I wasn't actually done last night, just kind of let myself slip back here for a bit because I was well on schedule with my paper for once.
Submitted said paper - the last of my degree - a few hours back. Not sure if my reaction should be "I went out with a bang, man I'm good!" or "Good riddance to those F***ing things (and the havoc they would wreck on my sleep patterns, etc.)".
I'll try and get around to seeing Aki no Kanade sometime soon, I've got a decent backlog of both shows and people (including the girlfriend) I need to catch up with though.
Going to be going on hiatus until mid-April... apologies but the combination of deadlines and stuff I can attend if I get ahead of schedule kind of demands I go to unusual lengths to minimize distractions.
I'll definitely try OYZ since you keep recommending it to me. I actually already saw parts of Inu x Boku SS and Inari Kon Kon. The former I watched about half of, thought it was decent, but not particularily that good, though some of the comedy bits were hilarious (e.g. S & M gag). Inari Kon Kon on the other hand I was unfortunately just flat out bored. Even more so since Gingitsune from the previous season to it was significantly better.
Dude, do you realize how hard that request is? There's barely any 05-08 romance stuff I've seen that you haven't.
How about Lamune? It's too relaxed to compete with stuff like EF or Hanbun no Tsuki on the drama front but I'd regard it as a high quality VN adaptation.
I'd like to recommend the rest of Mahoraba:Heartful Days but you've seen seven episodes and I doubt the rest would change your mind. I do recall Shuffle getting better after the point you dropped but I'm hesitant to truly recommend it.
Aside from Lamune, I feel like you should give some "shoujo-tinged seinen" like Otome Youkai Zakuro (2010) and Inu x Boku SS (2012) a shot. Just be aware Inu x Boku SS is basically ten episodes of fluff setting up two episodes of payoff. Inari Konkon, Koi Iroha (2014) is very enjoyable too, although I think it's closer to a Hanasaku Iroha style coming of age than a romance. I'm a fan of all three shows.
Btw if you could do me a favour. If you can list shows from the 05-08 (or thereabouts) period or even shows after that period that you think I haven't watched that will be appreciated. I'm going on a hunting expedition atm.