What originally started my intrigue and love for Japan was most definitely Dragon Ball Z.
I first discovered the show when I was 11 years old. It was like no animation that I’d ever witnessed before, storylines actually continued, time passed, characters aged, developed and evolved. It blew my tiny mind.
It was a million miles from my usual programming of Rugrats, Doug and Hey Arnold and was pretty violent for what was considered a kids show.
I was hooked.
DBZ was my first foray in to anime, and although eighteen years later I don’t get to watch as much anime as I used to, I think I’ll still always love DBZ.