First, I'm French, but
Here is a vademecum of my while life of anime:
Little (elementary-primary school)
-Pokemon, because Pokemon. But just to Jotho, then it's just money business...
-little, I watched too Digimon, but quickly dropped off, I considerated this like a crappy ripp-off
-sailor moon, I even don't know why did I watched this! Maybe because I had a little crush on the blonde :-°... Aw, youngness, Where are you now?
-CArd captor Sakura, something is better than Sailor. I remember just some things of this, but I know that I enjoyed this anime, but why? I'll
Look this again, that wakes my curiosity (and Le joueur du grenier m'a gentiment ressorti ça dans son dernier numéro, donc...)
-yu-gi-oh And beyblade because mode effect, just don't look at this...
There was some non-Asian things great though:
-Samurai Jack, just a little pearl of epicness ( and I almost writed Perl instead of pearl)
-Code Lyoko, French thing about collegians saving the world by defending a virtual world :-° Not specially great, but persistent in memories
-DBZ, just why did I bought the whole 42 books?
At college, I started not liking anymore anime that I thinked puerile...
-Death Note, only the first part, with L is good
Special Mention to City Hunter, called "Nicky Larson" who got really crappy dubs!
And sorry for necro, but I can't throw away for indefinite time my past, I must talk of it without becoming aggressive, or blurry, avoiding. It's for me, a step.
Than you to have red my post!
To finish, my recommend list:
-Deadman Wonderland, but behave: guts and blood
-Nicky Larson in French for da lolz