As an aside, in a lot of anime (cartoons for you Arrogate) the racial identify of the character is blurred. At least for me. I suspect that this is intentional to expand the potential market for the work?
BTW, one of the weirdest anime series I've ever seen that I mistakenly left off my list is Attack on Titan:
Say what you will about anime but you can't deny it's wildly imaginative!
Attack on Titan is awesome. Second season coming later this year. I enjoyed the first season so much that I downloaded the manga. I've only read about 7 volumes so far. Long way to go (almost 90).