Actually, YOU could move it to the AniTainment board now, Dark Spider!
But that's beside the point.
Hmm... Anime's effect on society... You could write a paper on how a small number of hentai series have almost ruined anime's reputation to the average American. Or about how some anime films aren't just Sci-Fi psychic battles (non sci-fi movies like Grave of the Fireflies, Jin-Roh, Dog of Flanders, etc). There are a couple books on the market about anime history. The Anime Encyclopedia or Anime Essentials are good places to start.