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The Anime that made you a fan of anime today.( and how do you feel about it today. )

I still like it, but it's doesn't grip me like it use to.
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Gundam Wing.

I haven't watched it in over a decade. Trying to keep my memories of it being good since everyone thinks it's the worst.
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I started watching the dub of Detective Conan on adult swim when I was 12 and fell in love with it and eventually started torrenting subs. It was all I gave a shit about for years until I started watching CTDCT shows when I turned 16. At this point I don't really watch DC anymore since there's like, 200 episodes for me to catch up on. I'm 19 now.
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>>101472927
>I'm 19 now.
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>>101472907
I watched it recently. I actually forgot of how "shounen" it was. Heero bends bars!
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Attack on titan
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FMA 2003. or maybe DBZ.
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>>101472813
Also DBZ. Still love it. Could have been better but it's old so I cut it some slack.
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Cardcaptor Sakura.

I remember running home from school so I could watch each episode. I became obsessed, then we moved to the US where I had access to more anime. Fastfoward a few years and I'm sitting here with my daki.
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Gurren Lagann
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Akira, or gundam wing
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Trigun. Still enjoy it.
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I grew up on Toonami and adult swim but I stopped watching anime for a couple years then randomly gave this a try. If I didn't enjoy School Rumble I probably would not have gotten back into anime.
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>>101473714
>moved to the us
go back home spic
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Too many. I was 3 when I started watching japanese cartoons. 23 years ago.
Yatterman, Hokuto no Ken, The Great Mazinger, Casshan, Dash Kappei, Orange Road etc
I didn't understand most of the plots but I liked the motion

I officially decided I liked manga when I read Ranma 1/2 from my sister

Then some time later (I was 11) I bought my first tankobon. It was a Dragon Ball volume about stuff on Namek with Vegeta vs Cui and Dodoria vs the 3 nameks.
I liked Vegeta a lot. Freezer barely appeared but I enjoyed how the author managed to make him scary even if he did basically nothing.

I officially became a weeaboo only 2 years later, when I randomly bought the first volume of Video Girl Ai.
I read it so many times some pages have almost detached.
I fell completely in love with Ai.
I guess she was my first and only waifu. Good times.

How do I feel about it today?
Ranma is still a masterpiece to me.
Dragonball has its merits. It's very stupid, but I can't take off my nostalgia goggles.
I don't like that much VGA anymore. Great fanservice but I can't relate to most of the situations anymore.
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Eva and G Gundam.
G Gundam is my all time favorite and Eva is in my top 5.
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20 years later, I'm still a shonenfag.
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>>101474306
I'm watching G Gundam for the first time. This is the ridiculously awesome series ever.
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>>101474298
I failed to mention that after discovering Berserk, at the age of 15, I decided I would stop reading shonenshit
After some time I dropped both One Piece and Naruto because I felt they jumped my personal shark

instead, some time later I met people who convinced me to pick them up again
It was a good idea for One Piece, since I had the chance to read W7-EL (best arc)
It was a terrible idea for Naruto
MFW Bleach
>no face
>the heart
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I've always been watching anime on TV and stuff but it wasn't anything serious. One Piece was the first I actually got an interest and start watching it online with subs and shit.

Actually I only read the manga and I think it's great (even though it's from the Big 3, I think it's crealy superior to all the others), but the anime is totally shit specially the filler and QUALITY. I don't know how I thought it had great animation back then.
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>>101472813
Yes, i remember. The good old times. When running to home from school to watch dragon ball. Yes Dragon ball and ranma 1/2 introduced me to anime. 11 year ago.
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I had taste as a child.
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Naruto/One PIece made me become somewhat interested but what really sold me was Death Note.
I thought no anime would ever come close to it's story, what the fuck was I smoking.
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>>101474756
Imagine watching it as a child. It blew my fucking mind.
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>>101473003
relena is so fucking hot, so sad there`s no quality porn of her.
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FMA 2003.

I watched other shows before then, knowing enough even then to hide them in my shame. I'd tell myself that I didn't like anime, but this X show is kinda cool. FMA is what finally pushed me over the edge and start to actively seek out and watch other shows.
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Renting berserk and mononoke-hime from blockbuster back in the day is what got me into anime.
Good times.
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>>101473003

Yeah I remember that scene. I forget practically everything else about the series except that scene and the pilots.

How the hell did he do that?
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The mango did it.

And it's still one of the best.
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>>10147527
Also,
I didnt actually start downloading subs until I watched lain and bleach.
Fuckin realplayer.
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>>101475285
Same here. I think it's because her personally left a bad taste in people's mouths.
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>>101475285
I mean >>101475213
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>>101472813
I'd say Mobile Suit Gundam/Gundam and Sailor Moon are what started me. I used to have a shit ton of Gundam models when I was young. I think the first manga I read was FMA because I heard it was even better than the show.
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Some people I met on the Internet in 2010 liked anime and got me interested, so they rec'd me Lucky Star and K-On. After that they rec'd things from a few different genres and I started to watch anime as an anime fan. I think I've seen around 300 or so shows by now.
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First one I watched to intentionally watch an anime was "Dragon Ball". Took a huge break and then I watched Bleach a few years later (The hollow designs looked cool) and the rest was history...
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>>101478322
Oh and for what I think today, I think Bleach is a piece of shit (past SS) with some good scenes sprinkled occasionally.
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Outlaw Star.

I liked DBZ and Sailor Moon, but it was Outlaw Star that really made me appreciate how anime could have huge ass universes with relatively low power level jackasses mucking about and having adventures.
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hellsing the old tv series

i still enjoy thanks to that OST
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>>101472813
Rosario to Vampire, I watched it in a ciber cafe near my house and it was fucking embarassing watching my chinese cartoons with so many people around me.
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I learned what an anime was thanks to HxH, before that I really wouldn't be able to tell why pokemon or dragonball were different from tom & jerry and bugs bunny.

I still like it a lot, but the old version, I am following the new just because it is the manga animated, but it lacks the old anime atmosphere that made me like it so much.
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>>101476170
That's an interesting one for a first anime
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>>101480590
>before that I really wouldn't be able to tell why pokemon or dragonball were different from tom & jerry and bugs bunny.
I was like that too. As a kid I always preferred what I referred to at the time as "that art style" but I didn't know it came from nipland or that it had an actual name until about 8th grade.
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>>101483732

You beautiful motherfucker.
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>>101472813
Being 28, still my favorite adaptation. The manga is certainly one of my favorite too.
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Kenshin
Outlaw Star
Gundam Wing
Tenchi Muyo

Sailor Moon was my first and DBZ second, but they don't have the quality of the anime above. I realize that's my opinion but I am entitled to it.
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>>101474488
Mah nigga
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Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball came closely after.

I may've watched something during the 80s but I was too young to remember.
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>Bleach
>Naruto
>DBZ
Haven't seen any of these in years.

>Yu Yu Hakusho
Still good. I rewatched it recently.

>Miyazaki Movies
Still decent.

Those all paved the way, but what really got me into "anime" outside toonami stuff was Baka to Test. I imagine I'd still enjoy it. S2 E7 is where it ends though.
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>>101472813
If anything, DBZ -which was also my first animay- made me realize how shitty the average anime is, with power level bullshit, contrived drama and enlightened me with the ultimate truth that long running series are inevitably going to be worse and worse every episode
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>>101472813
Believe it or not it was Welcome to the NHK

All the entry level stuff didn't even register as anime to me, and was cartoons, and yes they were dubbed.
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I can't really remember, I had alot of anime VHS as a child. I watched them alot more than cartoons.'
I also remember learning to draw all of Doraemon characters.
Pic related
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>>101472813
Welcome to the NHK
finished watching it like a week ago and obsessing (whole new world i am in right fuckin now kinda scared)
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>>101472927
You were me until after the first sentence.
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>>101472813
Sailor Moon was probably the first anime I ever watched, but DBZ is what really got me into anime. I started watching it on Toonami right around the Sayian saga where they are fighting Vegeta and Nappa. Even though he was the villain, I couldn't help root for Vegeta because of how much of a badass he was back then.

I still love DBZ, but I see it as more of a guilty pleasure now. I realize how dumb and contrived it is, but I still can't help but enjoy watching it.

Ranma 1/2 was the first manga I ever read and still remains my favorite manga.
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The first anime I remember seeing while actually having full knowledge about what anime actually was?
Inuyasha
I think it's pretty shit nowadays.



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