*cracks fingers* How'd i miss this thread?
Riiight, first off, i'll get the fiancés recommendations out the way, in other words, this is Shojo mainly, (lit. aimed at older teen girls) although it tends to be more comedy she watches:Amagami SS
- Currently airing, it's based from a PS2 video game, the season is split into lots of mini-stories which don't run side by side, it follows Junichi, a high schooler who had his heart broken by a girl who stood him up on Christmas Eve, each arc of the story will revolve around him finding his new lease for love again.Toradora
- If you've seen Shakugan no Shana or Zero no Tsukaima, then the lead female in this (Taiga) will instantly be recognisable, since she is basically Shana and Louise from those series, even with the same voice actor, yet again, but despite that, it's a superb comedy romance series. Revolving around the life of Ryuji Takasu, who looks like a delinquent thanks to his eyes, inherited from his Yakuza father, as such he is avoided at school by many except those who know who he really is, (an OCD cleaner and self-sufficient student). And his meeting with Taiga Aisaka, known as the palmtop tiger...basically because she's tiny but utterly mental. Highly worth a watch, with very varied characters who all have superb chemistry.
Now i've just finished watching the new Fullmetal Alchemist series (Brotherhood)
, and honestly, i much preferred it over the original. I appreciate how the story splits from the manga in the first one, but the new one sticks to the manga pretty much 100%. And i love the manga, simple. If you were to try and watch it after viewing the first series, i'd say give it time, because of course it begins with pretty much the same story as the first (aside from the very first episode), but really cranks up the storyline the further you get in. I know a lot of people stopped watching it after 5 or 6 episodes because it was the same story as the first up to that point.
But the on thing that i cannot recommend enough is Death Note
, probably the only anime which constantly sent shivers up my spine with it's story, not in a creepy horror way, but the intelligence behind it, i owned all the manga soon after it was getting released...and i had to lock them away since i was enjoying the anime way too much to know about the story beforehand. If you like drama and crime...or action...murder...the paranormal...etc, this is an epic to watch (just don't watch the live action movies for the love of Amarr...)