Don't know how to put it... but I gave away the first genius masterpiece score to Gunnm already. There's also one firm masterpiece Kyou kara Ore wa!! .
1. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R Sailor Moon R 美少女戦士セーラームーン R [Toei Animation] (Finished 3/43)
Tags: Shoujo Mahou Shoujo, Mythology Romance
Usagi Tsukino and her friends have been living peacefully until they are c
In the end could only point out Musekinin Kanchou Tylor as a minor masterpiece.
1. Musekinin Kanchou Tylor The Irresponsible Captain Tylor 無責任艦長タイラー [Tatsunoko Production] (Finished 26/26)
Tags: Comedy, Sci-Fi Adult Cast, Military, Parody, Space
Justy Ueki Tylor is an average 20-year-old man: lazy, greedy, and a passionate womanizer. He plans to land an easy job w
Mikan Enikki and Chibi Maruko-chan: Watashi no Suki na Uta are the only masterpieces that I noted with priority to original work over sequel .
1. Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files 幽☆遊☆白書 [Pierrot] (Finished 6/112)
Tags: Shounen Martial Arts, Mythology Action, Comedy, Supernatural
One fateful day, Yuusuke Urameshi, a 14-year-old delinquent with a dim future, get
I failed to find something really good in Summer 1992 season, Kurenai no Buta is the best title among the decent ones, but I still don't consider it a masterpiece.
1. Yadamon Yadamon: Magical Dreamer ヤダモン [Group TAC] (Finished 3/170)
Tags: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
After causing havoc in the Witch Forest, the queen, Yadamon's mother, banishes her to human world.
Crayon Shin-chan is a firm masterpiece and unrivalled winner
1. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Sailor Moon 美少女戦士セーラームーン [Toei Animation] (Finished 5/46)
Tags: Mahou Shoujo, Mythology Romance
Usagi Tsukino is an average student and crybaby klutz who constantly scores low on her tests. Unexpectedly, her humdrum life is turned upside down when she saves a cat with a cresce
What a slow start of the year. Can call just one anime decent, and that's Mama wa Shougaku 4 Nensei
1. Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman Blade Tekkaman Blade 宇宙の騎士テッカマンブレード [Tatsunoko Production] (Finished 3/49)
Tags: Shounen Mecha, Military, Space Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Tekkaman Blade takes place in the year 2300 AD. On a certain moment, the Rad
Yokoyama Mitsuteru Sangokushi is not as spectacular as Sangokushi movies, but I was interested in learning the roots of the story so much that I enjoyed it substantially nevertheless.
1. Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken (TV) ドラゴンクエスト・ダイの大冒険 [Toei Animation] (Finished 3/46)
Tags: Shounen Martial Arts, Mythology Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
After the defeat of the demon lord Hadl
The first masterpiece in 1991 is Roujin Z
1. Oniisama e... Dear Brother おにいさまへ… [Tezuka Productions] (Finished 39/39)
Tags: Shoujo Psychological, School Drama, Girls Love
When 16-year-old Nanako Misonoo enters the prestigious all-girls Seiran Academy, she believes a bright future awaits her. Instead, the unlucky girl finds herself dragged into a web of deceit, miser
I managed to criticize everything again too much, but among decent works I'd highlight Honoo no Tenkousei as both memorable and amusing
1. City Hunter '91 シティーハンター'91 [Sunrise] (Finished 13/13)
Tags: Shounen Action, Comedy, Mystery
Ryo Saeba is back as the City Hunter, a "sweeper" (private detective) working on the streets of Tokyo. He and sidekick Kaori Maki
Wow, I rated everything pretty low this season. Good opportunity to promote my beloved franchise with Wizardry
1. Trapp Ikka Monogatari The Trapp Family Story トラップ 一家 物語 [Nippon Animation] (Finished 3/40)
Tags: Childcare, Historical, Music Drama, Romance
Based on the same story that produced the classic musical 'The Sound of Music', this is the story of Mari
I can highlight two borderline masterpieces - Osu!! Karate-bu and Chibi Maruko-chan Movie with original work always taking precedence over recurring one of equal score.
1. Magical★Taruruuto-kun まじかる☆タルるートくん [Toei Animation] (Finished 3/87)
Tags: Gag Humor, School Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Ecchi
Magical Taruruto-kun is a magical boy, fighting, and comedy TV sho
The only borderline masterpiece I can call in Summer 1990 is Mainichi ga Nichiyoubi
1. Robin Hood no Daibouken The Great Adventures of Robin Hood ロビンフッドの大冒険 [Tatsunoko Production] (Dropped 3/52)
Tags: Historical Adventure, Romance
A variant of Robin Hood in which all the principal characters are teenagers.
Several centuries ago in Nottingham Co
Ended up choosing only Lodoss-tou Senki as borderline masterpiece.
1. Fushigi no Umi no Nadia Nadia: Secret of Blue Water ふしぎの海のナディア [Gainax] (Dropped 3/39)
Tags: Historical Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
In 1889, the world is on the pinnacle of great discoveries in technology. In mankind's grasp for the future, a sinister foe known only as Gargoyle, obs
Chibi Maruko-chan is the first anime that gets a flawless masterpiece score from me.
1. Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan My Daddy Long Legs 私のあしながおじさん [Nippon Animation] (Dropped 3/40)
Tags: Shoujo Historical, School Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Daddy Long Legs is based on the novel of the same name by Jean Webster. It chronicles the adventures of Judy Abbott, a
First of all, with 100 titles after filtering this is getting totally unreadable, so from 1990 I'm moving to coverage per season rather than per year. In 1989 there were quite a few surprises for me as I could call as many as five titles borderline masterpieces Venus Senki , Hoshi Neko Fullhouse , Majo no Takkyuubin , Tezuka Osamu Monogatari: Boku wa Son Gokuu , Assemble Insert with first one turning my personal favorite from this list.
1. Peter Pan no B
Akira and Hotaru no Haka are firm masterpieces for me with the first one as personal favorite. Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu and Tonari no Totoro are borderline masterpieces.
1. Sakigake!! Otokojuku Charge!! Men's Private School 魁!!男塾 [1988-I] Lantis (Dropped 8/34)
Tags: Shounen Delinquents, Martial Arts, School Action, Comedy
Otokojuku: a private school for juvenile del
Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honneamise no Tsubasa is the only borderline masterpiece I noted in 1987.
1. Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari Tales of Little Women 愛の若草物語 [1987-I] Nippon Animation (Dropped 3/48)
Tags: Historical Drama, Slice of Life
Meg, faithful and gentle, Jo, independent and energetic, Beth, quiet and shy, Amy, amiable and precocious–the four sisters live vigorously and happ
No clear favorite this year, but a lot of masterpieces with 7 - Hadashi no Gen 2 , Shounan Bakusouzoku , Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa , Sangokushi II: Amakakeru Otoko-tachi . I don't want to choose, so the winner will be the only series in the list which is Shounan Bakusouzoku .
1. Dragon Ball ドラゴンボール [1986-I] Toei Animation (Dropped 3/153)
Tags: Shounen Martial Arts, Super Power Adventure, Comedy, Fant
Megazone 23 got a firm masterpiece score from me. Other masterpieces for me include Dirty Pair and Sangokushi (1985) . Great times begin from 1985 !
1. Shoukoujo Sara 小公女セーラ [1985-I] Nippon Animation (Dropped 3/46)
Tags: Shoujo Historical Drama, Slice of Life
Sent to an all-girls boarding school due to her father's overseas job, Sarah Crewe is a promising young girl wh
Only Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä gets a masterpiece score from me in 1984
1. Juusenki L-Gaim 重戦機エルガイム [1984-I] Sunrise (Dropped 5/54)
Tags: Shounen Mecha, Space
In the year 3990, the immortal Oldna Poseidal rules Pentagona, a war-torn solar system of five planets. Daba Myroad is a survivor of the Yaman Clan, just one of numerous native societies nearly wiped out by t
Did not expect to see Hadashi no Gen so early, but yeah, it's definitely a firm masterpiece and the winner, also only the second anime I rated as 8. However, I can call another anime within a year a masterpiece for the first time - and it's Time Slip Ichimannen: Prime Rose . Good times seem to be finally coming for anime !
1. Seisenshi Dunbine Aura Battler Dunbine 聖戦士ダンバイン [1983-I] Sunrise (Dropped 7/49)
Tags: Mecha Act
Could not call anything a masterpiece in 1982, sadly. The anime I enjoyed the most is Sasuga no Sarutobi . Hopefully, highlighting it advances its translation .
1. Sentou Mecha Xabungle 戦闘メカザブングル [1982-I] Sunrise (Dropped 6/50)
Tags: Shounen Mecha, Military Sci-Fi
On the planet Zora exist two societies: the Innocent, an advanced culture that lives in domed cities, a
I ended up with choosing just one title as masterpiece - Jarinko Chie - even though there were quite many titles close to that and also some titles without translation that could also fit my criteria otherwise
1. Kazoku Robinson Hyouryuuki: Fushigi na Shima no Flone The Swiss Family Robinson: Flone of the Mysterious Island 家族ロビンソン漂流記ふしぎな島のフローネ [1981-I] Nippon Animation (Dropped 3/50)
Tags: Historical Adve
Marked just one title as masterpiece in 1980 - Hi no Tori 2772: Ai no CosmoZone
1. Tom Sawyer no Bouken The Adventures of Tom Sawyer トム・ソーヤーの冒険 [1980-I] Nippon Animation (Dropped 3/49)
Tags: Historical Adventure, Drama, Slice of Life
Tom Sawyer is a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River in the mid 1800s. Along with his best friend Huckleberry Fi
Alps no Shoujo Heidi (1979) is the only work I could rate as a borderline masterpiece in 1979 .
1. Akage no Anne Anne of Green Gables 赤毛のアン [1997-I] Nippon Animation (Dropped 3/50)
Tags: Historical, Iyashikei Drama, Slice of Life
Life isn't easy for Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan with a vast imagination and a short temper. In a twist of fate, she gets taken i