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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Anime, How it all Started



To get into anime, I think you have to know someone who is into it, so they can get you started. I had watched anime when I was younger: DBZ, Gundam 0082, Outlaw Star, and Cowboy Bebop. However at the time, I wasn't an anime fan just yet. It took meeting one of my best friends in HS, who was also into anime. He had a lot of disks of his own, as well as his brothers. I ended up borrowing three episodes that pulled me into the world of the otaku. These 3 eps were Love Hina Again. They were the end of a long series, and after watching them, I had to see the rest of it.

Love Hina isn't for the timid either. At the time, all of the echie in it made me go OMG, cool. LoL. Now echie doesn't bother me. Panty shots, skimpy clothes, it's all part of the deal.

After Love Hina, I believe the next anime series I watched was Fushigi Yugi. My girlfriend at the time was a big fan of it, and let me borrow all of her disks. Needless to say, I would stay up all night watching the episodes back to back.

It was around this time that I started watching one of my most fav. animes ever, Initial D. Some car fans don't like calling it anime, but it is. It also helped that my gf was into it as well, so we would watch eps together and get into big discussions on racing mechanics, and different drama going on in the anime.

Now, I have gotten my sister into anime. I pulled her in using D-greyman, and vampire rosario. What started out being anime nights together, turned into me getting home and her recommending a whole slew of different animes that she has seen as well as where to see them. Now my sister wants to hit up anicons, and dress up.

So my recommendation, sit down with a friend, and prepare for a night of some good anime.

1 comment:

yuuki said...

i love mangas n anime! my latest fave is skip beat...