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Poll: What do you consider to be "old" or "older" anime? Please select the *first* option that applies.


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Mar 11, 9:43 AM

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There is sometimes confusion over what is considered older anime. Let's see what different fans think.
 
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Old animes are in 4:3 format, not fullscreen.
 
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old anime is every previous season.
 
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90s or older, basically anything that uses cel animation and was made before the industry became dominated by the production committee model.

That's the only distinction that really makes sense to me and that isn't just completely arbitrary.


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Mar 11, 9:57 AM

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"Older" is a comparative term, it is relative and means nothing alone. It's grammar.
"Old" means anything prior to the 2010s on this website. XD (or even from before 2015 for some weird persons here)

@Pullman I thought this system became prominent in the mid to late 1990s before the full digital era. o_o

@Pullman bad english, I guess. I didn't read it this way, sorry.
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Anything that is made before 2000 as far as I'm concerned.

 
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Mar 11, 10:04 AM

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Probably 1990s, at least for me.

Someone would consider 2000-2004 anime to be old just because of their graphics, but that shouldn't be a big problem. If the plot is good, the graphics don't need to be at a KyoAni level. Besides, Death Note is made in 2006 and it's extremely popular even nowadays. Can't say it's "old".
 
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I voted for 2010-2014. 2000-2009 = classic era for me. 1999 and older would be old.
 
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Rei366 said:
"Older" is a comparative term, it is relative and means nothing alone. It's grammar.
"Old" means anything prior to the 2010s on this website. XD (or even from before 2015 for some weird persons here)

@Pullman I thought this system became prominent in the mid to late 1990s before the full digital era. o_o


mid to late 90s is literally in the 90s, before 2000 so not sure what the issue is? Both transitions happened at around the same time.


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Mar 11, 10:06 AM

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hazecloud said:
I voted for 2010-2014. 2000-2009 = classic era for me. 1999 and older would be old.


If you voted for 2010-2014 does that mean you think anime from 2014 are old?


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Mar 11, 10:06 AM

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90s and below to me.

That's where you can really say: Wow, people still talk about this show? In a way it's quality proof.
 
Mar 11, 10:10 AM

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Pullman said:
If you voted for 2010-2014 does that mean you think anime from 2014 are old?

My interpretation is that the most recent year you consider old falls somewhere in that range. It need not apply to all of the range.
 
Mar 11, 10:13 AM

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Pullman said:
hazecloud said:
I voted for 2010-2014. 2000-2009 = classic era for me. 1999 and older would be old.


If you voted for 2010-2014 does that mean you think anime from 2014 are old?


It means that if I would make a comparison, it would be an older anime as compared to recent anime.

Like post#13 said.

Ahh, he reminded me of 13 ghost movie.
 
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Pullman said:
If you voted for 2010-2014 does that mean you think anime from 2014 are old?

My interpretation is that the most recent year you consider old falls somewhere in that range. It need not apply to all of the range.


Sure, then just substitute 2010 in my question, same difference.

The guy I quoted literally said 1999 and older would be old, but voted for 2010-2014. Just doesn't make a lot of sense. Not to mention that 2010 being old is just questionable.

hazecloud said:
Pullman said:


If you voted for 2010-2014 does that mean you think anime from 2014 are old?


It means that if I would make a comparison, it would be an older anime as compared to recent anime.


Just because something isn't completely recent doesn't make it old. Is it really sensible to reat 95% of anime as old and not make a difference between something from 2014 and 1971? Some anime are just anime, without being old or recent.


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Mar 11, 10:15 AM

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I just use as a definition of "old anime" to mean pre-60's animation, 'cuz in the 60's came the modernization of animation and first animated TV show changing Japanese animation scene. 60's-90's anime I call retro.
 
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I think whats considered old is pretty Subjective. I'd say around anything before the 90s. I'd say that.
 
Mar 11, 10:17 AM

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I'm gonna say the 80s, but it's not a clean differentiation.

I'm mainly going by styles of shading, and to be honest those older styles of shading persisted well into the 90s and even into the 00s, but stuff like thatched shading also started to get supplanted by other shading or just solid-color in the 90s and 00s.

And now that I've voted 80s I think I should have said 90s. Oh well.
 
Mar 11, 10:20 AM
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for me, anime from 2000-2008 are considered old enough, things that aired for more than 10 years ago for me is old

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Myself, and many people who run clubs catered to old school fans usually refer to old school Anime as "Pre-1995."
 
Mar 11, 10:22 AM
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I voted 1980's because of my recent exposure to the Macross franchise this past summer. The OG series actually made me wow at it's 'classic charm' from initial glance all the way through. It was really refreshing and definitely needed.

Good to see people pointing out it's relative applicability, as such I express accordingly.
 
Mar 11, 10:26 AM
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any anime is considered old if it gets uploaded to crunchyroll, including simulcast episodes
 
Mar 11, 10:29 AM

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anything made before the year 2000 is old


 
Mar 11, 10:32 AM

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Anime before the year 2000 right now is what I consider old.
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Mar 11, 10:33 AM

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Personally I think animes where the characters have those huge ass weirdly shaped eyes like in Clannad is old
 
Mar 11, 10:34 AM

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Anything before year 2000. It's an easy cut off point.
 
Mar 11, 10:45 AM

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i remember when anime industry still made classics like kimi no na wa ;_;
 
Mar 11, 10:46 AM
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The appopriate era for "older anime" IMO would be 60s-80s.
 
Mar 11, 10:47 AM

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Any anime that has the same art style as that of the fist of the north star is old for me. So going with the 80s.
 
Mar 11, 10:51 AM
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The current mainstream artstyle has appeared around 2002-2003, so I would say that
 
Mar 11, 10:55 AM

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Pre 2000 I guess, when I still watch anime on tv without internet.
 
Mar 11, 11:40 AM

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My laziness wins when some sort of "coming naturally" divider as easy to go for as 2000 is there.
Maybe does not make most sense, but so convenient ...
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romagia said:
i remember when anime industry still made classics like kimi no na wa ;_;

The good old days when people knew how to draw and didn't rely on CG gradients, filters and backgrounds traced over photos.

on-topic: 80's, obviously. Are you saying I'm old?
 
Mar 11, 12:36 PM

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Pre 2k. Fall of cel shaded and rise of production committee aren't really sharp changes, but gradual, albeit rapid changes. At least a clear cut date (changing centuries) feels less arbitrary, and it's at the time where some of the transitions were happening.
 
Mar 11, 1:11 PM

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I think that everything pre 2000 can be considered old.
 
Mar 11, 1:15 PM

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Mfw people call 2006 anime old school

OT: before 2000
 
Mar 11, 1:16 PM

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I would say anything before mid 90s.
For some reason, I don’t consider Evangelion and Cowboy Bebop to be old.
 
Mar 11, 7:41 PM

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I watched 90s anime during the late 90s. So the 80s and earlier are old for me.
 
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Man those poll options are weird. Correct options have to be of the type "pre-XXXX", because that way you are setting a cut-off date where you consider anything prior to it as old and anything after it as new or modern, not options limited by intervals.

Anyway. To me the cut-off year is 2006, because that seems to be the year from which on premiered anime shows the current anime community still seems to care for, discussing, mentioning and talking about them, with shows like Death Note, Gintama and Code Geass kicking off. All the time prior to 2006 is almost like a graveyard for them.
 
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Being generous, older anime could be considered anything before the 2010s. But otherwise, I would say that older anime is from the 90s and prior.


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Old animes are in 4:3 format, not fullscreen.
So does that make Noir a newer anime than [url=https://myanimelist.net/anime/2034/Lovely★Complex]Lovely Complex[/url], then?

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Interesting question that made me realize my own contradiction.

When I watch a 90's anime, I identify it as 'older anime' since I recognize cel animation and all, but whenever I refer to 'older anime' I'm explicitly thinking of anything from the 80's and earlier...

So I guess the year 2000 would be my cutting point? I mean, it's a more logical place to make a divide if we really must.

 
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For me, I'd say early 2000s and before.
 
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around mid 90's i would say tbqh desu
 
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I guess for me personally like a lot of people mentioned already here but pre 2000s

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Mfw people call 2006 anime old school

OT: before 2000

Death Note, truly a classic.
 
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New: 2011-
Recent: 2001-2010
Old: 1982-2000
Ancient Archeological Relics: Anything before 1981
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Auto response is anything before 2010. But I think most people would say before the anime boom happened in 2003.


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I don't know what I'd consider old, but I generally separate 'old' from 'classic'.

For example, I'd consider the original Lupin III a 'classic' because while it's an old series, it's still alive today. Anything that's 'old' is something that's not around today outside of what existed in it's own time period.
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I consider anime's made in 1990's or before that to be old.
 
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don't you dare say it's old if it's in color and not an imperial propaganda film
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