A commenter recently asked me do a Cataline Recommends on Retrocrush’s anime streaming service.
I absently gave it a look.
And I gotta say I am favorably impressed.
With the collection. It’s a fairly impressive selection of 1990s anime. And not be a crotchy old weeaboo but 1990s anime is drastically superior to the new stuff that’s coming out. The reason is economics.
In the Nineties the OVA had come into it’s own. In America, by 1995 it was preferable to buy than to rent Anime. The prices had come down and Blockbuster’s selection always sucked anyway. While in Japan the laser-disc had been a thing for decades. Consequently, the anime studios had a fairly major influx of capital with which to work and it showed in the quality of the artwork and animation. Sadly, the Asian economic meltdown killed that golden age.
Retrocrush.tv’s service itself is nothing spectacular but if you don’t mind commercials and are looking for a free alternative to Funamation or Crunchy Roll then yes, absolutely give it a look. It will literally cost you nothing.
Cataline Recommends with Confidence.