I got into the anime world thnx to W.I.T.C.H about 7to 8 years ago. I once read the word anime in it and looked it up on the internet, once I did that I stepped into a completely new world and got obsessed by it... I never knew about anime before that since in the Netherlands it's hard to hear about it (especially where I live, people who know about it and like it keep quiet so you have to search hard)...
My first anime (which I knew was an anime) was InuYasha...
Now I am a huge anime and manga fan, I mostly collect manga and I draw all the time.
My favorite anime and manga series would be:
Fullmetal Alchemist (manga&anime)
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles (Manga)
Fairy Tail (anime&manga)
One Piece (anime)
I have many more that I love but it's hard to put in a list since I've seen a lot so far, what you see here isn't all since I've watched many series 3 or more times.
My favorite artists are: Clamp, Hiromu Arakawa, Hiro Mashima
I could tell a lot more but I will keep it at this for now.
Other accounts I have that I would like to share:
My anime-list: myanimelist.net/profile/Tsubasa-01