Only started to watch anime about X( I am lazy and after changing this every year I decided to say about a few months before I joined Anime Planet....whenever that was) years ago and then found this site and it was very useful. I can't even remember what I did for fun before I started watching anime (^_^).
Just started actually reading Manga like right now, 4 years after I started to watch anime and I thourghly enjoy it. My insperation for starting on reading manga laughably stims from I got tired of watching a good anime and then ALL OF A SUDDEN it has the worst ending ever, I mean really! Is it so hard to scrape together a decent ending? Either way, I had to know how it goes down in the end, so forward march to reading all bizillion chapters in a day or two!
Currently I am going through all the anime I have seen, basically looking at which ones I liked the best, and the cross referencing them online to see how A, does the anime have a manga counterpart, B, If yes, how closely does the anime follow the manga/does the anime cover the entire manga or only a portion of it? C.) Do I really have time to be reading ANOTHER manga instead of doing, I don't know the dozen reasearch papers and books I need to get done before the end of the week or I am going to fail out of college.
.............10/19/2013 at 3:25 in the morning............Had to get on here and go....."what the hell and I spending my life on?" and then the answer comes quickly, "Only on the best shit the internet can buy, anime!"....No seriously it is almost 2014 and that will mean it will have been about 5 years since I joined Anime planet and about the same sicne I started to watch anime(roughly speaking as my memory has failed me). I, of course, have seen countless anime that aired on TV, but I really don't count those as the majority of the time I never saw the complete anime, and usely they were the Americanized crap that gets heavily edited and comes on on Saturaday morning.
So once again I say, TIME WELL SPENT!