Rather than recommending some bad and generic 5,000-episode-long shounens, you should totally watch these!
- Mononoke (not the Ghibli one)
- Kowarekake no Orgol
- Death Note
- Ano Hana (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai)
- Clannad and Clannad After Story
- Dennou Coil
- Summer Wars
- 5 Centimeters Per Second
- Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni
The one thing I really hate about newer anime is the quality of animation. I mean.... it's so fucking derpy and choppy and lazy nowadays! Not trying to be all "ooohh 90s anime iz the best ever!!!" or anything, it's just they put a lot more effort into it back then than now. Sure, there are still animes being made with great detail and shading and lovely animation (Aoi Bungaku for example), but it's just getting outnumbered ;w;
Look at all of that minimal shading, bad mouth syncing and just everything about that ugh
... with this!
Mmmmmnnnggh oh god that art style and delicious solid shading and smoother than the smoothest smooth jazz animation and seven years of hard work and hand-drawn frames~
.................... Ok I'll stop forcing my weeaboo and art sillies on you :V