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I am a big enthusiast of the 90’s anime I grew up with. I re-watch them like crazy, especially now that I have been working from home. While I look for new anime to watch, I still keep running back to my comfort shows in order to keep a better mind-set and sometimes escape reality when it becomes too much. It has become a little race to find ones that can help in providing comfort, laugh, and still leave me with a peaceful mind no matter how crazy or long the workday gets. Having grown up in the Dominican Republic I am totally biased toward the Latin American-Spanish translations but if I cannot find them, then Japanese it is. Some day I might go more into detail on why but in general, I am not often a fan of English dubs with only a handful of recent anime able to pull off decent English dubbing. I do wish I had more access to some other anime I loved as a teenager, so I could rewatch all of it in order like Saber Marionette, Vandread, Patlabor, Shaman King, Sorcerer Stabber Orphen. Here’s a look at some of my favorites that have been on a loop since March.

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Cardcaptor Sakura image from Madhouse.

Cardcaptor Sakura: How could I not start with this? Cardcaptor Sakura has been my biggest comfort since I was in elementary/middle school. This anime has the power of soothing me and making me feel like everything will be alright. I really wish Netflix would get the Latin American dub as it really makes me so happy whenever I am able to find it, and even happier it was not censored. This show always leaves me with a pleasant vibe, the best to leave playing if you want to stay in a good mood.

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Digimon: Another one I could not leave behind. I really love the first and second seasons; however Tri, Tamers, and Frontier are close seconds. Though nothing will ever compare to the way the Brave Heart song makes me feel when it starts playing: invincible.

Ranma 1/2: This was a favorite growing up and the beginning of very uncomfortable conversations with my parents as it was not censored in DR. Despite being silly and hysterical, I always loved how strongly it always portrayed women.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: Need I say more other than the title? This anime is simply exquisite from animation to writing. I love it from beginning to end and it is one of the strongest storylines without dragging. It is another show I can rewatch over and over without tiring.

Sailor Moon: This one is trickier for me. First, only the original, not Crystal. I cannot stand the poor quality of the animation, but I will not go into this further because I just get angry, honestly. Despite my constant love/hate cycle with Usagi crybaby-ness and Mamoru’s cheesy one-liners, Sailor Moon was very important to me growing up as it was another anime that had very powerful depictions of women. Like I could have done without Tuxedo Mask, they really did not need him. It is also another show that has a very pleasant vibe for me.

Akihabara Dennou Gumi: I guess this was a little bit darker, and I like the follow-up film better than I like the show, but I can always put it on and leave it in the background. Once again, magical girls save the world. It was short, but the animation was pretty good.

Content courtesy of BleedingCool.com published on , original article here.

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