So I'm 46, and grew up in the Air Force, having friends from Japan who got me into anime very early--they owned toys from series I didn't recognize until later. My first phase was watching Speed Racer, Battle of the Planets, and Battleship Yamato. Later in junior high I started watching Macross and religiously kept up with all three U.S. series, and bought videotapes of Tank Police and Gunbuster. Third phase was a buddy and I becoming fans of Neon Genesis Evangelion and Cowboy Bebop. Fourth phase was passing it on and watching Avatar: The Last Airbender with my son three times through the entire series, then Attack on Titan.
Once we got Netflix, we started watching Bleach, which he's already finished, but I'm disappointed they don't have Hellsing--something I've wanted to see for a while. He's gotten into Black Butler, but I'm trying to decide on something new to watch. Sword Art Online looks to be a big thing...though I don't know if it would be my kind of thing.
I used to collect the U.S. versions of Oh My Goddess! and Pineapple Army. I've always been a big fan of Masamune Shirow, and I mean to see everything having to do with Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed, but does anyone have any suggestions?