Plot: Hori and Miyamura act completely different outside of school than they do in school. When the two stumble onto each other's secrets, they hit it off and become friends. (Nothing super-special -- B-)
Characters: This is where the fun is. (A)
Objectionable Content: Mild. Profanity and suggestive themes.
Other: An enjoyable slice-of-life romance/comedy.
Overall Score: B+
Plot: Following in the footsteps of his hero, Monkey D. Luffy sets out to put together a crew and be king of the pirates! (Not great, not bad -- B-)
Characters: Good character development -- A-
Art & Animation: Good animation, but don't like the art style -- C
Voice Acting: C
Objectionable Content: The 4Kids edited version didn't have much -- this is the only version I've seen.
Other: I could never get over the art, and other things that I disliked built up until I eventually stopped watching. I have only read bits of the manga.
Overall Score: C
Plot: Maison de Ayakashi is a place for people descended from mythological creatures. The socially-challenged Ririchiyou Shirakiin moves there in hopes of bettering herself, and a mysterious man named Soushi Miketsukami, who seems to know her somehow, is assigned as her bodyguard. (B+)
Characters: Well fleshed-out -- A-
Art & Animation: A+
Voice Acting: Japanese -- A / Dub -- B+
Objectionable Content: Suggestive material and innuendo
Other: A crazy cast with an odd setting means lots of strange but funny situations come into play. There are a lot of serious elements as well. I was put off by the girl-crazy Yuki-onna.
I have never read the manga (Youko x Boku).
Overall Score: B+
Plot: Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa and Rin -- four childhood friends who swam together in elementary school -- are reunited in high school. But Rin has changed, and after he challenges Haruka to a race and wins, the others form a swim club at their school so that they can face Rin again in the upcoming swimming tournament... (Nothing really mind-blowing or unique here -- B)
Art & Animation: A
Voice Acting: A
Objectionable Content: Mild
Other: The right balance of fun and serious moments and good characterization makes for an enjoyable watch.
Overall Score: B
Plot: The daily adventures of friends at school. (Nothing substantial -- C-)
Characters: Diverse, can be fun, but not much substance (B-)
Art & Animation: A-
Voice Acting: A-
Music: Didn't stand out as good or bad (C)
Objectionable Content: Mild, some language and suggestive dialogue
Other: Visual gags and references a-plenty, if you can catch them! However, this series lost my interest fairly quickly. I usually like slice-of-life comedies, but this one just didn't catch me -- there's just not enough to it.
Overall Score: C+