Gateway Anime

What was your gateway anime or manga? (I.e., what anime or manga made you a fan?)
Please select form the list below, or add a new title. In the case of a franchise that has many incarnations, please name just the franchise (eg: Sailor Moon, not Sailor Moon R) and do not differentiate between manga or anime. Please note, this is not necessarily the first anime or manga title you were exposed to. For example, if the first title you were exposed to did not lead you to seek out similar titles, it was not your gateway.
Sailor Moon 141 out of 1329 (10.6%)
Dragonball / Dragonball Z 93 out of 1329 (7.0%)
Cowboy Bebop 55 out of 1329 (4.1%)
Robotech 46 out of 1329 (3.5%)
Pokemon 44 out of 1329 (3.3%)
Gundam 42 out of 1329 (3.2%)
Inuyasha 41 out of 1329 (3.1%)
Neon Genesis Evangelion 39 out of 1329 (2.9%)
Tenchi Muyo 39 out of 1329 (2.9%)
Akira 31 out of 1329 (2.3%)
Ranma 1/2 30 out of 1329 (2.3%)
Naruto 28 out of 1329 (2.1%)
Digimon 24 out of 1329 (1.8%)
Ghost in the Shell 22 out of 1329 (1.7%)
Cardcaptor Sakura 22 out of 1329 (1.7%)
Rurouni Kenshin / Samurai X 20 out of 1329 (1.5%)
Fullmetal Alchemist 19 out of 1329 (1.4%)
Star Blazers / Space Cruiser Yamato 17 out of 1329 (1.3%)
Trigun 16 out of 1329 (1.2%)
Love Hina 16 out of 1329 (1.2%)
Slayers 15 out of 1329 (1.1%)
Macross / Macross Plus 14 out of 1329 (1.1%)
Voltron / Go Lion 14 out of 1329 (1.1%)
Outlaw Star 14 out of 1329 (1.1%)
FLCL 14 out of 1329 (1.1%)
Escaflowne 13 out of 1329 (1.0%)
Yu Yu Hakusho 13 out of 1329 (1.0%)
Spirited Away 13 out of 1329 (1.0%)
Vampire Hunter D 13 out of 1329 (1.0%)
Full Metal Panic 12 out of 1329 (0.9%)
.hack 11 out of 1329 (0.8%)
Fruits Basket 11 out of 1329 (0.8%)
Project A-Ko / C-Ko 10 out of 1329 (0.8%)
Ronin Warriors (Yoroiden Samurai Troopers) 9 out of 1329 (0.7%)
Princess Mononoke 9 out of 1329 (0.7%)
Bleach 9 out of 1329 (0.7%)
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 9 out of 1329 (0.7%)
Speed Racer 8 out of 1329 (0.6%)
Fushigi Yugi 8 out of 1329 (0.6%)
Elfen Lied 8 out of 1329 (0.6%)
Bublegum Crisis / AD Police 7 out of 1329 (0.5%)
Gatchaman / Battle of the Planets / G-Force 6 out of 1329 (0.5%)
Serial Experiment Lain 6 out of 1329 (0.5%)
Hellsing 6 out of 1329 (0.5%)
Battle Angel Alita / Gunnm 6 out of 1329 (0.5%)
Iria Zeiram Hunter 6 out of 1329 (0.5%)
Samurai Pizza Cats 5 out of 1329 (0.4%)
Chobits 5 out of 1329 (0.4%)
Shaman King 5 out of 1329 (0.4%)
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5 out of 1329 (0.4%)
Last Exile 5 out of 1329 (0.4%)
One Piece 5 out of 1329 (0.4%)
D.N.Angel 5 out of 1329 (0.4%)
Magic Knights Rayearth 5 out of 1329 (0.4%)
Doraemon 5 out of 1329 (0.4%)
Dominion Tank Police 5 out of 1329 (0.4%)
Ninja Scroll 4 out of 1329 (0.3%)
Dirty Pair 4 out of 1329 (0.3%)
Death Note 4 out of 1329 (0.3%)
Azumanga Daioh 4 out of 1329 (0.3%)
Wolf's Rain 4 out of 1329 (0.3%)
Transformers 4 out of 1329 (0.3%)
Kanon 4 out of 1329 (0.3%)
Fist of the North Star 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Vandread 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Excel Saga 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Berserk 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
RahXephon 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Witch Hunter Robin 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Patlabor 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Kiki's Delivery Service 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
8Man After 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Astro Boy 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Guyver 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Lodoss War / Legend of Crystania 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Street Fighter 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Silent Mobius 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Captain Future 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Perfect Blue 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Detective Conan 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Maison Ikkoku 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
School Rumble 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Gravitation 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Hikaru no Go 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Mazinger Z 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Hare+Guu 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Tekkaman Blade 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Great Teacher Onizuka 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Saint Seiya 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
My Neighbour Totoro 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
You're Under Arrest 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Tokyo Mew Mew 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Crest of the Stars 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Captain Harlock / Galaxy Express 999 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Howl's Moving Castle 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Urusei Yatsura 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Lupin III 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Blood: The Last Vampire / Blood+ 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Negima 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Samurai Champloo 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Area 88 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Marmalade Boy 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Attack No. 1 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Battle Royale 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Saiyuki 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Heat Guy J 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Green Legend Ran 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou (Kare Kano) / His & Her Circumstances 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Dragon Half 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Kasimasi - Girl Meets Girl 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Kimagure Orange Road 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Noein 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Saint Tail 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Fighting Spirit 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
UFO Robo Grendizer 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku Dash 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Wings of Honneamise 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Gall Force 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Shakugan no Shana 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Jungle wa Itsumo Hare Nochi Guu 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Video Girl Ai 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Neo-Tokyo 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Voltes V 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
s-CRY-ed 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Revolutionary Girl Utena 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Final Fantasy 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Rozen Maiden 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Kishin Heidan 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Fatal Fury 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Saishuu Heiki Kanojo (Saikano) 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Samurai Deeper Kyo 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Rose of Versailles (aka Lady Oscar) 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Metropolis 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
X / X/1999 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Rave Master 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Top O Nerae! / Gunbuster 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Devil Hunter Yohko 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Nana 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Peach Girl. 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Shadow Skill 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Mai-HiME 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Megazone 23 II 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Lensman 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Super GALS! 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Eureka Seven 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Stellvia of the Universe 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
City Hunter 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Ghost Stories 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Fate/Stay Night 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Prince of Tennis 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Lady Georgie 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Hunter x Hunter 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Demon Diary 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Kare First Love (manga) 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Blue Seed 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
GateKeepers 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Zoids 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Kodomo no Omocha 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Big O 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Super Mario Bros. (manga) 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
The Mysterious Cities of Gold 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Mushishi 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Scrapped Princess 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
initial d 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Mobile Suit Gundam 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Rizelmine 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Candy Candy 0 out of 1329 (0.0%)
(none of the above) 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
Was this the first anime or manga you'd ever seen? (Try to guess if you aren't sure)
Yes 346 out of 1329 (26.0%)
No 929 out of 1329 (69.9%)
(none of the above) 54 out of 1329 (4.1%)
Was your gateway title an anime or manga?
Anime 1230 out of 1329 (92.6%)
Manga 71 out of 1329 (5.3%)
(none of the above) 28 out of 1329 (2.1%)
What Year were you born? (4 digits)
1946 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
1948 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
1949 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
1952 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
1954 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
1955 4 out of 1329 (0.3%)
1956 4 out of 1329 (0.3%)
1957 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
1958 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
1959 4 out of 1329 (0.3%)
1960 5 out of 1329 (0.4%)
1961 8 out of 1329 (0.6%)
1962 4 out of 1329 (0.3%)
1963 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
1964 4 out of 1329 (0.3%)
1965 8 out of 1329 (0.6%)
1966 6 out of 1329 (0.5%)
1967 5 out of 1329 (0.4%)
1968 6 out of 1329 (0.5%)
1969 9 out of 1329 (0.7%)
1970 14 out of 1329 (1.1%)
1971 18 out of 1329 (1.4%)
1972 12 out of 1329 (0.9%)
1973 19 out of 1329 (1.4%)
1974 14 out of 1329 (1.1%)
1975 18 out of 1329 (1.4%)
1976 30 out of 1329 (2.3%)
1977 24 out of 1329 (1.8%)
1978 26 out of 1329 (2.0%)
1979 32 out of 1329 (2.4%)
1980 35 out of 1329 (2.6%)
1981 51 out of 1329 (3.8%)
1982 66 out of 1329 (5.0%)
1983 65 out of 1329 (4.9%)
1984 83 out of 1329 (6.2%)
1985 105 out of 1329 (7.9%)
1986 98 out of 1329 (7.4%)
1987 105 out of 1329 (7.9%)
1988 111 out of 1329 (8.4%)
1989 89 out of 1329 (6.7%)
1990 84 out of 1329 (6.3%)
1991 58 out of 1329 (4.4%)
1992 31 out of 1329 (2.3%)
1993 19 out of 1329 (1.4%)
1994 15 out of 1329 (1.1%)
1995 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
(none of the above) 25 out of 1329 (1.9%)
Approximately what year did this happen? (4 Digits)
1965 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
1967 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
1971 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
1973 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
1975 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
1977 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
1979 11 out of 1329 (0.8%)
1980 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
1982 5 out of 1329 (0.4%)
1983 13 out of 1329 (1.0%)
1984 6 out of 1329 (0.5%)
1985 22 out of 1329 (1.7%)
1986 4 out of 1329 (0.3%)
1987 11 out of 1329 (0.8%)
1988 13 out of 1329 (1.0%)
1989 14 out of 1329 (1.1%)
1990 17 out of 1329 (1.3%)
1991 9 out of 1329 (0.7%)
1992 26 out of 1329 (2.0%)
1993 35 out of 1329 (2.6%)
1994 38 out of 1329 (2.9%)
1995 90 out of 1329 (6.8%)
1996 72 out of 1329 (5.4%)
1997 67 out of 1329 (5.0%)
1998 103 out of 1329 (7.8%)
1999 109 out of 1329 (8.2%)
2000 125 out of 1329 (9.4%)
2001 82 out of 1329 (6.2%)
2002 83 out of 1329 (6.2%)
2003 85 out of 1329 (6.4%)
2004 61 out of 1329 (4.6%)
2005 66 out of 1329 (5.0%)
2006 55 out of 1329 (4.1%)
2007 36 out of 1329 (2.7%)
2008 7 out of 1329 (0.5%)
(none of the above) 46 out of 1329 (3.5%)
Where did you first see/read this title?
On TV (including VOD) 766 out of 1329 (57.6%)
It was part of somene else's collection (lent it to me, or digested it at their place) 179 out of 1329 (13.5%)
Internet (stream or download) 110 out of 1329 (8.3%)
Rental 81 out of 1329 (6.1%)
I purchased it or it was given to me (gift) 73 out of 1329 (5.5%)
Bookstore 18 out of 1329 (1.4%)
Comic book store 13 out of 1329 (1.0%)
Anime club 10 out of 1329 (0.8%)
Convention 10 out of 1329 (0.8%)
Theater 7 out of 1329 (0.5%)
Library 6 out of 1329 (0.5%)
In communter lounge at college; random student had hijacked the TV and was playing it. 4 out of 1329 (0.3%)
In Japan 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Nintendo Power 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
School club (other than anime club) 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
On college network 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
(none of the above) 14 out of 1329 (1.1%)
What enticed you to watch this anime or read this manga?
It just caught my eye 657 out of 1329 (49.4%)
Someone told me about it and/or convinced me to check it out (word of mouth) 294 out of 1329 (22.1%)
Media coverage (read about it in a newspaper/online, saw a review on the TV, etc...) 68 out of 1329 (5.1%)
I saw an advertisement for it 68 out of 1329 (5.1%)
Someone else in my immediate family was into it 59 out of 1329 (4.4%)
The video game made me curious about the anime/manga 23 out of 1329 (1.7%)
Related media (pics,music,etc) piqued my interest 21 out of 1329 (1.6%)
It was related to a topic of great interest to me 15 out of 1329 (1.1%)
My child/children were into it 11 out of 1329 (0.8%)
Saw it in an AMV 9 out of 1329 (0.7%)
Merchandise (toys, models, etc...) made me curious about the anime/manga 8 out of 1329 (0.6%)
They were going to play it in the dorm TV room, so I decided to watch it 8 out of 1329 (0.6%)
It was a gift 7 out of 1329 (0.5%)
Anime club was showing it 7 out of 1329 (0.5%)
The card game made me curious about the anime/manga 4 out of 1329 (0.3%)
My parents were into it 4 out of 1329 (0.3%)
Usenet 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Read a fanfic involving some of the characters 3 out of 1329 (0.2%)
It won an Academy Award 2 out of 1329 (0.2%)
Course requirement 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
My friends were talking about how great Adult Swim was so I decided to try to watch some of it for myself. 1 out of 1329 (0.1%)
(none of the above) 12 out of 1329 (0.9%)