The year was 1995. I was 22 years old. At a time when others of my age range were letting anime go, I took my first step in my new anime hobby. Better late than never. I was into anime before I knew what anime was. During the early 80s, I was watching shows like Armored Fleet Dairugger IX, and Speed Racer from my grandparents living room. Years later, one of my dorm-mates introduced me to Battle Angel Alita. I'm a late arrival in the anime universe. I don't regret my hobby and will be watching it in the forseeable future.