My name is Umeko and as a blerd/geek, I wanted to give my perspective on old and new anime. It’s time to show the world that black girls/women love anime too! The first anime I ever saw was Vampire Hunter D and that’s when my love of anime begun. The first anime series I watched was Ronin Warriors. I grew up in a small town where there was no access to anime or manga. I’m so happy that anime and manga is at everyone’s fingertips today and we can all enjoy!! I currently reside in Birmingham, AL. I graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I’m a mother of a 9 year old son who loves My Hero Academia and Dragonball Super.