AIR did nothing to me. Not being a tough guy, it just made no fucking sense.
"Hi, here are some characters! Their lives suck, until magic happens. Oh wait, now we're in the feudal era, with a bunch of other characters who share no relation to the first group. Oh wait, now we're back in the present, but instead of the main dude you get a seagull. Huh, it ends in two episodes... okay kill the girl. That's sad, right?"