I like to watch anime (Japanese animation). It just seems better than western style animation (better storylines and quality).
Mostly fansubs at the moment (which are often done when an anime has not been dubbed into english yet).
What I am watching (or have watched)...
Some of these are quite odd, but I watch them nonetheless (or rather, I am waiting for a new episode of another series). There do tend to be a lot involving teenagers and wanting recognition from others.
- AA! Megami-sama / Ah! My Goddess (finished)
- AA! Megami-sama - Sorezore no Tsubasa / Ah! My Goddess - Everyone Has Wings (finished)
- Black Lagoon (finished second season)
One of the best I have seen (can be violent).
Out of all of the Anime in this list, it probably has the highest chance of success in the US and UK - very appealing to the male demographic. The opening theme music is pretty good (Japanese rock?).
The protagonist, Ichigo becomes a Shinigami/death god/soul reaper (powers given to him by Rukia) when his family is in danger from a Hollow (evil spirit). Funny and serious, sometimes within the same scene. The modified souls (or mod souls) add a bit of comic relief (especially Kon, who is often getting stamped on for his lewd comments). Enemies at the start become allies (or even friends) later on.
- Busou Renkin / Arms Alchemy (finished)
High school student (Mutou Kazuki) gets killed by a monster (homunculus) but is then bought back to life by having his heart replaced with a Kakagune medal (formed by alchemy) by a girl (Tsumura Tokiko). This Kakagune allows him to use a unique weapon (a lance) to fight homunculi. There are also other alchemic warriors (not just Tokiko) that have Kakagunes and unique abilities when using them.
- Code Geass
Lelouch, the main character, is given a special power by a mysterious girl (only known as C.C. and is much older than she looks). This power allows him to given orders to anyone (eye contact is needed), even if it is completely against there will (e.g. something that is contradictory to their personality). Mecha are featured (know as Knightmares), but not to the same level as some other Mecha Anime's.
- Coyote Ragtime Show (finished)
Impressive jail break at start (to get main protagonist 'Mister'). Space pirates. Inheritance on planet Graceland (soon to be destroyed) from a massive heist (so big, no one knows about it).
Marciano's 12 Sisters (actually androids named after months in the year) each with a speciality and excellent fighting skills.
Funny at some points as well.
- Darker than Black
A high quality animation. A story about contractors - who by all appearances are normal humans, but have their own special powers (and lose most of their emotions, becoming cold hearted killers), gained when the "Hell's Gate" area appeared in Tokyo, consuming everything within it. There is a penalty to pay for those powers though, from laying out pebbles to smoking (regardless of whether they like to or not).
- Ergo Proxy (finished)
It is well written and deeply psychological, if a bit hard to get into (some episodes may need watching again to understand).
Set in a future dystopian society with humans living with androids/auto-raves (some undistinguishable from humans (like Pino)).
- Fate/stay night (finished)
The main protagonist is killed after seing a battle between Servants (spirits of heroes summoned by Masters - who in general are sorcerors, but in some cases aren't or are even another Servant).
He is then revived by a classmate of his and then almost killed again (by the same Servant) until he inadvertantly summons one of his own (a gender changed King Arthur).
- Kiba (finished)
About a boy (from a fictional land called Calm, which is very dark and gloomy) that gets transported to another world with 'shard casters' who can summon spirits using shards (which are like crystals).
The one that takes him to the other world is a spirit (also one of the strongest there is) that he cannot control until much later in the series.
- Kyou Kara Maou! (finished)
Starts with the main male protagonist being flushed down the toilet (and transported to another world) when he tries to help a friend being bullied. He ends up proposing to someone (another male) by slapping them. He also becomes their Maou (king) based solely on appearance (although it turns out later it was a correct choice). Magic, knights and teleportation through water (ponds, lakes, toilets etc).
- Märchen Awakens Romance
- Muteki Kanban Musume (finished)
Young teenaged ninja with a monster inside him (nine tailed fox) that just wants people to acknowledge him and become the next Hokage (top/chief ninja) of the village. It is based on a manga, but due to the rapid adaptation of it, a lot of filler episodes have been produced, which reduces the enjoyment of this.
- Noein (finished)
Contains a lot of science (about time travel, alternative dimensions and quantum mechanics).
But you don't need to fully understand it (no one does really) to enjoy watching.
- Soukou no Strain (finished)
- Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu / The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (finished)
The main character (a school girl named Haruhi) finds life uninteresting and is looking for time travellers, espers and aliens.
So she starts a club - 'SOS Brigade' (after being influenced to do so by the narrator Kyon).
Little does she know that the other members (except Kyon) are what she is looking for and she has the ability to change the world
(there is the suggestion that she created the world 3 years before the story starts).
- Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann
- Tenpouibun Ayakashiayashi (finished)
Can be hard to get into and explain, but looks like it contains a lot of Japanese history. The main character extracts meaning from names and draws symbols form weapons to fight the Yoi, who are monsters from another world and are apparently very tasty!
- Utawarerumono (finished)
- Zero no Tsukaima (finished)