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when i finally got my own netflix account (not visible to parents) and of course immediately started looking for MA rated titles that looked hot eventually discovering anime with heavens lost property and progressing on to non-fanservice related titles.
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like previous post kidswb and toonami the first anime that stuck with me was back in the mid 2000s with igpx rewatched twice
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About a year ago I finished Persona 4, I loved it, later I discovered it has an anime adaptation, because I really needed more, I watched it and then I watched The Golden Animation. I felt that I wanted even more things that resembled the general feeling I had playing and watching Persona 4, so I decided to dig up and find some anime to watch. I started with Little Busters! and haven't stopped since
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DBZ growing up...

Then Adult Swim on Toonami. Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo were all on there to name a few. Then I forgot about anime while in College and didn't pick it back up until I had a coworker who was into it. I thought it was just for kids but found many adults who enjoyed it as well. I came out of my shell a bit and started recommending it to friends so I could talk about it. Still haven't got the wife to like it so hopefully I can get my kids into it and lure her in that way!
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I used to watch things like Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh and Dragon Ball growing up but when I was in year 7 in secondary school a friend was talking about the second season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, she recommended it too me and I ended up watching the entire first season in a night and then went on to watch fansubs of the second season every week!
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My first anime (when i was aware of the concept of Anime) was when i saw .Hack// on MTV when is was like i don't know 12?
It was during my big Sci-Fi period and i loved watching/reading heavy sci-fi that approached different concepts and problems we could encounter in the future.
Of course i calmned that part down after a while and began diving into fantasy and got stuck with Naruto as the big anchor to drag me down into the Anime world.
So i started watching mainstream stuff att first before my thirst for deeper stuff brought me to Stuido Ghibli, Ghost in the shell and what not.
I watched a lot of short animes 25 episode series and what not devouring hundreds of shows (i think this is what ruined my grades).
Been active since then never really stopping to watch but after a while i began to have a hard time to find old animes i liked and dwelved more into the freshly produced ones taking an interested into seasonal anime.

(the next part is a deeper rant on the present do take answering this part to PM or something i don't want to clutter this page with a disscusion about it)
Now im a typical bitter Anime veteran that think it was better in the past (not really, but some concepts was at least new back then)
I find faults in writing, scenes, logic and quality of characters all over the place and to an extent am starting to consider to drop anime since well. It is mainly for kids not just in age but mentaly as well. I think (gasp i hate this phrasing but it fits) im slowly growing out of it.
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From as far back as I can remember I was always into cartoons, but knew little to nothing about anime until the mid 90's when I first watched Sailor Moon in 1995 as it was airing in Canada. At the same time I was watching anime such as Pokemon, DBZ, and a few others. I guess I took to anime from the get-go of my exposure to it, considering I've always been into animated shows in general.

What REALLY got me hooked on anime though was when I was first introduced to an anime called Ranma 1/2 during the year of 2000. Despite having some exposure to some great classic anime series during the 90's, that were, again, airing on Canadian Television during that time, I was never quite hooked by an anime like I was with Ranma 1/2. This anime was introduced by a friend who I met at the age of 15 while working together at a grocery store. He asked me if I was into anime and video games, and I told him that I had some exposure to it, and from what I saw, really liked it. He asked me if I had ever watched Ranma 1/2. I said, no, and then he explained the series to me and had me over to his place that evening to watch it. Needless to say I've been hooked by anime ever since. But it was really during that year in 2000 that really got me hooked by anime, even though series like Sailor Moon, DBZ, Pokemon during the 90's were some good first exposures to anime during the 90's.
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cylordcenturion wrote:

when i finally got my own netflix account (not visible to parents) and of course immediately started looking for MA rated titles that looked hot eventually discovering anime with heavens lost property and progressing on to non-fanservice related titles.


heavens lost propery was one of my first. actually took me a few times marathoning that series to realize how much fan service it had. belive it or not i got too caught up in the plot.

for me it was after watching witchblade tv series, i started looking for more witchblade, and ended up with the anime. that one scene makes me cry every time.
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No my friend you're not alone i got into anime when i was 19 I'm now 23, I found this movie called Ninja Scroll, on my older brothers hard drive when i was using it home sick from work one day i watched and after i was like holy fuck, that was the sickest fucking movie I'd ever seen how i have i not seen this, so i started looking online sourcing dem feels i had watching that movie and before i knew it i found Hellsing, Elfen Lied and Afro Samurai ( Just to name a couple) and was instantly hooked. But you know i watched DBZ, Pokemon, Yugioh and shit like that when i was younger.. Anime is a really creative introspective intelligent heartfelt art, i mean personally for myself, there's been countless times where anime has given me goosebumps, inspired me, made me laugh, made me tear up. Anime is definitely not just for kids.
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I'm half Japanese so anime was pretty much around me as far as I can remember back.

A TLDR of what's in the first spoiler:

I mention how I didn't watch Toonami when I was a kid cuz I'm stupid. I mention the shounen anime that got me into more shounen anime that I, the shounen, liked more than FMA, Death Note, and Code Geass. I refrain from mentioning that I liked Dragon Ball GT as a kid. I mention how I was fooled by a 10 second clip of Elfen Lied boobies. And I also mention that I lost interest in anime in high school, yet I decided an ecchi incest anime would be the exception.



Another TLDR of how I got back into anime, not as a casual fan, but a more devoted fan I guess?:

I mention how I caught a "really bad cold," and failed all but 1 class in my first year of college because of it. I mention how I started taking time off school early 2014 to become a NEET, rekindle my passion for anime, and most importantly, eat my senzu beans. I refrain from mentioning how slightly awkward it is to watch Welcome to the NHK right now because of my life situation. And lastly, I mention how I love anime more than ever and I'm actually going back to school this August. Smiley face.

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in 1995 I got a VHS tape named NInja Scroll Afer that I got hooked then the guy who worked at the store handed me Ghost in the Shell and said "you will like this"

Yes I was a young punk in Highschool

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Posted 5/20/16
Attack on Titan was what got me into it... I mean yeah I've watched other anime growing up like Pokemon, but Attack on Titan is what set the ball rolling for my anime craze. After that, I really got into One Piece, Naruto, etc.
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Somebody at my school told me about Parasyte and Tokyo Ghoul and my interest in anime took off from there.
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Pops is a big anime fan. Used to record DBZ throughout the week while I was busy with school. and we'd watch 5 episodes straight on the weekend. Fun times

From there I got into Yu Yu Hakusho, FLCL, Bebop, Trigun, Inuyasha, etc on my own
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My first ever anime was actually Mew Mew Power and Digimon, but I was like 8 so I didn't really differentiate between those 2 and western cartoons. My first ever anime that I knew was an anime was Bleach. I heard a few people talking about it in class when I was about 12 and I figured I'd check it out. Got the first episode and watched it with my siblings. I remember we all thought it was kinda weird and I asked them if I should get the next episode and they were like "nah."

But I was bored so I got the next episode just because. And the next. And the one after that, and the one after that...till we'd watched over a 100 episodes. After that we basically read up what exactly anime was, origins, genres, demographics...(we read a lot in my family) and watched a lot more anime and read loads and loads of manga. Even though we loved Bleach, I think FMA and FMAB was what got us super into it.
I'm 18 now and I still watch a lot of anime, but I read like twice the amount of manga though
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