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01-29-12, 1:24 PM

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I was feeling really nostalgic and so I decided to watch Shaman King, because I had a huge crush on Zeke when I was little. After that I realized it was actually quite nice, but kind of childish. Still, I was open to watching anime. I had a small 'crush' (not even that, I just wanted him to like me) on a guy friend of mine and a short time after I watched Shaman King, he recommended me to watch Death Note, because apparently "everyone likes it". And so I did. And I liked it.
 
01-29-12, 1:32 PM

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Jollyranchy said:
nataknight said:
It was around 2006. I was watching adult swim I noticed that the usual programs weren't showing but instead they were showing a marathon of a show with the beginning song in some other language, I was like wtf am I in the right channel? Then I decided hey why not let's see were this goes... the show was one of the best I've seen I checked the guide to see the show name and it was bleach. After that I started browsing online for hopefully more episodes and found there were and I found a lot of shows just like bleach. Since then I was hooked on anime! What was your first?

Swear to god. The exact same thing, I was just sitting there in my room watching adult swim, it was the episode where Toshiro is playing soccer. I watched the next few episodes since it was a marathon. I googled, figured out it was a thing called "anime". Been addicted since.
Jollyranchy said:
nataknight said:
It was around 2006. I was watching adult swim I noticed that the usual programs weren't showing but instead they were showing a marathon of a show with the beginning song in some other language, I was like wtf am I in the right channel? Then I decided hey why not let's see were this goes... the show was one of the best I've seen I checked the guide to see the show name and it was bleach. After that I started browsing online for hopefully more episodes and found there were and I found a lot of shows just like bleach. Since then I was hooked on anime! What was your first?

Swear to god. The exact same thing, I was just sitting there in my room watching adult swim, it was the episode where Toshiro is playing soccer. I watched the next few episodes since it was a marathon. I googled, figured out it was a thing called "anime". Been addicted since.
OMGAH!! what luck, your the first person that had the same story as me awsome! Thanks for sharing
 
01-29-12, 1:33 PM

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Narubleacpiece. Seriously. Though it's not like I watch them anymore other than OP every month and now.
 
01-29-12, 1:35 PM

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Shakugan no Shana
 
01-29-12, 1:39 PM

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Captain Tsubasa...used to watch it before school everyday. Good times!
 
01-29-12, 1:40 PM

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When I was a kid, I loved shows like Pokemon, Digimon, Dragonball Z, Medabots, G Gundam, etc. and I would watch them whenever I could. I knew they weren't like the cartoons I was used to, but it took me a while to find out exactly what they were and where they came from.

I started watching Trigun when I was twelve, and I think it's single-handedly responsible for ruining my sleep schedule. I stayed up into the early hours of the morning just to catch an episode or two.

A while after I started watching Trigun, I saw Fullmetal Alchemist on Adult Swim, and that's the show that really got me into anime. I watched that show religiously for years, and the only show that rivals my love for it is Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
 
01-29-12, 1:45 PM

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Yanguria said:
It was the last Summer,Summer 2011...
I had nothing to do,it was morning and i was waiting for my friends to come,so i started browsing TV channels and with great surprise i find some "Cartoons"
After some minutes i realize that those are movie cartoons,so i get curious and start to watch it:
i was watching "The girl who lept trough time".It was pretty awesome,i'll tell you,it felt refreshing and awesome,i also noticed that the style wasn't the same of "normal" cartoons,so i decided that i would've pulled off some researches,and i did,but i didnt really get hooked to anime.The next day,at the same hour i go on the same channell and another movie appears:be it Evangelion 2.22 rebuild.
That fascinated me in an odd way,i couldn't stop watching it,and,obviously i did some post-watch research which hooked me up with the 1.11 rebuild streaming.From that time on,i really payd attention to those cartons,then i discovered the name used to call them (anime) and from that moment on i cant stop watching anime,and as a chain reaction i got hooked up to mangas too,my first manga be HOTD N.7,paper version.


SAME HERE - sorta! I mean, I watched DBZ, Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh as a kid, but I never knew what anime actually was until rather recently (Summer 2011! haha). I thought they were just cartoons made in America.

My friend recommended Death Note, and then Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood after we went out to watch a movie. I slowly found myself liking anime. It's a good thing to do when you are absolutely bored, or need a way to chill out after a long day
 
01-29-12, 1:45 PM

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Cowboy Bebop.
 
01-29-12, 1:46 PM

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Toradora. I was wondering why my friends were addicted to this show. Ended up loving it as well.
 
01-29-12, 1:50 PM

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LordKiyomizu said:
When I was a kid, I loved shows like Pokemon, Digimon, Dragonball Z, Medabots, G Gundam, etc. and I would watch them whenever I could. I knew they weren't like the cartoons I was used to, but it took me a while to find out exactly what they were and where they came from.

I started watching Trigun when I was twelve, and I think it's single-handedly responsible for ruining my sleep schedule. I stayed up into the early hours of the morning just to catch an episode or two.

A while after I started watching Trigun, I saw Fullmetal Alchemist on Adult Swim, and that's the show that really got me into anime. I watched that show religiously for years, and the only show that rivals my love for it is Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
LordKiyomizu said:
When I was a kid, I loved shows like Pokemon, Digimon, Dragonball Z, Medabots, G Gundam, etc. and I would watch them whenever I could. I knew they weren't like the cartoons I was used to, but it took me a while to find out exactly what they were and where they came from.

I started watching Trigun when I was twelve, and I think it's single-handedly responsible for ruining my sleep schedule. I stayed up into the early hours of the morning just to catch an episode or two.

A while after I started watching Trigun, I saw Fullmetal Alchemist on Adult Swim, and that's the show that really got me into anime. I watched that show religiously for years, and the only show that rivals my love for it is Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
Thanks for sharing I also saw shows like pokemon and knew they were different from the average American cartoon. Yeah I agree fma was good but fmab was the best.
 
01-29-12, 1:52 PM

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Like a lot of people, I first found out about anime through pokemon. Well, sort of. I didn't know about "anime" per se until some time later- I just thought of it as just another kids show on CITV, which grew a whole load of other stuff around it. I got into pokemon very early, and got out of pokemon very early. My memories of the anime are minimal, and mainly restricted to the theme song. This despite the fact that I generally have a very good memory, particularly for fiction. It isn't even included in my list as a result.

The next thing anime-related that I watched was Digimon. This was the next and, as far as I am aware, only other anime to have been shown on free UK TV, also on CITV. I watched the entire first series, despite my sister (who was still into pokemon) insisting that digimon was just a cheap copy of pokemon. Then the second series started. I watched the first episode and was disappointed that they used a cast which was almost completely different from the cast of the first series. So I ditched that as well (again, this isn't on my list of watched anime - something that I watched all of one episode of almost 12 years ago now hardly warrants inclusion).

Then I stopped watching anything. I didn't have access to anything after all. Anime kind of left my world for a while, and I, like most other people, thought of it as cartoons for kids, if I thought of it at all. However, I heard of a few shows over the years from other people. Nothing much happened besides that though.

Then one day I wandered into the specialist sci-fi and fantasy Blackwell's in Reading (it isn't there any more so don't look for it - it used to be a few buildings west of WHSmith's on Friar Street). And I went upstairs, and laid eyes upon shelves and shelves of anime. There was so much of it - I've never seen so much anime in one place anywhere else. One of the series I laid eyes on was called "InuYasha". I had heard this mentioned before and recognised the name. I looked into it, decided I liked the sound of it, and, as it was almost christmas, decided to put the first video on my list of things I wanted.

However, that year I didn't get any of the things on the list. At all.

The shop closed about a year or two later. I'm not sure exactly - I only went in infrequently so I didn't notice until it had gone and another shop already moved in its place.

So skip to several years later - in fact, just last year. I was desperately looking for something to take my mind off the depression that I had got myself into. I happened to overhear someone talking about InuYasha (what were the chances of that?) when I was buying some food...
And so, that evening, I went on youtube and typed in "inuyasha episode 1". And started watching. Four and a half days, and slightly over 60 hours of anime watching later, I had reached the end of the original series. After that, I stopped again for a few months, but then eventually picked up another anime which I heard a lot of people talking about (Naruto). I finally realised that anime was good fun and, as I would have quite a bit of free time over the following few months, I decided to start watching more of it. I looked around for a place for recommendations, which is how I found out about this site. I was just using it for the reviews at first, but later decided to make an account to keep track of the anime I had watched.

So there we have it. I guess InuYasha is what got things going again, and if I can put a single anime down for this it would probably be that.
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01-29-12, 1:54 PM

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Well, what made me curious about it was Ginga Densetsu Weed. Then I watched FMA, which quickly became one of the best shows I'd ever seen. After that I tried Naruto and became even more hooked, so I think it was one of those :)
 
01-29-12, 1:56 PM

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Marathoned Lucky Star twice and then started looking for other stuff to watch.
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01-29-12, 2:09 PM

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kuuderes_shadow said:
Like a lot of people, I first found out about anime through pokemon. Well, sort of. I didn't know about "anime" per se until some time later- I just thought of it as just another kids show on CITV, which grew a whole load of other stuff around it. I got into pokemon very early, and got out of pokemon very early. My memories of the anime are minimal, and mainly restricted to the theme song. This despite the fact that I generally have a very good memory, particularly for fiction. It isn't even included in my list as a result.

The next thing anime-related that I watched was Digimon. This was the next and, as far as I am aware, only other anime to have been shown on free UK TV, also on CITV. I watched the entire first series, despite my sister (who was still into pokemon) insisting that digimon was just a cheap copy of pokemon. Then the second series started. I watched the first episode and was disappointed that they used a cast which was almost completely different from the cast of the first series. So I ditched that as well (again, this isn't on my list of watched anime - something that I watched all of one episode of almost 12 years ago now hardly warrants inclusion).

Then I stopped watching anything. I didn't have access to anything after all. Anime kind of left my world for a while, and I, like most other people, thought of it as cartoons for kids, if I thought of it at all. However, I heard of a few shows over the years from other people. Nothing much happened besides that though.

Then one day I wandered into the specialist sci-fi and fantasy Blackwell's in Reading (it isn't there any more so don't look for it - it used to be a few buildings west of WHSmith's on Friar Street). And I went upstairs, and laid eyes upon shelves and shelves of anime. There was so much of it - I've never seen so much anime in one place anywhere else. One of the series I laid eyes on was called "InuYasha". I had heard this mentioned before and recognised the name. I looked into it, decided I liked the sound of it, and, as it was almost christmas, decided to put the first video on my list of things I wanted.

However, that year I didn't get any of the things on the list. At all.

The shop closed about a year or two later. I'm not sure exactly - I only went in infrequently so I didn't notice until it had gone and another shop already moved in its place.

So skip to several years later - in fact, just last year. I was desperately looking for something to take my mind off the depression that I had got myself into. I happened to overhear someone talking about InuYasha (what were the chances of that?) when I was buying some food...
And so, that evening, I went on youtube and typed in "inuyasha episode 1". And started watching. Four and a half days, and slightly over 60 hours of anime watching later, I had reached the end of the original series. After that, I stopped again for a few months, but then eventually picked up another anime which I heard a lot of people talking about (Naruto). I finally realised that anime was good fun and, as I would have quite a bit of free time over the following few months, I decided to start watching more of it. I looked around for a place for recommendations, which is how I found out about this site. I was just using it for the reviews at first, but later decided to make an account to keep track of the anime I had watched.

So there we have it. I guess InuYasha is what got things going again, and if I can put a single anime down for this it would probably be that.
kuuderes_shadow said:
Like a lot of people, I first found out about anime through pokemon. Well, sort of. I didn't know about "anime" per se until some time later- I just thought of it as just another kids show on CITV, which grew a whole load of other stuff around it. I got into pokemon very early, and got out of pokemon very early. My memories of the anime are minimal, and mainly restricted to the theme song. This despite the fact that I generally have a very good memory, particularly for fiction. It isn't even included in my list as a result.

The next thing anime-related that I watched was Digimon. This was the next and, as far as I am aware, only other anime to have been shown on free UK TV, also on CITV. I watched the entire first series, despite my sister (who was still into pokemon) insisting that digimon was just a cheap copy of pokemon. Then the second series started. I watched the first episode and was disappointed that they used a cast which was almost completely different from the cast of the first series. So I ditched that as well (again, this isn't on my list of watched anime - something that I watched all of one episode of almost 12 years ago now hardly warrants inclusion).

Then I stopped watching anything. I didn't have access to anything after all. Anime kind of left my world for a while, and I, like most other people, thought of it as cartoons for kids, if I thought of it at all. However, I heard of a few shows over the years from other people. Nothing much happened besides that though.

Then one day I wandered into the specialist sci-fi and fantasy Blackwell's in Reading (it isn't there any more so don't look for it - it used to be a few buildings west of WHSmith's on Friar Street). And I went upstairs, and laid eyes upon shelves and shelves of anime. There was so much of it - I've never seen so much anime in one place anywhere else. One of the series I laid eyes on was called "InuYasha". I had heard this mentioned before and recognised the name. I looked into it, decided I liked the sound of it, and, as it was almost christmas, decided to put the first video on my list of things I wanted.

However, that year I didn't get any of the things on the list. At all.

The shop closed about a year or two later. I'm not sure exactly - I only went in infrequently so I didn't notice until it had gone and another shop already moved in its place.

So skip to several years later - in fact, just last year. I was desperately looking for something to take my mind off the depression that I had got myself into. I happened to overhear someone talking about InuYasha (what were the chances of that?) when I was buying some food...
And so, that evening, I went on youtube and typed in "inuyasha episode 1". And started watching. Four and a half days, and slightly over 60 hours of anime watching later, I had reached the end of the original series. After that, I stopped again for a few months, but then eventually picked up another anime which I heard a lot of people talking about (Naruto). I finally realised that anime was good fun and, as I would have quite a bit of free time over the following few months, I decided to start watching more of it. I looked around for a place for recommendations, which is how I found out about this site. I was just using it for the reviews at first, but later decided to make an account to keep track of the anime I had watched.

So there we have it. I guess InuYasha is what got things going again, and if I can put a single anime down for this it would probably be that.
wish that story could have won an Emmy. Thanks for sharing and I hope u find many more animes to watch.
 
01-29-12, 2:42 PM

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My first few animes were Inuyasha, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura. I loved these, but can't remember which one was the very first. I also watched Shaman King, some time later. Then, came the dark spot in my anime life, Naruto, which was the first anime I really watched, and actually remember well the events. After a while I got sick of it, and went to watch Bleach. And then a friend of mine told me to watch Death Note, and it was the anime that really got me into it :3.

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01-29-12, 3:09 PM

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I doubt I'm the first to say this, but Naruto x). Though I'd watched Pokèmon, Digimon, Beyblade etc. in the past, Naruto was the first one where I actually knew it was an anime. And it was goooooood! So that's my life story (Y)
 
01-29-12, 3:18 PM

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Ranma 1/2
 
01-29-12, 3:24 PM

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I've been watching animes since i was little, but i stopped after we moved overseas. I only got back into liking them after i decided to get caught up with one piece just last year, so i marathoned all 490 episodes in a month and a half. And so, after catching up with one piece, i began to watch Bleach and Fairy tail and soon after those two i started looking for other stuff
 
01-29-12, 3:47 PM

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My first anime was Pokemon, but at that time it was just a cartoon for me. The first real anime I liked and that was the reason for me to star searching about anime and to discover that there were thousand of them was InuYasha.
 
01-29-12, 4:10 PM

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The first show that made me get back into watching anime was Girls Bravo surprisingly. But that was almost 2 months ago.(Newbie Alert)
 
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