How about a list of newer anime to check out. Here's some stuff I've watched recently. ANyone have their own suggesstions?
Mahouka Koukou no rettousei (The Irregular at magic high school) - 1st high's students are broken up into 2 groups. the "blooms" and the "weeds." The blooms get to rock the school emblem on their uniform and have the highest scores on the entrance exam. the weeds have lower scores on the entrance exam. this usually means they have lower magic potential or ability than the blooms. Our protagonist happens to be a weed, but he's so bad ass that he completely changes the system. The anime doesn't quite make it that far into the story, but it is still good.
Gangsta - kind of reminds me of black lagoon. it follows the adventures of 2 guys and a girl as they handle seemingly random events that happen in their city. One is a gigolo, and the other is deadly with a sword.
God Eater - kind of reminscent of chrome shelled regios, except far more hopeless. Aragami are an ever evolving existence that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. a group of people called "God Eaters" are pretty much the only ones who have a fighing chance against most of these monsters. This story follows a new recruit who thinks he's trill, until he gets saved by a truly trill group of God eaters. We get to atch him join their ranks and grow, and learn more about the situation of the world they are in.
Shokugeki no Souma - This is all about food. Souma thinkis himself to be a great chef at his age and transfers to the most prestigious cooking school in the world to test and polish his skills. everything that happens after is excellence. you'll enjoy the creative food ideas, the foodgasms, and the rivalry among all the students in this school. Its awesome.
Log Horizon - an expansion pack comes out for a PC MMO and everyone who logs into the game after its release gets trapped in the game. However, its not just a game, as it seems that the NPCs are no longer just NPC, and the world doesn't have the restrictions of a game any longer.
No Game no Life - the protagonists are "Blank." a brother sister duo who are the greatest gamers in the world and have never lost a game. they get transported to a new world where everything is lost and won based on winning games. Humanity is on their last legs in this world losing games constantly to the other species. What kind of affect will Blank have in this world? It's very humourous finding out.
OverLord - Another "trapped in a game" anime that seems to be becoming a popular Genre. this time only one player is trapped in the game world that has become the real world. He spends his time trying to learn about the world, and spreading his guild's name in the hopes of finding some of his old buddies.