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Jan 29, 2012 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.
 
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Jollyranchy said:
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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.
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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
 
Jan 29, 2012 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.
 
Jan 29, 2012 1:35 PM

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Shakugan no Shana
 
Jan 29, 2012 1:39 PM

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Captain Tsubasa...used to watch it before school everyday. Good times!
 
Jan 29, 2012 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.
 
Jan 29, 2012 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
 
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Cowboy Bebop.
 
Jan 29, 2012 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.
 
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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.
 
Jan 29, 2012 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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Jan 29, 2012 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 :)
 
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Marathoned Lucky Star twice and then started looking for other stuff to watch.
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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.
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.
 
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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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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)
 
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Ranma 1/2
 
Jan 29, 2012 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
 
Jan 29, 2012 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.
 
Jan 29, 2012 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)
 
Jan 29, 2012 4:13 PM

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i was surfing the guide one day on saw Gundam 00 was on syfy. thought id check it out. i ended up loving it, and thus began my anime addiction.
 
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i was surfing the guide one day on saw Gundam 00 was on syfy. thought id check it out. i ended up loving it, and thus began my anime addiction.
oh you saw that too? Did u also see gurren legann (srry if I spelled it wrong) that anime was beast and was also on syfy during that time too.
 
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Well when I was invited over to my cousin house an when he turn on the t.v to cartoon network naruto was on and it was the battel sasuke .vs. gaara I got hook on ever since I started buying naruto stickers, poster, manga, dvd sets, and pillow etc I am still a naruto fan forever <3



 
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NGE, twice.
 
Jan 29, 2012 5:01 PM

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I really don't know, for me, it was all a big mush. Pretty much all at the same time. I didn't know it was called anime, but I knew they were different just because the style was strange compared to the other cartoons on TV. Plus, they actually had a story going on, where if I even missed one episode I wouldn't know what would be going on. (This was before there was such a thing as a DVR.) Ranging from animes on Kids WB, Foxbox, Toonami, some random channel that played Medabots, Adult Swim, to even Beyblade and Digimon on Disney... yeaup, it was pretty much altogether. I can't really assign any anime the title of being my first to get me into it, they were all so awesome in their own ways. Though I have to say, Trigun, Yu Yu Hakusho, Cardcaptor Sakura, DBZ & G Gundam had a HUGE impact on me. Oh yee nostalgia, how you make me feel so old... :(
 
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Hm... my girlfriend at the time told me to check out The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya so I did. I probably wouldn't love Anime as much as I do right now if it wasn't for her! :D
 
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Code Geass
 
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During my pre-adolescence, i just regarded anime as merely cartoonish entertainment. Until i followed the anime adaptation of Initial D, then for the rest of my teenage years until now i learned to appreciate anime as a whole.

 
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Full Metal Alchemist
 
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Naruto and death note o.o... dubbed D:
 
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This thread needs more love for Yu Yu Hakusho and Cardcaptor Sakura! (even if in hindsight the CCS dub is terrible). I was in like 4th/5th grade and I'm come home from school and watch Toonami. I had no idea what it was, but I knew that is was definitely not from America (loved Digimon too when I was younger but had no idea that was made in Japan). I continued to watch YYH on Toonami when it moved to Saturday's until they just, you know, MOVED IT TO 5 IN THE MORNING! (Dark Tournament arc was so awesome though, it is the main reason I got hooked on anime) Couple years later I picked it back up again and finished it on Youtube, then I found out CCS had been changed so I decided I wanted to watch the original sub to get the full story, then I found out about this series called Tsubasa Chronicles with some CCS character and that sounded cool and...several years (and many series) here I am today!
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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?


Sounds almost exactly like me except it was in 2008? and i saw code geass airing
 
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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 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?


Sounds almost exactly like me except it was in 2008? and i saw code geass airing
Oh man that code g
TheAznKay 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?


Sounds almost exactly like me except it was in 2008? and i saw code geass airing
yeah I remember when they showed code geass that was one of the best anime I've seen...but the ending kept me thinking if he's dead or alive
 
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Definitely Pokemon on the television when I was little. The first series I -actually- watched was K-on~
 
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I have always been a fan of cartoons in general as far as I can remember.Regardless if it is American made,Japanese made or made in some other country.
 
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Pokemon got me into liking cartoons.
Full Metal Alchemist got me into liking Japanese (dubbed) cartoons.
Deathnote and Code Geass got me into japanese spoken cartoons
Steins;Gate got me into watching anime on a regular basis.
 
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First: Rurouni Kenshin


Second time around: Da Capo

 
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Digimon. Looking back, I was a Digimon otaku for a good three years before I was ever a general anime otaku. I ate, drink, slept, and breathed Digimon and it was wonderful. I was 13 at the time so very very few people shared my enjoyment, but there were some that did. After the series went to Frontier, I lost interest, mostly because everything I liked about it was gone.

At that same time, I was discovering anime like Cowboy Bebop and Inuyasha, and I also discovered my first manga in Ranma 1/2, and it pretty much progressed from there. Once I started buying anime (my first were Love Hina and Evangelion), I was driven to watch more, then I watched FLCL and there was no going back after that. With that, I was otaku for life.
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Spirited Away made me appreciate appreciate the artfulness that could be achieved in anime (which was very impressive because I was a very stupid child and I had gone into the movie trying to hate it), although I didn't start watching anime until I got into Evangelion (by then I was already open to watching Japanese cartoons; I just hadn't sought any out besides Miyazaki and Satoshi Kon flicks).
 
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Inuyasha. It was actually the first anime I watched. My brother had the entire series DVDs, and I watched it on Adult Swim all the time. I sort of stopped watching anime in general after I finished the series. Only years later, my friend stumbled upon KissxSis (Terrible), so I gave it a go. Hated it, but I decided to find more anime, and here I am now.
 
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Although I watched Pokemon/Digimon earlier it was seeing a strange man flying around a big monkey that was trying to attack him while flipping through the tv channels one day that really got me hooked. Of course I refer to DBZ on Toonami...
 
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In 2009, i watched Chobits for the first time, and expanded my anime horizons.

It is my favorite anime to this day.
 
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Well, when I was a kid - Cardcaptor Sakura/Inuyasha/Dragonball (original and Z)/Naruto

Death Note was my "entrance" to subbed anime.
 
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Sailor Moon when I was a kid, and then I aaaaaaaaaaalmost fell out of anime when I was going into high school, until a friend introduced me to Fruits Basket. Then I went strong until halfway through college, when I did drop it for a while. I still liked it though, and so when I met my current boyfriend last year, he introduced me to the campus anime club and got me started again, particularly with finishing the Haruhi Suzumiya series. No matter how far I get away from it, anime always seems to get me coming back xD. /overly long comment.
 
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Oh jeeze where to start. I remember watching Yugioh at my gma's house since she only had like 7 channels on her tv. Yeah Pokemon I guess. :P. Rurouni Kenshin was awesome first time I watched that. There was also Yu Yu Hakasho. I didn't really like Sailor Moon for some reason I don't remember, only remember watching some episodes.
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Jan 29, 2012 11:26 PM

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Well when I was a lil´ kid I watched stuff like Shin-Chan, Pokémon, Digimon etc.
But, my first anime was DBZ. When I was little I remember seeing a few DBZ episodes. Sometimes I did hear about DBZ again on the internet, and I also played Budokai a few times at my friend's.

Anyway, eventually a friend of mine bought Budokai Tenkaichii 3 (I think I was 11 when that happened). I tried to go to him as often as possible, and we would play BT3 the whole day ^^
So, the weird men fighting each other, shooting laser beams and transforming into men with golden hair fascinated me. So one day (I was 11, maybe 12) I googled "Watch Dragon Ball Z", and watched the whole series ^^
Then, until I was 13, I didn't watch any other anime except DBZ. I heard on YT about other animes (I think that around this time I discovered that DBZ was Japanese, what anime was etc.), but didn't start watching it until I played the demo of Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm and thought that Naruto was actually pretty cool...
After that I watched Death Note. I was simply amazed. This was my first non-shonen anime ^^

(Unfortunately) I returned to Shonen immediately after that. Watched Bleach, eventually dropped that. Oh, also, I think that around this time I discovered that Shin-Chan, Pokémon etc. were anime. I really started getting fascinated by anime then, and realized what a great role Japan and anime played in my childhood since I was the "lonely tv-watching" type when I was little (my parents were barely home, I was and still am the only child and I didn't have a lot of friends) . Half of the cartoons I watched were anime. I also loved playing on my SNES and PS1 ^^

So, back to 13. Well, let's continue to 14, when I started watching One Piece. Watched nearly 500 episodes, while continued my Naruto/DBZ obsession. Eventually I dropped OP too. I did continue watch Naruto. Here I took a small break of anime (I actually took quite some "anime breaks", but I don't remember most of them). A friend of mine showed me TTGL. I loved it. Watched it. Eventually started watching other animes. Had some breaks. In october last year, two months after I turned 15, I made a MAL account because I was planning to seriously start watching a lot more anime. And I did. And now I'm typing this wasting my time because I should actually study since I have a test in a few hourts O_O

I guess some people do everything to avoid starting studying...
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Jan 30, 2012 12:11 AM

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The show that made me get into anime all together was The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Sure before all that I watch Pokemon, Digimon, DBZ etc etc. I first learned about it from Inuyasha, but never really go too into it. But after later years I saw shows like, Naruto and Bleach, but those never got me too into it. (Naruto/Bleach/One Piece suck BTW) And shortly after I was watching some Nico Nico Douga remixes and I caught a glimpse of TMHS. Once I started the show, I was in love. I thought to myself "I need to see more shows like this!" And from then on, I was hooked.

TMHS is my #1 favourite show of all time still. Not for only how great of a show it was, but for introducing me into such a great thing~

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Jan 30, 2012 12:25 AM
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First anime I've watched was Dragonball Z. Didn't even know what anime was I was 5, just was really interested in what was going on in this series then ended up watching it like every week. It wasn't till Naruto and One Piece airing that I started to know what anime was.
 
Jan 30, 2012 12:33 AM
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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, hooked me in the very first episode and from there my love of anime grew, and grew, and I don't see any end to that in sight.
 
Jan 30, 2012 12:34 AM

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DBZ/Slayers started it.

One Piece brought me back.

Spice and Wolf kept me.
 
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