So, I'm a casual anime fan at best, but over the past week I've been watching anime nonstop, and have a few new favorite series I'll be adding to my collection:
Revolutionary Girl Utena
I also finally bought myself Serial Experiments Lain, which has been a favorite of mine for a long time. I'd love to get Tatami Galaxy on DVD as well, if only it'd get an American release... And I'd certainly get Paranoia Agent if someone ever put it back in print so that the prices on it were reasonable. >.<
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt and East of Eden are on my 'maybe I'll get them someday' list--I enjoyed both, but don't see myself re-watching either that frequently.
There are a few shows I gave up on after three or four episodes--one that I was surprised to learn that I did not like at all was Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex. This one seems to get so much high praise from everyone that after three episodes I was wondering if there was something seriously wrong with me that I didn't like it. I gave liking it a valiant effort, but I guess I just don't get it. The animation is lovely, as is the soundtrack, but beyond that? I think what really put the nail in the coffin for me were the character designs, especially that of the heroine. I don't think I could go another 20-something episodes of snorting at her ridiculous outfit.
Anyways, I'll gladly take recommendations for more! Figured this would be the place to ask for some.
Edit: Nothing too long please. With very few exceptions, anything over 20 episodes is generally not my cup of tea--not going to rule them out entirely, but I'm just less likely to check them out unless there's a really compelling reason!
Edited by metalsonata - 1/26/13 at 3:14pm