You know how it is, again and again/ about the anime dynasty that just won't end/ the monument, is right in your face/ sit and read a while to the name of the place/ it goes th-th-th-the bridge.
Enough parody quotes from MC Shan, I'm bout to go in on 80's scifi animes. If you say anime is this, that and the third you better be saying anything after you saw Akira by the least. Read more for some retro sweet spot for anime. Disclaimer: ain't no cute, cuddely sh!t on it. Or some sappy ass lovey dovey cringefest either. It's straight up 80'sssss (high pitch metal vocal*).
Grey: Digital Target (1986)
Post apocalyptic Cyber Punk anime.
Robots, guns, desolation, order within chaos and the secret to why the world became how it is. The manga is longer but I felt the anime captured the essence pretty good.
One of the desolated worlds that inspired GreyTone to make a concept track called Metal Max, hit the link to peep it.
4.5 out of 5 lasers.
Also, shout out to Ray for putting me on this back in HS. Whoa.
It's the anime and space version of John Carpenter's The Thing.
It does cast international characters, American cinema/media could take notes on that. Actual diverse race and background. Diversity in movies? WHUAT.
Survival mode and good ol' quality art.
My young self gives this 3 out of 5 meows.
Wicked City (1987)
Black suits, demon monsters, seductive gals and straight up 80's aesthetic. Art is dope, story is simple to follow and the frame rate is tiighhttt. It's MIB but demonnns.
4 out of 5 demons.
Blue Comet SPT Layzner (1986)
A good alternative to Gundam. Also pretty ahead of time like scouter like device (Dragon Ball Z) and temporary power up system like uhh ....Gundam 00.
The story gets pretty real dealing with war, cultural differences and the big plot reveal. The character designs are also on the dope side of 80's style.
4 out of 5 space debree
Dagger Of Kamui (1985)
First of all, the sound track is dope. The action is tight. The art is fly. The vibe is right. This is that old school anime dopeness. Especially the last battle. Pfffft damn.
Ninjas f*ckin sh!t up and guns be blazin' while the kid trecks halfway around the world. DAYUM SON.
5 out of 5 daggers
It's obvi this is just the tip... just the TIP. So go dig in the crates.
Dueces til' next.
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