I saw this post by http://chubbychibiotaku.wordpress.com and would like to join in the fun! I dont know who the original person that created the challenge, so credits to him/her anyway!
So DAY ONE – What was the first anime I watched?
I was very young so I have no real recollection of the first anime it might be one of the following:
1) Astro Boy
The story follows the adventures of a robot named Astro Boy and a selection of other characters along the way. Astro Boy was adapted into the first popular animated Japanese television series that embodied the aesthetic that later became familiar worldwide as anime.
After the destruction of their home world, the survivors of the planet Baam (“Brahmin” in the Philippine dub, and “Valerians” in the US dub Starbirds) head towards Earth with the goal of negotiating the purchase of land for emigration. Unfortunately, during the negotiations, the Baam-seijin (literally, ‘Baam Star People’) leader, Leon, is assassinated.
Shortly after the disastrous end of the talks, the Baam-seijin begin a campaign of terror against Earth, who deploys a variety of “Mecha Soldiers” against the planet’s defenses. The only thing standing between the Earthlings and annihilation is the transforming, karate-using super robot, Daimos.
3) Voltes V (Five)
Voltes V’s home base is Camp Big Falcon, a fortress situated on a bird-shaped island along the coast of Japan. Voltes V’s enemies are the Boazanians; namely Prince Heinell, Katharine, Jangal, and Zuhl. The series focuses on the struggle against the Boazanian invaders, and the Gō brothers’ search for their long-lost father.
These were airing on tv in the 80’s and it was dubbed in English. I did not know then that they cartoons from Japan, soon to be called ANIME!
Tune in for the next answer of the challenge that would be: Favorite anime I’ve watched so far.