All Stars of the "Adult Animation" Section of a Video Store Circa 1995

Back in the late 80s/early 90s before anime was really a thing people who aren't extreme nerds knew of, the local video stores had a section called "Adult Animation". It was movies like Heavy Metal, ones by Ralph Bakshi, animation short compilations and the early wave of anime imports. Basically if it was a cartoon and wasn't for kids, it ended up there. Sometimes kid friendly cartoons like the Fleischer brothers Superman cartoons or The Hobbit ended up there as well.

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  • Akira
  • Heavy Metal
  • Rock & Rule
  • American Pop
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Pink Floyd: The Wall
  • Fritz the Cat
  • The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat
  • Down and Dirty Duck
  • Coonskin
  • Wizards
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Hobbit
  • The Return of the King
  • Fire and Ice
  • Hey Good Lookin'
  • Cool World
  • Heavy Traffic
  • The Mind's Eye
  • Beyond The Mind's Eye
  • The Gate to the Mind's Eye
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Ninja Scroll
  • Vampire Hunter D
  • Fist of the North Star
  • Robot Carnival
  • Dirty Pair: Affair on Nolandia
  • Dirty Pair: Project Eden
  • Dominion Tank Police
  • Galaxy Express 999
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Megazone 23
  • Wicked City
  • Spike and Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation
  • Spike & Mike's Classic Festival of Animation
  • Bambi Meets Godzilla
  • Tales of the Brothers Quay
  • The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb
  • The Junky's Christmas
  • Creature Comforts
  • The Wizard of Speed and Time
  • Alice
  • Fantastic Planet
  • Time Masters
  • Gandahar
  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
  • Æon Flux
  • Plymptoons
  • Mondo Plympton
  • Bébé's Kids
  • Family Dog
  • The Plague Dogs