Yep, I'm pretty much an anime virgin. I've seen a few anime flicks in the past, read a couple manga, but never really got into it. Something about the tone used to turn me off. I think. Honestly, I can't put my finger on what bothered me.
I say this because I'm now hungry for more anime and manga. First I went back to the classics--the stuff I've seen, but never really appreciated, like Vampire Hunter D
. Hell, I'm even checking out friggin' Sailor Moon
. That stuff is well and good, but I want to move on to less-obvious material. By this I mean simply that I want to view/read stuff that is well regarded but not necessarily popular. But I'll take popular stuff too, assuming it is of high quality.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to check out this Franken Fran
book I found...