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Posted 4/23/16 , edited 4/23/16
That honestly depends on what you mean by entering the world.

Because my first experience with the specific medium was with pre-Toonami Cartoon Network shows like Voltron and Speed Racer in the 90's. But being a silly kid, I didn't put much thought into the difference between that and American animation.

And I just kind of drifted on for many years, occasionally catching the popular things like Sailor Moon, DBZ, Pokemon, Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, etc., kinda just appreciating them for being animation, which is a general medium that I've always loved.

It wasn't really until high school, where I had a silly ulterior motive of trying to get closer to a girl who was more into anime than I was. That was around 2006-ish. Needless to say that didn't work out well, but I did get a much huger appreciation for all of anime.


tl;dr A lot of people have been continuously diehard anime fans, but the truth is I was not for a chunk of my life. lol
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i watched Pokemon and Digimon back in 2003 does count? lol but the first real anime i ever watched was attack on titan
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When the original Toonami came out back in 1997. It was Dragonball Z, Gundam Wing, Tench Muyo!, and Big O that drew me in.
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When I left the real world to become a wizard which was around 2011-2012 when I watched SAO after that I started watching more animu.

Before that it was Pokemon, DBZ, and Yugioh, also almost everything that showed on toonami as a kid well besides a few which was probably 2001.
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My older brother watched anime and I thought it was cool. So I decided to start watching some.

I believe I started watching it in 2010, maybe a year earlier, but around then.
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Local Saturday morning cartoon block in 1998, maybe earlier, took my anime virginity with Rurouni Kenshin. Been an on-off watcher until 2013 when I started watching more shows.
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It was through Toonami specifically Inuyasha, Yu Yu hakusho, Tenchi Muyo, and Gundam series. I do not know the year it began.
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Back in the mid-late 90's the Sci-fi channel used to play anime movies at 3am. I used to try to stay awake to watch anime but I'd fall asleep and eventually I started setting the VCR to record the time frame I wanted (which sometimes cut off the beginning or ending of whatever I recorded lol, but I was in middle school so I watched it anyways). New Dominion Tank Police and Tenchi Muyo In Love were probably my first real anime experiences. (Not counting things like DBZ or pokemon)
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My friends introduced me to Manga/Anime with Naruto, Bleach and Death Note back in 2008 - 2009 ish. The very first Anime I watched on my own was Elfen Lied, and I remember how I loved it.
I did not become a die-hard fan at first, but it grew on me and made me the Geek I am today lol xD
But I also watched Pokemon and Digimon as a child, but I did not know what Anime was back then
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1970s with Speed Racer, Kimba the White Lion, Star Blazers, Jonny Quest, Marine Boy.
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I used to watch Pokemon when I was a kid but I never really got into it..?

About a year ago Hunter x Hunter was introduced to me and thats how I really got into anime
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Toonami probably. One the first anime series I got into was .hack.
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1. It really wasn't even anime. I saw a copy of Newtype one day and I thought I'd pick it up for something different to read. Though, I guess the first series that got me seriously hooked was Gundam Wing.

2. early 2000's I guess....
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1. Like a lot of kids, I watched pokemon and yugioh for a while. But what got me into it as a subcategory of cartoons was when "Ah! My Goddess!" randomly showed up in the recommended vids of my youtube sidebar back in high school. For whatever reason, I liked it then, and now I can't help liking it just because it was the first show that started getting me into anime.

2. sometime back in 2013 or early 2014, I think.
Posted 4/23/16
Anime that inspired would have been Fruit's Basket, I really liked how different it was because most anime I was watching at the time was DBZ which was my 'main' anime. After that I watched Big O, Cowboy Bebop, Inuyasha

I started back in 95 around the time Dragon Ball first aired , been a fan for 20 years now.
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