Yotsuba, DGray Man, Tsubasa, Oran High School Host Club, Azumanga Daioh, Fruit Basket, Death Note, Clannad, Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, Amulet, etc, etc, and much much much much more.
Some anime are....
(ALL OF THE MOVIES BY STUDIO GHIBLI WHICH ARE AMAZING) Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Nausuca,Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor the Yamadas, Howl's Moving Castle, etc, etc... (these are only by Studio, Studio Ghibli)
The Girl who Leapt Through Time (WHICH IS AMAZING!!!), Naruto, Clannad (the one we are currently obsessed with), Azumanga Daioh, Oran High School Host Club, and many of the ones above plus many more....
|The Girl Who Leapt Through Time|
Manga and Anime are very different from American comics. American comics are based a lot on superheros. In my opinion, the best American comics are the ones based on life, like Calvin and Hobbes, Charlie Brown, Zits, etc, etc. I like superhero comics too and older comics like Archie, but they are a LOT different from manga. French comics like Asterix and Obelix, and Tintin are amazing but there aren't many new ones out. Manga comes out really fast and they all have different stories, some much better than others.
Once you read one you'll get hooked! Start right away everybody!