@Jewel: Haibane Renmei nice slow but gets strange and moving. Only problem would be that it would set the bar so high nothing else would come close.
@Levance: Crazy twisted plot? That's the definition of Madoka. XD
agreed....it is a rather different lets say take on Shonen...by crazy and twisted plots I take you to mean ones that make you think what I like to call mindfuck anime. There are literally TONS of those and are my favorite type. Perfect examples: Eva, Ghost in the Shell, Paranoia Agent, Lain (a great what the fuck did I just watch show), texnolyze, and I never miss a chance to recommend Haibane Renmei probably the perfect anime. It starts off slow but when it picks up what everything means and everything that happened before takes on a very different meaning. If what you are looking for is a philisophical show that will make you think you can't go wrong, if what you are looking for is a show with great, real, characters that develop you can't go wrong, if what you are looking for is a beautifully animated show with absolutely great music you cant go wrong, with Haibane Renmei.