The first anime I'd watched was actually Shugo Chara. Which was... okay, I watched it while I was sick and staying home from school. But the anime that really made me go into the genre was No Game No Life, with it's brilliant artwork and the fact that the characters were very smart. I usually prefer the kinda of wish fulfillment that is when the main character is kinda unbeatable.
Haruhi. It was long after the time when it was the most hyped up shit ever (2006-2007???), IIRC I watched it around 2011 and was technically the first anime I watched knowing it was anime (Pokemon would really be my first but I had no idea it was any different from Western cartoons then) and that's around when I got interested.
llRydonll said: 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 ^_^
Rurouni Kenshin. I've seen it first time when I was 15 and it really hooked me up. But to be honest I only watching anime because my brother watching it. I m just watching random anime from his hard drive whenever I have free time.
I'm sure this thread exists, but this one is made directly from the results of a recent study.
Kotaku did an article found here on it with 10,000 responses from Japanese fans.
Post the show that got you into anime and see where it falls on the list!
Don't feel like reading/clicking to the article? Here's the results:
30. Puella Magi Madoka Magica: 192 votes
29. Digimon Adventure: 201 votes
28. Shakugan no Shana: 202 votes
27. Doraemon: 204 votes
26. Higurashi When They Cry: 207 votes
25. Angel Beats! 210 votes
24. YuYu Hakusho: 227 votes
23. Free! 254 votes
22. Naruto: 275 votes
21. Mobile Suit Gundam: 314 votes
20. Monogatari Series: 321 votes
19. Space Battleship Yamato: 323 votes
18. Case Closed (aka Detective Conan): 338 votes
17. Fullmetal Alchemist: 350 votes
16. Code Geass: 351 votes
15. Dragon Ball: 380 votes
14. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: 383 votes
13. CARDCAPTOR SAKURA: 392 votes
12. Attack on Titan: 399 votes
11. The Prince of Tennis: 411 votes
10. Clannad: 420 votes
9. Kuroko's Basketball: 450 votes
8. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: 465 votes
7. Sailor Moon: 492 votes
6. One Piece: 536 votes
5. Neon Genesis Evangelion: 552 votes
4. Gin Tama: 645 votes
3. K-On! 666 votes
2. Sword Art Online: 678 votes
1. A Certain Magical Index Series: 746 votes
Find the results shocking? How do you think everything would rate in your country?
For me, it was InuYasha. I had watched DBZ and Sailor Moon as a kid, but didn't know it was "anime."
I caught InuYasha on Adult Swim followed by YYH and never looked back. By the time I saw Cowboy Bebop, I was hooked.
That being said, I think it's fairly obvious that they surveyed a good amount of teens since a lot of the anime listed are newer.