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Havnt watched anime for atleast a decade now. Do any shows of the past 10-15 years stand up to the quality of the big hitters of the past? In terms of amazing adventure, emotional intensity, intellectual complexity, deep characters. Sure i know there will be some that do one of these things well but all the big hitters of the past excelled in atleast 3.

Any modern anime reaches the same quality of:
Evangelion
Death Note
Full metal alchemist (both versions)
escaflowne
Cowboy bepep
Martian Successor Nadisco
X tv
Berserk.

Which modern animes are just as good or even better then these?
 

WowWeee

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Havnt watched anime for atleast a decade now. Do any shows of the past 10-15 years stand up to the quality of the big hitters of the past? In terms of amazing adventure, emotional intensity, intellectual complexity, deep characters. Sure i know there will be some that do one of these things well but all the big hitters of the past excelled in atleast 3.

Any modern anime reaches the same quality of:
Evangelion
Death Note
Full metal alchemist (both versions)
escaflowne
Cowboy bepep
Martian Successor Nadisco
X tv
Berserk.

Which modern animes are just as good or even better then these?
Samurai Champloo
Psycho Pass
Code Geass
Hunter x Hunter (2011 version)
Steins Gate
Attack on Titan
 

Biggy_Boy

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Kind of a spread there in terms of themes and general quality.

Quality is perhaps arguable but nothing has hit the significance to the medium as Eva. Finding shows that excel at everything you mentioned is a little difficult in general too. A lot of the more intellectually sophisticated series are not oriented towards action, for instance.

In addition to those mentioned above, perhaps check out:

Katanagatari
Shiki
Shinsekai Yori
Parasyte -the maxim-

There's also Madoka, if you can get past the Aoki Ume character designs, base genre and general SHAFTisms.
 

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Hall of Famer
Sep 15, 2007
35,586
30,843
I don't know
AFL Club
Geelong
Kind of a spread there in terms of themes and general quality.

Quality is perhaps arguable but nothing has hit the significance to the medium as Eva. Finding shows that excel at everything you mentioned is a little difficult in general too. A lot of the more intellectually sophisticated series are not oriented towards action, for instance.

In addition to those mentioned above, perhaps check out:

Katanagatari
Shiki
Shinsekai Yori
Parasyte -the maxim-

There's also Madoka, if you can get past the Aoki Ume character designs, base genre and general SHAFTisms.
Cool thanks will look into them,
 

Seeds

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Gave attack on titan another go and whilst it was a struggle early on with all the yelling and weeping kid soldiers the third season reached the level I was after. It was brilliant.
 

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