I would recommend Kare Kano, Kodocha, Chobits, Hellsing, Escaflowne, Beck, Hell Girl, Midori Days, Fruits Basket, and also Nyan Koi in the case that you like cats.
Kare Kano: high school romance and comedy, universal themes about the 'masks' people put on to hide their true feelings and being comfortable with who you really are.
Kodocha: romance,comedy, drama with a hyperactive TV star in middle school dealing with the pressures of growing up. Also, bat abuse
Chobits: AI robot and the man who reboots her.
Hellsing: Vampires and violence, yay!
Escaflowne: Psychic girl gets teleported to a strange world with a handsome prince, mechas and catgirls. A plus.
Beck: Slice of life, also rock n roll. and high school. And engrish, win!
Hell Girl: Don't be mean or you'll get sent to the underworld, literally. Also, I want her kimono!
Midori Days: Tough guy wakes up to find there is a girl where one of his hands should be. OHOHO!
Fruits Basket: Orphaned Tohru is adopted by a very strange family. Comedy, romance, high school and Chinese Zodiac stuff.
Nyan Koi: Guy who hates cats pisses off the Cat-God and is cursed with having to understand and do 100 cats each a favor or else. Verygood!
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