We’re casting our net much wider than these sites in our search for material for our link posts, as one of our goals is to include writing and podcasts from outlets that don’t specialise in older material. But these are a few places which might be of interest if you’re into, or getting into, older anime.

This list is naturally incomplete, and if you’d like to suggest additions, or if you run something which might be relevant, do get in touch!




Increasingly, if you’re lucky enough to live in particular parts of the world and read particular languages, older titles can be found in translation through legal streaming sites, notably on Crunchyroll or Hidive. In North America one company in particular, Discotek, has been putting out a bunch of old anime recently.

If you’re also prepared to break maritime law, here are a few groups who work on unlicensed obscurities:

We try to keep track of who out there is translating older anime but we are only two people. If you know of other groups who should be included here, please get in touch!


  • Kazenshuu: fansite dedicated to Akira Toriyama and the Dragon Ball series.
  • MartyMcflies: YouTube collection of vintage anime music, in many cases transferred from now-rare vinyl releases
  • Sea of SerenitySailor Moon fansite.
  • Cosmo DNA: massive Space Battleship Yamato compendium
  • Animated Golem: tweets about particularly obscure and often hard-to-find older anime, including many shorts and music videos
  • The World of Go Nagai: Japanese fansite dedicated to Go Nagai.
  • TOMINOTSUKI: Japanese fansite dedicated to Yoshiyuki Tomino.
  • sakugabooru: clip collection dedicated to animation, from past and (less importantly) present.