I have never been a mainstream guy, I've always separated myself from a crowd of teenage douches and explore independant-like things. The outcomes of these choices in life have had a great impact on me as a person. I explore things and study things I am interested in and that has lead to greater things such as Japan, Everything about Japan I admire, the food, the music, the culture, the history, the media and hopefully in the future I can see Japan and meet new people and learn new things.
Manga: I've always been into comics and manga, explicit types of manga/comics mostly like Gantz, Hellsing, Shamo, Battle royale, brigade, youngblood etc... I have also grown to admire the style of Josei manga (Older women audience) I find most of them to be amazing in art, story and character development. The main thing I like about josei manga is how romantic some of them are, I may be a kid with a love for extreme mindf*cking violence, but I also have a love for romantic and heart touching graphic novels.
Anime: You know how it goes, grew up watching anime like digimon etc, and now I have grown into a world of violent and disturbing anime such as Higurashi and Hellsing. But I have also grown to admire the Japanese humour and culture. Me enjoying ecchi and mindfucking violence, they're both completley opposite genres and styles but who can't enjoy and laugh at hilariously awesome Japanese school girls.