A discussion thread for any old school, classic anime that you love that’s over twenty years old and is either cemented as legend or might’ve been lost to the sands of time (basically anything that predates the year 2000).
There’s quite a few I like but one on my favorites is Tekkaman Blade – It’s total 90’s sci-fi as you can get.
And who could forget Fist of the North Star? Kenshiro is still the top OG.
It’s one of the most hilarious anime out there, if you don’t mind adult humor. Just don’t watch it in front your family (I know perverts in anime are nothing new, but uhh, let’s just say this show takes it some next-level stuff). Kintaro’s an idiot savant, often creating a bad situation due to his own idiocy, yet ends up solving it with his own brilliant sense of intuition, and there in lies his charm and makes the series a worthwhile watch.
There are many reasons why the Golden Age arc is great; it shows how to do a flashback arc correctly by giving context to the larger story while standing on its own strengths. But chiefly it explains who Guts is and shows what happened in his life to lead us to the point that he is in the present timeline. Frankly, there’s loads of moments I’d love to go over, but I’d be spoiling it for those who haven’t watched it, yet (especially for the very end, but that requires the full context of the series to truly appreciate).
Guts’ first encounter with demon-kind, against the apostle Zodd, stands out as one of the most hair-raising scenes in dark fantasy:
Berserk: Bleak, dark story which features women and children being raped and murdered and the men are mutilated. It’s strongest theme and message is that life is suffering and you must bear its harsh burdens to become a stronger person.