An Anime Walk Through Time: The Anime I’ve Watched Part One

*dusts off blog*

It’s time I dust this thing off and get to writing again, but before the stories, commentary, and reviews, I thought I would wax nostalgic about the anime I’ve seen through the years.

You ready for this? If you’re in your 40’s, like me, you’re going to either curse me or thank me for making this mini-series about the anime I have watched through the years.

To clarify, I mean the anime of which I have watched at least two seasons, not the ones I have tried to watch and gave up on because they were either moving to slow or they were to corny for me to sit through. ūüôā

Battle of the Planets

Ah, yes, the show I loved as a kid that made me cringe when I went back to see it as an adult. I did a video on it.

Star Blazers

Space Battleship Yamato/ Star Blazers
 first broadcast in the United States in 1979

I got to see this in syndication. I was born in ’73, but this is one I will never forget. I thought it was the COOLEST THING EVER to turn a seafaring battleship into a space battleship. I still go back and revisit the show. I have seen the movies as well. This is a classic that will never go out of style for me.

Voltron, Defender of the Universe

Voltron Part I:
September 10, 1984¬†‚Äď
November 27, 1984
Part II:
October 21, 1985 ‚Äď
November 18, 1985

“Form Blazing Sword!”. That’s when you knew the battle was won. I loved this show as a kid, and still holds up today.
I have watched reboot, I will get to that one later.
They did do a version with vehicles, but I didn’t like that one as much. To me, it’s not Voltron without the lions.



This was it when I was 12. I never missed an episode! I loved every action-packed minute of it. My favorite transformers? Bubble Bee, Jazz, Soundwave, and Hound.

Tranzor Z

Tranzor Z is the American adaptation for Mazinger Z airing on 1985.

By the time this came around, I was curious to see what it was, and nicknamed it a Voltron Knock-Off.
I was only about 12. So, I can blame it on my being young. lol

I got to watch it in its entirety with my son in the 90s. I grew to like it a lot. I have learned it was shortened and highly edited in the states.

This just means I have to find it somewhere and watch the whole thing in its full glory.


First episode date: March 4, 1985

Ah, Robotech, how little did I know at the time you were a roleplaying game as well. I loved this series, even the looping timeline.
The action always kept me coming back for more.
I miss it.

Ronin Warriors

Ronin Warriors Will Be Streaming Next Month
 November 17, 1988 to April 5, 1990

This is another one I have to go back and watch subbed. I grew up with it dubbed. I loved the armors, the characters, the fight scenes, and the ultimate boss fight. GOD, I have to watch this one again.

Dragon Ball


Yes, even I watched this one. I thought it was cute. I saw it until the end. Little did I know it was just the beginning of a long ass run. lol

Dragon Ball Z


You can’t grow up in the 80’s and be an adult that watches anime without watching this one at least, even me.
After Buu, I just dropped it. It became repetitive and boring to me.

Sailor moon

1991 to 1997

You knew this was going to be in here somewhere. Was I the only one cheering the scouts and wishing Serena would shut up? Yes? No? God, she was ditzy. I know she was a teenager, but holy heck, man. She annoyed me.

Tenchi Muyo, Tenchi in Tokyo

¬†Cartoon Network‘s cartoon block¬†Toonami¬†on July 20, 2000 and ended on August 24, 2000.¬†

Yes, it was a long time ago, but I have fond memories of Tenchi Muyo, and Tenchi in Tokyo. I wouldn’t mind going back and reliving it.

Before I even knew anime had genre, I watched my first harem anime and never knew it. lol

Little did I know that what I had seen to this point was nothing compared to what I would find later.

That’s it for this one. I really went back for this list, and I am not done yet. There will be more Sunday!

In case your wondering, I do want to revisit these and make mini-documentaries out of them. I may have to use stills for most of them. Turns out the anime companies don’t care how much or how little you use, they like to claim their stuff.

Anissa “Maddy” Walker

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