Rabat – As someone who was born in 1991, I know that people born in the 80s and 90s lived in a “golden age”, a period of good memories and endless opportunities. One thing from the 1990s that I am most proud of is the cartoons that made my, and many other people’s childhood such an unforgettable experience.
Here, I will list the top most memorable and joyful cartoons that made the 80s and 90s unforgettable for many Moroccans.
I’ve created a list of the top most memorable and joyful cartoons that made the 80s and 90s such an unforgettable time for me and so many young Moroccans.
Al Namir Al Mokanaa (Tiger Mask)
Tiger Mask was not only a choice for boys, but also for Moroccan girls. Created in 1962, this Japanese manga series that was written by Ikki Kajiwara. The series was later adapted into an anime series and was first aired in 1969 in Japan. The cartoon was then brought to Morocco in the 90s. The cast tells the story of a journalist (Tamer in the Arabic version), who pretended to be a peaceful guy. However, the journalist was actually a wrestling hero. Tamer hid his real identity behind a tiger mask as he fought evil organizations.
Moroccan supporters of Real Madrid and Barcelona might argue over many things, but they will all agree that Captain Majid and his team, Al Majd, were the best at that time. Majid is the main character in this Japanese animated cartoon that Moroccan children of the 80s and 90s grew up with. It is about a young talented footballer named Majid, and his football team.
Al Mohakik Montana Jones (Detective Montana)
The adventures of detective Montana attracted a large Moroccan audience in the early 90s. The series is an Italian-Japanese comedy anime TV show. It tells the story a big cat who goes treasure hunting with his cousin and beautiful mate, Melissa.
Al Massato Al Zarkae (Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water)
This is a Japanese anime TV show that tells the story of a character named Nadia. The series was first broadcast in 1990 and 1991. Nadia and her friends fight against jewelry thieves and save the world from the Neo-Atlantean troops.
Voltron and Grendizer
Voltron and Grendizer are each an animated TV series that tell the story of a giant robot defending the universe and fighting against evil.
Maruko Sakura is a manga series that tells the story of a daydreamer and young schoolgirl, Maruko, and her family.
Mowgli the Jungle Boy is a cartoon series about the adventures of a young boy who grew up with a pack of wolves and a jaguar (Bagheera), which defend him from the evil tiger, Shere Khan.
Sally (Princess Sarah)
Princess Sally is a 1985 Japanese anime series featuring the story of a young wealthy girl who was placed in a poor orphanage after the death of her father. She lives a wretched life in the orphanage until a friend of her father shows up and helps her go back to school and rescues her from her misery.
Al Ramya Al Moltahiba (Flaming Throw)
Al Ramya Al Moltahiba is a Japanese animated series comprised of 47 episodes that recount the journey of Sami who followed the path of his father, Raad, who advised him to practice handball. Sami’s friends made fun of him in the beginning, but he soon discovered that he was gifted with a skill that fascinated both his friends and his enemies.
Dai Al Shoja’a (Dai the Brave)
Dai the Brave, or the Great Adventure of Dai, is a Japanese manga that has made the childhood of many Moroccans. The story features a young boy named Dai who has remembered a story he was told by his adoptive grandfather about the defeat of the Demon King Hadlar at the hands of a hero known as Avan. The twelve-year-old Dai dreams of growing up a hero so he can fight against evil.
There are many other cartoons that made my, and other people’s childhood. It is your turn now to tell us about your favorite cartoon if it is not included on our list.