1. Dragon Ball
This is probably one of the most famous Japanese manga series that turned into an anime television series among all the kids, no matter whether you are an 80’s or 90’s kid. Written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama, Dragon Ball’s initial 42 manga volumes sold more than 230 million copies worldwide, making it the second best-selling manga series in the world. And now I’m sure you are thinking about the 7 shining golden balls and Son Goku.
This robotic cat who is able to give you miraclulous objects, is probably the dream friend that all the 90’s kids wanted. This manga series which turned into an anime television series in the 1970s was created by Fujiko Fujio.
Starting as a video game series, Pokemon was created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996. The anime television series focuses on the exciting journey in the fictitious world of Pokemon by Ash Ketchum with his Pokemon, Pikachu, and a small group of friends along with their Pokemon partners. One should not forget how Pikachu talks – “Pikapika!”
4. Sailor Moon
This tale of fighting the evils by moonlight and winning love by daylight is probably one of the most unforgettable ones. These awesome sailor series was created by Naoko Takeuchi, who also wrote and drew the original manga.
This still-ongoing anime television series is written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. Although it was first created in the late 1990s, many 90’s kids still remember how an adolescent ninja, Naruto Uzumaki, tried to become the Hokage.
6. Crayon Shin-chan
And now, who will forget this wonderful Shin-chan? It is probably one of the funniest Japanese animes that many will still remember. It is written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui.
Who will forget Candice “Candy” White Audrey – the girl with large emerald green eyes and freckles? And she has long, curly blonde hair too. This anime series was first created in 1975 by Kyoko Mizuki.
8. One Piece
If you know Dragon Ball, then for sure One Piece is no stranger to you. This anime has received widespread critical acclaim for its art, characterizations and story. Created by Eiichiro Oda, One Piece has sold more than 345 million volumes worldwide in 2013, making it the best-selling manga series in the world.
9. Chibi Maruko-chan
Particularly famous in Asia, Chibi Maruko-chan was written and illustrated by Momoko Sakura. It was adopted into a television anime in 1990.