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Posted 12/6/16
Well I suppose I had two phases of getting into anime.

First as a kid, watching stuff like Poke'mon, Yugioh and Cardcaptor Sakura and DBZ, although back then I really didn't think all that much into the difference between western cartoons and anime. They were on various tv channels, I liked them individually but it didn't really make me seek out non mainstream/lesser known titles.

I suppose I never really got into anime fully until my sophomore year of college. My life was also at its lowest point (family tragedies, a relationship falling apart, physical injuries, etc.) when my old roommate got me into it. I think the first one he introduced me to was Full Metal Panic. Anyhow, we would watch a series every once and a while and eventually we both started following a few simulcasts every season. It really helped me forget or at least decently distract me from other things going on in my life so I can most definitely relate to OP.

Eventually, I made my way over to Crunchyroll, although to be honest I forget what brought me to this site, it's been quite a while
These days I keep watching it since there are a few titles that do have unique storylines, lovable characters, and darker themes that are often missing from western cartoons which either tend to stick either to action/superheros or comedy genres only; nice to have a little more diversity.
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Posted 12/6/16
I just love to watch anime, all the possibilities that aren't possible in reality are realities in anime, they can make me laugh, they can make me cry and I like to believe they are the reason I am how I am. I grew up watching anime and the ideals and virtues of the heroes rubbed off on me. It also got me through my days with cancer, there's not a lot to do when your deathly ill stuck in a hospital bed but they gave me a laptop and I was quite content, never a frown just joy.
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Posted 12/7/16
I blame Pokemon, Digimon and DBZ.
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Hmm. I'm not sure if I've really been 'attached' to a particular anime, but there are a few that might qualify. I'll list four here, and just let you decide whether they count or not.

1. Ah! My Goddess!
Other than Pokemon and Yugioh! this was my first anime. Other than that, I'm not really sure why I like it so much. I do enjoy the two main characters, who are naively kind, and often have mishaps because of that, but it's really pretty silly, without much depth, and not the highest production value out there.

2. Oregairu
I identify with the main character- no, I am not claiming to be as smart as him, or that I always make rational decisions. But there are other aspects of his character that are meaningful to me.

3. Plastic Memories
Just a beautiful, sad story that got me caught up in it.

4. Poco's Udon World (currently airing)
One word: adorable.
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Posted 12/7/16
Well, well. Pokémon was part of my childhood but did that get me to watch anime? No, because i didn't realize that it was anime.

The one that got me? Soul Eater. Why? Don't know why i got attached to it. But i don't regret. Need i say more?
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Posted 12/7/16
why get attached to a individual anime? well there are certain ones that ive gotten hung up on, id say the longest running anime that has retained my interest is Naruto, i literally was watching it from the second week it started airing up until now, i used to read the manga weekly when it was still less than 100 chapters. But i had long breaks at times, i even went two years without following the show (fillers are a horrible thing).

I would say plot and character development are important to me in any show, i can't get behind a show like fairytale because i find its arcs identical, naruto had this problem starting out, but i was younger watching it at that time, and they really do have an elaborate storyline so i can overlook some repetition. ultimately its not so cut and dry, i like a lot of really short shows that can not be attached too but are equally amazing. Like charolett and erased to name some from recent releases.
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Well, when I was around 8 (or something, felt like a long time ago) I got hooked on the dubbed version of naruto then from there it gradually went down and uphill with the collection of seen animes piling on like I was building a snowman.
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Posted 12/7/16
now you have me today T_T'
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For me, it started as a child watching the shows they put onto morning tv. Sailor moon, pokemon, DBZ and all that, but didn't think much of it.

I really got into anime through this girl I met in school at 13. She lent me Pretear and that pretty much started it, after that she was lending me all sorts of anime and then I found a bunch online, that's pretty much it. Through my life as everyone having hard time, knowing I could turn to anime really helped and all the messages and fanart (I can't draw) and even the online community is really wonderful. The anime community in my town is unfortunately not good, I tried to be a part of it, but everyone has their own cliques and isn't very welcoming...but my love for anime and manga will waver and some people I meet with the same interests are very nice and I love fangirling with them too hehehe
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Posted 12/7/16
naruto...
It was the first anime i watched consciously and willingly so I kinda have a soft spot for it. It is so that I´m not able to miss an episode even though i know its a filler. Also, i haven't watched the last movie because the anime hasn't ended yet. hahaha
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Posted 12/7/16
I have always watched anime, however probably late 9th grade I got addicted. The stories, adventures, characters. I can go on and on why I love anime. It's just too strong.
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Posted 12/10/16 , edited 12/10/16
I don't have a interesting story. Just talking with a Facebook mate, as I remember, I wanted to start watching anime and asked for some good anime to him, he said I can watch Danganronpa and found it interesting, then started to another one, then one more... And so on. It's been just a year and two months btw. It's not like anime saved my life or anything, but I was kinda antisocial since I was at 1st grade.
Now I'm trying to make a social circle to not be seem like I'm antisocial because I watch anime. How comical.
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Posted 12/10/16
Hm...I don't really know, to be honest...I feel attached to numerous anime, so I'll pick just two:

Steins;Gate

I don't know what it was about it, I guess just that the characters all seem so...realistic, for their situation? Yet at the same time, extremely hammed up/exaggerated from what real people are like...and I love that about it...

Kids on the Slope

I just finished it a little over a week ago...and wow, it's one of my all time favorites! I had a huge love for jazz already (currently in school jazz band), and it just boosted that love, as some of my favorite tunes/artists were mentioned/played in it!!
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Posted 12/10/16 , edited 12/10/16
I was thirteen years old and my brother showed me Naruto, I already loved American cartoons and this one had fighting, blood and heart pumping battles. It was my first ever anime and has a special place in my heart, despite all its flaws :p
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Posted 12/10/16 , edited 12/10/16
Back in my days *shakes cane* when we didn't have no internet, and the video games you had were boring.Toonami was just about to come on you'd hunker down and watch that. I haven't stopped watching anime since! :D some people grow out of it... I didn't.
Well we had internet it was dial up, the games sucked and parents wouldnt let me use it xd..... besides the point!!!
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