And so here it is.
|awesome Kingdom Hearts wallpaper|
And so I tried it out and quickly became addicted. Almost every day for the first three months of sixth grade, I came home from school and played KH (I never did finish it, though haha). It's weird because waaaay before I got into it, I remember my older brother buying it when it first came out and playing it when he was in sixth grade as well. I remember going off to Girl Scout camp (YES, I WAS AND STILL AM A GIRL SCOUT) and begging him to beat Ansem when I got back because I wanted to watch him. But he beat it anyway. Little bastard.
|fucking Traverse Town|
Anyway, I got really into it, and at the start of winter break of that year, she had me over for her older sister's birthday party. While her sister and friends played Apples to Apples downstairs, Yuni introduced Bleach to me. Yuni doesn't really like showing her interest in anime to any of her friends, but I think she figured that since I liked Kingdom Hearts, I may also enjoy Bleach as well.
|Bleach Vol. 12: The Escape (episodes 46-49)|
The next day, during a rather long and monotonous christmas party, I crept off to the computer room and watched Bleach on my archaic computer (this was before I had my laptop). I also remember eating a lot of cookies that night.
Anyway, for the second half of my sixth grade year, I watched Bleach on and off. I was very sporadic about it. Sometimes I wouldn't watch any for weeks, and then suddenly I would decide to throw in a grand marathon.
I soon became hopelessly in love with the show. I was one of the new anime fans who thought that the first anime they've watched is the best only because they haven't seen any else. I'm absolutely sure that I annoyed the hell out of Yuni with my endless Bleach bantering.
|The many faces of Kurosaki Ichigo|
It's weird being a new anime fan and not knowing what to watch next. After I caught up to Bleach in May, I couldn't find anything to watch (very different from now- when I have too much that I need to watch). Some of the anime that I found after that in roughly chronological order were: Onegai Teacher, Toradora! (while it was airing), Karin, D. Gray Man, Blood+, Trinity Blood, Nana, Azumanga Daioh, and Ouran.
I forgot to mention that when I was a child, I also watched Spirited Away and Castle in the Sky on VHS (VHS!), but I didn't know it was anime, so I figured it didn't really count. I also remember watching Sailor Moon, but I only really watched about ten episodes.
|I always thought these things were stupid but kluxorious totally deserves one.|
Oh, and internet high five to kluxorious, whose first anime was also Bleach, and for some reason can't comment on my blog (that wasn't sarcasm; she literally can't comment... Like something's wrong with Intense Debate or something).