Don't watch bleach. If your gonna get into it, read the manga.
For yugioh, read the Manga for the original series (the anime has filler arcs that are a waste of time, and leaves out the entire first set of chapters that don't have to do with a card game based of Magic the Gathering) and GX (Gx anime was good up until season 3, and then just had stupid plots and unlikable new characters. the GX manga is also a lot better at character development and has a good consistent story) both the anime and manga are pretty good for the remaining 3 series so far.
Personally, I find that even if the series has a bad plot, Likable characters are enough to make it worth watching, as long as the plot makes sense, but not the otherway around (Evangelion had a great plot, but the characters were bland and the main character was wuss to the point where I just stopped watching it, no matter how good other people said it was). I also can not watch a series that has a plot that doesn't make sense, even after the last episode, no matter how well written the characters are (Yugioh Gx anime). And I personally don't like or dislike characters with no real personality or development written into them. if they serve a purpose for moving the story forward it's good enough for me. Now poorly written characters who take up screen time that could have been used elsewhere, that really grinds my gears. Seriously, if your gonna be given a name and a purpose as a main character (even if your not the primary main), ******** have some character development sheesh. I'm not talking about side characters with names who are just there to fill the background/ friend roster, I'm talking about actual ******** characters just slightly less important the main cast, but are bland as ******** and are actually give prominent roles.
That's because I view every character as having a purpose no matter how small. Yeah, I find some character's annoying, assholes, or downright creepy, but that doesn't mean they don't contribute to the story in their own way. Asuna for example, is still a great character, despite being kidnapped in the second season. It's not her fault some sick perv trapped her in virtual reality (a second time) so he can forcible marry her, and if she refuses to accept him as a husband, rewrite her memories to be his love slave. that guy I hated. He was even a wuss once he was no longer in god mode. I kept thinking to myself, KIRITO YOU a*****e!!!, Just carry around a tape recorder whenever you go to to visit Asuna so you can record that guy when your alone and expose him for creep he is. oh well.
Then their are bad guys I like, like a lot. Vector from Yugioh ZeXal was an amazing character, probably the best the series has had since Yami Marik. He was downright loathsome and psychotic, and you just couldn't help but want to punch him in the face. But it's the execution of him as a character that made him so likable. He wasn't a complete douche bag, just the reincarnation of a Psychotic king who went to war just so he can kill people.
the there are villains who are just meh. Like Aizen fro bleach. God mode much? lack of personality much? seriously that guy was about as fun as a sack of potatoes.
Higurashi was amazing because I didn't understand the ******** was going at first. how did they come back alive? why did they die again? what was happening. the second season explained everything perfectly, and it was just amazing.
I see. I never hate characters, nor dislike them. I think the only character I ever hated was Rolo from code Geass, and only because he Killed one of Lelouch's potential love interests without even consulting Lelouch. any of the other character's who knew Lelocu was Zero (the inner circle of R2) would have just bound her down and kidnapped her, having Lelouch decide what to with her.
HxH anime will be picked up again eventually. the first HxH anime simply ended because of poor ratings. This time however, they added no filler, and kept it running up to a point where they knew they couldn't keep going. They will pick it up again when there is enough material to continue where they left off. a lot of anime like to take this route because it allows them to work closer to the actual story while the Mangaka is still working on their work. Magi ran in 24 episode intervals, and is slated to have another 24 up at some point, Gintama just cancels itself whenever they run out material, and then pretend to be surprised when they got slotted for another air run. The World god only knows runs in 12 episode intervals, and even cuts out chapters that aren't relative to the overall plot.
I liked D.Gray Man because the concept was different. If you read the manga over the anime, you'd find they added a lot of filler from episode 50 on in the anime too.
Jigoku Shoujo is a bit weird. It has three 24 episode seasons, and each episode has a different story (it's episodic), but at the same time, there is also a larger plot in the background. The plot at first glance, is people are going on this website at midnight, which doesn't exist at any other time, and they type in the name of the person they want revenge against. Enma Ai, will then appear before them, and make a contract with them to bring that person to the Jigoku (hell), and in exchange, your soul goes to hell when you die too. It's an emotional train wreck, as a lot of the people try to back out, but accidentally complete the transaction anyway (they are given a straw voodoo doll with a strand of Ai's hair tied around it, and pulling the hair off completes the contract). Sometimes it's even a misunderstanding but the contract get's completed anyway. The artwork isn't the best character wise, but the scenery and backgrounds and character personalities are all vivid and colorful. It was one of Japan's top rated whenever it was airing.
no. I liked HxH 2011, I just want to reserve my judgment after they finish they show. I have bad memories of getting into Bleach only to be disappointed by randomly placed filler, and Binge watching D.Gray Man only to realize they stopped at episode 103 because the Mangaka broke her wrist.
Mirai Nikki was really good. Deus Ex is best god ever.
Other favorites are One Piece, Jojo remake, Detective Conan and Magic Kaito.
Favorite anime? tough choice. I really like a lot of the Gundams, as well as Gintama, Digimon, Yugioh, Code Geass was good. I really liked Higurash no Naku Koro Ni (and Kai), there are just too many to count.