Best Anime 1st Episodes

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Hello all, forgive me is this thread has been started somewhere else, but I'm new.

I'm curious as to what you all think is the best anime opening episode. I mean what anime do you think was set up the best. Of course for many people, after they see the first episode or not is the decider whether to watch it again.

For me, I was very impressed with how Full Metal Alchemist opened :D. It went straight into action, and didn't explain right away what was happening, so it left the audience wanting to know more. Also, there was no waste in time, introducing characters or setting - it gradually unravels as you watch the show and you can deduce it yourself, rather than have is spoon fed to you what is going on *cough* Inuyasha *cough*.

Other anime openings I liked were Trigun and Orphen - too bad I found Orphen to weaken as the story progessed.

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Berserk. the first episode is kind of the last episode ;o;(of course i didn't know that till i watched the whole serie) that's unfair...on the other hand, i think it's a very good idea cuz you wanna watch more and more to see how it ends, tho^^

  • Jan 25, 2006

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I agree with FMA, but I also liked the first episodes of Naruto and Mai-Hime. They both went into explosive action, introducing the type of battles to come. The majority of good anime, in my opinion, start slowly, with maybe a little introductory battles.

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  • Jan 25, 2006
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I actually found D.N. Angel's opening to be pretty good. Especially at the end when the cliff-hanger ending appeared. I was like "what the?" and then I said "I need to watch the next episode"

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Last Exile. The first five minutes of the anime absolutely got me hooked. I went in not knowing what to expect, and after just five minutes of flying battleships duking it out in the midst of a horrific storm, I knew I had to watch the rest of the series then and there.

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Gungrave had a really good first episode... but my hands-down all-time favorite has to be from Hikaru no Go. Man. I was so excited, and all they did was play Go.

  • Jan 26, 2006
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I think Erementar Gerad and Blood+ have good first episodes, they both end just as the main character is about to begin fighting for the first time.

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  • Jan 26, 2006

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I would have to say Trigun. Its just a really funny episode and really shows the 2 different personalities of Vash right away.

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  • Jan 26, 2006

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I was instantly hooked by InuYasha's first episode and also Fullmetal Alchemist's first also. InuYasha because he's a half-demon and FMA because well there was blood and pain when they were just boys...I-LIKE-THAT! Woo woo woo! And also how real FMA was but also carrying the feel like nah that could never happen and yet only in Anime can it happen and be greater than anything else in the world. WOOOOOOOO! XD

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I started watching Inuyasha from about episode 10 :P I know great place to start a series, but I got hooked on it none the less, just as the series progressed it kind of lost my interest - that is compared to other series

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Ummmn, detective conan, I remember the first 5 minutes, Shinichi actually solved a case already
However, others on the list: Densha Otoko (DRAMA), FMA, Galaxy Express 999, Kenshin,

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  • Jan 26, 2006

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Last Exile.God when you see the first you want to watch all.Also detective conan has a good 1st episode.

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First episode of Sukisyo was really good. I fell for that serie straight away.

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  • Jan 26, 2006

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Elfen Lied had an awesome 1st ep. Eva was good too
I'm also going to go with Noir and Bubblegum Crisis 2040

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  • Jan 26, 2006
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The Soul Taker it had Kyoske Dante stabed returned to life and transform into a devil like mutant all with a kick ass soundtrack.

  • Feb 04, 2006
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samurai champloo..1st ep made me watch all others =)

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i think school rumble was great

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D.N.Angel for me. first ep got me hooked on the whole series and it didn't dissapoint. although it didn't really follow the manga i think.

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anyone seen "tenjou tenge"? Great 1st chapter, and the whole serie too

  • Feb 04, 2006
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Tenjou Tenge was good , but i think for me was Dragon Ball. I mean , i saw the 1st episode when i was just a kid and i still remember, just Goku and Buruma, and at the end of the episode you get on count that a great and long adventure is about to start.

  • Feb 04, 2006

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School Rumble 4 Ever!

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the first episode of rahxephon confused me and made me want to watch the rest to understand it. sadly, i still dont get it.

for manga, i read the first chapter of death note as a preview in shonen jump and was immediately hooked.

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Yakitake!Japan. XD Even though it's so mild for what the series becomes.... Yakitake!Japan.

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Blood+, I re-watched this episode about three times before watching the next episodes.

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