I'm an "old-school" anime fan, in that I've been into anime for some 20 years, beginning with Robotech, through the time when finding the one video store in town that had some anime VHS was a big deal, to where it is now with places like Anime Planet. I'm still primarily into older anime, with my current favorite being Galaxy Express 999. I've also graduated from Robotech to Macross, and fallen in love with Studio Ghibli and Makoto Shinkai. My preferences tend to be more for the artistic sorts of films, or anything with a giant, steam-powered robot.
I'm also interested in Japanese culture and history, and had the honour of visiting Japan in 2009. Kyoto and Nara are absolutely lovely places and I hope someday to return. My interests also include Victorian-Edwardian Scientific Romances and Retro-Futurism, and I carry on a blog for that sort of thing (including anime) at Voyages Extraordinaires: Scientific Romances in a Bygone Age.