I loved Pokémon when I little, really loved it, books, DVDs, recordings of episodes and films, games, you name it but I didn't even realise that it was an anime but then when I was 14 my friend, Phoebe, was going on about a manga she had been reading online (I live in Ireland and there are no tankobons available here so I read the legal scanlations) and I started reading it and BAM! I was hooked. It was Dengeki Daisy, then Bleach, then Naruto and on and on. I love Phoebe.
i grew up watching Dragon Ball Z and pokemon but didnt get heavily into manga or anime until about 2006 when i started watching Tokyo Mew Mew. since then it has been a never ending addiction