I've been reading manga and watching anime recently, this after being sceptical for so many years and I just realised something those japanese writers can sure write damn good.
Some of the storylines of certain series like Berserk, One Piece are epic as. Really surprised me somewhat how much character development goes into some of the japanese manga its unbelievable. The anime in many instances isn't as good but compared to some of the dribble I've seen on American tv recently it rocks.
Meh- that's my 2 cents