If you’re like one of us (the 80 babies), you will remember racing home from school to catch one of these anime series on TV. Recollecting that memory, here are 9 Japanese Anime Series that we all loved during our childhood. To be honest, I still find them awesome to watch until today.
1) Ultraman series
All Ultramans in our era were usually in red-and-silver color with glowing yellow “salted-egg” eyes. They were able to fire energy beams at their own unique postures but the most popular move would of course be the T-crossing-hands gesture.
2) Dragonball Z
Dragon Ball Z featured the adventures of Son Goku who, along with his companions, defends the Earth against aliens or outer space villains ranging from intergalactic space fighters and conquerors, unnaturally powerful androids and nearly indestructible magical creatures. Son Goku’s signature finishing techniques or moves were “kame-hameha” and big “ki” ball.
Sailormoon was about the adventures of a young schoolgirl named Usagi Tsukino that could transform into the titular character to search for a princess and an artifact called the “Legendary Silver Crystal”. During her journey, she led a diverse group of comrades, the Sailor Soldiers (Sailor Guardians in later editions) to battle against the villains to prevent the theft of the Silver Crystal and the destruction of the Solar System.
The story was about a factory rejected robotic kitten, Doraemon, who was sent back by the great-great-grandchild of Nobita to improve the lifestyle of Nobita so that his descendants may enjoy a better future. Doraemon was known for his small but limitless space pocket where he stored all kinds of gadgets that he bought from the future. The story was surrounded majorly by 4 characters who were Nobita – the one who was always lazy and got bullied, Shizuka – the sweet and hardworking little girl, Takeshi goda (Gian) the bully and Suneo Honekawa – the arrogant rich kid who always show off.
5) Mask rider black (Baja Hitam)
Baja Hitam was about Kotaro Minami and Nobuhiko Akizuki being kidnapped by the cult “Gorgom” on the night of their 19th birthday. They undergone a cyborg surgery with the purpose of becoming the candidates of the next Gorgom Creation King. Both of them were called Century Kings and were destined to fight each other for the throne of the Creation King.
6) Mazinger Z
Mazinger Z is a super robot, constructed by using metal called Super-Alloy Z which was forged from a new element, mined from a reservoir found only in the sediment of Mt. Fuji, Japan. It was built by Professor Juzo Kabuto as a secret weapon to fight against the forces of evil created by Dr. Hell who plans to rule the world.
7) Crayon Sin Chan
The story featured the adventures of the five-year-old kinder garden boy Shinnosuke Shin Nohara (Shin-chan) and his parents, baby sister, dog, neighbours, and friends. Shin-chan’s antics were the basis for the series. He loves “Chocobi” chocolate biscuits and TV superhero named “Action Kamen”; hates green peppers and think that they are smelly. He loves changing proper words to another word that is improper at that situation.
8) Toriyama Doctor (Dr. Slump)
Dr. Slump was a story set in Penguin Village, a place where humans co-exist with all sorts of anthropomorphic animals and other objects. In this village lives Senbei Norimaki, an inventor. In the beginning, he builds what he hopes will be the world’s most perfect little girl robot, named Arale Norimaki. However, she turns out to be in severe needs of eyeglasses and also being very naive bringing a huge bear home, having mistaken it for a pet.
9) Mighty Atom (Astro Boy)
Atom is a science fiction series set in a futuristic world where Robots co-exist with humans. Atom is a powerful android created by the head of the Ministry of Science, Doctor Tenma. Dr. Tenma created Atom to replace his son Tobio who died in a car accident. Dr. Tenma built Tobio’s memory into Atom’s body and treated Atom as if he was the real Tobio.