I was introduced to anime at a very young age. When I was 5, Pokemon was all the rage. About 10, Yu-Gi-Oh. But at 12 I started to get into some real good anime. Fullmetal Alchemist, Spiral, and a bunch that I can't think of right now. But also around that time Manga was introduced to me. Death Note, Planetes, Rurouni Kenshin, among many others.
So pretty much for the first 2 years of being a teenager was spent with me watching anime and reading manga. After a while I just started to drift away from the whole Otaku scene and became more game and music oriented. But now about a year after I drifted away, it's coming back.
I got all my anime DVD's out of my garage and have just been binging on anime. Same with manga. It's really weird to me beacus as quickly as it went away, it came back harder.