Name: Tegami Bachi - Letter Bee
How I started: Had heard of it long ago and finally gave it a try.
Like: On first glance, it's a standard shounen story of a boy trying to follow his hero. But it quickly turns into an elaborate work of art that manages to create a truly unique world where giant robotic insects literally are after the soul of any living being. It essentially is a long, beautifully drawn declaration of love and admiration for delivery men and women.
Ending: Intriguing and, at best, a bittersweet one.
Recommend: Where else can you read about your (not-so-)average postman being the greatest hero that roams the country?
Name: Tokyo ESP
How I started: Was looking for a new action-based series and got hooked.
Like: Very much. Its premise is rather interesting, although not entirely new and the cast is well-balanced.
Ending: A bit rushed, as the final fight could have been extended by quite a bit. But the epilogue was good, managing to be both conclusive and open at the same time.
Recommend: Yes, it's an above-average series with a good length (76 chapters à 30-50 pages)
How I started: Was eager to read the latest work of Komi Naoshi.
Like: A typical RomCom that initially tried to not follow age-old patterns but, over time, used them all. A nice cast with lots of likeable characters and a multitude of a 'Face of the day' (which, along with Tsugumi, Ruri and Shuu, is for many the best part of the series)
Ending: Well-paced and tying all loose ends.
Recommend: If you liked Ichigo 100% or Love Hina, then this is something you shouldn't look over - especially considering how it went on to become the longest-running RomCom in WSJ.