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Poll: How old were you were you all when you started watching anime regularly

Jan 21, 3:57 AM
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Just curious about the MAL community, I started watching anime regularity when I was 13, last year. What about you guys?
Watching DBZ when you were small doesn't count
Regularly, I mean there's a regularity:
Ex. 4eps per day, 20eps per week etc.

How old/age were you when you stated watching anime regularly?
Jan 21, 4:00 AM
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I was 22, and I began at the start of January 2020. I'm watching up to 5 episodes every other day.
Jan 21, 4:04 AM

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I started watching anime regularly 2016, I was 15/16 years old (I dont exactly know when I started 2016).
Jan 21, 4:05 AM

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I watched it at tv when I was in HS but there were so many series. Regular watching started when I was 20 and I finally had a laptop.
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beyond the main focus, I don't think
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Jan 21, 4:08 AM

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Those poll options are hilarious tbh.

I started at some time in 2011/2012 I think, can't really say for sure when. Which means I was around 23 by then.
Jan 21, 4:11 AM

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I started watching anime regularly when I was 18 years old. Just 2 years ago. Am I a bummer? Before that I watched some random anime I heard were good (Death Note, Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, Bleach, FMAB). I got hooked up when I watched Naruto.
Jan 21, 4:12 AM

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Started at about 3, regularly watched when I was like 9. My sister forced me to watch her vampire reverse-harem anime with her.
Jan 21, 4:12 AM

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Was 4 or 5 with stull like saint-seiya astroboy and others 80s anime
Jan 21, 4:12 AM

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2015, so I was 21. Maybe you shouldn't have put so small an age range on the poll options OP as most answers here say they were at least 20 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Jan 21, 4:18 AM

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I watched it frequently as a child. I couldn't really differentiate countries at that time so unbeknownst to me I was watching anime.

Later on I was reintroduced when I was 15-16 by my mates. I chose my first anime to watch and was hooked.
Jan 21, 4:21 AM

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16 years old
i feel this poll does not represent me
Jan 21, 4:22 AM

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5.5-6.0 years ago (Naruto) when I was in my mid-13. Definitely >20 episodes a day then, I can assure you that.
Modified by _MushiRock11_, Jan 21, 6:19 AM
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Jan 21, 4:22 AM

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November 2019 so 16 but I watched to western toygrab shows (Pokemon, YuGiOh, Beyblade and Bakugan) when I was ~6
Jan 21, 4:23 AM

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17. Through piracy. Something I don't do anymore.

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Jan 21, 4:25 AM

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I started watching anime regularly when I was 10 years old and I'm now 23
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Jan 21, 4:25 AM

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Uh, guess I can't vote because I didn't really get into it until 23.

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Jan 21, 4:36 AM

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Around 10 years old i'd say. I remember being younger than the 12+ age rating on my Naruto DVD's lol.
Jan 21, 4:44 AM

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I started in 2013 around when Dragon Ball:Battle of Gods came out, I was 12 at the time.
then I decided to catch up with Naruto and One Piece.
Jan 21, 4:48 AM

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I was 18 when I watched the Fist of the North Star ‘86 movie, and all of Elfen Lied. This happened during the spring of 2019. And I’ve gotten into other series since. (Prior to this, I didn’t like anime, until I saw certain episodes of Death Battle)
Modified by Hokuto_no_Lied, Jan 21, 4:51 AM
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Jan 21, 4:50 AM

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Way too late in life compared to the rest of you. I have definitely missed out on a bunch.
Jan 21, 4:52 AM

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3/4 YEARS OLD ^^ You didn't put it in the poll though ...
Jan 21, 4:53 AM

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Guru_guru_guru said:
Way too late in life compared to the rest of you. I have definitely missed out on a bunch.
It’s never too late, buddy. You can always start anytime.
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Jan 21, 5:02 AM

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What an odd option selection. How can anyone manage to mess up an age-asking poll this badly?

I think I was about 21.
Jan 21, 5:03 AM
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Back in 2007, when i was 15. All thanks to the hare hare yukai dance video xD
Jan 21, 5:13 AM

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I started watching anime regularly when it when it start airing on Toonami in the late 90's. I was 9-10 at the time.
Jan 21, 5:27 AM

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Used to watch it as a kid without knowing the difference between anime and cartoons, fell off it for years, then got back into it in 2011, when I was 17 and in my last year of high school, as my friend got me to watch Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.
Jan 21, 5:33 AM
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Bruhhh, I started it in 2016. It's been 4 years and i used to watch like 25 episodes a day at one point.

Oh and I was 17 back then
Jan 21, 5:40 AM
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About 13 or 14 I believe, when I found available internet sources.
Jan 21, 5:44 AM

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Sixteen years old, but I once watched a few when I was 14.
Jan 21, 5:44 AM

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Summer of 2010, pretty sure I was 12. That was the summer where I realized I could be watching 30 episodes of one piece every day instead of playing manhunt covered in mosquito.

Ah the good old times

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Jan 21, 5:50 AM

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I guess it was in 2015, so I was 16-17

I started to watch animes in 2014 but I watched only a few shows this year (Bleach, Naruto, FMAB and SAO), so it doesn't really count as "regularly"

also you need to fix your poll
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Jan 21, 5:53 AM

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in like 2017 or 2018, so i was 22 or 23.
Jan 21, 5:58 AM

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I would say "as an adult", but I still don't watch anime regularly anyway.
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The character is Linca from Atelier Escha & Logy, specifically the anime version.
Jan 21, 6:11 AM

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Dafaq why the poll doesn't have more options?!
Anyway I was 19.
Jan 21, 6:17 AM

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Much, much older than your poll options offer.

But I only started actually making lists and such in the last few years. Before that I would just binge whatever I got my hands on or whatever was on tv when i was younger - I am older than the internet -.- so that was the only option then.

Jan 21, 6:20 AM
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I was 13 years old. 1st year high school.
I’ve never seen such imaginative stories before, i got hooked immediately
Jan 21, 6:21 AM
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well,i watched it at age 10/11 but without knowing the they were called was if i recall correctly,Zenki.but regularly by last year.i wacth 3/4 ep per day,when i'm day off i 2/3-plie it.started late somehow.wish i crossed paths earlier with the wide emotional variety that anime offered.(bad english,sorry.albanian guy)
Jan 21, 6:22 AM

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I feel terrible as i cant vote lmao.
I started watching anime regularly When i was 20 i think.
Jan 21, 6:24 AM

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9-12 I only followed Naruto on some random site after my cousin introduced me to it. It only had Naruto, so I think that's why I never thought of trying other anime.

13-15 Is where my kissanime journey started and I watched different anime but not frequently.

Only started watching regularly when I made my MAL account. Still watched around 60 series between 2009-2018, I think that's decent for a casual.
Jan 21, 6:25 AM

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Probably 10-12 i binge watch them on dvds
Jan 21, 6:25 AM

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18 in my final year of high school. But I was big into reading manga for 2 years before that.
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Jan 21, 6:51 AM

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I started really getting into it about a year or two ago. I had watched things like bakugan and pokemon when I was a kid and had picked up season 1 part 1 of attack on titan at a local dvd store a few years before hand so I wasn't completely clueless to the medium. I was just kind of sitting in bed watching netflix on my ipad one night and just kind of thought to myself, "y'know what? I feel like watching some anime." I then proceeded to watch the 2003 fullmetal alchemist adaptation and have been hooked ever since.
If you're reading this and you haven't watched Mob Psycho 100, go watch it and then continue with what you were doing.

Also, for the record, JoJo is great, it's fans are not.
Jan 21, 6:58 AM

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Started regularly at 10 years old.

But the poll is stupid. Why is there no option above 15 years old? Why?

Jan 21, 7:01 AM
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I started watching anime at fall 2018 and i was 16
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Jan 21, 7:04 AM

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In my first year of college, when I was 18.
I kept hearing this one discussion about Saitama VS Superman and eventually I was like who tf is Saitama?? And that's how it all started.
Jan 21, 7:10 AM
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I just started watching anime regularly like in the end of 2018, when I was 12 and I am almost 14 now
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Jan 21, 7:14 AM

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By your definition of 'regular' Pokemon and DBZ were the first anime I watched regularly, 1 ep a day Monday to Friday and I never missed one unless it couldn't be helped (vacation etc..). I must have been around 10 or so when I started watching series like that instead of just watching random eps whenever I caught them.
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Jan 21, 7:15 AM
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i was 8 when i started watching and watching anime is going on
Jan 21, 7:21 AM
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I think somewhere between 11 and 12. I Started off with One Piece and that was the only anime I watched before the age of 13 when I started watching Naruto and many others.
Jan 21, 8:09 AM

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I was 11, borderline about to be 12 when I first started watching and I haven't stopped since
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