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What is the 1st anime you watched that turned you into an Otaku??

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William, Akira was my first... whoah this is life kind of experience


I would say my first Anime was My Neighbor Totoro when I was 3 or 4.
After that was Ranma 1/2
Followed by Tenchi Muyo Ryo-Ohki
All of which were somewhere between 3-6.
I was Bred a Otaku lol.


Slap, from Maryland. 26 years old.
I was an otaku before I really knew what anime was. I knew I enjoyed series like DBZ, Yu yu Hakusho and such, but I did not know there was a whole name/culture with it until a friend of mine told me what anime was when I was a sophomore in high school. My first anime when I knew what anime was is probably Rurouni Kenshin. I know for a fact Chronicles of the Cursed Sword was my first real manga series because I borrowed it from said friend and I currently have a fair amount of the series. (Unfortunately, the series is no longer interesting to me)


I don't count anything from Toonami.

That being said...I think the first anime I bought was Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust at like, 13 or 14 from Suncoast, I think it was called. Some DVD store. Matter of fact I remember standing there, trying to look inconspicuous as I perused the anime DVDs, like I was actually looking for pornos or something. I'd pretend to look at other stuff until people left the vicinity and went back to looking.

Think I ended up with Vampire Hunter D 1 and 2, at least one of the original Hellsing, and a Yu Yu Hakusho DVD before that place shut down.

Then there was Anime Unleashed on G4. I barely remember any of that though, except Bubblegum Crisis and Betterman.


Gundam Wing, watching it greatly pushed me towards anime more then others at the time did.


Well first name is nick and my first was well elfen lied, it wasnt any perverted reason i stumbled upon it and how it was looked good and i liked how it was as in the plot and well yea from that day on i watched anime


hi i'm 17
osario vampire and is this a zombie my first 2 animes i ever saw when i was 10 made me into a massive anime fan


My first Anime, besides the stuff, everyone was watching, was Lucky Star. I was 11 years old.


probably started when I was like 6 watching sailor moon and card captors in the morning before school. It's a bit sad I can't remember much about either of them tho, also Jrpg's my dad got me randomly for PlayStation as a kid

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