Darker than BLACK (had me from the start)
Dennou Coil (something about it was very intriguing - I had this feeling there was something more to it...and I was right xD)
Ouran High School Host Club
And Claymore, if you count that - the first episode I saw wasn't episode 1 but somewhere halfway through the series with my school's anime club. But I was hooked instantly and went back on my own to watch it from beginning to end after xD
I'm probably missing a few others, but these are the ones I know for sure I was hooked on from episode 1.
Don't know why but I was a Chrome Shelled Regios addicted. I watched the whole series in 2 days. I wouldn't say it's as amazing as Elfen Lied or other animes you guys said but I couldn't stop watching... LOL
For people saying they were hooked on K-ON!, Kanon, and Clannad after one episode.... could you inform me why? I mean, K-ON! was a decent show and the other two are in my Top 50 All Time list, but I didn't see anything even remotely memorable or intriguing about the first episodes of those three.
Splitter said: For people saying they were hooked on K-ON!, Kanon, and Clannad after one episode.... could you inform me why? I mean, K-ON! was a decent show and the other two are in my Top 50 All Time list, but I didn't see anything even remotely memorable or intriguing about the first episodes of those three.
I can definitely say Clannad grabbed me from ep 1. I can't even begin to count the amount of times I've rewatched that ep. Whether it was because of Okazaki (I just like that type of character similar to Kyon and Yuuichi's), Sunohara or Akio (definitely one of the biggest reasons for me to rewatch that ep).......I somehow got attracted by that first ep. For me it was the best way to start a series. :3
Speaking of amazing first eps.........Cross Game started amazingly as well. I won't go too deep into this, but the people who've seen it know what I talk about. I'm looking forward to each new ep for that as well. :D
Well, here's my list of shows that hooked me from jump street:
ARIA The Animatioin
Darker Than Black
Le Chevalier D'Eon
Magic Knight Rayearth
Maria Watches Over Us
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Samurai Deeper Kyo
Witch Hunter Robin
Yugo the Negotiator
Baki the Grappler II
Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro
Sousei no Aquarion
Noir...among others. It's the series that made me pick up anime after GITS (all of it), of course. I still occassionally watch it . In English sometimes, for perverse, break my eardrum sense, reasons. Otherwise, It's always in Japanese.