I'm just an average fella who didn't outgrow his affection for things Anime.
I have always had a thing for animation, not just Anime. However, I find Anime much more engaging than non-Japanese animation. The stories can be deeper and there is a greater depth to the subject matter.
Heck! Would you expect to find an over-the-top character as violent as Ladd Russo outside of Anime? What about exploring the philosophies and implications of life like Neon Genesis Evangelion? What about sad endings? We don't see them popular in other animations!
So, here's to Anime - a neat storytelling form worthy of watching at any age!
(Oh, did I mention Catgirls!? . . . . . Just kidding!)