The very first anime, yeah. I have no clue. Mostly because I didn’t know what anime was when I first saw one. But, I did a little research and found at least two that I know I watched when I was a little girl (and now you know exactly how young I am not.)
No.1 is my beloved Moomin trolls; Tanoshii Mūmin Ikka I absolutely adore Tove Jansson, who has written the books about these amazing creatures.
No. 2 is Nils Holgersson; Nils no Fushigi na Tabi I think most of the kids in my country have seen this in school. It is a very common tale about a boy who travels across the country. That’s how we learned about the different parts of Sweden when I was a kid in school.
But, since I had no idea at the time they were anime (and actually still didn’t until I researched them) I’m not gonna count them and instead go for the one I remember as being the first anime. It might be somewhat unexpected and maybe even strange but my first anime was Sensitive Pornograph. That is the anime that opened up the wonderful world of both anime and manga.
How, you wonder? Well, I blame it on the porn industry. I am not a youngster anymore, I have seen a lot of shit and I have a quirky taste in many areas of life. When it comes to porn I do too. Liking gay porn isn’t that strange when being a woman though. So, one night I googled twink porn gifs (don’t ask) and for some reason a gif of Hanasaki and Yamada came up. It looked interesting so I clicked on the link and then I just googled on and ended up on AarinFantasy’s forum. Since that day I haven’t watched regular porn. I am a rotten, rotten fujoshi to the core and 2D yaoi pleases me more than 3D ever will. (TMI probably but I am so not sorry about this. Now, you know one of my many secrets.)
I’m just gonna copy MAL about the plot of the anime because it is very accurate.
For four young men, love and intimacy are in the air, even though they may not be aware of it. Sensitive Pornograph holds within it two tales of sexual romance for two different couples of men. The first is a tale between two manga artists, Seiji Yamada and Sono Hanasaki. Both are familiar with each other’s work, though upon meeting each other, Seiji is shocked to find out that Sono is actually a man, ten years his senior. Love quickly blossoms between the two, but will soon be tested when Seiji begins to hear rumors about Sono’s past sexual exploits. In thesecond tale, Koji Ueno is a part-time pet sitter, hired to take care of a rabbit named Aki for a new client. To Koji’s complete surprise though, not only is there no rabbit in the house, but the only thing in the apartment is a bound and gagged man in the closet who says that he is Aki. More troubling than this is that Aki informs Koji that they are both in danger of upsetting the client, and the only way for Koji to get out safely is for them to make love together.
Sensitive Pornograph will always have a special place in my heart. I have read the manga as well. It consists of a total of six stories. I would have liked to see the other four stories made into anime as well. The execution of the two stories in the OVA is very well done and true to the manga. At least I am pleased with them.
Well, yaoi isn’t for everyone so I am not gonna recommend this to you. Unless you are into yaoi, because then you should totally watch it.