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What was your gateway anime

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What was your gateway anime
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Dragon ball z, same as most people.
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>>138771225
Pretty much this and Sailor Moon

But I didn't start downloading until I found Love Hina.

I had shit taste.
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>>138771253
>>138771225
These, and Samurai Pizza Cats
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Azumanga Daioh
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honestly, madoka

before that I just watched toonami-core
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Original, not Ultimate.
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>>138771168
You already know it. Fucking Naruto on Toonami, baby.
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I started off with Toonami like a lot of other people, DBZ, Gundam Wing, Tenchi Muyo, I was into pretty much everything they aired + other shit like Pokemon & Cardcaptors. But I lost interest after a couple years. Fast forward roughly a decade & what set me back into motion was KissXsis. I initially only returned for the lewds so I checked out some harem stuff but eventually got sick of a perpetual boner & settled with slice of life series'.
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>>138771168
Wolf's Rain. I liked cute doggies; wasn't expecting everyone to massacred.
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I used to hate anime, weebs and cute girls doing cute things, but something happened and now that's all I really watch.

This started it
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>>138771168
Does pokemon count?
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FLCL
I'm still glad I saw the 4th episode on adult swim first. Out of context that's a bit of a mind fuck. Having FLCL as my first anime really made me think anime was some great experimental art medium, an impression that proved to be largely false.

Kinda sad that nothing can quite match up to FLCL, though a couple movies come close. I guess most anime don't have the same kind of freedom as a show funded to test new animation software. I don't think regular seasonal anime get to take risks.
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Dragonball (not Z).
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>>138771168
DBZ/Sailor moon introduced me.
Kare Kano seduced me.
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>>138771168
WHEN THE NIGHT HAS COME
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Hard to remember what was on TV, I never watched a lot of TV. I remember Fullmetal Alchemist, FLCL, GitS, Bebop and Big O being on back then.

First anime I watched with subs was Eva. I don't remember why, I think I just knew it was the "main" anime. Probably learned that from GameFAQs.
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Highschool of the dead, its a perfect gateway anime
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>>138771168
Doraemon like every southeast Asian. If I recall correctly my first manga was the first volume when I was 4.
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>>138772321
doraemon is great fun
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>>138771168
I can only recall fleeting memories of either Dragon Ball or Chobits
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I remember watching sailor moon, pokemon, digimon, yugioh etc when I was younger. My actual gateway was SnK. Hate to admit it but it is what it is. Its all gone down hill from there.
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>>138771168
Probably The Mysterious Cities of Gold.
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this fucking thing
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Spice and Wolf. Made me realize there's anime beyond the usual fighting and romance dramas that were airing on TV
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B Gata H Kei, I came to anime for the faps and stayed for the drama
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>>138771168
Where do go after K-ON ?

I want more high school life
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boku no pico
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Totoro/Kiki, CCS, Bebop, K-ON!

I was more into cartoons as a kid so I only watched some Dragon ball, Pokemon and the odd CCS episode.

Ended up loving CCS after watching the Jap sub when I was a late teenager.
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>>138771168
Honestly, Spongebob for me.
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Abuse me all you want /a/
This is what got me into anime
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>>138771168

Some Naruto game -> Naruto -> Shippuden -> Watamote -> /a/ -> plenty of must watch anime -> seasonal stuff
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Mazinger
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>>138771168
this, or more specifically Jun was the gateway character
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Death Note I guess. Could've been worse.
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>>138771168
Gurren Lagann
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>>138771168
Miyakazi films.

I probably started on shows with Bleach or Eureka Seven.
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>>138771168

Slayers
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Astro Boy

Heidi
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moomin
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>>138771168
I didn't even know pokemon and digimon were from Japan when I was a kid. I had to wait for the internet and me being about 12 or 13 to find out that I was predisposed at a very young age. You could honestly almost call it a manipulation as big as pokemon was in those days.
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Ranma 1/2

Rewatched all of it it for nostalgia.

worst decision of my life
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>>138771168
smug anime images got me to watch anime tbhonest. I loved how it triggered normies.
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>>138771168
myself yourself. rare right?
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I never got into anime until late last year, but before hand I would seek it out on T.V. First instance would be staying up late to see G-Force on Cartoon Network. Didn't even know what anime was but it looked bad ass.
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THE MOTHER FUCKING EXCEL SAGA
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>>138771168
HNK
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>>138771748
Same expect my dad happend.
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>>138771168
One piece I think, I don't even remember, it's been a decade since then.
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>>138774662
same
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>>138771168
Umaru
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Other than Toonamie stuff I watched as a kid, I only really got into anime after watching NGE a few years ago so I could understand those stupid tyrone and rog videos.

>>138771748
Also this
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Voltron
Sailor Moon
DBZ
Vampire Hunter D
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>>138771168
Pokemon and Digimon, but it was Kiki's Delivery Service that really set my obsession in stone.
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Boku no sex jokes
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>Still no SAO mentioned
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Death Note. Pretty standard but it blew my mind at the time.
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Planetes
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First ones I watched on the internet while being aware that it's chinese cartoons were Guilty Crown and >>138776601
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First one I ever watched was Death Note. But I didn't really get into it until Keion.
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Boku No Pico, although that most likely doesn't count, so K-ON!! would be my legit first.
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>>138771168
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Soul Eater
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I'm surprised Haruhi hasn't even been mentioned yet.
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My uncle had the first 5 episodes of Naruto and gave them to me. For about 6-8 months I watched those same episodes everyday. Fast forward I remembered that and decided to finish off the series and it all went down from there
/blog end
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>>138777428
FINDS
A
WAY
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>>138777428
Threadly reminder that you should stop posting that because it's a thing.

https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3206139/1/
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>>138777428
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>>138771168
Dragon ball, sailor moon, samurai warrios and saint seiya when i was 4.
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>>138777428
FINDS
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>>138777700
Isnt Saint Seiya kinda violent for childrens programmes?? Was it cut where it aired.
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>>138777562
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>>138771275
This, lucky star and rozen maiden
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>>138771867
This and Ghost in the Shell.
I was a dumbass chuuni teenager so even though I didn't understand any of it I thought it was great because it was complicated. Only really understood what they were about after rewatching them 10 years later.
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I watched a lot on the weekend morning slot because I thought it was a staple for kids. Most of what I watched as a kid were localized dubs, so probably my first encounter with subbed anime was Ouran. Then I stopped for a bit, and K-On brought me back.
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Tsubasa Chronicles because of my sister. Was like 10 years ago and im just listeing at its ost because it is fucking amazing.
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Girls und Panzer, mainly thanks to this guy.
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Chobits was my first real anime
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>>138777428
>>138777553
>>138777576
>>138777636
>>138777716
Fucking kill yourselves, all of you. It was enjoyable when it was contained to storyfag threads but now you fucking crossboarders just made it into another forced meme.
Stop ruining the board.
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>>138778367
At this point I'm pretty sure it's mostly just >>138777576 samefag shilling his shitty fanfic
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>>138777428
It's coming real soon.
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>>138771168
Gigantor on our B&W TV in the 60s.
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>>138779986
That's Denwa, not Keit-ai.
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Attack on Titan
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>>138777539
This was mine, gateway anime of the best kind.
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stein's gate
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>>138777428
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f-fairly new to anime, besides the generic ones. What are some good SoL shows worth watching, p-please not the bully
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K-on!
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Getbackers
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>>138771168
There were shows I had watched beforwhand, but this was the one first one that I would stay up late just to binge watch.
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>>138771225
Even though I watched it as a child, it never got me into anime.
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Ghost in the Shell, the Mamoru Oshii version.
If movies don't count, then One Piece, I guess.
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Haruhi and Naruto, I can admit that.

I had seen Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, Pokemon, etc. at a younger age but never cared or even knew what "anime" was.

I remember seeing Haruhi on the cover of a Japanese anime magazine and I skimmed through it. It was alien but intriguing to me. Naruto had a prime tv slot and it was the only anime I heard people talk about.
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>>138781937
>stuttering
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Legend of Galactic Heroes
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>>138782093
I've been diagnosed with digital paranoidal social interaction dependency w-which Im forced to stutter to releive microtensions. I-Its not s-something i can control.
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technically pokemon
but ojamajo doremi was the first anime I watched knowing that it was an anime
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>>138781838
I will probably never understand how did Stein's Gate end up being such a newfriend magnet not saying it like a bad thing
It's about Japanese nerds and for Japanese nerds, most of the humor is meta jokes and memes, the adaptation is really damn slow and doesn't have much action or crazy spectacle that could catch an eye of a first time watcher, yet it somehow got outside into normalfag world.
Was it just dumb luck?
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>>138777428

Keit-Ai is a gateway anime of the worst kind. It's a bad series, a clusterfuck of paranormality and cellphones that isn't very well done by any aspect, but which attempts to compensate for its weaknesses by adding in excessive shipping faggotry and THE NATURE OF LOVE. The normal anon can see this as the shit it is, and may enjoy it, hate it or be indifferent to it, but all the while recognizing that the series itself, regardless of their opinion, is plain bad.

However, these very aspects that try to smear over the shit of its core make it a breeding ground for aspie, unsociable underageb& faggots who engage in every kind of faggotry both online and in the real world. The edgy teenagers all trying their hardest to look mystified, the roaming chargers, peculiar, nonexistent area codes, the whole alternate universe faggotry and everything about the Keit-Ai world fuels their escapist fantasies, while the pity-party character backgrounds, emphasis on DRAMA, and overall preachiness of the series make it fit just right with the navel-gazing of your average preteen and his sense of unwarranted self-importance towards the world. Exactly the kind of shit that makes little kiddies and underageb& retards eat this shit right the fuck up.

Keit-Ai is basically THE series to attract the most hated anime fanbase known to /a/, which is why, regardless of individual opinions, it is the responsibility of every anon to troll the fuck out of this show and everyone who likes it, and ensure that no Keit-Ai threads ever encourage the newfriends to show their faces here.
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>>138771168
Host Club
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>>138771275
This, after DBZ and Sailor Moon.
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Elfen Lied showed me that anime is not only kids-stuff or ecchi
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>>138771168
I never understood how k-on attracted so many newbies, or why they all seem to enjoy it so much. It's not even a good SoL
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>>138771168
Robotech.
I still have the VHS tapes for it somewhere
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>>138782889
>It's not even a good SoL
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>>138782967
Seriously, how many SoL shows did you watch before K-On? Can you really say you like it for anything but nostalgia? Do you think you can really judge it fairly?
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>>138782889
>It's not even a good SoL
Did you actually watch it? It's up there with Aria and YKK, especially season 2.
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>>138771168
Inuyasha on Adult Swim was my first anime. Excel Saga and Azumanga Daioh were the ones that took me from casually watching it on TV to downloading and watching anime whenever I had free time.
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>>138782465
You're kind of cute. I want to bully you!
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>>138783047
I dropped it about half way through s1 because it was boring and the characters were shit. It's honestly the blandest show I've ever tried to watch. How the hell can you even begin to compare it to Aria?
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>>138783026
>Can you really say you like it for anything but nostalgia?
Voice work, animation, costume design, subtlety and amazing chemistry between the main cast.

>>138783174
Maybe we watch SoL for different reasons.
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>>138782867

Sarcastic. Elfen Lied is full of ecchi and childish.
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>>138783026
You're right, I forgot: anything that I have enjoyed in the past and continue to enjoy today, I enjoy only because of nostalgia.
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>>138783026
>K-On
>nostalgia
It's scary how I'm surrounded by newfags here
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>>138776941
That was mine
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Bleach
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>>138783773
>K-On! is seven years old
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patlabor and Utena
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Neon genesis evangelion
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>>138776333
This. Azu introduced me to schoolgirls. It all went downhill from there.
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I was on /pol/ when I saw that gif of Sena's tits in the beach. I felt a deep interested and by the end of the day already had watched the Two seasons and OVA.
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>>138784207
Good taste.
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>>138771168
dubbed bleach
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>>138771168
SAAAAAAAABREEEEE RAAAAAIIIIIDREEEE and the star sheriffs.

Maybe I should rewatch it I have no Idea what that show was about other than some spacenazi empire getting foiled again and again by some cowboy robot with a big gun in his chest.
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>>138771168
Dragon Ball. Watched it all over a few days and then couldn't stop watching anime.
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Sailor Moon.
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>>138771168
bleach. friend kept nagging me to watch that shit and i finally caved
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>>138771168
Used to think anime was just for nerds and weirdos, was bored over Christmas break and decided to watch pic related.
I still think a lot of people who like anime are weirdos but now I really like watching anime.
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Yes, I'm a newfag
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>>138771168
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Blood+ of all shows. I didn't even think it was that good
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Death Note in 2011, then I was into ponies for a while before going back to anime.
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Himouto! Umaru-chan (thanks, shitposters)

I thought DB was boring shit. I did like watching comedy anime like Shin-chan and Koni when I was younger, but that was because it was everything the TV had to offer and was not enough to get me into anime.
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>>138771168
.hack// Legend of the Twilight
that and
Fantastic Children
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>>138785473
>anpanman
You Japanese?
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>>138784310
same
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>>138771168
Bible black
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zbNxB1rUrs
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>>138777544

>I watched those same episodes everyday

What the fuck is wrong with you?
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>>138785353
Me too friendo
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>All these people exposing their newfaggotry without shame

Consider MAL, Reddit and/or suicide.
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>>138771168
watched Ghibli films as a child first but I think what really got me into it was Ranma
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>>138785473
Good to see I'm not the only one, also this
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Technically, the first anime I watched was k-on, but it didn't interest me at the time, but the show that got me into anime was Attack on Titan
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>>138771168
neon genesis when it aired and years later haruhi got me into anime again i guess
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shingeki no kyojin
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>>138771168
Cardcaptor Sakura and Pokemon if stuff like Bumpety Boo and the Moomins doesn't count.
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>>138771168
Your first anime was K-on? How?
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>>138777539
Because it aired in 2006, most people probably watched at least some anime before haruhi
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Magic Knight Rayearth, Dragon Ball and Samurai Pizza Cats

Based 90's Mexican tv
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Nurutu, almost 10 years ago.
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Shingeki no Kyojin.
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Pokemon, either that or Yu Yu Hakusho.
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>>138792259

haruhi what a cutie with wonderful outfit

Haruhi with her cute appearence and Death Note with it's unique premise resparked my interrest in anime.

Before that, I watched Dragon Ball, Cowboy Bebop and some others but then I kinda just forgot about it.
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This was the first anime that I actually downloaded and watched by choice. (not counting whatever happened to be on TV when I was a kid).

I have no idea how or why it happened honestly.
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>>138771168
Avatar the Last Airbender.
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Not counting childhood shit like pokemon or yugioh of course. I still feel like and will probably always feel like a complete newfag to this medium. I don't care if it's been six years (which is barely anything compared to the arch-wizards who have been watching since the 90s), sixty years from now I'll still feel like a newfag for never being able to experience Geass or the Endless Eight, let alone Evangelion, when they first aired.
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Whatever was on Toonami

But my gateway that got me into shit was Love Hina.

I watched it multiple times through
I read the manga

then I read like a chapter of whatever was after that and it was shit so I stopped reading.

And I've never watched another harem anime since then.
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>>138771253
Pretty much this. SZS got me out of my battle shounen phase.
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>>138771168
Excluding shit like pokemon, digimon and dbz then the first was To-Love Ru.
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>>138783079
The fucking first op of inuyasha is what got me into anime
>mfw it was half filler
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First show I watched by choice was Naruto. After being really autistic about it for about first 50 episodes I dropped it and didn't get back into anime until Shingeki no Kyojin aired. In retrospect it's hilarious how much I was into Naruto even though I didn't even know what "anime" meant.
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Same
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>>138799046
>they will always like you and never attack you and you can kiss them
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>>138799046
/r/ing detailed instructions for gf jutsu
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>>138775317
Mah nig.

Akagi also played a big part in converting me. If a series about something so meh as mahjong could be that awesome, there was something worthwhile in the medium.
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>>138771168
I rented it from blockbuster too
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This and Index.
And no, DBZ and Pokémon don't count you idiots.
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Cowboy Bebop on Toonami many, many cycles ago.

Shit was bitchin.'
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>>138775197
this
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>>138771168
les pauls suck, they're too heavy and over priced
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>>138802031
Buy one that's chambered, I've got a 2008 studio with duncans in it. It's fucking great.
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>>138771168

Lucky star. I'm a boring slow paced person who does nothing, So it appealed to me
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>>138771168
It wast either full metal panic or Inuyasha i dont really remember
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>>138771168
Pic related was my gateway anime, but K-ON got interested in music again.
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>>138771168
Bakemonogatari, actually
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>>138771168
Madlax was the first anime dvd I ever bought with my own money, and Noir was the first anime series I watched from start to finish with my own money. Both were kind of boring looking back, but the characters were super sexy and I was super horny at the time and loved girls with guns, especially having been raised to not talk to girls until after I finished college.

Although I did watch Toonami, Pokemon, DBZ, and all the other Saturday morning/weekday afternoon stuff, but everyone watches those. Madlax and Noir were my first anime experience as an 'adult', and it's when I started looking for more anime to watch. Scrapped Princess I also got into at the time, might have even bought the first DVD at the same time as Madlax, but I can't remember.

I'm still horny and I still love watching sexy anime girls do sexy stuff.
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Ben10
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>>138771225
I watched DBZ, Beyblades, Yugioh, Sailor Moon etc. - all that shit as a kid.

I would watch maybe 1 new thing a year for most of my teen years (SoulEater, FMA:B, PSG - whatever the new hotness was) into my early adulthood.

Wasn't until last year that I sought out something on my own (ToraDora!) that my anime obsession really took off. Now I'm devouring several shows a week and my knowledge of the medium has increased 100 fold. I haven't the slightest idea what to do with this knowledge, since /a/ are the only people I can talk to about it at all.
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bebop
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teen titans i guess
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Galaxy Express 999
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Rurouni kenshin, dbz, YYH, naruto
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>>138771168
Like a lot of people here I bet, I'm in my early 20s so my first experiences were DBZ and Gundam Wing. For a little kid starting to stay up later than he should, seeing those shows blew my mind.
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DBZ, G Gundam, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Trigun, YYH

Pretty much anything that was on Toonami or Adult Swim.

Angel Beats, Death Note, Ippo, Code Geass, Needless, Spice and Wolf, Rosario to Vampire, Shana

That's more along the lines of when I went out and looked for other things that were popular I hadn't heard of.

To this day I don't know how the fuck frosty waifu the anime got on there.
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i watched abridged series, then code geass was my first, been hooked for since 2008ish
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help
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>>138805252
>boy
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I watched DBZ and Pokemon as a child but i didn't pursue anything further until 4 years ago when i started watching One Piece
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>This shit back in 04 was my jam as a kid yo.
>Was 8 at time so I enjoyed it.
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I didn't really start watching a lot of anime until my friend showed me Lucky Star.
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>Elfen Lied
>Another
>Mirai Nikki
Yes, I used to have shit taste
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Haruhi Suzumiya
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>>138771168
Started getting into anime after Clannad. I still like it too.
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One piece, and it's still my favorite.
I mostly read manga though, only anime I watch are movies
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I watched it dubbed first
on youtube
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>>138777539
My were lucky star, haruhi, and k-on. I realized there were many refrences in lucky star that i didnt get and it all went down hill from there
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>>138771168
CCS.
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>>138771168
FLCL and it also introduced me to J-rock.
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>>138771168
I don't remember.

It had to have been something on toonami, it was before 4th grade because i remember walking around during recess talking to my friend about zoids the entire time.
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>>138777428
FINDS
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Got it on a DVD for my birthday from my uncle. Put off watching it for months because it was one of those weird foreign cartoons, then it turned out to be actually pretty good and I picked up most of the rest of Ghibli's catalogue and any of the other roughly ten shows that UK video stores sold that I could find.

Now here I am over a decade later, in my room in the middle of the night, watching CGDGT talking about animu girls on 4chan. Thanks, uncle.
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>>138771168
This, Kiniro Mosaic, Wakaba Girl and now Dagashi Kashi.
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DB/DBZ showed me the gateway, then Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood and Fate/Stay Night pushed me through.
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Watched Pokemon and Dragonball Z as a kid like most when it was on not really knowing it was anime.

It wasn't until my sister showed me Galaxy Express 999 and Saber Marionette J that really got me into it so those two will always be special to me.
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Shimoneta
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>>138798972
This show is still great.
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>>138814936
Same (except I think I got it from my gma), though I went dormant for a long time due to not having cable or good internet. But this and Kikis Delivery Service were my shit as a kid.
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Naruto
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Excluding stuff that I watched when it came of TV when I was < 9, Oreimo.
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>>138771275
This, I found out about it through Yotsuba&.
Nichijou was second for me.
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>>138772321
I'm second-generation Chinese, so I remember watching Doraemon too.
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I dont see how Naruto or Ghibli movies make you want to explore more Anime.

All I wanted after Naruto was more Shonen, and after Ghibli movies just more Ghibli movies
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>>138771168
Sailor Moon or Dragonball Z or Card Captor Sakura I guess.

The first show I downloaded off the internet as it was airing and watched with /a/ was Haruhi s1.
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>>138771867
FLCL was fucking great, its pretty much the only show which I have no real complaints about.
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>>138771168
Fullmetal Alchemist
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>>138771168
Trigun, downloaded with crappy P2P software before torrents were a thing.

>>138771225
We didn't even have Dragon Ball on TV back then.
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i watched dbz and shit like everyone else did as a kid but azumanga daioh made me autistic
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>>138771168
Fullmetal Alchemist
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I used to hate you weeb loser virgins.

I was a true /sp/ alpha.

Then I watched Kill La Kill because the art on some of the reaction images looked cool.

Then I lost my way.
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>>138771168
Baka and test. Now that I think about it, that was a long time ago.
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GitS
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Dragon ball, but the first anime I watched knowing beforehand it was an anime was elfen lied
being an edgy teen wasn´t that bad now that I think about it
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>>138821356
forgot pic
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>>138783773
K-on is definitely old enough to warrant nostalgia
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>>138771168
naruto.

I'm ashamed of admitting that.
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>>138821673
K-On wasn't good enough to warrant anything at all. It tried to be Azumanga with instruments and mistook aspie for retard moe.

Also, it had no fucking humor whatsoever.
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My friend told me about SaO and got me hooked. Then I watched Fate,OPM and AoT.

Good shit yo
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Shinshan
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>>138771168
Sailor Moon/NGE
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>>138777428
Literal cancer.
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