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Old 05-10-2009, 02:12 AM   #1
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How did you get into anime?

So how did you first find out about anime and get sucked into the world of Japanese animation?

My interest in anime started when the Pokemon craze took hold of my gradeschool. I watched the TV show and got a gameboy just to play Pokemon Blue. Around the same time I discovered the Internet, and as my interest in Pokemon waned I found deviantART. I saw an awesome fanart of Ed from FullMetal Alchemist and had to find out where it was from. I watched FMA and wanted more of the same, so I looked into other series.

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Old 05-10-2009, 02:41 AM   #2
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I guess pokemon technically counts, but I also watched Cowboy Bebop and Toonami to begin with.

In HS I got introduced to manga through the library, and consequently the school anime/manga club. First manga I read was Hellsing if I recall.
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:06 AM   #3
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Old 05-10-2009, 05:28 AM   #4
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:27 AM   #5
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I didn't really differentiate between Japanese and Western animation when I was a kid. I've watched Cardcaptor Sakura, Heidi and Pokémon that way. Heidi was the first, and that would be like when I was what, 7?

Over in 2006, I found myself languidly flipping TV channels and came across Animax and there was this commercial for Hell Girl, and I thought it was pretty damn spooky, sitting in the dark there. I caught an episode the next day (which just happened to be the first), and was impressed by the mature level, and also because the first episode was spooky (which weared off in subsequent episodes, except the goddamned Episode 13).

I also followed Trinity Blood then, and when I began to miss the episodes, I found them on the Internets and eventually migrated to Internat viewing.


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Old 05-10-2009, 08:49 AM   #6
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So how did you first get sucked into the world of Japanese animation?
I didn't, But I did however get here somehow?! /looks for door


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Old 05-10-2009, 10:58 AM   #7
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saturday morning cartoons ^_^

they had DBZ some 12 or so years back

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Old 05-10-2009, 01:11 PM   #8
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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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Old 05-10-2009, 07:35 PM   #9
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Being from Hawaii though, there is a large Japanese cultural influence, still though I didn't really watch a lot of anime until recently.
Plus you're azn

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Old 05-10-2009, 08:30 PM   #10
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I am kind of like most of the others, I watched a bit of anime like Pokemon before I knew it was called anime. Then after I grew out of that I didn't watch it for a few years, and then I learned more about it and just took show recommendations from people around here and have watched quite a bit since then.


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Old 05-10-2009, 11:29 PM   #11
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pokemon is for lil kids :P

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Old 05-10-2009, 11:42 PM   #12
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**** you the games are awesome.

But I was pretty young when I still watched the show, I only watched for a few seasons and was probably 8-11 years old during that time.


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Old 05-11-2009, 05:19 PM   #13
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I heard about anime back when I was still a kid. I tried watching Dragonball, but it was just too damn boring. After that, I stumbled upon Yu Gi Oh! on one of the local TV stations and sort of got into that for a while.
After a huge break, a friend brought Highlander: The Search for Vengeance, then Appleseed and Appleseed Ex Machina, all of which I found extremely entertaining. Some time after that I stumbled upon Naruto on another local TV station (about a year ago). It was dubbed in Serbian (most likely from the English dubbed version, judging from the censoring). I heard it was supposedly good and I decided to give it a shot. As it turned out I wasn't mistaken and am now watching the latest episodes (Shippuuden) in its original Japanese version. A friend recommended Bleach on multiple occasions, so I decided to check that one out too and have managed to quickly go through all the episodes aired so far.

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Old 05-11-2009, 06:34 PM   #14
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Friend's mom took me to see Princess Mononoke in a theater, that was awesome. I think Gundam Wing sucked me into it tho.


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Old 05-11-2009, 07:04 PM   #15
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I think the first ever anime I saw was Fist of the North Star or possibly Akira, one of those anyway. Been an anime fan ever since.


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Old 05-12-2009, 11:52 AM   #16
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The first shows I ever watched were Danguard Ace, Gaiking and Getter Robo G, all anime from the 70's I watched when I was about 5 years old. From there it went onto Transformers and Voltron and a bunch of other shows.

Giant robot shows are awesome.




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Old 05-12-2009, 12:00 PM   #17
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I remember that my brothers and sisters were already into it, so I'd watch alot of Anime films with them, which were mostly Studio Ghibli films. But my very first movie to watch that was in anime was My Neighbor Totoro, I watched that one at a really young age, 4 maybe? Hmmm, but anyways, that got me into it, and I began watching more and more Studio Ghibli, and eventually began to spread out into the Anime TV shows and such. That's about it


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Old 05-12-2009, 03:40 PM   #18
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The first shows I ever watched were Danguard Ace, Gaiking and Getter Robo G, all anime from the 70's I watched when I was about 5 years old. From there it went onto Transformers and Voltron and a bunch of other shows.

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Old 05-12-2009, 05:04 PM   #19
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:11 AM   #21
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First anime I ever saw was Mobile suit gundam, the first series, but the anime that got me hooked was Zatch Bell. Best. Series. Evah.

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Old 05-13-2009, 10:53 AM   #22
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A friend tried to get me to watch Naruto for like a year, i finally gave in and started watching it. After have seen some episodes i was like "Wtf is this ****, this sucks", but i keept on watching anyway. Then it got to the Zabuza fight, and i started enjoying it. Watched through Naruto and then i started pick up other shows, now i probaly the one that is the most anime geek of me and all my friends. This was around two years ago, and according to my profile at anime-planet i have wasted over a month of my life on anime since then, but that don't register the shows i have rewatched.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:27 AM   #23
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For me it was watching dubbed/reedited 70's shows like Battle of the Planets (Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman), Star Blazers (Space Battleship Yamato), and Astroboy with my Dad. In the 80's there Robotech, (which like Lynk turned me into a Macross fan). I "rediscovered" the anime world later in highschool with shows like Patlabor and Macross Plus. That was back when anime was still pretty underground and harder to get access to.

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Old 05-13-2009, 09:46 PM   #24
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:15 PM   #25
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When I was young, far too young to fully enjoy the gore of Saint Seiya and DB fully.

That said, I'm very picky about anime and just watch - and keep watching - those that attract me the most.


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For me it was watching dubbed/reedited 70's shows like Battle of the Planets (Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman)
Actually you know, I think this might of been my first too, but I don't think I realised it was anime at the time.


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