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Yes, we got very lucky with the introduction of Toonami to america. If it had not been for that, I might have never even known about anime.
Hey Assiman, someone else asked me about how I got into anime, and I got a bit carried away with my response, so I figured that since I put so much effort into my trip down anime memory lane, I'd share it with you and a few others. It's okay if you don't want to read it, but I figured you might find it slightly amusing:
My story of induction into anime is pretty common, actually. When I was much younger I watched nickelodeon and boomerang, seeing a lot of looney toons,, rugrats, doug, and things of that sort. It was during this early period that at some point my parents picked up Kiki's delivery service, my first official anime. I absolutely loved it, and had my parents rent it for me at blockbuster several times over a few years. I still regard it as a wonderful movie. Eventually,as the years went by, I moved over to cartoon network, where I watched speed racer, he-man, batman the animated series, and thundercats. At some point I was watching pokemon on saturdays. Things didn't get really awesome, though, until Toonami was made part of the Cartoon network. Shortly before toonami became official, I was watching ronin warriors. At that time I saw a lot of really great shows, starting with sailor moon, dragonball z, several different forms of gundam (I really loved 08th ms team (which I still think is great) and gundam wing), tenchi muyo (several versions), outlaw star, robotech, johhny quest (the new version), blue submarine 6, the big O, zoids, and that crappy reboot show. I also watched a bit of samurai champloo on adult swim when I was still relatively young, which left an impression on me, because it happened to be the episode where jin saves the girl working in the whore house; I had never seen a show with such a strong sexual theme before. When I saw the end of 08th ms team, I was so touched that, in combination with several other factors, I basically decided to stop watching tv from 7/8th grade to senior year of high school. Near the end of high school, for several reasons, I decided to start watching anime again. I started out by rewatching the entire dragonball z series and most of the movies, and then watched through most of the myriad of gundam series stemming from the original and alternate universes. From there, I started watching a few random shows, and rewatched outlaw star. Eventually I stumbled upon cowboy bebop, and thereafter watched several other older great shows, including neon genesis evangelion, escaflowne, rurouni kenshin, and trigun. These are still some of the best shows I have ever seen, and represent the period and style of anime that I most think of when I think of "older" anime. After a while, watching some other older shows, I found Devil May Cry. While not a great show, it was my first introduction into anime from the 2000's. Thereafter I watched black lagoon, deathnote, Elfen Lied, Ghost in the Shell, Paprika, Samurai champloo, Ergo Proxy, Mnemosyne (my first "hardcore" violence show; I watched elfen lied after seeing this) and Shikabane Hime (one of my favorite shows). Somewhere in between all of these newer shows, I also watched Irresponsible captain tylor and golden boy, two of the funniest shows I've seen. More recently, other notable shows I've seen are Ouran High School Host club, Durarara, Eden of the East, Grave of the Fireflies, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, Melancholy of haruhi suzumiya. Most recently notable shows I've seen are: 5 cm per second, Chobits, High school of the dead, Wolf's rain, Princess Mononoke, Seirei no moribito. The show that I like the most in recent times I actually just watched, which is Kara no Kyoukai: Garden of Sinners. You can of course check my list to see what I am currently watching.
Hey, I'm having a discussion with someone about gundams, and I was hoping to hear your opinion. Would you say that gundams in the original UC universe are better described as "highly advanced machinery" or as "godlike"?
Just so as to not give you the wrong impression, it definitely has more suspense than horror. But it's there.