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ArtemisDown  ·  2506 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What was your first anime? Your first manga?

My first anime was a plethora of hayao miyazaki films (if you count anime movies) and if you dont then it was Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh!. My dad was a huge Miyazaki fan when he was in his late twenties, early thirties and would have me watching him when I was at his house.

I didn't really read manga until about 4 years ago when I met my current group of friends that introduced me to a few free online manga reading sites (http://www.mangahere.co) and (http://mangafox.me) although mangafox is blocked in the US. My first manga was probably something slice of life (I dont remember to be honest) and the kind I tend to read is either slice of life or action.

I live in a very small town that has next to nothing to do and all my friends live 3,000+ miles away. I don't have the means to move as of right now so I think that subconsciously I gravitate to SoL because it allows me to live vicariously through them in a sense.

user-inactivated  ·  2505 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yu-Gi-Oh!: where an entire episode would be about one scene repeated over and over. I could never figure out a plot in those cartoons. Was there any?

ArtemisDown  ·  2505 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not really :P . The older I got the more I didn't get it and grew out of it. I think its more just flashy for the kids than anything.

user-inactivated  ·  2505 days ago  ·  link  ·  

A-ha. First time I watched it was late 20s. That may explain things.

Apathetk  ·  2506 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh, yeah. Hayao Miyazaki definitely counts. I totally forgot about Pokemon. Pokemon was definitely my first anime.