I thought I'd piggyback this article I found on i09 about one writer's reminiscences on the early anime, Star Blazers, and it also details a bit about their teen years of being bullied in high school. I didn't know too much about Star Blazers until around perhaps the late 90's or so when a friend made mention of it one day when eating pizza. I asked him what he was talking about as I just never ran across it on TV or anything I read. He was a pretty big SF and Star Wars fan, and compared it to space opera and Star Wars, so I was intrigued, and bought the first VHS tape to the series. I'll admit, I thought it was pretty good, and again didn't know much about it coming from the original version of Space Battleship Yamato either. I wonder if he did since it was a bit before the web has grown like it is now. At any rate, if you're a fan of the show, you might like reading the article here.
There's also a web comic series, here.