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I was curious to see peoples stories on how they got their start into becoming anime fans. What anime made them like it? Did a friend suggest it? Just happen to stumble onto one of the sites? Watched Toonami as a kid? What was it that started it all for you guys!?

For me personally I started watching anime around the age of 8-9. When a good friend and still best friend invited me over for a new years party. Just when Toonami was having their Naruto Hundo Marathon. We binge watched all the way from episode one all the way through the night until the new episodes of Sasuke and Naruto fighting. From there on in I was hooked. Watching animes like Clannad,Bleach,FMA. Eventually onto my all time favorite Gurren Lagann .
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If you counted cartoons I'd say Pokemon, but If it's a legitimate Anime then it would be Madlax.


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Dragonball z over 20 years ago.
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Yugioh and Pokemon

But the one that made me a true otaku was Black Bullet, and this was last year.
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In my day, the Dirty Pair could hook more fans overnight at a convention room than Akira or Grave of the Fireflies combined.

Still can.
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Naruto when I was a kid.
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Arguably Full Metal Alchemist on Adult Swim. The original anime, not Brotherhood. Akira was the first anime I watched, in the mid-90's. The 1995 Ghost in the Shell movie after that. Watching anime was not easy in 90's, before Dragon Ball was on Toonami, and there were still a lot of negative stereotypes. It wasn't until FMA, Inuyasaha, and Bleach aired on Adult Swim that I really became a fan and started seeking out fansubs.
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Knights of the Zodiac. Long time ago.
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Sailor Moon!
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FMA: Brotherhood

Before that I didn't care for anime at all, eventhough I was in a lot of different things wargaming, books (not manga), gaming, and a few other niche nerdy things.

But I loved Brotherhood, and I'm surprised I didn't watch anime before.
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Because I don't consider myself an otaku.
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Sailor Moon's initial North American TV run started it, and then renting the original BubbleGum Crisis series (several times) totally solidified it. I drifted away from anime a number of years back but then it was Love Live that brought me back for good.
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I got into it after finally deciding to try reading graphic novels in 6th grade. I picked up Fruits Basket, loved it, looked it up online, and saw it had an anime adaptation. The rest is just me going through a lot of phases of what to watch until I figured out what I liked best, finding Crunchyroll and lots of options ^_^
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I watched Battle of the Planets in the late 1970's. I used to watch it with best friend and we absolutely loved it as it was so different to anything else in British TV. I had a huge crush on his sister who looked just like Princess.
Then there was a huge gap until I saw Akira in 1994 and thankfully after that anime started to appear on UK TV - I've never looked back!
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