As with any other hobby or interest, being an anime fan eventually leads to the desire to share the things we love with our friends. We can’t help but want to talk about our favorite shows with our favorite people. The trouble is, there are so many barriers to entry when it comes to much of the anime world: different language, different culture, different visual style, and on it goes. Getting your friends hooked on anime can sometimes be a tall order. The purpose of this series of articles will be to cover all the necessary steps for making a new anime fan: finding the perfect show, getting your friend to watch it, and turning an experience into a hobby.