No, I love anime. To the point where I can't stand regular TV. Oh, did you watch the latest blah blah blah? NO! I watched Bamboo Blade last night and it was terrific! Best to start from the beginning though. I suppose it starts before I got into anime. My late grandfather was an advent collector of Japanese antiques, which is how I was introduced to the whole culture to begin with. So I was a complete Japan-o-file by the time I was 8. Then Sc-Fi Channel advertised "cartoons from Japan" so I had to check it out. What did they show? The seminal master piece Akira (censored of course). Then I got into Dominion Tank Police, Sailor Moon, Dragonball (before they got all explosion happy) and Card Captor Sakura. Recently, I watched the Persona 4 anime. It got a lot of bad reviews, but I thought it was really good. About as good as a grind-happy JRPG turned into an anime can be. Also, there are some series that I can't watch with other people. Why? Because I will cry. Anytime there's a theme of the bonds of friendship, the waterworks start going.