Haruhi Suzumiya from her show and plopped her in to this one." I still feel that way but you know what? Haruhi is a cool character and not too many shows (I can't think of any, but just in case a few do exist) have copied her so well. On top of that, Haruhi never really had serious death, gunfights, great rock AMVs and sword fights. Plus this is drawn really well. All of that combined to create something that feels familiar, yet unique and I'm loving it.
House of Five Leaves
The Tatami Galaxy
Kaichou wa Maid-Sama
Itazura na Kiss was filling that role and this season Kaichou wa is doing it for me. The dynamics between the male and female leads reminds me of Special A (I think it's Special A) but I couldn't get into Special A at all.
Senkou no Night Raid
B Gata H Kei
sex with 100 people, this show is surprisingly tame and not as ultra panty shot as I figured it would be, which I'm enjoying. The first episode is packed with that and I figured I'd drop it, which you might think as contradictory considering the next anime I'm going to list, but the next two really toned it down and it's settled into silly and sweet little romance with more awkward and clumsy situation than I can shake a fist at.
Kiss x Sis
Kanokon, a show that I watched and enjoyed but I really felt bad about watching and enjoying. Some shows have an it's not what it looks like thing or an it's so much more than just that thing going for them. Kanokon and Kiss x Sis don't really have that. It's just jokes and ultra pervy stuff.
Luffy has a really funny voice and character. That's pretty much the reason I watch it. I haven't seen a single fight that I thought looked good so the action is like a zero factor, but the comedy level is really high. I also like that harsh things happen in the storyline and almost everyone's back story is some super depressing tale. I'm crazy far behind (I only watch it as Hulu updates the backlog... meaning I'm about 300+ episodes behind) but I do plan to continue with it until I'm caught up.
FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Dragon Ball Kai
DBZ late in the series so seeing the beginning is interesting. The one thing I'm dying to see the most though? Vegeta came to destroy the Earth and killed some of Bulma's childhood friends... how does he end up banging her out later on? And not just that, they get married and have a kid. My desire to see that transition and the fights are a big part of what keep me coming back for me.
Aizen like character who talks crap to everyone before mercilessly pwning them, which is something I always enjoy. Katanagatari reminds of Angel Beats in that it's able to combine almost every aspect of anime that I enjoy into a single show and execute all of those aspects at a high level.
Minami-ke but this show is a good replacement for what I loved about it. It's just simple goofy fun. It's also got my favorite OP of the season.
I think that's about it. I hear a lot of talk about how bad anime has gotten and how there aren't any good shows coming out anymore, but I don't think I've ever been watching and loving this much new anime at any time in the past. Even if you took out the series that didn't start this season, I'm near double digits.