What was your gateway anime?
>inb4 the forbidden 4
I've watched plenty back in the 90s but what really sent spiraling down into oblivion was Galaxy Angels.
God bless fucking Galaxy Angels.
Soon after, CCS just drove the nail in the coffin.
I watched the 90s' mainstream as anyone else but then I stopped in the early 2000s since I started caring only about PC games, last I remember was DBGT (a rerun most likely).
Then, in late 2011 I started watching random series on a crappy streaming site and the first I can remember is: Dokuro-chan.
I loved it and before I knew it, watching anime became my full-time job, now at 3 months and 3 weeks of life on anime, according to AP.
>mfw I ain't even German and watched RTL II
My gateway to anime was technically a video game.
I had watched a few before then but it was Yume Nikki that made me think "maybe I'm into this kind of thing."
I watched pokemon when I was a kid and never thought anything of it. Eventually I watched Cowboy Bebop and got kinda interested in anime... then watched Elfen Lied and lost that interest. I got back into it when I watched Samurai Champloo and TTGL.
Thinly veiled rec thread, but seeing as /a/ is shit right now, I'll bite.
Gintama was the first anime I ever watched. Marathoned like 150 episodes before I ever watched another show. Now I can't even keep count.
I think I'm here forever.
way back before anyone even remotely competent tried to dub Dragon Ball into English some random company named Harmony Gold did an English version, it was awful (http://youtu.be/qdSfgjcDRYY) and it was either that or the equally awful early attempt at dubbing Akira that I saw first
Cowboy Bebop and Kiki's Delivery Service were what actually convinced me there may be something to this Japanimation business however
First ones were Dragon Ball and Pokemon but I didn't really make the connection.
A local channel used to show Neon Genesis Evangelion and Azumanga Daioh, that's when I started looking for other stuff.
Yume Nikki is 11 years old, friendo.
I had originally watched DBZ on some other channel before Toonami got it, when I switched to watching it there next to shows like Tenchi Muyo was when I realized stuff like this probably didn't come from America
First stuff like Heidi, Maya the Bee and Vicky.
After that Pokemon/Digimon tier stuff or Inuyasha
Then i watched Naruto when it first aired on TV and decided that anime is shit now.
Love Hina is what brought me back into anime together with Code Geass.
I had to watch Dragon Ball on a foreign channel, I liked the visuals (I was a kid, okay?) but I couldn't understand a word they were saying (well eventually I could make out when Goku was saying he was hungry). It took years before they actually started airing things like Pokemon and Digimon here, I would die now if I had to go back in time.
First anime I saw. I guess it wasn't a gateway, but it first introduced me to japanese animation. After that, I guess it was Dragonball and Pokemon.
I had to watch polish Dragon Ball, to this day I remember the phrase "Jestem glodny". It was hell, I tell you.
And as far as I know we never got "Rock the Dragon" here (I wasn't exactly paying attention to TV all the time so it's possible I just missed it.)
>What was your gateway anime?
I watched Death Note, Elfen Lied, SAO and AoT all in quick succession. Man I had some shit taste back then.
Unless you count stuff I watched as a kid like Sailor moon, DBZ, Ranma 1/2 and Cyborg Kuro-chan
I watched Eva, Saber Marionette and some other stuff i saw when i was a kid out of nostalgia.
Soon after I discovered 4chan and
ks/b/. I started watching anime on a regular basis after that
I'm almost 40 and I've been watching anime throughout my whole childhood. Stuff like Grendizer, Mazinger and Devilman. However I can't really say I've been an anime fan back then, I liked american cartoons like Transformers too.
The first anime I've seen that wasn't the usual kid show mangled by pointless censorship was Video Girl AI.
I guess Bebop, but even after watching that my interest was more or less casual. What really started it for me was Lain, which I thought was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen. Needless to say, anime has been a consistent disappointment ever since.
My fellow of African American descent.
After watching the 2nd half of eva in another channel, Love Hina, and FLCL were the name of the game for me.
And Daiguard. And Generator Gawl. And Urusei Yatsura. No wonder I grew so screwed up, holy shit what were my parents thinking.
Oh man this is one of the greats. Couldn't help but think it was pure nietzsche all the way through.
first series i really got into
There's all kinds of weird 90s European dubs of DBZ it seems
Rock the Dragon was the shitty opening we got in the US because the people dubbing it for us weren't allowed/able to use the original music, if you didn't have to listen to it everyday you lucked out: http://youtu.be/dP75aZvWVdw
Come to think about it, there was this really fucking weird anime where the protagonist was a salaryman who fought against aliens using the power of rock.
But for the life of me I can't remember the name right now...
Lucky Star actually
Tried watching it again after a few months but it just seemed way too boring for me
Pretty sure it was zatch bell
when it aired on television
Good to know we still exist
tfw you can't even remember what the first one was
I mean I watched shit on Toonami/those japanese "americanized" anime, but the first anime anime I watched, donno.
I got a bunch of random manga from a goodwill store way back in the day and my friend had some, so maybe that was it.
Well I was searching for the weirdest and funniest videos on youtube and I clicked on a video from this account => https://www.youtube.com/user/NICHIstuffs
This guy has basically uploaded almost all nichijou's eps
this piece of shit
fairy tail's grand magic games arc was what first made me aware of my shit taste though.
Man, had I seen that when it first got here I would've taken anime up as a serious hobby like 4 years earlier than I did, but I'm not sure if I was even aware that the movie existed back then
I watched akira a few times growing up, but claymore was my first "gateway" anime.
Mazinger Z. Used to air in the early to mid 80s in the US as Tranzor Z. I'm old enough to be most Anons father.
Let me tell you. All of you right now who kid yourself into thinking you'll grow out of anime, video games, 2d etc. and find a girlfriend, and have a family?
You're wrong. Abandon hope now and be content with 2d because you know who you are and you're lying to yourselves. The only thing is most of you are probably smart enough to get schooling you need for a decent job to live on your own so you don't have to hide your power level and can buy what you want.
Grew up on dubbed Digimon, and read and watched Naruto as an edgy teenager.
One day I stumbled on a TTGL clip, found the Youtube uploads, and fell in love. It's still one of my all-time favorites.
Don't even remember, I mean Candy Candy and Voltron aired in my country when I was a kid, and I really liked Mazinger Z. I've been watching anime all my life.
But more modern one I guess Love Hina?
Came across it because I was trying to find a video on youtube for Murmaider II, but because of youtube content restrictions the only thing I could find was an AMV for Blue Sub no.6. It looked interesting enough so I watched it. It was decent enough to convince me that anime was a medium that I needed to explore more thoroughly.