Anime is a very broad term to describe a style of animation, but within that general term are hundreds of different genre types. Just like any other form of entertainment, there are multiple different takes on the same basic principal,. There are anime based on love, action, suspense, mystery, horror and many more. There are also anime genres that you don't see in other entertainment forms, such as mech. Plenty for everyone to choose from, no matter who you are.
While there may be a ton of genres for anime out there, I think we all settle into a familiar few. A lot of people tend to really enjoy action-heavy anime, and I can see where they're coming from. I also happen to really enjoy romantic anime, which isn't something that I would have expected at first. You can throw mystery and suspense in there as well, along with a number of other genres I haven't named.
While I do have an open mind, there are genres that I tend to stray from. I really don't find much enjoyment from mech-related anime, and I honestly can't tell you why. I think it has something to do with not really sitting down with a major mech anime and giving it a shot. I don't think I've seen a single episode of any Gundam series out there, and I know that's a sin for more anime fans!
I'm willing to break my routine and jump into a mech anime. I want to really challenge myself and hopefully end up surprised with what I've been missing out on. Would you guys be willing to do the same? Do you want to branch out and see what other anime genres you could give a shot?