First time would be in the late 90's when my friend came ringing the door all hyped up about this new thing called 'anime'. On his other had he had Hopeanuoli (Ginga; Nagareboshi Gin) videos, which we ended up watching over and over again every weekend. Everytime as hyped as we were on the first time.
Okay, so that lasted few months, but I didn't get 'hooked' into anime at the moment probably because I was so young back then.
The next time I encountered anime was in somewhere between 2000-2003, when Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball & -z and Magic knight of Rayearth aired on TV. These got me more interested from the whole anime thing, but I still didn't start the hobby yet. Probably because I was still rather young and everyone was talking of the 'cartoons' and how 'childish' it is to watch these. So I watched them secretly. Noone knew of this, I kept it all hidden from my friends because back then I didn't want to be 'teased / bullied' because of what I liked.
What really got me into anime was Neon Genesis Evangelion and the time it aired on TV, shortly after I was totally hooked into anime. This aired around 05' and after this I basically didn't care for others opinions of me anymore. I figured if they wanted to bully me because I liked something the majority disliked, so be it.
Saman heitin tossa aikasemmin yhdelle toiselle foorumille ja laiskuuttani en jaksa kääntää.
Tiedä sitten mikä tuosta gallupista valita :o