Have you thought about giving the other deposed princess series another try? It's got some really solid character development, and people don't seem to be comparing it to previous shoujo fantasy series anymore. On the other hand, I do have to admit it's rather slow paced.
On another note, where does your account name come from? "Kazu-kun" makes me think of Akane's boyfriend in Mai-HiME, but I rather doubt you'd have named yourself after a character whose main contribution to a story is vanishing for two thirds of it.
FYI, you don't need to take anything I say about AKB0048 seriously. I already had a very cynical outlook on that show from beginning, what with me having a low opinion on AKB48 and idols in general and saw this as nothing more than an artificial ad campaign. "The Kanata subplot is the only that made me forget about that" would've been a more accurate thing to say. I was fundamentally biased against that show from the start. I'm sorry if I caused offense.