I'm Joyce. Mom to Kat (17), wife to Carl. We're in Medfield, MA, not far from Boston. I enjoy writing (fantasy and about unschooling), drawing. Kat's teaching me guitar. So far I've mastered a mean intro to Smoke on the Water ;-)
I've always loved manga and anime even before I knew what it was ;-)
Back when I was a kid (early 60s) we had Astro Boy and Speed Racer and Kimba. Even though they got sliced and diced for the American market and I didn't know they were Japanese, you could tell there was something different . They had a depth, some ongoing tension and conflict that American cartoons didn't have. The closest American cartoons came was Jonny Quest (which was pretty darn close! Very well done. Even better in the remake.)
I got started on the modern stuff when my daughter Kat (now 17) got interested in Pokemon. (Undoubtedly loads of adult's starting point!)
We got into Ronin Warriors and Dragonball and Tenshi Muyo.
Which all seem lacking in depth complexity now compared to the newer stuff like Rurouni Kenshin and Cowboy BeBop and Naruto and Bleach ...