I'm supposed to say something about me here, but I'm no-good in describing me :P Anyway, I'l try ^^
My name is Daniele, I'm 22 and I live in Padova, a city near Venice (Italy, of course)
I'm studying politics and economics, but I've recently realized that's not what I truly wanted to study... If I could go back I would choose to study Japanese.
One thing that will probably differ me from other users here is that I've been a casual-anime-watcher up to a year ago, lol. I've been watching anime like Cap. Tsubasa, Dragonball, Naruto, OnePiece almost just to fill my free time, while I wasn't really interested in watching them. But one day... one day a friend of mine lend me his Neon Genesis Evangelion DVDs... Needless to say, it was true love at first sight!
Generally I don't like mecha or robot fights, but I didn't care, 'cause in Evangelion that was just a side thing, IMO. I fell in love with the characters (Shinji, Kaworu...) and the background story, wich was really interesting IMO. (I love pretentious stories, lol... I'm a fan of Xenogears/Xenosaga after all!).
Anyway, since then I started collecting NGE things, like manga, DVDs, and so on, and I also started exploring the genre by myself, starting with Escaflowne, and so on... Of course I'm just at the beginning, so my list will fill at high speed from now on ;-)