Post your own timeline :^))
anyone here disagreeing with me?
I tried to actually put some thought into it. The 70s had some absolute classics, even if the animation doesn't always hold up. The 90s were a sweet spot between great ideas and the talent and budget to pull those ideas off properly. It feels like the bubble has burst, but that could easily be hindsight. There's still plenty of great shows being made.
It wasn't until the 70s that people perfected anime. Before 1968 or '69, things were very rough.
The 80s saw a lot of high budget ova, but also crap. In the 90s we had some gems, but the worst was real bad and generally they seemed to care less for the quality of anime (except for the gems). It had the highest highs and the lowest continuous lows.
2000 to spring 2002 was awful for me. I save Super Gals, Boogiepop and Doremi.
Then things got better, some amazing anime in 2002 (Azumanga, Kino, Haibane, Tutu, more I am forgetting), but from 2004 or so anime became very "industrialized". More and more polished, and some amazing titles
FAG is one of my 3 favourite anime of all time, but the feeling is too "industrialized" for me.
I should have put a couple of drops of green more, probably.