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Reboot These 80s Anime, Say Japanese Fans

Reboots. Like ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re a thing. From Ghostbusters to the Ninja Turtles to Godzilla, do-overs of classic franchises are proving that for this generation of moviegoers, old is the new new.

To that end, Japanese news site Anime Anime has polled its readers and asked what Showa era (1926-1989) anime they’d like to see given the ol’ reboot.

9 (tie). Armored Trooper Votoms
9 (tie). Space Adventure Cobra
8. Gunbuster
7. Blue Comet SPT Layzner
6. Captain Tsubasa
5. Sherlock Hound
4. Dragon Ball
3. Akira
2. Macross
1. Galaxy Express 999

Interestingly, many of these series – Cobra, Votoms, Dragon Ball, and Macross among them – have fairly recent or even currently-airing sequels. But apparently these fans are less interested in the continuing adventures than a full-fledged wiping of the slate.

What Showa-era anime would you like to see rebooted?

Source: Anime Anime

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.