≿ So, I'm hoping this won't be taken the wrong way... it's been so long since I've watched any anime or read any manga. Mostly, because I'm more into western comics now. I'm not saying one is better than the other, the style of western comics just appeals to me more. I never could get into anime or manga as much as my friends did because I really don't like "pretty" characters. That said, there are some animes that I still love. Note that I get into manga for characters, not really story. Yeah, I know, weird...
Dragonball Z is definitely the big one. This is the one that started it all for me. I soaked that show up like a sponge, as well as Digimon (yes, I'm more of a Digimon fan than a Pokemon one, but I like both).
I put up with Rurouni Kenshin for the Oniwabanshu/Oniwaban Group (the original - Beshimi, Han'nya, Hyottoko, and Shikijo) until
. So... yeah, not for very long. I just didn't like the main cast at all... kind of like Fullmetal Alchemist. I like everyone EXCEPT Edward Elric. ...And Envy.
I liked Shaman King a bit for Ryu and Tokageroh and was really excited when the manga-ka brought Tokageroh back as a protagonist, AND as the spirit for Ryu.
Cowboy Bebop was okay.
One Piece will probably be a manga/anime that I will always love. I don't think there's a character in that series I don't love, even if it's just because I love to hate them. The designs for the characters are outstanding, and I love that friendship is such a big plot for them. Luffy is such a cool kid. I'd be proud to be his "nakama"!
Yu Yu Hakusho and Hunter x Hunter are great and I wish there were more fans of them.
When I was very young, I was into Zoids and Gundam. But I didn't keep up with them for very long. (Are you noticing that I liked a lot of shounen? I did - still do. I am NOT a shoujo reader... I can't stand romantic-centric plots, honestly.)
Worst is an EXCELLENT manga. Well. For me. The character designs. All guys. All Japanese punk and greaser guys doing nothing but kicking each other's asses. Mmmmmmm. Drool.
And of course ANYTHING, ANYTHING at all, by Naoki Urasawa (20th Century Boys, Pluto, Billy Bat, Monster, etc). That guy has never written/drawn a manga I dislike.
...Sorry, I guess I talked more about manga than anime. I hope that's okay?
Anyway, yeah... other than that, I haven't read or watched any of this new-fangled stuff. I don't really have any plans to either - anime just doesn't hold my interest like it once did.