Where Anime Dreams Take Flight.

Anime Overview

Anime Series from the 80’s

Development and Influence

  • The 1980s marked a significant period for anime, witnessing the emergence of various iconic series that laid the foundation for modern anime.
  • This era saw the rise of diverse genres, including mecha, shounen, shoujo, and sci-fi, catering to a broad audience both domestically and internationally.
  • Many of the anime series from the 80s became cultural phenomena, influencing subsequent generations of creators and leaving a lasting impact on popular culture.

Technological Advancements

  • The 1980s saw advancements in animation techniques and technology, allowing for more sophisticated visuals and storytelling in anime.
  • Studio budgets increased, enabling the production of higher-quality animation with intricate character designs and detailed backgrounds.
  • The introduction of computer-generated imagery (CGI) began to integrate digital elements into traditional hand-drawn animation, paving the way for future innovations in the industry.

Global Expansion

  • Anime from the 80s played a pivotal role in expanding the global reach of Japanese animation.
  • Increased international distribution and localization efforts introduced anime to new audiences around the world, leading to its growing popularity outside of Japan.
  • Iconic series such as Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, and Mobile Suit Gundam gained widespread acclaim and contributed to the globalization of anime fandom.

Cultural Significance

  • Anime from the 80s reflected the socio-political climate of the time, addressing themes of identity, technology, and societal change.
  • Many series tackled complex narratives and philosophical concepts, resonating with audiences on a deeper level and sparking discussions about morality and human nature.
  • The 80s marked a golden age for anime, characterized by innovation, creativity, and a diverse range of storytelling that continues to inspire audiences and creators to this day.

Here’s a list of 50 Anime Series from the 80’s:

  • Dragon Ball
  • Saint Seiya
  • Mobile Suit Gundam
  • Fist of the North Star
  • Captain Tsubasa
  • Urusei Yatsura
  • City Hunter
  • Macross
  • Transformers
  • Lupin III: Part III
  • Mobile Police Patlabor
  • Cat’s Eye
  • Touch
  • Kimagure Orange Road
  • Hokuto no Ken 2
  • Dirty Pair
  • Legend of the Galactic Heroes
  • The Super Dimension Fortress Macross
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Golgo 13
  • Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
  • Bubblegum Crisis
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • The Transformers
  • Megazone 23
  • Maison Ikkoku
  • Akira
  • Area 88
  • Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross
  • Armored Trooper Votoms
  • Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
  • Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Kinnikuman
  • Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Dagger of Kamui
  • Barefoot Gen
  • Wicked City
  • Venus Wars
  • Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
  • Kimagure Orange Road: Summer’s Beginning
  • The Castle of Cagliostro
  • Bavi Stock
  • Super Dimension Century Orguss
  • Dragon’s Heaven
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack
  • Ninja Scroll
  • The Vision of Escaflowne
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5