|Posted by Anna H. on June 1, 2014 at 5:55 AM|
Robotech 1982-1984 (In Japan)
During the 1980's, Cartoon Network never existed. Adults my age, who are now in our 30's and a little older were exposed to Anime years before the Dragon Ball franchise. Of all the Anime titles, Adult Swim wanted to win over the Dragon Ball fan base by purchasing Dragon Ball Kai.
It was the only way to stop the nostalgic fan boys from throwing temper tantrums. The portions I've seen of Dragon Ball are generic-looking in art quality. That's along with the series being as obnoxious as most of its fan base.
Most DBZ fans have this tendency to hold that franchise on a pedestal, as if DBZ is the best Anime to ever exist. I don't think those fans realize, that they make other Dragon Ball fans ashamed to be fans of the franchise and Anime in general.
Anyway, this Cartoon Sunday, I present to you Robotech's pilot episode.
What was your gateway to Anime?
Categories: Cartoon Sunday