What did /a/ like the most about the 90's?
Personally I liked how much styles changed over the years.
By the way, it's fucking weird looking back at how many anime were produced per year back then.
According to wikipedia...
91: 27 shows
92: 23 shows
93: 17 shows
94: 24 shows
95: 33 shows
96: 37 shows
97: 40 shows
98: 64 shows
99: 69 shows
Crazy how there are more shows in pretty much any given season nowadays than the first three years of the 90's combined.
90's was full of OVA's. That was the thing back then.
You forget that anime wasn't popular in the early 90s, therefore most didn't transition to America. As more and more shows become popular with overseas, people add more and more on wiki.
still the total run time of all anime in each season now triumphs what they produced in the 90s.
I surprised a bubble hasn't formed yet.But unlikely since there's the internet and an influx of younger gen anime viewers.
heh, I love watching 90's ova's
It's like blindly eating a bag of popcorn that was left in the microwave for too long. Most don't taste right, alot are burnt pieces of shit, and a few of them taste pretty good.
It's due to late night anime and UHF anime and dedicated anime broadcasters.
Why does that chart leave out 1990?
The OVA is such an interesting format. Would I be correct in saying that you've got a very definite timeline set out which caters for a simple, logical progression of production?
Yeah, but also OVAs seem like they'd have all the work done before release, similar to a movie (but with less risk and capital), even for ones that last the upper end of several episodes. TV always seems like it's hanging on a thread and there are so many people that have responsibilities that can let the series down.
>Huh. I thought that OVAs were the "safest".
Uh no. Not even close. The reason they are OVAs at all is because they couldn't be on TV either because of content or because of funds (also late night anime wasn't really a thing back then). So practically all OVAs were basically a gamble.
People like to play up OVAs as creator freedom but there is a reason why many of them aren't remembered or went unfinished
Today's OVA are just promotional material or bonus content.
What used to be OVA material is now receives a broadcast on TV or in a few cases screened in cinemas.
Hentai are the exception.
>Throw out all the bonus episodes to TV-series and promos that get bundled with manga
Why would you do that? They still OVAs. Like, for example, 10+ episodes OVA for Kiss x Sis or Seitokai Yakuindomo.
>The industry wasn't full with generic and cliche shows like now
Yes it was. Little girl shit and children's robot shit over and over and over. There is as much or more variety in anime now as there was 20 years ago.
This is wrong.
Even though mecha shows were prominent, their content varied to an extent.
The only shows that were the same were the mahou shoujo shit and even then we had gems like utena and card captor sakura.
A handful of outliers across an entire decade does not a variety make. The 90's were already half over before you started to see more risks being taken and more "otaku" stuff start to penetrate the industry, and even then it doesn't compare to the variety of the 2000's.
You have to be blind, stupid, or a liar to pretend that the first half of the decade wasn't dominated by safe shows for children. Yes, there is a lot of difference between, say, Ramune and 40, Fighbird, and Raijin-Oh. But there's also just as much (more) difference between Girlfriend, Kokkuri-san, Sorameso, Kimiuso, Oretwi, SAO, etc...
If you claim otherwise, it's because you've got a mountain of nostalgiafag bullshit that you're trying to sell, or you're just desperately trying to justify why you won't watch new anime.
Quality > Quantity
The 90s and early 00s may have had less shows but the difference in quality between shows then and now is laughably large.
We are extremely lucky to get one top tier anime every few years now despite the huge amount being made. You used to get multiple in a single year back then
Why does THAT chart leave off the most popular anime of 1990?
Patlabor TV and OVA2 were both technically 90's, so I am legally obligated to put my vote there.
You can keep your 3deep5u mecha and tsundere archetype redhead pilots, Patlabor is (or should be) the real definitive 90's mecha.
You want a Sailormoon Crystal of it?