I have recently had more time to enjoy anime and manga.
I have been an anime and cartoon fan for all my life, preferring it over any other type of movie. Im still not up to speed with terms as they dont interest me, Im more interested in the story and ideas conveyyed. Unfortunately Im useless with languages and therefore can only watch anime translated into English which I see as a major downfall.
I brought up my son with anime and manga, his first manga was Barefoot Gen and his first anime was Pokemon. We also covered all the ghibli anime and a lot more since. We loved sitting on the sofa watching anime together, though now he is at university so I have a lot more time.
Type of anime and manga I like: Romance, Family friendly, LGBT, Spirits and spiritual, Folktales, Slice of life, comedy, historical, sci-fi
Type of anime I dont usually watch: Vampires, Lots of killings or violence, Psychological thrillers, Zombies, Horror,
I also dont tend to watch anime where you see girls panties or boobs all over the place (sorry, it just does not interest me) though when Im bored I will overlook a certain amount of it. Though I do like semi-naked men (hehehehe!!!) and feel I could easily melt into some of those eyes!
My manga ratings are usually for ones that stand out as I tend to read a few one-shots or short completed manga in one go. The ones that are mundane I dont tend to rate. I also drop quite a few mangas, this could be due to the font size or the storyline. Most of the manga I read are yaoi or romance and usually have a "mature" theme.
I look forward to making some friends I can chat with about anime and manga.