When I was at uni I got chatting to 2 guys Nat and Paul, became good friends with them and one night they went home from class to check out a new anime and I tagged along and was hooked from then on. After that we always watched anime together, after Trigun it was Cowboy Bebop and then Rurouni Kenshin and now we all live far apart we still send anime to each other if its a good movie or series
mine would have been 'the' classic. Captain Tsubasa i saw that waaaaay back in like 93 or something when i used to live in Abu Dhabi. man that show is still like gold to me even till today. hehe
then once i moved to London, a few years later i saw the occasional random anime that used to air on tv like Sailor Moon and such. then stuff like outlaw star and Bebop...then a few years later im watching and reading different kinds of manga/anime.
Dammit... I have to say it...
My 1st show recommended to me was Pokemon on Sky One... By Ryo. XD
We were young!! We were naive!
My 1st DVD was Burn Up Excess... at that time, it was the last of the Burn Up series.... Well, I missed out on a whole series, lmao.
I just found this on the shelve of HMV... So hardly recommended. :S
I told my friend that I wanted to get into anime, and he let me borrow Princess Mononoke, Cowboy Bebop the movie, then Spirited Away. I liked them so much that I got my own copies of them and started buying the CB series.
Easy this... Akira (sub) in '92, though technically it's Space Firebird, though as I was only 5 at the time I didn't know it was Anime (25 years ago :S)
Ahh, fond memories... I owned a Sega Mega Drive, and a new publication called Mega was offering Akira (dub) or Odin as a subscription gift. After about six months I surcome to temptation, went to my local HMV and bought the sub version of Akira... About a year ago, I came full circle and bought the DVD version with the new 16:9 transfer and new dub by Pioneer still prefer the sub version though.
for me it was pokemon cardcaptors and DBZ, I always found a lot of similarities between all three because the characters tended to have big eyes, but I made a friend in my first yr of secondary who told me it was japanese animation called Anime, and it all took off from there, though I came to realise I'd been watching anime throught my younger days lol