So Friend's List TELL ME..
What was the first anime/TV/manga/video game that somehow changed your way of thinking?
If you need a example.. I'll give you mine.
Back in 1999, I was a college student.. I had been into video games rather hardcore. I wasn't a christian per se, I really wasn't any sort of anything though I think around 1999, I considered myself because everyone else in my life was doing it. Then came Xenogears, a squaresoft cult classic. This single video game helped me to realize that it was 'okay' to believe what you believed. It was pretty much the doorway to myself being open-minded about religion and such. (though come on, I didn't judge as it was.. I wasn't that sort of christian, I was the sort to really live and let live.. when I was a high schooler, despite being a so-called christian, I didn't really have any major issues with homosexuality.
Now by watching Utena, I came to realize that it was alright to like girls, it was alright for -me- to like girls. I know it sounds silly, but those fandoms really came on the heels of each other. First Xenogears and then Utena. And those two series will go down as having shaped me into the person that I am today. (I feel like they are a core and integral part of my soul.)
So Flist, tell me your stories!