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What got you into anime in the first place, /a/?

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What got you into anime in the first place, /a/?
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>>120956829
The desire to fit in.
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Big eyes
Colorful hair
Cute panties
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gits
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>>120956829
Haruhi and Lucky Star in 2009 or 2010.
KyoAni, basically.
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>>120956829
I was too impatient to wait for Naruto weekly
Found it online in nipponese
Eventually joined a Naruto RP forum and the folks there introduced me to a bunch of anime.

I regret nothing.
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The cool uncle that lied foreign stuff let me borrow Urotsukidoji. That was an experience for me 10 year old self. Also jrpgs
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My lack of standards for entertainment.
Now I stick around because of /a/.
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Kagamin
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The desire to run away from reality.

And now, I can tell it was a good choice because reality sucks.
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>>120956829
boredom
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A bunch of my friends were into it in high school, so I decided to try it out. It was Fullmetal Alchemist that took my anime virginity.
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>>120956829
too much free time
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Loneliness
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Bashing one of my friends in high school for being a faggot weeb. He eventually convinced me to watch some anime, I don't remember what and it wasn't complete garbage.
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The DM of my RP group worked a Dearh Note reference into our game.

I assumed it was going to be like DBZ, only edgier. It was edgy as fuck, but the story was actually focused, concise, and gripping.

Now i'm a fucking weeb with a waifu, a body pillow, and a few dozen figs. My god what am I doing with my life?
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Osu tournament 2013. The songs made me watch my first anime :D
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The cute/moe aesthetic was instantly appealing to me. It's eye candy in the most literal sense of the term.
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>>120957319
>:D
You still don't know how to post after more than a year.
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>>120957388
Why does it matter in a blog thread?
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>>120957133
yup
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>>120956829
I live in Asia where people grew up collecting tankoubon and watching classic anime shows so everyone under 35 by default has a certain standard of power level, higher than western standards.

What got me started in a journey to increase my power level and actively learn nip was this game from 15 years ago.
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>>120956829
I finished watching everything i wanted to on netflix and checked out the anime section
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not having a gf
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>>120956829
Girls with bigguns, I mean big guns.
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Toonami
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more than 5 minutes episodes

american cartoons ended too fast
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>>120956829
4chan.

I started off browsing /b/ and eventually found /a/. I regret nothing.
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Akira and GitS via Neotokyo (the source mod, not the Akira setting) around mid 2009. Their composer mentioned them in an interview.
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Anime songs on Stepmania.
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pantsu
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>>120956829
Your mom.
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>>120956829
Yuru Yuri was my first anime. I couldn't stop since then.
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My sister
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Got sick of shounen bullshit and dove face first into moe. To Love Ru.
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Honestly, I have no idea how I got into it. My first anime after Pokémon was Love Hina though I think.
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My uni had an agreement with a local theater to show foreign movies as a "cultural event" with student discounts, and had Nausicaa and Mononoke Hime, and I got to see them multiple times on the big screen for like $2 a showing. Rest is history.
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Aria wasn't my first, but after watching it that I started to enjoy it more and watching it frequently
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Sexy girls. My first anime was Love Hina.

There was a latter period where I only watched "serious" anime but nowadays I've returned to only watch it for the girls again, plus I read more manga (TLR, Boku Girl, Minamoto-kun Monogatari, etc)
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high school of the dead
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This stolen adult magazine a friend of mine gave me when I was 13 had a list of recommended erotic websites that I checked, and one of them featured hentai, which I found interesting (Misty "riding" Starmie, fuck yeah).
Eventually, I began to become interested in where the characters came from, and that's how I finally ended up here.
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>>120956829
Tumblr
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>>120956829
When I was little I loved cartoons.
Then I realized the chinese ones were much better.
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Armitage III.
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Honestly? Boredom. I always hated anime because the only experience I had had with it was seeing the fat Narutards at the bookstore be obnoxious shitheads. One day, I just decided to order an anime disc from Netflix, and that was it. I found /a/ a little while later, and I've been here since.
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>>120956829
One Piece in 2004.
And Haruhi in 2006.
The ride never ends
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Voltron and Robotech (Macross) back in the 80's. Yeah, I sometimes feel I've wasted my life.
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My dad liked Robotech and used to show me some Toonami as a kid.
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>>120956829
My autism
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My dad.
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>>120956829
I used to hang out in a library after school and started reading manga.
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>>120965711
My eternal nigga

Would you like to be friends?
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Cowboy Bebop at his computer.
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>>120957932

This, Toonami was the only way to watch anime back then.
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Chobits was the first non-mainstream anime I ever watched, but I didn't watch a lot of anime back then. Fullmetal Alchemist was probably around the time I first started watching anime specifically. I was still a huge casual back then though. There was a guy on TorrentSpy (a now defunct bittorrent site) that would remux the Japanese DVDs with the English dub tracks every week and I'd end up watching those. You see, I cared about quality and would much rather see it in DVD quality than SD broadcast. But I would still only watch dubs. Death Note was around the time I started watching subbed anime. I didn't want to wait for the series to finish dubbed, so I started watching it subbed. By that point I had enough exposure to Japanese to not really mind it. And then I started watching shows as they aired in Japan. Well, as close to it as possible because you still had to wait a week for subs to show up for most things.
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