Sailor Moon transcends its genre. While it wasn’t the first Magical Girl series, it has been a pop culture phenomenon that gals, guys, non binary pals of all types love. Football players in addition to use nerd, punks and boy band lovers, vegans and militant carnivores. Like nearly all fandoms, there are fans of all types. Unlike many of those, I’ve never heard Sailor Moon referred to as a “guilty pleasure” from any of the above; which if you ask me is a part of what makes Sailor Moon, Eternal! ;)
00’s: Cowboy Bebop
Firefly would be nowhere without Outlaw Star (which it borrows a LOT from) and, the influence of Cowboy Bebop. That aside, Cowboy Bebop had me from go with Yoko Kanno’s and The Seatbelt’s “Tank!” in the opening credits. The music is the 6th main character to the show and I love the jazz, blues (Real Folk Blues) and tinny-country influences of the show. Moreover, the characters are flawed and dynamic, and well written, and drawn beautifully with great expressions. Even if (/especially if) you’re not into anime, I would highly recommend trying it out (music lovers, I’m sorry to should on you but you should watch).
Current/20-teens: The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland was a show I found earlier this year on VRV. I originally thought it was new anime take on Peter Pan with a girl Peter. It’s not, omg, it’s so not! I don’t want to tell anything other than the characters both main and side are well made, the animation is beautiful and you will have so many feelings. I’m excited for season two in 2020 and can’t wait to see what my favorite ‘20s anime will be in the end (10 years rushing at us head on eh?).