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What got you into anime?
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27 / M / In a Cage.
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Posted 12/19/06
when i was young at the age of Four I came upon a mystic anime named POKEMON!!!! filled with magical pokemonsters.! there i continued my journey to bigger animes >.<
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I wonder if the noob will find out that Pokemon came in 1997 and came to america in 1998. hmm... I guess hes 12.
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Actually Pokemon was released in Japan in 1996 but the ealiest stages of production can be traced back to 1995.
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I'm talking about the official airdate. It premiered on April 1st 1997. Unless we are talking about the game and not the anime. In that case, I wouldn't know.
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26 / M / Texas
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I got into anime after watching fooly cooly
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33 / M / Ohtori Gakuen
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I slowly got into anime with the weekend episodes of the original 13 dubbed Dragonball episodes. This later grew to include Sci-Fi channels showing of Project A-ko, Akira, and Armitage. Later, in high school, my friends introduced me to more shows like Trigun, Lain, Kenshin, Fushigi Yuugi, and Bastard to name a few.
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i got to anime when i watch w/ my brother the yuyu hakusho and dragonball after that i continue to watch anime....MERRY X-MAS 2 ALL
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Posted 12/19/06

Akio wrote:

I slowly got into anime with the weekend episodes of the original 13 dubbed Dragonball episodes. This later grew to include Sci-Fi channels showing of Project A-ko, Akira, and Armitage. Later, in high school, my friends introduced me to more shows like Trigun, Lain, Kenshin, Fushigi Yuugi, and Bastard to name a few.


Hot damn, another Utena fan!
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Posted 12/19/06
Pretty much the same thing as akio, cept i started out on the late night Sci Fi anime shows and whatnot, like lRIA, i dont remember the other one but there was a series ive been looking for that they used to show on sci fi back in the day. I later got into DBZ and then Miyazaki films.i didnt become obsessive until i found out that Youtube had anime on it. then i found this site, which is 100x better than youtube for the most part.
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33 / M / Ohtori Gakuen
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Posted 12/19/06
I dunno, about 5 years ago, one night on Sci-fi, they had this movie about people living on Mars...slowly killing the planet..and a few escaping to a uninhabited Earth. Then they played one of the Armitage movies afterwards. I never found out what that was, but it was pretty entertaining, since it thrived solely on a scientific theory.

Always glad to meet a Utena fan. I never really watched any Miyazaki films. My personal belief for some reason is that I've got to see it before it goes mainstream, because once I see it on every other channel, and 50 different toy commercials a day for it...I am going to stay away from it. I haven't watched most of the stuff they've shown on CN in the past few years unless I'd seen a bit of it before.

I was in the chat room era where everyone had some kind of absurd DBZ name followed by numbers, or clans on Moonies united and overthrew a room. Of course, the more obscure anime had their justice, such as Fushigi Yuugi, Utena, even Inu Yasha. I can't go into a anime chat room now without seeing 20 different Naruto names.

I'm not saying such fame is a bad thing, it just makes for more annoyance as creativity in screen names get more and more less original. (this coming from someone who uses the Akio Ohtori/Ohtori Akio name anywhere possible, but without the nonsense).

I do note that many on here use numbers in their names. I don't mean to step on any toes..I'm just referring to the yahoo-like chats where every name end with 5-10 numbers, with half of them from the same series, if not the same characters...
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27 / M / Toronto
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Posted 12/19/06
flame of recca and yu yu hakusho....classics!!!! they got me into anime
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yeah i'm guilty of the numbers deal, though it's not anime related - back from my goth/black metal days before i got into anime... amazing how many azraels are ou there...

i've always been aware of anime, even from a young age. my first real encounters with the subculture were when i was in high school back when i was working in a sam goody (small town, what can i say), and all the anime geeks stopping in and trying to talk to me about it. this was quite few years ago - we were just starting to make the transition from vhs to dvd for a reference point. i was entirely focused on music at that time, so anime was trivial to me. but i decided it did look a little interesting so i watched Ghost in the Shell first and Akira second. god damn i was impressed. i picked up Ghost in the Shell on DVD (the third DVD I ever purchased actually).

once i went to college for the first time, i continued my interest in anime by watching Lain, Cowboy Bebop and several others well before they were shown on TV. I joined an anime club next semester, went to my first anime convention the following summer, and well, it's been all downhill from there .
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25 / M / Star IV
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Posted 12/19/06
Ill tell you what:
Kame Hame Ha
thats what.
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Posted 12/19/06

arx7arbalest wrote:

This is not asking what draws you to anime. This is merely asking how you were introduced to anime. I was introduced to anime when I was about 5 years old. I was watching taped copies of Robotech at my cousins house and I visited often. I guess that would make me an avid anime fan for about 11 years now. Now I scarcely consider Robotech an anime although it purely is. I just feel like this was the original "dub" meaning that it was the first thing I saw were a lot was taken out. I was young and didn't care before, but now I do. Robotech is really American TV that consisted of 3 real unrelated anime which is why I consider it American.
Heres what it consisted of if anyone is curious
Composed of:
Genesis Climber Mospeada (TV)
Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross (TV)
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross (TV)

Any other anecdotes about how some of you were introduced to anime.
Im sure a lot of you will say that you just saw it on Cartoon network and thats fine too. I wonder if anyone has there anime introduction anecdote similar to my basketball anecdote where my mom was watching the all star game while she was in labor.




Robotech was my first real introduction to anime too My brother and I would go to Rogers soooo often and rent the VHS copies they had.... after that, it was Pokemon-Digimon-Sailor Moon-Dragonball/z and Monster Rancher
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Posted 12/20/06
hmm me my first was pokemon and dbz when i was about... 6-7 but it was only this year where i really got into anime but when i was like 10/11 i already liked anime but not yet obbsessed and now i am watching the real thing... so yeah
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