I dunno, I was watching Excel Saga when I was in 8th grade or so. At least, that's right around when it came out in America on DVD. Gimme old! OLD!!! 80's and 70's and maybe even late 60's
I started reading the Slam Dunk manga (in moonspeak) and watched Saizen's first sub of it and am also following Saizen's subs of Ashita no Joe. Although, at the pace they're going, I'm contemplating just watching both series in Japanese and upgrading my moonskillz that aways.
But keep the recommendations coming!