I mean I never really got into anime as a genre much anyway... I did get into Pokemon when it ifrst hit the U.S., but I fell off that bandwagon well into the 2000s, it just got so hard to keep up with... I did occasionally watch French-based animes like Hamtaro and Totally Spies as guilty pleasures in my teens, but other than that. And yeah, even though some people closest to me fall into the category, these anime fan girls (and even the fan boys) scare me sometime... I mean, I think I' go into shock or cardiac arrest or something if I found myself in the middle of one of those cosplay conventions they seem to have in the northern midwest like every other month or so... who ARE those people?!