My first animes were Super Book and Speed Racer.
My first manga was the third or fourth Inuyasha volume back when it was first published over here.
And I've been a fan ever since.
A few things you might want to know about me:
- I'm a huge shonen fan but it's not unheard of for me to find a shojo series or two I like
- While I now prefer subtitles, I used to mostly listen to English dubs and still do when my brain can't handle both watching and reading at the same time
- While I've had some great Anime friends, now I'm mostly on my own with only my sister really sharing my obsession
- I'm extremely opposed to "Americanizing" or simplifying anime and manga. Though I can't read Japanese, I don't want to read or watch something that is set in a very Tokyo looking American city. One reason I like watching/reading stories set around Japanese folklore
- While I have very eclectic reading and watching tastes, my favorite genres are mystery and history.
- I also play video games
Favorite books: Sherlock Holmes, Jasper Fforde novels, Pride and Prejudice, The Scarlet Pimpernel
Favorite video games: Mass Effect (mainly 2), FF 9 and 12, Fallout (3, New Vegas, and 4), and Kingdom Hearts
Favorite manga and anime: One Piece, Kamisama Kiss, Ruroni Kenshin, and (though not seen or read all yet) Detective Conan