It was probably when I moved from home a few years back and was in a town 5000km (about 3107 miles) away from anybody I knew. I guess I took solace in the internet and decided I needed a way to spend large amounts of time relatively quickly. Anime was definitely the best way to go about this, so I closed my eyes on an anime list and picked something, which ended up being Berserk. From Berserk I went to Steins;Gate, from that to Guilty Crown, Mirai Nikki, Evangelion, Gungrave, etc. Before I knew it, I found myself waist deep in anime, crying as I watched Clannad for the 5th time and wondering when my next mail order of blu-ray anime would be coming in.
Somewhere in there I discovered visual novels as well, but that is a different story for a separate section of the forum.
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Haha YES! Deathnote was my gateway anime (I was like 17 when I watched it so I'm embarassed to say that I loved every minute of it too xD)LinovaA wrote:It depends on what we mean by "get into anime". If we are talking about initially, then it was my friend lending me the entirety of Death Note and me loving every minute of it (even the ending.. because I was in like grade 8 ).
But also I watched Princess Mononoke with my friends when I was 14 and thought it was the most amazing movie I'd ever seen. Except my friends at the time also watched Gundam and Inuyasha and Naruto and even at 14 I disliked those types of stories so that sort of turned me off to anime for a while until a friend sat me down and we watched all of Deathnote together over the course of a few days.
I personally never got into anime that much (which is a little weird, considering where I'm posting, huh?), but I have a lot of little doodads and toys from some of the more popular series in the 90s like Sailor Moon and early Pokemon stuff.
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Gun X Sword was the first one I started seriously watching, but then the channel petered out and I never knew how it ended...until, of course, broadband internet.
Hmm. After that, I got into manga (have two bookshelves full *-*) and have found much anime FROM the manga. Or the other way 'round.
Then, due to circumstances, I was at my parents' house for eight months.
All I had was household chores and TV, and a DVD player.
I burned four DVD cases full of anime and watched it from 10 AM to 3:30 PM almost daily.
I'll watch almost anything =D
- Saint Seiya
- Magic Knight Rayearth
- Dragon Ball
- Yu Yu Hakusho
Saint Seiya was patient zero, but Yu Yu Hakusho was the one that really moved me.
Later on, when I was 15, I bought some cheap anime magazines at a newspaper stand while visiting my uncles house. One of the magazines had a passionated review about Sailor Moon and Ranma 1/2. At the time, I hadn't watched them yet, but the reviewer words and the character's artwork was enough to hook me into anime forever ^^
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Another was some from ADV, which I found through the Tekken movie. Such as Legend of Crystania. I really liked it over all and was getting into animal people, before I even knew they had a name.
Tenchi Muyo was another which really stands out. There was some good stuff. Lots more now!
Guess it was just fate! =P
I've been a anime fan for a long time now and remember back when my sisters and I were recording/copying tapes for friends and trying to convince our parents that $15.95 wasn't too much for one volume of manga! (Just one volume of Fushigi Yugi was really that expensive back in Viz's initial run of it lol!)
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