No masterpieces found, but the closest one to it in Winter 1996 is Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan
1. Dragon Ball GT ドラゴンボールGT [Toei Animation] (Finished 3/64)
Tags: Shounen Super Power Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Emperor Pilaf finally has his hands on the Black Star Dragon Balls after years of searching, which are said to be twice as powerful
Koukaku Kidoutai is the second genius masterpiece I can proclaim , plus this season sees the start of Neon Genesis Evangelion even though its first half was not outstanding
1. Neon Genesis Evangelion 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン [Gainax, Tatsunoko Production] (Finished 26/26)
Tags: Mecha, Psychological Action, Avant Garde, Award Winning, Drama, Sci-Fi, Suspense
Fifteen years after a
No masterpieces again, but since most people seem to like Mimi wo Sumaseba let it be in the spotlight
1. H2 Ｈ２[エイチ・ツー] [Production Reed] (Finished 3/41)
Tags: Shounen Comedy, Romance, Sports
Hiro has two loves: baseball and porn, but due to an elbow injury, gives up baseball, choosing a school with no baseball team. His childhood friend Hikari attends a diffe
I highlighted few comedies, but here is another one that I can call a masterpiece - Ike! Ina-chuu Takkyuubu
1. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing 新機動戦記ガンダムW [Sunrise] (Finished 3/49)
Tags: Mecha, Military, Space Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
The United Earth Sphere Alliance is a powerful military organization that has ruled over Earth and space colonies with an iron fist for several de
Since Maruko-chan can't participate in the contest due to absence of subbed episodes, there are no other masterpieces, and among others I favor Armitage III
1. Romeo no Aoi Sora Romeo and the Black Brothers ロミオの青い空 [Nippon Animation] (Finished 3/33)
Tags: Historical Adventure, Drama, Slice of Life
Romeo is a kindhearted and courageous boy living with his family in a small vil
Blue Seed surprised me a lot this season climbing up in the masterpiece league.
1. Magic Knight Rayearth 魔法騎士（マジックナイト）レイアース [Tokyo Movie Shinsha] (Finished 4/20)
Tags: Shoujo Isekai, Mecha Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuuzaki, and Fuu Hououji are strangers brought together by fate when they meet during a seemingly normal field trip
Again no masterpieces. As of decent ones, I'd say that Taiho Shichau zo is the one I enjoyed the most even though it's just franchise setup with 4 episode OVA .
1. Metal Fighter Miku メタルファイター・MIKU [J.C.Staff] (Finished 3/13)
Tags: Shounen Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sports
In the near future, the sports world is dominated by Neo Wrestling, a new spectacle in which Metal Fighters
Failed to find masterpieces in Spring 1994, so I'd prefer to highlight a decent work in need of translation - Tottemo! Luckyman
1. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S Sailor Moon S 美少女戦士セーラームーン S [Toei Animation] (Finished 3/38)
Tags: Shoujo Mahou Shoujo Drama, Romance
The Sailor Guardians and their leader, Sailor Moon, continue their duty of protecting Earth from any w
Shonan Junai Gumi! is the only minor masterpiece discovered in Winter 1994.
1. Akazukin Chacha Red Riding Hood Chacha 赤ずきんチャチャ [Gallop] (Finished 3/74)
Tags: Shoujo Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Akazukin Chacha is the story of a young magical girl (Mahō Shōjo) named Chacha. Living with her guardian in a cottage on Mochi-mochi mountain is Seravi, who
It was a bland season for me. Can put any decent work on the cover, but since I prefer adventurer parties, let it be Fortune Quest: Yo ni mo Shiawase na Boukensha-tachi
1. Slam Dunk スラムダンク [Toei Animation] (Finished 4/101)
Tags: Shounen School, Team Sports
Hanamichi Sakuragi, infamous for his temper, massive height, and fire-red hair, enrolls in Shohoku High, hoping
Can nominate only Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor 2 the Movie and Crayon Shin-chan Movie 01: Action Kamen vs. Haigure Maou as minor masterpieces.
1. Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki: Omatsuri Zenjitsu no Yoru! 天地無用！魎皇鬼 SPECIAL お祭り前日の夜！ [AIC] (Finished 1/1)
Tags: Shounen Harem Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
After his recent battle in space, Tenchi Masaki believes that his fighting days a
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