LinguisticFanatic here, and I've been watching anime for about 7 years now (2016). I have nothing better to do than watch anime, read books and manga, eat, sleep, and work.
The one anime series that I make sure I watch every year is Escaflowne. I don't know why but I just love that series. I don't have a similar manga series since it doesn't take me long to read a whole series.
The quote that I live my life by is: "Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way." I will warn you though, telling that to your boss when you don't particularly get along doesn't go over very well.