What was your first anime?

Discussion in 'TV, Video, and Film' started by Karpish McKarp, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. Karpish McKarp

    Karpish McKarp Finger guns for days

    Alternative title- which japanese animation popped your anime cherry?
    I'm a classy Karp with standards, though, so I won't mention that one.
    ... Except for the fact I just did. *Flustered magikarp noises*

    ANYWAY! What anime series was your first? And did you ever watch anime again after that (for all you folks who aren't as into anime as some of us other folks)?

    My first was 'Ronin Warriors' (the Japanese title is 'Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers') on toonami in the nineties. And I loved the karp outta it! I just found the Japanese version of it on Crunchy Roll and have been re-watching it with fond memories and a new appreciation. I'm glad I can appreciate it more now because of the different personalities of the characters instead of just sitting with my face to the tv going 'look at all the pretty boys with weapons!' Haha. Childhood... ... Guh. (Also, if you don't mind subtitles I strongly recommend the Japanese version. Then again, there are only, like, two title where I prefer the dub over the sub, so take that advice as you will.) ((I don't know why I used parentheses for those sentences.)) (((Those parentheses were unnessesary too.))) ((((This is madness))))

    Sorry. I'm under a lot of pain medication right now.

    Anyway! What about you guys?!
  2. galaxy-meow

    galaxy-meow dapper cat

    I *think* it was Sailor Moon? I remember watching it in the evening with my sister, but I don't know what TV network it aired on that would play it at night. Other anime came into my life before I actually knew the word "anime" (probably not until Toonami). I rewatched Sailor Moon (all 200 episodes & movies) two years ago in Japanese, and WOW! Watching it subbed without the terrible dub/censorship was amazing. Sure, it was still very much a show for kids and maybe it was my nostalgia glasses, but I loved it. I even *gasp* liked Usagi! (i hated her in the English dub). Oh Sailor Moon...

    One of my cousins watched Ronin Warriors, but I don't think I ever did. Perhaps I'll add that to my never ending list of things to watch...
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  3. Karpish McKarp

    Karpish McKarp Finger guns for days

    Ah man. Sailor moon was my shit back in the day! May I ask who your favorite character is? I was always fond of Lita/Makoto/Sailor Jupiter/ what have you.
    Though I much prefer her now that I've watched the Japanese version more. I don't know how the English version didn't annoy the heck out of me back then! Haha! One of the most annoying English lines I can remember "Lita" uttering in the English version was 'He looks just like my old boy friend'. It was in the episode she was first introduced and it has grated on my nerves ever since. Then! Then she says it again after seeing another boy after the first one left! I think the English version was Andrew? Blonde guy. Gosh it has been way too long.

    Another question for you, if you don't mind indulging my need to start nerdy conversations, is have you watched crystal? What did you think of it?
  4. galaxy-meow

    galaxy-meow dapper cat

    As a kid, my favorite was Mina/Minako/Venus. I'm not really sure why (it's been over 15yrs since watching it in english), probably because I just liked her attack. After rewatching, Rei/Mars is my favorite *glances at Mars petit chara and figuarts on shelf*. I love how sassy and mean she is.
    Andrew sounds right? IDK, it really has been too long! But I do remember her saying that in English. At least in Japanese the guys would just remind her of her senpai, which I think is much more reasonable.

    I've watched the first two arcs (Dark Kingdom and Black Moon), but haven't watched Infinity yet. Bad animation aside, it's comparable to the manga. I've only read those two arcs though, and that's why I haven't continued. I'm not too fond of the pacing, everything happens one after the other. A lot of people like Crystal/the original manga and don't like the old anime, but I actually prefer the old anime. I enjoy the filler episodes because you get more "slice of life" stuff and get to know the characters better and how they interact with each other.
  5. DragonSoil

    DragonSoil New Member

    I remember watching the first 30 minutes of Initial D somewhere on the internet as a kid, but the first Anime I actually finished was Soul Eater, which my friend showed me.

    After that I never got into it like he did but I have watched some casual stuff like Attack on Titan, Squid Girl and I haven't given up on watching stuff as long as I have the time haha
  6. MadKiyo

    MadKiyo Villainous Fly

    I was never really around anime. I didn't really watch a full series yet, but I remember glances of Gundam when I was 10 or 11.

    Since then I have watched parts of them or dropped in on what a friend was watchin. I do intend to watch a few, depending on their quality. One thing I can't stand about anime sometimes is the absolutely obvious skimping out on frames. It's why I intend to fully watch one punch man, simply because the animation never cheaps out.
  7. galaxy-meow

    galaxy-meow dapper cat

    I hate this too, but studios pump out new anime almost every season, so I can't fault them too much if they need to get them out. A lot of the times, things will get fixed in Blu-Ray releases though.
  8. Impulse-8

    Impulse-8 That one guy.

    I want to say Pokémon. I recall seeing portions of the older episodes in Season 1 and 2 while playing the games on the side.
    Silly, dumb, destructive, over-the-top, lots of battle animation recycling and freeze-frames, and entertaining for how surreal and insane it is.
    Plus, the characters weren't always happy-go-lucky like they tend to be in the later seasons.
    You know, when Ash wasn't treated like a messiah, nor was he.
    They had petty arguments, they fought, they had clear dislikes for various things, but they still got along and supported each other as they went on.

    I've odd soft spots for Drowzee and Kadabra.

    But I also have lots of old memories for Dragonball Z, although that could be more because of the PS2 Budokai games and GBA games retelling events from the show.
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  9. Sarachaga

    Sarachaga You gain Brouzouf

    Hard question. The first actual anime I saw was naruto. I only saw a few episodes and was mildly interested. I was mostly reading manga and I picked up watching anime 5 years ago, with Highschool DxD(If you see what I mean ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ...), then I saw Highschool of the dead then some other anime that my pride defends me from naming here. Then I picked up on more acceptable anime, as shingeki no kyojin, sword art online and then I got better taste xp
  10. innocet

    innocet New Member

    I watched a few all at the same time back then... Dragonball z, cowboy bebop, rurouni kenshin, the original fullmetal alchemist lol
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  11. Alex K

    Alex K Guest

    My first Anime was sponhebob square pants when it first came out back in May first of 1999
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  12. SveltColt

    SveltColt Well-Known Member

    cory in the house was my first anime ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) jk

    I think my first anime was Soul Eater.
    I loved it I even watched it to the final episode.....
    I don't really know its been a while.
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  13. DuranWolf

    DuranWolf Youngish greymuzzle

    For me, Voltron. Back in '84.
  14. scythemouse

    scythemouse Not a computer peripheral

    It was either Samurai Pizza Cats or Teknoman, aka Tekkaman Blade.
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  15. xaliceonfire

    xaliceonfire Kiralee

    Who do you call when you want some pepperoni!?

    It was either Sailor Moon or Pokemon.
  16. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru 100% faith-based dancing!

    Kannazuki no Miko, Full Metal Panic! then Fullmetal Alchemist were my first watched Anime.

    Then after that it just took off in every direction. :p
  17. Garg

    Garg love to you all.

    oh geez, the american dub of digimon *shivers*.
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  18. MaikeruNezumi

    MaikeruNezumi Irritable street rat

    Dragonball? Pokémon? I honestly can't remember.
  19. Karpish McKarp

    Karpish McKarp Finger guns for days

    It's interesting how you can sort of tell a persons age by their first anime.

    Like Alex, here, is probably seven.

    Haha. Kidding. ;P

    Really though, I could be seeing this all wrong. It is entirely possible that someone could have gotten into anime later in life and have seen some newer animes first.
    I just remember being, like, 11 watching all of my anime on toonami in the 90s.

    I'm trying to do wild math in my head to think if that was accurate, but I'm coming up blank. =I

    But yeah!
  20. Alex K

    Alex K Guest

    But it is anime because the SpongeBob managed to make it past 11 seasons just like Sailor Moon and PokeMan League.
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  21. Brechard

    Brechard kamehameha

    Woulda been Yu-Gi-Oh! that shit was amazing, anyone who wants to duel, get duel link on your phone XD
  22. AdelynBlair

    AdelynBlair Adelyn the Dutch Angel Dragon

    My first anime was Sailor Moon. I didn't know it was anime. The fact that it was drawn differently than other shows was what I really enjoyed.
  23. PlusThirtyOne

    PlusThirtyOne What DOES my username mean...?

    My first animoo was Dragonball but not the era you're probably thinking.
    i grew up on Okinawa in the 80's so i got front row seats to the original broadcast at a young age.
    it's obviously not the first show i watched, obviously, but it's the first that's still memorable and relevant today.
  24. Twylyght

    Twylyght Member

    Hmmm, my very first anime was either Robotech/Macross, Akira, or the Dragon Warrior (based on the first game on the NES). It was so long ago, I don't remember clearly.
  25. nerdbat

    nerdbat Green butt of reason

    First anime I ever saw? Sailor Moon and Pokemon, probably - both were huge in Russia.
    First anime series I actually finished? Either Cowboy Bebop or Attack on Titan, I don't remember correctly.
    First titles that got me into watching anime on daily basis? JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Ping Pong the Animation - I watched some titles on rare occasion, when I had nothing to do or watch, but those were two ones that really made me dive full-on into anime community and converted me from "casual observer" to "filthy weeb" :D

    I think all of them are good introductions - Sailor Moon and Pokemon are friendly and simplistic enough without being completely dumb (well, compared to some other titles out there), Cowboy Bebop is the best anime series of all time in any case (no discuss, you know it's true :v ), Attack on Titan is a cool and digestible flick, PPtA is a great "token arthouse anime" for your hipsterheads of choice, and JoJo is, well, JoJo.
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