Final Fantasy: Unlimited!
I've seen a couple of anime before FF:U, like Doramon, and others I dont remember the name of..
but FF:U did I watch with the intention of watching anime. Sadly, I worshipped this anime for a long time after, even its a sucky anime.
The first anime I remember seeing before I knew it was anime was Voltron. Sailor Moon was the first series I saw that I knew was anime.
for me it was candy candy... it was the first anime to ever manke me cry... T_T and i was about 2 at that time... (ohh that seems soooo long ago)
a great anime...
Well, I think I first started telling the difference between animes and normal animations when Dragon Ball Z came around.
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I'll trump this whole thread and say " Shonen Mowgli " , way back in the early 90's I watched it every saturday morning.
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Probably - and it's a long time ago - Kimagure Orange Road.
I happened to catch Blue Submarine No. 6 on a local channel one night. That was my first glimpse of the awesomeness that is anime.
DBZ for sure, compared to other shows I watched at the time it just seemed too good.
When I was 11 and Pokémon first came to the states, I just had this feeling that it's different than all the other animated shows I've seen. It was one of those "I just can't put my finger on it" things.
Mine was Neon Genesis Evangelion. It was earlier this year at Tafe & I saw an AMV of it to Bohesiom Rhapsody by Queen (i think). I saw the bit where (if you don't want spoiler of End of Evangelion start reading at end of paragraph) Auska gets stabbed through the eye with the lance of longines (you know what i mean lol). Then i saw what happened afterwards (her just slidding down the spear, gave me the creaps) & i just couldn't get that image out of my head for days afterwards, so I ordered it in to ease my pain (the series not the movie, I'm not stupid enough the movie before the series)
Tho the fisrt anime I saw (don't remember actually knowing what it was) was Astro Boy. Don't like it now lol, but NGE is what got me obsessed.
I also don't remember not knowing what anime is, strange...
Project A-ko harboured me into anime, I still love it to this day, I have my friend Nicky to thank for it as well, it was so long ago it was on an old chunky VHS tape.
I used to watch Mayaa the Bee and Totoro as a kid but I didn't know they were actually anime.
I think my first exposure to anime and knowing that it was such was Pokemon. Then Digimon, and then Outlaw Star.
When I was really young, like 11 or so, I would watch KQED (does anyone remember that channel?) on local cable on Sunday nights, and they would have random anime on from like 11PM to 1AM. The first one I really got into was Please Save My Earth. I don't remember much of the details from it, but it got me into anime for sure.
I think Saint Seiya^^
Cowboy Bebop. Back in the good ol' days of Adult Swim.
Trigun. I knew it was different because the expressions weren't really seen often with any other show I've seen. That was back when Toonami was on everyday at 5 P.M. Oh sweet memories...
First one I ever watched was the Streetfighter II movie.
However, the first one - which I realised was anime - was Vampire Hunter D.
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Pokemon. That was awesome.
The first show I watched that I knew for certain it was anime was Yu Yu Hakusho. When I began watching Dragonball Z, I was only eleven so I wasn't familiar with anime as of yet.
I don't remember the order but i know it was the following (all in English):
DBZ, sailor moon, yugioh, cardcaptor sakura
My first anime was Dragon ball z, I saw it on WB a Long time ago. I could just tell it wasn't like any other cartoons just from the way everything looked.
Then my area got Cartoon Network and thats when i really started to see more anime. programs like Voltron, Sailor Moon, Tenchi Muyo, Dragon Ball Z, Gundam Wing, and Ronin Warriors.