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Anime Anonymous 03/05/2020 (Thu) 19:44:01 No. 646
hey /late/, what are some of the earliest anime you've watched?

also, which series (current/past seasons) are meant to watch /late/ at night?
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i remember specifically watching Tenchi Muyo during primary school when it broadcast around 11pm~12midnight on local TV station. That was around when the anime wasn't something i consume compared to now, admittedly i didn't even know it was called "anime" then (although series targetted among the younger age range like Doraemon were already broadcasted on mainstream free-to-air stations)

other than that some anime which were on late at night or even after hours were Inuyasha, Kare kano, Jubei-Chan, Samurai X.. etc
Man, I always remember just staying up late watching Inuyasha on Adult swim, I even went back to it and watched it whole, just to feel that nostalgia, I loved it.
One of the earliest memories I have of watching anime is Ribon no Kishi which was aired early in the morning in the early 90s when I first remember TV.

Inuyasha was up on a free-to-air channel from where i'm at.
i remember not finishing the series, either the channel stoping airing it or couldn't air the rest of the series after certain season.
anyway i did finish the whole series (minus the movies)


cool, that's like one of the more retro series in this thread haha!
plus i never heard of it, so thanks will be putting this on my watching list
First anime i saw was stuff from the 60s and 70s like: Speed Racer, The Ultraman and Candy Candy.

At present i'm watching Urusei Yatsura when falling asleep.
earliest i've watched would be pokemon (both english and arabic dubs, arabic OP = english OP)
digimon (both english and arabic dubs (arabic OP > english OP)
old Hunter x Hunter (arabic OP > everything, cried when she performed it live)
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Not counting Pokemon, DBZ, Ghibli movies etc... the earliest anime I watched was the first GITS movie, the first Eva movie, and Ergo Proxy. I had been browsing imageboards for years by then, but I always thought of anime as something pretentious, childish, and perverted because of the images that anons posted, so I only allowed myself to watch the more mainstreamy animes or the ones "mature" enough to be like Hollywood movies, but now I watch anime almost exclusively.

I really started watching anime when my bro introduced me to Attack on Titan and my sis introduced me to Fairy Tail, for Fairy Tail - I fell in love with the show's comedy, but then as I watched more shows I realized that it's the standard kind of comedy in anime, but for AoT - I hated Eren, but I thought it was pretty badass anime anyway and even now I still think it's a great anime despite how much more refined my tastes have become. I get that lots of anons consider it to be a "normalfag" anime for plebs, but if you can look past the normalfag reasons for liking it, there are deeper, real reasons for it being a genuine masterpiece. After that I started watching Kill la Kill, TTGL, Boku Dake Inai Machi, Gintama, and that's how I became a weeb.

>which series (current/past seasons) are meant to watch /late/ at night?
Fate Zero or anything related to Fate Stay/Night
Rozen Maiden
Flip flappers (this one made me more depressed than I was but it's really good)
Pretty much any 00s anime does it for me. I like those feelings of nostalgia late at night, and the old art style makes it feel like time is broken.

Haven't watched these yet myself, but I'd watch them /late/ at night:
Madoka Magica
Black Rock Shooter
Serial Experiments Lain
I'm watching Yuru Camp while doing some cardio. Its a short anime about outdoor survival... on easy mode.
Tenchi muyo, bubblegum crisis, and a few others on a vhs. Funny to think Cowboy Bebop didn't exist yet.

I don't really watch anymore, but late night reading might include gantz:e, ana satsujin, and chainsaw man.
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First anime I watched were what aired on 4kids and foxbox: Pokemon, Yu-gi-oh, Kirby. Having extremely spotty cable access growing up meant it took until I was probably in junior high to really branch out more, and even then the channels that aired them more typically had the time slots clashing with school nights, so often times I'd wind up catching episodes of stuff very sporadically, either just on the weekends or during intersession from school. But I have nice memories of watching bits of Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 reruns, Blood+, Eureka Seven, and the very early parts of Bleach while staying up late playing Runescape (the nature of leveling stuff like fishing, woodcutting, and mining making for decent multitasking). Branched out a lot from there, I'd say. Imageboard lurking does a lot to expose one to works you might not have heard of otherwise.

Oldest anime I recall watching thus far is probably Gunbuster.

>which series (current/past seasons) are meant to watch /late/ at night?
From experience, The SoulTaker, Texhnolyze, Gilgamesh, and Giant Robo work great with the atmosphere of night. Astro Fighter Sunred also works out quite well with the timing despite often being set during the day: there's an inherent sort of "NEET" quality to it that makes watching it in the dead of night enjoyable. And I don't just mean the "Cooking with Vamp" skits, which are all about making good tasting food on a low budget. Hilarious, yet also pretty damn comfy.
Honestly, I think it was Sailor Moon sometime in the mid-90s. I was a young kid. She ended up being my first crush, funny enough. Other than that, the other basic stuff around that time period and a bit later; DBZ, Pokemon, adult swim stuff like The Big O.

/late/ stuff I watch nowadays are the Golgo 13 OVAs. I recommend just the first one, I thought it was better than the 2nd. Oh, and definitely Cyber City Oedo 808, and even Genocyber if you're into some of the more highly-detailed gore.
Back in 2007/2008 YTV would run "Bionix" on Friday nights with mainly Naruto and Bleach and I would always try to watch it
then joined highschool "anime club" in 2011 which was watching anime during lunch (sailor moon, avatar, baccano, soul eater, Ghibli)
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I want an anime that has this calm mystical atmosphere. This scene in Cuunibyo represents it really well, I always get the desire to re-watch the anime when I remember this. It's hard to pinpoint what exactly I like about it, the rest of the anime has a lot of similar feeling. Like it's magical but also real, you want to know more but it's hard to grasp.
Could have sworn I replied to this thread. It was Evangelion. At the same time I was watching the usual 90s shounen stuff. Pokemon, Beyblade, Card Captor Sakura.
I am in the process of gaslighting myself to believe that Lain was the first anime I ever watched.
Something that you may enjoy would be Mushishi, about the entire show is based on the premises you outline here.
>>653 This, as a kid there was something special about waking up at four in the dead of night just for that single episode, and enjoying the sweet ed. Nowadays waking up at that time is a nightmare, its kinda funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKt8_o1a9Cw
Sailor Moon was really good, both ironically and unironically. It's legitimately fun viewing most of the time, and just when you're thinking "why don't they ever use their powers to solve anything?" Jupiter punches a tranny in the mouth and blows up a door with a motherfucking lightning bolt.

Then you have the "sailor moon says" segments, which weren't supposed to be funny, but you can't help laughing at this advice that amounts to "don't be a rotten little cunt, gossiping about everyone and trying to steal your friends' boyfriends."

And if you've endured the English opening any number of times, seeing the Japanese gives you a much different perspective on how the show is supposed to feel. https://youtu.be/9WdSzmL80eE
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