Keeping it short and sweet. ;)
My first anime was Lensman, an anime released by the company Manga. I watched it when I was about 8 years old. From that experience, I just fell in love with Japanese animation and comics! My second anime was Akira (though I didn't understand one bit of it at the time lol).
I'm more of a manga person to be honest (comes from growing up with comics), but I do love a good anime too. :)
My avatar is from a holiday photo of a capsule toy of Noriko from Gunbuster: Aim For The Top that I got while visiting Japan.