The Death of Classic Anime

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Today I extend my thoughts on a comment I made previously in my "Best of Anime 2018" video about the lack of modern classic Anime, since non of you could agree on it in the comments section.

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can anyone tell me the name of the song playing at 3:20 ?
Lokk j
Lokk j - Dag sedan
Yes! Legend of the Galactic Heroes is the best anime off all time
Maya Prints
Maya Prints - 2 dagar sedan
I think HxH is best shonen change my mind
That guy
That guy - 2 dagar sedan
Also demon slayer and opm are going to be classics
That guy
That guy - 2 dagar sedan
I usually skip the sponsor part but fuck am I glad I didn’t this time 😂😂
RamenGod - 3 dagar sedan
Hey cunt link the songs you use
Sequency - 3 dagar sedan
"If everything is special, nothing is."
- Gigguk
Wilm hosenfeld
Wilm hosenfeld - 5 dagar sedan
I think a lot of it is lack of conclusion from even the most well received anime in the last few years. Most animes lately are manga adaptions, greenlit for a season or two, which are still ongoing so this results in a lot them leaving us off with cliffhangers or mostly unresolved narratives. A personal example for me would also be Mob Psycho 100, I absolutely adore this show, but since it is an ongoing work and god only knows if we'll get another season, there is no closure at all. This wasn't as prevalent some decades ago, stuff like Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Eva, etc, you got the whole package to appreciate and reflect upon. This is has become increasingly rare in the current age of Anime.
FonchCakes - 5 dagar sedan
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Mob Psycho 100, One Punch Man, Space Dandy
Fenix Anime BG
Fenix Anime BG - 5 dagar sedan
Is Jojo a modern classic or just a classic?
Marcus Lustri
Marcus Lustri - 7 dagar sedan
I say devilman was a classic
Sangheili Commander
Sangheili Commander - 8 dagar sedan
The one classic i will never forget is the original guyver 12 episodes easy to watch i challenge anyone seeing this to give it a chance its so good when you get sucked in it only take about 1 or 2 episodes to pull you in
Michael G
Michael G - 9 dagar sedan
Death Note no? I’ve always felt that it being a Classico.
spaceshinobi - 9 dagar sedan
What music starts at 01:00 ????
Wowtschik - 9 dagar sedan
whats the music bye 10:15
Wowtschik - 9 dagar sedan
SAO is a Classic atleast the Abridged version
OneTwelve - 9 dagar sedan
"I don't think I need to clarify what kind of impact anime like Evangelion or Akira had"
LMAO best line
Kakashi Hatake
Kakashi Hatake - 11 dagar sedan
I saw NGE last year for the first time, and thought to myself that these people praising it are blinded by nostalgia. It was ok, but not that much.
As for Legend of the Galactic Heroes, I started watching it and now I cannot thank these old fags enough to not have let the anime community forget about this absolutely incredible show, which I am only 20 episodes in but seems like it will be going to become my favourite anime of all time.
space 192
space 192 - 12 dagar sedan
What anime is it at 4:26 ? :)
jacksperry - 12 dagar sedan
whats that anime at 09:38?
jacksperry - 12 dagar sedan
i mean 09:39, the blue haired girl
Kaoboy - 12 dagar sedan
The moment you said escaflowne Iit brought tears into my eyes. It might not be the best or first popularized isekai anime show but it will always hold a special place in my heart.
Orpheus - 13 dagar sedan
Madoka Magica, Violet Evergarden, Made in Abyss are modern classics. But I do see your point.
There is SO MUCH anime, but there is SO LITTLE that is of high quality.
Stevan Gucu
Stevan Gucu - 13 dagar sedan
I want to thank you. It was here where I heard of LOGH for the first time and it was one great experience watching it. I was watching it at the same time as Game of Thrones was approaching end and I was way more excited to see the ending of 20 year old series that truly has an ending with subverting expectation in comparison to GoTs forced and illogical decisions in story only made to shock people watching it in pubs. I hope that books will have better conclusion to the GoT story.
It would be great if during our lifetimes we see another epic classic like Legends of the Galactic Heroes.
Hand Banana
Hand Banana - 13 dagar sedan
I would argue that Devil Man Crybaby is a modern classic. Damn that shit is top tier. But that could be due to the fact that it’s based off of a really old manga. There is a lot of great stuff out it’s so hard to choose 😭😩
TacoWolf - 14 dagar sedan
the one anime that will always stick with me has got to be Spice and Wolf, it was the gateway drug to my anime addiction and something about it was just so enchanting to me so itll always be my #1 :D
Funguy31 - 15 dagar sedan
What's the point of looking back?
Oh boy, I watched "Nadia the secret of Blue water" for the first time. And I loved it.
Not counting that one arc.
MissVyris - 15 dagar sedan
After episode 19 I think Demon Slayer will stay around if they can keep it up
Aaimek - 16 dagar sedan
1:27 music please?
Kosher Pickle
Kosher Pickle - 16 dagar sedan
Is lucky star a classic cause I like it
Pher Hunter
Pher Hunter - 16 dagar sedan
One piece still living
XJ9 - 17 dagar sedan
This is stupid how could a anime be a classic... it had to be somne years gone to become a classic so how can you tell what the nowdays generation remember when they get older an think back to the good old times? only the time can tell us what is a classic anime an which one is not.
The next thing anime has become more common i´t is mainstream now and the studios produce much mainstream.
But with the impact on the society .... yeah its lacking much.

So now my list what might become a classic.
Kimetsu no Yaiba/Demon Slayer
Hero Academia
Asobi Asobase
Chios schoolroad
......and many many more i love them all im sure there is something coming what is worth to call a clasic.
XJ9 - 13 dagar sedan
@Orpheus if you think so... Time will tell us. Hunter X Hunter got good potential or maybe Vinland Saga it's a sensless discussion we will see in the future and might remember them.
Orpheus - 13 dagar sedan
Na, none of those is going to become a classic lol. Kimetsu no Yaiba, HunterXHunter, Hero academia are entry level shonen anime like DBZ, Naruto before them. They are always popular, with a few cool fight scenes but in the end they are always the same thing. People who grew up with them will always love them, but in 10 years there will be new popular shonen that will replace those. Dororo started great and I thought it would be something thought provoking with great art,... But it wasn't, it went downhill very quick. Asobi Asobase is truly a great anime and one of the best comedies of the past years. But regretfully, there weren't many people who were watching it... There are very, very few anime that are coming out today, that will stand the test of time. The overwhelming majority of anime is average at best, disappointing at worst. I haven't seen anything that truly stands above the others. A show that might become a classic would be something like Violet Evergarden, Madoka Magica, Made in Abyss.
Barrady - 17 dagar sedan
Yu Yu Hakusho is such a fucking amazing anime if you want some badass fighting. I always recommend to newer fans. Also Eureka Seven is a phenominal mech/rom/bad ass show.
lpanto - 17 dagar sedan
What's the music at the start of the video?
Xerox Sos
Xerox Sos - 18 dagar sedan
For me SnK will be a classic for the years to come if the quality of the anime will be the same if not better than S3
KloutBoi - 18 dagar sedan
Whats the name of the anime in 1:26 its a very short clip, I just liked the art style
Lucas Fernandes
Lucas Fernandes - 18 dagar sedan
Eureka Seven
P2dalow 420
P2dalow 420 - 19 dagar sedan
Bro Akira is a film, compare it to the anime FILMS coming out now and it's way more equal footing.
NiceUsername ́
NiceUsername ́ - 18 dagar sedan
LMAO Sure buddy
Karl Romel Nebres Sumido II
Karl Romel Nebres Sumido II - 19 dagar sedan
Thank you Gigguk for this video
Jungook Bb
Jungook Bb - 20 dagar sedan
I stopped watching after 5 episodes season 1 in mob psycho I got bored and just dropped it
K00L KIDZ - 21 dag sedan
Legends of the galactic heros is the best anime
another crusader
another crusader - 21 dag sedan
Jojo's is probably a classic
Jhon Madden
Jhon Madden - 22 dagar sedan
I sat here for 7 minutes thinking about mob psycho 100 being an instant classic furious that it hadn’t been mentioned
solomani - 22 dagar sedan
No such thing as a modern classic. Need time to determine a classic. In the realm of books the rule of thumb is a hundred years.
Dead_Chaplin - 24 dagar sedan
I am only 15, and all my favourite are classics.
Long live classics.
Alex Jones
Alex Jones - 24 dagar sedan
I would argue heroic age has staying power.
KRASS TV - 24 dagar sedan
Anime is dying and Gigcuck has blood on his hands, or paws, probably.
Devastating Joke
Devastating Joke - 25 dagar sedan
the only problem with it i have now is that
9 fucking USD for a character slot?!
Bert - 26 dagar sedan
Why the fuck is it that your videos are all so funny and shit until the last two minutes and then I get hit with some kind of life lesson or some shit. Your videos end and I'm like dammit I should reconsider everything I've done in my life so far. Or maybe it's even just your voice and the way you say it sounding wise and shit. Dammit.
Yakoub Barcelona10
Yakoub Barcelona10 - 26 dagar sedan
i watched 80% of the classics in my childhood and most of them were dubbed and i didn't know what anime really was that time
it was epic tbh
and now i can rewatch them in japanese , i hope i live till i complete them all and feel the joy again
also new animes are also great , i watch them when they finish airing
so watching older anime or previous if i may say while waiting for new shows is a great experience for someone who started anime in 2014 like me
SylvanoDrak - 26 dagar sedan
This made me realize that I have a way too big watchlist...

I'm gonna need a spreadsheet XD
Jack - 27 dagar sedan
does anybody know where I can watch the legend of the galactic heroes? I don't find it on kissanime. :/
xeronicus - 27 dagar sedan
Came here....from a coub
Shion Kreth
Shion Kreth - 28 dagar sedan
The lack of modern classic anime:
-too formulaic and oversaturated for any genre that brings in money.
-manga/light novel advertising actively aiming to *not* have a satisfying and impactful conclusion so you buy the source material.
-fans that seem to actively hate on series' other people enjoyed, ensuring there is no consesus on what actually is and isn't quality, impactful anime.
Mr. Popo
Mr. Popo - 29 dagar sedan
Finished Gundam0079 and starting hokuto no ken and dont care what shows are currently ongoing...
aohige - 29 dagar sedan
No Nadia, Lupin, or early Doraemon movies shown
Clearly lacking the Japanese perspective!
Aaron Solomon
Aaron Solomon - Månad sedan
Here are some strong contenders with some potential if they get developed correctly.

Vinland Saga
Made in Abyss
Heroic Legend of Arslan
Mahoutsukai no Yome

Also, you forgot.. Monogatari is the most obvious modern classic we've got : P. You absolutely can't argue that it's not a modern classic ;D. I'd recommend it right alongside legend of the galactic heroes, cowboy bebop, code geass, ghost in the shell, trigun, and all of those others = ).

A modern classic movie is definitely Your Name.

Drifters would have definitely been ultra interesting if it hadn't gotten abandoned : (.

Don't forget that we also got 3-gatsu no Lion, which competes with the likes of Aria. Saiki is easily going to be a comedy classic right up there with Lucky Star.

We think there are no classics among modern anime because they are always few and far between. I've pointed out an easy 8, many of which are only from the last 3 years.
Dat Bingo
Dat Bingo - Månad sedan
Gigguk is a classic anituber
pink lasagna
pink lasagna - Månad sedan
Hunter x Hunter and Jojo is classic af
Mario Smith
Mario Smith - Månad sedan
why it doesn't work in europe :/
Jack - Månad sedan
its ok all just turn to waifu/loli/isekai shit, but I truly find my self unable to finish one anime per season lately. every season I watch less and less from the list, by 3 episode 70% of the anime will be dropped and by 6 episodes 95% will be gone. turn out 1-2 anime per season will be able to go from start to finish. rest just too repetitive with literally the same shit with different face.
Adrian Knight
Adrian Knight - Månad sedan
SAO feels like a classic became I think it reflects the Isekai genre perfectly to any non-anime hardcore fan, but gamer, like me :) Others I feel fell short of that.