Apius wrote:Hmm. Well, I don't want to make things overly complicated. But I'm about to.
I think that sometimes there's a difference between a show that you personally really enjoy watching, and a show that's well-crafted. For instance, I'm a big fan of Hajime No Ippo, but overall I think it has some major problems and I don't necessarily think it's one of the best anime ever.
Hajime no Ippo! I practically turned into a corpse waiting for the third season to come out. And now I'm waiting again. *bawls eyes out*
That being said there's a certain thing that happened in...wait I forgot there was spoiler tags: *One Piece spoilers*
Ace's death. It was SO SO sad. SOSOSOSOSOSOSOSO sad. I literally wept like a baby and moped around the house for weeks in a dark funk after I saw that. And that was AFTER I had been spoiled and I knew it was coming. But...even though it was a real bummer, I knew then that no anime had ever affected me like that and it shot One Piece up in my mind from being a good anime to a really freaking fantastic one.
EDIT: Okay I'm back again to add a clear list since I posted this originally at like 2 in the morning. This is in the order I think of them because I'd probably fuss for days if you asked me to put them in a least-to-most like order.
One Piece (love love love), DragonBall Z (I know I know but I still love it), Hajime no Ippo (gah come out already!), Shingeki no Kyojin (aka Attack on Titan), Death Note, Gundam 00, Kuroko no Basuke, Prince of Tennis, Initial D, Bleach, Yu yu Hakusho (longtime fan).
As you can see, I really, really love shounen series. Also sports series (which is a type of shounen series). There have been a few that I've tried and skipped because I didn't like them as much but I have watched almost every sports anime that has ever existed. (No, I don't like Free!).
...and I'm also a longtime fan of Beyblade, Yu-Gi-Oh, Digimon, and the freaking Super Sentai series. Yes, I still watch these kind of shows even though I'm in college. No, I'm not ashamed to admit that.