My First experience with anime was Ghost in the Shell and ever since then I've been hooked. My favorite anime series are Ouran High School Host Club, Fruits Basket, and Hajime No Ippo (Fighting Spirit) to name a few, and I'm usually drawn to sports, horror/supernatural, or slice of life anime. Although I can do comedy anime I lean towards the darker more serious stuff. My favorite anime features are Spirited Away (and anything Miyazaki), Ghost in the Shell, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Escaflowne, Akira, and Demon City Shinjuku.
Anime has also opened me up to JPop and JRock and I now have a good number of Japanese language songs in my iTunes library thanks to the opening and ending themes for series. My favorite composer by far is Yoko Kanno as I simply love everything she does. A close second is Kenji Kawai and his soundtrack for the original Ghost in the Shell.