Thaigr wrote:What's your personal favorite anime, Kestrel0907?
My favourites would be Angel Beats followed by Elfen Lied.
Elfen Lied might be a little violent and have some nude parts, but it has some romance and good stuff in it(and it doesn't seem to be horror at all...i was like "wtf is this horror thing?" before it, but mostly it's about the main character being unable to reach love and a normal life.
After you try out Clannad(still watching it), continue by watching Angel Beats(you will love it) and tryt Elfen Lied(at the beginning and some points it will be a little awkward, but you'll grow to like it in the end(be sure to watch the 11.5 ova as well, as how the episodes go)
Edit:If you liked the anime of E.L, you'll start on with the manga, it was kind of rushed(the anime) so they had to create their own happy ending)
You might also try Fullmetal Alchimist for a somewhat heart-breaking story(it's mainly action though), and try checking out those other animes i listed earlier. ;p