do yourself the life-long favor of watching cowboy bebop, especially if you want to appreciate anime. It's the easiest to approach and is suited more or less for a western audience so it's not chock full of anime stereotype, and everything about it is great. The art, the music, the standalone episodes as well as the main plot, all of it, greatness. Kill La Kill seems like an odd way to get into anime, but hey, whatever works!
very pissed off about how this is being handled- hopeful though that the situation as it continues serves as a sort of stamp-in-time of 2014 where everyone gets a reality check that the race issue was too tough an issue to tackle without military cops still.