my psychedelic rock addiction started with "lucy in the sky with diamonds", would that count?
: Disclaimer: My anime example may not be 100% accurate, but I imagine that it happened.
That Other 1 Dude
- Da_Nuke: Well, at least it applies to every Mexican person born between 1984 and 1993. I myself began watching Saint Seiya, Dragon Ball Z and Pokémon, and then moved to more obscure anime after watching Evangelion. Nice one! *gives cookie*
: What was Avatar a Gateway Series
for? (You can put it back as soon as you explain what you're talking about)
A K47x 2
: Personally, my gateway for anime was Death Note
. That's one of the reasons I stick around here; I feel like I need to pay you guys back for letting me know about that.
^I came here to post the SAME THING. And also: Doesn't this website count? So far, this website has introduced me to anime, manga, comic books, and webcomics. Starting with Death Note and Order of the Stick.
And I didn't post the Avatar thing, but I imagine it was a gateway for parents who watched it with their kids. Or something.
: I just have to comment:
I am precisely the right age for both
of those series to have been favorites at the time, although I was a bit too young to even understand what anime was when I was nuts about Speed Racer
: This really needs a Troper Tales
Trogga: A lot of those could have been just reworded though.
:Deleted the comment about Ranma being broadcast in the US in the 1990s. I was in fandom at the time and I think I would have heard about it. (It has been broadcast in Spanish and Korean, but I wouldn't really count those.)
: I can imagine that this page was made primarily to showcase Anime — > America, but I rewrote it slightly to make it seem more of a general term that can happen with any of the more exclusive genres like Anime, Comic Books
and Video Games
: Can anyone tell me why Smallville, a sci-fi show based on a comic book, is given as an example of 'as mainstream as mainstream can be'?