I guess in my case it would sort of be like Scar, where it started way back with the Saturday mornings and older shows like DBZ. Being from Hawaii though, there is a large Japanese cultural influence, still though I didn't really watch a lot of anime until recently. I started watching Naruto one summer when Cartoon Network had a marathon, from there, I just started watching different shows that various people recommended to me.
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