It all goes back to what little I can remember of my childhood. I remember my brothers were watching something in the TV with all the interest a young child can show, in other words, they were glued to the TV with a stupid face (though I didn't see it like that back then
). It was Macross (grossly made into Robotech's first part.... geez, now it hurts so baaaaad...). I saw some characters talking with a big set of eyes and suspiciously unnatural hair-dos and from time to time some robots were shown. As the youngest of all, I really couldn't put much attention to it so I didn't really get anything and I was getting dissinterested, but I just stayed there... then those robots started moving... fast
. My kid's brain saw "oh! pretty colors and moving big things! OH! explosions!!" thus I started watching it along with them. The first time through I didn't understand squat of what was going on (or that's what I think since I can barely remember), and when the artstyle started changing drastically I just couldn't keep focused since I was asking myself constantly "whatever happened to the crew from the other part? What the hell are we watching now?!". The strange changing artsyle was because of Calr Macek's "geniousness".... but I just didn't know that then, probably I couldn't even understand it.
Then came Saint Seiya, if it wasn't because of it I would have lost all interest in anime back then. Again, a big set of eyes and weird hair caught my attention, but this was different, it looked more "polished" somehow (it was just that it was newer than Macross so the animaiton was of a better quality). The scene was simple, two guys were fighting, but they were talking and yelling at times, strange things came out of nowhere... a dragon and a pegasus, but I didn't know much about mythology those days. So, the formula was simple but good: cartoons, graphic violence, more violence
, and pretty colors. Could a child ask for more? probably not at the time, but this was different in a way, it had a story that I actually understood (I had grown up a bit more since Macross so I could keep focused for more than a few minutes
). Everything went on from there, my brothers and I were watching those weird cartoons all day all days
. IronMan 28 and Captain Tsubasa came along with Sailor Moon and a bunch of others I can't remember (plus a re-run for Macross! Now I understood it! but the changing artstyle still got me so I stopped watching it).
One of those days my brothers, now in junior high-school (I think...?) were talking about anime, I was interested and tried to listen in, and after nagging (a lot
might I add) to tell me what it was... well, it went on freefall from there!
Being a fan of videogames from a very early age, growing up watching anime and not going out much did this to me