30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 1 (My Very First)

Here goes…

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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.

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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.)

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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.

23 thoughts on “30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 1 (My Very First)

  1. I have seen Nils Holgerson as well (Yes I have been a kid too once lol😂), but it wasn’t my first anime 😉 Thay lucky role fell too Robotech (which is the American version of Macross). That series holds a special place in my heart as it pretty much made me find out more about anime. And they say you never forget your first I guess 😀

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    1. I think that if we had had more options when I was a kid I would have been into anime a lot earlier in life. Unfortunately we had two channels (and I mean two as in only two that broadcasted in the whole country) that showed children’s programs between 17.15 and 18.30 on weekdays and half an hour longer on weekends and that was it. Not much anime to peek ones interest. It wasn’t until I was a teen there actually was more to choose from and by then I had other matters to tend to (read; music and playing in bands). So yeah, I’m a late bloomer. But I never will forget SP. I even remember when I saw it, where I was and what time it was. Yup, you can call me a creep now. 😎🙈

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      1. Well, I live in Holland, and anime was pretty much unknown at the time I became interested in it. In fact the only (early) releases for anime were Hentai type movies, it incredibly violent ones. Luckily things have changed for the better, and I am able to get a lot more quality animes through import or ofcourse channels like Crunchyroll.
        Haha: I’m not planning on calling you a creep anytime soon, no worries. And besides we all have our guilty pleasures, there is nothing wrong with that 😊

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      2. We are the same age roughly so I can imagine our childhood years have been fairly the same when it comes to anime and in my case manga as well. It just wasn’t something anyone knew about. Just cartoons. No one called that cartoon about Moomin an anime. And internet didn’t exist. I remember those ten pages you could surf on in the beginning. 🙄 Half of them was porn. Kids these days should know how easy they have it. *genX grumpy mode*

        I actually have problems with finding anime I want to watch. Crunchyroll has a lot of anime, but so much is blocked here due to licensing. Buying is hard since the Swedish shops have only the usual, like naruto. As for import, I am not sure from where to buy. I refuse illegal streaming sites since I heard they make like 55M a year. So, I want to be legal but it is so hard when my options are crunchyroll and Netflix.

        Guilty pleasures for the win! 🤗

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      3. That is the same with me. I also don’t watch on illegal streaming sites. Anime still isn’t as popular here as it is on the rest of the world, so most of the anime I buy is through import (Amazon Uk for instance is a good place to start). But I also find some good shows through cons (last year we had Animecon over here, and I bought a truckload of stuff 😀).
        Crunchyroll here is actually quite good, not much of it is blocked. Netflix does seem to expand their offerings these days, but it’s still not a huge amount that is on offer.
        But yeah lol, the kids these days have it much easier, that is for sure 😂😂😂😂

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      4. I was wondering, how does it work with customs and UK nowadays what with Brexit and stuff? Because I can absolutely buy my anime from uk but it is a drag if it gets caught in customs, like when you buy from US. More or less everything DVD/BD gets stuck if you import from US here in Sweden. :/ We don’t have any cons here. Yeah, I know. Here isn’t any decent cons at all. I think we have like GothCon but that is submerged anime/manga/gaming and for the most part it is boardgames and roleplaying. Not much anime at all and only the regular ones.

        I have my hopes on Netflix. I don’t mind them not simulcast since I prefer to bingewatch. I tend to forget a lot if I have to wait a week between episodes. So, I’m okay with them uploading whole seasons at once. Crunchy isn’t totally bad here either but they could have some more old material, that would be nice.

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      5. I usually try to get my anime from the Uk if I can’t find it here in Holland and so far haven’t had any problems whatsoever. Everything got delivered without any problems. As for the Us I don’t exactly know how that works. I can remember a friend of mine getting a dvd box from the Us and getting in trouble with tad stuff, but that was quite a while ago.
        Hmm, that really is too bad. We luckily have some great cons here, and Animecon certainly was the best one so far. Can’t wait to visit it again this year.
        Netflix is getting more and more decent anime series, so I hope that trend will continue 😀 As for Crunchyroll: agree, some older anime added to the current line up would be awesome 😀😀

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      6. I’ve been thinking since yesterday about this and we live close to Copenhagen (1.30 h with train) and must surely have some con there. I should probably look into it. Thank you for making me use my brain a bit.

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    1. 😇 What can I say. At least I was over 18 when I watched it. 😎 Well, I’m not all about gay anime so fear not my dear, it is safe to keep reading the rest of the challenge. 🤗

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    1. Thank you! 😀 post about the award will be coming… soon I hope. So much to think about. Questions and all. 😉 I was convinced I followed you but now when I read your ‘about’ post on your blog I saw that I wasn’t. How strange. Anyway, now I do. 😀

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    1. Hehe, well, I was a little girl and then I grew up and all these naughty thoughts just appeared. *so innocent* Gravitation is cute. It’s more Shounen Ai than Yaoi so only kissing and implied sex (like one time and I think Shuuichi complains about his butt hurts and that’s the only sign of sex.) Gravitation’s one of those anime most fujoshi’s starts out with, I have come to understand. Music’s okay, I like the energy in it.

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    1. I know right! 😎 Why start soft with something like Gravitation when you can go hardcore straight away. I find it kind of cute when people talk about how they are watching yaoi and you ask them what they watch and they answer No. 6 or Yuri!!! on Ice or something else Shounen Ai (ish). In my mind I think, ‘Girl (boy) you have no idea what is waiting for you if you keep going down this road.’ 😎

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