Remembering those days when I have to rush home from school or tuition just to watch the best animated TV series on the old square TV, here I have compiled a list of the best retro kid’s anime and TV shows. I know there are many cartoons in the 90s but here I will list down some of my favourite ones. I like to make this list a little different from others by mixing it with cartoons and TV shows, that’s where east meets west. Some of these are Japanese anime TV series, Japanese superheroes and American cartoon series which are popular in Asian countries. Making this list of forgotten retro kid’s cartoons makes me feel nostalgic.
I do watch a lot of cartoons in the 90s, lol, but here I will only include 13 of my favourite 80s animated television series, including some TV shows. Remember those days when you need to adjust the TV antenna to get better reception? That’s the era when I would lie down on the floor and enjoy some of my favourite shows. I used to read the Dragon Ball Z comics but didn’t watch the full anime series. As an 80s kid in the 90s, I used to watch Ducktales, Transformers, Danger Mouse, Inspector Gadget, Scooby Doo, Care Bears and so on but all of these won’t be on the list, you probably find a lot of this online.
I’m sure some of these 80s best animated TV series is almost forgotten when time flies. Let me revive the mood of a happy kid after school. You might not have the chance to watch these retro animated series anymore on the TVs but there are a few cartoons that are rebooted into better versions such as He-Man: Master of the Universe which is available on Netflix. I’m not quite sure where to watch these nowadays, probably you can still watch them on TV or streaming platforms such as Cartoon Network, Hulu, Netflix, Youtube and Crunchyroll. Let’s get started and let me help you recall and probably you will be familiar with the Japanese retro kid’s cartoons and TV shows that you watched in the 90s.
If you have the chance to watch these mentioned best animated TV series in the list below, I’m sure it will be the best time to binge-watch with your family on the weekends. Get some popcorn and chill.
Cartoons in the 90s - List of Best Animated TV Series
While these cartoons were highly popular in the ’80s, that hasn’t diminished their impact on pop culture today. The ’80s were a decade of iconic cartoons. These shows have entertained children and adults alike for decades. But which one is the best? This list will count down the top thirteen ’90s cartoons, based on a variety of factors. The position of the list is not based on ranking.
1. Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (1987)
2. City Hunter (1987)
3. Yu Yu Hakusho (1992)
4. Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984)
5. ThunderCats (1985)
6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
7. She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985)
8. Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (1972)
10. Space Sheriff Gavan (1982)
11. Kamen Rider Black (1987)
The coolest live-action hero in the 80s with epic transformation and the classic Kamen Rider Black also known as Black Masked Rider is still popular today. This Japanese TV series gets a reboot in October 2022 titled Kamen Rider Black Sun with ten episodes that are available for streaming on Amazon Prime.
12. Astro Boy
13. Saint Seiya: Knights Of The Zodiac (1986)
Do you recall watching any of these anime and TV shows? Probably some are forgotten animated TV series. Do you like the list above? Feel free to share this list with your friends and family if I’m able to help you get the nostalgic moments back in 2022. If you like this best 80-90s cartoon list, you might also like the best childhood movies and films that I have compiled that you can watch on Blu-rays or TV shows streaming platforms too. As I’m not able to list all of the series here, I’ll make it short and interesting for you.