Well, I did watch anime way back when I was in living in HK (Hong Kong). Just the show that comes on TV, so I do know about anime but not much. I just never went as far as to buy dvds or dling, or rather I didn't know about this anime in dvd thing.
6 yrs ago when i went back to HK for a visit. During afternoon tv, i stumble across a anime call Gatekeepers. It got me interested, so I decided when I go back to Canada I will look up some info about it, but when I departed for Toronto, I have already forgotten about this anime call Gatekeepers, instead I became interested in Gundam Wing. You can say I still haven't fully discover anime yet or really got in to it. Anyways, i dunno after a year or 2 I went to a model shop to browse through their gundam models, then when I was about to leave the shop, my eyes came across a anime convention flyer, "holy shit, something like that existed?!" I thought to myself, and it will be the last day too if i decide to go the next day.
To shorten my story up, I went to the con, I found out about Gatekeepers (dvd) again when browsing through the dealers. So, from that moment when I rediscovered Gatekeepers, it open up the door for me to the entire anime world, and the manga world. Like manga in English?! FTW!