The reason I watch anime is that the stories it depicts can seldom be found in western animation. Besides, I've really been into anime since I was a kid because anime series like Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, Yu Yu Hakusho, etc were a big deal back in the 90s in Latin America (where I'm from). So for me, anime is both entertaining and an integral part of my childhood. Oh, and the gore. I enjoy how gory some of the series can get (unlike western animation, which strives to always be kid-friendly).