Great example! Eureka Seven is my friends favourite animé and one of my favourites. My, said friend, forced me to watch the upto at least the 2nd episode because I think he knew I'd love the Seven Swell.
"The most recent example I've seen is Eureka and Renton from Eureka Seven. Their relationship feels really natural and resonates with the viewer. I believe this is my favorite romance anime (although it's actually action for the most part, romance isn't relegated to the background) because the relationship evolves throughout the show and nothing feels forced like in many romance anime. "
Another great example! I've recently fallen in love with this animé. Hitagi and Shinobu are my favourites. All the cast in that series are so good. I even made this, which took me 3 days.
" Characters are always the most important in all anime for me. Anime has to have a good character development and interactions, story comes after that. "Do you have any examples of characters that you feel have progressed well? I like to hear what people like about some of their favourite characters. And why they make them so.
" @supreme_marvel: I am glad that I have gotten someone interested in new animes that they would perhaps never have tried or looked into. As for Eishiro Sugata and Mikako (Heaven's Lost Property), they are much better in the anime, especially Mikakao, who as the future heiress of a powerful Yakuza crime family, takes turns at throwing events and challenges involving Tomoki and friends to the extreme. If you have the time, do look into the manga ( Sora no Otoshimono), which features more plot and story-moving content compared to the ecchi/harem-infused anime that does a decent job balancing wild, random moments with some serious tones towards the end. "Yeah I noticed the serious section always tend to come near the end. Do you know when the next series is coming out? Or are they doing a film to end it?
"lol, he's just really obnoxious. I did love everything about Soul Eater.... except Black Star and Excalibur.... I was very pissed off at them. XD "Well as I listed before I could watch anything by Bones. And what I've just seen, Bones produce Soul Eater so I might check that out.
I feel the same way about Bones. I can watch anything from them. That all started with Eureka Seven. I found that aesthetically pleasing. As well as the story and characters.
"Visuals: For me, if it looks of decent quality and seems to have been well made by the studio, then I will be hard pressed not to continue it. There were several animes that I would have given up on, if they had not looked as good as they did visually."
I'm a sucker for them as well. You introduced me to Heaven's Lost Property. Which I found funny. At times I wanted a bit more serious episodes. But the others were funny. However for reason I dislike the grey haired guy and the girl he's always with. That's strange for me because I usually like purple haired females.
"Humor: Most of the animes that I watch are ecchi/harem shows, thus this results in some good laughs and random moments among the characters. This can be seen in Heaven's Lost Property, in which boy pervert extraordinaire Tomoki Sakurai gets involved in elaborate, perverted schemes that always backfire in hilarious (and painful) ways."
I've taken up Toaru Majutsu no Index since I heard you mentioning it. I've watched the first season. And once I've got all this bloody essays and presentations out of the way I'll continue onto the second series. I still have Beelzebub on my list. And I could add Rio - Rainbow Gate. This is one bloody long list. Hopefully in time I'll think back and say it was worth it.
"Oh, and as a sucker for ecchi/harems, I also find myself watching animes that feature rather busty female characters from time to time. As of now, my friend Tara is trying to tempt me with Rio - Rainbow Gate....but I am busy with One Piece, Heaven's Lost Property: Forte, Toaru Majutsu no Index, and Beelzebub at the moment xD"