addiesin said:I quite like many Studio Ghibli films, and have enjoyed Ghost in the Shell and Akira in the past, and have seen some anime tv shows, most of which I didn't or don't like with a few exceptions. I had high hopes for this one. I think my reaction to this movie confirms that when it comes to anime, I'm pretty much only into Studio Ghibli.
Before you write off all anime beyond Studio Ghibli I'd like to make a few suggestions:
Mamoru Hosoda is a wonderful director who's works have a strong similarity to the Ghibli films in tone but are distinctly his own. I would start with either his first film, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time or his second Summer Wars
Similarly you might enjoy Studio Ponoc's film Mary and the Witch's Flower. Made by a staff of ex Ghibli workers the similarities are undeniable but it's a fun film and stronger in my mind to some of Ghibli's more rambling efforts, I'm looking at you Howl's Moving Castle.
Your Name by Makoto Shinkai is well worth a watch as is his back catalogue. The director effectively bootstrapped his career by making an anime short in his bedroom. Your Name is on Netflix at the moment.
For an ultra-stylistic film I recommend Red Line which is like Whacky Race's but if it had been directed by George Miller while on acid. It's a beautiful psychedelic fever dream gut punch and I've watched it more times than I care to say.
Lastly in terms of TV shows I strongly recommend Cowboy Bebop (and it's movie), Escaflowne, Kino's Journey, Kids on the Slope or Fullmetal Alchemist (either the original or its remake Brotherhood). I tried to suggest shows from different genres respectively they are: Sci fi/Noir, Fantasy/Mecha, Fairytale/Fable, Slice of life, Adventure.
Kon's works are akin to those of Werner Herzog, Lynch or Coen Brothers. Very stylistic but not to everyone's taste. It certainly took me a while to engage with his films.
Hopefully you'll find something on this list that peaks your interest.