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How were you first introduced to anime?
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i used to watch gigantor and speed racer late at night with my dad. you know right before all the channels went off and the tv turn to static i used to fall asleep on his belly.

damn now i miss my dad
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I was introduced to anime through a friend who went to public school as I was home schooled. He showed me Ghost in the Shell (1995) and it was all in subtitles. I'm dyslexic and didn't have the tricks I use know to read faster and remember more so I was lost to most of the movie's deeper subjects. What wasn't lost on me was the visuals. I'm an extremely visual mind and all I had ever see up until then was Disney movies, cartoons on FOX, and PBS shows.

Needless to say the idea of an cybernetic woman in a cyberpunk world blew my mind out all over the wall behind me. Though, anime wasn't exactly easy to get a hold of back in the day, for an american. I knew about Dragon Ball Z, and Sailor Moon, and all the other early Toonami stuff around that time but it didn't interest me. What caught my attention was early Adult Swim with Outlaw Star. I loved Outlaw Star for about as long as it took to see an episode of Cowboy Bebop. Yup, Cowboy Bebop. I know exactly what episode it was too. Episode 5, Ballad of Fallen Angels. I fell in love with bouncy feyfey, and was left in shock from the carefree fighting style of this crazy haired Spike Spiegel.

This show alone was what encouraged me to figure out how to use Napster to find more episodes. The combination of Napster's subbed, and Adult Swim's dubbed taught me how different the two ways of watching anime could be. I think Cowboy Bebop is the only anime I can truly enjoy either way.

I could go into how anime changed my life from then on but the question was, "first introduced".
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IIRC, my first and (still one of my most) favorite anime show was Dragonball when it aired around '95 or '96. Even though it is an inferior English version (I think Funimation did the English Dub better), I still found it entertaining.
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I Was in the Army and saw a friend watching elfen lied and then my craving for anime escalated.
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Posted 6/17/14
Toonami and Adult Swim probably around really early like age of 9.
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Posted 6/19/14
InuYasha on TV when I was younger.
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22 / M / Chicago, IL
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Posted 6/19/14
When I was 5, Iv'e first seen Pokemon.
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Went to Korea for summer vacation when I was 12, and their version of Cartoon Network was called "Tooniverse" which showed mostly anime, and I wasn't into live action stuff at that age, only animated shows.
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Posted 6/19/14
i was like 9 years old and looked up 'how to draw pokemon people'
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Wow.... my first experience... was quite a while ago. I recall my Uncle bringing round some videos and I watched them with him and my Dad. No idea what they were, though. I guess I properly got into it when I used to watch DBZ with my siblings. Glad it's something I got into, one of my best friends is someone I got to know because of our shared interest. Not to mention the awesome times I've had with other peeps at a convention I planned to go via an anime forum
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22 / M / Ames, Iowa, USA
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Posted 6/19/14
Dad was watching Rurouni Kenshin and he let me watch. This was back in like 1996 or '97 when I was living in Japan
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My mom, being a gamer, she introduced me to the computer, video games, and 90s music at a very young age... possibly 3. All these hobbies still stick with me to this day. Through the Pokemon games on the GameBoy, I began watching Pokemon, around the time I was 4. I then continued through my childhood watching Pokemon, Yugioh, and eventually Dragon Ball Z until I was about 13. I had no idea that what I was watching wasn't cartoons and was actually anime until I became interested in Japan, through games, yet again. Then, I watched an anime adaption of a game I was playing. That begun my official start of watching anime. And it's ongoing.
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I think my first exposure to anime was with Dragon Ball Z. I would just come home after school and I would want to watch cartoons and that was the first thing that came on.
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When I was 6-7 or so I caught Tranzor Z (Mazinger Z) on the Spanish UHF channel (I do not speak Spanish), also Star Blazers and Captain Harlock was occasionally on. At that age, it was all just cartoons for me, country of origin made no difference. God I think remember watching a cartoon about kids and a robot time travelling to bible stories.
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Well my story is simple. Last year I went out with some friends to a movie (wow can't remember the movie transformers, batman something like that) and while previews were showing one of them was talking about fairy tails. I felt so left out of the conversation that I went home and googled it. Found it on hulu (free) watched all the episodes in a couple of weeks (it was during the summer) Became annoyed with the commercials on hulu. Then somehow I found CR signed up for it and found out no new episodes of fairy tails. But I discovered a new world of anime, I started watching Bleach and Reborn and then my que continued to build and build. Now I am hooked and will never leave this wonderful world. I am still new so there is still so much to learn. I can't get use to manga's yet.
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