>>12044264 In the 90's there was plenty of hard, gritty titles like Armitage, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Memories, and Jin Roh
Hey, you fucking idiot. All of those titles are OVAs or movies with huge budgets. If you look at the TV shows during that era, you'd find a lot of low detailed stuff, too.
Modern anime are superior to older stuff, thanks to modern technology. There ARE modern TV shows that are "hard and gritty". Go watch Real Drive, Macross Frontier, and Kurenai, and compare the animation quality to older shows like Macross, Ranma, Slayers, Trigun, etc.