Originally Posted by TwinQY
The Grand Unified Theory of Audio-anime-phila. You heard it here first, folks.
It's a strange occurrence, isn't it?
Originally Posted by Golila3
Keep the link to this page, I see a Nobel Prize winner right here!
Anyways, I do believe that there is a certain connection since I'm not the only one ^_^
I know you meant fully "enlightened" your brain there, we all know it ^_^.
Seems like we started at almost the same time. You were a bit more resistant to anime than I am. It took me around 5 days to start learning Japanese and sleep 10 hours per week just to watch anime. The next thing you know, I started playing tons of VNs and my summer reading essay was about Accel World Light Novel(Got 100% on that one-.-....Power of passion maybe?).
By the way~ My first headphone was the ATH-ESW9 and the anime that made me an addict was Ao no Exorcist
It's really hard to justify what a "start" and "end" are to me... Was it when I got my RE-ZEROs? I didn't always like what they had to say, and I didn't always enjoy the lack of bass, but after a month or so I started to notice more detail, paying attention to stuff I'd never noticed before. But then I went from my droid X to an iPod classic, which was a huge upgrade IMO. Then I got the B2s. Those are what taught me to hate treble spikes and love timbre. I consider one of those three things to be my starting point, but I can't decide on which one is which.
As far as anime, I blame it on my friend showing me mostly ecchi shows as trying to get me interested. When you're not sure about this faraway land of Japan, seeing girls waving their boobs around every 5 seconds is sort of a turn off (yet not, if I'm making any sense?
That started probably summer of 2011, but I didn't finish my first series until much later. It was always a process of "watch 2 episodes, oh that sucked, move on" for a while. In early 2012, I finished the first season of oreimo, then a few days later finished Rosario vampire S1. That same night, I finished the true ending of oreimo. That was probably the first series I got hooked on, I even now own the OP "irony" to oreimo now, which was my gateway drug to anime music. I actually think I showed Rosario vampire to a friend as well, just for a joke, but we seemed to get hooked on it for some reason. Maybe just because we were bored... From there, I started branching off and slowly viewing more anime. I watched The Haruhi series over the early summer, the first anime I thought was actually good, followed by elfen lied and Chobits over Netflix over the whole summer. But then when I got home, I built an HTPC so I could stop using my jailbroken PS3 as a media server, and watched madoka magica and the clannad series. That was the turning point where I truly just wanted to watch anime and not live action stuff anymore. So which area of this was my turning point, or addiction point if you will? I'm not sure...
Also on a side note, the first VN my friend recommended me to play was Saya no Uta. If you haven't heard of it, don't look it up. It's bad, yet, as you may be able to tell, now one of my favorite VNs after replaying it. The first time through though, as the first VN I ever played all routes through, was quite a culture shock to say the least. That probably was one of the reasons it took me so long to like anime as well.
Also, just to let you know, there's a pretty awesome anime thread over in the off topic section Edited by mechgamer123 - 3/1/13 at 12:24am