Giant Robo- It was awhile back when I was on the board and someone had a sig of Chief Chujo and I only saw the op before and I really liked the retro style of it and bulky robots, so after seeing Chujo I thought his design was cool and it looked like he was calling a robot of his own. (My first impression was that everyone had a robot or something.) It was ep. 2 op that really made a good impression on me.
One Piece - I was intrigued and I found this site hosting ch. and I just read the chapters with Luffy vs. Crocodile and I thought it was bizarre and wacky. (It had a picture of Afro Luffy on the site and I thought, " That's a cool character design!!" and I just read hoping to reach The Davy Back Fight.)
Gash Bell- I only saw the dub at first and I was bored and I thoght it was a lame anime, but I was intrigued by Raiku style and his designs (especially Teds.)
TTGL- The promo art looked cool and I thought it was a bit different (Simon would be able to talk with Gurren or Lagann forgot what the head was named.) I was alittle bored with episode 1 and 2 (It was probably cause people over-hyped it.) 3 was what got me into it then 8 hooked me for sure and I waiting to see the Spiral King in action.
(His Design was the best.)
Naruto- I had a COMPLETELY diff. view on it. (Like they were alot older then 12 and it focused on different characters not just only Naruto. Kakashi looked kinda cool.)
I didn't read until a few years later though.
DBZ - It was right around the Saiyans arc and what more can I say. ( The "you smell like toenails!" line from Gohan would always get me.)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure- I came across Veggie's page but I didn't know how to download and what not so I was waiting until I could find a place where I could read it. (Happened two years later.)
YuYu Hakusho- I thought it had a cool style and characters. (The Rando and Saint Beasts arc was always my fav.)
HxH- Done by Togashi.
Rurouni Kenshin- It was the first episode, back when it was shown in Toonami. I always thought Henya looked cool and Sannosuke* with his giant blade. I thought it was completely different as well. ( For some reason it reminded me of King Of Fighters.)
FMA- I was reading Toriyama's world scanlations and I liked the style alot for some reason and I used to think she had some kind of american influence sometimes.( I don't know why.)
Cowa! and Kajika- Done by Akira Toriyama.
Trigun- Seeing Vash in that red suit. Thought it looked pretty cool.
OutLaw Star- When Gene was fighting one of El Dorado brothers. I think the older one.
Cowboy Bebop- I saw the first episode and I thought the scene with Spike and Vincent* fighting looked cool. (At first I thought Spike and Hakim* or w.e that guy's name was were partners because of the promos.)
Lupin III- I saw the first episode and I thought the style was cool and real old school.
Hitman Reborn- Years back I saw scans of it in italian with Tsuna in dying will mode and I thought it looked cool but I didn't what it was until like 2 years later when I just randomly downloaded a title.
Mobile Suit Gundam- I saw the promos on toonami and it just looked cool but I would see it rarely because when I got out of school.
G Gundam- I saw the promo on Toonami and the ref guy seemed cool and I was wondering, "whens he popping out." Then Domon's scene where he catches all the bullets with his hand and the King Of Hearts appeared on his hand looked cool.
Kinnikuman*- I thought it was hilarious with Mantaro vs. Suguru.
Law Of Ueki- I was actually bored with the first few episodes until Robert's Ten appeared and I just though, " Ueki is ****** crazy!" I thought the fight with Ueki vs. Robert was the highlight of the manga, then I saw God vs. Margeret* and God was always a cool character.
Tenchi Muyo- I saw the first episode. FUNNY STUFF.
Slayers- Saw subs of it on tv. I thought some of the episodes were silly. Never finished Slayer's next.
Rounin Warriors- Saw it on channel 9 I think? and then Toonami and I was like, "This is cool."
Pokemon- Saw it channel 13, and it was around when pikachu started shocking team rocket.
Saint Seiya- saw the dub, I thought it looked cool and got the sanctuary* ova from a big-time fan/friend.
more to come.