I started watching anime in 2008 and just didn't get it. Two years later, I watched FMA and FMA:B pretty much straight through and have been hooked since. I like action, adventure, and fantasy animes and I seem to have a soft spot for shows that are either dark, hopeless, and don't let you come up for air or the ones that make me bawl my eyes out. And I'm a sucker for beautiful artwork. Anything I rate as 3 or over is worth watching. Currently, my favorite anime is Ergo Proxy.
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