Heh...I have a few of the Ghibli movies on blu-ray from Japan. I had a lot of discretionary income until I bought a condo. :) I watched some of the Mononoke dub a while back at a friend's house. It wasn't horrible, but I'm an acknowledged sub snob.
Like that wallpaper! I may have to have ask you to PM me the file.
Haven't seen Casshern Sins, but I can say that I think Ergo Proxy, Eureka 7, and NGE don't have nearly the same kind of emotional tragedy going on as Anohana. Sure, NGE has tragedy in spades, but it's not quite the same. I'm trying to think of something that had a similar effect for me, and I'm only coming up with maybe bits of FMA Brotherhood...or ironically, the ending episodes of Sugar: A Little Snow Fairy.
I haven't watched any Casshern or Ergo Proxy, but, in my opinion, Eureka 7, Evangelion, or Anohana don't evoke as much emotion as Clannad, though I agree that Anohana is more or less completely different to E7 and Evangelion. Also, by Clannad I mainly mean the last quarter or so of the second season... can't say much about the first season to be honest. Eureka 7 and Evangelion are definitely very very good shows (I'm an Evangelion fan, can't wait for Q to be released on BD some-time within the next 5 million years), and Anohana is emotional to an extent, but I still find that they aren't as tragic as Clannad, possibly because Clannad is more realistic, in that it's something that we (or maybe just I) can relate to, rather than giant robots, aliens, or ghosts (unless people here have had encounters with ghosts, aliens, or giant robots), though Clannad has supernatural themes to it as well. Stuff by Key is generally well-received and I sure hope that Little Busters turns out well as well.
As for series I've been enoying/enjoyed recently, aside from the series' that have been already mentioned, I really like the new JoJo anime and Space Brother's is consistently interesting. Gintama is and will always be a great show as well.
Edited by blackmarket - 10/16/12 at 1:07pm