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What Anime has Caused You to want to Watch Anime More?
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Mmmm for me it started by seeing parts of anime my older cousins watched, giving me some interest in it. Then a few years later I think i watched Fullmetal Alchemist brotherhood which more or less sealed the deal of interest. After that point, the animes that interested me more were Hayate no Gotoku, Baccano, Last Exile, Gungrave, Trigun, various animes that more or less showed me really good plots and characters. Now that I think about it I really picked up on watching anime once I discovered crunchyroll hahaha.
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While I had seen quite a bit of anime before, I think Full Metal Panic! was the start of anime's near-monopoly on my leisure time.
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Full Metal Alchemist
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The First Anime that really got me hooked was Inyuasha. man I loved that anime after that came Saiunkoku monogatari. those two really hooked me good. I know I watched Animes in between Inyuasha and Saiunkou but I definatly have to say they are the main two that first go me hooked on Animes. Their are sooo Many good Animes out there its hard to really pick one cause just when you think you have a Favorite one come along here comes another good one.
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I just decided to go back and watch FMA, and bam I just had to go and watch all the anime from my childhood and then some. So I would say it was FMA that got me watching a lot of anime now.
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I used to hate anime - well, except for Cowboy Bebop, but that hardly counts, most everyone likes that show.

Then, this last summer, I saw a Criterion Collection dvd in Bestbuy. On the cover was a devilish, red cat, smiling like the Cheshire Cat. The art was so cool I bought it on the spot, even though the only Japanese anything I had ever liked before was Cowboy Bebop, Kurosawa films, and, inexplicably and very guiltily, Mai Hime.

It was the horror film House. It's not even anime, but it opened the door.

It was such an amazingly surreal experience, such a strange yet titillating bit of art, and so intellectually stimulating, that I raved about it to my dad. Then, he recommended Akira, and we watched it together.

I had finally found anime that I thought was really conceptually fascinating and visually provocative. I realized I had watched Cowboy Bebop too young, and that shonen just wasn't the right genre for me. Based off of a recommendation, I then watched The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Kare Kano. They were the right calls - and I've been hooked ever since.

So much so that I'm posting on forums. Boy, I never thought I would type anything on any forum, let alone read them.
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Well Akira and Fist of the North Star are what got me hooked, but DBZ, and Record of Lodoss War were the first series I collected.
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tryptophan1991 wrote:

I used to hate anime - well, except for Cowboy Bebop, but that hardly counts, most everyone likes that show.

Then, this last summer, I saw a Criterion Collection dvd in Bestbuy. On the cover was a devilish, red cat, smiling like the Cheshire Cat. The art was so cool I bought it on the spot, even though the only Japanese anything I had ever liked before was Cowboy Bebop, Kurosawa films, and, inexplicably and very guiltily, Mai Hime.

It was the horror film House. It's not even anime, but it opened the door.

It was such an amazingly surreal experience, such a strange yet titillating bit of art, and so intellectually stimulating, that I raved about it to my dad. Then, he recommended Akira, and we watched it together.

I had finally found anime that I thought was really conceptually fascinating and visually provocative. I realized I had watched Cowboy Bebop too young, and that shonen just wasn't the right genre for me. Based off of a recommendation, I then watched The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Kare Kano. They were the right calls - and I've been hooked ever since.

So much so that I'm posting on forums. Boy, I never thought I would type anything on any forum, let alone read them.


House rocks, I love that movie. I wore out that VHS tape...
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House rocks, I love that movie. I wore out that VHS tape...


I watched an interview with the director, where he said that it was essentially, "a girl's nightmare from the point of view of a girl."

The postmodernist in me shat my pants. It was freakin' poisonous - I found myself analyzing Fruits Basket, for pete's sake.
Posted 2/4/13
2007, was bored at my job then I remembered watching Cooking Master Boy on AXN in the middle of the afternoon with my highschool friends. Googled it, somehow led me to Higurashi then to Green Green here in Crunchyrolll.
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tryptophan1991 wrote:


moneygrip3030 wrote:

House rocks, I love that movie. I wore out that VHS tape...


I watched an interview with the director, where he said that it was essentially, "a girl's nightmare from the point of view of a girl."

The postmodernist in me shat my pants. It was freakin' poisonous - I found myself analyzing Fruits Basket, for pete's sake.


Ok, we're talking about two different movies,.. I've seen the one you're talking about it's from like '77 and that shit is crazy. The one I thought you were referring to is from '86 and is campy as hell ala evil dead. It's on Netflix so you can check out. Way different vibe though...
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All the animes on Toonami back in the day. (Besides Inuyasha.)

+naruto the first anime i watched with no english dubs when the newest episode was lee and gaara's first fight
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Watched a bit here and there eyars ago (Akira, Pokemon on TV ) and again in college I watched some parts of Rozen Maiden, FLCL and FMA with my friends but never went out of my way to find shows. All changed when my sister lent me Full Metal Panic! and I saw just how great animes could be.

Then bought Code Geass two years ago and that sealed the deal for me, been addicted since.
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Samurai Champloo- I actually got into this series before Bebop unlike many Americans. I had caught bits of both series on adult swim while a young teenager but never hooked me. Watching it in college caused me to rethink other series I'd never "got" in my early teens and try them out. This lead me to watch Champloo, then Bebop, then to Evangelion. These sealed my love of anime.

Gintama led me to watching sub anime.
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DBZ, after learning it was anime and from manga, I eventually found Naruto & Bleach. Which in turn lead me to more.
Eventually, after many years, I found CR which lead to SAO.

That lead to even more anime, which I'd never know about.
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