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I’m rereading Death Note (I’ve read the series so many times, I don’t even know what the count is). This time around I’m actually reading it in print (Secret Santa on TAY this year :D), and it’s an absolute treat.

Not only is it a fantastic series, but it holds a special place in my heart as the first full manga series that I read.

So my question is: Let’s talk Japanese media (specifically anime and manga). What’s the first manga series that you read/finished? What’s your first anime?