"A girl is involuntarily engaged to a boy who turns female when hit with cold water and male when hit with hot."
"The magical action-adventures of a teenage girl who learns of her destiny as the legendary warrior Sailor Moon and must band together with the other Sailor Soldiers to defend the Earth and Galaxy."
"A girl named Miaka Yuuki and her friend Yui Hongo are taken into the book called The Universe of the Four Gods. There they battle many hardships including each other in order to become the priestess of Suzaku and Seiryuu and summon them. What they didn't expect was to fall in love and watch their comrades die."
"Inuyasha is a half-demon who was trapped in the Legendary Tree and was set free by Kagome, a girl who traveled 500 years through time. This time, both of them will have to face Menomaru, a Chinese demon whose father, known as Hyoga, came 300 years ago to invade Japan, but was stopped by InuYasha's Father. InuYasha and Kagome, along with Sango, Miroku, Shippou, Kaede and Myoga, will try to stop Menomaru in his becoming the most powerful demon ever."
"A group of young teens is unexpectedly sent to the mysterious Digital World and paired up with their own powerful, morphing monster called the Digimon. Together the entire group set out on an adventure to fight evil and save the world."
"Chronicles the Voltes Team and Camp Big Falcon's defense of Earth from the invading Boazanian Empire, Beast Fighter by Beast Fighter, as well as a simmering civil war within planet Boazan itself, long under the brutal caste-system rule of Emperor Zu Zambajil, between the horned elite and the hornless commoners."
"Makunouchi Ippo is an ordinary high school student in Japan. Always a target for bullying at school, Ippo's life is one of hardship. One of these after-school bullying sessions turns Ippo's life around for the better, as he is saved by a boxer named Takamura. He decides to follow in Takamura's footsteps and train to become a boxer, giving his life direction and purpose. Ippo's path to perfecting his pugilistic prowess is just beginning."
"In modern Japan where the way of ninja is still practiced secretly, Recca discovers that he has a power to manipulate fire. Eventually he meets people who also has strange power, and he soon has to overcome his past and face his destiny."
"One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World was caught by surprise that he would sacrifice himself. Yusuke soon finds out he wasn't supposed to die and has a chance for resurrection and bringing his body back to life. After being resurrected, Yusuke becomes a Spirit Detective, along with his comrades, and one adventure after another happens, whether it be an investigation or a fighting tournament."
"The adventures of Ash Ketchum and his partner Pikachu, who travel across many regions in hopes of being regarded as a Pokemon master."
The show is comprised with a lot of characters, most of which get their time on the spotlight and receive some development, while others, do not. The story is compelling enough with the amount of history and depth it has going for it, although in practice, there are some parts later on that suffer from severe pacing issues, a part of the reason why I stopped near the beginning of "Naruto Shippuuden" and why I'm only listing the original series in this post. A lot of its appeal I believe, has always sprung from its characters, their relationship towards each other and how they progress through time, as well as the cool powers and how it at times, lead to some pretty epic scenes. There is also the overarching plotline of each nation's relations regarding their respective history with each other and politics which was also interesting. Overall, it's still a pretty decent show. At least I can say that much for the original series as I haven't seen a single episode in about six or seven years. I am thinking about looking for some fan-cuts of it that just removes all filler content because that might be a better watch. After all, not only is this show about ninjas doing ninja stuff number take the second spot in this list, being a ninja of my own also happens to be in second place of what I've always wanted to be when I was a kid. Of course, with number one being the final, and first place on the list...
The show although relatively good in a lot of parts, is quite notorious for its horrible pacing. In fact, when I tried re-watching some of it a couple of years back, I just found it quite boring and quit watching almost immediately. Every fight lasts about twenty episodes where multiple of those are just characters looking over a dead character's body and having conversations that drag on for too long, it took Goku like, three of four episodes just to charge the Spirit Bomb for fuck's sake. How ridiculous is that? Hahaha. I'm kind of wondering now how I ever sat through this show back then. But then again, this isn't a list about quality. It's about nostalgia. And "Dragon Ball Z" is the strongest in that department.
And with that folks! This post draws to and end! This was probably the most difficult one to make so far because of how challenging it was to recall what would've been included in the list in the first place, plus to track down images from each show, research them for a bit, and then come up with those brief thoughts I included after listing down each show. That being said! This has also been tons of fun to make, I really hope you enjoyed reading along and maybe even taking a trip down memory lane! This is a subjective list so I'm aware there might be shows you love that I've omitted from the list. Let me know what they are!