When was the Golden Age of anime? Hard mode: not
began definitively in 2004 when Shinbou joined SHAFT
we seem to be nearing the end of it now
been a pleasure gentlemen
for the japanese audience, 80s
for us westerners? as long as piracy stays easy, we're in it and will continue until the hammer falls hard enough that it turns back to bootlegs on tape tier accessibility
and although some series have been lost to time from the true golden age, we're still able to access the ones that made the 80s golden.
hell some of the shows from the 80s were so successful that they've still been producing content within the past 10 years
2015 since you download pretty much anything you want, regardless of how old it is. you can even download with a choice of subs, audio, and resolution.
You can even download currently airing shows weekly, or even stream if you're so inclined or are too poor to afford an hdd.
There is a vibrant community, and although it sucks for the most part, if you know how to navigate around it it can be interesting.
Having fun and enjoying yourself is all that matters.
This. The shading, the grain, the deep intelligent MANime, the complete and total lack of moeshit....what a time to be alive.