my love for anime started with movies from Hayao Miyazaki which are popular everywhere. However, after having watched all of them, I had troubles to find other good anime to watch until I came across this website which helped me a lot.
Favourite anime: all anime with five stars - means my top five, then Animatrix, Ayashi no Ceres, Kemono no Souja Erin, Serial Lain Experiments, RahXephon, Seirei no Moribito, Fushigi Yugi, Skip Beat etc.
You can see from my top 5 list what anime I like - combination of fantasy, reverse harem, magic, action, adventure, romance, fun..I prefer anime with some message - about human's behaviour, about good and evil in us, about japanese history, about our planet, about consequences of our development, about global problems, about love to life etc..It is hard to say..my top 5 says it better.
If you have any recommendation for me, feel free to leave a comment and I will defininitely check it out^_^
Finally, I am sorry for any mistakes in english..please, let me know if you find something wrong.
Avatar: It's little Suzume from RK..and why did I pick such minor character? Because she is so cute and we really are alike!!..just kidding:-))
J-dorama: I watch jdorama as well..most of them are based on anime/manga, see my jdorama list here http://jdorama.com/viewprofile.44165.htm
I know there are some great korean dramas as well however I prefer japanese actors and listening to japanese..