So I started watching “anime” when I was about 10, 6 ish years ago. What was I hooked on? Cardcaptors and Digimon. I adored those shows. Those were the first shows that also created early fangirlism in me. DBZ was also a show I really liked. Though I think I had a soft spot for teen Gohan.
Anyway fast forwarding to when I was 13 — I realised that I could torrent episodes of Digimon Frontier with Japanese subs. Which I happily did, and before I knew it I was hooked on torrenting Anime.