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.
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.
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
This reverse harem isekai is a hilarious, wholesome, and delightful time in a Disney Princess-flavored setting with an endearing, surprisingly strong, and distinct protagonist.
Bonjour Sweet Love Patisserie
About as tropey and shallow as you'd expect from a short promotional anime for a mobile platform dating sim that never even got finished or released. Main girl is cute though?
MY Love STORY!! (Ore Monogatari!!)
A simple, pure, and joy filled romcom that will leave a stupid grin plastered on your face.
As Miss Beelzebub Likes It
A good addition to the list of stress-free comfy shows to watch before bed.
Ouran High School Host Club
This is a fun and funny "snack" show. There isn't too much substance to it, but it's a fun enjoyable reverse harem while you're there.