Post Reply Is there an anime that transformed your television experience?
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Posted 4/28/17
I remember the first time I watched Bleach. My friend was into it and I remember it took me sooo long to finally watch the first episode because we had bad internet where we lived.

Finally when I did, I was in awe. Everything was crafted so well and the story just flowed so smoothly. It really changed my experience watching shows and gave me something to look forward to online (when I had the connection).

Several years later and the show ended. I have come so far, with a few arks along the way, but it was a great experience and I was there for the ride
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Posted 4/28/17
I know the feeling. I had it with Bleach and also with Record of Lodoss War, and Ruroni Kenshin. Ruroni Kenshin especially. A certain sort of magic.
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Ever since I started watching Anime that would be the point for me, I fell in love with the first thing I watched...

The first anime I ever watched was Spirited Away at the age of six
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Posted 4/28/17
Hmm. Bad memory is a piece of work when you want to answer questions like this.
I remember Lucky Star being my introduction to CGDCT (Cute Girls Doing Cute Things) shows and it was also one of the first anime I ever watched. That definitely transformed my show watching experience. It opened my eyes to how much I love cute things. For that Konata will always have a special place with Rikka in my favorite character list.

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I don't know if I've ever had this with an anime. The only time I can remember having this is with the first Harry Potter book, when I was 8, because that was the first time I saw a plot twist like that. (I barely even like Harry Potter now, though).

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I was bored of Shonen anime, what I normally watched, so I decided to try something new. I ended up settling on Toradora! because it caught my interest. I ended up loving that show. Now, I tend to watch anime from all different types of fields instead of only Shonen like I used to do.
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It takes me back when i was starting to watch anime. I bought my Soul Eater DVD and after one episode, i got in and from that point onward, there was no turning back. Gosh, i miss those days.
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Posted 4/28/17
Ranma 1/2 was the first anime to hook me on anime. Oddly enough it got my brother hooked on anime since he asked what I was laughing at.
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Yes! Actually, I've had multiple experiences with this over time

The first was Fruits Basket, which was the first anime I watched while knowing what anime was and actively seeking it out. It presented something so radically different from any other animated show I had seen with a serenely sentimental and almost "nostalgic" atmosphere. It was nothing like any of the previous shows I had seen (such as Dearh Note, Ruroni Kenshin, the original FMA, etc) and FAR different from anything I had seen from Western films and television. I found myself in tears during the very first episode, and it was those tears that made me realize that television could be truly impactful for me personally - I had just never found a show with that sort of "subtle" emotional and atmospheric weight before.

Some other brief examples include Madoka Magica and the Aria series. The former was simply one of the most well-crafted viewing experiences I'd ever had and made me appreciate the concept of a series even more than a film as a storytelling medium. The latter, which has become my favorite piece of media of all-time, was the first show to influence the way I view the world itself on a meaningful level.
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Posted 4/28/17
Well, just getting into anime transformed by TV experience forever. Since Ranma 1/2 is the first ever anime experience (and I finally finished it last year after starting it 20 years ago) that it is the one show that did it. I must say that American-based stuff on TV just didn't interest me anymore ever since I realized that the stuff made in Japan was for me and I never looked back. It was quite a big transformation at that.
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Re-watching the entire series now...I remember catching a few seasons here and there due to broadcast cable station such as Cartoon Network toonami.. Having proble with Crunchyroll though, cause 1 or 2 eps out of every season won't play on my ps4.
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Posted 5/3/17
Hmmm, i think it would be Eon Flux, a anime-like series on MTV in the mid 90's.
It was weird, it was bloody(something that was just unreal in a animation) and had a decent setting.

It got me interested into other shows like that but it was hard to find stuff like that and its only with Dragonball Z and Cowboy Bebop that i really got into anime.

And while i have outgrown series like DBZ, i do try anything else that even remotely looks interesting, wether on this site or one of the unofficial ones.
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Posted 5/3/17
I thought anime was pretty entertaining when I first watched it. Now I just recognize it as just another media deserving of criticism and praise. That being said, whenever I ask for anime recommendations, I get Hayao Miyazaki works. My problem? I do not consider this a real indicator move of what anime is usually like, just what it can be. Hayao Miyzaki always felt the least like an anime compared to the ones on TV, and they are the ones everyone can enjoy for at least one aspect or another.

Television anime and other works, I feel, usually run the gamut of preteens to adults, but I am not blown away anymore. What was new and exciting just turned out to the mundane tropes presented in Japanese media, but after being seasoned enough, one usually gets more cynical.

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Posted 5/3/17
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters... Not saying that it was good or bad, but the series allowed me to walk away for several minutes, come back and still follow what was going on. Echoes of Mai Valentine's voice still haunt me.
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