Otakus raise your glasses in the air. We will like to present a toast to the old school. A toast for the animators who didn't use computer generated images. Instead they had to animate the film by hand and shoot frame by frame. A toast to the legends Osamu Tezuka, Katsuhiro Otomo, Mamoru Oshii, Hayao Miyazaki, Yoshiyuki Tomino, Tatsuo Yoshida & many more. These men and women have brought us characters, stories and moments that will forever stand the test of time. A toast to the big eyed Anime girls and boys. We still love to see characters drawn this way. A toast to some of the most amazing fight scenes ever put on film, from Dragonball Z, M.D. Geist, Ninja Scroll, Fist Of The North Star just to name a few. A toast to the storytellers who proved that animation can be more than just a medium for children. A toast to the pioneers who prove that animation can have mature content. A toast to the days of originality. These where the times when creativity was flowing and stories were original as possible. A toast to that first Mech that made you want to be a pilot or travel into space. A toast for the hidden themes in every old school Anime that made you think.
A toast to the old school voice actors. Some performances were truly amazing and some not so much, but we love it anyway. A toast to the cheesy dialogue that made us laugh and cringe at the same time. A toast to the old school Anime that took a risk by including fan service and a little Hentai action. A toast for creating strong female characters and showing us that it's not an all boys show. A toast to the composers who put their heart, soul and musical talents to make Anime feel like it wasn't an Anime. A toast to artist who made every environment feel like we're watching a painting come to life. A toast to the classic J-Pop/ J-Rock songs that are still in our playlist today. A toast the companies Studio Ghilbi, Manga Entertainment, Tatsunoko and many more for delivering some of the best Anime ever. A toast to characters like Lupin The 3rd, Goku, Rick Hunter, Astro Boy, Serena Tsukino, Kenshiro and so many more. These adventures made us laugh, cry and made us into Otakus. A final toast to the legends who have pass on, and a toast to the New School who will show us new ways to enjoy Anime.