Was hooked up in 04. I had inadvertently watched a little on tv during early 90s as well though.The first was Speed racer. A traumatic experience. Animatrix was the earliest, in a sense, that I knew, that this one was an anime, and enjoyed it too. Founded a club(several dozens of members, who gathered few times a week) back in my fan-days, in mid 05. Futhermore, I had continually supplied my own local server, reaching almost 3ters (riffled through all of em too).That was years before HD era came to modernize anime-world. Practically abandoned asian animation in april 08, and had stopped keeping a close watch during 12, but managed to get acquainted with oodles of titles anyway.
I am a big sports anime aficionado. Viewed all subbed and even some unsubbed sports shows :).I enjoy WMT, Ga-nime, Japan in the last war-series and almost any realistic and ripe titles as well. Gladly watch arthouse and avant-garde stuff too. I've never learnt japanese much; so don't really have much worth watching nowadays. Besides amvs of course. That's why I returned to cinema for the most part. Nevertheless, I still do prefer qualitative animation regardless of the country origin :).
Started reading manga profusely in late 09 and novellas in 16.
Placed the following counter in nov 19