Jumping back a decade to revise my list for 2002. Insert stuff about how this is before the dawn of “real” anime or whatever.
Some of the stuff towards the bottom of this list isn’t as strong as “low-level” series on my more recent lists, but the stuff at the top is just as good, if not better than, anything airing today.
Next on my list of revisionist lists? Either 2007, 2004, or 2001. We’ll see where my whims take me next time.