To continue my best anime series, we’re now going to talk about the best anime shows from 1996 that I’ve watched.
Like the other anime posts, these are the ones I enjoyed watching and are highly recommended for you to watch as well.
This is my list of the best anime shows from 1996.
1. B’t X
B’t X originally aired from April 1996 to September 1996 for 25 episodes on TBS.
It was produced by Tadahito Matsumoto and Kenji Mizunuma and was created by the TMS Entertainment studio.
This anime is listed under the genres of adventure, mecha, and science fiction.
B’t X was from a manga written by Masami Kurumada and published by Kadokawa Shoten.
It had 16 volumes which ran from October 1994 to January 2000.
If you’re a big fan of the power of light, you should watch B’t X.
The main characters just seem to run over their opponents once they release their ultimate power and made them glow like the sun.
I enjoyed watching this show when I first saw it as well as when I rewatched it.
I can say that it has a good rewatch value.
2. Dragon Ball GT
Dragon Ball GT initially aired from February 1996 to November 1997 for 64 episodes on FNS.
It was directed by Osamu Kasai and Toei Animation was the studio who made the anime.
You can find Dragon Ball GT under the genres of action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, magic, martial arts, sci-fi, and superpower.
Dragon Ball GT was based on the manga Dragon Ball created by Akira Toriyama.
Just in case you don’t know, Dragon Ball GT isn’t the official sequel to Dragon Ball Z. It was not an adaptation to the manga of Akira Toriyama.
Dragon Ball Super is the official sequel to Dragon Ball Z.
In any case, I still enjoyed watching Dragon Ball GT and the last episode seems like a refreshing end or start to the story.
The ape-like Super Saiyan 4 was quite different from all other Super Saiyan transformations but it still kind of look cool
I enjoyed watching the whole series but I guess I could’ve enjoyed it more if I was able to watch the whole series when I was younger.
I think that because of Dragon Ball Super, Dragon Ball GT’s rewatch value significantly dropped.
But if you haven’t watched it yet, you’ll still enjoy a different story of Goku and the gang.
3. Rurouni Kenshin
Rurouni Kenshin or more popularly known as Samurai X aired from January 1996 to September 1998 for 95 episodes.
It was produced by Koji Kaneda, Mitsuhisa Hida, Akio Wakana, and Hiroshi Hasegawa. Studio Gallop and Studio Deen were tapped to create the anime.
This 1996 anime is listed under the genres of action, adventure, comedy, historical, martial arts, romance, and samurai.
Samurai X was from the manga written by Nobuhiro Watsuki and published by Shueisha.
It ran from April 1994 to September 1999 for a total of 28 volumes.
Rurouni Kenshin can be considered as one of the best for me.
It’s one of my all-time favorites and highly recommended. It’s even an anime that I can rewatch multiple times.
Kenshin Himura is also one of my favorite anime characters all-time.
There is nothing much not to like about this anime. The story, the characters, the action scenes are all really good for me.
The soundtrack is also amazing.
Samurai X is a must-watch for both anime lovers and non-anime viewers.
There are a lot more of anime shows that were originally aired in 1996 but these are my top picks.
In my opinion, these are the best anime shows from 1996.
If you think that I missed a good anime or if I should reconsider one and add to my list, please send me a message.
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