You know, I think you could have safely MADE A NEW POST. @#%^ everything about this necro.
I read the entire thread just to catch up on it all, then realized it started in like 2009.
Anyway, to Mr. Necro, some good ones I've seen recently:
-The World God Only Knows
-Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
-Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni
-Gosick (haven't seen all of it but my girlfriend highly recommends it)
I'm sorry about bumping this post, I thought it was the right thing to do
Now I really feel out of the loop since I only recognize three of those. I'll check them out tonight. For now, Necro out~
All in good fun. Usually necro posters are spamming ads or somesuch. You seem ok.
Also, these might not all be to your liking. Here's a bit more explanation:
Kind of about urban legends. One of the main character is Celty, a Headless Horsewoman who has lost her head. The series revolves around several characters with various backgrounds whose paths cross. It's a little dark, but very good. I hope they make a second season (or series) because there is a lot more to expand upon. -The World God Only Knows
Kind of a harem anime; the main character is a huge galge otaku (games where you "capture" women; love simulations, basically). He gets recruited by a demon to capture escaped spirits from **** that have taken up residence in girls' hearts; the only problem being that he needs to use his gaming skills in the real world, and they don't always mesh perfectly. It's hilarious and cute. The first season's opening song is great. Currently two seasons are out so far. -Angel Beats
A nice spin on your basic school days genre, where the characters are part of a high school in the afterlife. Instead of being "good" students and disappearing, they decide to rebel against God and his "Angel." Very violent, but touching and a great ending. Also an awesome opening song. -Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
A more sinister and dark look at the typical "magical girl (mahou shoujo)" genre. In it, a cutesy cat thingy named QB grants one wish to a girl in exchange for her to become a magical girl for the rest of her life and fight witches. Turns out though if the girl doesn't doesn't fight, she will quickly be killed... or worse. Very good, very interesting art style. -Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni
Super dark and freaky anime. The anime is bipolar in its presentation and goes in arcs of a few episodes at a time. At heart it's a murder mystery with supernatural elements. Basically, people keep dying, so an outside force "resets" the conditions and tries to figure out how to break the cycle. The best dark anime I've seen. -Gosick
A girl genius in England works with a Japanese exchange student to solve seemingly supernatural mysteries using her amazing powers of deduction and insight. Pretty good from what I've seen, but only seen a few episodes. It seems a little dark, but not as much as some of the others on here.