30DAC – Day 1: Very First Anime You Ever Watched

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The first anime I ever watched was Pokemon. That’s probably a common answer for a lot of anime fans, because the show seemed to herald the revived anime boom in the US, but it’s also the honest one. However, there is a bit of a technicality there. I wasn’t really aware that Pokemon was really anime. Whether it was due to 4Kids Americanization or just that I didn’t really know much if anything of anime, I don’t know. I knew it was different from western cartoons, but I didn’t really get why.

It wasn’t until one of my friends showed me Sailor Moon and Digimon, as well as the first manga I ever saw, which was also Sailor Moon, did she introduce me to the concept of anime. So, in essence, I like to think that I had this first group of three that introduced me to the genre instead of just settling on Pokemon. I really just loved it from the first moment I saw it. I was soon buying Digimon toys and Pokemon games and buying the Sailor Moon manga, when I was able to get out to the book store anyway.

Pokemon really hooked me in because I loved the various Pokemon. As an animal lover, I really adored seeing various cute monsters with awesome powers and interesting designs. The battles didn’t interest me much until I got a bit more into the games. And for those wondering, my first Pokemon game was Pokemon Red, and I started with Charmander, because I’m a badass…..a badass who didn’t realize the types basically determined the difficulty of the first few gyms….and ended up….sucking….at them *cough* And my favorite Pokemon is and always will be Ivysaur. ๐Ÿ™‚


It’s a bit harder to determine what drew me into Sailor Moon, especially the icky DiC dub. I know I definitely have a thing for specific and themed powers, and to this day I have a soft spot for magical girl anime, but if I had to say what really drew me in and kept me there……girl power.

Hey, finding shows where girls are the frontrunners who save the world wasn’t very easy. Kim Possible and the such wouldn’t come until later, and there’s only so much we could get from the yellow and pink rangers from Power Rangers.

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Finally, Digimon really grew on me to the point where I’d say I was a bigger fan of Digimon than Pokemon, at least in terms of the show. It had more interesting characters, the ability to digivolve wasn’t permanent like Pokemon’s evolution, it had the themed powers I mentioned before and overall it had a much better story.

Here’s to you, my first three.

30 Day Anime Challenge Archive

Day 1 – Very First Anime You Ever Watched

Day 2 – Favorite Anime You’ve Watched So Far

Day 3 – Favorite Male Anime Character Ever

Day 4 – Favorite Female Anime Character Ever

Day 5 – Anime You’re Ashamed You Enjoy

Day 6 – Anime You Want to See but Haven’t Yet

Day 7 – Your Anime Crush

Day 8 – Favorite Anime Couple

Day 9 – Favorite Anime Villain

Day 10 – Favorite Fighter Anime

Day 11 – Favorite Mech Anime

Day 12 – Favorite Anime Scene

Day 13 – Anime Character You Are Most Similar To

Day 14 – Anime that Never Gets Old No Matter How Many Times You’ve Rewatched It

Day 15 – Favorite Anime Sidekick, Pet or Summoning from Any Anime

Day 16 – Anime with the Best Animation

Day 17 – Favorite Supporting Male Anime Character

Day 18 – Favorite Supporting Female Anime Character

Day 19 – Most Epic Scene Ever

Day 20 – Anime Character that Gets on Your Nerves

Day 21 – Favorite Goofy Anime Character

Day 22 – Favorite Weapon, Gear or Armor Used in Anime

Day 23 – Favorite Attack Someone’s Used in an Anime

Day 24 – Moment that Shocked You Most in Any Anime

Day 25 – Saddest Anime Death

Day 26 – Best Anime Fight

Day 27 – Most Badass Scene from Any Anime Character

Day 28 – Favorite Quote from Any Anime Character

Day 29 – An Anime You Wished was Real

Day 30 – An Anime You Wish Never Ended and Continued On