I had watched some anime as I was growing up, back before we knew it as "Anime".
Shows like Speed Racer (70's) & Star Blazers (80's), and then later I would catch DBZ or Sailor Moon (90's) on early morning TV before I left for work.
I didn't really dive into anime until the beginning of 2014. Everything on my list has been watched/re-watched since then.
It all started with getting copies of the first 2 Appleseed movies, and when I mentioned it to a co-worker, he recommended a few anime I might like based on some of my preferences.
Shows like Bleach, Queen's Blade, the movies Akira and Princess Mononoke were among them.
It's been a fun ride ever since, and I look forward to more.
There will probably always be exceptions, but these usually hold true:
I'm not really into sports anime, although I enjoyed a few that were sport or competition themed.
I'm not into Idol shows, reverse harem, or stuff geared more for early teens and younger.
I don't typically go for shows where the main cast is Junior High age or younger.
Tsunderes are often annoying characters for me, but some have been done well.
I do like Fantasy and Space settings, especially if it's where mankind has branched out from Earth (either forced or by choice), more than just an alternate Earth setting.
That's not to say I dislike alternate Earth, dimensions or timelines though.
I also enjoy comedy, romance, supernatural, harem, magic, and action shows, with or without ecchi and/or nudity.
Large bouncy tiddies for the win, I say. Sorry lolicons, I respect your preferences, but I won't be attending any of your parties or meetings.
I'm not as critical as some people when watching anime, so shows like SAO, AOT and Re:Zero (just to name a few of the more talked-about ones) were actually enjoyable for me.
I don't mind CGI shows like Ajin and Knights of Sidonia, and have yet to watch one that I thought was a total mess. Obviously, some are done better than others.
I don't break down similar shows to the lowest common denominator either.. ie (beta MC has a harem and doesn't choose one "oh, those 2 shows are exactly the same").
I see enough differences between similar shows to see and enjoy them separately, and not rage about the similarities.
My favorites lists: They're not in any particular order, and they aren't necessarily the TOP favorites for the category either.
They may change from time to time.
High School DxD is the only LN series I've had an interest in reading, and have been doing so as the translations come out. Props to mrleoo01, zxzxzx, and Code-Zero for their hard work.
It will probably remain my only listing under Manga.
As you may have noticed with some of my forum posts, I can be an ornery old fart.
I don't consider myself a "shit poster", but some comments or threads just beg for a snarky reply so I give one.
Don't take me too seriously kids. If need be, just think of me as that old guy down the street always yelling at you to get off his lawn.