaba who lives in the town of Mabase with his father and grandfather. He enjoys playing baseball but has little interest otherwise until Haruko Haruhara arrives on their doorstep as a new neighbor. She’s also got a Vespa scooter that she rides around town–and it turns out she’s not there just to visit!
Yu-Gi-Oh! is a Japanese manga series about games. It also inspired an anime and a collectible card game. The story follows Yugi Mutou, who solves mysteries using the power of the Millennium Puzzle to summon otherworldly beings known as “monsters,” who come from another dimension called the Shadow Realm.
Pokémon is a long-running Japanese anime series based on the Pokémon video game series. The show follows Ash Ketchum, a young boy who is given the task of collecting all of the creatures known as Pokémon by his father. He must travel across various regions in order to accomplish this goal while also battling other trainers and gym leaders along the way.
The series has spawned a franchise with numerous spinoff titles and merchandise including movies, manga comics, toys etc…
Cardcaptor Sakura (Cardcaptor Sakura)
Cardcaptor Sakura is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by the manga artist group Clamp. The series consists of 19 volumes, with the first volume being released on June 15, 1996 by Kodansha.
The story focuses on Sakura Kinomoto who accidentally releases a set of magical cards called Clow Cards from an ancient book in her basement at home. Each card has its own unique power and personality; if they are not returned to their book before sunrise (which looks different depending on what time it is) they will cause havoc in both worlds until they are captured again.
As Sakura captures each card with help from her friends Syaoran Li and Kero/Sparky (her guardian), she learns more about herself as well as her mother’s past when she was younger
The 1990s were a great decade for anime, and it’s easy to see why these shows are still popular today. They each have their own unique charm and appeal, but at their core, they all share some common themes: friendship, adventure and teamwork.
If you’re looking for something nostalgic that will bring back memories of childhood days spent watching anime with friends or family members then these series should definitely be on your list as its always loved by many anime fan and this an amazing magical girl series that has magical powers
Honorable mentions and loved by many want more anime series to watch then here is more 90s anime to watch like salior moon and mobile suit gundman wing these are all best anime series and also detective conan is also worth it
Yu Yu Hakusho
Great teacher onizuka
That are defentily amazing to the anime fans in the anime industry and excllent character development and just must watch and enjoyable watch with magical world and mature themes by many anime fans worldwide the 90s anime is turly remarkable with many original anime to watch and many martial arts to watch for sure and anime shows