Don't judge them by the cover, they're worth checking:
Hi Score Girl - a nostalgic trip into history of arcade gaming of the early 90s, with a light romcom in the background. Hinamtsuri - hilarity comparable to FMP Fumoffu level, comedy slice-of-life without any permanent drama. Bu Sha - very peculiar universe (knights, sorcerers and mecha in the high-tech future), good comedy and art Boku dake ga Inai Machi - a time-leaper goes back to fix his own traumatic past only to make it much, much worse. Start is very slow, but the second volume had me on my toes all the way. Gokukoku no Brynhildr- good mind games, sci-fi, drama and gore. Supernatural human fights and technobabble give a similar vibe as Darker Than Black
Favourite type of animanga - things that will make you think, especially involving tactics and stratagems.
Otherwise mostly mystery, fantasy and supernatural; and of course comedy (random and black humour) .
As much as I enjoy eye candy, top-notch animation isn't an essential component for a masterpiece. Story, characters, their interactions, insight, practical information, interesting setting, all of it can override poor graphics.
I don't list every title, expecially dropped ones
No daily updates, it makes me feel compelled to finish series I don't want to :)
Few words descriptions in list tags, strong/weak points
*My scores are largely subjective (duh). Enjoyment plays a major role along key elements like story and characters.
*I make full use of the score scale. 5/10 doesn't mean it's unbearable, only average
*Bonus points for decent mind games and military tactics
*Only shows with similar genres can be compared with each other.
An 8/10 gag comedy isn't "better" than 7/10 drama, I just found it particularly funny.
8-10 top favourites, highly rewatchable
7 - stands out from the rest, enjoyment well above the average
6 - fun way to pass time, but nothing too great
5 - it's ok, not bad but not really good either, watch and forget
4 - I want to like this but there're just too many flaws to ignore
3 - overall bad, but still one or two qualities that keep the interest going
2 - inexcusably bad
1 - if I come across the very bottom an exceptional reward is in order
Animanga where characters rely more on planning and clever ideas, less on powers (if they have any). Not necessarily military or serious themes, just as long the goals are reached through outwitting opponents.
Code Geass, Legend Of Galactic Heroes - large scale battles
Vinland Saga - revenge, war and politics in the viking era; high realism, a real manga masterpiece
Kaiji, Liar Game - gambling with very high stakes
Death Note - battle of psychology and deception
Fate/Zero, Mirai Nikki - battle royale with supernatural element
Spice & Wolf - witty merchant trying to make a fortune in the middle ages
Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai, Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, 1/2 Prince - comedy focused, but use plenty of clever tricks and are highly entertaining