I've been interested in anime and manga for several years, from around 2009. The first anime I remember watching was One Piece when I was around 10, this was when I didn't even know what anime was, I just loved the show for what it was, even though so few episodes were shown on TV.
I've generally shown most interest in really well known series as there is a lot of discussion around them and I can rely on them to always be going after watching shorter anime series. Now I'm starting to look at series season by season and watch whatever piques my interest.
Favourite male character is probably Luffy, I just love how he is so relaxed and fun, similar to the anime itself, I guess.
As for females, Ishiki Iroha from Oregairu is my waifu