1.) Very First Anime You Watched
Well, my first anime was technically Digimon but I didn't know that was an anime or what anime was. My first anime (when I knew that it was anime) was Naruto. My sister is the one who got me into anime. She said it would be good to start with either Bleach or Naruto. For some unknown reaso, I picked Naruto.
However, I didn't watch it in Japanese with English subtitles, I actually watched it in English (sadly). Because of that, I almost stopped watching anime. The fact that Naruto kept saying "Believe it!" every second was very annoying. So I told my sister, "Yo, this dude is so annoying with his "believe it!" I don't want to watch it anymore." So then she told me to watch it in Japanese but with English subtitles.
It was very hard to keep up with the quickness of the subtitles. I had to pause every second to finish reading the subtitles before they changed to something else. I told my sister if there was no way to slow down the subtitles. She said no and that I would get used to the speed of it and it will help me read faster. At some point I did get used to the speed of the subtitles, and it did help me read faster.