Psycho Pass has been the pleasant surprise of the season for me - an interesting storyline with muddled lines of good and evil have made for an intriguing watch, I'm just hoping it closes with a bang and a satisfying ending rather than a whimper. The fact that Supercell's fictional band EGOIST is doing an OP/ED doesn't hurt at all, love their music.
Determined to see Sakurasou to the end. I honestly think if it had ended at Ep 12, I would have been very satisfied with the short anime and its ending. The pace and the problems have felt a bit forced since, but I'm also hopeful there will be a clean resolution at the end.
I also love Egoist's style of music, (Psycho pass, Guilty Crown) and I also consider Psycho Pass a peasant surprise.
I'd say 12 is way too less for Sakurasou, but again, 24 is also clearly too many.... Oh well, I still love the show and I'm sure that I will watch until the very last second of it. The second ED was quite funny too, I shake my head with those guys after every episode and honestly. Its REALLY hard to do that with an HD800!
IMO Sakurasou isn't anywhere near as good as Toradora. The comedy relies too heavily on character archetypes (the tsukomi/straight man, the hyper-active girl, the sheltered air-head, etc). And the emotional impact is practically absent. That said, one thing it does do well (and probably its most redeeming feature) is the trials the characters go through as they try to figure out what they want to do with their lives, and the effort each character puts in to whatever it is they want to do. Its something that very few anime focus on beyond the typical "character worrying what to write on their career form" episode that most high school anime do.
Sakurasou's moe content is also much higher compared to Toradora for those who take issue with that sort of thing.
I have to agree with the lack of emotional impact and i'd say that's a common problem with JC's works including Toradora. Even Multi Season series like Shana and Zero no Tsukaima somewhat fails in building a strong connection between the audience and the characters which is, what I think, what causes the lack of emotional impact.The single exception I have is Ano Natsu de Matteru, that show made me feel like a stupid little boy just praying for the happiness of the characters.