24 Anime You Obsessed Over 10 Years Ago

Let’s sit back and appreciate how 2007 was 10 years ago. It’s time to enter a time machine and revisit the series that are now old in terms of pop culture. Hey, maybe some of these were your first anime?


1Naruto: Shippuden

Can you believe that Naruto: Shippuden is turning 10? The series holds a special place in the community for introducing many people to the world of anime.


2Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

The crazy world of Gurren Lagann and the quotes it spawned are entering the classic territory.



The crazy, murderous, and mysterious ride that is Baccano! is older than fans would like to admit.



Clannad is not as sad (or acclaimed) as After Story, but it’s still one of Kyoto Animation’s best slice-of-life dramas.


55 Centimeters Per Second

The international community was introduced to this Makoto Shinkai guy with 5 Centimeters Per Second. I wonder how his career is faring?


6Darker than Black

Studio Bone’s series of super-powered assassins first aired on February 24, 2007!


7Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

The dark comedy that pokes fun at Japanese society brought viewers a new kind of despair a decade ago.


8School Days

School Days shocked fans that were looking for a typical harem anime, and no other series in the genre have been able to match the shock value.


9Hidamari Sketch

Before Monogatari became a thing, Hidamari Sketch was home to Shaft’s inventive and unique art style.


10Lucky Star

It’s been 10 years and people still have the opening theme stuck in their heads.


11Lovely Complex

The mismatched rom-com still holds up 10 years later!


12Afro Samurai

One of the few anime you’ll want to watched dubbed because Samuel L. Jackson voices the main character.


13Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

Moribito was overlooked when it first came out, but it is slowly gaining a cult following for its action scenes and strong characters.



Mononoke ‘s unique art style still holds up by today’s standards, which can’t be said for a lot of anime from 2007.


15ef: A Tale of Memories

The series will punch you in the feels.


16Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor

Kaiji is another anime that from 2007 that has been gaining a cult following due to its mature take on the world of gambling (spoiler: it’s not glamorous).


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17Nodame Cantabile

The music series is the perfect mature romance for people looking to leave the high school setting behind.


18Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpuchou

Tokyo Majin follows a group of teens with supernatural abilities who demons haunting Tokyo. It’s basically an anime version of Persona.



Beautiful women combat ugly demons that feast on human flesh. The fight scenes still hold up today and are a marvel to watch.


20Hayate the Combat Butler

A boy gets stood up by Santa Claus because of his poor parents, so he ends up becoming the world’s best butler.



Did you wish Evangelion was even more depressing? Welcome to Bokurano, where kids play a death game using a mecha.


22Dennou Coil

Dennou Coil was covering augmented reality stories before it was cool. You’ll also cry so many tears by the time the story ends.


23Romeo x Juliet

An anime take on Shakespeare’s most popular play, but with some added fantasy elements.


24Ghost Hound

The staff behind Serial Experiments Lain and Ghost in the Shell team up for a bizarre supernatural series.


Which series were your favorites?

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