This is a continuation of our material on the best anime of the 2000s and the end of the series "Old School Anime".
Eureka Seven - begins very nicely and always remains the same in this. This is the story of Renton Thurston, his thoughts and feelings. Realistic characters, vibrant backgrounds and music make it stand out from other 2000s anime. Renton lives a boring life, but everything changes when a girl named Eureka crashes into his house on a huge robot.
Up until Episode 13, the show was mostly episodic, focusing on character development and only giving us hints of what's to come. When a story begins to take shape, it becomes interesting to watch its development. In particular, the romance between Eureka and Renton is very believable.
Naoki Sato's soundtrack is amazing. Not only does the title contain varied and numerous instruments, but it also has many beautiful and unforgettable melodies and genres.
With lovable characters, beautiful animations, a powerful soundtrack and a story full of surprises, Eureka Seven is well worth the time it takes to show its true colors. Keep in mind that the show is much more enjoyable to watch when you have life experience, so it is recommended for an older audience, despite its teenage protagonist.
High school student Light Yagami accidentally finds a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name will be written in it. He decides to change the world with her power. However, in reality, Light wants to become the god of the new world.
Death Note is a stunning 2000s anime. He has a great storyline and lovable characters. It rarely happens that watching this title, you do not accept one of the conflicting sides of the story. And besides, anime for two seasons discusses whether it is possible to kill criminals. And while the second season is not without its flaws, it's still great. In addition, elements of mysticism make it unique and distinguish it from typical detective stories.
The God of Death Ryuk, out of boredom, throws the death note into the human world and it is found by Light Yagami. After he killed with her help a criminal who took children and a kindergarten teacher prisoner, Light decides to kill evil and bad people until he creates a world for the kind and sympathetic. The police cannot cope with his murders, and they enlist Light, who becomes known as the killer, nicknamed Cyrus, special detective L., to search for him.
Another difference between Death Note and the detective genre is the use of dramatic irony. Crime shows usually feature a murderer whose identity is unknown to the audience, and viewers are on the lookout for detectives and police who are trying to chase the criminal. The engagement stems from the fact that viewers use various clues to guess what is the truth behind the crime, until finally they reach a frank climax - revealing the identity of the killer.
Death Note gives all the information to the audience in the beginning, creating a different point of view. Neither Light nor L know each other's identity and both enter into intelligent cat and mouse, where each tries to outsmart the other in order to proclaim himself an adherent of justice.
This is a battle between two geniuses who are very funny at times, but this conflict is the basis of the entire series. I would also like to highlight an amazing soundtrack consisting of hard rock and chorus, which can be listened to separately.
Another anime where someone bumps into someone. Naota lives a normal life, but is run over by a strange girl who hits him over the head with a guitar.
This is a collaboration between Gainax, Production IG and Starchild Records. This anime is a perfect match for everything: technical prowess, entertainment and character development, wild history, and an amazing cast.
Haruko, who hit Naota in the head, came from space. It so happened that now his forehead becomes a portal from which giant robots come, sometimes destroying the entire city. Besides Haruko, who becomes a servant in his house, his friend is the robot Kanti.
What makes this show stand out the most is its soundtrack and visuals. The music was written and performed by The Pillows, which perfectly conveyed the mood of the show in their alternative rock compositions.
In fact, the story of Naota's growing up is the most interesting part of the series. His entire life he lived in the shadow of his older brother Takusu, who plays baseball in America. Trying to be like Takusu, Naota loses his personality.
Seeing his inner struggle and watching him fail evokes an audience response. But towards the end, Naota realizes that he just has to be himself. Insight is so well shown that it creates one of the most amazing moments in the FLCL.
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
His greatest achievement and the first thing that attracts him is his visual style. Gainax has gone to great lengths to create a vibrant, colorful world that reflects the child's imagination and the joy that protagonists experience when they first surface. Animation never slows down, and battles always keep pace. This makes the title very dynamic.
The story tells of Simon and Kamin, two boys who live underground out of the belief that there is no world above them. However, Kamina believes that there is something more, and every day tries to break through the ceiling and discover the world that he was always told about as a child. His dream comes true when the ceiling collapses and two friends find themselves in a world where people struggle to survive because of the evil beasts that rule the globe. TTGL is rapidly evolving into a full-scale mech war with robots becoming the only weapon of humanity capable of protecting them from extinction on the surface.
Despite the typical Gainax tropes, this is an anime that makes you feel proud to be human.
A trio of two swordsmen and an unusual girl travel across Edo Japan to find a swordsman who smells of sunflowers.
Created by Shinichiro Watanabe, director of Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo is a beautiful play that uses characters and environments to take viewers on an incredible journey. Watanabe's storytelling ability is amazing as he weaves the stories together to create interesting episodes filled with depth and development.
The battle scenes are filled with bouncy action and flawlessly animated. The movement of the characters is fluid and believable, and the overall look of the anime epitomizes what the show as a whole is trying to do - show the lives of three different people, mixing different cultures to create an enjoyable anime.
The trio consists of Mugen, a street fighter; Jin, the quiet samurai and Fuu, the quirky and loud girl who brings them all together. In an interesting turn of events, our trio travels together to help Fu find the man known as the "samurai who smells of sunflowers" that she has been looking for all her life. But due to various circumstances [usually caused by Mugen and Jin trying to kill each other], things don't go as planned and the group finds themselves on many adventures along their journey.
The plot of the anime mainly consists of story arcs with episodes that span various genres. Many of these adventures are very funny, others do cover some darker and more mature themes, but overall the show relies on black humor, which keeps it from getting too dark and helps keep the atmosphere lighthearted.
The setting is highlighted separately. The events take place in a setting that appears to be the Edo period in Japan, but incorporates elements of 90s Harlem New York. As a result, we have a world in which samurai and hip-hop coexist side by side. The show smoothly moves from sword fights to wars with graffiti and bandits, and here you just need to come to terms with these anachronistic elements, because we are not given an explanation.
The Full Metal Panic Franchise
Teenage soldier Sосsuke Sagara goes undercover on a mission to protect a high school student named Chidori Kaname. She is under surveillance for reasons that, alas, cannot be revealed to him.
Based on the light manga by Shoji Gato, Full Metal Panic was a must-see for anime in the 2000s.
The first season was adapted from the first three volumes of the manga by Studio GONZO. And although she is known for her not the best adaptations, here they tried. Despite this, the first season is considered the weakest. After that, the franchise was taken under the wing of Kyoto Animation, who took the story more into comedy and released Full Metal Panic Fumoffu, and after that the final season of The Second Raid was released. Plus, in 2018 there was another sequel, but this is no longer our client.
The Second Raid is the strongest part of the Full Metal Panic franchise. This is an emotional roller coaster with vibrant drama, action, touching romantic moments and gorgeous animation, backed by a powerful soundtrack. Kyoto Animation demonstrates what the first season would be like if it wasn't made by GONZO. Its two main characters face serious challenges in their life choices, which allows them to reflect on who they are. It's a touching, fun process that brings a lot of humanity to a story that used to be just a comedy action movie.
Full Metal Panic is a classic franchise that any anime fan should try out. The revolutionary third season is a must for those who enjoyed the first, and even those who haven't seen the series.
Eden of the East
Akira Takizawa once woke up naked near the White House with a pistol, a telephone and a billion yen. Japanese college graduate Saki Morimi visits America with her friends and meets Akira. After a series of misunderstandings, the duo come together to unravel the mysteries surrounding Akira's amnesia.
On the one hand, delving into the rather difficult topics of social and political commentary, "Eastern Eden" also has a joyful atmosphere with its own humor, charming characters and notes of romance. The funny chemistry between the protagonists Akira and Saki is especially interesting to watch.
With near-flawless visuals, great music, interesting and enjoyable characters in a fast-paced and immersive storyline, Eden of the East sets a high standard. The series ends on such a fitting and touching note that although it was officially ended with the two films King of Eden and Paradise Lost, the series remains on its own.
This is an anime adaptation of Yushi Urusibara's manga, which has won the love of both critics and viewers. The story follows Ginko, a man who travels through Japan to help protect humans from the flies, primitive creatures that are intermediate between spirits and animals.
The series is set in an alternate Japan of the past, seemingly between the Meiji and Edo periods, when the country was largely shut off from Western influence. During this time, industrialization was just around the corner, threatening the traditionally valuable connection between humans and nature. Much of Mushishi takes place in secluded villages deep inland, featuring characters who are closed off from the changes of the modern world. This adds a special vibe that pervades the anime from start to finish.
Anime is primarily interesting for its philosophical approach, forcing you to think, showing moral dilemmas in almost every episode.
In the 2000s, there is still a huge amount of anime that we have not remembered about, this is like the big trinity of shonen, and a bunch of other nice TV shows. However, we decided to focus on more holistic and smaller projects like these.
The Topic of Article: Best Anime of the 2000s. Part two.