Having watched anime for the majority of my life, what I look for in a series has changed as I’ve grown older. While anime like Tokyo Mew Mew and Pokémon will always hold a special place in my heart, I no longer relate to them on a personal level.
Instead I find myself enjoying emotionally evocative anime with complex storylines and believable characters. I also prefer series that are short and sweet, rather than committing to hundreds of episodes.
This list is a list of series that I have discovered with that in mind, comprised of my all-time favorite shows.