Writing Prompt: What was your first anime? Do you still like it now?

Let’s keep some of these easy prompts coming, cause I can quickly write up this post and then have more time to watch some anime before I sleep!

As usual, I’ll give multiple answers for this one.

First is the literal answer, which is difficult since my memory isn’t good enough to know whether it was Dragon Ball Z or Pokemon that I first saw. If I had to guess, it was probably Pokemon. And now, I wouldn’t say that I enjoy it. I have no desire to actually watch it, and I don’t remember very much about it. But it’s hard to say for sure, I truly don’t remember much about the original pokemon anime aside from the theme song.

Even if I said Dragon Ball Z, I’d have mixed feelings about it now. I love the world design, characters, and so on. But there’s that whole issue where a single fight lasts many, many episodes, and then there’s the constant yelling to power up aspect… At the time I never noticed any of that, but if I were to rewatch it now I would probably find the pacing somewhat slow or irritating at times, even if Dragon Ball Z overall is still cool as hell in my opinion.

And next is my first “anime”, because when I was a kid I never really thought of shows like Pokemon, Dragon Ball Z, Beyblade, Yu-Gi-Oh, etc. as anime per se. To me they were just cartoons I would watch, alongside others like Reboot, Gargoyles, Spongebob and so on. So in my mind, my first anime where I was actually cognizant of it being an anime was actually Vandread.

When I was in university, my roommate was really into anime. I had never really been exposed to anything anime related aside from the aforementioned anime from my childhood, meaning that at the time I sort of thought of those as children’s shows. And I don’t remember exactly why Vandread in particular was brought up, but I ended up watching it out of curiosity, and had a lot of fun watching it. So I basically began cycling through series after series on my own using MAL for ideas, and watching anime off and on ever since.

And it’s been four years since this post I wrote about my second watch of Vandread, but I think I’d still enjoy watching it again now. I’m also reminded of how well written my reviews were back then. Perhaps present me could learn a thing or two from past-Yomu!

And so there’s a fairly straightforward question answered.

I’ll now pass this onto you.

What was your first anime ever, and do you still like it today?

Until next time,
Thanks for reading.


8 thoughts on “Writing Prompt: What was your first anime? Do you still like it now?

  1. Akira was my first and I still love it. Rewatched it a couple years ago and I think I enjoyed it even more. There are so many layers that you don’t notice when you’re younger.

    Also, Vandread is awesome. I watched it a couple years back and was blown away by how well it held up considering how old it is.

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    1. I’ve never seen Akira, don’t even know what it’s about, but I also haven’t really seen many anime movies. I can only think of the Goblin Slayer one, and the Konosuba movie, that’s about it at the moment. I find that I’m a bit averse to older animation even though I know that when I do watch it I get into it fairly quickly.

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  2. darkdaemonpk2

    I think my first anime would either be Candy Candy or Voltes V. I only watched a few glimpses of Candy Candy but I spent the most with Voltes V. It will finally have a live action adaptation this April in which it will be available in cinemas in the Philippines before it hits the airwaves. Do I like Voltes V? Yes, but not on the level of being a die hard fan. I guess my tastes changes as I age over the years.

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