The Death of Classic Anime


  1. Sawyer Fitzpatrick

    Sawyer FitzpatrickГодину тому

    Modern anime fans consider Attack on Titan, a poorly written anime with cardboard characters that depends almost entirely on shock factor and mystery, an instant classic and a masterpiece. I hardly think there is a point in arguing with them or shine the light on the better anime of the past.

  2. TozeKiller TM

    TozeKiller TM14 годин тому

    This just seems the typical old man that says the same thing every time "in my time it was better" I do think that "Classic" is more subjective to what age you have than more of how "good" they are in you opinion great vid!

  3. Mic_Glow

    Mic_Glow17 годин тому

    Anime has become too mainstream... on one hand it's good (more of it), but on the other hand it means lower average production quality, PG13 (so streaming sites will accept it), studios catering to western audience instead of producing for Japanese market primarily (the "uniqueness" of anime is diminishing, might as well watch a western animation...)

  4. Nepo Radebe

    Nepo Radebe19 годин тому

    Thank you for playing "catch me if you can" referring to a classic soundtrack. Good man 😂

  5. G.Kyoka

    G.Kyoka19 годин тому

    What show is playing at 5:30

  6. Demonic Psycho

    Demonic Psycho22 години тому

    I thought Mob Psycho was complete ass, *cough*

  7. 〝ѦƁↁεя〞

    〝ѦƁↁεя〞23 години тому

    My top candidates for modern classics would definitely be: Jojo's Shigatsu Wa Kimi no Uso Made in Abyss One Punch Man and Steins Gate It's incredible how people can still be talking about these series so much time after they came out...

  8. 〝ѦƁↁεя〞

    〝ѦƁↁεя〞23 години тому

    Am I the only one feeling that there's too many people talking about Mob Psycho 100 and Made in Abyss but no one of Shigatsu Wa Kimi no Uso?

  9. AidNAbedding

    AidNAbeddingДень тому

    Who else cried watching this?

  10. utkarsh singh

    utkarsh singhДень тому

    many anime fan don't care about classic any more these just want ever new anime as soon as possible.

  11. utkarsh singh

    utkarsh singhДень тому

    many anime fan don't care about classic any more these just want ever new anime as soon as possible.

  12. Hellstormer58

    Hellstormer582 дні тому

    End of the line, SAO is for 12 year-olds

  13. S H

    S H2 дні тому

    Modern (2010+) Classics... Maybe... - Attack on Titan - FMA Brotherhood - Steins; Gate - Haikyuu - Your Name - Fate/Zero + UBW (by Ufotable)

  14. Lucentt Caizar

    Lucentt Caizar2 дні тому

    My favorite classic is probably Mazinger Z

  15. Lattice2804

    Lattice28043 дні тому

    There’s too little diamonds among the rough that is anime today. *If only Kircheis were here.*

  16. Jake Castillo

    Jake Castillo3 дні тому

    would you dare say mirai nikki to be a classic? (embrace the hate)

  17. Andreas karlsson

    Andreas karlsson3 дні тому

    Actually, there are specific criteria' for calling something a classic. It's not just "oh it's popular and old so it's a classic" xD

  18. Tyler Slogan

    Tyler Slogan4 дні тому

    When you said you were reminded on why classics are indeed classics that just spoke to me. I've been watching anime for 5 years now and it has become a huge part of just who i am. After seeing so many different anime over the last year or so something has just been missing for me, as of late i honestly feel like it's that transition from seeking out new classics and genre defining shows to having seen them and looking/waiting for new one's now.

  19. Nicholas Sorady

    Nicholas Sorady4 дні тому

    Your lie in April. Modern classic

  20. The Elitest Otaku

    The Elitest Otaku4 дні тому

    I honestly love to go back and watch older anime. My favorite periods to watch from are the early 2010's, the 2000's, and the 90's. I'm no expert in older anime, but that doesn't mean I can't recommend an anime from those times. One I recommend is Cardcaptor Sakura. It's losing popularity (slowly), but it's really good. I'm reading the manga right now and I find it both hilarious and heartwarming. I mean, it actually follows a 4th grader that LOOKS like a 4th grader!! Another I can recommend it Nichijou. I know. It's really weird... And it's from 2011... But that doesn't mean it's not good! It's a shounen action series mixed with comedy and... Slice of life? Eh. The last one I would like to recommend is Azumanga Daioh. Read it, watch it, whatever. It's funny.

  21. Karan Goradia

    Karan Goradia5 днів тому

    Hey gigguk do one on hamatora

  22. Andrew Darrow

    Andrew Darrow5 днів тому

    "my name is kazuma" - classic

  23. MegaNova Shizzle

    MegaNova Shizzle6 днів тому

    I recently did something I think is a sorta perfect example of combining both classics and the new stuff: Because of the new Godzilla movie coming out, I saw down and marathonned through all the old movies. And I am really happy I did. Cuz not only was it a lot of fun, but it also just gave me a new level of appreciation for this monster, and how far he has come since the 50's, and all the stuff he has been through. And also just generally for monster movies as a whole.

  24. Night Knight

    Night Knight6 днів тому

    Classic in reality can mean two things. It can mean: - A show that (was capable of) meaning for you so much that you were 99% sure that if only another person watches it they'll become enlightened - A show that did some deal of the above yet who's impact is more iconic in a technical or purely conceptual way

  25. omer safian

    omer safian7 днів тому

    0:20 - "it all looks beautiful" 20 fps

  26. Maskkulin

    Maskkulin7 днів тому

    I have a feeling humanity is running out of ideas. Everything will end eventually, scary thought

  27. Marky Mark

    Marky Mark7 днів тому

    Increase the thick

  28. Thomas Buckman

    Thomas Buckman7 днів тому

    I enjoyed Bebop and Initial D growing up, but those are about the only classics I've seen, apart from a couple of episodes of the original Legend Of The Galactic Heroes.

  29. ARC-77 Fordo

    ARC-77 Fordo7 днів тому

    Gigguk, have you not watched any movies in the last 3 years, because Your Name and A Silent Voice would like to talk with you.

  30. Jemuel Mongado

    Jemuel Mongado3 дні тому

    @ARC-77 Fordo I think there were references to anime movies in the video, but just in the visuals and not in his script.

  31. ARC-77 Fordo

    ARC-77 Fordo6 днів тому

    @Jemuel Mongado I'm just saying, he complains about not having classics, but anime films have been killing it lately. Plus, not counting or acknowledging anime films because they are movies is ignorant. It's an important part of this community and industry and we should be acknowledging them more.

  32. Jemuel Mongado

    Jemuel Mongado6 днів тому

    He probably focused on anime series, since that's more prevalent than movies.

  33. radiactivesoul

    radiactivesoul7 днів тому

    You will carry that weight

  34. hehe saucy

    hehe saucy7 днів тому

    your lie in april

  35. ARC-77 Fordo

    ARC-77 Fordo7 днів тому


  36. aaron laluzerne

    aaron laluzerne7 днів тому

    You want a modern Anime that fills all of these criteria? JoJo's Bizzare Adventure!!!!!

  37. aaron laluzerne

    aaron laluzerne4 дні тому

    @Tyler SloganAdmittedly, The first 3 parts took place in the 80s, part 4 in 1999, part 5 in 2001, part 6 in 2011, part 7 in 2014, and part 8 in 2018 with the anime adaptations being made starting near the beginning of the 2010s.

  38. Tyler Slogan

    Tyler Slogan4 дні тому

    Well yeah it's "modern" the manga started in or around the 80s and the anime i think in the early 2000s

  39. Orca

    Orca7 днів тому


  40. bretantoinette

    bretantoinette7 днів тому

    We are completely spoiled for choice in this age of anime. No one has to watch what anyone else is watching so the community is spread pretty thin in some places. There may be some classics happening right now (or in the last few years) that haven’t aged enough to be considered classic yet. I think attack on titan will be considered a classic. Whether it gets a completed anime or not, just because it made such a huge impact, at least on western audiences. Also think Yuri on Ice was significant to many people but may already be forgotten by the wider community. But in another 10 years time who knows what people will consider the 2010’s classics. Interesting topic to bring up Gigguk!

  41. King Oblivion

    King Oblivion7 днів тому

    Who knew every anime he put on the background. Come on tell me.

  42. King Oblivion

    King Oblivion7 днів тому

    My Hero Academia is so overhyped I know it's my opinion but I prefer any great shounen or anime movie. Its good but not the type I or my friends would like.

  43. Misty Waters

    Misty Waters8 днів тому

    When it comes to SAO, in my opinion, it did everything right that the dot Hack franchise was lacking. Now if the franchise could get better writers hahaha and study character development

  44. Orca

    Orca8 днів тому

    I call "jojo's" a classic because it been takling for years nearly 10 year now, mangga 30 year nothing like jojo so i call it a classic.EDIT:Jojo WILL NEVER DIE BECAUSE OF IT MEME

  45. Loritorinco

    Loritorinco8 днів тому

    That’s cause there’s no good anime no more, all’s bullshit tropes after tropes and people’s low expectations fall for it all the time

  46. Не Нормальный

    Не Нормальный8 днів тому


  47. AniFred

    AniFred8 днів тому

    Time decides classics

  48. Papa Bless

    Papa Bless9 днів тому

    The only anime that came out in the last few years that I’ll prob never forget is parasite.. and I finally started watching march comes in like a lion and I feel like that one will stick for a while too.

  49. Li Maxwell

    Li Maxwell9 днів тому

    Serial Experiments Lain wow, definitely an all time classic

  50. Turkey Shouaib

    Turkey Shouaib9 днів тому

    *T* *H* *I* *C* *C*

  51. Mateus Tebaldi

    Mateus Tebaldi9 днів тому

    It's hard to recognize a classic when you're in the time it releases... You need some time to look back and analyse it historically... That's why it feels like "there's no classics anymore". Also, before the 90's, there are 5 shows per season IF they ever release something on TV, because most of releases were in VHS tapes (OVAs)... In the 90's, the popularity of anime and the landscape of Japanese economy, which crashed around 1995 (that's a important year, NGE & Ghost In The Shell original releases, start of the planning of Lain etc), that they started to produce more anime in general, especially to TV due to the fact that ANIMATION and COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY became way more cheaper and accessible. Nowadays there's also 50 to 70 shows per season... It's even harder to recognize the good ones that way, don't you think?

  52. Shark Asktik

    Shark Asktik9 днів тому

    You can change you're Boob size in that game!

  53. Luka Petersen

    Luka Petersen9 днів тому

    now I'll watch Neon Genesis Evangelion. wish me luck lads

  54. Seleucus

    Seleucus10 днів тому

    mob psyho 100 is a mordern classic change my mind

  55. KarakuraNinja

    KarakuraNinja10 днів тому

    Yeah seasonal anime culture ruined the medium. All these incomplete series are very discouraging for anyone who wants to try something new. Promised Neverland did a good job announcing season two immediately after its final episode to keep people caring. Attack on titan took too long to go into season two when the story content had been prepared shortly after season one ended. The audience didn't have a long enough attention span to come back after four years. I literally started university after season one ended and got a degree in the entire time attack on titan reached season two. As for shonen genre, my hero academia won't replace Naruto, bleach, and all those other past shonen I liked. The universe is a joke, I can't take the powers seriously, it's another hero bandwagon. That is what this series is missing that most popular shonen had. I enjoy boruto more than academia because of the universe and seriousness it has.

  56. met sko

    met sko10 днів тому

    Berserk could have been a classic (the movies are tho for me)

  57. GameGuideGallery #Triple G

    GameGuideGallery #Triple G10 днів тому

    Time to get out the classic Voltron DVDs

  58. ARC-77 Fordo

    ARC-77 Fordo7 днів тому

    Voltron Legendary Defender is amazing

  59. Stephanie Aviet

    Stephanie Aviet10 днів тому

    I’m gonna be “that person”. Evangelion is horrifically overrated. Hated every single character, and couldn’t get past 6 episodes. It’s just that lacklustre.

  60. ARC-77 Fordo

    ARC-77 Fordo7 днів тому

    I feel the same about Gundam Unicorn. I freaking hate all the characters and couldn't focus on the story.

  61. Daniel Vargas

    Daniel Vargas11 днів тому

    I think Next season I is gonna be even worse

  62. Alexis Macias

    Alexis Macias11 днів тому

    Please talk about Made In abyss

  63. Igazi Kenyer

    Igazi Kenyer11 днів тому

    Death to the classics

  64. Swagi has more swag than you

    Swagi has more swag than you11 днів тому

    oh yea. kimi na no wa is classic then and the monogatari series.

  65. Dat Dude

    Dat Dude11 днів тому

    One Punch Man s1 has really been in my mind for YEARS, I still cannot get how much that anime had an impact on me, it was the first anime that made me laugh my balls off, made me sympathetic over a character, and made me jump because of hype, heck, even my mom (who watches a lot of 80s to 90s anime) thinks One Punch Man s1 was one of the best animes that she has ever watched. but then season 2 came, and oh boy, we all knew what happened

  66. Emperor Corruption

    Emperor Corruption10 днів тому

    Listen man, sequels are never as good as the original, unless you know it's a certain show starting ''J'' and ending with ''O''.

  67. Sonya Ogneva

    Sonya Ogneva11 днів тому

    Тема алхимика на фоне на русском... КАК?

  68. the memeiest child

    the memeiest child11 днів тому

    nothing can beat the og fma

  69. Captain Hook Glass Art

    Captain Hook Glass Art11 днів тому

    You just cant watch all the anime and movies in the world.. not enough time.. Its nearly impossible to do so without making it your job. Classic anime was classic for the people who experienced it-- Everything is a matter of perspective, and for two people one age 20 and one age 25 both can watch gundam and remember the first time they ever saw it on tv. I think Anime is really just movies, its about the story thats told first, and the artwork after. Black and white movies may not be as interesting, but if there is a deep deep storytelling element it may be a tremendous movie.

  70. xfroz

    xfroz12 днів тому

    I'll say A Place Further than the Universe is the closest thing to a classic for me. It really is a pity that it somehow flew under the radar of the general anime community D:

  71. Baggos Baggos

    Baggos Baggos12 днів тому

    Mob Psycho 100 is an amazing anime and I would consider season II a masterpiece , I can't find anything negative about the show apart from the sudden change in plot , which might have annoyed some.

  72. Juan Diego Rojas

    Juan Diego Rojas12 днів тому

    I think Gundam Zeta is a really good classic if anyone wants to see it.

  73. Mr Mantis

    Mr Mantis12 днів тому


  74. Shadenuat

    Shadenuat12 днів тому

    LOGG that goddamn War and Peace of anime completely ruined anime for me since now every anime I watch I compare to it.

  75. Hail Yimbh

    Hail Yimbh8 днів тому

    Shadenuat what’s the anime at 5:32 on the left

  76. Nastya Orlova

    Nastya Orlova12 днів тому

    what music playing at 2:48 ?

  77. Aneurihn QUINN

    Aneurihn QUINN12 днів тому

    The cold hard truth is Sao is a classic cause it did introduce magnitudes of the mainstream to anime and it basically was the beginnings of isekai. It’s still shit though. Okay I wrote this before I saw the SAO bit.

  78. Terence McFadden

    Terence McFadden12 днів тому

    I kinda want more cartoony anime’s like mob psycho osomatsu kun. Those always tend to stand out to me more then most of the stuff that comes out every season

  79. Emil Edlund

    Emil Edlund12 днів тому

    Those qoutes you mentioned i only recognized due to them being the anime equivalent of Rosebud

  80. DancingValkyrie

    DancingValkyrie12 днів тому

    Wait, kids think eva is classic? Lol

  81. Mathias

    Mathias13 днів тому

    I wish mob psycho 100 was longer

  82. mario19885

    mario1988513 днів тому

    I can know why the 3D Fighting game series Dead or Alive was rather inspired by classic animes with their character designs looking reminiscent to old 80s animes like let’s say Cat’s Eye for example. That one I believe had Kasumi a little more inspired by Hitomi Kisugi. But then when things started growing in the later Dead or Alive games, we ended up getting characters who were more influenced by such modern anime girls that look more teenaged rather than being mature. I mean nowadays we end up with Marie Rose, Honoka, NiCO, those who were just around 4 inches and are 18 years old, I mean come on Team Ninja.

  83. Ran Li

    Ran Li13 днів тому

    sorry to tell you but kutzple is fucken dead because of the stupid Operator

  84. Minako Arisato

    Minako Arisato13 днів тому

    Modern classics? I'd say Madoka Magica and Tatami Galaxy.

  85. Josh Surila

    Josh Surila13 днів тому

    What about march comes in like a lion?

  86. isadsales

    isadsales13 днів тому

    truth be told i hardly ever watch anime anymore but i still watch your videos religiously congrats man you make great content for the community

  87. zero unu vampir

    zero unu vampir13 днів тому

    Truly a classic is opinion everyone has an opinion that what a classic is but I believe this anime could last a while The Count of Monte Cristo

  88. Makiel Cepeda

    Makiel Cepeda13 днів тому

    My Hero Academia will be a classic

  89. gash box

    gash box13 днів тому

    Cowboy Bepop isn't a classic. If you first see it after watching other classics, its gonna suck ass. Don't @ me.

  90. Killboy1100 YT

    Killboy1100 YT14 днів тому

    The snippit of Elfen Lied still sent shivers down my spine, because of it being my first anime

  91. Not a Weeb

    Not a Weeb14 днів тому

    I go back here when i run out of anime to watch

  92. Mario Pipitone

    Mario Pipitone14 днів тому

    Immediately liked for Philly D

  93. MJKO Letsplays

    MJKO Letsplays14 днів тому

    When the anime guy gets payed to show off the waifu game

  94. Trevor Moffat

    Trevor Moffat14 днів тому

    Between the 70’s and the early 2000’s, Anime had to pass through so many gatekeepers to actually get to the West that it was mostly only the ‘Classics’ that stood a chance of making it. It could also be said that Japan’s unique approach to animation with its more adult themes and pacing was a huge factor in making them ‘classic’ as it was so different and ground breaking in comparison to the child-centric focus of Western animation. It’s entirely possible that we’d have many more modern classics if the feed from Japan had remained more constrained, in comparison to how easily available and how widely consumed anime is today.

  95. et m

    et m14 днів тому

    nice vid speaks about things i have hard time putting to words as to why i cannot recall any anime i've watched during the past few yrs.

  96. Troy Carr

    Troy Carr14 днів тому

    This video is essentially the argument for the Anime 101 theatre at every con. Seriously, organizers need to do this and noobs need to be directed there the first day of the con. Also, my tablet's auto-correct attempted to replace the word "noobs" with "morons," thus demonstrating that Amazon is capable of producing a superior product. 👍

  97. Matthew Phillips

    Matthew Phillips14 днів тому

    Gurren Laggan was the shit and still is.(in my opinion tho)

  98. Danixer

    Danixer14 днів тому

    Since this season has been so slow compared to last year. I have started my quest to catch up to one piece, and from what I can tell once one piece finishes it will instantly cement itself as a classic for many different generations for many different reasons

  99. Charlie Goodlad

    Charlie Goodlad14 днів тому

    I think a few modern classics are: Jojo’s SAO(at least in meme form) Maybe MHA Definitely The Monogatari Series❤️

  100. Armathynx

    Armathynx14 днів тому

    I can't say myself what a classic is to me, because I would say "a show which has unlimited rewatch value, that I will always remember and gets me actually engaged, feeling emotions." Therefore almost every anime I watch is a classic since I only watch anime that I enjoy. I actively dislike JoJo because of how awful season 1 was, and the fact that a friend made me watch all 12 episodes of the first season of monotony really killed it for me. Badly. A few months after, I came back to season 2, and by the end of the first episode, I felt that nothing had changed and that it was another waste of time. Immediately dropped. Compared to probably my favourite series of all time, which I would give the award to Kill la Kill. It had fight scenes that were fun to watch, that forced me to be analytical to figure out how a fight would go, and then leave me laughing in the fact that its action, and comedy, and that no fight ended up how I imagined, that there was always an anti-climax, no matter how small, that would make me feel dumb for assuming this OTT show would stick to any sort of logic. But I guarantee that no one would call KLK a classic, as it just isn't popular enough. Yes I called JoJo bad, the fight scenes are abysmal, there is so much irrelevant beating around the bush instead of getting stuck right in and all of the openings are awful at hyping me up for a good episode. However, credit where it is due, the character themes are kickass. There are my opinions, take them.

  101. Neko Chan

    Neko Chan14 днів тому

    HxH is a classic. Anyone who thinks otherwise can drop dead

  102. Marvel Peterson

    Marvel Peterson14 днів тому

    I agree but I also want to drop dead so what do I do

  103. Avery Carter

    Avery Carter14 днів тому

    I hope Dr Stone becomes a classic after the anime comes out :3 . I've read the manga and It's really so different from most other shonens out there. The exploration, the rediscovery, the SCIENCE!

  104. Griff Griffin

    Griff Griffin14 днів тому

    Gigguk Jojo has classic anime as the ova but Jojo can imitate it atleast

  105. honk honk

    honk honk14 днів тому

    sao abridged is a classic change my mind

  106. Fall

    Fall14 днів тому

    oh god a real life amerimutt

  107. Jade Knight

    Jade Knight15 днів тому

    A Place Further than the Universe is definitely a modern classic.

  108. Cyber Dragon

    Cyber Dragon15 днів тому

    I think Re:Zero is a classic so far.

  109. BioBlade

    BioBlade14 днів тому

    A classic should be complete, IMO many endings ruined or at least prevented them to be classics

  110. BestJo - Rocket League!

    BestJo - Rocket League!15 днів тому

    Why Toradora isn't mentioned? I put it as a modern classic along with Gurren Lagann. Toradora is father of every school-romance made in the following years. And btw, my top favourite of all time

  111. PirateNinjaKitteh

    PirateNinjaKitteh8 днів тому

    it's also 10 years old - even then, anime wasn't being produced as heavily as today - I think that was the point of the video

  112. BestJo - Rocket League!

    BestJo - Rocket League!11 днів тому

    @Bob Rushing well it just turned 10 years and people still watching it, i guess that's a good milestone and im sure people will keep watching at least for the next 10 years to come

  113. Bob Rushing

    Bob Rushing11 днів тому

    That was my thought as I was watching this. I have a feeling Toradora will be watched for a long time to come.

  114. Zaxor Von Skyler

    Zaxor Von Skyler14 днів тому

    I prefer Haruhi which isn't even talked about anymore!

  115. auwli

    auwli15 днів тому

    I somehow thought about Parasyte as a classic

  116. Waluigi Is Sexy

    Waluigi Is Sexy15 днів тому

    don't you dare compare shield hero to the likes of sao

  117. Waluigi Is Sexy

    Waluigi Is Sexy15 днів тому