Top 10 Best Retro Anime, 90s Animes, Edo Time Animes!

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1. Tenjho Tenge

Other name: 天上天下, TENJOU TENGE

Tenjho Tenge (天上天下, TENJOU TENGE)

Summary: Souchirou Nagi and Bob Makihara are two delinquents who arrive at Toudou Academy with the objective of ruling over the school with their strength. But on their first day, they encountered the Jyuukenbu, a martial arts group of the school. Members of the group, Maya Natsume, her sister Aya, and Masataka Takayanagi easily overpowered Souchirou and Bob. And what’s more, due to what was assumed to be their “connections” with the Jyuukenbu, the two were attacked by members of the Enforcement Group, which oversees the martial arts groups of the school. Drawn into the personal conflicts between the Jyuukenbu and the Enforcement Group, Souchirou and Bob have no choice but to join up with Maya Natsume’s group and to hone their skills to become even stronger.

  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Martial Arts, School, Shounen, Super Power
  • Status: Completed


Other name: シティーハンター


Plot: Ryo Saeba works the streets of Tokyo as the City Hunter. He’s a “sweeper” and with his sidekick Kaori Makimura, he keeps the city clean. People hire the City Hunter to solve their dangerous problems, which he does with a Colt Python. When Ryo’s not working on a case, he’s working on getting the ladies, and Kaori must keep him in check with her trusty 10 kg hammer.

  • Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Shounen
  • Status: Completed

3. Slam dunk

Other name: スラムダンク

Slam dunk

Plot: Sakuragi Hanamichi is a junior high punk used to getting into fights and being rejected by girls but upon entering high school he meets the girl of his dreams, Haruko Akagi. He will do anything in order to win her heart including joining the school basketball team that is aiming to conquer the nation lead by Haruko’s brother. The problem is that Sakuragi has never played basketball before and a freshman sensation is stealing the spotlight and Haruko’s affection from him.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, School, Shounen, Slice of Life, Sports
  • Status: Completed



4. Great Teacher Onizuka

Other name: GTO, グレート・ティーチャー・オニヅカ

Great Teacher Onizuka

Plot: Onizuka is an ex-biker and gang leader who has one goal, to become the greatest teacher. He learns of the power and respect possible as an intern teacher, using his strength and connections to get his students to respect him. Now, graduated, he gets a job at a prestigious private school to handle their ‘problem class’ that made the past few teachers quit. He must handle a different sort of trouble when the trouble makers include some of the smartest kids in Japan who prefer a more cerebral approach to torturing their teacher. Onizuka must slowly win his students over and deal with their mistrust of teachers while handling the distrust of his fellow teachers.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, School, Shounen
  • Status: Completed

5. Cowboy bebop

Other name: カウボーイビバップ

Cowboy bebop

Plot: Spike Spiegel, a bounty Hunter with a dark past, lives on bounty to bounty, barely making it each time, or not making it at all. His partners Jet Black, Faye Valentine, Ed and Ein the dog all help him in his adventures from planet to planet.

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Space
  • Status: Completed

6. Zatch bell

Other name: Konjiki no Gash Bell!!, 金色のガッシュベル!!

Zatch bell

Plot: Takamine Kiyomaro, a depressed don’t-care-about-the-world guy, was suddenly given a little demon named Gash Bell to take care of. Little does he know that Gash is embroiled into an intense fight to see who is the ruler of the demon world. All of the demons have to pick a master on Earth and duke it out with other demons until one survives. Needless to say, Kiyomaro becomes Gash’s master, and through their many battles, Kiyomaro learns the importance of friendship and courage. Genres: action, adventure, comedy, drama, supernatural, tournament

  • Genre: Adventure, Shounen, Supernatural
  • Status: Completed

7. Neon Genesis Evangelion

Other name: 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン


Plot: At the age of 14 Shinji Ikari is summoned by his father to the city of Neo Tokyo-3 after several years of separation. There he unwillingly accepts the task of becoming the pilot of a giant robot by the name EVA01 and protect the world from the enigmatic invaders known as “angels.” Even though he repeatedly questions why he has accepted this mission from his estranged and cold father, his doing so helps him to gradually accept himself. However, why exactly are the angels attacking and what are his father’s true intentions are yet to be unraveled.

  • Genre: Action, Dementia, Drama, Mecha, Psychological, Sci-Fi
  • Status: Completed

8. Rurouni Kenshin

Other name: るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-; Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan; Samurai X

Rurouni Kenshin

Plot: Himura Kenshin is a vagabond with a dark past and sunny disposition. Not a ronin but a rurouni, he was never a samurai, but an assassin of utmost skill in the Meiji restoration, who in the turning point of the war simply walked away. His travels lead him to Tokyo in the 11th year of the Meiji era, where he befriends a female Kendo master, a former thief, a brawler and a doctor all with their own secrets. Together they fight off the enemies surfacing from the dark past that Kenshin cannot escape.

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Historical, Romance, Samurai
  • Status: Completed

9. Samurai Champloo

Other name: サムライチャンプルー

Samurai Champloo

PlotMugen is a fierce animal-like warrior with a unique Bboying (break-dance) inspired fighting style. Jin has a more traditional style but don’t think of this as a weakness because his skills are amazing. The two contrasting samurai warriors are far from friends, yet their separate paths seem to cross anyways. Mugen is wandering aimlessly through the city when he stumbles upon a teahouse where he meets Jin and Fuu (A ditzy waitress, but don‘t think she doesn‘t have anything hidden up her sleeves). Fuu convinces them both to come with her in search of a mysterious samurai that smells like sunflowers and their journey begins. This modernized hip-hop tale breaks the barriers of the common, historical, samurai anime. Genre: Action, adventure, comedy, drama

  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Samurai, Shounen
  • Status: Completed

10. Inuyasha

Other name: 犬夜叉


Plot: Kagome leads a fairly normal life, in spite of her weird family. Her house is a thousand-year-old Japanese temple, and her grandfather talks about the history of the house endlessly. Legend has it that the old well on the temple grounds keeps a vicious ancient monster at bay; Kagome never believed those legends, until now. The well opens up and sucked Kagome inside transporting her to an ancient time of enchanted forests and giant demons. Kagome is soon confronted by her odd resemblance to Kikyou, the girl who controlled the magical Shikon no Tama talisman and imprisoned the legendary half-demon InuYasha. Upon entering this fantasy world, Kagome is attacked by a demon hunting the Shikon no Tama; she unwittingly releases InuYasha from his imprisonment, only to find that he’s no hero.

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Demons, Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Shounen, Supernatural
  • Status: Completed

Plot from: gogoanime

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