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

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After seeing numerous manga, anime and Japanese cultural references added to Japan-made games localized in North America, as well as some children's anime on Nickelodeon and other networks airing others, I became familiar with it, but mostly watched those based on video games.

Nichijou and other Kyoto Animation ones as well as the Vocaloids and Japanese Internet memes turned me into an otaku.


I'm an anonymous person on the internet, and my first real anime (other than pokemon or digimon) was actually Black Butler. I was rather late to the party when it came to age. A friend of mine came over to hang out and randomly started watching episode 2. I was confused, as they seemed to be speaking Japanese and she had subtitles on. But, I soon started to grow a liking to the plot. But it was only about 2 years later that another friend showed me oddly enough, a rather unpopular anime in Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok, that I started to appreciate anime. I was soon down the slippery slope of watching at least an episode a day with a maximum of about 13.


I'm Amira, 14 years old. My first anime was Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. I had been toying with the idea of watching an anime for a while when my friend found FMA and practically demanded that I watch it. It only took 1 episode for me to be hooked and I've been that way ever since. Every time I start a new anime (same goes for any other kind of show), I become pretty well obsessed and get caught up in the fandom, even going as far as to attempt fan-art and fanfiction for most of them (^^;)


Hello, my name is Cameron, I'm 19 years old, and I'm from the UK (Wales to be exact).
Anyway the first anime, I watch was pokemon: the indigo league, but I would say that the anime that made me an otaku was dragon Ball, as I remember watching dragon Ball with my older brother, and I even read the manga when I was in school.


Hello, my name is Samantha and I'm 22. I'd have to say that Pokemon got me to look at anime, but Naruto was the one to get me hooked. Way back in 2006, and I've been binge watching ever since. I'm trying to go through my profile on MAL and make a complete list of everything I've seen, but I've seen so much... I'll read manga if a series I watch ends suddenly or if there's no second season in sight. Never read a light novel for an anime, but I've read tons of other book series.


Hello all I'm Nick, I think the first anime I watched was probably Dragon ball z growing up but trigun was the anime that got me really interested in anime.


Dragon Ball and Berserk were the first ones that got me into anime :3

Jul 11, 17 at 10:25am

Hi, I'm Freyja! The first series I watched was the original pokemon when I was a little girl, maybe 5 years old. But probably what really got me into anime was Inuyasha. I remember secretly staying awake and watching it every night at midnight on adult swim when I was 12, and I just really loved it.


Hey my name is Arthur and I'm 19 years old. The first shows that got me interested in anime were Naruto and dbz.


Miko here! Sailor Moon was my first anime. I saw it when I was 5 and have loved it ever since.

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