IMDb Poll Board Member's First Anime Series!

by TsarStepan | created - 25 Mar 2020 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

Which of these introductory anime series* would you recommend to others unfamiliar/inexperienced with this style of animated TV series?

Animate your feelings about these introductory anime TV series ... but with words... over here!

*List compiled of anime titles from participating IMDb poll members and the series that first introduced them to the genre.

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1. Star Blazers (1979–1984)

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the year 2199, a starship must make a dangerous voyage to the distant planet Iscandar and back to save Earth from an alien invasion.

Stars: Eddie Allen, Michael Bertolini, Amy Howard Wilson, Lydia Leeds

Votes: 1,309

Tsarstepan's first anime series.

2. Doraemon (1979–2005)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Doraemon is a robotic cat that comes from the 22nd century. He comes to 20th century and stays with Nobi Family. The Nobis love Doraemon very much. So Doraemon always help the Nobis with the devices from 22nd century.

Stars: Nobuyo Ôyama, Noriko Ohara, Michiko Nomura, Kazuya Tatekabe

Votes: 3,690

Silitonga's first anime series.

3. Knights of the Zodiac (1986–1989)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A group a young warriors known as 'Saints', each in possession of a 'cloth' guarded by a different constellation, must protect the reincarnation of the goddess Athena as she attempts to keep the Earth from being destroyed by evil forces.

Stars: Hideyuki Tanaka, Tôru Furuya, Ryô Horikawa, Kôichi Hashimoto

Votes: 9,833

Pencho15's first anime series.

4. Dragon Ball Z (1989–2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

With the help of the powerful Dragonballs, a team of fighters led by the saiyan warrior Goku defend the planet earth from extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil, Sean Schemmel

Votes: 122,807

BONAFIDE BOSS' and CyrilMartin's first anime series.

5. Ninja Robots (1985–1986)

Animation, Action, Adventure

Ninja Senshi Tobikage tells the story of a boy named Joe Maya. One day, Joe, who lives on Mars, witnesses a battle between aliens.

Stars: Jôji Nakata, George Peter, Hôchû Ôtsuka, Kazuhiko Inoue

Votes: 177

Nikolay Yeriomin (Mykola Yeromin)'s first anime series.

6. Zillion (1987)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

Invaders have arrived on a second Earth called Maris in the year 2387. The natives are helpless as their weapons are ineffective against the invaders. The exception is three weapons ... See full summary »

Stars: Toshihiko Seki, Kazuhiko Inoue, Yûko Mizutani, Osamu Kobayashi

Votes: 63

mariojacobs's first anime series.

7. Pokémon (1997– )

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Ash Ketchum, his yellow pet Pikachu, and his human friends explore a world of powerful creatures.

Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Ikue Ôtani

Votes: 41,321

Brijesh's first anime series.

8. Devil May Cry: The Animated Series (2007)

TV-MA | 288 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

Dante, a superhuman son of a powerful murdered demon and human woman is a master of gun and sword who runs an "odd-job" agency. Despite financial troubles, he never loses his cool since work always comes calling sooner or later.

Stars: Toshiyuki Morikawa, Misato Fukuen, Akio Ôtsuka, Fumiko Orikasa

Votes: 4,993

Master_Strange's first anime series.

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