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1. Akira made me go "omg, you can DO that in a cartoon?"
2. 1984-6 (I was young), Robotech is still etched into me.
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As best as I can recall, it was around 1995 or 1996. Doraemon was my first anime, while Lupin III was another early one.
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I remembered seeing near end of Ninja Scroll on Television and I was like.. That what I like to see.. Especially Samurai and Martial Art one. I think first Anime I watch was Fist of the North Star, and at that time I rent movies from local area (VHS Tape) and I remembered renting Crying Freeman.. and I like that one.

Now I got my own DVD Crying Freeman :], heck I got ton of DVD Anime now :p.

The next one I'm getting is Akame Ga Kill! part 2 in English version with English subtitled.
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I was introduced to anime for the first time in 1994.

There was this promotional channel that was on for a week and I remember the series New Dominion Tank Police was playing on one of the days so I got to catch it then. I was pretty blown away by it and remembered it for a long time

Then a couple of years later a lot of other anime started hitting the scene, DBZ and everything else that aired on Toonami and that opened the gateway more. But I'll never forget seeing anime for the first time back in the day.
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cyberfaust wrote:

Started with Death Note in 2007. I don't count Pokemon

nanikore2 wrote:

1. Maybe Ah My Goddess OVA (it was way better than the TV series that came after)

2. I forgot. Around 1978? No... 1980?

Did you have to live in Japan to watch anime at that time?


We (the US) have been importing anime since at least the 60's I guess. Also, many of the popular 80's cartoons (Voltron, RoboTech, etc.) were rehashed anime. Also, this question makes me feel old....

Anyway, on topic.

1. Aside from those remade 80's cartoons and the occasional appearance of Lupin III or Astroboy on tv Nausicaa is one of the first anime I can remember that made me realise there was more out there.
2. Early to mid 80's
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1. my very first anime was Death Note and even today I still think it's a great series. however I watched a certain series called Code Geass about 6 months after Death Note and I was a mecha junkie for a while because of that. then the anime that TRULY made me realize how much more was out there was Robotech aka Macross. was one of those "not all mecha are the same" anime that made me crave more psychological/deeper anime. that was around a year after Death Note.

2. 2008
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I haven't entered the anime world yet.

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1.) Yu Yu Hakusho when it was on Toonami (to watch more than what I was already watching) But I was pretty content with Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Digimon, and InuYasha before then.

2.) 2000 or 2001... so when I was 4 or 5.

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If you are counting anime even if you didn't know it was anime:
1. Gigantor
2. 1972

If you needed to know it was anime:
1. Urusei Yatsura
2. 1987
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cyberfaust wrote:

Started with Death Note in 2007. I don't count Pokemon

nanikore2 wrote:

1. Maybe Ah My Goddess OVA (it was way better than the TV series that came after)

2. I forgot. Around 1978? No... 1980?

Did you have to live in Japan to watch anime at that time?


I was a little kid in Taiwan. I was watching Matzinger Z, Star Blazers and Gatchaman, I just didn't know they were from Japan.

(traumatic memory: Accidentally stabbed myself in the eye with a Gatchman toy..... Good thing I didn't blind myself)


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nanikore2 wrote:

1. Maybe Ah My Goddess OVA (it was way better than the TV series that came after)

2. I forgot. Around 1978? No... 1980?

I think the OVA dates back to the same early '90s period? Must've been something else, or you're as bad at remembering dates as I am.


Yes. The OVA was around that time. I thought it was really great and dreamed for years for an AMG TV series. When the TV series finally rolled around.......... I was really disappointed.
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In terms of Japanese animation: Toonami, when toonami just started (the original Tom). It aired Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z then. Then Gundam Wing and Outlaw Star came along.

But there are a lot of wonderful western anime that I watched even before that, so it wasn't a huge cultural shock. Back then you didn't even know Sailor Moon and Dragonball was from Japan because the internet wasn't a thing and you couldn't just look it up. You also couldn't ask anyone because no one knew.
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I also started watching anime as a kid on Toonami, Rurouni Kenshin, Gundum and Naruto. Stopped watching after that pulled Toonami until I started watching stuff online in high school.

As a kid late 90's - 2002
In high school -2008
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1.) Romeo's Blue Skies

2.) 1995
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Watched alot of it in the 80's-90's like G-Force, Voltron, Robotech, Speed Racer...etc but they were just another animation/cartoon for me & I enjoyed them all just as equally as the western ones.

Didn't start really getting into it until I grew older & joined the Army & later was bored as shit on a base in Iraq. There is still a lot of down time between missions/upkeep/ training & whatever and with no internet or regular tv except what dvd's we brought with us to play on our lap tops, a lot of soldiers would fill the time with buying bootleg dvds of entire seasons of shows from the small store the Army allowed the Iraqi's to have on base. We were packed pretty tightly on cots in an old abandoned church & I was able see on the laptop screen of the guy on the cot next to mine and he was engrossed with watching an anime with a pretty epic battle that I soon took more interest in than the book I had been reading. That anime ended up being Naruto and afterwards I bought the entire bootleg boxset & loved it (except the fillers), later I bought more bootleg boxsets of stuff like Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, all the studio Ghibli's films and more, & I loved them too.

After my deployment & career with the Army was over I kept up my new anime obsession by buying the legal boxsets for the shows I really liked & later subscribing to services like Crunchyroll & Funimation.
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Posted 4/26/16 , edited 4/26/16
All within this year.
I was pretty much not interested in anything anime at one point.
But then I watched the spin-off animated star-wars series, and that kinda got me acclimated to new styles of art as a whole.
I started to take more interest in the characters of these shows as people posted and talked about them, then I downloaded Crunchyroll for free and started to watch the well known and suggested "Sword Art Online" (dub) to get a taste of what this whole "anime" thing was like. I was a little disappointed I chose to listen to it dubbed, because now the voice acting in GGO sounds off to me. I didn't find any cheese or fault in the voice acting of the dubbed version, no idea why there is so much hate surrounding them. Fantastic show, and thats what got me hooked.

I started to browse the selection Crunchyroll offered and kept clicking "add to queue" to the ones I found mildly interesting. Now ive got a queue absolutely packed full of things to watch, and its pretty much replaced TV for me at this point (I watch with the Cunchyroll app from my Shield Android TV). Ive watched; Dog Days, Myriad Phantom World, Konosuba, Pick up girls in a dungeon?, Girls Und Panzer, Sound of the Sky, The Asterisk War, KanColle, Angel Beats, Golden Time, Netoge, Kampfer, Oreimo and more under my belt now. Pretty normie selection I would imagine but I enjoy all of these shows tbh.
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