As any fan of anime will tell you, it isn’t always about what’s new and shiny. Anyone anguished by Gunslinger Girl’s bastard child second season will understand, as will those flabbergasted by mind-boggling anime adaptations (e.g. GUNNM/Battle Angel Alita).
With that being said, I intend to bring back the shows many of us grew up on, at least in spirit. Those who watched Cartoon Network back in its golden days know what I’m talking about. I’m talking about Toonami, 1998-2002, before all those shows that (mostly) sucked started airing. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, this is a great opportunity to catch up on some of the first Japanese animations that graced the CRT televisions of the 90’s. Why does this matter? Because this is what started it all. Toonami was the phenomenon that picked up mainstream cartoons by its collar and slapped it with Sailor Moon until it realized what it had been missing.
I’ll throw in a few non-Toonami shows (or manga) but ones I feel would fit in well with the spirit of it. Up next time: Sailor Moon, the show that started it all, in more ways than one.