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11-30-11, 4:35 PM

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I started writing a story on how I discovered anime for my bio and it got me wondering about how other people found it, how did you find anime? was it friends, family, or by pure chance?

I watched DBZ on Cheez TV like most australian kids but I was introduced to subbed/airing anime by a friend in high school.
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11-30-11, 10:48 PM

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Hmmmm my memory is a bit hazy in the beginning but I started generally the same as you, watching cheese tv then moved to toasted tv watching whatever came on since there wasn't anything to do in the morning. Also watching random Ghibli films. Then I borrowed random animes from family friends they were FMA, Rurouni Kenshin, Detective Conan (No idea where i got up to), D.N.A angel. Then a few years ago my friend and I got into a conversation about anime then he then loaned to me Death Note and Bleach . There was also Code Geass airing on ABC 3. Then nothing really happened for a year or so. I wanted to know what happened in the story (Bleach was at ep 150 or so) so i went to you tube and watched some subs till i got to the fillers not long afterwards. From there I somehow decided to read the manga and caught up. After that I got into a manga reading stage and read alot of manga. Watched a few animes here and there while playing Maple Story (stopped playing not long after), I then went hardcore mode with anime while playing some games till now and i recently started playing VNs every now and then.
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12-01-11, 4:31 AM

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Yeah i watched Cheese TV like you guys. I started watching it again this year when i walked in on my brother watching the second episode of Naruto. From there i found out that at least 5 of my friends had watched anime and about 3 were really obsessed, i joined them in the obsession and now i've watched the most! I started reading manga a few months after i became obsessed with anime again, because i got annoyed when my favourite anime (D. Gray-man) finished without a proper ending and then found out the manga is still being published :D
 
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12-01-11, 11:21 PM

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Umm at the start like you's cheese t.v was the way to go, one piece, dbz, pokemon, digimon and yu-gi-oh.
Then in year 7 i was talking to my friends and he showed me, naruto and i got straight into then i dropped off it for 1-3 years and then picked it up this year starting with death note for some reason and havnt really stopped since.
 
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12-26-11, 3:26 AM

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cheez tv xD
and saw one piece on foxtel, made me want to watch it without dubs haha
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12-26-11, 3:41 AM

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Watched Pokemon/DBZ/Yu-Gi-Oh on Cheez TV back in the day but had no idea it was anime, I just thought they were cartoons. First time I watched anime and knew that I was watching anime was Code Geass on ABC 2 a couple of years ago, found out it had another season and went exploring anime from there.
 
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12-27-11, 2:32 AM

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well i used to watch the digimon season on the T.V, also like Frozen-Ice i did not know it was anime.
It was only this year that i actually began looking at anime for any purpose. Mostly because friends were talking about it, and that i had no idea what they were talking about :/
 
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12-28-11, 12:03 AM

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Ah... the wonders of the public library. But it wasn't until I went to the Armageddon Expo that I really got into anime.
 
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12-29-11, 2:10 AM

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actually technically, i was a fan of the beyblade series, also i didn't know it was manga, but i still read them all.
 
01-02-12, 8:07 PM

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I was always watching Pokemon when I was little, but it wasn't until a couple of years ago that I watched some Studio Ghibli movies in my Japanese class that I fell in love with anime. I really liked the animation and the character designs, so I thought I should start finding some cool shows to watch. And that's how I got here today :)
 
01-07-12, 7:40 PM

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Im the Same as Val, however, i only really became interested in anime when i decided to find out what my friends were talking about around me, so, i first became a fan of Naruto :D
 
01-17-12, 1:09 AM

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I watched Digimon as a kid and was obsessed with it watching both 01 and 02, i was so obsessed with that show that i didnt watch any other anime... i may have tuned into to Monster Rancher every known again but i'd watch every single episode of Digimon Adventure 01/02 and loved it

However i dont really credit that for getting me into Anime, years later i watched Naruto which i credit into getting me into anime
 
01-17-12, 4:17 AM

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I watched Toonami on cartoon network then I watched Naruto like two years ago, then someone suggested Clannad and I loved Anime since. Only about 4 of my friends like Anime but most like dbz but not Anime haha.
 
01-17-12, 4:20 AM

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years back my friend got me into naruto, then once i finished that i moved onto bleach, after that around the beginning of this year i started watching 12 ep series and all that and now its an addiction D:
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01-18-12, 1:12 AM

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well i always like cartoons when i was a kid but i dropped out of seeing them for a a few years then one day i was on ABC 3 and they showed vampire knight and they took forever to air it so i went online and it took forever to find them all after i seen every last ep i decided to see one more and the list was huge and i don’t know where to start so i pick one at random one with an odd name CODE GRASS and i was hooked like a fish and i haven’t stopped, and I have seen countless anime in a short time period it was very life changing adn a lot better then movies on the tv I think
 
01-18-12, 2:18 AM

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icetrucker said:
so i pick one at random one with an odd name CODE GRASS and i was hooked like a fish and i haven’t stopped


wtf is Code Grass? lol

is it about mechs that cut the lawn?
 
01-19-12, 9:14 PM

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Anime floated in & out of my childhood.

I saw the odd movies like Blood, Ghost in a Shell, Wicked City, Akira, 12 Kingdoms etc when i was younger but the day i actually stopped and realised there was an entire genre from Japan (and other asian countries) was the begining of last year.

If someone had asked be before what anime/manga was i would have answered 'are you talking about those japnese cartoons that my nerdy sister watches?'

i hate to say it on here without getting egged, but i started obcessing over anime/manga after the Avatar movie came out (no, not the blue people. Avatar the last airbender).
I told my sister how much i liked it and she told me she refuses to watch it because it would soil the cartoon series. I decided to see what all the fuss was about so i watched the entire avatar series.
After completing it (and getting a lot of 'i told you so's' from my sister) i started researching what other cartoons i could get into.

Finding out that Anime was by far the best of the rest i signed up to MAL and...well the rest is history.

it was then only a matter of time before i got into the manga realm as well. Because as they say 'the book is ALWAYS better than the movie'.

so there you have it folks. I can thank an american based cartoon for my joys of the japnesse cartoons today. Go figure :/
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01-25-12, 5:13 AM

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i found myself bored one day with nothing to do, so my friend, as a sick joke gave me a epic show called "elfen lied", and sadly i did find it awesome in a way... ive been watching them ever since

altho i doubt i will watch elfen lied again... EVER
 
02-14-12, 3:58 AM

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Discovered and watching sailermoon, cardcaptors, pokemon, dragon ball z on cheesey TV, then got older and watched ghost in the shell, bubblegum crisis and evangelion on SBS
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02-14-12, 9:49 PM

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CHEESE TV those were the days
 
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