When Did You Start Watching Anime
Posted 14 September 2008 - 11:13 AM
I consider my first experience with anime back when the Sci Fi channel used to show it in... 1996? I pretty much watched Vampire Hunter D and Project Ako every time it came on until they finally did away with it all.
But back then I wasn't smart enough to hunt up anime myself and I didn't watch another series again until 2000 with Dragonball Z. I didn't get into fansubs until at least 2002, when a guy friend of mine gave me a crash course in IRC hunting - this being the days before torrents.
I did have a few series on VHS - Perfect Blue, Vampire Princess Miyu, a few others. I upgraded to DVDs in most of that a few years back, though I still keep my copy of Fire Tripper, haha.
That said, apparently a series I watched and loved as a kid - Maple Town - was originally an anime. And it had a sequel! I'm dying to watch it in the original.
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 09:41 AM
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:34 AM
Posted 19 September 2008 - 09:41 AM
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 01:08 PM
So was mine ^o^ And after that, Tenchi, (but it was on Cartoon Network when I watched it... my brother and I would come home after school and watch Toonami back when it had Tom I >.<), Gundam Wing (the American Girl doll I got that year for Christmas? Her last name is Marquis. >_<), and Big O! OMG BIG O. I loved Dorothy, she was so cool.
And Cardcaptors. Although I don't remember the details that well.
For a while after that I didn't watch any anime until about 6th grade when Hamtaro got really big. xD But that was the last thing until about 8th grade, since between 6th and 8th grade I had a spastic-friend-induced obsession with Invader Zim. >.< But in 8th grade I discovered manga, which led me to a few OT-rated things that my parents freaked out about when they found out x_x Didn't watch a lot in 9th grade, started Bleach in 10th grade, Bleach and Death Note last year, and now Code Geass and D.Gray-Man. Still watch Bleach and try to keep up on the fanfic I started a couple Januaries ago, but other than that... that's it ^o^
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 01:11 PM
Posted 01 October 2008 - 01:48 PM
But yeah, my first year of college, a buddy of mine lent me Slayers after I told him about my previous experience and assured me it was nothing like that. So I went home and was instantly hooked and to this day Slayers still remains one of my favorite series with its great mix of story, comedy, and fun characters.
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 01:49 PM
But what got me into anime was *cough Dragon Ball Z *cough.
Crap, I forgot about Voltron as well. Man, I miss voted then, but then again if I keep forgetting it how can I count it.
I think the first one I really remembered really well was "Warriors of the Wind." Yes, my dad has this terrible dub and hackjob cut of Nausicaa and I watched it constantly as a kid. For some reason he was into 80's cartoons. One of the other ones I remember was called "Fire and Ice" which wasn't too bad and "Light years" which was actually pretty awesome.
He also kept telling me and my brother about going to see "Heavy Metal" in theaters and that is was never release on video. This was, of course, before it was released on video in the mid 90s. Craziness.
Posted 01 October 2008 - 09:07 PM
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 12:48 AM
It was probably around 1995, when they were playing Dragonball Z and Sailor Moon on YTV.
I remember watching Speed Racer too. I have a Speed Racer video game for SNES I think!
Then I remember watching Gundam Wing and Escaflowne on YTV, and those were probably the first 2 series I ever finished watching. And then Card Captors on Teletoon. On YTV, I think they started playing Monster Rancher too, which I loooooved. Of course, then came Digimon and Pokemon. Digimon > Pokemon!
In grade 7, which I think was around 2002, I remember starting to read manga(in french!.. I was in french immersion).. I think it was Magic Knight Rayearth(sp?) that I first read..
And then I rewatched Escaflowne, Digimon and Card Captors, and slowly got into more anime, and by Grade 10, I was totally into anime. :3
I've been into anime my whole life kinda, just not knowing what it was. =3
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 10:38 AM
when i was in eigth grade (now im a sophmore)
my friend (well at that time we wernt so great of friends) she sat next to me in school
and one day i see her read a manga (which at that time i didnt know what it was at that time)
and i borrowed it from her with out asking since it looked intresting
i gave it back to her the next morning
and was mad/suprised/excited
mad - i took it with out asking
suprised - i liked it
excited - since she now dosent feel wierd for being the only one that likes it
were best friends now :]
my first anime was fullmetal alchemist
since the manga i took from her was full metal alchemist
Posted 07 October 2008 - 10:51 AM
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 02:40 AM
My first manga AND anime was Love Hina. I bought the entire Love Hina manga in three days, thanks to holiday money, and then when I was finished, I torrented the anime. I couldn't stop myself and ended up soon buying that along with the Gravitation boxset. Happiness. =P I haven't looked back since. ~
Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:41 PM
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:45 PM
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:41 PM
Then Escaflowne was on tv. The dubbed version was terrible, but it got me hooked. Started buying the VHS tapes.
Now, I don't follow as closely as I used to. Kinda sad, but I'll look into it every few weeks or so.
Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:28 PM
Posted 24 February 2009 - 02:09 AM
And which 'cartoon' was it that caused me to look for even MORE like it? Sailor Moon. XD.
This post has been edited by Fate Averruncus: 24 February 2009 - 02:10 AM
Posted 24 February 2009 - 01:43 PM
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:59 AM
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:55 AM
Then Toonami became my best friend, and I watched a lot of Rurouni Kenshin, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Dragonball. I also watched Zoids... in 6th grade my Jr High school library got a few manga books, and that introduced me to the world of anime and manga, first manga I ever read was CLAMP School Detectives, then I read Kodocha, then Naruto came out, and I got hooked; and Naruto really was what got me totally into the whole "anime otaku" world, then my friend who knew I liked anime, he gave me this card for ACen (in 2005) and I wanted to go; but I couldn't that year, so then come ACen 07, I got to go to my first con... and oh, how I loved it...
I started with really main-stream anime, Yu Yu, Kenshin, Dragonball, Pokemon, Miyazaki, InuYasha, FMA... but now I really like smaller animes, like Gankutsuou, Ergo Proxy, Samurai 7, and Darker Than Black. I still like bigger animes, like Naruto, and FMA, Loveless, and d.gray-man... but yeah... I love anime now... I have no idea why, but from the beginning it had a large appeal to me.
This post has been edited by Mizu_Haku: 27 February 2009 - 08:59 AM
Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:52 PM
I had no idea it was called "anime" till forever later.
This post has been edited by Hynoxolus: 01 March 2009 - 11:53 PM
Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:52 PM
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:54 PM
First all-out obsession was Sailor Moon
Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:59 PM
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