I love anime. I have spent countless hours of my life watching anime. Just how did I come to love anime so much anyway? It was back in college when I first entered animeland. My first anime: Samurai X (a.k.a. Rurouni Kenshin). I just happened to catch the pilot episode when it first aired on Studio 23, and I never missed a single episode after that. Before I knew it, I had fallen in love with Kenshin Himura, Aoshi Shinomori, and Saito Hajime. I had never in my whole life known men as strong and principled and handsome. And their voices were so sexy! The way they pronounced the words so clearly with perfect diction made them sound even sexier.
I started daydreaming about being part of their world. I imagined myself being "protected" by Kenshin, Aoshi, or Saito, and it felt so good. I guess that's how I coped with loneliness back then. I was never alone when I had those three by my side. I know it sounds silly and even weird, but Samurai X was one of the things that kept me from going insane. And I am very thankful. :)
I've included videos of the pilot episode of Samurai X for those who want to see it. This wasn't the version I watched many years ago, but I've seen it as well. Enjoy.