The Anime Recommendations page and what anime got me into anime

Manga Hunter here! I have created a new page for the blog: Anime Recommendations.

As all of you know I have suggested some anime, but not all the ones I saw through the years, so I listed the ones I already mentioned in the blog and the ones I haven’t mentioned, the ones I remember from the top of my head. I must mention that I have watched anime since I was in Elementary School and didn’t really get into it until Middle School, so the anime you might see in the list are quite old compared to today’s anime, but those anime were the ones that originally got me into anime and later into manga.

Since I’m already here, I might as well mention the few anime from the anime recommendations list that inspired me to get into anime and manga.

Ranma ½

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(image from MyAnimeList)

Ranma ½ was my very first anime and I saw it when I was in fifth grade. Some of you might be wondering why in the world I was watching an anime like Ranma ½ when I wasn’t even out of Elementary. I know this anime has boob moments and some cursing and violence, but I was able to watch it thanks to my sister who was already in her final year of Middle School. I watched it on VHS format and it was borrowed from a friend of my sister’s. Just the story alone got me hooked and I ended up getting the entire first season of Ranma ½ when DVDs came to be. I’m one of those people who ignore the ecchi moments and just enjoy the storyline which is Ranma Saotome turning into a girl when splashed with cold water.


Cardcaptor Sakura

cardcaptor sakura anime 

(image from MyAnimeList)

I saw this anime when I was in Elementary School as well and it was on TV with a different title “Cardcaptors,” so the inappropriate parts were censored. I was pretty shocked when I watched the DVD version and read the subtitles. Even when I was exposed to the true anime, I can’t deny that I love the storyline and even own the Clow Cards and Sakura Cards from the anime. It also introduced me to the world of Magical Girls. I don’t watch much Magical Girl anime anymore, but they were fun (just ignore the panty shots).


Inuyasha

 inuyasha anime

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This anime truly introduced me to the world of anime. I discovered it when I watched it on TV at my cousin’s house when I was still a Middle Schooler. They had cable and I didn’t. The art made me fall in love with this anime and the next thing I knew, I was ordering the DVDs from Netflix and watching the episodes in order. Inuyasha also started my love for manga.


Fushigi Yuugi

fushigi yuugi 

(image from MyAnimeList)

I watched this anime when I discovered it on VHS format in a video rental store (remember those). I thought it looked cute and borrowed it. I laughed at some points and even borrowed the following episodes from one of my sister’s friends. This was my first time being exposed to a reverse harem.


Yu-Gi-Oh!

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(image from MyAnimeList)

This is an anime I started watching when I was in Middle School. At first I thought it was a rip off of Cardcaptor Sakura and refused to watch it, but after watching the first episode and learning about the card game. I got hooked. I even watched the original Japanese before the episode were aired and I was pretty surprised on how much this anime was censored. Putting that aside, I must add that this anime got me addicted to the Yu-Gi-Oh card game and even to this day, I still collect the cards and challenge my sister and nephew to games. I lost a few times to my sister, but I have yet to lose against my nephew.


These five anime were the keys that got me into the anime and manga world. They may be old now, but I can’t forget them and I actually watch them once in a while, even though I am currently into the newer generation of anime.

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy this anime recommendation page and it even lists the licensing company of the licensed anime in the States. For more information on the anime, please click on the titles on the list.