At 10 minutes ago, towelie101 wrote:
For something more recent, I recommend Chihayafuru (which I'm behind by a few episodes as usual). If you're alright with older stuff, check out Tekkaman Blade.
It'd help if I elaborated a little
TB: The alien invasion might first seem generic, but it's handled in a original way later on. The writing and characters are top-notch, and the epiphany that hits you at the end really gets to you.
--Tekkamen designs are great
--OP/ED, as well as all of the BGM, are good
For your own sake, don't watch the sequel OVA if you decide to watch it.
Chihayafuru: story of friendship told through karuta. I swear it's more interesting than I make it out to be.