[ / / / / / / / / / / / / / ] [ dir / ausneets / b2 / dempart / doomer / leftyb / monarchy / vg / vichan ]

/ar/ - Retro Anime & Manga

Appreciate The Classics


Winner of the 81rd Attention-Hungry Games
/y2k/ - 2000s Nostalgia

Entries for the 2019 Summer Infinity Cup are now open!
May 2019 - 8chan Transparency Report
Comment *
File *
Password (Randomized for file and post deletion; you may also set your own.)
* = required field[▶ Show post options & limits]
Confused? See the FAQ.
(replaces files and can be used instead)
Show oekaki applet
(replaces files and can be used instead)

Allowed file types:jpg, jpeg, gif, png, webm, mp4, swf, pdf
Max filesize is 16 MB.
Max image dimensions are 15000 x 15000.
You may upload 5 per post.

File: c6058d67f63c346⋯.jpg (83.88 KB, 1023x768, 341:256, 1535631048850.jpg)

67a260  No.22[Reply]

>What is considered retro?

Anything that came out before the year 2000.

Other good boards:






The board has a new owner as of now.

Post last edited at

File: 8a545b0328dda81⋯.png (614.68 KB, 700x990, 70:99, 1534436061734.png)

File: 5dc951ae94858dc⋯.png (705.54 KB, 832x961, 832:961, neon_genesis_evangelion___….png)

7453c9  No.24[Reply]

Choose one

If you don't choose Rei, you're brain WRONG

10 posts and 6 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

a171fd  No.97


mai nigger

798463  No.99


Wasnt there some EVA girl that appeared only in Games and mangas?

Mana or Maria or something like that?

Also BO


fcc423  No.100

File: 63438545b500a18⋯.jpg (78.68 KB, 740x825, 148:165, __kirishima_mana_neon_gene….jpg)


>Wasnt there some EVA girl that appeared only in Games and mangas?

Mana Kirishima. She only appears in Girlfriend of Steel, which is a sort of VN. I recommend you play it if you like the TV series, you can find it on Nyaa.

439e2e  No.101

File: 36b36f6418bd5b4⋯.jpg (141.44 KB, 1920x1080, 16:9, thumb-1920-310507.jpg)

>2018 and these niggas still can't figure who the best girl is

fcc423  No.102


>watching the remakes

File: 784edd7bc3a6c88⋯.jpg (324.31 KB, 727x701, 727:701, 1440618140155.jpg)

File: 9e7a60e3ed2f7b6⋯.jpg (230.52 KB, 1024x768, 4:3, 1466043918311.jpg)

File: e16461ebbb448aa⋯.jpg (90.09 KB, 800x600, 4:3, 1466044453513.jpg)

File: 8eecea454cf2a91⋯.png (4.05 MB, 3840x2160, 16:9, 1474325622383.png)

File: 3c0789bd4c872cc⋯.gif (983.13 KB, 500x375, 4:3, 1529561323989.gif)

5b588f  No.23[Reply]

SInce she's obviously the official maskot of /ar/, Lum thread!

5b588f  No.26

File: 3b41265e7fa1652⋯.jpg (542.63 KB, 1920x1080, 16:9, 1529583489454.jpg)

File: 39d8ea598fcbd67⋯.gif (580.05 KB, 480x358, 240:179, 1529585625926.gif)

File: 75f771ab7d52e16⋯.png (1.95 MB, 938x1863, 938:1863, 1529589830875.png)

File: 4f5478237b4ec5d⋯.jpg (220.8 KB, 596x599, 596:599, 1529615683117.jpg)

File: d2812ec86a7f6ab⋯.jpg (82.52 KB, 500x697, 500:697, 1529617201380.jpg)

3fc493  No.34

File: 76c96846bd71d51⋯.jpg (1.97 MB, 2500x1664, 625:416, lum.jpg)

A VHS with Urusei Yatsura fansubs was how I got to watch anime for one of the first times (I saw 9, I think), but I have still only seen a handful of episodes. How much of UY have you seen/read, /ar/? Was it among your first animez?

5c5e7d  No.35

File: 06740ab01d7a9b6⋯.jpg (46.95 KB, 640x480, 4:3, loliLumAndRan.jpg)


>actually watched UY on a VHS

Am I too young to be here, anon?

I first watched it last year, only seen about 30 episodes.

5b588f  No.37


I'm currently watching it from a torrent. I installed the whole series unto my external hard drive… and that's basically how I watch all my anime.

d9c4eb  No.98


I love pictures like these but get bothered at how they sometimes use surprised expressions. Isn't keeping all them more neutral faces easier, and better to establish comparison?

File: 4ed29c16626e3bd⋯.png (7.71 MB, 1000x1500, 2:3, __deedlit_record_of_lodoss….png)

5450cb  No.42[Reply]

Since I also made a sci-fi thread, I might as well make one for fantasy as well. Some notable titles I've seen so far:

-Heroic Legend of Arslan

-Legend of Lemnear

-Lodoss-tou Senki (currently in the process of rewatching this)


-Princess Mononoke

Are you watching anything from this genre?

1d2696  No.58

I have seen Lodoss.

People say that one was really influential on later fantasy anime—what are examples of such influences?

5450cb  No.60


I can't think of any, especially because there aren't even that many fantasy adventure anime that aren't parodies of sorts. Maybe Berserk? But I don't think Lodoss is very different from pretty much every clasisc RPG narrative-wise.

9a9d9e  No.62


>I don't think Lodoss is very different from pretty much every clasisc RPG narrative-wise

It's literally an adaptation of a serialization of actual D&D campaign transcripts, so that would be why.


Deedlit was very popular back then and is basically the prototype of elf characters in most Jap fantasy settings afterwards. Most else is probably coincidence since it shares some of the same influences as later Jap fantasy settings.

bb41d8  No.70

File: b4cc5d98f7a9304⋯.png (652.64 KB, 571x522, 571:522, slayers.PNG)

Just finished the first season of slayers. It was fun but I don't think it's geared towards my demographic. Good theme song though.

70f980  No.94

-Ruin Explorers…

-Would Rayearth count as Fantasy?

-I remember one named "Fortune quest", about a ragtag team of rpg characters with weird jobs/skills. think it was more like a parody. There were OVAs and later a 26 episode show.

File: 5406885a31a02f0⋯.jpg (286.41 KB, 789x1080, 263:360, __azalyn_emi_hanner_harold….jpg)

6ca9f6  No.32[Reply]

The old era of anime mainly focused on the science-fiction genre so we'd need a thread on this I'd say, what are you watching?

I'm currently watching Irresponsible Captain Tylor for the first time and having a great time with it. I'm going to watch Nadesico soon after it as I've heard it's quite similar.

85d35b  No.40


>I'm currently watching Irresponsible Captain Tylor for the first time and having a great time with it.

What did you think of it, OP?

6ca9f6  No.41

File: ce45f678e303726⋯.png (3.22 MB, 1440x1080, 4:3, [Quattro] Irresponsible Ca….png)

File: be029dcaa8a840d⋯.png (1.29 MB, 960x720, 4:3, The Irresponsible Captain ….png)


Well, I really liked the first half of the TV series but the second half was a bit mediocre to be honest. The first half was much more comedy-focused but in the second half they try a more serious political plot which I felt ruined the charm of the show as it was supposed to parody other series in the genre. Also, I feel like in the first half, it was implied that Tylor was secretly a genius who knew what he was doing but pretended to be an idiot while in the second half they change that "nope, he's literally retarded" and it just so happens he has great luck.

The OVAs on the other hand were amazing though; I have never experienced such a difference in quality between a TV series and its specials. The art improved a lot and had a more realistic feel to it, the character designs kind of reminded me of the Patlabor films. They also tried to tell more serious stories here but with these I think they definitely succeeded. I think it worked especially well because they decided to focus a bit more on the side characters who didn't get much screentime throughout the TV show and flesh them out a bit, rather than just making everything about Tylor's shenanigans again.

6ca9f6  No.71

Recently saw the Nadesico series. The TV series (the main installment of the series) was a bit lackluster and what you could expect from a sci-fi parody series with romcom undertones, though it does very much have its emotional moments. The film is on a completely different level though, both from a visual and narrative standpoint, similar to the Irresponsible Captain Tylor series and really gave you the feeling of watching a more "epic" version of the story.

File: 1441739186331.jpg (1.83 MB, 1430x5450, 143:545, Essential.jpg)

0133da  No.12[Reply]

How many have you seen?

4 posts omitted. Click reply to view.

5782e8  No.47

File: f784d21d00dc2e8⋯.png (716.59 KB, 768x576, 4:3, Ihatov Gensou - Kenji no H….png)

I just finished Ihatov Gensou - Kenji no Haru from 1996 and I think it would fit well on the list. I would classify this under "arthouse anime" personally for its mix of animation styles and surreal storytelling.

3d526d  No.59

Evangelion, Spirited Away, Akira.

4e1cf8  No.64

A lot of it. This list has issues though. It does cover most of the essentials including even some I wouldn't expect, but it was clearly designed for hipsters. You can tell this because it goes through the trouble of listing directors, and recommends lots of continuity breaks in series to skip to what's considered "important" (watching Ashita no Joe 2 without 1, DYRL without Macross TV, Beatuiful Dreamer without UY, Cagliostro as an entry point for Lupin instead of the 1971 series, Patlabor 2 as opposed to any of the rest, etc. etc). It was made for someone who wants to sound knowledgeable talking about anime, not necessarily someone who wants to enjoy anime. The huge emphasis on Ghibli and relatively well-known arthouse (which really should just be its own category) suggests this, too. The 2000 and on part of the list is like they weren't even trying. Basically the whole thing feels like it was compiled from 4/a/ 3x3 threads and then filtered to try to look as 'legitimate' as possible to people who aren't into anime.

5782e8  No.65


>DYRL without Macross TV

Isn't it a retelling of the TV series' plot though? I have not seen the Macross series (in its entirety) but was planning on watching the film because the first episode of the series didn't make the series seem very appealing to me, partly due to the 70s-esque character designs. The film however comess off as something one could more easily get into without having seen the works of the late 70s and the early 80s.

Also, I think whoever made the chart wanted it to be less about getting into a certain serise at the right point and more about what he considered to be the most impressive feats in Japanese animation of its respective eras, most likely purely in terms of visuals and aesthetics. I do think that the early 2000s certainly lacks in more well-known works and that he went out of his way to put avant-garde stuff at the last section. Works like Mushishi or Haibane Renmei deserve a spot there.

5782e8  No.66

File: deeed34c4a8fb50⋯.jpg (994.64 KB, 1631x2870, 233:410, 20th century anime.jpg)

This one might serve as a better chart but there's some really good ones missing from it like Nadia. Maybe we could make a chart of our own for people who want to get into retro anime.

File: 46a2e20b29cef6e⋯.mp4 (4.5 MB, 892x480, 223:120, sakugabooru Akira.mp4)

bf4664  No.61[Reply]

If you had to pick a single entry in all of pre-2000 anime (that you have seen yourself) that you'd say would be the best purely in terms of visuals, what would it be? While something like End of Evangelion or even Evangelion itself would be a common choice for its fluid animation and immersive surreality, I was personally very impressed by how both Patlabor films looked. The shots of the city were amazing to look at but I also really liked the realistic character designs and facial expressions. Akira would also be a good choice for the amount of work that went into its animation and for not having aged a bit in terms of how it looks, as opposed to most anime from the 80s.

I think the visual aspect of these works is what really stands out to me when it comes to retro anime as opposed to modern-day entries in the medium. In this decade, 2D animation has become more and more scarce and lots of studios are replacing it with CG for certain aspects of the animation like mecha sequences or anything with cars in it.

I guess this could also be a general sakuga (in retro anime) appreciation thread.

File: 44b18b2d39997cf⋯.jpg (262.32 KB, 950x1023, 950:1023, __amano_kazumi_jung_freud_….jpg)

d95079  No.44[Reply]

Is this board officially dead? Is there just not enough interest in retro anime on this site? I liked the concept of this board personally.

4 posts and 1 image reply omitted. Click reply to view.

d95079  No.52



I meant c.u.c.k.

d95079  No.54

OP here, I have decided to claim the board, the old owner had probably lost interest due to the lack of activity. I'm going to participate in the attention-hungry games on /sudo/ and maybe that will make more anons aware of this place.

dc0226  No.55


Cool. Hopefully this place gets a bit more traffic.

d95079  No.56


Me too but I think it would help if people were actually making threads and discussing anime so there'd be a reason for others to come here.

10841c  No.69

File: 1ae602ddd13f16d⋯.gif (30.53 KB, 510x700, 51:70, lainredacted.gif)



File: 1436490737839.png (165.62 KB, 720x480, 3:2, kimba.png)

28172e  No.10[Reply]

This board needs more Kimba

28172e  No.11

File: 1436490894164.gif (Spoiler Image, 2.64 MB, 467x468, 467:468, 440.gif)

and more DUBS

7966c0  No.48


Dubs are retarded, subs are best

File: e19fd36a6ba1b79⋯.jpg (59.11 KB, 640x480, 4:3, mpv-shot0237.jpg)

File: f127053fff27e99⋯.jpg (55.46 KB, 640x480, 4:3, mpv-shot0356.jpg)

File: 2abc8fde53d840e⋯.jpg (39.92 KB, 640x480, 4:3, mpv-shot0358.jpg)

File: e6599a468084339⋯.jpg (38.09 KB, 640x480, 4:3, mpv-shot0359.jpg)

File: 84dd29474bbce94⋯.jpg (41.19 KB, 640x480, 4:3, mpv-shot0360.jpg)

4e9277  No.39[Reply]

A robot girl hears a final message from her grandfather, telling her that with the help of 30,000 friends, she can become human.

I just watched this. It wasn't what it seemed to be at first, and it was pretty great. A good trip in piecing together various puzzling details over the course of the series and seeing how close you got when you watch the final episodes. Key is a cutie.

ff748b  No.43

>short hair waifu

cute. Might give it a watch based on that alone, you can never have enough short hair qts.

Delete Post [ ]
Previous [1] Next | Catalog | Nerve Center | Cancer
[ / / / / / / / / / / / / / ] [ dir / ausneets / b2 / dempart / doomer / leftyb / monarchy / vg / vichan ]