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Jun 29, 2014 9:26 PM

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What was the first anime you watched that got you hooked onto animes in general?
Like mine for example was Shaman King (probably took interest because of the comedy and the plot i guess).
After that i started watching and looking up for other animes and mangas ^_^
If anime characters were real, i'd probably be the happiest person alive! Or just dead.... ^_^

 
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Jun 29, 2014 9:27 PM

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Zero no Tsukaima
 
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Jun 29, 2014 9:41 PM
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I mean I started with DBZ and stuff of that nature but that is before I actually knew about what these Chinese cartoons really were. Rosario Vampire really got me going on the path to anime heaven.
 
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Jun 29, 2014 9:41 PM

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The first I ever watched was Pokemon, but the first to officially make me step out of the Saturday morning cartoons mentality and go "what is this? I want to see more!" was Escaflowne. The medieval mecha fantasy world drew me in and the ost is forever engraved in my head.
 
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(story in a nutshell)
First anime watched : Pokemon
got me going : one piece


well right now, watching : CANAAN
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Jun 29, 2014 10:05 PM

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Shakugan no Shana
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Jun 29, 2014 10:07 PM
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Attack on titan, just because of the fighting. Later watched death note and FMA: brotherhood and got hooked from there
 
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Jun 29, 2014 10:08 PM

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Ranma 1/2

Someone gave it too me to watch when I had nothing better to do.
 
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Jun 29, 2014 10:09 PM

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The one that technically got me interested in anime in general was Mononoke Hime. DBZ may have been the first one I saw, but back then I didn't know it was anime.
 
Jun 29, 2014 10:33 PM
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That would be... Kiss X Sis.
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Jun 29, 2014 10:36 PM
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Pokemon
 
Jun 29, 2014 10:37 PM

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Pokémon
 
Jun 29, 2014 10:41 PM

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Sasameki Koto, it made me realize anime wasn't all about action and supernatural powers and I could like things I never thought I would.
 
Jun 29, 2014 10:49 PM

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probably hunter x hunter (1999 version) and Ghosts at school, both were dubbed in my language though
 
Jun 29, 2014 10:49 PM

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DBZ and Pokemon were the first anime I remember watching. I didn't know they were anime at the time though. I can't exactly remember what got me into anime in general. It was probably Naruto or One Piece.
 
Jun 29, 2014 10:50 PM
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Fullmetal Alchemist
 
Jun 29, 2014 10:50 PM

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Naruto was my first anime I've ever watched. But, the one who got me hooked was Zatch Bell on Toonami. Mann.. I loved it!

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Jun 29, 2014 10:52 PM

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Shows like DBZ, Pokemon, Zoids, Metabots, Digimon and perhaps some other "Saturday toons" set me on the path. But what hooked me was Full Metal Alchemist.

Funny that, it's really not high up on my preferences. More of a Slice of Life / Romance kind of girl, though I do quite appreciate some good action.
 
Jun 29, 2014 10:55 PM

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Haruhi Suzumiya was my gateway into amazing. No better way to start anime than with the most eccentric girl ever and a brilliant movie.

I watched shit like Pokemon, Naruto, DBZ and all that general toonami stuff when I was a kid but it gave me a bad opinion of anime rather than a good one until I watched Haruhi.
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Jun 29, 2014 11:03 PM

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K-ON!
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Jun 29, 2014 11:06 PM

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TheCelestialRay said:
K-ON!


Which means you started no earlier than 2009... and yet your completed list is larger than mine.

I started seriously watching anime back in 2005.. I'm awful at this.
 
Jun 29, 2014 11:21 PM

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watched one outs after liking the manga a lot which got me back into watching anime in general after like a three-year break lol
 
Jun 29, 2014 11:30 PM

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Saint Seya when I was 5 years old. I might say that anime/manga experiences are a part of me as much as for the Japanese youth.

However, the anime title that made me interested in watching anime intensively as an adult is Spirited Away. Though I already knew that anime was a huge field full of sophisticated stuff.
 
Jun 29, 2014 11:42 PM

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Funny thing was that I had actually been watching a lot of anime without knowing it was anime. Then a friend told me a few years back (when I was 17) that Inuyasha, DBZ, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Card Captor Sakura, which were all shows I loved when I was around 12-13, were actually anime.

And then I watched two anime that got me into everything: CLANNAD and Black Lagoon.
 
Jun 29, 2014 11:45 PM

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well, the first anime i watched would have to be dbz and the like way back on toonami in the early 2000's, but the one that got me intrested in it was soul eater which was recommended to me by a friend a couple years ago. but the ones that truely got me going on the path to loving anime would have to be To Love-Ru and rosario + vampire ^.^.

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Funny thing was that I had actually been watching a lot of anime without knowing it was anime. Then a friend told me a few years back (when I was 17) that Inuyasha, DBZ, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Card Captor Sakura, which were all shows I loved when I was around 12-13, were actually anime.

And then I watched two anime that got me into everything: CLANNAD and Black Lagoon.


And i have to agree with you, i watched Clannad early on in my progression of love for anime. it truely provided both a basis and deep connection with the romance genre that has continuously grown ever since i first watched it. it is most definitely one of the best made in that niche of animation.
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Durararara. I Decided to watch Adult swim, and this is the show that hooked me.
 
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Naruto is what got me interested in anime. I went on a whole week marathon trying to finish it, and then I found out there were 70 episodes of the Shippuden series.
 
Jun 30, 2014 12:34 AM

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Well the first anime I watched knowing it was anime was Lucky Star. It got me into SoL and Moe anime I guess, and it also introduced me to the cute art style and some otaku culture.
But then shortly after I watched Haruhi,and that really got me interested. Haruhi had good plot and fun characters. It showed me how great worlds and ideas anime can have and it was very entertaining.

^ This all happened in late 2011. Through 2011-2012 I was a really casual anime fan,I watched maybe 1 show a month or even less,and most shows were old well-known shows. My interest in anime slowly got bigger and in early 2013 I would say I started watching anime more regularily and learned about new airing anime,joined MAL.etc :)
 
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Kanon (2006). I had most of the prejudices about anime like many non-anime viewers. Then I saw Kanon and realized how much beautiful anime shows there are out there.
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Jun 30, 2014 1:10 AM

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Someone showed me Death Note dub in class and we ended up watching all of it during history lessons. Spent my next 2 months trying to find something as good as it
 
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Jun 30, 2014 4:53 AM

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Initially started watching Doraemon on early 1997, a series that first introduced me into mainstream anime airing on my country at the time, followed by DBZ, Yuyu Hakusho, Flame of Recca, and Slam Dunk.

Was once being vacuum from the medium for the entire year upon graduating from middle school, thinking that anime was just "children" stuff.

And then, during my second year of highschool (around 2009), my parents started subscribing to satellite TV, which immediately introduced me into "late night" anime through Animax Asia channel (with mediocre chinese and Malay subtitles). It's at this point of time where i got hooked by alot of stuff which form my tastes in anime as of today. Stuff like Code Geass, Mushishi, Aria series, and S-Cry-ed were among my very first favorites that still have special place in my memory.
 
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Death Note. Thought it was unique and exciting.
 
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Death Note
 
Jun 30, 2014 5:43 AM

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First anime that I ever saw was DBZ on Toonami way back in the day. The first anime that really got me interested in anime itself was Neon Gensis Evangelion a couple years after it first aired.
 
Jun 30, 2014 6:03 AM

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Would say Toradora

I've watched some of anime but not really into anime until I found toradora
 
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I used to watch Dragon Ball Z when i was young on Cartoonetwork, man they were the days
 
Jun 30, 2014 6:44 AM
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Of all anime, Aikatsu!. While there are certainly anime with higher quality airing at the same time, this one got me hooked because I simply watched it without any expectations and suddenly the insert song just made me feel "Wow. This isn't simply kids' stuff and it will get better from here".
Nothing is bad for being in any genre or demographic, especially anime for kids.
 
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my very first anime i believe was "Chuuka Ichiban!" ( Master Cooking Boy! ) - in Cantonese when I was younger. but i think pokemon was the one was like O.o Anime -hehe (took a break) and returned due to .. sailor moon and shugo chara the from there watch the series that was less mainstream ^-^ but also mainstream ones
 
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Attack on titan, just because of the fighting. Later watched death note and FMA: brotherhood and got hooked from there


Same here!!
 
Jun 30, 2014 7:21 AM

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Samurai Champloo <3
 
Jun 30, 2014 7:24 AM

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It may be a weird thing to say here, but I'm not interested in anime "itself".
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Jun 30, 2014 7:27 AM

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Pokémon would have to be my first anime, but that was back when I didn't know it came from Japan. Then I would watch the various anime on Toonami at the time and that's when I discovered that anime was a thing and that's what made me love it.

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I watched Naruto and pokemon in the tv but that wasn't really was got me into anime, what got me into anime was Hyouka the first anime i really watched, a slice of life mystery!
 
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DBZ- I watched everything on Toonami and Pokemon
 
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um, I guess Haruhi suzumiya or Sugar sugar rune I watched these anime on the internet when I was like 10 or 11
But I watched Pokemon, Inuyasha and Sonic on tv when I was much younger
I just didnt know they were animes
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