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Sep 13, 4:39 PM

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We all have one anime that is our favorite and which we enjoyed the most, but I was wondering did you watch that anime before or after you signed up for MAL?
 
 
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After I thought MAL was a weird phishing virus
 
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Mob Psycho 100 II aired at 2019 and I joined MAL at 2020
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angelholic said:
After I thought MAL was a weird phishing virus


sorry but what are you trying to say? No disrespect btw.
 
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Sep 13, 4:48 PM

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Idk I am still looking for my 10/10 flawless anime that I would love every aspect of it without a doubt.
 
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ChrisBlitz said:
angelholic said:
After I thought MAL was a weird phishing virus


sorry but what are you trying to say? No disrespect btw.
Before I knew the abbreviation of MAL was my anime list I thought it was a weird scam ๐Ÿ˜ญ
 
 
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I was watching anime way before mal like when i was a kid so yes. PS still looking for good anime and staying on the grind
 
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Way before, I have rarely found an anime from this site
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angelholic said:
ChrisBlitz said:


sorry but what are you trying to say? No disrespect btw.
Before I knew the abbreviation of MAL was my anime list I thought it was a weird scam ๐Ÿ˜ญ


ahh ok, I was a little confused. Thanks for replying tho!
 
Sep 13, 4:53 PM
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before. i got on the hunter hunter train around 2013-2014 or something like that while it was still airing and when it ended, my tuesdays never felt the same.

i joined MAL like 4 years later or something.
 
 
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The only anime in my top 10 that I completed before joining MAL is Hyouka, the 7th one. I watched 3 episodes of Cardcaptor Sakura before joining MAL, but only finished the show this year.
 
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DBZ was my #1 anime before joining MAL and during some time while being a user here. It was only until 2020 when I started and completed Naruto (and Shippuden) that this changed. So I guess yes, strictly speaking, I found my favorite anime after joining MAL.
 
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Before. Became an Index fan when I watched Railgun S back in 2013. Joined MAL in 2014 mainly to keep track on animes I've watched and upcoming sequels.
 
Sep 13, 5:31 PM

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Way before, started watching Gocchumon around 2016 and joined MAL last year.
 
Sep 13, 5:53 PM

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I found Fruits Basket after joining MAL in 2010 I think.
 
Sep 13, 6:07 PM

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For me it was
Detective Conan which I have watched up to about 300 episodes before I knew about MAL.
 
Sep 13, 6:17 PM

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All before for the top ones. See as follows:

(I joined MAL in June of 2019, a bit over two years ago, as you can see in my user info)

#1 Inuyasha - Watched in October to December of 2016

#2 Koi Kaze - Watched in September of 2016 (first series)

#3 Haibane Renmei - Watched in October of 2018

#4 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni/Kai - Watched in April to May of 2019

#5 Kenpuu Denki Berserk - Watched in September - October of 2018

#6 Serial Experiments Lain - Watched in March of 2019

#7 Noragami - Watched in April of 2019

You would probably have to go from my eighth listed favorite (Shiki) on down to get to anime series I watched for the first time after actually joining MAL (and even still there are several others in My Top 20 I also watched pre-MAL).

Even though I obviously couldn't post on the forums without an account and didn't lurk to read much either, I did periodically visit MAL in the few years prior to that as it came up as a top result when looking for more information about a certain series I was considering watching via search engines such as Bing, Google, etc. I just saw it then as an alternative to IMDB which I knew focused on anime. I would usually split my time looking up info about a certain series between IMDB (because that's what I was used to doing for all other films and TV series prior, including anime ones like the Ghibli pantheon), Wikipedia, MAL, and other anime info, database, and news sites that I didn't even consciously seek out at the time.
 
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I watched HxH years before joining MAL.
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Sep 13, 6:38 PM

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I don't really have one particular favorite that I put above all others, 'cause I love all my favorites in different ways.

But I had definitely found at least 5 of my Top 10 Favorites before i joined MAL, as I started watching anime in 2012 and didn't even know about this site until like 2017.
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Before, I'm pretty sure I watched Spice & Wolf in either 2013 or 2014, and I joined MAL in 2017. A lot of my favorites list came afterward though I think only four predate my use of MAL.
 
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Steins gate is my favorite one ...
And I find it before joining MAL
 
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I watched Shinsekai yori when it was a seasonal. Basically 2 years before I joined MAL.
 
 
Sep 13, 7:17 PM

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Well in the case of anime wasn't. I watched my favorite 3 before joining this website. The only 10/10 that I've found using this website was Gunnm (manga) ๐Ÿ˜
 
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Watched HXH before I know what Mal is
 
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I watched Love is War directly a month after joining here.
 
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Way before I joined, I discovered my favorites years ago. I actually decided to make an account on here last year so I could keep track of them.
 
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After ,I've found most of my favorite anime after joining mal because I joined mal just after I stared watching anime
 
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angelholic said:
Before I knew the abbreviation of MAL was my anime list I thought it was a weird scam ๐Ÿ˜ญ


Same lmao, I thought it was a sketchy illegal site to watch anime on.
 
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Found my favorite animes before i joined mal tho for manga some of them are after i joined mal
 
 
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Way before joining mal I had invested in Aot and Steins gate
 
Sep 13, 7:53 PM
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I dunno if this is an anime discussion, but it's a DAMN GOOD QUESTION

in my case it was after I joined MAL
 
 
Sep 13, 7:54 PM

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Before joining MAL.
I just really didn't care about joining MAL before 2021 since I have an Ani-DB account back then.
 
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Found and watched Hunter x Hunter shortly before joining MAL.
 
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After joining MAL. It was Clannad on June 2020 and I joined MAL on March 2020

"Just as all good things, happy things and fun things must come to an end, scary and sad things will also come to an end. Always." - Honda, Tooru
 
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my current favorite I found after joining MAL, back before I made an account I didnt even know what Monogatari was
 
Sep 13, 8:24 PM

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Yeah. One Piece was one of the first series I watched in my life


if it's my top 11 series, then there's 8 series I watched beforehand. I honestly didn't think it would be this much, let alone be the majority
I love One Piece and Gintama
 
Sep 14, 3:05 AM

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I signed up for MAL back in 2008. So how should I know. Maybe, probably not, I have no idea.
 
Sep 14, 3:06 AM

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after I joined mal, someone recommended me it
 
Sep 14, 3:12 AM

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I find Yu-Gi-Oh! Series and become my favorite anime all time before I know MAL.
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Looking at my favorites, I think the only ones I watches before joining MAL are Fate/Zero and Monster.
 
Sep 14, 3:25 AM
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As right now my favourite anime is Gintama and I started watching it after starting MAL but the opening was what made me start it not the ratings
 
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i found most of my favourites after joining MAL, only kaguya Sama is an exception


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I found my top 5 anime before I joined MAL.
 
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I already saw Tanoshii Muumin Ikka 30 years ago.
 
 
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AcD4c said:
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Mob Psycho 100 II aired at 2019 and I joined MAL at 2020


Just about your signature tho...

Is that Touhou & Nitori Get Down reference?
I've moved on to be a programming gang.
 
Sep 14, 3:42 AM

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Before. It's a far gap from the day I watched Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo.
 
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It's half and half for me: I watched half my faves (namely Spirited Away, Nanoha, Oban Star Racers, Machikado Mazoku, and Goblin Slayer) before joining anime sites. The rest (namely Princess Principal, Heartcatch Precure, Kurau Phantom Memory, Shigofumi and Angelic Layer) I found after joining such sites, and through such sites (Anime-Planet in particular, which I find easier to navigate in terms of discoverability). So I guess than means I was decent enough at finding stuff I liked before but certainly joining anime sites has helped me with discovering more such stuff (e.g. I don't think there's any way I could have found Kurau and Heartcatch Precure by myself).
 
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well all my favorites were watched before joining mal.
If you enjoyed the time you wasted, then its not a waste of time.
 
 
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Before, just joined mal like 3 days ago
 
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I think after i joined MAL, since i created an account pretty fast after starting to watch Anime

 
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