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December 12th, 2010, 11:44 PM
I'm a little bored and curious and procrastinating so here's a poll!

What was the first anime you ever...
watched knowing it was "anime"?
watched subbed?

You can also mention the first manga you read. Or anything applicable, really. *shrug*


a) For me, the first anime I ever watched was probably some Hello Kitty thing? I dunno, it used to be on sometimes but I don't remember... anything about it. First one I definitely remember was Sailor Moon. But I think I saw The Last Unicorn before that and I'm preeetty sure that was animated in Japan? My god I can't even answer my own first question. XD

b) First anime I knew was anime when I watched it was Pokémon. Or Digimon or DBZ. I think they might have all premiered on the same day here in Canada? Or at least, the first time I watched any of them it was one day when they were all on TV in a bit of a marathon during the after school segment. They were toted as being from Japan in all the commercial lead-ins and outs so that's the only reason I knew.

c) Aaaand the first thing I ever saw subbed was Cardcaptor Sakura. I read on the internet that the show I liked was heavily edited and I was curious, so my parents let me buy one of the subbed DVDs. I watched it so many times that I still find it hard to go back and watch the first four episodes just because I know them so well. And if I'm listening to the OST, I can perfectly picture any part of the first episode that uses any of the tracks. @[email protected]

First manga I read was Love Hina at 13. :( I brought it home from the bookstore and my dad goes "oh, what's this?" and the first page he opens it to was the page Naru gropes Keitaro in the hot springs (while talking about breast sizes), thinking he's Kitsune. He STILL refers to all anime/manga as porn. XD;[/font]

Captain Fabio
December 13th, 2010, 12:11 AM
Card Captor Sakura I think...

watched knowing it was "anime"?
Nope, I thought it was just a cartoon XD

watched subbed?
Uhhh, Naruto I think...

December 13th, 2010, 12:14 AM
A.) Pokemon, when I was a little kid. 8D
B.) Naruto while watching Cartoon Network. Gosh, the good times of my life.
C.) Naruto Shippuden on the official website stream. Didn't feel like waiting for it to be dubbed, so I just went ahead and started watching. Glad I did.

December 13th, 2010, 2:26 AM
Knowing it was a Anime:
I dont remember. Detective Conan?
First watched subs?:
Detective Conan

December 13th, 2010, 2:31 AM
Watched knowing it was an Anime
Fullmetal Alchemist
First watched subbed

December 13th, 2010, 3:39 AM
watched knowing it was "anime"?
watched subbed?
Full Metal Alchemist

Poor me.. I never knew that Pokemon was Anime until four years ago. XD

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
December 13th, 2010, 11:09 AM
a) Either Pokemon, Sailor Moon, or Cardcaptor Sakura

b) Ah My Goddess. I actually found the DVD at Wal-Mart in 2005, which is really surprising since Wal-Mart typically doesn't carry anime titles outside of the ones that are shown on TV.

c) I really don't remember, but it was either some obscure OVA or To Heart: Remember My Memories.

First manga was "Ultra Maniac", which is a (big surprise here) magical girl manga!

Weeaboo Name
December 13th, 2010, 12:06 PM
What was the first anime you ever...
That would be Pokemon/Beyblade/Yugioh!, they were all on at the same time so those.

watched knowing it was "anime"?
That would probably be Blood+ or Bleach around 2005 or 2006 i think.

watched subbed?
That would also be Blood+.

First manga?
Battle Royale. Really loved that.

December 13th, 2010, 12:24 PM
Pokemon... or if that doesn't count, I think it might have been either Inuyasha, or Detective Conan. Not sure which.

watched knowing it was "anime"?
Either Inuyasha, or Bleach.

watched subbed?

First Manga?
It was either the Pokemon Special, or Umisho. Not sure which.

December 13th, 2010, 8:23 PM
The first thing I ever watched was probably Sailor Moon, but I don't really remember. There was just a point at which I was already watching and I don't know what brought me to that point.

The first thing I saw and *knew* came from Japan (and also the first thing I saw subbed) was Escaflowne. A friend had the DVDs and insisted I watch them and watch them that way. I went "Okay!" and that was the beginning of a long tradition of bashing dubs.

My first manga was... Inuyasha? That's definitely one of the first ones I bought, but there may have been others before that. I have a bad memory for these things.

Shanghai Alice
December 13th, 2010, 8:34 PM
You factoring hectopascal...

What was the first anime you ever...
Card Captor Sakura, I think...?

Well, it was called "Card Captors." So I'm assuming.

Or Zoids. I dunno.

watched knowing it was "anime"?
One Piece. Heh heh. Macekre'd.
watched subbed?

First manga?
Azumanga Daioh, the Omnibus

December 13th, 2010, 8:50 PM
watched?: Pokemon
watched knowing it was "anime"?: Dragonball (Z), Zatch Bell
watched subbed?: Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

December 13th, 2010, 9:53 PM
What was the first anime you ever...

Pokemon, obviously.
watched knowing it was "anime"?
Cardcaptors, DragonballZ,
watched subbed?
Sailor Moon (saw the whole series subbed...for some reason.)

December 13th, 2010, 10:02 PM
Lets see......

1) Sailor Moon. Yes. I said it. Sailor Moon. / Dragon Ball Z

2) Anime comes into the picture: Blue Seed / Tenchi Muyo!

3) Dragon Ball Z. Had to find out the differences before all these rehashs came out >.>

4) Manga that kept my interest was Chobits. First ever would be Yu Yu Hakusho in the 3rd Shonen Jump Book released in 2003?

Rogue planet
December 14th, 2010, 2:51 AM
Cardcaptor Sakura (Cardcaptors, lol)

Watched knowing it was anime:
Cardcaptor Sakura... xD I think I only realised what anime actually was when I was about 14, then I remembered Cardcaptors and went on the hunt for videos on the internet so I could finish the series. The dubbed TV version got axed before the series ended. ;_; I was watching Rozen Maiden at the same time, I can't remember why I chose that. I think I just Googled "best anime" or something and then chose that out of the list given. I enjoyed them both a lot, and after that I embarked on an anime watching spree after I made a new weeaboo friend that would give me recommendations.

Watched subbed:
Cardcaptor Sakura. The only dubbed anime I've ever watched is the one shown here on TV. Most of the dub voices I hear are really annoying, so when I found out what anime was and that it was Japanese, I just went straight for subs.

First manga:
I can't remember, I think the first one I ever took a look at was Pandora Hearts. Only after I saw the anime, and I didn't finish reading it. The first manga I actually read in it's entirety was Umineko.

December 14th, 2010, 7:37 AM
Watched: Pokemon

Watched knowing its Anime: Naruto: If I could remember correctly. It was either Naruto or Sailor Moon.

Watched Subbed: I think it was Pokemon.

First Manga: Pokemon Special Manga

December 14th, 2010, 8:02 AM
watched? Pokemon
watched knowing it was "anime" Bleach and/or Naruto
watched subbed? I usually watch dubbed anime

December 14th, 2010, 8:14 AM
Doraemon in Mandarin. We had 2 VHSes of it(technically still do) and I used to watch them all the time as a kid. I think the title was "Little Ding Dong" or something in Mandarin

Watched knowing it was "anime"?
A bit of gray area here. It was either Digimon Frontier, Sonic X or Cardcaptor Sakura. I'm leaning towards CCS if not only for the fact that it aired first, it was the first show I obsessed in (followed fansites, etc.), and i didn't start watching Frontier until the very end of it's Japanese run. The Digimon movies MIGHT have been first, but I'm not entirely sure.

Watched subbed?
Cardcaptor Sakura, a nice chunk for reasons stated above, and that I don't remember whether the Digimon episodes I watched were subbed or not.

Manga...I'm not sure....I want to say CCS or Kenshin, but it's not completely likely...I'm not sure...

First galge was Galazy Angel III: Eternal Lovers XD

December 14th, 2010, 8:45 AM
1. watched?
Probably Pokemon. Though it might have been something like DBZ or CardCaptor Sakura. I don't remember too clearly

2. watched knowing it was "anime"?
Pokemon. I realized it at the age of 14, after years of calling it a "cartoon". But, I watched Dragon Ball around the same time, so I'm not really sure on this one.

3. watched subbed?
Naruto. And I pretty much enjoyed it to an extent. XD

December 14th, 2010, 8:52 AM
1. watched?
Rerun of Grendizer on telly.
Was 2~3 years old at the time.

2. watched knowing it was "anime"?
As above.
Since I was still living in Japan at the time, any animated programme on TV was "anime" for me.

3. watched subbed?
I think it was a pirated subbed copy of Naruto which I borrowed from a friend while living in Hong Kong.
"Sanpan Doe!" "You crikey Snake Genie!"... a few lines I still remember.

December 14th, 2010, 11:12 AM
watched knowing it was "anime"?
I'm pretty sure it was Inuyasha (b'')b
watched subbed?
. . . Good question. I think it was... Pita-Ten? XD;

First manga I read was Cardcaptor Sakura, that I'm sure of. :3

December 14th, 2010, 11:25 AM
1. watched?
Um... Pokemon, I think.

2. watched knowing it was "anime"?
Dragonball GT, I think.

3. watched subbed?
Um... huh. That was... Zero no Tsukaima (Familiar of Zero), I'm pretty sure.

December 14th, 2010, 12:18 PM
First Watched- Pokemon started me on cartoons, and i also watched sailor moon around that time
Watched knowing it was Anime- One Piece
Special Note- Full Metal Alchemist got me hooked on Anime (and i still enjoy it to this day)

-I never watched anything subbed

December 14th, 2010, 1:49 PM
1. First Watched: My first watched anime, like most people's, was Pokemon.

2. First Watched Knowing It Was Anime: I really have to think for this one, and I believe it was Full Metal Alchemist. Amazing anime, and the producer has produced basically every one of my favorite animes.

3. First Watched Subbed: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Great anime. Unlike alot of people who watch anime regularly, I generally tend to stay away from animes that don't have some type of comedic or romantic storyline or plot. That's why I dislike most popular animes in the United States, like Bleach and Naruto.

December 15th, 2010, 10:30 AM
First anime seen: Tenchi Muyo!
First anime watched regularly: Pokemon (or Dragon Ball Z; I'm not sure)
First anime watched knowing of 'anime' (& first subbed, & first completed): Elfen Lied

First manga read: Sailor Moon
First manga completed: Azumanga Daiō

First Japanese video game: Metroid II

December 15th, 2010, 2:42 PM
A) Watched?
Megaman Starforce episodes. XD

B) Watched knowing it was "anime"?
I think... Naruto.

C) Watched subbed?
Oh this is hard... I think it was Megaman Starforce subbed, after they stopped the English dubbed ones.

December 15th, 2010, 3:32 PM
What was the first anime you ever...

1. watched?
Deffinitally Pokémon. But it wasn't until 1999 that I got into the franchise. If you count animated movies/series that were drawn in Japan, but are more of a collaboration between Europe(?) and Japan, I've seen many others before Pokémon.

2. watched knowing it was "anime"?
The Dub of Fullmetal Alchemist. I probably figured out what "Anime" was during my Pokéblade fandom, which lasted 'till October 2006 when I decided to watch FMA. I then knew fully well that it was "The real Japanese Anime".

3. watched subbed?
Fullmetal Alchemist again. When I wanted to rewatch the series, I couldn't find the dub anymore... Sub was the only option.

December 16th, 2010, 3:07 PM
Watched: probably Pokemon
Watched knowing it was anime: for some reason I want to say Yugioh.
Subbed: Bleach

December 19th, 2010, 10:08 AM
1. My first anime was Pokemon, but my first serious anime has to be Sailor Moon.
2. I found out Sailor Moon was an anime after my older sister lent me her SM DVDs. >.>
3. My first subbed anime was Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu or Lucky Star, maybe because I watched them at the same time. :P
4. My first manga was Sailor Moon.I don't know why, but I had this Sailor Moon craze in my life just over a year ago. And it was free online at MangaFox so I thought "Sailor moon...What the heck, I'm going to click it!" XD

♠Dawn Rayne♠
December 19th, 2010, 10:29 AM
- Pokemon
- Pokemon and Tenchi Muyo
- Have to be dubbed, Subs hurt my eyes :(

December 20th, 2010, 9:49 PM
Pokemon. lol

*watched knowing it was "anime"?
Tenchi Muyo. :)

*watched subbed?
I think it was Clannad. ;_;

December 21st, 2010, 12:19 AM
What was the first anime you ever...

watched? Pokemon
watched knowing it was "anime"? Card Captors Sakura
watched subbed? Lucky Star because it didn't sound good dubbed.

December 21st, 2010, 6:37 PM
watched knowing it was "anime"? Sailor Moon
watched subbed? Lucky Star XD

December 21st, 2010, 7:39 PM
What was the first anime you ever...

watched?: It was likely DB. Maybe Zoids, I really remember watching Lord Slug though.
watched knowing it was "anime"?: Outlaw Star? Or maybe Ruroni Kenshin. All of this is from Toonami and Adult Swim, that's where it's at. Why they deleted it from the programming I haven't a clue, someone please enlighten me.
watched subbed?: Probably Naruto. I found Viz Anime. It was not to long ago though. I actually probably just last year got back into anime by watching all that stuff from the '90's like Inuyasha.

December 22nd, 2010, 9:04 AM
watched? Dragonball (not Z)
watched knowing it was "anime"? One Piece
watched subbed? Naruto
first manga? I"S and I found about it randomly. I still cherish it, though, and consider it the best romance manga of all time.

December 22nd, 2010, 9:09 AM
What was the first anime you ever...

watched knowing it was "anime"?
watched subbed?
first manga?

a) Watched would either be Yu Yu Hakuso or Dragon Ball Z. It's hard to remember, but probably Yu Yu Hakusho.
b) ULTRA MANIAC. I was channel surfing and got to the channel 'Animax', they were airing Ultra Maniac subbed. The main girl really looked familiar (she looks like Sakura from CCS), so I watched it. I knew it was an anime since it was said on a commercial, I think.
c) ULTRA MANIAC! Though, for subbed online, The Law of Ueki. I love that shounen anime. I really should watch it again.
d) It was Pokemon Special. It was the climax of the Ruby and Sapphire arc and I loved it. Never heard that Pokemon had a manga, so I bought it in a heartbeat.

Fire Heart
December 23rd, 2010, 8:37 AM
A) My first completed anime was OHSHC but the first anime i watched was pokemon.
B) The first anime i watched that i knew was a anime was Bleach.
C) The first anime i watched that was subbed was Shugo Chara.

December 25th, 2010, 8:46 PM
First anime: I'm going to say Akage no Anne (Anne of Green Gables). This show got a bunch of reruns on Vietnamese channels back then, so I don't think it'd be much of a stretch.

First anime seen knowing it was anime: Pokemon. This was when I finally came to the West.

First anime seen in subtitles: Probably Naruto. I remember being a big fan back in the day and it was the first time I actively sought fansubs instead of watching on TV...Either that or DearS. I saw both shows around 2004-05.

First manga: Doraemon, definitely.

A Pixy
December 25th, 2010, 9:37 PM
The answer to all 3 of those questions is Dragon Ball Z.

I watched it back when it was airing on Canadian Television, I was told by my sibling that it was animated in Japan and therefore 'anime' and I remember watching the 13th Movie subbed...

By AnimeLabs.

I remember the exact scene where Vegeta just starts cursing for no reason. Hirudegarn, the villain for the movie, giant bug thing (not Cell), destroys Vegeta's house. He gets really angry for no reason. IT'S HILARIOUS. o3o

Although, I might be wrong, Canada's go to Children's Programming television station was very anime friendly in the late 90s and early 20s. Sailor Moon, Digimon, DBZ and Pokemon were all airing around the same time. But I'm pretty sure DBZ came first. o3o

The fourth question is just Dragon Ball. Still say that holds the title as 'Most Original Shonen'.

I will now leave you with a butchered version of Rock the Dragon.


December 26th, 2010, 8:10 PM
a: Watched: Pokemon, I think. It's the only one that I remember watching anyway.
b: Naruto
c: Naruto

December 27th, 2010, 11:34 AM
What was the first anime you ever...
watched? : That was probably "The moomins". It's a very cute show.
watched knowing it was "anime"? : Pokémon! :D
watched subbed? : Pokémon~!

December 27th, 2010, 5:14 PM
First anime: I'm going to say Akage no Anne (Anne of Green Gables). This show got a bunch of reruns on Vietnamese channels back then, so I don't think it'd be much of a stretch.

There's an anime of that? Really? >.<

December 27th, 2010, 7:52 PM
The Last Unicorn is not an anime, btw. :>

The first anime I watched was Sailor Moon AND DBZ. I started watching them both at the same time, and even though I couldn't admit that I was into DBZ I was as much into it as I was Sailor Moon.

While I didn't start out watching them thinking "this was japanese animation!", my sister was at the age she was exploring the internet so she told to me and explained what they were. So the same.

The first anime I watched subbed? Well, as in an entire series I watched subbed, that would have to be Sorcerer Stabber Orphan, but the first thing I watched which had subs was FET's subs of Digimon Tamers half-way through the series but I was still watching the dub.

December 28th, 2010, 7:28 AM
A) Pokemon
B) Bleach
C) Dragon Ball Z

First manga read:
Pokemon, too.

December 30th, 2010, 6:16 AM
1. アキラ
2. 吸血鬼ハンターD
3. 獣兵衛忍風帖
4. 新宿区
5. 美少女戦士セーラームーン

Bowling For Soup
January 2nd, 2011, 3:13 PM
First Anime I ever watched was pokemon when I was about 4
First one I watched knowing it was Anime was Naruto afew years ago.
And I haven't watched one subbed yet.

Cold Fusion
January 2nd, 2011, 3:23 PM
The first Anime I watched not knowing it was Sailor Moon and I was obssesed by it, then afterwards became obsessed with Cardcaptors (Cardcaptor Sakura) and Pokemon without knowing it. The first one I watched knowing it was an Anime was Shuffle! after I was told what anime was by a member on PokeCommunity and it was my first subbed watch too as I couldn't find the English dubbed version at the time. My first manga was Naruto which I've only just started recently after receiving the first book from my friend for my birthday/christmas present this year.

January 2nd, 2011, 3:57 PM
"Sailor Moon", must have been in 1996 or 1997. I never got around to understanding much of it, since it was on really close to when I had to leave for school and I think the channel dropped it some time later.

watched knowing it was "anime"?
"Pokémon", some time after I actually started watching it. That would probably be around 1998 or 1999. I think the notion of "anime" crept up on me as I watched more and more of it.

watched subbed?
"DragonBall Z", in 2000. I think I just wandered onto some DragonBall fansites and was curious about how the Japanese version was different.

You can also mention the first manga you read.
I was bored in the children's section of Wal-Mart one time in 1999, and I came across "The Electric Tale of Pikachu". I thought it was hilarious. Now I kind of wish I bought it, since I can't find it anywhere now.

Everyone Esplode Noaw
January 2nd, 2011, 5:05 PM
What was the first anime you ever...

watched? - Dragonball Z
watched knowing it was "anime"?- Fullmetal Alchemist
watched subbed? - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

January 2nd, 2011, 6:46 PM
watched? - dejitaru monsutaazu! Er, Digimon.
watched knowing it was "anime"? Ummm. Good question, that. Digimon Tamers, I suppose.
watched subbed? Erm. Also a good question. Digimon Tamers as well... same time I learned about the term "anime". *shrug*

January 2nd, 2011, 7:44 PM
~ Watched?
Not really sure on a "first". It was likely Dragonball Z, but then again it could have been Gundam Wing, Sailor Moon, Tenchi Muyo, Outlaw Star, Ronin Warriors, or Samurai Pizza Cats... or maybe something else that I can't think of right now. I remember watching all of them, but to be sure on which one came first... not a clue.

~ Watched knowing it was "anime"?
Fullmetal Alchemist

~ Watched subbed?
Kiba is the "first" anime I watched subbed. But I only watched maybe 2 episodes. Now first series would be Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru. I didn't watch too many series dubbed before starting on subs... maybe 5 (not counting stuff I watched back long ago... like what I listed in the first question).

January 2nd, 2011, 7:55 PM
First anime I ever watched: I think it was Dragon Ball Z (is there a space in there?) but my sister was always the one to make me watch new anime...

Watched knowing it was "anime:" I only figured out that it was anime a while into my Naruto fandom, so I'll have to say Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

Watched subbed? It's hard for me to remember this one, since at about this time last year I started watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood subbed. But I can't remember whether I watched subbed Naruto before that... I think I did, so the answer is Naruto.

First manga: At first I was reluctant to start reading Naruto as a manga, but I can't remember why. But when I did start reading it, I liked it a lot. So technically that's it. I also started reading Fullmetal Alchemist at about the same time that I got interested in the Naruto manga, but I'm saying that my first manga was Naruto because the first page of the first chapter of Fullmetal Alchemist scared me away twice. XD

January 2nd, 2011, 8:14 PM
Here we go...

First Anime Ever: I believe that it was either Dragon Ball Z. My cousins used to watch it. Obsessively. ... Now I have fond memories of it. (Gohan ;D ) :3

First Anime Knowing It Was "Anime": Death Note. It was amazing. Now it's hard for me to find anime that moves me like that one did. Still love Death Note to death.

First Anime Subbed: The first anime that I completed subbed was Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. I loved it. Otherwise, I think maybe it was Elfen Lied... Currently, I'm working on Hetalia.

... Er, First Manga: It was either Fullmetal Alchemist or Dragon Ball. I have tons of volumes of the both that were the first editions in America, thus they're all worn and faded, and OLD. ;_; And bent, too. :(

My cousins gave them all to me... Er... Actually... I think I was only suppose to 'borrow' them but they never asked for them back so... ^^;

Iris Noire
January 2nd, 2011, 10:34 PM
First Ever: Probably Pokemon,

First I watched knowing it was anime: An obscure anime named Karin. My friend said it was "the worst thing ever" and bet me 5 bucks to watch it.

He was right.

January 2nd, 2011, 10:52 PM
What was the first anime you ever...

watched: So long ago probably Pokemon, DBZ, Card Captors Sakura, Digimon or Sailor Moon
First I watched knowing it was anime: I didn't really know til about 9 or 10 cause i didn't really care but i guess that would have been Pokemon or Digimon
First Anime Subbed: Couldn't really watch subs until recently but i guess it would have to be Digimon Xros Wars or Bleach

January 3rd, 2011, 5:10 AM
First Ever: Probably Pokemon,

First I watched knowing it was anime: An obscure anime named Karin. My friend said it was "the worst thing ever" and bet me 5 bucks to watch it.

He was right.

I warned you. Karin is the worst.

January 5th, 2011, 11:54 PM
First Anime Watched: Most likely Pokémon, can't think of anything earlier.
Known Anime Watched: Bleach I'd bet, never really knew the definition of Anime till the last few years.
First Subbed: Bleach, when I got tired of the dub taking so long. Or I watched the Rebuild of Evangelion, so technically that when I saw it in the Cinema.

January 9th, 2011, 3:18 PM
I remember it was Sailor Moon when I was just a kid.

January 10th, 2011, 11:55 AM
The first anime I ever got into was Gundam Wing when it aired on Toonami. Around the same time I got into all of the other Americanized anime: Digimon, Pokemon, DBZ and so on. But Gundam Wing was the first and still the most special.

January 12th, 2011, 10:11 PM
a. My first ever anime was Sailor Moon.
b. My first anime I recognized as anime was Pokemon.
c. My first subbed anime was Ouran High School Host Club.


January 13th, 2011, 8:35 AM
watched? Shin Chan
watched knowing it was "anime"? Naruto

watched subbed? Naruto

January 13th, 2011, 10:23 AM
I wasn't conversant with the term "anime" until around 4-5 years ago. >.>

Other than Pokémon, which was my childhood cartoon, I remember the first anime I watched was Karin. I saw it on YouTube and played the first couple of episodes, which were strangely interesting. The next day, I entered YouTube again, wanting to watch more episodes of Karin, and Bleach was from the recommended videos. I watched the first episode, and fell in love with the show.

During my "noob" days watching anime, I hated subbed anime; I only downloaded English dubbed anime. But, when I discovered MyAnimeList, there were TOO many anime that I wanted to watch, but most weren't dubbed yet, so I took my chances and went to watch My Wife's a Mermaid, the first English subbed anime to occupy my HDD.

So. Yea.

January 21st, 2011, 6:32 PM
Watched: Akira. What does that say about me?

Watched knowing it was anime: DB or DBZ

Subbed: I'm assuming Inuyasha.

January 21st, 2011, 6:37 PM
Mine were

DBZ: Dubbed, Pokemon Dubbed
I saw thise when I was around 6-7ish.

I started getting into subbed around age 10 and they were
Detective Conan, Pocket Monsters aka Pokemon in the original. Never really saw much of that one til recently.

Thats about it for the first ones anyway, there is a few more but I'll list these for now.

January 22nd, 2011, 7:36 AM
1. watched?
Pokemon, I think.

2. watched knowing it was "anime"?
I have no idea, probably DBZ.

3. watched subbed?
From start to finish? Air Gear.

January 23rd, 2011, 5:37 AM
What was the first anime you ever...
~Pokemon. Generic. xDD;;
watched knowing it was "anime"?
~Hmm... Spirited Away. If you haven't seen it, you've been living under a rock. It's one of the best anime movies I've ever seen! Overrated, but awesome. xDD;;
watched subbed?
~The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. When I first saw this, I thought it was the best thing I'd ever seen. Other animes caught my eye halfway through so I never finished it until about 2 years later. D;

January 23rd, 2011, 2:11 PM
What was the first anime you ever...

1. watched?

Uhmmm, can't really remember, I THINK it was Sailor Moon.

2. watched knowing it was "anime"?

Dragonball Z/Gundam Wing.

3. watched subbed?



January 27th, 2011, 9:09 AM
Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi :D

knowing it was anime?
Angelic Layer and Fruits Basket a couple weeks ago at the same time so i dont remember the FIRST one ;D

ummmmm what does subbed mean? XP

January 27th, 2011, 11:29 AM
a) First anime I ever watched was Pokemon - I loved it (and still do - although not as much)! xD

b) Other early animes I watched were Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Saint Seya(Not sure if that's the name but - dudes that have familiars which turn into armor?) and Captain Tsubasa although I was never aware they were "anime". xD
First anime I ever watched which I knew was an anime was prolly Shin Chan or Detective Conan, can't remember.

c) First subbed anime that I watched was prolly...Neon Genesis Evangelion or chobits, can't remember (On TV - Hyper [ZipZap after 9 pm]). xD

Ryan Hekk
January 28th, 2011, 6:48 PM
If you don't count, Pokemon which I began watching when I was 7, then it would have to be Dragon Ball Z when it had a Friday Nights at 9pm spot on Cartoon Network when I was 9.

Subsequently, I watched the following anime:

Digimon (Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure 02 and the one with cards and Takato)
Sailor Moon
Tenchi something-or-other
Sonic X (It counts.)

January 29th, 2011, 6:38 AM
Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura, I wasn't really bothered whether it was an anime or a cartoon. :3 ..I realized that it was an anime when I was around 8 years old. xD

January 31st, 2011, 7:05 PM
~ Watched?
It was either Pokemon or Sonic Underground (Yep Old sonic XD)

~ Watched knowing it was "anime"?
Pokemon.... By far it was Pokemon. ALthough being my 7 year old self it was more "JAPAN MADE IT" rather than calling it anime XD

~ Watched subbed?
Can't actually remember but it was probably Digimon... I JUST WANTED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED XD

January 31st, 2011, 11:37 PM
Oh wow, you preemptive me with how I would of responded XD well done
Samurai Pizza Cats - I was 5 and it was one before kindergarten at like 6 in the morning.
watched knowing it was "anime"?
Inuyasha - it was my gateway anime when I was in middle school
watched subbed?
Bleach - least I think it was, if not it was Naruto, I basically gavge into watching subs cause I ran out of new dubs to watch XD. Now while I prefer dubs, I will watch subs for newer animes

February 1st, 2011, 1:29 AM
My first anime was Dragon Ball and my favourite anime is hunterXhunter..

February 1st, 2011, 1:59 AM
The first anime that I've watched is Dragon Ball Z, Ghost Fighter and BTX.

February 2nd, 2011, 12:17 AM
A:between DBZ Sailor Moon and Tenchi Muyo/Gundam.(toonami block on CN)
B:Naruto and One Piece I believe
C:DBGT,as i bought the dvd and was curious.

February 3rd, 2011, 12:11 AM
Anime watched: Hard to say. Could be any of the one's aired towards kids, like Pokemon, Yu-gi-oh, Sailor Moon...

Watched knowing it was "anime"? Probably Inuyasha. if not that, then Trinity Blood or Shakugan no Shana.

Watched subbed? I think it was Lucky Star.

February 3rd, 2011, 5:07 AM
Sailor Moon. I was very young at that time so I don't remember much...only the characters' design. Anyway, I re-watched it 4 years ago.

Watched knowing it was anime:
Shaman King. I really loved it and even now it's on my favorites list. Though I found out it was an anime after watching 30 episodes.

Watched Subbed:
Inuyasha. Loved this one too.

Neptune Vasilias
February 4th, 2011, 8:28 PM
Pokemon, Pretear, Pretty Guardians. I watched all when I was quite young.

Watched knowing that it was anime
Monster. I only heard the real meaning for anime 2 years ago.

Watched subbed
InuYasha. It's my first and favorite anime ever! I watched the Japanese version before being introduced to the English dubbed. :)

February 5th, 2011, 2:29 PM
watched? Cardcaptor Sakura- its an awesome show
watched knowing it was "anime"? InuYasha-love it but got repetitive
watched subbed? Loveless-eh its ok

February 5th, 2011, 6:56 PM
Well here are my answers

Sailor Moon


February 5th, 2011, 9:41 PM
watched? dbz.
watched knowing it was "anime"? Samurai champloo
watched subbed? Cant quite recall, think it was either fma or naruto.

February 10th, 2011, 9:24 AM
The first anime I've ever watched was Pokémon when I was a kid. XD; The first manga I've ever read was InuYasha, and I hated it, haha. I don't watch anime or read manga anymore but I still remember what my firsts were.

February 10th, 2011, 5:57 PM
watched? DBZ
watched knowing it was "anime"? Bleach
watched subbed? Bleach

February 10th, 2011, 6:24 PM
watched: dragon ball
watched knowing it was anime: trigun
watched subbed: bleach

Kung Fu Ferret
February 13th, 2011, 11:34 AM
Watched? Don't remember
Regularly: Pokemon, but I pretty much dropped it after Indigo.
Knowing it was anime: Digimon Adventure
Subbed: Digimon Savers
Completed: none so far.

Rayziken 2
February 14th, 2011, 4:30 AM
Well, the first animé I watched was Pokemon Advanced Battle, the series that got me into Pokemon.

Otherwise, it as Digimon Adventure.

Then it was Yu-Gi-Oh.

Then it was Cardcaptors.

Then it was Beyblade V Force.

Most recently, my fave animé, Negima.

February 17th, 2011, 8:40 PM
I want to say Pokemon, But I feel like it was Sailor Moon, or Kiki's Delivery Service actually
watched knowing it was "anime"?
Tokyo Mew Mew
watched subbed?
Tokyo Mew Mew

February 17th, 2011, 9:01 PM

watched knowing it was "anime"?
One Piece

watched subbed?

February 18th, 2011, 11:56 AM
Cardcaptor Sakura or Sailor Moon. I can't remember which one I saw first, but I'm leaning towards Sailor Moon.

Watched knowing it was "anime"?:
Yugioh (Original Series)

Watched Subbed?:
Again, Sailor Moon.

February 18th, 2011, 1:44 PM
Anime watched: Pokémon

Watched knowing it was "anime"?
I didn't care what it was, as long as it was fun to watch. Anime is so overrated.

Watched subbed
Bleach (the english voices are soooo annoying, hower the japanese female voices aren't better v_v)

Teh Blazer
February 18th, 2011, 4:14 PM
Pokemon, for sure.

Knowing it was anime?

Konjiki no Gash Bell (Zatch Bell)

February 19th, 2011, 7:52 AM
The first anime I watched was Card Captor Sakura, I've knew that it was an anime ever since I started watching this show, well my friend told me so. XD

February 24th, 2011, 8:57 AM
What was the first anime you ever...

That takes me back quite some years now. I can't recall if Sailor Moon came first or if Pokémon came first for me. I definitely remember watching those two shows early as a kid though; like around five or six years old. Not too long after came shows like Digimon, Cardcaptors, and so on.

watched knowing it was "anime"?
I didn't even know what anime was until my freshman year at high school. Before then, I always categorized them as cartoons. ):

watched subbed?
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. I started watching this in the middle of 2009, and when the second season came out, I began watching that subbed since it wasn't out in English yet.

February 24th, 2011, 9:48 AM
first anime ever watched? Probally Cowboy bebop (when I was like 6)
watched knowing it was "anime"?
Negima! Magister negi magi.
watched subbed?
all anime from the point I seen negima onwards, the dub just didn't suit it.

February 25th, 2011, 5:45 PM
I can't tell whether Chobits or Cardcaptor Sakura was my first anime. XD

March 1st, 2011, 5:41 PM
The First anime I.....
Pokemon, Monster Ranchers, and The Original Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.

watched knowing it was "anime"?
Beyblade, Digimon (Tamers), and Shinzo

watched subbed?
Yu-Gi-Oh the movie

March 1st, 2011, 6:26 PM
watched? Probably pokemon or Digimon.
watched knowing it was "anime"? I think it was Dragonball Z. I had been watching it for a long time but I had never knew it was anime.
watched subbed? Never have. I was a huge manga and anime nerd in 6th grade and then after that never really cared for it again. I never watched subbed ones because I like not having to read. I think the english dubs are usually fine expect for Naruto (manga was better anyways).

March 1st, 2011, 9:21 PM
watched? Future Boy Conan, lol. It's a really old anime series by Hayao Miyazaki. I actually think it might be one of the first he ever directed/worked on.
watched knowing it was "anime"? Hikaru no go!! Loved that anime so much, my dad and I started playing Go together for a few years after that and we actually went to a few tournaments... I won a few games too :3 :3
watched subbed? I've always preferred subbed.. The real question should be "watched dubbed" because it was a while... and it was Kaleido Star. Nuff' Said. ;)

March 4th, 2011, 5:38 AM
watched?- Either Sailor Moon or Dragon Ball, they were on together in syndication.
watched knowing it was "anime"?- I think it was Fist of the North Star or Akira.
watched subbed?- I want to say Dragon Ball Z because they kept stopping and starting over in the dub and I was curious what I was missing.

March 14th, 2011, 4:36 PM
watch) Dragonball Z Kai
watched knowing it was anime) Negima
subbed) Negima

manga) School Rumble... those where the days...

March 15th, 2011, 9:45 AM
I have vague memories of watching anime when I was little. I watched episodes of Pokemon and DBZ when they were on, but I never really got into them.

The first anime I really got into was Naruto... its turned into absolute garbage, but I still follow the manga out of nostalgia.

But the earliest anime I remember watching was a movie a long time ago... it was about some kid (or kids) whose mother dies and they move to an island and meet a seal who has a weird colored spot on it that reminds them of a soup their mother made, so they name it after the soup....

That is pretty much all I remember... does this happen to ring a bell for anyone? I've been trying to figure it out for some time now.

Rainy Day
March 15th, 2011, 11:33 AM
My first anime was... well if it could be called Anime... Robotech. Don't really remember much about it. I think I liked it, though.

My "gateway drug" into anime was Code Geass though.

March 16th, 2011, 2:28 PM
Either Pokemon or Sailor Moon.

March 17th, 2011, 10:35 PM
I'm a little bored and curious and procrastinating so here's a poll!

What was the first anime you ever...

watched knowing it was "anime"?
watched subbed?

a) Naruto
b) Naruto
c) The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

a, b) Cartoon Network...ah, the days fly by. I remember watching the very first episode on CN, wondering what it was. After a few episodes I got really into it, and have never stopped loving. In fact, I'm about to watch an episode right now.

c) I really didn't know what this anime was AT ALL. I discovered it 3 years ago, when I was only 12. At then I really had no idea about what Haruhi was doing to poor little Mikuru about 95% of the time, but it was a good anime. It has a very special place in my heart.

The first manga I've ever read was きつねのよめいり (Kitsune no Yomeiri); Fox's Weddin. I'm a sucker for romance anime/manga, and this was perfect. I don't want to spoil it for others, I could go on about it for hours.

Misheard Whisper
March 21st, 2011, 1:46 AM
a) First anime I ever watched was Beyblades, or maybe Zoids. I was into both at about the same time. Never watched many other cartoons at that age, though . . . even without knowing it, six-year-old me was a discerning fan!

b) First anime I watched knowing it was anime was either Sailor Moon or Ouran High School Host Club. I watched them about the same time (late 2008/early 2009) so I don't really remember, especially as I didn't watch much more for a year or more (suddenly noticed I had an internet cap so started reading manga instead). This is also my answer to c), because I watched them both subbed.

Between the two phases, I watched some Pokemon as well, but only a couple episodes. I only really got into the franchise after playing my cousin's Ruby eight years ago, and even now I only watch Pokemon because it's Pokemon, and not for any real entertainment value. Except perhaps nostalgia.

March 21st, 2011, 11:22 AM
Umm..I used to watch multiple anime at the same time, but the first one, if I recall, was Detective Conan. I used to have this channel that daily broadcasted the show at 6:30 AM and I always woke up only to watch it, along with Pokémon and some others.

April 2nd, 2011, 2:14 AM
a. The first one I watched was Pokemon or Digimon. I can't really remember.
b. The first anime I watched that I knew was actually anime was Bleach, but I was watching it dubbed initially.
c. The first subbed anime I've watched was Bleach, which I started dubbed then progressed to subbed when there were no dubbed episodes left.

April 2nd, 2011, 4:40 AM
watched? Pokemon/Digimon
watched knowing it was "anime"? Naruto
watched subbed? Naruto/Bleach


April 2nd, 2011, 5:59 AM
1) Watched? That was Pokémon, waaaaaay back in the 90's when I was still a little kid. Not much has changed since then though. XD

2) That would be Bleach. My friend Kevin sent me a link to the first episode dubbed in English, and I instantly got hooked on both it, and anime in general.

3) That would also be Bleach. The moment I caught up to the English dub(which at the time consisted of only 16 episodes), I immediately went searching for subs. The rest is history.

As for manga, my first was probably Mermaid Melody, after I fell in love with the anime and wanted to get all the merchanise I could get my hands on. The manga was a little more mature than the anime(which seems to be the case with many series), and I wanted to check that out first-hand. ^_^

April 4th, 2011, 6:06 AM
my first one was sailormoon! and i loved it... absolutely. I was ,ike 6

April 4th, 2011, 9:16 AM
The first I watched knowing it was indeed anime was probably Death Note, followed by Monster.

April 8th, 2011, 6:11 PM
When I first moved to Canada and saw DBZ playing on some channel...I forget. Detective Conan is pretty close too...

Mr Cat Dog
April 9th, 2011, 1:47 PM
What was the first anime you ever...

watched? That would probably be Pokemon, although at the time, I just assumed it was another cartoon where the characters did weird things like form giant tears out of the sides of their heads and do crazy stuff with their eyes.

watched knowing it was "anime"? I've watched a fair amount of Ghibli films knowing they were anime, but in terms of anime that aired on TV, that honour would be reserved for FLCL, which I saw about a week ago.

watched subbed? Same as above. I've seen Spirited Away subbed, as well as FLCL. (Although the DVD wanted to force me to watch it dubbed: took about 5 minutes before I realised the Japanese wasn't coming! XD)

April 9th, 2011, 1:55 PM
What was the first anime you ever...
watched? Speed Racer at the age of 4
watched knowing it was "anime"? Inuyahsa at the age of 14
watched subbed? Sailor Moon at the age of 6, before I knew what anime was even.

Kung Fu Ferret
April 9th, 2011, 2:06 PM
I have seen every episode of Digimon Xros Wars subbed so far. Next week will be episode 32 out of 52 episodes total. Does that count as "Completed?"

April 10th, 2011, 8:20 PM
Watched: Pokemon
Watched knowing it was "anime": Card Captor Sakura
Subbed: Card Captor Sakura
Manga: Heck, I don't remember. :(

April 11th, 2011, 3:41 PM
Watched: I think it was Sailor Moon...
Watched knowing it was anime: Inuyasha, years later.
Subbed: Vampire Knight.
First manga: Either Bleach or Vampire Knight, I can't remember which came first.

April 12th, 2011, 3:22 AM
Probably Sailor Moon, if I remember right. :)

April 12th, 2011, 10:38 AM
Frankly, my first anime was Pokémon then Beyblade :)
And Pokémon is still my favorite anime but not Beyblade that much :( I never knew I was watching anime, but when I got into the net-world, my world changed o.o

a. first anime ever watched— Pokémon
b. watched knowing it was anime— Inuyasha, maybe :S
c. watched subbed— Shaman King

Riruka Dokugamine
April 13th, 2011, 9:06 PM
I believe it was Inuyasha. :)

April 24th, 2011, 4:06 PM
The first anime I ever watched, before I knew what anime was, was Samurai Pizza Cats.

watched knowing it was "anime"?
Sailor Moon. Pretty much anything on Toonami during the late 90's.

watched subbed?
Umm.. I'm not too sure about this one. *~* I rarely watch anime subbed, but I have seen some. I just don't know which was my first. x3

April 25th, 2011, 6:23 AM
What was the first anime you ever...

watched? - Pokemon for sure. Not really into animes at the time I watched Pokemon. xD I didn't know that Pokemon was an anime before though. I just thought they were cartoons with anime-like appearances.

watched knowing it was "anime"? - Naruto. starting from the Naruto series up the the Shippuden, I'm fully updated with this anime~ Ahh.. but unfortunately, Cartoon Network doesn't show this anymore..

watched subbed? - Prince of Tennis! I was ABOUT to say Naruto when I remembered that my mom had bought a Prince of Tennis anime for herself, and I managed to sneak it out of her cd case.. xD It was subbed.

first manga? - kept thinking.. but nothing appeared in the internet manga-- Oh wait! I remember! When I went to my cousin's house in Sta. Mesa.. she had lots of manga, and I randomly picked one that looked interesting: DEATH NOTE. xD

May 4th, 2011, 1:02 PM
First anime I ever watched.: Pokemon
First anime I watched knowing it was "anime".: Trinity Blood
First anime I watched subbed.: D.N.Angel

Yep. :D

May 4th, 2011, 2:01 PM
a. Dragonball or Pokemon
b. Dragonball Z
c. One Piece

About manga i think Naruto...

May 8th, 2011, 12:44 AM

Uhhmm, Yu-Gi-Ohi believe.

watched knowing it was "anime"?

Its not real ??:( I knew it was a cartoon.

watched subbed?

Uhh !!! Uhmm .... enough said.

May 8th, 2011, 7:47 AM
Pokemon, like most people :3
Watched knowing it was anime?
Naruto, I heard some kids talk about it in school and decided to watch it
Watched subbed?
Puella Magi Madoka Magica

July 31st, 2011, 2:22 PM
What was the first anime you ever...

1. watched? Pokemon
2. watched knowing it was "anime"? Pokemon
3. watched subbed? Love Hina

July 31st, 2011, 5:21 PM
Note: Beginning of May to End of July is NOT 1 month.

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