I grew up watching Sailor Moon and Dragonball z, but I had no idea that this was considered anime. Eventually during my high school years my friend introduced me to One Piece and from then on I've been pretty hooked. I know at a glance anime just looks like a cartoon, but the stories are just so much deeper than most show plots. If it's a good anime it will have the viewer experience a multitude if emotions, which is what One Piece did to me. I've never cried so much, watching a show. I only felt these feelings when I watch it subbed. I've gotten good at reading subtitles and watching the action on screen. There's just a lot more feeling listening to the voice acting in its native tongue.