(Probably Bad) Anime Recommendations

Over the years, I’ve tried a few times to create some kind of recommendations list. I then realized that I am not particularly good at recommending anime to people because all I watch these days are western animation, mecha, racing, and eat a pint of ice cream remembering a time when anime was good and not full of horrid isekai bullshit. Alas, this is what happens when you hit forty. I’ve been watching Japanese cartoons now since I was about fifteen. That’s twenty-five years of this shit. This list hasn’t even been updated since 2017.

But with age comes wisdom, I guess, and if I want the kids these days to actually have a solid appreciation for some of the good shit that has held up this medium over the decades, I have to do my part. So I have put together a number of lists roughly by interest or demographic of shows you should watch, a quick-take on them, my score, and where you can find them now.

Comments? Suggestions? Complaints? Twitter dot com slash tldranimu. I still refuse to call it by its new name.

My Personal Top Ten Anime of All Fucking Time COMMA Bitch
Top Five Mecha Series That Are Not Gundam or Evangelion
I Am Twelve and What Is This? Ten Shows for the Tween Weeb
Five Anime Series with Good Autistic-Coded Characters
The Anime Movies Before 2010 Guide
A Gentleman’s Guide to Fanservice Series of Culture (18+)
Modern Streaming Platform Gems
Old School Toonami Favorites