I started watching Full Metal Panic in English in September 2008 because some of my friends kept talking about anime series and I just could not resist.
Since then I have become a huge fan of shoujo series, and I am esthetically thrilled by bishounen because I am a girl :).
My favourite ones are mixtures of different genres like shoujo-comedies, political-historical-shoujo, slice-of-life&romances and so on. Magic fascinates me. If this is paired with good music or angel wings I am sure it will be a hit in my book.
My manga history is a bit underdeveloped. I have wrestled a bit with Fruits Basket (a few months) and now I am happy I did.
If you know or have a favourite anime that has a strong character lead or scheming or magic, let me know!