A solid, definitive ending to a solid series that sets the bar for what harem romance anime can be.
The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬ (Season 2)
The same excellent caliber as the first season, with many things coming to fruition. As such, things get a bit dicey and spicy, but with great character development.
The Quintessential Quintuplets (Season 1)
A surprisingly earnest, interesting, and very enjoyable piece that sets the bar for harem anime.
Fruits Basket (2019) – 1st Season
A more intentional, palatable remake than the original. Characters get a bit more depth and the story as a whole is treated with a bit more respect.
I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying
Like most short pieces, it's not phenomenal but it's short enough that it's not a waste of time. Hits its groove after a few episodes.
A refreshingly mature high school romcom with some solid substance and intricate characters.
Fruits Basket (2001)
While definitely an "Early 2000's shojo anime" there is a lot here that really endures (and endears) that makes it worthwhile as more than just an important contextual piece, but an excellent exploration of growth through trauma.
An interesting mystery and exploration of truth with strong classically Japanese cultural spirits, albeit with somewhat shallow and annoying characters at times.
Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop
A wholesome, feel-good, low-stress adorable piece that channels the essence of teenage summer.
My Dress-Up Darling
An excellently executed delight with fantastic characters, warm fuzzies, and a fascinating dive into the cosplay hobby.