The best classic animes 70, 80, 90´s

by girlshunter | created - 21 Jan 2015 | updated - 31 Jan 2015 | Public

This is an classic anime list of the top 50 & best animes of all times (classic) with at least 15/20 years or more since their launch, enjoy, be free to comment and add some ideas to the list that i didnt put it in, this is a best off list, my list.

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1. Berserk (1997–1998)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court.

Stars: Marc Diraison, Nobutoshi Canna, Carrie Keranen, Kevin T. Collins

Votes: 38,717

2. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)

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

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

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

Votes: 117,858

3. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)

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

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: 68,579

4. Legend of the Galactic Heroes (1988–1997)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Various people, especially two rising commanders, cope with a massive continual space conflict between two interstellar nations.

Stars: Yûsaku Yara, Ryô Horikawa, Katsuji Mori, Nozomu Sasaki

Votes: 3,603

5. Rurouni Kenshin (1996–1998)

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

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

Stars: Mayo Suzukaze, Dorothy Elias-Fahn, Richard Cansino, Rebecca Forstadt

Votes: 19,399

6. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

94 Metascore

A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 273,982

7. Fist of the North Star (1984–1988)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak, the survivors of the fallout struggle over the ... See full summary »

Stars: Akira Kamiya, Shigeru Chiba, Teiyû Ichiryûsai, Tomiko Suzuki

Votes: 3,171

8. Dragon Ball (1995–2003)

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

Dragon Ball tells the tale of a young warrior by the name of Son Goku, a young peculiar boy with a tail who embarks on a quest to become stronger and learns of the Dragon Balls, when, once all 7 are gathered, grant any wish of choice.

Stars: Brice Armstrong, Steve Olson, Stephanie Nadolny, Zoe Slusar

Votes: 59,878

9. Slam Dunk (1993–1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

About Sakuragi Hanamichi, a freshman of Shohoku High School who joins the basketball team because of the girl he has a crush on, Haruko. Although he is newbie in this sport, he is no ordinary basketball player.

Stars: Hisao Egawa, Eriko Hara, Akiko Hiramatsu, Yukimasa Kishino

Votes: 5,741

10. Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992–1995)

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

One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World ... See full summary »

Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Christopher Sabat, Cynthia Cranz

Votes: 13,713

11. Trigun (1998)

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

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: 21,807

12. Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An alien spaceship crash lands on Earth and her secrets lead to a desperate war against an alien enemy sent to retrieve the ship.

Stars: Arihiro Hase, Mari Iijima, Vic Mignogna, Monica Rial

Votes: 2,137

13. Knights of the Zodiac (1986–1989)

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

A group a young warriors known as 'Saints', each in possession of a 'cloth' guarded by a different constellation, must protect the reincarnation of the goddess Athena as she attempts to keep the Earth from being destroyed by evil forces.

Stars: Hideyuki Tanaka, Tôru Furuya, Ryô Horikawa, Kôichi Hashimoto

Votes: 10,093

14. FLCL (2000–2001)

TV-14 | 151 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Mysterious things start happening when 12-year-old Naota meets a strange woman on a Vespa wielding a big guitar.

Stars: Jun Mizuki, Mayumi Shintani, Izumi Kasagi, Suzuki Matsuo

Votes: 17,712

15. Revolutionary Girl Utena (1997)

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

A tomboyish schoolgirl finds herself forced into repeated duels for another girl who has a role in a world revolution.

Stars: Tomoko Kawakami, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Rachael Lillis, Sharon Becker

Votes: 1,725

16. Star Blazers (1979–1984)

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the year 2199, a starship must make a dangerous voyage to the distant planet Iscandar and back to save Earth from an alien invasion.

Stars: Eddie Allen, Michael Bertolini, Amy Howard Wilson, Lydia Leeds

Votes: 1,420

17. Knight Hunters (1998–2003)

Animation, Action, Drama

Means white cross from German, the series consist in 4 assassins "Aya, Yoji, Ken, and Omi", which one has an unique way of fighting, Aya - katana, Yoji - strings, ken - metal claws, omi - ... See full summary »

Stars: Marc Diraison, Michael Sinterniklaas, Mike Pollock, Takehito Koyasu

Votes: 59

18. Initial D: First Stage (1998)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

The story of a young delivery boy who becomes a drift-racing legend.

Stars: Shin'ichirô Miki, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Steve Blum, Todd Haberkorn

Votes: 3,240

19. Serial Experiments Lain (1998)

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

Strange things start happening when a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with an interconnected virtual realm known as "The Wired".

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

Votes: 13,878

20. Tomorrow's Joe (1970–1971)

30 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Tange is a frustrated fighter with poorly life, he loses his eyesight and also his disciple.Passing by a town one day he meets Joe Yabuki, a brawler,lier and deceived person which he saw in... See full summary »

Stars: Teruhiko Aoi, Shunsuke Shima, Shigeyuki Hosoi, Akira Shimada

Votes: 593

21. Space Battleship Yamato (1974–1975)

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the year 2199, the space battleship Yamato embarks on a voyage to the planet Iscandar, to retrieve a device that will rejuvenate a war-ravaged Earth.

Stars: Kei Tomiyama, Gorô Naya, Shûsei Nakamura, Yôko Asagami

Votes: 600

22. The Rose of Versailles (1979–1980)

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

The story of Lady Oscar, a female military commander who served during the time of the French Revolution.

Stars: Reiko Tajima, Tarô Shigaki, Hisashi Katsuta, Nachi Nozawa

Votes: 2,037

23. Golden Boy (1995–1996)

Not Rated | 165 min | Animation, Comedy

A University drop-out rides Japan on his bicycle, taking part-time jobs and trying not to take women.

Stars: Doug Smith, Matt Greenfield, Mitsuo Iwata, Gorô Naya

Votes: 5,690

24. Captain Tsubasa (1983–1995)

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

Tsubasa Oozora is an 11-year-old elementary school student who is deeply in love with football and dreams of one day winning the FIFA World Cup for Japan.

Stars: Akari Hibino, Hôchû Ôtsuka, Kappei Yamaguchi, Kazuhiko Inoue

Votes: 6,697

25. Lupin the Third (1971–1972)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of the master thief Lupin III and his cohorts as they dive into various escapades, all the while in pursuit by the tenacious Inspector Zenigata.

Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Richard Epcar, Michelle Ruff, Tony Oliver

Votes: 2,183

26. Galaxy Express 999 (1978–1981)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

The adventure of a young boy on board a space train, as it travels to a myriad of incredible worlds.

Stars: Masako Nozawa, Masako Ikeda, Kaneta Kimotsuki, Kôji Totani

Votes: 470

27. Mobile Suit Gundam (1979–1980)

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

In the war between the Earth Federation and Zeon, a young and inexperienced crew find themselves on a new spaceship. Their best hope of making it through the conflict is the Gundam, a giant humanoid robot, and its gifted teenage pilot.

Stars: Hirotaka Suzuoki, Tôru Furuya, Toshio Furukawa, Kiyonobu Suzuki

Votes: 2,372

28. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama

67 Metascore

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by a teenager, his gang of biker friends and a group of psychics.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 185,382 | Gross: $0.55M

29. City Hunter (1987–1991)

24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

The adventures of Ryo Saeba, a gun-for-hire living in the Tokyo metropolis, who will take on any dangerous job as long as it involves beautiful women.

Stars: Akira Kamiya, Kazue Ikura, Yôko Asagami, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 1,412

30. Ninja Scroll (1993)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A vagabond swordsman is aided by a beautiful ninja girl and a crafty spy in confronting a demonic clan of killers - with a ghost from his past as their leader - who are bent on overthrowing the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Emi Shinohara, Takeshi Aono, Osamu Saka

Votes: 37,633

31. Outlaw Star (1998– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of an outlaw crew of an advanced starship.

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

Votes: 3,791

32. Ranma ½ (1989)
Episode: Ranma to Ranma? Gokai ga tomaranai (1989)

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

Kuno has fallen in love with the "pigtailed girl." Kuno, who has no idea who she really is, calls out Ranma in order to entrust him with a present...

Directors: Tomomi Mochizuki, Tsutomu Shibayama | Stars: Ted Cole, Angela Costain, Brigitta Dau, Michael Donovan

Votes: 77

33. Space Pirate Captain Harlock (1978–1979)

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In 2977, mankind has space colonies, machines do all the work and everyone just wants to have fun. When deadly plant-based aliens that look like women attack the Earth in order to colonize it, only one rogue captain can stop them.

Stars: Makio Inoue, Jôji Yanami, Akira Kamiya, Noriko Ohara

Votes: 1,197

34. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

86 Metascore

Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Gorô Naya

Votes: 168,800 | Gross: $0.50M

35. Castle in the Sky (1986)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

78 Metascore

A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Mayumi Tanaka, Keiko Yokozawa, Kotoe Hatsui, Minori Terada

Votes: 165,892

36. Mitsuteru yokoyama's sangokushi (1991–1992)

28 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Because of the civil war, the country now is divided into three kingdoms. A villager with his two companions try to unite all the kingdoms into one.

Stars: Kazuki Yao, Keiji Fujiwara, Show Hayami, Satomi Kôrogi

Votes: 190

37. The Slayers (1995–2009)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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

Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Yasunori Matsumoto, Lisa Ortiz, Eric Stuart

Votes: 2,246

38. Tenchi Muyo! (1992– )

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

Every man needs a good woman. Tenchi Masaki has six.

Stars: Flavia Fontenelle, Matt K. Miller, Sherry Lynn, K.T. Vogt

Votes: 2,114

39. Mazinger Z (1972–1974)

30 min | Action, Animation, Sci-Fi

Teenager Koji Kabuto pilots the amazing super-robot Mazinger Z to avenge its inventor (his grandfather) against the Mycene Empire, led by the evil mad scientist Doctor Hell.

Stars: Jôji Yanami, Hiroya Ishimaru, Hiroshi Ôtake, Junpei Takiguchi

Votes: 1,369

40. Armored Trooper VOTOMS (1983–1984)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Drama

The end of the 100 year war between the planets Bavalant and Melkia does not allow Melkian soldier Chirico Cuvie a moment of peace. His accidental involvement in a clandestine mission ... See full summary »

Stars: Hozumi Gôda, Shigeru Chiba, Banjô Ginga, Kazuko Yanaga

Votes: 193

41. Patlabor: The TV Series (1989–1990)

25 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

The misadventures of a police robot pilot squad and its support crew in a futuristic Tokyo.

Stars: Mîna Tominaga, Toshio Furukawa, Michihiro Ikemizu, Issei Futamata

Votes: 647

42. The Vision of Escaflowne (1996)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Hitomi is a girl with psychic abilities who gets transported to the magical world of Gaea. She and her friends find themselves under attack from the evil Zaibach empire, and the Guymelf ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirby Morrow, Kelly Sheridan, Brian Drummond, Jocelyne Loewen

Votes: 4,244

43. Getter Robo Armageddon (1998– )

Not Rated | 28 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

Sent to jail after being accused of murdering Getter Robo creator Dr. Saotome, Ryoma Nagare must once again team up with his former comrades and pilot Getter Robo when Saotome returns from ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Wise, Naoya Uchida, Hideo Ishikawa, Douglas Taylor

Votes: 145

44. Space Adventure Cobra (1982)

TV-PG | 99 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

Cobra, a famous space pirate with a psycho-gun hidden in his left arm, supposed dead for two years, is back in action. He falls for bounty huntress Jane Flower, whom crime lord Necron wants dead, and tries to help her save her world.

Director: Osamu Dezaki | Stars: Shigeru Matsuzaki, Akiko Nakamura, Toshiko Fujita, Yoshiko Sakakibara

Votes: 2,076

45. Æon Flux (1991–1995)

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