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Posted 9/22/16
for the money
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21 / M / Finland
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Posted 9/22/16
I blame pokemon. I was 2-5 years old.
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Posted 9/23/16 , edited 9/23/16
Probably a combination of the cute/sexy girls and fanservice, the violence and action/fighting/blood/etc and i guess there was just something about the animation style. It just appealed to me right away.
But admittedly, yes i liked Astro boy and Robotech and Sailor moon, watched speed racer and that, it was really when i was a little older (like 14) and saw stuff like Urotsukidoji that reeled me in and got me hooked.

Guess i always liked horror movies and medi evil style sword fights and magic and ninjas and vampires and all of that and anime had so much of that in it. The sci fi as well.
But i think the anime girls were a big part of it.

EDIT: i guess if you want to be technical i started watching it because it was on tv. But as far as watching the more not for kids ones(and knowing it as Japanese and as anime), i was introduced to it by a friend.
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Posted 9/23/16 , edited 9/25/16
I was board off my ass and there was this cool show on TV.
Starblazers.... *Space Battleship Yamato*

been watching it off and on ever since . . . for me it was about 1980

Got into T & A anime later on . . . first best example Hand Maid May... I guess you could almost stick Tenchi Muyo into that (OVA) .... Almost....

I like a lot of different kinds of anime. The last really fun show I watched was "Gate"
I have liked some of the more provocative stuff like Madoka Magica, Divergence Eve, Simoun, Moyashimon, Hen Zemi.... If it makes you think it's worth watching.... Although I liked Green Green too... . . .

Clannad has been a favorite of mine along with a newer incarnation of *Space Battleship Yamato* . . . 2199
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Posted 9/23/16
I'd just gotten my first Laptop and was browsing the internet looking for something to relieve my boredom. I found Shuffle and watched that then I found Ghost in the Shell and watched it. The combination of the two got me hooked on anime. It's probably also why I watch a wide variety of anime.
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Posted 9/23/16
A friend told me to watch To Love-Ru...Why oh why did I start off there? But I guess the first anime I watched were Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh when I was younger.
Posted 9/23/16
Watching anime got me into anime. Some series are really funny and amuse me greatly, more than American sitcoms can, so that's why I'm still a fan.
However, the idol shows are getting on my nerves, I guess this would be the equivalent of Reality Shows and singing competition shows, if we're comparing it to American TV, most people hate it, but for some reason it keeps getting more and more spin-offs/seasons.
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My first exposure would have to be the Spanish dubs of Dragon Ball Z movies. Once I got back to the states I remember watching One Piece, Naruto, and occasionally Dragon Ball GT every Saturday. Once Toonami disappeared my interest sort of disappeared.

A few years later I started watching newer shows with someone like Baka and Test, but I never actually watched anime on my own time. I think I just started watching anime again after seeing clips on YouTube. I don't remember the first series I saw at that point.

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Posted 9/23/16
Toonami got me into anime. I started watching Naruto back in fifth grade and mostly stuck with just that. Then late on got into bleach and then slowly branched out into other animes. I watched a anime here and there but it wasn't until my first year of college that I got really into anime.
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Posted 9/23/16
my cousins were into it so i tried it

got to thank them
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Posted 9/23/16
I started out with like the I think it was Cartoon Network or something and I watched Pokemon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! )and theres one other one that I was super into but I can't put my finger on it..) and stuff like that but then I kinda grew out of it after I entered middle school.

Then when I got into a relationship a year ago, my (ex) boyfriend at the time was super into it and when he broke up with me I figured watching it would help ease something like as if he was here watching it with me.
Eventually the pain subsided and I grew to love it! So now occasionally I will ask him for recommendations, but its strictly for me.
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Posted 9/23/16
13-14yr old who needed an outlet and an escape.
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Posted 9/23/16 , edited 9/23/16
To improve my English skills.

That was nearly 10 years ago.
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23 / M / AZ
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Posted 9/23/16
A few years ago I found a long last friend and she told me to watch Code Geass.
The rest is history
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Posted 9/23/16

Because it was interesting. I can't think of a better way to put it. I've been watching since grade school, so as a little girl I just became immersed.
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