Top 20 List: 90s Era Anime

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1. Cowboy Bebop (1998–2003)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.9
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The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Steve Blum

Votes: 63,285

2. Trigun (1998)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.4
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Vash the Stampede is the most infamous outlaw on the planet Gunsmoke and with a 60 billion double dollar price on his head the most sought after!

Stars: Masaya Onosaka, Hiromi Tsuru, Satsuki Yukino, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 15,627

3. Magic Knight Rayearth (1994–1995)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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When the princess of a land ruled by the power of one's will is kidnapped by a traitorous priest, she summons three young girls from Japan to potentially fulfill the legends of the Magic ... See full summary »

Stars: Dorothy Elias-Fahn, Julie Maddalena, Wendee Lee, Bridget Hoffman

Votes: 583

4. Kidô senshi Gundam: Dai 08 MS shôtai (1996– )

25 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.9
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During the One Year War of UC 0079, A young Earth Federation Lieutenant named Shiro Amada is sent to Earth to lead a squadron of Gundam mobile suits in Southeast Asia to fight the Duchy of ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Staley, Emilie de Azevedo Brown, Steve Kramer, Anthony Pulcini

Votes: 966

5. Kidô senshi Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (1991– )

Not Rated | Animation, Action, Drama

8.0
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After the One Year War, Peace was signed between Zeon and the Earth Federation. Three years later, however, some remaining forces of Zeon who never gave up steal the new Federation mobile ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryô Horikawa, Akio Ôtsuka, Rei Sakuma, Dorothy Elias-Fahn

Votes: 652

6. Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996–1998)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.

Stars: Mayo Suzukaze, Richard Cansino, Dean Wein, Dorothy Elias-Fahn

Votes: 13,580

7. Shin Seiki Evangerion (1995–1996)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.6
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A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.

Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Spike Spencer

Votes: 31,616

8. The Big O (1999–2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.6
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In a futuristic city with lost memories, an expert negotiator fights threats to the city with the help of an android and his own giant robot.

Stars: Mitsuru Miyamoto, Steve Blum, Akiko Yajima, Motomu Kiyokawa

Votes: 1,638

9. Kidô senshi V Gundam (1993– )

30 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.2
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The year is UC 0153. The conflict between the Earth Federation and Zeon is long over, and the majority of humanity has migrated to the space colonies. Even the Federation headquarters has ... See full summary »

Stars: Daisuke Sakaguchi, Yumi Kuroda, Ayako Shiraishi, Yuki Danjin

Votes: 174

10. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (1995– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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A squadron of giant robot pilots of a beleaguered Earth colony bring the war to their oppressive home planet.

Stars: Lisa Ann Beley, Brian Drummond, Mark Hildreth, Chris Kalhoon

Votes: 3,465

11. Fushigi Yûgi - The Mysterious Play (1995–2002)

Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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A girl named Miaka Yuuki and her friend Yui Hongo are taken into the book called The Universe of the Four Gods. There they battle many hardships including each other in order to become the ... See full summary »

Stars: Kae Araki, Nobutoshi Canna, Tôru Furusawa, Nobuyuki Hiyama

Votes: 672

12. The Slayers (1995– )

TV-PG | 588 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.6
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The adventures of a teenage female mage and her companions as they quest for gold and glory (especially gold).

Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Yasunori Matsumoto, Lisa Ortiz, Hikaru Midorikawa

Votes: 1,675

13. Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999–2003)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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A group of young teens is unexpectedly sent to the mysterious Digital World and paired up with their own powerful, morphing monster called the Digimon. Together the entire group set out on an adventure to fight evil and save the world.

Stars: Steve Blum, Mona Marshall, Tifanie Christun, Derek Stephen Prince

Votes: 17,286

14. Excel Saga (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Ilpalazzo wants one thing: to rule world so he can better it. Excel just wants to help. Too bad she sucks at her job.

Stars: Takehito Koyasu, Kotono Mitsuishi, Jason Douglas, Omi Minami

Votes: 1,153

15. Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (1998– )

TV-MA | 29 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Set in 2039-2040, This series is set in Megalo City, a city built over the ruins of Tokyo. Boomers, a line of android workers created by the Genom Corporation, perform dozens of tasks, from... See full summary »

Stars: Yu Asakawa, Satsuki Yukino, Rio Natsuki, Hiroko Konishi

Votes: 570

16. GaoGaiGar: King of the Braves (1997– )

Action, Animation, Sci-Fi

7.8
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A special organization using giant robots and aided by an alien boy battles the threat of a menace that inflicts havoc by turning humans into destructive mecha menaces.

Stars: Kevin T. Collins, Kether Donohue, Carrie Keranen, Ted Lewis

Votes: 61

17. Betterman (1999– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Horror

6.7
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A deadly virus known as has attacked humanity with vicious meaning. At the forefront of the battle is the mystifying Akamatsu Industries - disguised as a heavy machine factory in Tokyo, ... See full summary »

Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Kyôko Hikami, Junko Iwao, Matthew Erickson

Votes: 59

18. Serial Experiments Lain (1998– )

TV-14 | 316 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired".

Stars: Kaori Shimizu, Bridget Hoffman, Dan Lorge, Randy McPherson

Votes: 8,087

19. Dual! Paralle lunlun monogatari (1999– )

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A boy who sees visions of giant robot battles in modern Japan is accidentally transported to the parallel dimension in which the fighting is taking place.

Stars: Sharon Alsina, Mika Doi, Sandy Fox, Barbara Goodson

Votes: 116

20. Outlaw Star (1998– )

TV-MA | 650 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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The adventures of an outlaw crew of an advanced starship.

Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Bob Buchholz, Bridget Hoffman, Emilie de Azevedo Brown

Votes: 2,970