I'm a IT Specialist from Nottingham, UK. For years the only Anime I owned was Akira and the original Ghost in the Shell film and I didn't really think much more of the genre.
Then a couple of years ago a friend lent me Spirited Away ... this I really enjoyed so I started looking into Anime. I found one of the forums I read had a large thread on the subject so read that for some pointers and from then on things kinda got a bit out of hand :)
Hence I have been enjoying watching quite a bit of Anime ever since!