"Cries And Screams Are Like Music To My Ears"
According to Dreamwave comics, this was a "tag-line" for one of my favorite characters from Transformers, Soundwave.
It's not a big step from TransFormers to anime (or 80s-cartoons to anime). I mean, watch the end-credits for a lot of cartoons and you'll see Japanese names in the art-section.
Yup, you guessed it. When I was a little kid I was stuck in front of the TV most of the time. And old habits die hard.
And thus I'm still watching a lot of anime!