Anime exceeds 2 decades, but, I think most will agree exceeding 20 years it gets damned thin. In fact, anime has a hard time breeching 15 years to some extent. I will break it into 3 groups of 5 years, because I can, and because I think it is best that way. Without wanting to be anal, I am not going to start getting fussy on dates of start and dates of conclusion. I tend to think of anime as coming from it's start era, and not so much concerned with how many seasons it might have had. So, to ask the question, when do you think was anime's best time, in the last 15 years? It is not easy for me to judge. So many of my favs are shows of the 90s, and yet, they really only became easy to like in the first part of this decade when they went to dvd. So I am picking 2000-2005 for myself. It's a weight of numbers thing even though some of my truly liked shows are only recently arrived. The last two years, I have also seen a trend gaining speed which I am increasingly not happy with. Too often I have decided to check out a show, only to find it was almost no plot, and almost all about sex in some fashion. Not that I don't like sex But really, my idea of greatness in anime doesn't need it. I'm just unable to respect the 2006-2010 time period too fully as it has too many shows too dedicated to making the viewer pointlessly aroused. If ya had to pick, what would you pick. 1995-2000 2000-2005 2006-2010 Be willing to at least offer some reasons why if you can eh.