What do Inuyasha, Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon and Detective Conan all have in common? Not only are they great shows, but they have also shaped a whole generation of anime fans.
Running home from school, sitting down in front of the TV and watching your favorite anime shows is a prized memory for a lot of people. But eventually we all had to grow up and make our way into adulthood. What if we told you that you could get at least a little bit of your childhood magic back? That’s right, there are old-school anime out there that have just recently gotten a reboot and with it a second chance to win over your heart.
Today we want to introduce you to some of our favorite anime remakes of the recent years so you can fall in love with them all over again. Enjoy!
The Sailor Scouts are back and ready to fight for love and justice.
Sailor Moon Crystal (or Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, as the official name goes) is the remake of probably the most famous Magical Girl anime out there. Ever since its announcement, this reboot of the original series was highly anticipated. But instead of simply remaking the series from 1992-1997, the producers decided to create a new show with a storyline that is set much closer to the original manga series. Fans seem to appreciate this decision and the story of Sailor Moon is without a doubt as popular these days as it was in the early 90s.
Genres: Demons, Magic, Romance, Shoujo
Our next show might not be as well-known outside of Japan as the other anime on this list, but it is definitely a must-watch remake for all anime fans of you.
The story of the Osomatsu brothers is one of the biggest mangas in Japan. Even though the sextuplets are identical in appearance, their personalities could not differ more from each other and constantly get them into new adventures. Their new series called Osomatsu-san or Mr. Osomatsu is part of the Fall anime season 2015 and offers hours of entertainment with 25 new episodes. If you didn’t get to grow up with the crazy stories of the Osomatsu brothers, then here is your second chance!
Genres: Comedy, Parody
3. Digimon Adventure Tri
If you are an anime fan, then you have most likely already heard of this great remake. For everyone else we got some new and exciting news: the original Digimon Adventure is coming back!
That’s right, the story of Taichi and his friends who get lost during a summer camp and enter the Digiworld continues. Digimon Adventure Tri features the original cast, but is set six years after the events of the first series. The story is divided into three movies that are run in episodic format outside of Japan. Two of the three films have been released so far and fans cannot wait for the last one to start airing. The occasion for this great remake is the 15th anniversary of the original series and we cannot think of a better way to celebrate.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
It’s been quiet in the Dragon Ball franchise for a long time, but the wait is finally over. Dragon Ball Z is coming back under its new name Dragon Ball Super!
Once again we have a remake to celebrate the start of a big success story. For the 20th anniversary of Dragon Ball Z a new anime was created that continues the story of Gokuu, Piccolo, Vegeta, Gohan and the rest of the original cast after the events of the first series. Not only do the characters embark on new adventures, but they also got a makeover and are now fighting with a modernized design. Dragon Ball Super brings back the charm of the first series and has easily won over the hearts of loyal fans.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Shounen, Super Power
Last but not least we are bringing back a show from 1985 with Lupin III.
Anime are all set in Japan, right? Wrong, because Lupin III (or Lupin the Third Part IV) combines the Japanese art of storytelling with an Italian setting. World’s number one thief Lupin is back to get himself and his friends into new troubles. What’s special about this remake is the fact that it was first announced in Cannes, France and later aired in Italy before making its way to Japan. So if you are looking for a more international flair in anime or are simply interested in watching one of the best old-school anime out there, give the new Lupin III a try.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Shounen
This concludes our Top 5 list of best anime remakes of the last couple of years. A lot of classics are getting a second chance and not only fans, but new watchers as well seem to appreciate them. Some might argue that a remake can never be as good as its original. And while this might be true, it is the nostalgia and all the memories associated with your favorite anime shows that make today’s anime remakes so great in our eyes.
What do you think of these five remakes and are there any other reboots that need to be mentioned? Let us know in the comment section down below.