used to watch loads of anime, then i switched to reading manga and manwha favoring shoujo related stories
i am kind of an old timer on the board staying for a while, being absent for a while, somehow i always find my way back here and its nice to see the old crowd still around
i first got hooked up with "real anime" many years ago when the first 4 episodes of lodoss wars were released in a small movie theater in my hometown. i say "real anime" because to me series like dragonballz, sailor moon, heidi, pinocchio and countless other old shows that i watched as a kid on tv somehow aren't the same to me. maybe thats because i only saw them dubbed in german i don't know. they just never got me hooked as did those subbed lodoss wars episodes in that theater.
a short time after seeing those episodes i saw the ghost in the shell movie at a friends house. bammmm that was so awesome! i bought the english dub on vhs for a horrendous amount of money afterwards. the dubbed voice of the puppet master still makes me drool. ^^
at some point a friend led me to dc raving about the cowboy bebop show. i got me a few episodes, watched them and discarded the series since i didn't like it at all. but that was the start-off for other shows to watch.. noir, fushigi yuugi, angelic layer, slayers, hack sign, and many more. i finally found the lodoss wars series and watched the whole show! the rest is history.
eventually i quit watching anime, since i didnt find the time for it anymore. instead i turned to mangas and have since read many stories mostly of the romantic genres.