I remember this question being asked a number of months ago, so I thought I'd bring it up again. What is it that attracts you to anime/manga specifically, as opposed to other - Western, on the whole - forms of entertainment? As a casual watcher of anime, I always find it interesting how and why people get so into the subculture; and that the things they like about it are often completely opposed to the things I like about it. So... yeah. Go nutso.