Hi Everyone, I think in many respects, Animes (and their fans) do not get the respect they deserve in the mainstream. I really enjoy watch anime like Gundam Wing, Dragon Ball Z or Saint Seiya because I believe there is more depth to the storylines than on most entertainment programs. However, the reaction I usually get is "Animes are for children". I strongly belief the opposite, Anime are more realistic because they offer complex characters, dynamic and changing relationships and unexpected twists or humor with punchlines. Plus, the themes are highly contemporary, Gundam's earth vs. colonies, the Saints undying faith in Athena, DBZ's Freezer like exploitation (Anyone is free to draw his own parallels)... Although animes are "visually challenged", huge eyes and disproportionate bodies just to name a few, I find them easier to relate to than real sitcom actors or movie stars. And for that, they deserve more critical acclaim. Am I alone on this one, what do you think?