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. A handful of titles are 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 screen shot 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 (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 via streaming and too rare/difficult to obtain.

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

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


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


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 :)


I've upgraded the quality of the following anime from DVD quality to Blu-ray quality: Demon City Shinjuku, Wicked City, Robot Carnival, and Neo Tokyo. Also, I found better quality versions for Twilight of the Dark Master and Fire Emblem OVA (subtitled versions only).


Here's the 2018 update! I've added 2 award-winning anime classics: Robot Carnival and Neo Tokyo. Additionally, I've added the site's first Japanese live action movie: Parasite Eve. It's based on the novel by the same title, which Parasite Eve on the PlayStation 1 is based on.

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