@Bigheart711: OH! I see haha i guess that I can't read, my bad, sorry. Umm Senki Zesshou Symphogear.
Have you people seen Eiken? That is complete crap. Gets my vote.
So, if I think start friends off to anime, I think Slice of life. If you want to "ease" them into the bizarre world, then first start off with the simple. There are some great slice of lifes out there, but I'll name a few:
Usagi Drop (Bunny Drop)
Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Bros)
Great Teacher Onizuka
There's HUNDREDS more good ones out there, but those are just a few great ones.