Didn’t understand why it was called “Cowboy Bebop” (the anime features jazz as the main musical style), until I read Casey’s Blog post.
This was my first introduction to Volcaloids.
My “official” introduction to anime, the opening to “Euerka Seven”.
My “unofficial” introduction to anime at age ten, “Spirited Away”, that I now have seen all the way through seventeen years later.
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds has also been a large influence on my own works, as well as other anime from, such as Eureka Seven from Studio BONES.