damn hadn't been here so long I hadn't noticed the V2 thread.
Favorite top five anime and why? Kind of hard, but I'll give it a shit.
1.Dragonball Z (somewhat), it was literally the ONLY cartoon anyone wanted to talk about when I was a kid, we had some good times discussing episodes like the last few in the Freiza arc, and the Cell Games.
2. Fullmetal Alchemist (original), even after DBZ I still didn't really have an idea of what anime was, but this series got me completely hooked on Anime, fell in love with it. It honestly should be number one, but meh.
3. Yu Yu Hakusho, this was discovered around the same time I discovered Dragonball and DBZ, pretty much the same reason as them as well.
4. Durarara!!!, it was weird as fuck at first, but a pleasant surprise, considering Adult Swim went out on a limb by picking it up as soon as it got dubbed rather than waiting on the numbers for the english dvd/blu-ray sales.
5. S-CRY-Ed, this series only lasted about 20 or so episodes if I recall, but fuck it was awesome while it lasted, like Durarara!!! it was a nice surprise when it got picked up by Adult Swim.
Honestly Bleach was number 5 till I felt fucked over on the Ichigo/Ulquiorra climax fight, it's gotten much better since then, but I'm still royal pissed off at the Ichigo/Ulquiorra shit.