Report How did you discover anime? in Anime Posted March 24, 2011 I first discovered anime on television when I was in middle school (?). I thought it was so cool thinking, 'Wow. I can't believe America made these kind of cartoon shows!' only to find out much later that they were made by Japan and dubbed. -___-" Lol. I turned to Japanese anime completely when I found that the ones in America were not good enough when I compared the two. The ones that I was only able to watch at the time were PokÃ©mon, Sailor Moon, Digimon, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Gundam Wing. I'm unable to recall what other shows I watched.