The first anime I watched was Princess Mononoke a few years ago and since then I've been hooked. I immediatly began marathoning a lot of movies released by Studio Ghibli, and fell in love with both Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle. I especially love anime like Inuyasha and Magi since they have a combination of all the genres I adore. Currently I have never read any manga but perhaps one-day I'll get my hands on a decent one. I enjoy watching anime series which feature strong characters who are not afraid of a fight or getting their hands dirty.