I don't even pretend to be as knowledgeable on the subject of anime as some of the folks here so I was a little surprised to not find a thread on the subject. Most of my experience was old school stuff and the major movie releases. Lately I've been marathoning anime series on Netflix and Amazon so I'm just starting to catch up. My latest series is Soul Eater. Although you have the standard teenage characters in an academy it's run by Death itself and one of the students is his son. Death has even taken a kind of comic appearance and voice because as he explains his former look always scared the kids too much. The kids are divided into meisters and weapons (people who can actually turn into living weapons). They hunt down people have become a certain kind of evil (serial killers and the like) and witches. There are all kinds of adult themes explored as well including divorce, self control, and child abuse. The art style is unique and fun with the sun and moon being stand outs. So are you an anime fan? What got you started? Any shows that just stand out above the rest? Any themes that you notice (blood as a weapon seems to be real common) or ones you could do without? What draws you to anime? I was getting an EEG and as he was hooking up the leads the conversation went from science fiction to anime which the technician wasn't familiar with at all. I tried hard to describe why it was so cool and finally my daughter wearily spoke from the corner of the room, "Give it up, Dad." Have you ever tried to sell someone on anime? How did it go and what did you say?