Do you like retro anime?

The Anime Video Archive is a collection of great anime classics mainly from the early 90s. You will find some rare gems here!

Watch the trailer below to see clips from most of the anime featured here.

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Anime Movies

Anime Movies

Watch 35 anime movie classics!

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Anime Series

Anime Series

Watch 16 anime series classics!

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About This Site

So you've stumbled across yet another anime streaming site. What's so special about this one? Ah, what indeed.

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This website offers the following:

  • HTML5 logoI use HTML5 video (mp4). That means these videos will play on pretty much anything. Any OS, any mobile device, any TV, any set-top box (Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, etc.), and modern video game systems.
  • I offer both dubbed & subtitled versions for everything! (With the exception of a few Japan only releases.)
  • As for video quality, I offer high quality (equivalent to 480p) and low quality (equivalent to 360p) versions. An increasing number of anime is even higher quality (equivalent to 720p).
  • The layout of this site is responsive, so if you're on a tablet or smartphone it will rearrange itself to a mobile friendly layout.
  • Streaming is not the only thing I offer. Each anime has a screenshot gallery. Some anime have downloadable OST soundtracks, manga, and behind-the-scenes videos.
  • Videos can be directly downloaded! No other anime streaming site allows you to that!
  • HTML5 logoThere are NO ADS! Every other anime streaming site is flooded with ads. Not here :) I am providing a free service out of the genuine interest of sharing with you the classic anime I love. I like to think of this site as lending you my old DVDs.

Sci-Fi Channel Saturday Anime logoAs for the selection of the anime I have chosen for this site, it is primarily classics from the late 80s and early 90s. In a sense, this site is dedicated to a segment that once played on the Sci-fi channel called Saturday Anime. Every Saturday they would play an anime movie. It had these demos when it went to commercial breaks. Most of the anime featured in this site are favorites of mine from Saturday Anime. They're special to me because they're some of the first anime movies I've ever seen.

A couple of these movies are specials that were never released outside of Japan (i.e. Wizardry, Ninja Gaiden). Others are newer but were included because they're based on an RPG that had been shrined in my FantasyAnime.com (i.e. Final Fantasy VII: Last Order, Chrono Trigger OVA).

I do add new anime to the collection here from time to time. Keep in mind, though, that I consider this an archival website. I only add old, 'forgotten' anime that's not available on official platforms and too rare/difficult to obtain.

And if you didn't notice, this site is a subsite of FantasyAnime.com (hence the FantasyAnime navigation in the footer). This is the official anime section for it.

Most Popular

This anime attracts the most visitors. They have developed a popular reputation since their official NA release in the 90s (except FF7; it's not old).

  1. Wicked City
  2. Neo Tokyo
  3. Final Fantasy VII: Last Order
  4. Little Nemo: Adv in Slumberland
  5. Golden Boy

Most Engaging

This anime is being watched the longest. They are the site's most interesting anime since people are sticking around to watch the whole thing.

  1. Dragon Half
  2. Gall Force
  3. Cyber City Oedo
  4. Midnight Eye Gokuu
  5. Ys Anime

Most Downloaded

The anime people want to keep forever. They may not be the most popular or most engaging, but the people who do like it really like it.

  1. Final Fantasy VII: Last Order
  2. Tales of Phantasia
  3. Venus Wars
  4. Lily C.A.T.
  5. Shamanic Princess

Site Updates

7/29/20

Lots of video quality improvements!
• The Chrono Trigger OVA was recently updated with a DVD quality version, which this site now has. This is a big deal! For all of these years, only the poor quality VHS transfer was available.
• Added a Blu-ray quality version of Slayers Perfect: The Motion Picture (subtitled version only).
• Added a slightly better quality version of Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals. Best of all, the subtitles are now normal text. The previous subtitles were a fancy brush stroke font that wasn't easy to read.
• The subtitled episodes for Golden Boy had an issue where words were oddly appearing inside black boxes. This is now fixed! The new font is also nicer looking and easier to read.

2/12/20

Added the awesome Greek Mythology-inspired mid-80s classic, Arion!

9/24/19

Updated Final Fantasy VII: Last Order with a nice Blu-ray quality version. Everyone is circulating this HD video with out of sync subtitles. But not me! I corrected the subtitle timing myself :)

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