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Old January 24th, 2018 (10:57 PM).
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Pokemon was my first anime, I think? My first anime knowing it was an anime.... uh... either Lucky Star or strawberry panic... 2008 is very fuzzy for me. Now I want to watch everything and anything except hentai.
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I always enjoyed anime, though a bit more casually than lately.
Steins;Gate is the show that really opened my eyes to how great anime can be.
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    My first anime was DBZ, and I still love the Dragon Ball franchise. InuYasha is likely the first anime I got into while knowing it was anime. I promise that, while I'm not enough of an elitist to pretend I don't like a good Shonen (Hero Academia has quickly become one of my favorite anime/manga and it and One Piece are the only manga I try to keep up with) I have expanded my anime horizons in recent years.
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    Old March 11th, 2018 (8:37 AM).
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    The first "anime" I watched were Cinderella Monogatari and The Legend of Zorro. And Fushigi Yuugi too, iirc. These were back in the days when I definitely was too young to know what anime was (I called them cartoons with "sharp chins" haha) but I definitely was a fan of the aesthetics. Definitely knew there was something special about them even as a 4-5 year old kid. Something about these attracted me in a way Tom & Jerry never could.

    A few years down the line, Toonami started and I finally started getting into it a little bit more with Pokemon, DBZ, One Piece etc. STILL didn't quite know what anime was but I knew I liked them. Fast forward 3-4 more years (I was probably 12? Or 11. I'm not sure) and Animax started their broadcast in India - this is when I finally was exposed to a whole range of shows I never knew existed. And a whole new world. Some of the earliest shows I remember watching include exD and Inuyasha. Definitely loved those - ironic how I never managed to actually finish any of those despite them being some of the first shows I watched knowing they were "anime".

    Anyway, yeah, same ol same ol. Got into it with mainstream stuff and then eventually got into the broader category. The only thing that differed was the fact that I started watching SUPER old anime at an age when I couldn't comprehend english and watched them only because they had super attractive characters and nice romantic stuff going on (Fushigi Yuugi, Cinderella, Diego x Lolita was my first ever goddamn ship before I ever knew what ship was haha). Even as a kid, always was a hopeless romantic. Sigh.

    Should probably get around to at least finishing Inuyasha, yeesh. :b
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    Old April 17th, 2018 (2:17 AM). Edited April 17th, 2018 by LadyJirachu.
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    Probably Sailor Moon xD I first saw her at age 7, and got really into the whole style to the show, then, years later, at age 10, I started going on webpages about Sailor Moon. They linked me to sites about other cute anime, too. I was pretty fasanated by all of it.

    Years later I started admiting to myself I love Pokemon and Digimon too (i deneyed liking them as a kid and would rather not get into WHY....).

    I also got into shounen anime for awhile, but cute, girly stuff seems more my style. Though I wouldn't say i'm against the shounen stuff either (for awhile, i might of been, but i'm softer on things I don't like now thanks to my crush on korrina. She's a fighting type specialist and uses more 'macho' pokemon, so.....)
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    Same as any other guy my age; DBZ on Toonami back in the day.

    I think it was the old Ocean dub that I first saw, and even a filler episode that got me entranced.
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    Old April 22nd, 2018 (1:19 AM). Edited April 22nd, 2018 by pixelani.
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      Well, the lead-up to me really getting into anime was a slow, slow burn of Tenchi Muyo, Sailor Moon, DBZ, the odd Naruto episode, and some other assorted things - it's always been a part of my greater entertainment experience. And then, of course, I binged all of Ouran and that was a true experience, let me tell you.

      I would have to say that the thing that tipped the scales, though, was probably Code Geass. It had just the right amount of mechs, mysterious candy-colored-haired semi-goddess women, Pizza Hut product placement, and pseudo-psychology in it that it became one of my favorite series, and remains so to this day. But all it really did was inspire me to get off my butt and watch all of Evangelion, and that's the one that really hooked me, since it actually demonstrates the artistic efforts of its creator and in general is just pretty amazingly well-done. Plus, it doesn't hurt that there's vaguely implied symbolic gay romance for like one scene!

      So yeah, Eva, I guess. Now I spend my days literally agonizing over the fate of a pink haired oni girl in a blatant, um, spiritual successor to Eva - everything really does come full circle.
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        shugo chara! and shakugan no shana were my first shows watched independently, but my genre preferences quickly took a turn to the "edgy" side in secondary school, and what ultimately drew me into anime was death note, closely followed by code geass.

        i started following anime season-by-season around when tokyo ghoul s1 was released. have enjoyed since then excellent shows such as durarara!! and samurai champloo and steins; gate :^) took me time to get to those, but i got there eventually.

        note about anime films: i enjoyed ghibli films immensely growing up, never aware that they fitted the term "anime films". for this reason, they aren't included.
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        Old May 16th, 2018 (9:11 AM). Edited May 16th, 2018 by Starry Windy.
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        When I was a very small kid, I was watching one of the cartoons that I have no idea what it is, even though I still remember a certain scene in particular. Years later when I watched some videos, for some reason I watched that scene again and finally realized it was from Nekketsu Saikyou Gosaurer.

        As I grew up, my childhood was filled with Doraemon, Chibi Maruko Chan, Ninja Hattori, Perman (known as P-man in where I live), Beyblade, Pokémon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Let's & Go and occasional Digimon among others, even though as a kid I used to thought of them as regular cartoons like Tom & Jerry. As years gone by I started to hear the term anime, and it turns out I have watched anime for long without me realizing it at first.
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          Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, and then stuff like Digimon, Pokemon, and Toonami later on. My dad had an uncensored (so pretty gory) Ruroni Kenshin VHS too that I watched a lot lol.

          I used to be way more into anime but I just really don't sit down and watch things much anymore because I'm so busy with college and work. Last anime I finished was re-watching Madoka (the first series) and Kemono Friends.
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          My old YouTube friends were really into anime and kept bugging me until I gave it a shot. They made me watch High School of the Dead and some other show I can't remember the name of. I hated it at first honestly, but watching Full Metal Alchemist and Stein's Gate changed my mind. There's still some things I don't like about anime, but it's starting to slowly grow on me now.
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            Old October 26th, 2018 (1:18 PM). Edited October 27th, 2018 by Galukxy.
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            One of the first I could recall besides Pokemon was CardCaptor Sakura, Moomins, Shin-Chan,Medabots, Ultimate Muscle then followed by DBZ and Beyblade. Shows like that would appear quite early in the morning before I went to school, when I was a child, so I was automatically pulled into it. I got my bigger push when I got a computer and started watching 'The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya' and 'Lucky Star'. Later after I was nearly done with those, a member here would suggest different series and gradually after that, I liked finding specific series with my favourite voice actor and a few friends I had at school, which I found out at a very late time also liked anime, too and they would make some suggestions. Now, I'm here. Many years later.
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            my sister made me watch my neighbour totoro and i thought it was the coolest animated thing I've ever laid eyes on. after that i've always had this mentality that anime is cool. then a few years later, on a boring may night. i had this urge to watch some sort of romance anime. i went to myanimelist to look up well-rated romantic animes and saw Toradora. watched the whole show in a day. it got the ball rolling and to this day im still watching different kinds of anime
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            I guess i got more into anime stuff during my obsession with sailor moon as a kawaii preteen lol
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                I was kind of always into anime. When I was 4-5 years old, I remember seeing an episode of Dragon Ball. I didn't watch more anime until I started watching Pokemon, but what was pretty much it, until I was in 4th grade. I was staying up late and just happened to find Full Metal Alchemist (the original), and immediately loved it. From there I started watching it here and there.
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                    I want to say my first taste of anime was a film you may have heard of called My Neighbor Totoro. Dad bought it for us one Easter, and despite me not fully understanding what was going on, I couldn't stop watching the tape.

                    I'd say it saw its solidification with Pokemon (ironic considering my current feelings on it), Yu-Gi-Oh, and the occasional bits of Fullmetal Alchemist that I wasn't allowed to watch as a kid.

                    There was also the Funimation block Colours TV used to show; anybody remember that? It was sad when it went away, but they never did update their lineup, so I sadly could see why it went.

                    Azumanga Daioh may have completed the process, looking back, but I went back to Totoro and the Studio Ghibli library as an escape. It's always good to go back.

                    These days, I have interest in some new anime, but it does appear I'm more likely to look at older stuff that at least existed during my childhood years, either to revisit an old fave or see what I missed out on. Not because I hate the newer stuff, but because I feel more of a connection to that time period of anime for some reason.
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                    My brother is solely responsible for all of it. Anime, games, if it wasn't for him I'd probably never play much outside of Pokemon on my DS, and the only anime I would have ever really liked would be the earlier Pokemon anime and Sailor Moon.

                    We met for the first time when we were 13 (save for one interaction when we were babies), and have been close ever since, so we'd spend hours after school every day talking on MSN Messenger about everything and he introduced me to a lot and jumpstarted my interest.
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                    when i realized that the shows i was watching (pokemon, inuyasha, sailor moon, etc) were all anime. though it didn't really start until middle school when i moved to florida because that's when i found others who were also into anime and so i had more influence.
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                      My friends are on anime and they put me too :)
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