Discovered Anime about 1998 i think it was, I found a clip of Ranma½ on youtube. Laughed my ass off and has been a faithful anime fan ever since :) equally fond of RomComs & Ecchi as I am of Dark & Gloomy (espcially if it is also Ecchi, we boys never grow up in that regard)
Very fond of japanese humour and drama and many a j-live drama has made me both giggly and/or misty-eyed.
Oh and I tried to watch an anime dubbed to english once, but with the exception of some unusally well made parodies like Attack on Titan Abridged and Evabridged it simply sounds BAD, and childish, it is so incredibly grating to my ears that I just can't do it. Could of-course add that this does extend to live-action, dubbed movies loses something, they sound off. Pixar/Disney movies are usually okay, those I can mostly watch without cringing.
Happily inflicting my favorites on both family and friends and has recruited both mother and fiancé to my banner, Both of them thinks that Chobits is the bestest to hit the screen since.. well since ever. My elder brother however stubbornly refused to even give it a try despite several long campaigns from my side. last couple of years though he has started to come around.. if hardly ever anything I would recomend. He has a peculiar fondness for boxing anime, oh and Van Helsing Abridged.