Originally posted on xanga.
I haven't been able to watch anime like I did in the 90s and early 2000s. But I can recall some of my favorite anime series.
Spike and gang were so cool when I first watched this around 2000 that I couldn't wait for the DVDs to be released. As I was into my late 20s at that point, I wanted anime that had adult leads and topics about life.
I remember chain watching Stage One and Stage Two in a 2 week period. The internal thought process of driving was a new thing to me and got me locked in. I haven't got a chance to watch Stage Four.
Guts is crazy. A mad man. So absurb but so good. Unfortunately, there are some plot points that are disturbing and senseless.
The Vision of Escaflowne
Fantasy and sci-fi combined. I think I was able to overlook that the main characters were high schoolers because the story and setting were unique.
There are many more, but these come to mind because I watched these series within a 6 month time frame and made me believe in the anime that was getting subtitled and brought to the US. There was a long period that I was watching a lot of crappy anime. Mainly because the subject and characters were aimmed at teenagers and not adults. Whereas in Japan, there's Anime for all age groups (at least that's what I remember reading).
Some anime I would like to watch in the future are: finish the last 6 episodes of Witch Hunter Robin, finish Samirai Camploo, Wolf's Rain and Fullmetal Alchemist.