1. Did you ever watch anime before you "properly" got into it? Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z 2. What was the series that got you hooked on anime? Naruto I think 3. When you started looking for new anime, where did you go for recommendations? There was a particular Squidoo list I referenced ages ago which I found on a Google search. I can't seem to find it anymore. 4. Are there any series that significantly influenced your anime tastes? Naruto got me into Anime in general. Deathnote got me obsessed. Eyeshield 21 got me to like Sports Anime. Ghost in a Shell got me into Anime girls. 5. Do you think there's such a thing as "starter anime?" (i.e. anime that people should watch first to get a taste for the artform) Definitely. 6. If you were to recommend 5 anime to someone who hadn't watched anime before but wanted to start, which 5 would you pick? Deathnote Dragon Ball Z Full Metal Alchemist HunterXHunter Sword Art Online 7. Would you recommend different series to people based on how much anime they'd previously watched? Obviously adjust it to the ones they say they liked. Sex, Occupation, Age, Demeanor I would all consider.