As you probably noticed one of the topics on my blog is Anime. Well it is normal cause Anime is a huge part of my life. This got me thinking about when did it all start and I got the answer soon.
I was 7 years old an my parents got a satellite dish. When we connected it I discovered that we have 50 German channels and 1 English. As the english channel was BBC I was focused on the German ones, and as I was a kid I was only interested in cartoons. So after browsing thought the channels I saw one “cartoon” about soccer.
It was Kickers
I loved the Anime. It was natural as it was animated and about soccer. Which little boy does not like soccer 😀 So I watched it every day and after some time my parents started noticing something. I was sitting at the TV and seemed like I understood what is going on. At one point my father started asking me things in German and I responded. It seems that I just learned a language from watching “cartoons”.
So with that I started watching more “cartoons” and then I found Captain Tsubasa
I must admit i love this one more. I knew the opening by heart and when I played soccer I use to sing it in my head every day to motivate me 😀
Later of course i watched Sailor Moon, Pokemon, Digimon and the Legendary Dragonball. Only when I was in highschool somebody told me : “Man those are not cartoons but Anime” and that there is a club that does viewings every Saturday. I went the next saturday and there I was finally amongst my people and learned a lot about anime and why I should love it 😀
I remember that the first time I came to the meeting we were watching Nausicaa
Also it was love at first sight and that made me watch it more then ever.
At this time I still watch almost every day and follow new episode. I must admit I am more exited for a new episode of Anime then for Game of Thrones.
And one last realisation : Anime thought me German and German got me a great job outside my Country so you can say Anime improved me and my life style 😀
So tell me more about you first Anime experience and how it influenced your life?