Yesterday in Japan, the second Monday in January, young men and women who have reached the age of 20 took part in the celebration of Seijin no Hi, or Coming-of-Age Day. But otaku of all ages also took to the web to celebrate 20 years of their favourite anime first released in 1996.
Let’s see, a few of the anime that aired all that time ago were Boys Over Flowers, Vision of Escaflowne, Dragon Ball GT, Detective Conan, Slayers Next and Sailor Moon Stars, and that’s just some of the most well-known. It’s a little wonder that old and new generations have and will continue to share the love of these series. Even Sega dropped by Twitter to honour the coming-of-age of the tactical RPG Sakura Wars, which debuted on the Sega Saturn in ’96. Other beloved milestone games released that same year include Pokémon Red & Green, Super Mario 64 and Revelations: Persona from Atlus. What a year.