I love Tomoe but she does't have enough screentime to exert that kind of influence. But I really like Ohana and HSI's scenario. Uchouten Kazoku would probably be my #2 pick.
I'm probably least fond of Canaan and Angel Beats. I like Another, Tari Tari, True Tears, NagiAsu and I actually like Red Data Girl a surprising amount given that I didn't find it the easiest show to follow along with or really get into.
BTW, I made my brother watch an episode of Atelier Escha & Logy with me... in the scene where the two of them meet at the bureau I asked him to guess if it was a bishoujo game or an otome game, he said he would have guessed Otome had it not been for the OP.
Is this a Bunny gave me diabetes. That show is definitely a NOPE!
How utterly shocking.
I've stuck strictly with the PC as a gaming platform for costs reasons but the Atelier franchise tempts me from time to time - it looks like my kind of series. Escha has a pretty nice character design, especially the tail.
I'm finding Brynhildr a little more intriguing after two episodes than one, BTW.
My watching is still constrained by studying for exams. Especially since I'll be in Seattle next weekend for Sakuracon and will have two exams the following week... really hoping my girlfriend and I get into this year's Saturday night concert as this year's musical guest is the singer for the two EF anime OPs - and Memories will be one of five shows screened as part of a showcase of her work at the con, so I'm thinking there's a chance she'll sing one of them.
One of my best friends (Reth on this forum, but he doesn't post much) is a big fan of the Atelier games and whilst he's been trying to get me to play the franchise along with some other JRPGs... unfortunately I can't get into the JRPG genre unless if you are called Persona or games made by Atlus. Nonetheless, I watched the pilot episode and it was decent. I did find the main girl a bit annoying though and too squeaky (common problem in anime though) and the atmosphere a bit too fluffy... but then again One Week Friends was the same too but without that oomph factor that ef tale of memories did. Conclusion, both Atelier and One Week Friends are on probation atm.
I also tried No Game no Life, Knights of Sidonia, Hitsugi no Chaika, Brynhildr in the Darkness, Mahouka and Soul eater Not and they didn't catch my attention. I'll let the AS hipster council TM decide the outcome of that .
Soredemo Sekai though is a definite keeper. You were completely right that it was right up my alley . That and Mushishi are two of that have caught my interest.
I'll give Akuma no Riddle and Ping Pong a try very soon.
Btw, I'm enjoying Nisekoi way more than I should (I should hate the shit out of it)... I blame the character designs. They are so GOOD and wasted on trash like this. Particularly this new girl Marika. Can we bring her to a PA Works show instead and completely rework her personality. Cause you know, PA Works have learnt some terribad habits from Kyoani with sameface syndrome and they need to relearn how to draw proper characters!
But if I was to be completely honest I just want Summer to come so I can get my PA Works fix with Glasslip since NagiAsu was bloody dissappointing and that ran for bloody 2 cours grrrr!
Judging by first episodes, I have to say that Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii, Gochuumon wa Usagi Desuka?, and Atelier Escha and Logy are my favourites so far. So two moe slice of lifes and something that feels kind of shoujo-y and seems to have plot.
After that things get tricky. There's a substantial list of moe shows I want to see at least one more episode of, and I haven't even finished sampling the non-moe stuff (though I have seen Mushishi s2 and Ping Pong now).
I will say that if push comes to shove, I'll probably prioritize Akuma no Riddle, Hitsugi no Chaika (as generic as it is…), Brynhildr in the Darkness and One Week Friends above other options.
And at the other end of the scale, Mahouka, Soul Eater Not, and Black Bullet are looking like probable cuts when the crunch hits, because there's other moe or semi-moe shows I'd prefer to concentrate on keeping up with. And I already dropped Mangaka-san to Assistant-san on the basis that it is terribad.