I was there for the 90's VHS anime boom.
Had all the classics Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Ninja Scoll, Tank Police, Macross+; as well as some of the less savory tapes that gained the ire of the mainstream press, Wicked City, Doomed Megalopolis and the daddy of them all Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend.
I tell you modern Anime fans don't know they're born when back in my day a VHS tape would cost an arm and a leg for two episodes if you're lucky, and have the high likelyhood of the final volume of a series you've been following getting canceled and never getting released over here (at least until Dvd was a thing decades later).
Too give a taste of what it was like here's a link to the Manga Entertainment promo video that was on all the tapes back in the day.
Ah, the memories come flooding back watching that video.