The Death of Classic Anime

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BeardedFrog7 - 30 minuter sedan
I had finally gotten around to watching GunBuster (followed by DieBuster) and boy am I glad I took the time out to enjoy it!
But for real people, watch Escaflowne.
Anton Ellot
Anton Ellot - 36 minuter sedan
Whats that anime around 1:55 ? I remember one of the characters, but can't really think of why.
JB2Savage - 7 timmar sedan
What’s the anime at 7:00? It look interesting
Contestant 0
Contestant 0 - 9 timmar sedan
HUNTER X HUNTER is a classic without a doubt. Watched it at least 3 times
Rogue Wanka
Rogue Wanka - 11 timmar sedan
Mob psycho just lacks recognition. It got shadowed out by the other shows running at the time.
Cc - 12 timmar sedan
It's okay if you forgot what happened in Mob Psycho season 1...
Just watch it again! Then go on to season 2.
just go watch it seriously.
I binged the two seasons in one go recently, I do think Mob Psycho has the potential to be a modern classic. Show itself is fantastic, all it lacks is recognition.
thats how mafia works
thats how mafia works - 13 timmar sedan
I’m pretty sure we all see ouran as a classic
Pinguin Knight
Pinguin Knight - 14 timmar sedan
Pls dont put songs in the background while you're talking. It's hard to focus on your voice
James Donovan
James Donovan - 14 timmar sedan
Hey Gigguk! Love the content man, you're my go-to anime channel.
Would you be able to tell me what anime you got the clips for 6:57-7:00? I'm starving for a new show and it caught my eye.
Keep up the amazing work!
Do Dat Thang
Do Dat Thang - 16 timmar sedan
excuuuuuse me gigguk i cam here to watch an anime video not question my whole life
Liu Sam
Liu Sam - 23 timmar sedan
Legends of the galactic heroes is absolutely awesome in anime/novel form....
Sawyer Fitzpatrick
Sawyer Fitzpatrick - Dag sedan
Modern anime fans consider Attack on Titan, a poorly written anime with cardboard characters that depends almost entirely on shock factor and mystery, an instant classic and a masterpiece. I hardly think there is a point in arguing with them or shine the light on the better anime of the past.
TozeKiller TM
TozeKiller TM - Dag sedan
This just seems the typical old man that says the same thing every time "in my time it was better" I do think that "Classic" is more subjective to what age you have than more of how "good" they are in you opinion great vid!
Mic_Glow - Dag sedan
Anime has become too mainstream... on one hand it's good (more of it), but on the other hand it means lower average production quality, PG13 (so streaming sites will accept it), studios catering to western audience instead of producing for Japanese market primarily (the "uniqueness" of anime is diminishing, might as well watch a western animation...)
Nepo Radebe
Nepo Radebe - Dag sedan
Thank you for playing "catch me if you can" referring to a classic soundtrack. Good man 😂
G.Kyoka - Dag sedan
What show is playing at 5:30
Demonic Psycho
Demonic Psycho - Dag sedan
I thought Mob Psycho was complete ass, *cough*
〝ѦƁↁεя〞 - Dag sedan
My top candidates for modern classics would definitely be:
Shigatsu Wa Kimi no Uso
Made in Abyss
One Punch Man
and Steins Gate

It's incredible how people can still be talking about these series so much time after they came out...
〝ѦƁↁεя〞 - Dag sedan
Am I the only one feeling that there's too many people talking about Mob Psycho 100 and Made in Abyss but no one of Shigatsu Wa Kimi no Uso?
AidNAbedding - 2 dagar sedan
Who else cried watching this?
utkarsh singh
utkarsh singh - 2 dagar sedan
many anime fan don't care about classic any more these just want ever new anime as soon as possible.
utkarsh singh
utkarsh singh - 2 dagar sedan
many anime fan don't care about classic any more these just want ever new anime as soon as possible.
Hellstormer58 - 3 dagar sedan
End of the line, SAO is for 12 year-olds
S H - 3 dagar sedan
Modern (2010+) Classics... Maybe...
- Attack on Titan
- FMA Brotherhood
- Steins; Gate
- Haikyuu
- Your Name
- Fate/Zero + UBW (by Ufotable)
Lucentt Caizar
Lucentt Caizar - 3 dagar sedan
My favorite classic is probably Mazinger Z
Lattice2804 - 4 dagar sedan
There’s too little diamonds among the rough that is anime today. *If only Kircheis were here.*
Jake Castillo
Jake Castillo - 4 dagar sedan
would you dare say mirai nikki to be a classic? (embrace the hate)
Andreas karlsson
Andreas karlsson - 4 dagar sedan
Actually, there are specific criteria' for calling something a classic. It's not just "oh it's popular and old so it's a classic" xD
Tyler Slogan
Tyler Slogan - 5 dagar sedan
When you said you were reminded on why classics are indeed classics that just spoke to me. I've been watching anime for 5 years now and it has become a huge part of just who i am. After seeing so many different anime over the last year or so something has just been missing for me, as of late i honestly feel like it's that transition from seeking out new classics and genre defining shows to having seen them and looking/waiting for new one's now.
Nicholas Sorady
Nicholas Sorady - 5 dagar sedan
Your lie in April. Modern classic
The Elitest Otaku
The Elitest Otaku - 5 dagar sedan
I honestly love to go back and watch older anime. My favorite periods to watch from are the early 2010's, the 2000's, and the 90's. I'm no expert in older anime, but that doesn't mean I can't recommend an anime from those times. One I recommend is Cardcaptor Sakura. It's losing popularity (slowly), but it's really good. I'm reading the manga right now and I find it both hilarious and heartwarming. I mean, it actually follows a 4th grader that LOOKS like a 4th grader!! Another I can recommend it Nichijou. I know. It's really weird... And it's from 2011... But that doesn't mean it's not good! It's a shounen action series mixed with comedy and... Slice of life? Eh. The last one I would like to recommend is Azumanga Daioh. Read it, watch it, whatever. It's funny.
Karan Goradia
Karan Goradia - 6 dagar sedan
Hey gigguk do one on hamatora
Andrew Darrow
Andrew Darrow - 6 dagar sedan
"my name is kazuma" - classic
MegaNova Shizzle
MegaNova Shizzle - 7 dagar sedan
I recently did something I think is a sorta perfect example of combining both classics and the new stuff: Because of the new Godzilla movie coming out, I saw down and marathonned through all the old movies. And I am really happy I did. Cuz not only was it a lot of fun, but it also just gave me a new level of appreciation for this monster, and how far he has come since the 50's, and all the stuff he has been through. And also just generally for monster movies as a whole.
Night Knight
Night Knight - 7 dagar sedan
Classic in reality can mean two things. It can mean:
- A show that (was capable of) meaning for you so much that you were 99% sure that if only another person watches it they'll become enlightened
- A show that did some deal of the above yet who's impact is more iconic in a technical or purely conceptual way
omer safian
omer safian - 8 dagar sedan
0:20 - "it all looks beautiful"
20 fps
David White
David White - 23 timmar sedan
Into the Spider-Verse was a mix between CG and digital hand drawn paintings at 19 fps. it's how they got away with doing the movie for time constraints. Every shot can be paused and potentially turned into a graphic novel unto itself. well deserved of all its praise.
Maskkulin - 8 dagar sedan
I have a feeling humanity is running out of ideas. Everything will end eventually, scary thought
Marky Mark
Marky Mark - 8 dagar sedan
Increase the thick
Thomas Buckman
Thomas Buckman - 8 dagar sedan
I enjoyed Bebop and Initial D growing up, but those are about the only classics I've seen, apart from a couple of episodes of the original Legend Of The Galactic Heroes.
ARC-77 Fordo
ARC-77 Fordo - 8 dagar sedan
Gigguk, have you not watched any movies in the last 3 years, because Your Name and A Silent Voice would like to talk with you.
Jemuel Mongado
Jemuel Mongado - 4 dagar sedan
@ARC-77 Fordo I think there were references to anime movies in the video, but just in the visuals and not in his script.
ARC-77 Fordo
ARC-77 Fordo - 7 dagar sedan
@Jemuel Mongado I'm just saying, he complains about not having classics, but anime films have been killing it lately. Plus, not counting or acknowledging anime films because they are movies is ignorant. It's an important part of this community and industry and we should be acknowledging them more.
Jemuel Mongado
Jemuel Mongado - 7 dagar sedan
He probably focused on anime series, since that's more prevalent than movies.
radiactivesoul - 8 dagar sedan
You will carry that weight
hehe saucy
hehe saucy - 8 dagar sedan
your lie in april
ARC-77 Fordo
ARC-77 Fordo - 8 dagar sedan
aaron laluzerne
aaron laluzerne - 8 dagar sedan
You want a modern Anime that fills all of these criteria? JoJo's Bizzare Adventure!!!!!
aaron laluzerne
aaron laluzerne - 5 dagar sedan
@Tyler SloganAdmittedly, The first 3 parts took place in the 80s, part 4 in 1999, part 5 in 2001, part 6 in 2011, part 7 in 2014, and part 8 in 2018 with the anime adaptations being made starting near the beginning of the 2010s.
Tyler Slogan
Tyler Slogan - 5 dagar sedan
Well yeah it's "modern" the manga started in or around the 80s and the anime i think in the early 2000s
Orca - 8 dagar sedan
bretantoinette - 8 dagar sedan
We are completely spoiled for choice in this age of anime. No one has to watch what anyone else is watching so the community is spread pretty thin in some places. There may be some classics happening right now (or in the last few years) that haven’t aged enough to be considered classic yet.
I think attack on titan will be considered a classic. Whether it gets a completed anime or not, just because it made such a huge impact, at least on western audiences. Also think Yuri on Ice was significant to many people but may already be forgotten by the wider community. But in another 10 years time who knows what people will consider the 2010’s classics.
Interesting topic to bring up Gigguk!
King Oblivion
King Oblivion - 8 dagar sedan
Who knew every anime he put on the background. Come on tell me.
King Oblivion
King Oblivion - 8 dagar sedan
My Hero Academia is so overhyped I know it's my opinion but I prefer any great shounen or anime movie. Its good but not the type I or my friends would like.
Misty Waters
Misty Waters - 9 dagar sedan
When it comes to SAO, in my opinion, it did everything right that the dot Hack franchise was lacking. Now if the franchise could get better writers hahaha and study character development
David White
David White - 20 timmar sedan
.hack//SIGN is a true original MMORPG isekai classic.The rest of the .hack// franchise falls short. Whereas SAOs first season had the potential to be as good as Sign but opted to forgo developing the true SAO arc. Anything in ALO is filler to me. GGO was alright and Alternate was really good. Anybody who remotely gripes about SAOs pacing I send to Sign.
Orca - 9 dagar sedan
I call "jojo's" a classic because it been takling for years nearly 10 year now, mangga 30 year nothing like jojo so i call it a classic.EDIT:Jojo WILL NEVER DIE BECAUSE OF IT MEME
Spooky -
Spooky - - 8 timmar sedan
That was almost english
Loritorinco - 9 dagar sedan
That’s cause there’s no good anime no more, all’s bullshit tropes after tropes and people’s low expectations fall for it all the time
Не Нормальный
Не Нормальный - 9 dagar sedan
What about
AniFred - 9 dagar sedan
Time decides classics
Papa Bless
Papa Bless - 10 dagar sedan
The only anime that came out in the last few years that I’ll prob never forget is parasite.. and I finally started watching march comes in like a lion and I feel like that one will stick for a while too.
Li Maxwell
Li Maxwell - 10 dagar sedan
Serial Experiments Lain wow, definitely an all time classic
Turkey Shouaib
Turkey Shouaib - 10 dagar sedan
*T* *H* *I* *C* *C*
Mateus Tebaldi
Mateus Tebaldi - 10 dagar sedan
It's hard to recognize a classic when you're in the time it releases... You need some time to look back and analyse it historically... That's why it feels like "there's no classics anymore". Also, before the 90's, there are 5 shows per season IF they ever release something on TV, because most of releases were in VHS tapes (OVAs)... In the 90's, the popularity of anime and the landscape of Japanese economy, which crashed around 1995 (that's a important year, NGE & Ghost In The Shell original releases, start of the planning of Lain etc), that they started to produce more anime in general, especially to TV due to the fact that ANIMATION and COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY became way more cheaper and accessible. Nowadays there's also 50 to 70 shows per season... It's even harder to recognize the good ones that way, don't you think?
Shark Asktik
Shark Asktik - 10 dagar sedan
You can change you're Boob size in that game!
Luka Petersen
Luka Petersen - 11 dagar sedan
now I'll watch Neon Genesis Evangelion. wish me luck lads
David White
David White - 20 timmar sedan
New license acquired by Netflix so you should be able to watch it in HD next month.
Seleucus - 11 dagar sedan
mob psyho 100 is a mordern classic change my mind
KarakuraNinja - 11 dagar sedan
Yeah seasonal anime culture ruined the medium. All these incomplete series are very discouraging for anyone who wants to try something new.
Promised Neverland did a good job announcing season two immediately after its final episode to keep people caring.
Attack on titan took too long to go into season two when the story content had been prepared shortly after season one ended. The audience didn't have a long enough attention span to come back after four years. I literally started university after season one ended and got a degree in the entire time attack on titan reached season two.
As for shonen genre, my hero academia won't replace Naruto, bleach, and all those other past shonen I liked.
The universe is a joke, I can't take the powers seriously, it's another hero bandwagon. That is what this series is missing that most popular shonen had. I enjoy boruto more than academia because of the universe and seriousness it has.
met sko
met sko - 11 dagar sedan
Berserk could have been a classic (the movies are tho for me)
GameGuideGallery #Triple G
GameGuideGallery #Triple G - 11 dagar sedan
Time to get out the classic Voltron DVDs
ARC-77 Fordo
ARC-77 Fordo - 8 dagar sedan
Voltron Legendary Defender is amazing
Stephanie Aviet
Stephanie Aviet - 11 dagar sedan
I’m gonna be “that person”.
Evangelion is horrifically overrated. Hated every single character, and couldn’t get past 6 episodes. It’s just that lacklustre.
ARC-77 Fordo
ARC-77 Fordo - 8 dagar sedan
I feel the same about Gundam Unicorn. I freaking hate all the characters and couldn't focus on the story.
Daniel Vargas
Daniel Vargas - 12 dagar sedan
I think Next season I is gonna be even worse
Alexis Macias
Alexis Macias - 12 dagar sedan
Please talk about Made In abyss
Igazi Kenyer
Igazi Kenyer - 12 dagar sedan
Death to the classics
Swagi has more swag than you
Swagi has more swag than you - 12 dagar sedan
oh yea. kimi na no wa is classic then and the monogatari series.
Dat Dude
Dat Dude - 12 dagar sedan
One Punch Man s1 has really been in my mind for YEARS, I still cannot get how much that anime had an impact on me, it was the first anime that made me laugh my balls off, made me sympathetic over a character, and made me jump because of hype, heck, even my mom (who watches a lot of 80s to 90s anime) thinks One Punch Man s1 was one of the best animes that she has ever watched.

but then season 2 came, and oh boy, we all knew what happened
Emperor Corruption
Emperor Corruption - 11 dagar sedan
Listen man, sequels are never as good as the original, unless you know it's a certain show starting ''J'' and ending with ''O''.
Sonya Ogneva
Sonya Ogneva - 12 dagar sedan
Тема алхимика на фоне на русском... КАК?
the memeiest child
the memeiest child - 12 dagar sedan
nothing can beat the og fma
Captain Hook Glass Art
Captain Hook Glass Art - 12 dagar sedan
You just cant watch all the anime and movies in the world.. not enough time.. Its nearly impossible to do so without making it your job. Classic anime was classic for the people who experienced it-- Everything is a matter of perspective, and for two people one age 20 and one age 25 both can watch gundam and remember the first time they ever saw it on tv. I think Anime is really just movies, its about the story thats told first, and the artwork after. Black and white movies may not be as interesting, but if there is a deep deep storytelling element it may be a tremendous movie.
xfroz - 13 dagar sedan
I'll say A Place Further than the Universe is the closest thing to a classic for me. It really is a pity that it somehow flew under the radar of the general anime community D:
Baggos Baggos
Baggos Baggos - 13 dagar sedan
Mob Psycho 100 is an amazing anime and I would consider season II a masterpiece , I can't find anything negative about the show apart from the sudden change in plot , which might have annoyed some.
Juan Diego Rojas
Juan Diego Rojas - 13 dagar sedan
I think Gundam Zeta is a really good classic if anyone wants to see it.
Mr Mantis
Mr Mantis - 13 dagar sedan
Shadenuat - 13 dagar sedan
LOGG that goddamn War and Peace of anime completely ruined anime for me since now every anime I watch I compare to it.
Hail Yimbh
Hail Yimbh - 9 dagar sedan
Shadenuat what’s the anime at 5:32 on the left
Nastya Orlova
Nastya Orlova - 13 dagar sedan
what music playing at 2:48 ?
Aneurihn QUINN
Aneurihn QUINN - 13 dagar sedan
The cold hard truth is Sao is a classic cause it did introduce magnitudes of the mainstream to anime and it basically was the beginnings of isekai. It’s still shit though.
Okay I wrote this before I saw the SAO bit.
Terence McFadden
Terence McFadden - 13 dagar sedan
I kinda want more cartoony anime’s like mob psycho osomatsu kun. Those always tend to stand out to me more then most of the stuff that comes out every season
Emil Edlund
Emil Edlund - 13 dagar sedan
Those qoutes you mentioned i only recognized due to them being the anime equivalent of Rosebud
DancingValkyrie - 14 dagar sedan
Wait, kids think eva is classic? Lol
Mathias - 14 dagar sedan
I wish mob psycho 100 was longer
mario19885 - 14 dagar sedan
I can know why the 3D Fighting game series Dead or Alive was rather inspired by classic animes with their character designs looking reminiscent to old 80s animes like let’s say Cat’s Eye for example. That one I believe had Kasumi a little more inspired by Hitomi Kisugi. But then when things started growing in the later Dead or Alive games, we ended up getting characters who were more influenced by such modern anime girls that look more teenaged rather than being mature. I mean nowadays we end up with Marie Rose, Honoka, NiCO, those who were just around 4 inches and are 18 years old, I mean come on Team Ninja.
Ran Li
Ran Li - 14 dagar sedan
sorry to tell you but kutzple is fucken dead because of the stupid Operator
Minako Arisato
Minako Arisato - 14 dagar sedan
Modern classics? I'd say Madoka Magica and Tatami Galaxy.
Josh Surila
Josh Surila - 14 dagar sedan
What about march comes in like a lion?
isadsales - 14 dagar sedan
truth be told i hardly ever watch anime anymore but i still watch your videos religiously
congrats man you make great content for the community
zero unu vampir
zero unu vampir - 14 dagar sedan
Truly a classic is opinion everyone has an opinion that what a classic is but I believe this anime could last a while The Count of Monte Cristo
Makiel Cepeda
Makiel Cepeda - 14 dagar sedan
My Hero Academia will be a classic
gash box
gash box - 15 dagar sedan
Cowboy Bepop isn't a classic. If you first see it after watching other classics, its gonna suck ass. Don't @ me.
Killboy1100 YT
Killboy1100 YT - 15 dagar sedan
The snippit of Elfen Lied still sent shivers down my spine, because of it being my first anime
Not a Weeb
Not a Weeb - 15 dagar sedan
I go back here when i run out of anime to watch
Mario Pipitone
Mario Pipitone - 15 dagar sedan
Immediately liked for Philly D
MJKO Letsplays
MJKO Letsplays - 15 dagar sedan
When the anime guy gets payed to show off the waifu game
Trevor Moffat
Trevor Moffat - 15 dagar sedan
Between the 70’s and the early 2000’s, Anime had to pass through so many gatekeepers to actually get to the West that it was mostly only the ‘Classics’ that stood a chance of making it.
It could also be said that Japan’s unique approach to animation with its more adult themes and pacing was a huge factor in making them ‘classic’ as it was so different and ground breaking in comparison to the child-centric focus of Western animation. It’s entirely possible that we’d have many more modern classics if the feed from Japan had remained more constrained, in comparison to how easily available and how widely consumed anime is today.
et m
et m - 15 dagar sedan
nice vid speaks about things i have hard time putting to words as to why i cannot recall any anime i've watched during the past few yrs.
Troy Carr
Troy Carr - 15 dagar sedan
This video is essentially the argument for the Anime 101 theatre at every con. Seriously, organizers need to do this and noobs need to be directed there the first day of the con.
Also, my tablet's auto-correct attempted to replace the word "noobs" with "morons," thus demonstrating that Amazon is capable of producing a superior product. 👍
Matthew Phillips
Matthew Phillips - 15 dagar sedan
Gurren Laggan was the shit and still is.(in my opinion tho)
Danixer - 15 dagar sedan
Since this season has been so slow compared to last year. I have started my quest to catch up to one piece, and from what I can tell once one piece finishes it will instantly cement itself as a classic for many different generations for many different reasons
Charlie Goodlad
Charlie Goodlad - 15 dagar sedan
I think a few modern classics are:
SAO(at least in meme form)
Maybe MHA
Definitely The Monogatari Series❤️
Armathynx - 15 dagar sedan
I can't say myself what a classic is to me, because I would say "a show which has unlimited rewatch value, that I will always remember and gets me actually engaged, feeling emotions." Therefore almost every anime I watch is a classic since I only watch anime that I enjoy. I actively dislike JoJo because of how awful season 1 was, and the fact that a friend made me watch all 12 episodes of the first season of monotony really killed it for me. Badly. A few months after, I came back to season 2, and by the end of the first episode, I felt that nothing had changed and that it was another waste of time. Immediately dropped. Compared to probably my favourite series of all time, which I would give the award to Kill la Kill. It had fight scenes that were fun to watch, that forced me to be analytical to figure out how a fight would go, and then leave me laughing in the fact that its action, and comedy, and that no fight ended up how I imagined, that there was always an anti-climax, no matter how small, that would make me feel dumb for assuming this OTT show would stick to any sort of logic. But I guarantee that no one would call KLK a classic, as it just isn't popular enough.

Yes I called JoJo bad, the fight scenes are abysmal, there is so much irrelevant beating around the bush instead of getting stuck right in and all of the openings are awful at hyping me up for a good episode. However, credit where it is due, the character themes are kickass.

There are my opinions, take them.