4 Best Anime Shows From 1997

Best Anime Shows 1997

It’s time again to share my favorite anime shows that first aired in 1997.

These are the ones that I enjoyed and would like to share with you.

Here are the best anime shows from 1997.

Best Anime Shows 1997 Cooking Master Boy

1. Cooking Master Boy

Alternative Names: Chūka Ichiban!
Genre: Action, Comedy, Cooking, Drama
Number of Episodes: 52
Original TV Run: April 1997 to September 1998
Producers: Shunichi Kosao, Madoka Takiyama (Fuji TV)
Studio: Nippon Animation
Manga Writer: Etsushi Ogawa
Favorite Cooking Master Boy Character: Liu Mao Xing


  • Each episode is interesting and fun to watch.
  • Epic reactions by the food tasters.


  • A Better soundtrack would’ve made this anime more epic. But I’m already ok with what’s used in this anime.

More On Cooking Master Boy

This is one of my favorite anime shows in 1997.

I always look forward to how the people who ate the foods react.

I also like the main character, Liu Mao Xing.

Despite being arguably the best, he’s still modest and humble with his cooking skills.

I highly recommend watching Cooking Master Boy if you liked Shokugeki no Soma or the new True Cooking Master Boy.

Flame Of Recca Best Anime Shows 1997

2. Flame of Recca

Alternative Names: Rekka no Honō
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Supernatural, Superpower
Number of Episodes: 42
Original TV Run: July 1997 to July 1998
Writer: Hiroshi Hashimoto
Studio: Pierrot
Manga Writer: Nobuyuki Anzai
Favorite Flame of Recca Character: Recca Hanabishi


  • Great storyline.
  • Good character development.
  • Good soundtracks.
  • Has a happy ending.


  • Recca is sometimes annoying.
  • It’s somewhat a hanging ending as there’s no conclusion with Kurei.

More On Flame of Recca

I liked Flame of Recca.

I think this is part that I look forward to anime series with protagonists participating in tournaments. This is similar to Yu Yu Hakusho.

I highly recommend this anime from 1997.

When I was younger, this was the “talk” in school for us boys who watch anime or cartoons.

Slayers Try Best Anime Shows 1997

3. Slayers Try

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Demons, Fantasy, Magic, Sorcery
Number of Episodes: 26
Original TV Run: April 1997 to September 1997
Director: Takashi Watanabe
Writer: Jiro Takayama
Studio: E&G Films
Favorite Slayers Try Character: Lina Inverse


  • Has a happy ending.
  • There are lots of funny scenes.
  • There are also lots of action scenes that involve magic and sword-fighting.


  • It’s not really a negative to Slayers Try but I enjoyed more the previous series.

More On Slayers Try

It’s another usual fun-watching series from Slayers. This time they came back with Slayers Try.

If you’re a fan of Slayers and Lina Inverse, you shouldn’t skip this one.

Grander Musashi Best Anime Shows 1997

4. Grander Musashi

Alternative Names: Super Fisher Grander Musashi, Musashi the Great
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sports
Number of Episodes: 25
Original TV Run: April 1997 to September 1997
Studio: Nippon Animation


  • Fishing scenes are very fun to watch.
  • I think that Grander Musashi was generally good at explaining or letting the public know more about fishing.


  • The opening and ending songs could’ve been better.

More On Grander Musashi

I liked and enjoyed watching Grander Musashi.

I wished that they’ve extended this anime series up to when he goes professional fishing against the rest of the world.

It’s very appealing and watching this anime will make you feel that you also want to learn and start fishing.

If you enjoy animes like Cooking Master Boy, you’re most likely enjoy Grander Musashi as well.

I have to recommend this as it’s fun to watch.


These are just some of the best anime shows from 1997.

There are a lot more but these are the ones that I recommend because I enjoyed watching them.

I hope you have fun watching these anime series as well.

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