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The Fist Anime I Ever Saw...
List creator: OtakuNYC
Created on: March 24, 2004 - 5:39 PM PST
Description: Anime has been washing up on the shores of North America in waves for over a decade. These series and movies have all been "firsts" for many American viewers.

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Star Blazers - The Quest for Iscandar: Part I (Episodes 1-5) (2000)
  If you're over 25, this is the first anime you ever watched.
Speed Racer Vol. 1 (1967)
Not Rated
  Everyone knows about Speed Racer, but does everyone think of it as anime?
Akira (Special Edition) (1988)
  Akira was a cult hit on college campuses for about a decade. It was way more popular in the U.S. than in Japan.
Sailor Moon Vol. 1: A Heroine is Chosen (1992)
  Sailor Moon opened up anime from being an all-male pursuit in the U.S., well, thousands of scary fan girls.
Pokemon vol.1: I Choose You Pikachu (1998)
Not Rated
  The younger generation of fans started off watching Pokemon. Maybe now they watch Yu-Gi-Oh.
Ranma 1/2: Digital Dojo - TV Season 1 (Disc 1 of 4) (2001)
Not Rated
  My brother was watching Ranma when I was only marginally aware of the existance of anime.
Vampire Hunter D (1985)
Not Rated
  I saw this on sci-fi channel while eating breakfast in 1995. I had to set down my cereal during the climactic battle.
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
  Bloodlust introduced a new generation of art house movie-goers to anime. It's as good as the original.
Kimagure Orange Road TV Series vol.1 (1987)
  This anime was another early import, and many people's first look at anime.

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