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What was your gateway anime?

>inb4 the forbidden 4
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>>119713257
Ranma 1/2
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Madoka
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>>119713257
Boku no Pico.
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>>119713306
not even funny
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I marathoned pokdmon because when I was in middle school I though I was weird for never having seen an anime.

Ranma was what really got me into it after finishing pokemon.
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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.
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inuyasha
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Sword Art Online. It's a fucking miracle I even bothered with anime after that.
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>>119713299
Is it a sin if it's true in my case?
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>>119713413
>Galaxy Angel

My fuckin' nigger.
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Soul Eater
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Man theres a bunch of kiddos on this board, huh
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Bleach
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I think it was Darker than Black, I really liked the atmosphere and soundtrack so I decided to watch another and it kind of snowballed from there.
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>>119713257
Elfen Lied

I still don't get why everyone on /a/ hates it so much?
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>>119713257
S-Cry-Ed
I'm pretty sure nobody has heard of it.
It had a sick opening though
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciOpKslFsPE
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>>119713832
Me either
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"Sasuke is Sakura's bad boy" AMV
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>>119713257
boku no pico
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>>119713903
wafakkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
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Excel Saga.
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Boku no pico
lost an argument with otaku friend
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RTL II
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>>119713257
Besides Dragon Ball and YYH?
I'd say Sakura Taisen and Rurouni Kenshin.
Went full-dive with Vandread, Gate Keepers and Samurai 7.
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>>119714147
dis
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>>119713257
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.
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>>119714147
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All I know is AXN had a lot of fucking anime you could watch. It was glorious.
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>>119714238
>>119714262
>mfw I ain't even German and watched RTL II
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Someone on reddit recommended madoka.
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>>119713257
Elfen Lied was the first anime that made me look at anime as its own genre and not just Asian cartoons.
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>>119713257
Samurai Champloo.
I watched horrible russian fan dub of it on some shitty streaming site.
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>>119713257

Clannad.
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Disgaea. I only watched it because I thought Etna was hot.
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>>119713832
Because it's not very good, compounded by the fact that it's got everything an edgy teenage boy wants out of anime.
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Entry level in which way?

Literally first anime or what got me into ending up here?
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>>119714147
mein neger
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get backers lol
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>>119714330
it's cuz ur austrian?
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>>119713257
>the forbidden 4
What the fuck is that
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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."
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>>119714679
My guess is the old big three + Fairytail
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>>119713257
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.
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>>119714679
probably like naruto bleach one piece, all the crappy stuff that normalfags and noobs like
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>>119713336
not even a joke
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>>119714753
>>119714743

Oh right Jesus I always forget those even exist
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Shinji's faggotry.
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>>119713299
Same, i've certainly watched anime before it, but not enthusiastically or following every season.
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>>119713257
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.

help
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>>119714697
For me it was Touhou, and some VNs before that
Coincidentally it was 2011 and I just got in time for Madoka
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>>119713832
It's very popular among anime newbies so /a/ hates it.
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>all these people getting into anime from a year ago
makes alot of sense.
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>>119714670
No.

I am Estonian.
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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
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>>119713257
Dominion Tank police

Inb4 oldfag
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>>119713435
>>119714697

Underage b&
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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.
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>>119714941
Mine vittu, kui oled.
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>>119715034
Yume Nikki is 11 years old, friendo.
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I watched toonami, but I think outlaw star really got it for me.
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Yattaman
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>>119715035
I think a lot of people watched Dragon Ball and Pokemon without actually "making the connection" with anime.
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>>119714879
welp, that makes you a senpai. you should be happy. babby's are prone to mistakes cause that's how the human race learn. hopefully in time they'll get over their shit taste.
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>>119715103
I misread that as "Mirai Nikki".
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Cross ange
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>>119715050
Ära ülbitse neeger.

Mine tagasi, neeger, kust sa tulid, neeger.

>>>/lapsemure/
>>>/baka/
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>>119715193
I know your trolling because cross ange is shit.
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>>119714679
My guess it's SAO, Shingeki, Elfen Lied and Naruto.
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excel saga i think, but was fapping to sailor moon before that even
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>>119715112
Yeah, once you see a naked android chick floating around in a vile it's hard to go back to normal tv and cartoons.
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>>119715193
You joke but I think Cross Ange perfectly encapsulates what modern anime is.
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>>119713799
Don't see it mentioned here on /a/ at all, but I think It's still top5 best action anime. Could just be my nostalgia goggles though.
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>>119714679
Elfen Lied, SAO, SnK and...Naruto?
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>>119715143
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
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halp!

I am too old for this hobby/board
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Rurouni Kenshin
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Bomb a head was the first thing I search for and downloaded myself when I was a teen.
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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.
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>>119715318
If you're 30+ you shouldn't be using 4chan.
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I had a huge crush on Eureka when I was 14 so Eureka Seven became the first anime I downloaded.
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Naruto,as much as i hate it.
After that i wanted to go for "2deep4u" stuff and ended up watching Eva,and got mindfucked by it.
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>>119715350
Newfag detected
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>>119715337
>decided that anime is shit now
>brought me back into anime
not sure what the point of all these ups and downs is since you've apparently only ever watched crap
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>>119713257
death note.
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Birdy the Mighty.
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Soul eater

That terrible ending though..
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>>119713832

/a/ hates everything good and only likes anime with their little loli waifus in it.
Fucking freaks.
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Watched Lucky Star and knew that the moe like was the life for me.
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>>119715307
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.
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>>119715374
Similarly, Anemone was my first waifu. The moment I saw her with blood coming out her knows with a crazy look in her eyes I knew I wanted me some of that.
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>>119715422
I never said i really loved what i watched.

I just said that it got me back into the topic.
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>>119715418
You're just old.
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>>119715495
*nose even
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>>119715493
Where is "here" for you?

Also does this mean that "here" never got Rock the Dragon?
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>>119713257

Doraemon. Ah my Goddess.
Hard to believe it's finally over...
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Beck for subbed
But on TV I watched Trigun and I loved it.
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>>119713257
For me, various AXN anime (Rave Master, Saiyuuki, Cooking Master Boy) got me interested, but it wasn't till School Rumble that I started downloading.
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Really young: DBZ, Pokaymon, Digimon, Doreamon, Detective Conan, Samurai X
Kid: Bobobo, Nurutu, Samurai Champloo, Elfen Lied and practically every shit that aired on Buzz.
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>>119713257
Gundam Seed I guess
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Planetes
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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.
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Bebop.

My friend had the whole series on DVD, and he had me over to watch it. Was pretty fun.
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>>119715513
>30
>old

Kek
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Kannazuki no Miko

Still a yurifag to this day
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>>119715535
Czech republic.
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.)
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>>119713257
>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
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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
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>>119713257
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.
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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.
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>>119715639
>Buzz
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.
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last exile
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for me it was probably either rurouni kenshin or trigun
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If you didn't grow up with mexidubs, you don't know SHIT about anime.
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>>119713858

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
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>>119715768
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
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>>119715861
This nigga is mah nigga

Fuck mexico though, mexico a shit
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>>119715865
Naga a best
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I watched a lot of the 90's stuff and most of the 90-00's kids stuff, but I think what really was the gateway into it as a major hobby for me was probably FMA and Gundam Seed
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>>119713257
Speed Racer
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Nichijou
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>>119715816
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...
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Zoids or yugioh
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>>119715485
casual detected
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>>119715861
Truly the golden age of dubbing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcqKZHzhS4w
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bebop
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Excel saga. It still has a special place in my heart.
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GiTS
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Lucky Star actually
Tried watching it again after a few months but it just seemed way too boring for me
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>>119716009
Black Heaven.
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Sailor moon
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GITS and Inuyasha when they were on Adult Swim
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>>119716002
How is it even possible for nichijou to be a gateway anime?
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>>119716099
SAC or the movie?
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Toonami anime blocks, so yu yu hakusho, ruroni kenshin, bebop, etc.
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Pretty sure it was zatch bell when it aired on television
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This fucking recommendation thread.
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>>119713413
>>119713486
Good to know we still exist
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>>119716329
It's mostly just pleb shonen/moe series and "I live in country X and show Y was on TV here when I was a kid"

if i had to watch 80% of the shit in this thread I'd kill myself
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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.
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FMA, back in 2004. I didn't know you could download anime from the internet before it. But, if you mean what made me like anime, it was Akira, in 1998, and Saint Seiya in 1994.
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Yeah, fucking Elfen Lied.
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>>119716271
The movie. Still one of my favorites
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>>119716199

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
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>>119716329
> mostly elfen lied and dbz
> recommendation thread

I'd honestly be surprised if anyone picks up a show from this thread.
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>>119716126
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVqLmrd3Tw4

HELL YEAH
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>>119713257
this piece of shit

fairy tail's grand magic games arc was what first made me aware of my shit taste though.
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>>119713257
Tenchi Muyo on Toonami. Ryoko opened up feelings in my young heart I didn't even know existed.
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>>119716567
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
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Legend of the legendary heroes.
Loved it and re-watched it 4 times.
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>>119716684
Picked up Galaxy Angels
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I watched akira a few times growing up, but claymore was my first "gateway" anime.
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Toonami shows like Cowboy Bebop, Inuyasha, YuYu Hakasho, etc.
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FMA
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Tyoko Mew Mew and Astro Boy at the same time.

>>119716695
Although this, digimon and a few others was probably one of the earlier ones before I knew what I was getting myself into.
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>>119713257
Oreimo
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>>119713257
saber marionette
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>>119713257
My first was DBZ, but the first one that actually got me into other anime was Omamori Himari, I believe. It's been so long.
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>>119715485
>he doesn't like lolis

Weirdo.
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>>119713257
Ueki. (Maybe Nardo too)
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>>119714500
What Disgaea anime? Lying is bad /a/non.
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>>119717264
i know almost nothing about disgaea but presumably this one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makai_Senki_Disgaea
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black lagoon, it ran on one of the few channels that showed animu in my country
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>>119714147
pokito
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Panty and stocking
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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.
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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.
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I dont have a gateway anime. I like JAV and uhh I somehow changed into hentai and then ecchi. I forgot the names of those anime. Its Ok right ?
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>>119717324
Ugh. Lemme spell it out for you. It's so bad we pretend it doesn't exist. Like the Chaos;Head adaptation and the Ar Tonelico OVA.
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Fate/stay night in 2012. Slowly trying to get through these anime shows, I really am.
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>>119715318
Get fucked
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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?
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Vampire Hunter D and Venus Wars
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>>119717425
Isn't Heidi older?

Both were aired in my country when I was a kid but I guess they were reruns.
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>>119713257
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.
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