I watch animes & read mangas. I started at 11 or 12 & I'm 41 as of 2021. My first two were, of course, were AKIRA & Sailor Moon. Then came Vampire Hunter D, Ranma, & Dragon Ball Z.
I remember thinking you weren't really an anime fan if you never saw them:
2. Ranma (WW & SM are her parents - HELLO. It was an Easter Egg).
3. Guyver (the ultimate series)
4. Vampire Hunter D (Ultimate best Vampire Anime)
5. Wicked City (Yeah, you don't know anime if you've never seen this).
It was after all those that I started becoming a serious anime snob, but then I was like taste is taste & kids are going to like trash no matter what *cough* Yu Gi Yoh *cough*.