Well well, what to say... I first got to know anime in my teens through the movies made by Hayao Miyazaki, especially my all-time favorite "Howl's Moving Castle", but until roughly two years ago they were almost all I knew of japanese culture. Only then my world was vastly broadened when I finally had the idea to watch videos english subbed and since then my love for animes, mangas and a lot more japan related stuff grew a lot and I think in the future it will grow even further.
To be honest, this is the first time for me that I not only passively use a website, but also want to take part in it, so I'm a little bit nervous, especially because I'm not so sure about my english skill, but I guess I'm even more excited to get to know you all.
So... I think what I really want to say is: Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!