26368Re: Everything old is...forgotten? What was your gateway anime?
- Jan 3, 2009I remember watching bad "Speed Racer" dubs as a rugrat, as well as
"Battle of the Planets," and "Star Blazers," but I never really got
hooked. (But I did find the bird costumes in BOTP fascinating. Why
they dressed as birds was beyond me. I need to watch that in Japanese
What hooked me? Actually, TechTV ran a "Crest of the Stars" marathon
about 7-8 years ago, which I watched while cleaning the house late one
night, and I got hooked on the whole Abh mythology. Yes, I am a nerd,
and I've always had a weak spot for a good space opera. Not so much
with the giant robots, though. My interest was piqued. So I was open
to the idea.
But I think what really hooked me on anime was Cowboy Bebop. (Yeah,
I'm one of those people.) The music was great, and it wasn't like
anything I was expecting--especially the ending. I was pretty fed up
with American TeeVee at the time, so I figured I'd look for New and
Different. It fit the bill, and as soon as I started looking, I found
lots more of New and Different.
From there, well, the whole downward spiral started. :D
(Only later did I discover all the cliches in the "new and different!"
XD But they were new and different cliches!)
Oh yeah, sometime soon after, I started watching this odd little anime
about these girls at this school who all spoke in keigo, and they were
all poking fun at this one girl with pigtails in a catty kind of way,
and before I knew it, dammit, I got sucked in to MSGM. XD
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