ITT: It is 2003
What were you watching 11 years ago?
I recall my beloved Toonami blocks back then.
American cartoons and sometimes Cowboy Bebop with my dad. Didn't get into anime until years later.
My brethren of colored skin pigment
Internet was just spreading here in my country, so i didnt know much about anime. I was watching Hunter x Hunter 99 on TV with the last good mexican dub made before they went shit. Also watching the first season of naruto on DVD rips.
"This seriously one of the best anime I have seen. I know mom made pie for desert today, I better log off the computer soon. I hope the ending doesn't fucking blow."
GTO, Excel Saga, Big-o
And then my anime "friends" killed my love for anime at the time. I didn't start watching anime until last year at the ripe old age of 25 with Blue exorcist. I guess that was a start.
Just getting back into anime and watching Slayers for the first time rented from Netflix back when the only way to get their movies was in the mail.
You are all my Negros.
anything that came on toonami and adult swim
We woke at six though.
Superior Austrklaian time.
Though Gumdam Wing was advertised with Çrawling' By Lincoln park, so now whenever I see Gundam all I can think off is that fucking song.
I didn't know about /a/ yet but I was watching this.
Air Master, Ancient Chinese History, Avenger, Battle Programmer Shirase, Chrono Crusade, Cromartie, D.N.Angel, Discipline, Divergence Eve, Eiken, Full Metal Panic, Gilgamesh, Green Green, Gungrave, Gunslinger Girl, Kino's Journey, Last Exile, Maburaho, Mazinkaiser, Mouse, Onegai Twins, Planetes, RahXephon OVA, R.O.D. the TV, Requiem from the Darkness, Saiyuki, Shadow Star, Stellvia, Texhnolyze, The Big O, That Nonexistent Anime, Tokyo Godfathers, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie, Zatch Bell
11 years later and Ancient Chinese History is still going strong while Sunrise continues to fuck us over with Mai-HiME.
On Sci-Fi channel.
It was all up from there onwards.
Shit, are you me? Also, RahXephon, probably.
I was the same way to this.
I don't remember Genocyber even being on Sci-Fi, but I remember way back in the days, shit like Roujin Z, Iria, Tenchi Muyo in Love and Armitage III. That's what got me started.
God, I'm old.
>"I want to be your sister, but then we can't fuck! Oh no!"
Thank God we've moved on from that.
Holy shit, the taste of anime from all of you were so horrible back then.
>read "mail" as "mall"
Made me think of this. This place was my Mecca.
I only remember loving Vampire Hunter D and still being obsessed with Evangelion despite discovering and watching it three years prior. 2003 was the year I started hiding my power level because I discovered that girls liked me and was afraid that they'd stop liking me if they knew I watched anime, so I wasn't watching a lot of anime...I was a dumb kid.
I once tried to buy anime DVDs from there. Got a nice, thick, tin case of GitS:SAC for 50 bucks thinking it was the entire series.
Got home and read the box and saw it was just the last disc of the series with three fucking episodes.
Needless to say, it went right back and I got the whole series for half that price on Amazon.
>Eiken boob physics
>The first thing I thought of when watching Code Geass with /a/ was Mouse.
Onegai Teacher > Onegai Twins
I didn't realize I haven't watched the original Gunslinger Girl in ten fucking years.
When was Azumanga? I can't remember.
Anyone else watch
Sailor Moonwhen it was originally airing as a young teenager? At first I was pissed that my friend would not start playing GoldenEye until the show was over, but then I started watching the entire episode with him and his sister.
I think you're misunderstanding.
I love Mai-HiME, yet Sunrise continues to fuck us over with no new Mai-HiME on the tenth anniversary.
I waited up all night for that announcement.
You think my coupon's still good?
Those physics were quite the thing.
Has there been anything like Mouse since?
I agree, Onegai teacher was better.
I forgot that a lot of these came out that long ago.
Azumanga was the year before, 2002. ;_;
Honestly I can't even think back that far back. Maybe some shit on Toonami or Adultswim at like 1am-3am on my school holidays. Life was so much simpler back then.
How old are you? Just curious, because I was 9 when it first started airing in the US in 1995...GoldenEye didn't come out until 1997, though, which means you didn't start watching it until I was 11.
I was reading some written rewiews about Gunslinger Girl and Eva back then. And getting money to buy Saint Seiya tankos. Time were simpler, the only thought I had in those days were about buy mangos and play some games.
>mfw watching initial D burned on CDs for the first time
>mfw after waiting 8 hours of downloading 1 episode of anime
Its fucking over ten years old and overall its still better than SAO.
Don't cry, anon.
I'm 29, too. We can be old together.
>Mfw when Kazaa hits 100 kbps
Nope. Sailor Moon was the first anime I ever watched.
I'm married. Her first anime was Sailor Moon. She hates Homura and doesn't like it when I tell her "Homura did nothing wrong."
Thank you for being as old as you are.
>getting a worm on my computer
I was still using Windows
Don't feel too bad, you whippersnappers.
I turned 41 this year. I still don't know why I stay here with you all.
>tfw you had a computer with ME for 5 years
I remember seeing raws for this show on Monday and then waiting 2 days for subs to arrive
divx/xvid hardcoded subs
fuck this show, I rewatched it a while ago and I hated it so much
Hell yeah. Playing the latest pc games on a Cable Line with a Voodoo3. Spoiled as fuck.
I did grow out of anime after college when I got married. Then divorced. Then depressed for several years and then saw Eva and realized just how much like Shinji I had become, which opened me back up to anime(>>114540570 is me).
It feels funny because it was brown girl Shinji that got me into anime as anime the first time around.
Yu Yu Hakusho, Yu Gi Oh, Saint Seiya,
CCS, corrector yui and Kaleido Star.
Don't remember anything about KS except that blonde was best girl.
Well, what were you watching in 2003, anon-kun?
As much as I love //SIGN... the director is a pretentious fuck. Absolutely no reason why that went on for 24 episodes when 13 would have sufficed.
Subaru/Tsukasa is still my OTP and always will be.
It's kind of amazing how much you connect with Shinji after going through a bout of depression. Hated him on the first viewing when I was 15, watched 15 years later and had a "I understand everything" moment through out the entire show.
I have a few VHS fansubs... somewhere in my room. Started out buying DVDs at the time tho, without owning a player. Was kind of interesting going around to all the video game places trying to find a PS2 to rent so I could watch my just released Utena movie.
His revelation before being congratulated never resonated with me until I started going through therapy and realizing that I was just like him and needed to go through pretty much the same revelation.
Well, we didn't have no internet, but man I never will forget the night-anime on german MTV.
Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne, Lupin III, Inuyasha, and on VIVA we had X1999, Aika, Najica. I think there was a rerun of Digimon 1 on Tele5 around this time.
I pretty much watched everything available, for obvious reasons.
Had that OS for three years and for the life of me I can't recall any particularly outstanding negative incidents as far as inherent defects are concerned. It did catch the klez, but that was because my dad opened an e-mail attachment. Pic related, my reaction when (except I was not amused in the least).
Came out in 2003, but don't think I was watching it in 2003.
I use to stay up late just to rewatch this over and over on Adult Swim
Pretty sure I was picking up the ADV Azumanga Daioh DVDs around then.
I don't see much difference in ADV's grab everything some of this might not be shit and Sentai's grab everything some of this might not be shit tactics.
They still had a better batting average than goddamn CPM.
ADV used to do lots of unique and interesting packaging for stuff and had lots of extras on the discs. What I've seen from Sentai has been bare-bones and generic in its presentation.
And Sentai's dubs have been consistently horrible. At least ADV managed to make SOME that were passable.
And the only thing I can think of from CPM at all is the original three Slayers seasons. Which I got in box sets for just under 30 bucks each. Which is a whole lot better than Funi's releases, which have been asking 35-40 and up for just 13 episodes.
Why go full retard when you could have installed Win2K? That shit was solid as a rock, no memory leaks, and ran XP drivers so video drivers were still fine.
I had a pared down install at one point that booted at 52mb RAM usage with full functionality. And my record uptime was something like 4 months -- nothing amazing and would have been longer had I not needed to install some new hardware. But compared to 98/ME that would bluescreen every 2 days, it was glorious.
Back when usenet was still relevant and torrents were just a fledgeling gimmick.
Also busy fapping to doujins of some manga called "Bleach" and stumbling through the internet to find out what it was until ending up on some weirdo lolicon site called 4chan.
lots and lots of AMVs
It's legacy lives on as the trend of mix media franchises (most of which never show up in non-Japanese languages) has stuck around.
Oh, packaging. Yea the boom year sets were great. I have their Chevlier d'Eon box and I think it's the best non-Aniplex/NISA set in my collection.
On the topic of Sentai dubs, Steven Foster quit so their dubs should improve. I read an interview with him and it's full of so much spite and resentment towards anime and the fandom.
I used ME for a year and don't see why everyone hated it. It was basically 98 with USB drivers.
That said, 2000 was probably my favorite version of Windows.
ME was as mess that cause memory leaks galore. And when I had a computer that had a whopping 256MB of RAM, and a 768 mhz processor and 3.6gb of storage on a 5600 rpm drive, just a small leak of memory could fuck the whole thing up.
im trying to remember. narutaru, stellvia, fumoffu maybe. there were plenty of others since that was when i was most into anime but i cant remember. if i had a chart of shows from 03 id be able to pull more.
There was some other stuff too, Tenchi Muyo, was Tenchi universe out then too? I can;t remember, Outlaw Star, Devilman, Martian Successor Nadesico...
It's pretty damn cheesy, but it's fun. Zechs best girl
Has anyone watched something they loved back when, but tried watching it recently and found it to be actually not that good and/or interesting?
I loved the shit out of Fushigi Yuugi 10 years ago. Couldn't make it past the first episode when I tried watching it again years ago.
>Ashita no Nadja
>Stellvia, holy shit, Stellvia was 2003?
>Narue no Sekai
>Astro Boy 2003
>Tantei Gakuen Q
>Uninhabited Planet Survive
I didn't see all of these in 2003 obviously but holy shit what a great fucking year.
I've never heard it brought up here but has anyone watched Ground Defense Force Mao-chan?
It was cool how the vehicles were made from giant plamo kits.
You technically couldn't since subbing back then was a +7 day affair for a decent group. It was mindblowing when a.f.k. did 48 hour turn arounds on Haruhi in '06.
Semantics aside, I did watch a bit of Tsukihime and Mermaid Melody when they were getting subbed. And Da Capo. But fuck that show.
nigga you don't know about love hina episode waits in IRC?
The country I was in at the time tended to have older series. So probably Kenshin.
Moved in '04 with new broadband and became a distro for Inuyasha of all things just because a friend wanted to watch new eps.
>L/R: Licensed by Royalty
>Bought Vol. 1 at a bargain store years ago
>Still haven't watched it.
Sure 2003 looks great, and it was, but it's not a representation of anime back then. I'm looking at 2002 and 2004s shows and it's kinda lackluster. Shit comes and goes in cycles.
Love Hina. I would spend all afternoon downloading subbed episodes off of Kazaa with my shitty dial-up internet, but I could only do it on Sundays because nobody was around and I could tie up the phone line all I wanted.
The episodes were 30 megs apiece and sub-youtube quality. Love Hina isn't even a good anime, but I sure as shit didn't know any better at 14.
I wasn't into anime much when I was at that age. I watched the anime that was on Cartoon Network/Kids WB and that was basically it. I didn't know about fansubbed anime until Naruto came to the US (which is also how I found YouTube).
>Ashita no Nadja didn't get finished subbed until 2010
Jesus, I remember that. It was like two episodes a year at some point. I don't think I ever got to finish it. The last thing I remember was them revealing the tuxedo mask clone was twins.
Kaizoku man that brings me back, It was one of the first forums I browsed a lot. I think I still have some episodes of theirs burned to cds.
Matey you're an anime pro. Good shows.
I don't quite remember if it was in 2003, but I know this was rere(...)airing at the time in Quebec along with "The Mysterious Cities of Gold" and Remi sans Famille.
Probably Pokemon and Yu-gi-oh too.
I was in college that year and was used to torrenting the Naruto fansubs. I remember being pretty stoked when it was announced that it got licensed for US distribution and dubbing. As in, calling people just to tell them.
When the dub started airing I knew it was supposed to be a kids show, and wondered if US kids would actually pick up on it. Hearing from you gives me a weird sense of coming full circle
I was watching Kimi ga nozomu eien, thought it was just your average romance anime and then episode 2 or 3 hit and everything changed. I was very moved by it back then, but now it seems kind of lame. The opening theme is very good and I still listen to it from time to time.
Friend who doesn't know a lot about anime started watching OP. Saw him watching streams and that Kaizoku Fansub logo came up. Man, the memories.
Death is a schrodinger's cat. It could be anything at all. Why not make it exactly what you want?
I was in 6th grade at the time, so I remember hyping it with my friends. We discussed the new episodes every day as they aired during lunch. I remember telling them about fansubs and writing down website URLs for them. Later on, I imported the Naruto GC game (GNT4) and spent my entire middle school life playing that every weekend at my cousin's house.
Back on topic, I guess I watched a lot of Yu-Gi-Oh! at that time. I still don't think the dub is that bad; it's just shit.
I think half the reason I thought 07 was so good was because practically everything from 06 ended up in sub hell 'till the next year.
Even the final 2 episodes of Death Note took a month to get subbed.
Being Latin American, I watched whatever was in Locomotion or Fox Kids.
There were also whatever TV anime, OVA or hentai I got from friends on either CD (VCD) or VHS.
I remember paying a guy around $10 for the Blue Girl collection and almost literally spending my week long vacation in my room masturbating.
I think I even had problems with dehydration.
>implying I didn't watch shit on laserdisc in 97'
Group TAC isn't around either, though. I don't think I could sit through Girugamesh again.
Personally, I think Madlax was worse than Avenger. If nothing else, Avenger did have a unique atmosphere about it. I was interested in the story even though they didn't exactly bother to say what was going on.
I remember being really young and watching this since my dad burned some DVDs of it, all I remembered from it was the cash intro music and Seras licking a lot of blood which arroused me and confused me since I really didn't know that feeling well being young and all.
Saw it in the bargain bin at my local Hollywood Video and thought the cover looked cool. I don't think I even knew what anime was then. I don't think people even remember that show.
It was simpler times.
The intro was great. Anime, not so much.
>thought the cover looked cool
This is how my friend rented Legend of Black Heaven. Actual content was radically different, but awesome nonetheless.
The worst part is that we're only a few centuries away from solving aging. If you were born then, you could watch anime forever, be NEET forever, have a perpetual backlog, etc.
heh you underestimate todays technology. you can very much expect for life spans in first world country's to grow even higher with the shit thats in store within the next couple of decades.
I had a 40+ hour a week job back then.
Arrived in PA from Cali, staring from scratch.
So, lots of NFL.
At that point in my life, I thot anime died out w/ Space Battleship Yamato, and thot Pokemon was some Saturday- morning US marketing scam 4 kids.
Online poker finally dried up in 2011, then my world changed...slightly. After trolling several episodes of The Booth at the End, I accidentally discovered Raildex. Same thing happened w/ Toonami after watching Squidbillies and Aqua Teen one night. Then they temp-banned me once from 2+2[it's a poker forum], I got bored, and found u guyz by accident.
Ya know what?
Fuck Naruto and Bleach. I miss Speed Racer, dammit.
Shinzo? I'm not sure. Probably started on Naruto, too.
I didn't get into anime until about 2007, and then really get into it until 2010.
I was 12 in 03 so I suppose I would have maybe watched the odd Pokemon or Yugioh ep, although I think I was past that then and I just played Fifa.
at pre 2000's I still feel, like I just watched Attack no 1, on a dutch channel and I couldn't understand shit.
Fuck, living in a commie state is not the best thing if you want to watch animu on TV.
At the beginning of the year, I watched Love Hina which made me want to puke. At least the music was enjoyable and the manga was at least 10 times better.
Later during the same year, I was watching Azumanga Daioh.
I never watched a slice of life/comedy as good as this and nothing to this day came close to it.