Question: what do you think the odds are that a cosplayer cosplaying as Eru in the second Hyouka ED would be mistaken as cosplaying Sherlock Holmes... as opposed to, you know, Chitanda Eru cosplaying as Sherlock Holmes?
I, on the other hand, am up to date with Shinsekai Yori (AWESOME) and Psychopass, because I am not a poser. For all it's flaws and inconsistency I do love Sakurasou though - I don't see romances with this kind of female lead done well often enough. It's actually my girlfriend's favourite of the season too, oddly enough.
Spoiler for Chuunibyou and Little Busters, to around episode 7/8 or so.:
While I understand you're not big on gag type shows, I honestly think that Chuunibyou did the whole "dying relative traumatized me" thing as well if not better than Little Busters and I like Rika more than Komari - so the comparison had to be made.
Hiromi, Matsuri, and Wakana, huh? From those shows I'd go Noe, Matsuri, Sawa... or sidestep and go Matsuri and Ohana. Also, if you do a rant about Kotomi, I will find a way to crush you intellectually.
I am officially 2 months behind everything including shows that would be right up my alley including from the new world and psycho pass. I am however nearly up to date with sakurasou (what sorcery did u use okada) which I admitted to liking a few weeks back. Yes its chock full of cliches and character quirks that would normally annoy me but the way its executed gives it some polish. I think its got to do with the fact on how its a genuine teen Romcom for males. I mean it must be doing it right if I'm laughing half the time. Very easy to watch to and not the intellectual mindfuck that new world and PP is which I'm currently not in the mood for.
Unfortunately can't share your sentiment on chuuboyoni. Kyoani may have done a brilliant job on Hyouka which gave Tari Tari a run for its money as the best slice of life/drama of the year (and that's with my obvious p a works bias) but chuuni is the exact kind of kyoani show I don't like - too reliant on over kawaii char designs and interactions and too gag centric. Same reason why lucky star, k-on and nichijou and a significant part of key does not work for me.
As for your moe pretentious social club... LOL. I would so join. Would rant about most key heroines and chars like menma whilst glorifying hiromi, matsuri and wakana as the pinnacle of modern moe. Pretentious and hipster indeed.