I am the biggest otaku I know, which isnt much of an accomplishment considering I spend most of my time in my room at my quad monitor command center, in bed watching anime on my 42 inch, surround sound HTPC, or drawing on my tablet PC. In otherwords, I know maybe 2 people. All of my anime is kept backed up on dvds filling 3 cases, and has become quite impressive if i do say so myself.
I was introduced to anime in winter of 2007 by a friend, and have watched constantly ever since. I have taken my mania to the point of going through the hell of learning the language. What a nightmare; it was my 9th class through my junior and senior years of highschool. The next step was to study abroad in nagoya Japan for a month right after i graduated, gaining 2 more classes, and then 1 more at Tech, giving me a grand total of 7 college japanese classes, and a minor. At least I can hold a conversation now, even if I can't fully understand my anime.
I have actually watched even more anime than this, however because I was unable to watch pokemon, case closed, hamtaro, dragonball, inuyasha etc in order and didnt keep track of how many eps I watched off american tv, I refuse to consider them "watched"
My only redeming quality deriving from this lifestyle is my fairly vast knowlege of computers. As of 12:14pm, Oct, 17, 2009, I am officially an A+ certified IT Technician, and my knowlege has expanded vastly upon reaching college, as I am attending Texas Tech, a highly rated computer science/engineering collge, as a computer science major.