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>>119923997
The first anime I ever watched and really liked was Yu Yu Hakusho on Toonami years ago. I think what actually got me hooked on anime was Steins;Gate.
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>>119923997
totoro i think
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I really can't remember whether it was Chobits or Spirited Away. I think they actually shown the latter subbed on national television during a film festival or something.
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Cardcaptors Sakura
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I remember watching FLCL on adult swim years ago. I'd stay up and watch it in secret, although I really didn't understand fuckall that was going on.
The first anime I actually sought out and watched on my computer was Trigun.
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>>119924066
Kyon-Kun!
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>>119924294
If we are going the first anime I ever saw, it was Kimba, if its the first time I ever sat down and said "I'm going to watch an anime" it was Toradora.
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>>119924344
This if you grew up in the UK.
Also Hunter X Hunter 1999.
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Robotech back when it was airing in the '80s.
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I think it was dragon ball

I can't remember clearly
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random hentai i found and was like "i like this s**t, where can i find more? And somehow that .. downalated(just roll with it))((don't judge me for not knowing the opposite of escalated)) into anime.
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>>119924531
What exactly is the difference between Macross and Robotech?
Are they identical? Or is Robotech totally separate? Or is it made with the same footage but just watered down/changed for baka gaijins?
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>>119924571
Here's your reply.
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The majority of those aren't even gateway anime.

Gateway anime are shows that aired on western television.
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Strangely enough, it was Rosario to Vampire.
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>>119924571
That might even be how I first saw anime. I was on an online game and was wondering what the hell people were talking about. I was still in elementary school back then. Sadly that's also how I learned of the existence of furries.
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Probably either Evangelion, FMA (2003) or maybe Berserker is what started my full investment into anime

I had seen stuff on Teletoon like Naruto and Inu-Yasha before of course, and I liked them, but that wasn't enough to really get me into it as much as I have today

I suppose the latter shows may have just built up my "tolerance" for it to the point where I was later comfortable enough to consume more of the media.
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What's forbidden, limited, and semi limited?
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As in I was aware it was Anime at the time? Rurouni Kenshin
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The first anime I watched were on Toonami; DBZ, Sailor Moon, Yu Yu Hakusho, Gundam Wing. Than I started watching on Adult Swim; Inuyasha and Bleach. Of course there were also the Saturday morning anime like Yugioh and Pokemon along the way. At some point I decided to try anime online and went with Blood+ (didn't quite like it) and stemmed out from there. I started watching airing anime every back in 2012. The anime that actually got me into it more though was School Rumble
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Oreimo
I'm serious
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>>119924862
How is the TV series of that by the way? Saw Truth/Betrayal OVA and it was pretty good, was wondering if the rest of it was worth a watch.
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conan, they were showing this shit all over china. no regrets
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Heroic Age
That unleashed the greatest marathons I ever did.
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>>119924636
Robotech is Macross, Orguss and Mospedea mashed together into one storyline
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>>119925046
>>119924862
The OP is pretty damn catchy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq61e-LtJTU
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>>119925072
How is it?
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I can't remember because I watched a ton when I first got into it. My dad liked anime so we'd get VHS tapes of stuff like Guyver, Akira, GITS, Bubblegum Crisis, etc. I also watched Toonami religiously though. No clue what came first.
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I watched anime with the typical afterschool toonami block but wasn't super into it until I started watching Stardriver Sundays with /a/. Now I'm hooked.
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>>119923997
Rurouni Kenshin and Pokemon on VHS tapes, then what really got me into anime (and /a/) was pic related, I think.
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>>119925046
I haven't watched since I was a kid so I don't remmember much, but I absolutely loved it
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>>119925092
I watched Macross a few months ago and loved it. What Is the deal with robotech fans? Does it have a significant different storyline than vanilla macross? Did the dub and localization have more effort in it than by the truckload dubs?
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Yu Yu Hakusho and FMA probably were the gateways
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>>119925092
Ah I've only watched SDFM and DYRL so I guess I cant really imagine that too well.
Maybe I should watch Orguss and the other sequels but I havent heard much about them.
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The first anime I ever watched at all was Sailor Moon, but the first anime I ever watched enthusiastically was Detective Conan, not to say I didn't like Sailor Moon, I loved that shit a lot, but I remember waiting up really quietly every night to watch the 1 hr block of Conan from 11pm-12am. So I'll go with that. Good times.
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>>119923997
Rave master was the first manga I read and

Slam Dunk, YYH were the first anime I watched.
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I haven't seen a single anime airing here in years, it all died out after Pokemon lost popularity.

All that's left is Nickelodeon, Disney and Cartoon Network.
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AKIRA, because I am an old fart
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>>119925282
I have it downloaded as we speak so I may as well give it a shot then.
Thanks anon.
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Haruhi Suzumiya
First show I actually picked out on my own to watch knowing it was anime
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>>119925179
I watched it 2 times (means super awesome)
The story is great in my opinion & cried at the ending.
Definitely a series I recommend.
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>>119925284
It was one of the first anime to hit the western world in english, and when you compared macross to the cartoons people would have been watching in the late 80s, its easy to see how people were floored by it. Character death, crazy designs and action, animation quality especially for macross, world building, etc.

GI joe ain't got shit
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>>119924702
More people watch Netflix over television now anyways
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>>119925311
They aren't sequels. They are completely different properties. All macross series have macross in the title.
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>>119925490
Although Orguss was in the SDF block, I don't believe the other show was.
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First series I really fell in love with as a kid was Outlaw star or 08th MS team, which ever aired first on toonami.
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The first official anime I saw was Pokemon, of course. After that it was Evangelion and Detective Conan. All on accident.

First Miyazaki film I saw was Nausicaa. This is back in 2002.
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>>119924702
I define Gateway Anime, as the Anime Series which made me watch Anime like a maniac.
If I would go by that definition I would have written Sailor Moon, Inuyasha, One Piece, Naruto or Pretty Cure instead of Heroic Age.
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>>119925366
Did you see it in theatres in 1989? My uncle and dad saw it two days in a row then.
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>>119925490
Oh I might not bother then. Even SDF 2nd season isnt really sounding very appealing to me.
From what I gather, most stuff past DYRL doesn't quite match up to the original
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Starzinger, apparently. Rented the VHS as a kid and didn't realize until years later that it was anime and not just some random western cartoon
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>>119925430
>animation quality especially for macross
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>>119925531
They used the SDF branding, but they aren't really related in any way.
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Robotech took Macross as the original generation, and then slapped two completely unrelated mecha animues to be the Second and Third generations.

Basically it took Macross and began using it to pump out weeb fanfiction. I think Japan actually thought the idea of the generational progression was kind of neat, though, and Macross would use that.

Oh, but it also tried to make a fanwank explanation for what happened to the SDF-1. Their fate is a mystery in Macross, and is intended to be because they won't return to that ship since the seiyuu is literally dead now.
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>>119923997
First anime contacts probably were YYH, DBZ, CCS, SlamDunk, SaintSeiya, VersaillesnoBara and the whole package of various shows airing here back in the 90's.
As far as getting deeper into it, probably watching NGE, dubbed, week by week on MTV.
That show left quite an impression to me back in the day when it ended.
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>>119925650
There's a number of mecha scenes that are great for their time. Plus Itano circus.

Cherry picking, besides that scene is in the second half, probably budget issues.
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Watched Miyazaki stuff as a kid, but that never counts. This was what got me into anime.
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Cowboy Bebop or Ruroken I think. I can't really remember but those were definitely 2 of my first 3
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>>119925579
Nah, VHS. I lived in a rural place at the time.

>>119925650
Compared to shit from DIC and what not, yes.
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Code Geass. Not super proud of that.
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First anime I watched was Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.
Brotherhood is much better than the other as an added note
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>>119923997
I don't really see how Blue Exorcist, Mirai Nikki or Death Note are somehow less bad of an entry than KLK or NGNL. I would put them on the same level.
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>>119923997
Pretty sure Witch Hunter Robin was the first anime I saw on TV in Canada, but I remember watching Inuyasha and Naruto around the same time.
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>>119925684
I'm curious why that was so common in the 1980s. Yuusha series did it too.
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>>119925778
>>119925848

dont get me wrong, I love Macross and think it looked pretty damn good for its time.
I just find it funny if you remember moments like that.
There was quite a bit of stock footage iirc though.

Now, DYRL, thats a different story entirely.
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>>119925863
Underage b&?
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>>119923997
Oreimo.
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sailor moon and dragon ball were on after school

also Initial D got me pretty hooked.
my friends dad used to work in Tokyo and he'd send back all these Initial D VHS and posters and shirts and stuff.
I ended up with most of it since my friend didn't even like Initial D
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>>119925591
Plus is supposed to be amazing, and from what I've heard of 7 and Frontier just sounds like whining.
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>>119925986
Brotherhood was 5 years ago, anon.
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My first was To Love-Ru. Where exactly would that fit on OP's list? Also, what does "limited" even mean?
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>>119925720
So AGE done right?
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>>119926039
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Inuyasha's what got me interested into the style

But my first anime I found on my own was Karin Chibi vampire. Saw the ROD OVA on AS, then I moved on to the TV.

Still love all of those three series, to this day.
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The first anime I ever watched was Dagger of Kamui a long time ago. I also watched Dragonball growing up but I was only aware of it as a show, not as anime in general. Some older neighbors used to rent shows like Bubblegum Crisis, Gunbuster, Macross and Orguss so I had some exposure to those as well. The first show I saw that actually got me into anime in general was when a friend rented Ranma 1/2. After that I started watching whatever series were available at the time.
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>>119926082
shit show, but that OP was excellent
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Haiyore Nyaruko-san got me back into anime a few years ago.

but my first anime ever was yu yu hakusho right at the episode after the end of the dark tournament arc when the baby is explaining the power level differences between toguro and level a and s.
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>>119926039
I just mean most people here grew up with anime being pretty accessible on TV and we're all young yet

Brotherhood started 10 years after most people ITT had seen their first anniemay
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also Lum's bum.
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>>119925937
>Witch Hunter Robin
Fuck I totally forgot about that. Good times. I'm >>119924823 so I remember all those late night Teletoon shows.

I know its off topic, but am I the only one who watched CyberSix?
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Elfen Lied :^)
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>>119926138
>shit show

Don't be gay around me kid, or you'll get it good.
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>>119926016
I've heard that as well. Probably will try them.
I actually saw Macross Zero and though it was decent it kind of fell flat at the end. Doesn't really hold a candle to SDF.
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