My sister is 14 years older than me and my brother is 10 years older then me, and both of them are into anime. I grew up always seeing video games or anime on the TV, so I guess you could say it's in my blood. I think I grew up with the typical anime that all 90s kids had... SM, DB and DBZ, Slayers, Outlaw Star, etc. I think because of this, I have a great fondness for older anime and tend to prefer it by default. I really, really prefer hand-drawn anime.
While I love watching anime, I'm a reader by nature and have taken to manga more nowadays. I've been out of the anime/manga scene for awhile and am trying to read and watch those that I just must see before I die.
My favorite anime ever is Now and Then, Here and There. Sailor Moon gets an honorable mention, though, because I was so obsessed with it when I was kid. I really thought I would turn into Sailor Jupiter when I hit 14. I really did. (No, I'm actually not kidding. I was actually convinced and I think maybe I suffered from Chunibyou!)
My favorite manga is Fruits Basket. I feel like that manga basically defined my high school experience.
As I mentioned before, I've been out of the anime scene for awhile. Feel free to recommend me anything worthwhile! :)
Weekly Anime Line-Up:
(I'll officially begin this once I've lessened my Watching and Stalled lists. :))