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SleepingKirby
10-16-2002, 10:04 PM
Sorry to post a new thread so soon, but I keep having these flashes of questions.

While listening to my Para-Para Max CD's, I ran across some old songs that are nostalgic even though I don't own it. Some of these Sailor Moon theme songs(original Japanese, not the US opener theme) reminded me of a time where these songs represened for me freedom, hope, inspiration and promise of a better world. Of course, I was 10 at the time, listening to these songs as I pass by different music and TV stores in Taiwan. I first started with Doraemon (if any one still remembers that comic), but I really, REALLY got into anime was with Sailor Moon and Tenchi Muyo. When I watched those in Taiwan, they sort of showed me that my future wasn't limited to being a lawyer or accountant, but there are brighter futures and more fulfilling things one can do.

Anyways, which was that one anime that did it for you? That got you hooked. The one that you, once you heard the theme song, almost get a tear of nostalgia. That one anime that sort of opened your mind and opened new possibilities. Or is it just me that get these feelings?

I want to take a guess with Celine Queen, because El Hazard came out around the same time that Tenchi Muyo did.

Mei Lan Chang
10-17-2002, 12:46 AM
One word. Unico.

Then Dragon Ball Z. Yes, I still have a thang for Vegeta. Bad boys always get to me.

Karisu-sama
10-17-2002, 02:20 AM
Classic Speed (drool) Racer, my first crush. ;)

Of course, I wouldn't drool over him NOW.

KEEEENNNNNSSSSHHHHHIIIIIINNNNN!!!!!!! *Anime-sized heart-eyes*

Chosuke
10-17-2002, 06:51 AM
pokemon sort of..

but really Ranma 1/2

My first anime and my first Cosplay ^^;;..but at the time I didn't know it was cosplay.
And my first game was A link to the past ~_~;

Himemiya
10-17-2002, 07:59 AM
Sailor Mooooooon! *_* Then I saw Utena, and I was just hooked.

Rosiel
10-17-2002, 08:43 AM
Avec nous, venez croiser le fer!
Les méchants vont mordre la poussière
Sous le Signe des Mousquetaires
On est tous des frères!

La main dans la main nous allons au combat
Pour notre pays et notre Roi...

I'll stop here. LOL
Amazing memories linked to Anime Three Musketeers, in middle school, when I used to sing it at the top of my lungs with this one friend of mine. Priceless.

I remember all the lyrics to my Saturday morning anime...

Albator, Albator
Avec son équipage
Albator, Albator
Monte à l'abordage

Ahhh the good old days of my youth spent drawing in front of the TV while watching anime and smelling my grandmother's cooking in the kitchen...

And then, more recent, Tuxedo Mirage!
I listened to it on repeat while studying for a huge biochem exam in University. I still have unpleasant flashbacks of the Krebps Cycle when I hear it. LOL.

And guess what I forgot to be on-topic!
The anime that started it all was Captain Harlock (Albator). I wanted to marry him when I was a little girl.

Celine
10-17-2002, 10:43 AM
I started importing fansubs of Sailor Moon before it came out in the US, and was completely in love with those. I also watched a ton of Ranma videos to keep up with my manga reading. However, I think it was the premier of the US Sailor Moon which really made me a huge fan of anime.

KnuxieChan
10-17-2002, 01:21 PM
Mine first anime was Sherlock Hounds (1984) ^^ It even had good dubs.. I'd watched them over and over.. I love 'em *huggles her videos*

Luna Moon
10-17-2002, 01:49 PM
Ranma 1/2 & Rorouni Kenshin ^_______^

Thanks to Elfeater's b/f hehehe

got me & my bro hooked about 6 years ago ^^;







-Luna-

Tenjou
10-17-2002, 02:20 PM
Sailor Moon. I was a total freak about that show, and I still like it. It's one of those things that you can just obbsess over. ^^;;;;;

SleepingKirby
10-17-2002, 02:35 PM
Originally posted by Rosiel
Avec nous, venez croiser le fer!
Les méchants vont mordre la poussière
Sous le Signe des Mousquetaires
On est tous des frères!

La main dans la main nous allons au combat
Pour notre pays et notre Roi...

I'll stop here. LOL
Amazing memories linked to Anime Three Musketeers, in middle school, when I used to sing it at the top of my lungs with this one friend of mine. Priceless.

I remember all the lyrics to my Saturday morning anime...

Albator, Albator
Avec son équipage
Albator, Albator
Monte à l'abordage

Ahhh the good old days of my youth spent drawing in front of the TV while watching anime and smelling my grandmother's cooking in the kitchen...

And then, more recent, Tuxedo Mirage!
I listened to it on repeat while studying for a huge biochem exam in University. I still have unpleasant flashbacks of the Krebps Cycle when I hear it. LOL.

And guess what I forgot to be on-topic!
The anime that started it all was Captain Harlock (Albator). I wanted to marry him when I was a little girl.

Actual, you're the one most on topic. Memories like these are what I was hoping to hear. I wish I could say I was smelling my grandmother's cooking while watching anime....:blubber: But I've had to cook for myself since I was six. :blubber:

TyJILDown
10-17-2002, 04:20 PM
I think it was Escaflowne that really got me hooked to anime. I remember borrinw my friends horrid copy fansubs awhile back and just couldn't have enough after that.

Chiri
10-17-2002, 05:48 PM
It was first ... Pokemon sorta..but I was a vewy foolish child..*shakeshake*

It was actually Saber Marionette J that started me off, and in Japanese, too ^^;;

*gringrin* Then, second, Fushigi Yuugi ... ahh ^^;;;

I've seen over 50 anime's at least, methinks O.o..and im still obsessed with FY ^^

~ Chiri

aeva
10-17-2002, 05:58 PM
I got drawn in a snowball effect, starting with Pokémon, then progressing to Digimon, Card Captor Sakura, Ah! My Goddess, Escaflowne, Sailor Moon, and Princess Mononoke. ^______^

Aurora
10-18-2002, 08:51 AM
Well, I would have to say SailorMoon when it aired on the USA station during their "Action Extreme Team" block. I sometimes watched it because Sonic the Hedgehog would be on soon afterwards XD...but even before that, Sci-Fi every summer (this is back, like in 95-96) would air an anime week where they would show different types of anime, anyone remember that? I SO looked forward to it every summer, I would have got hooked sooner if I knew what it actually was at the time!

officer_fujita
10-18-2002, 09:27 AM
Macross: Do you remember love? :)

SleepingKirby
10-18-2002, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by Aurora
Well, I would have to say SailorMoon when it aired on the USA station during their "Action Extreme Team" block. I sometimes watched it because Sonic the Hedgehog would be on soon afterwards XD...but even before that, Sci-Fi every summer (this is back, like in 95-96) would air an anime week where they would show different types of anime, anyone remember that? I SO looked forward to it every summer, I would have got hooked sooner if I knew what it actually was at the time!

Yeah, I remember that!!! Boy, that's a nostalgia trip. Then it got so popular, they tried it on Saturday mornings, then at an ungodly hour on Saturdays and/or Sundays. It started out as a animation Festival with Vampire Hunter D, Robot Carnival (one of my favorites) and Demon City Shinjuku. All classics I recommend anyone see if they haven't. Oh, especially Rouzin Z. Imagine a action-comedy in an Akira-like style. Where else can you see a little old man rampaging through the city?:D Then of course Casshan; Robot Hunter (another good one.) and 8-man after. (Yeah!!! Sonic-Fast Robot!!!) Just have to say this, Sonic rule!!! XD

KaineMaxwell
10-19-2002, 02:23 PM
Back as a kid for me it was Voltron and Robotech but that was in the 80's before I knew what anime was. Modern times I think it was a combination of sailor Moon and Ronin Warriors that got me alot more intrested in the art.

NeoDrifter
10-19-2002, 03:52 PM
Tekkaman Blade, Ranma 1/2, Tenchi Muyo, Sailor Moon, Gundam, Robotech (macross whatever you want to call it), and then there was Dragon Ball, and DBZ. All this when I was growing at age 5-10

NeoDrifter
10-19-2002, 03:53 PM
also Ronin Warriors

Aurora
10-19-2002, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by SleepingKirby
Yeah, I remember that!!! Boy, that's a nostalgia trip. Then it got so popular, they tried it on Saturday mornings, then at an ungodly hour on Saturdays and/or Sundays. It started out as a animation Festival with Vampire Hunter D, Robot Carnival (one of my favorites) and Demon City Shinjuku. All classics I recommend anyone see if they haven't. Oh, especially Rouzin Z. Imagine a action-comedy in an Akira-like style. Where else can you see a little old man rampaging through the city?:D Then of course Casshan; Robot Hunter (another good one.) and 8-man after. (Yeah!!! Sonic-Fast Robot!!!) Just have to say this, Sonic rule!!! XD

Wow! You actually remember the shows? Heh... I couldnt remember that much, but looking back... they do sound familar now... it'll come to me eventually ^-^

KaineMaxwell
10-19-2002, 06:41 PM
Some the early anime I have taped is from sci-fi: mainly Tank Police and Tenchi Muyo in Love.

Celine
10-19-2002, 07:34 PM
Originally posted by SleepingKirby
Sci-Fi every summer (this is back, like in 95-96) would air an anime week where they would show different types of anime, anyone remember that

Nostalgia!!! AH yeah!! I totally remember all of that! It is so neat that other people remember/saw that! EEE! ^_^

KaineMaxwell
10-19-2002, 09:45 PM
One year, Apollo Smile hosted it!

SleepingKirby
10-20-2002, 12:38 AM
Do they still do that sci-fi fest thing on the sci-fi channel? Even with all the anime we have now, they premiered some of best stuff. Tenchi Muyo: In love... Ahh, my favorite anime movie... It has a lot of sentimental value for me. One could say that that's when life seemed liveable for me.

camipoop
10-20-2002, 12:51 AM
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Aurora
10-20-2002, 10:03 AM
Originally posted by SleepingKirby
Do they still do that sci-fi fest thing on the sci-fi channel? Even with all the anime we have now, they premiered some of best stuff. Tenchi Muyo: In love... Ahh, my favorite anime movie... It has a lot of sentimental value for me. One could say that that's when life seemed liveable for me.

I dont think they do..but I believe they still review anime on their website (they use to anyway)...

...you know... we should petition for an all-anime cable station ^_^;... there is a cable show debuting about martial arts, and they said they would play some anime... but those analysts ppl say it wont last long b/c won't appeal to many.

I just hope they will show good anime XD

Hikaru
10-20-2002, 01:29 PM
The first anime I liked was Pokemon. After that I started watching Dragonball Z. I then watched Sailor Moon and I really got into anime, drawing (anime of course), and singing (Japanese songs). Now I have won 2 art contest and have also won the respect of many people as a decent vocalist. :)

tydawgsd
10-22-2002, 01:02 AM
Voltron/Ronin Warriors and Pokemon
I don't know why but that Pika Pika amuses me every time, I still watch that show even though its popularity is waning.

Gothic_Lulu
10-23-2002, 12:20 PM
Dragon Ball on WB! BLING BLING (un called for). Wow that was back in the day...before it was even popular.

I guess my first anime that got me into it was Dragonball Z.

Also it think my first anime shows (though I did not know it at the time...) were on nickelodeon back in the day (late eighties early ninties) and they had some anime on it.......one was one with a koala bear in it (Noozles) the other was a classic fairy tale thing (Grims fairy tales).....wow that was so long ago. I also saw starblazers when I was like 5 or six.

Even better. My brother was into anime when he was younger (he is now 27) and I actually found a video of his that he taped in 1985 (or something ^-^)! It is entirely Robotech....crazey stuff....

I even found a website with the theme songs and video clips in it:

http://members.tripod.com/~djfury/nick.html

check out the real video section.

-Gothic Lulu:devil:

SleepingKirby
10-23-2002, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by Gothic_Lulu
Dragon Ball on WB! BLING BLING (un called for). Wow that was back in the day...before it was even popular.

I guess my first anime that got me into it was Dragonball Z.

Also it think my first anime shows (though I did not know it at the time...) were on nickelodeon back in the day (late eighties early ninties) and they had some anime on it.......one was one with a koala bear in it (Noozles) the other was a classic fairy tale thing (Grims fairy tales).....wow that was so long ago. I also saw starblazers when I was like 5 or six.

Even better. My brother was into anime when he was younger (he is now 27) and I actually found a video of his that he taped in 1985 (or something ^-^)! It is entirely Robotech....crazey stuff....

I even found a website with the theme songs and video clips in it:

http://members.tripod.com/~djfury/nick.html

check out the real video section.

-Gothic Lulu:devil:

Yeah, I remember Noozles and the Grimm Fairy Tales. Did you know that the Grimm Fairy Tales was stuff Miyazaki worked on pre-Studio Ghibli? I always knew there was something special about those cartoons. They made me waste many summer afternoons in front of the TV. :p

Gothic_Lulu
10-23-2002, 06:37 PM
Ah yes.......

Nickelodeon at its greatest......it is pretty bad now (except for Invader Zim ^-^)

I knew that art style looked familiar.

My favorite was actualy David the Gnome.....:thumbsup: .....though I am pretty sure that it is not anime....

the good old days......

-Gothic Lulu
:devil:

SleepingKirby
10-23-2002, 07:02 PM
Originally posted by Gothic_Lulu
Ah yes.......

Nickelodeon at its greatest......it is pretty bad now (except for Invader Zim ^-^)

I knew that art style looked familiar.

My favorite was actualy David the Gnome.....:thumbsup: .....though I am pretty sure that it is not anime....

the good old days......

-Gothic Lulu
:devil:

According to my book, David the Gnome (The world of David the gnome. It took me a while to figure out that "David the Gnome" wasn't the full title. :p ) is a
Cinar films production in association with Miramax films and BRB international.
It may not be Anime, but it looks like it wasn't American either. Looking back, it seems Cinar also did Maya the Bee and the adventure of the Little Koalas. (the show before the Noozles.)

Actually, David the gnome was one of my favorite when I was little. A character with a brain, so to speak. I always wonder if it would hurt if a little gnome was hanging on to your fur as if his life depended on it. What was his name? Swift, was it? The fox?

Nick was at it's best then? I don't know about that. I'd say it was a toss up between then and when they stared Nicktoons with Doug, Rugrats and Ren and Stimpy. (I never saw "The house of next tuesday" episode. I'm so mad!)

I keep forgetting the Invader Zim isn't canceled, just put into an god awful time slot. Got to remember to watch it.

Demented Otaku
10-23-2002, 07:54 PM
The anime that started it all for me was called Cashaan: Robot Hunter. It was this obscure little anime I saw on the Sci-Fi channel when I was about 9 or 10 years old, and I was fascinated with this new style of animation. Does anybody know where I can get this anime, I've searched everywhere and I've had no luck. My other expiriences with anime were Votron ( old school, not that new 3D crap! ) and Transformers when I was much younger, and really couldn't tell that they were anime.

Sesshoumaru
10-23-2002, 11:54 PM
To me the anime that started it all was Saint Seiya! After that, I kinda left anime for a while until I discovered Inuyasha(which is my favorite anime show)

Spooky Brew
10-24-2002, 12:33 AM
Sailor Moon... it was that year they just put Sailor moon on Cartoon Network in the summer.....lot's of Sailor moon fans were born that year!
Sesshoumaru: To me the anime that started it all was Saint Seiya! After that, I kinda left anime for a while until I discovered Inuyasha(which is my favorite anime show)
I LOVE Inu Yasha! I hate the dubbed version tho, they say all the names wrong and their voices are horrible.... gives me nightmares...

Squall-chan
10-24-2002, 12:43 AM
Like I said in the CLAMP thread...X baby!!! Yup, since the first manga came out like 10 years ago...I love it more then anything and it'll always be my fav.

SleepingKirby
10-24-2002, 01:45 AM
Originally posted by Demented Otaku
The anime that started it all for me was called Cashaan: Robot Hunter. It was this obscure little anime I saw on the Sci-Fi channel when I was about 9 or 10 years old, and I was fascinated with this new style of animation. Does anybody know where I can get this anime, I've searched everywhere and I've had no luck. My other expiriences with anime were Votron ( old school, not that new 3D crap! ) and Transformers when I was much younger, and really couldn't tell that they were anime.

Yeah, that cartoon kicked a lot of a@# didn't it? Made by the same person who did G-Force, I think. Anyways, I'm pretty sure that I saw there was some sort of release of Casshan:robot hunter. Contact the people of this store:
http://www.banzaianime.com/
If they don't have it in stock, they'll help you find it. And if worse comes to worse, I'll run down there myself. The store is located in Santa Monica/ westwood area of LA.

SleepingKirby
10-24-2002, 01:49 AM
Originally posted by Spooky Brew
Sailor Moon... it was that year they just put Sailor moon on Cartoon Network in the summer.....lot's of Sailor moon fans were born that year!

I LOVE Inu Yasha! I hate the dubbed version tho, they say all the names wrong and their voices are horrible.... gives me nightmares...

It's Viz, what do you expect? :p
In case anyone's wondering the two US anime release companies I hate are ADV and Viz. Everything else is either great or alright.

Spooky Brew
10-24-2002, 07:47 PM
Amen SleepingKirby, amen.

Yautja834
10-24-2002, 10:18 PM
tenchi muyo is what started it all for me, i think it will always be my favorite anime. That theme song they used for the first couple episodes is just so soothing and i get a great feeling when i hear it. I have all the movies and the origional series on DVD. Now i just need to work on my Tenchi Universe collection, then m life will be complete....until i find something new to go crazy over :p

SleepingKirby
10-24-2002, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by Yautja834
tenchi muyo is what started it all for me, i think it will always be my favorite anime. That theme song they used for the first couple episodes is just so soothing and i get a great feeling when i hear it. I have all the movies and the origional series on DVD. Now i just need to work on my Tenchi Universe collection, then m life will be complete....until i find something new to go crazy over :p

*Knocks fists with Yautja834 over there in an Excel and Pedro like fashion* Gurandoo!!!

Many of you mentioned stuff like Casshan and 8 man. Well, the anime movie that almost made me cry and my favorite anime movie of all time is Tenchi Muyo: in love!!! Saw it first on Sci-fi channel and thought to myself, " I'm glad I want to study animation."

Anyways. I actually got the whole collection of Universe (although the series isn't that good if you've seen the OAV/Ryo-ohki already, it's still good for a laugh, though.) before the DVD set came out. I actually got the mystical "meet the tenchi" cd too with many of the openers songs. Good Tenchi CD's are hard to find. Hopefully Pioneer will re-release them (they had US release for a while. They were GOOD cd's too. Had both english and Jap lyrics and songs.). But I recently bought the re-release for Tenchi Muyo: in love soundtrack and still have the original American release. If you happen to live in the so-cal area, pm me and I'll be happy to loan some out if you want. Just for your comment, I'll make a animated gif for your avatar. Whee!!! Here I go!!

Oh yeah, you still need the Mihoshi Special + Pretty Sammy DVD that Pioneer is re-relase soon. Finally!!! I've been waiting for that to come out on DVD. (I have the VHS of the OAV's as well.)

Yautja834
10-24-2002, 10:45 PM
yeah ive been wanting to see those for so long. but everytime im at the mall going into suncoast i say to myself,"what was i going in here for?" then just give up and play in EB for a few hours.

Dark Vision
10-24-2002, 11:30 PM
Ummm have I posted here yet???? O well too lazy to check. There one that started it all. Dragon Ball Z. Only difference is that I watch while it was popular....in Japan. Infact the last movie, which ended it, I watched a month after its release. and that was my dragonball era.
The one that restarted my interest was Tenchi Muyo. I have to thank sleeping Kirby for that.

TheAnarCHris
10-27-2002, 01:32 AM
Back in the 80s it was Volton and Robotech, 90s, Pokemon and DBZ, but everything fell through after the 4 hit combo of Gundam Wing, Eva, Trigun, and Outlaw Star ^^=

And those wacky FF games werent much help either ^/^