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May 14, 6:47 AM
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I think the oldest anime I've watched is "Ashita no Joe." It aired in 1970, but it's still a classic.


Edit- Just checked, and it turns out "Ghost in the Shell" is the oldest anime I've seen.






Gashadokur0May 14, 7:01 AM
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May 14, 6:48 AM
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If not counting some short movies and random obscure stuff, then it's Mitsubachi Maya no Bouken from the 70's.
May 14, 6:48 AM
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Doraemon ofc. It's peak classic show for children
May 14, 6:49 AM
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Lemme just crash the thread by forcing everybody to watch an anime from 1907.



Did you catch that? That's the whole thing, all three seconds of it. You can now add Katsudou Shashin to your completed list.

Seriously though, Ashita no Joe is so fucking good. My oldest unironic watch was the 1958 movie Hakujaden, though the oldest enjoyable anime I've watched was the 1968 Gegege no Kitaro.

Daviljoe193May 14, 6:54 AM
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May 14, 6:50 AM
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May 14, 6:50 AM
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If not counting some short movies and random obscure stuff, then it's Mitsubachi Maya no Bouken from the 70's.
@Serafos Wait, "Maya the Bee" is an anime? I always thought it was a Western cartoon.
May 14, 6:52 AM
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The 1963 Astro Boy for historical value and because i like Osamu Tezuka's works.

May 14, 6:57 AM
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@Serafos Wait, "Maya the Bee" is an anime? I always thought it was a Western cartoon.
@Gashadokur0 Yeah, a few years ago I also got surprised when I learned it's actually anime. And the same goes with these:

Anime 80-nichikan Sekai Isshuu
Chiisana Ahiru no Ooki na Ai no Monogatari: Ahiru no Kwak
Ginga Patrol PJ
Jungle Book Shounen Mowgli
Meiken Jolie
Nils no Fushigi na Tabi
Seimei no Kagaku: Micro Patrol
TaoTao Ehonkan Sekai Doubutsu Banashi
Wanwan Sanjuushi
May 14, 6:59 AM
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@Gashadokur0

Ashita no Joe aired in 1970 or are you talking about something else?
May 14, 6:59 AM

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Katsudou Shashin, the oldest anime of all time iirc

May 14, 7:02 AM

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@Gashadokur0

Ashita no Joe aired in 1970 or are you talking about something else?
@IKKIsama Yeah my bad, I thought it aired in 97.
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@IKKIsama Yeah my bad, I thought it aired in 97.
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No problem. That'd also be the oldest anime I've watched. (not counting older pilot episodes)
May 14, 7:17 AM

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The oldest anime I've watched is Dirty Pair 1985. It was pretty good.
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May 14, 7:18 AM
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May 14, 7:31 AM
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Heidi from 1974
I’ve also watched many eps of older anime like mazinger and muumin
May 14, 7:39 AM

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The oldest would be Fist of the North Star 1984. I don't remember how many episodes i watched.
May 14, 8:15 AM

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I think it's Legend of the Galactic Heroes


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May 14, 8:16 AM

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https://myanimelist.net/anime/18457/Hanasaka_Jijii

Yeah, i have seen the history of anime


Oldest for full length is:

https://myanimelist.net/anime/16434/Penguins_Memory__Shiawase_Monogatari
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The earliest I've completed in Space Battleship Yamato, which is mid-70s.

In general, the impression I have is that it took a while for anime to become special as a medium, and if you go back too far, it isn't there yet. Starting from Rose of Versailles, I start watching and enjoying most of the big influencers, but, I guess I could try something like Majokko Megu-chan or Ace wo Nerae, but the way they use the medium of television back then is just a bit simplistic and it doesn't seem likely to be worthwhile. Yamato, Versailles and Minky Momo all took ten or so episodes before I decided they were good, so "watch a few episodes and see if I like it" isn't really on the cards.
May 14, 8:19 AM
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As far as I remember, that's "Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa".1986
May 14, 8:24 AM

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Other than the obvious one on my list second is Hadashi no Gen.
May 14, 10:45 AM

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I recently watched the 1st color anime, a movie from 1958. It sucks. Anime didn't get good until the 60s.
@Daviljoe193 I promise there are better retro movies out there.

@tchitchouan I recommend Tezuka's 1st anime.
https://myanimelist.net/anime/4481/Saiyuuki
And I have a 2nd suggestion if you like that one. A TV movie about Tezuka and how his love of the monkey king followed him throughout his career.
https://myanimelist.net/anime/9531/Tezuka_Osamu_Monogatari__Boku_wa_Son_Gokuu
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Apart from any brief and random animated Japanese clips interspersed and included in as a part of something else like some documentary, then it's probably the series Marvelous Melmo from 1971, which I'm still currently watching.
May 14, 11:04 AM

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I recently watched the 1st color anime, a movie from 1958. It sucks. Anime didn't get good until the 60s.
@Daviljoe193 I promise there are better retro movies out there.

@tchitchouan I recommend Tezuka's 1st anime.
https://myanimelist.net/anime/4481/Saiyuuki
And I have a 2nd suggestion if you like that one. A TV movie about Tezuka and how his love of the monkey king followed him throughout his career.
https://myanimelist.net/anime/9531/Tezuka_Osamu_Monogatari__Boku_wa_Son_Gokuu
@Lucifrost Noted, thanks i will check them out.
May 14, 11:22 AM

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I think it's Dragon Ball for me but I do want to find some older stuff too
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May 14, 12:15 PM

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I’ve watched three anime movies from 1988:

- Akira
- Hotaru no Haka
- Tonari no Totoro

So these are my oldest ones :p
May 14, 12:21 PM

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The first Gundam in 1979 that started the franchise. (so far)
May 14, 2:39 PM
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Excluding shorts, it seem to be Nausicaä (1984), so not very old, considering I've seen many films before then.
May 14, 2:50 PM

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Katsudo Shashin. I saw it back in January 2017. It was created around 1907. Here is a website with many old works (but not Katsudo Shashin).
May 14, 4:31 PM

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The oldest I've watched was Di Gi Charat from 1999.


May 14, 4:32 PM
Voltekka!

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Mazinger Z but I only watch 3 episodes so far, I'll fix that soon.
May 14, 5:12 PM

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i think it's urusei yatsura from 1981, but i wanna check out ashita no joe at some point.
May 14, 5:14 PM

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i think it's urusei yatsura from 1981, but i wanna check out ashita no joe at some point.
@ryzxgum Personal advice for when you watch it. There are better releases than the old Saizen fansubbed DVD for the first one. Second, and I did this after seeing someone else mention it a good while ago, this anime is best experienced solo, so everything else must go on-hold. Do that, and you'll really see the magic of that anime.
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@ryzxgum Personal advice for when you watch it. There are better releases than the old Saizen fansubbed DVD for the first one. Second, and I did this after seeing someone else mention it a good while ago, this anime is best experienced solo, so everything else must go on-hold. Do that, and you'll really see the magic of that anime.
@Daviljoe193 yeah apart from seasonals, i always watch one show at a time until completed but thanks, i will look into it!
May 14, 5:34 PM

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I haven't watched anything older than 1990 and I don't really want to. Not into the 80's or older art styles that much. I know that's a kinda shallow reason. I've watched other shows I would have avoided in the past for being "unattractive" to me. I'm just not very interested.
May 14, 5:53 PM

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Outside of Ghibli movies. This piece of shit (don't watch it)


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Outside of Ghibli movies. This piece of shit (don't watch it)


@Ezeeql Jesus christ, a 4.74 out of 10?! And the studio has literally never done anything else? Oddly the reviews on Anikore aren't so negative, though. At least, the two I translated to English.



I still can imagine this just being an unpleasant watch, but is it really 4.74/10 bad?
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May 14, 6:21 PM
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Aru Machi Kado no Monogatari released in 1962. Ashita no Joe comes second in terms of oldest release dates.
May 14, 6:44 PM

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@Ezeeql Jesus christ, a 4.74 out of 10?! And the studio has literally never done anything else? Oddly the reviews on Anikore aren't so negative, though. At least, the two I translated to English.



I still can imagine this just being an unpleasant watch, but is it really 4.74/10 bad?
@Daviljoe193 Yes, it's grotesque. I gave it a chance out of curiosity and I regret it. But hey, if you want to give it a chance no one is stopping you, but it's not going to leave you anything good either. I also watched it because YouTube out of nowhere put it on my feed lol
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@Ezeeql Jesus christ, a 4.74 out of 10?! And the studio has literally never done anything else? Oddly the reviews on Anikore aren't so negative, though. At least, the two I translated to English.



I still can imagine this just being an unpleasant watch, but is it really 4.74/10 bad?
@Daviljoe193
It's no worse than any other kind of torture porn. I've been more offended by certain critically acclaimed "tearjerkers."
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officially: kanashimi no belladonna (1973)

but I did watch some clips of the "first animes" that came out in 1917/1918
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Not counting the movies, OVAs, or even shorts from the decades between 1900s to 1960s, i think the oldest show that i've seen so far is Ashita No Joe.
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has to be dragon ball. if doraemon and shinchan counts then those. i wasn't really counting them since i watched them when i was a kid that too in dub on local tv

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May 14, 10:32 PM

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Excluding shorts it's urusei yatsura though I've watched 10-12 episodes only
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I think it's Shin Takarajima, directed by Osamu Tezuka in 1965 - https://myanimelist.net/anime/15823/Shin_Takarajima
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Grave of Fireflies 1988, also one of my all-time favorites
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Outside of Ghibli movies. This piece of shit (don't watch it)


@Ezeeql I remember this I couldn't get myself to finish this at all
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