I like a very specific type of anime/manga. My interests tend to lead me to shounen based works since I'm more into action and not so much into a story based around romance.
I don't really have a liking for too many slice of life stories since they tend to drag a bit. Sometimes I will read/watch something just because there's a bishie protagonist even if the story is a little bland.
When it comes to fight scenes I prefer it if the fight is drawn out a bit -not too long such as Bleach though; killing off the bad guy in one ep is unforgivable allow some build up but don't frustrate me by having the fight last more than several eps.
Art work and originality of a story is what ultimately makes me a dedicated fan of pieces I enjoy.
While I've mentioned things I enjoy let me say that I HATE the annoying supporting actress who can only scream and yell out the protagonist's name over and over in her high pitch annoying voice grrrrr it really gets under my skin. So if it can be avoided I don't watch animes w/them in 'em (I've come very close to dropping some just for this reason). I can't stand that role of the naive female character. I prefer a strong warrior woman who is familiar with the sword ^.^
I've recently come to enjoy what I consider to be awesome animes due to their directing style, examples include: Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Baccano!, Maria+Holic, Cencoroll, and FLCL. If you've seen any of those than you'd know what I mean by how the secenes are short and quirky. They don't follow the norm on story development. The story jumps around and is not chronologically ordered. And most have the overlaying dark/supernatural theme.
If you -yes you dear reader :) -know of any anime or manga that's similar to my interests please msg me and let me know. I know there's the whole recommendation link based on our interests, but I've seemed to have already explored them all. So it would be greatly appreciated if you could let me know of any wonderful treasures I've yet to discover. ^-^