Last week, I delivered an incredibly rough story of our industry. It was broad, it was sketchy, and it was unfinished. At first glance, it looked like a half-assed attempt at creative writing, which lacked both form and polish. However, appearances can certainly be deceiving.

This story was the start of an experiment. Beginning with this week, I’d like to ask you, dear reader, for your story. Once per week, I’ll pose a question to you, dear reader. These questions will then be used, in one form or another, to improve and expand upon the original story. Hopefuly, we’ll have a new story, a new picture that we can tell the world by the end.

Tonight, I’d like to lead off the discussion with the a common, yet fairly important question: What first drew you to anime?

We all come from different backgrounds, and different situations. How each of us came to find passion in the hobby will obviously differ from person to person. However, despite the differences in situations, there is certain to be common ground. Hopefully, by finding this common ground, we can come to a better understanding of why we so many come to enjoy anime to begin with.

So, in the immortal words of Dr. Frasier Crane, I’m listening. What first drew you to anime?