PandaTeddy / 20-something-year-old Who Still Watches Kids' Shows
I grew up watching anime (Sailor Moon, Pokemon, Tenchi Muyo!), but never really knew it was Japanese when those shows were on TV. I became an actual anime fan sometime around 2005 when a friend of mine introduced me to D.N.Angel and Fruits Basket.
Some of my favorite anime shows are (in alphabetical order): Cowboy Bebop, Excel Saga, Fruits Basket, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, and Sailor Moon (the S and Stars seasons in particular), and Wolf's Rain. I also love Studio Ghibli films.