Started watching anime in the 4th grade on Toonami, and the first one I think I ever watched to completion was Cowboy Bebop. Really made me say "Wow. That was impressive." Then I took a 3 year haitus from animation in general to watch shows on US networks, but my ex turned me back to anime and intorduced me to manga. Now I've been going strong into it for 5 years.
I'm going into my fifth year of a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree and an officer in the university's Anime Club. They're a great group that has intoduced me to a few series I would have otherwise glanced over.
So this is one expensive hobby with the buying of shows to own, merchandise to oggle, and hard drives to store it all on but I also have interests in motorsports, cars, motorcycles, guns and computer hardware. Just what I need right? More hobbies to swallow up all my cash. Anyway, basically what I'm saying is that I'm interested in so much stuff that there HAS to be common ground we can talk on somewhere.
Also, Nana Mizuki is awesome.