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Nov 8, 2017 4:22 PM
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Attack on Titan, Boku dake ga Inai Machi, Haikyuu, Ore Monogatari
Nov 8, 2017 5:36 PM

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InuYasha for sure, still a good favourite.

Fullmetal Alchemist, and the 2003 version at that. I did end up liking Brotherhood more, but the original adaptation was powerful for me at the time.

Kino's Journey, the original of course

Nov 8, 2017 5:41 PM

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There have been a few anime that I liked from the start but shinsekai yori really did it for me.
Nov 8, 2017 5:47 PM

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A recent one for me is Mahoujin Guruguru (2017 version). I didn't think I'd like it at first, but DAMN is it one of the most charming and funny shows I've ever seen.
Nov 8, 2017 5:56 PM
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a lot of them, but most recent was Kujira from this season, for sure
Nov 8, 2017 5:58 PM

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Mushishi was like this for me, watched the first episode and was really amazed by it, it's one of the first anime that I've found relaxing and calming to watch, it was something I'd never experienced before from and series in general, no overall plot, just chill.
Nov 8, 2017 6:06 PM

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since its one of few anime that i can relate to
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Nov 8, 2017 6:13 PM

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Barakamon really got to me within the first episode.
Nov 8, 2017 6:15 PM

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First episode of BNHA did make me cry. Granted that wasn't my "head over heels" moment but I knew it was special at that moment.

But honestly it does take me a bit to fall in love with a series. I had to attempt MP100, 3 times before it clicked for me.
Nov 8, 2017 6:18 PM

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Hanasaku Iroha comes to mind. Can't really think of any others, but I'm sure there's lots.

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Nov 8, 2017 6:20 PM

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For me I usually love light hearted and comedy shows pretty quickly like Nichijou and Acchi Kocchi.
Nov 8, 2017 6:42 PM

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"Love" is a bit ambiguous. I attempted to do an ontology of love before, but up until now, I am still having problems how to express my understanding of it. Let's say I gave up on it.

Usually, long-running series will not attempt to make their viewers love its first episode. The more exact feeling would be excitement, expectation, badassery, if one must.

Death Note, SnK, Hellsing, Eyeshield 21, Gurren Lagann, Black Clover

Sophia or wisdom lovers will get attracted to diverse forms of mysteries. If it has a larger scope or area of influence where its axioms can operate or last, the better.

SE Lain, Mushishi, Shinsekai Yori, Paranoia Agent, Gantz

I am deeply intimidated by the concept of love, that's why I will not attempt to describe it, but for this last category, here are some which I find endearingly affectionate and resonating with the message of "one-ness".

Digimon Tamers
Mouryou no Hako
Ergo Proxy
Ballroom e Youkoso

..or even Guilty Crown?

Nov 8, 2017 6:46 PM

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There are many such animes but for now I can remember animes like Code Geass, Chihayafuru, Death Note.
Nov 8, 2017 7:06 PM

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Aokana, HaruChika, Urara Meirochou, Cyber Formula.

These are shows that caught me to like it by its first episode only.
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Nov 8, 2017 7:12 PM

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Fullmetal Alchemist (2003). Hell, I was sold during the first couple of minutes itself.
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Nov 8, 2017 7:21 PM

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Vhailor said:
Fullmetal Alchemist (2003). Hell, I was sold during the first couple of minutes itself.
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Ah yes that earlier FMA. I got occupied with the thought that FMAB has kinda subpar beginning because it was some fighting...but then I remembered I also watched the 2003 and yes in terms of first episode feels, it's certainly better.
Nov 8, 2017 8:30 PM

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Attack on Titan made me fall in love with anime. I have since fallen out of love but whatever.
Nov 8, 2017 8:37 PM

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The first two eps of Mononoke, with Takanashi's bgm, had me hook line and sinker.
Nov 8, 2017 9:34 PM

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Cardcaptor Sakura, Samurai Champloo, Yu Yu Hakusho, Azumanga Daioh (in literally the first second), Boku no Hero Academia, Lupin III, Trigun, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, and Gasaraki

Basically anything with a strong aesthetic. With a number of these, I could tell I would love them just from their openings.
Nov 9, 2017 2:44 AM

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Yu Yu Hakusho, Monster, FMA, Baccano, Dragon Ball
Nov 9, 2017 3:50 AM

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Nov 9, 2017 4:07 AM
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Re:Zero, Death Parade, Rokka no Yuusha, Attack on Titan, ACCA, Psycho Pass are a few that hooked me at ep 1.
Now that I look back, most of my favorites took a few episodes for me to really get invested in the story and characters, surprised me a bit.
My Top 8 Anime: (As of February 2018)
1. Fate/Zero
2. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
3. Shinsekai Yori
4. Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
5. Gintama
6. Hunter x Hunter (2011)
7. Steins;Gate
8. Re:Zero
Nov 9, 2017 4:07 AM
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Actually i never wanted to watch it, it seemed too childish to me. But i was so wrong.
Skip Beat
Samurai champloo
Nov 9, 2017 4:12 AM

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Cowboy Bebop's setting, tone and character interactions resonated with me from the start. That first episode was simply perfect. Kaiba, FMA 2003 and Samurai Champloo also had me enamored from the get go.
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Nov 9, 2017 4:31 AM

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Made in Abyss 1st episoed sunrise scene
am was convincings do proceed rest of animu imedately
Nov 9, 2017 4:37 AM

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It was Assassination Classroom for me. Only read the synopsis and I knew it was gonna be my favorite anime of all time.
Nov 9, 2017 4:51 AM

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Oh boy time to prepare for the replies I get but i'm going to be honest.

Death note, Code Geass, Bleach, FMA(2003), Beck, Gantz, HOTD, Higurashi, K-ON,NANA, Soul Eater, Suzuka,Yuu-Yuu-Hakusho, Attack on Titan(s1) and DBZ(the first anime that got me hooked).

To me these are just a few I can think of that had super strong first impressions on me. Granted that there a few that got bad as they progressed but they sink and hooked me at ep1.
Nov 9, 2017 4:52 AM

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all of them?
i'll just go with cowboy bebop and umm.. kuuchuu buranko
Nov 9, 2017 6:01 AM

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Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou & Little Witch Academia. Potential in some anime can seen after few episode though.
Nov 9, 2017 9:24 AM

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Baccano, Death Note, and Cardcaptor Sakura are a few that come to mind.
Nov 9, 2017 12:31 PM
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What is love, baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more... :3
Nov 9, 2017 12:57 PM

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Watching the frist episode Of Fist of The North Star as kid me fall in love with it.

who really reads these
Nov 9, 2017 12:59 PM

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No Game No Life, Mahoutsukai no Yome, and Re:Zero
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