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How old were you when you first started getting into anime?
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<10
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10-25
67%
 67%  [ 161 ]
26-40
5%
 5%  [ 13 ]
41-55
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 2%  [ 6 ]
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chefneer
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:57 pm Reply with quote
st_owly requested this one. I adjusted the age ranges a little bit.

I first got into anime through a coworker. We sat next to each other and somehow got to talking about animation. He mentioned that he was a fan of Japanese animation and suggested that I check it out, because he thought I'd like it.

I did, I do, and the rest is history. My bank account will never be the same.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:53 pm Reply with quote
Chefneer, I'm not Owly but I have to say- you've made the question almost meaningless.
I would have gone the other way and narrowed the early ages.
Raised on it, 5-10, 10-14, 15-18, 19-25.

I figure There's a significant enough difference whether you watched something from childhood, late childhood, high school, college age, or adulthood.

As it is, it'll just be almost everyone voting for the first two options.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:36 pm Reply with quote
I thought about that, I considered a ten year range, but this is close to what st_owly requested, and a five year range would make for a very long poll.

This is not rocket science, and if the majority of votes end up in the first two or three categories, so be it. It is not unexpected. However, some of us came to the medium later in life - who knows, maybe more than a few. They should be represented as well.

If you want to give the specific age when you got into it, that's what the comments section is for.
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randomuser2349



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:26 am Reply with quote
Since I was a child. Pokemon and Sailor Moon were my firsts.
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st_owly
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:40 am Reply with quote
I also considered splitting childhood up a bit more, but I thought very few people would have seriously been into anime below the age of 10. Yes, you may have watched Pokemon or DBZ on TV as a kid, but the question is when did you start getting into anime, not when did you first ever watch anime.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:55 am Reply with quote
I'd suggest splitting 10-15, 15-20 and 20-30, because it seems that most of the people become fans in one of these periods. It would be interesting which one is the most dangerous for our future kids Razz

For me it was divided- I was about 10 when I've started watching anime named anime in popular vocabulary, ordering manga and subscribing magazines. After most of he series were stopped being aired and magazines went down I had a long break. When I was 15 I discovered online fanbase and quickly felt like home.
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nikolai180393



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:13 am Reply with quote
Yeah I have been watching anime such as pokemon and yugioh from when I was little not realising I love anime now I have started watching Gurren Lagann and I watched Summer war which are both great.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:35 pm Reply with quote
I was in the before 10 age. It's pretty hard for me to say which was my first anime was but I'm gonna guess it was Inuyasha. That or Gurren Lagann. Ever since then I've been hooked and I can't say it's been a bad thing. Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:24 am Reply with quote
Gurren Lagann is amazing. I still haven't finished it but damn.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:50 pm Reply with quote
My first time was probably akira and porco rosso and i kinda hated them
Akira was forbidden under 18 to the tv , it was very weird and special

Porco rosso i didn't wanted because of the head of the hero haha but after i saw a bit and it was amazing.
I didn't knew miyazaki at the time
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:00 pm Reply with quote
10-25. Poll seems kinda goofy with such a massive age range. One choice covers elementary school to post-college.

Anyways, I really got exposed to anime in my freshmen year of college, so like 18-19. That was when I...
- saw my first anime movie (Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust)
- saw a complete anime series (Cowboy Bebop)
- saw my first fansub (DBZ Buu Saga)
- purchased my first anime (Spriggan)
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Newtman



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:37 am Reply with quote
I've been into anime since I was in preschool, but when I was in 5th grade I was bullied (brutally) for liking it, so I didn't like it anymore, but in 8th grade my interest in anime was restored, then I joined my high school's anime club the next year.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:59 pm Reply with quote
I would've voted for the "below 10" option, since I was 8-9 when I started watching Pokemon and Digimon. But i didn't watch a lot of anime until I was 11. At that point, all I did after school was watch Toonami (which consisted of a lot of anime, such as DBZ, Gundam, etc.) . I also watched a lot of Adult Swim around that time too.

But what really did it for me was a combination of reading Love Hina at 13 and coming across Anime Network OnDemand which had a large selection of anime that I never knew existed. That resulted in the birth of a new otaku. ^^

So it's "10-25" for me.
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RespectTheOtaku



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:36 am Reply with quote
Of course, I watched Pokemon and whatever when I was younger, but I was still below ten when I started my first "real" manga--Fruits Basket.
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Akram Fakir



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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 12:27 am Reply with quote
Just entered the anime few days ago(max 3 days).
And now i am 20 years old.Thanks
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