My interest in anime started in April 2013 when I got quite into Studio Ghibli films, my favourites to date being Porco Rosso and My Neighbour Totoro. However, the first anime series I properly watched was Attack on Titan, which was in preparation for MCM London Comic-Con in October 2013. Some of the staff from the show would be doing a panel there so I figured I'd at least check it out. As it turned out, I loved it after watching all 25 episodes, and even though I didn't get to see the panel at the con, it was great to see all the cosplayers that were about. :D
After this I decided to try out the anime society at my university, which, on top of being a generally awesome place to meet new people, introduced me to several more anime series that were new to me. I ended up enjoying pretty much all of them on some level, and the rest is history, pretty much. By which I mean the rest can be seen in my anime list. :P
Currently my favourite genres are comedy and slice-of-life, though I also enjoy watching more serious shows.