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I can't believe I'm actually asking /a/ for suggestions ...

I have only paid marginal attention to anime in the last 3 years or so -- what are some of the best shows of the last few years?

I'm not a very picky person, but I do have some preferences.

Stuff that attracts me to shows, but isn't required to enjoy one:
Depressing thematic elements
Heavy character development
Non-generic character designs
Unique concepts
Cute stuff
Fantasy settings
Historical settings

Things that usually make me avoid a show, even though I may enjoy it anyway:
Pseudo-intellectual themes
Heavy action
Science Fiction
High school settings

Things that will usually make me drop a show:
Excessive amounts of inexplicable and tasteless fanservice
"Monster-of-the-Week" variety storytelling