.... I am sorry for this long card but lets kick it off.... I have so many favorites. so I'll keep them short.
FULL METAL ALCHEMIST SERIES
The reason why this is a favorite because it was around alchemy, for me it was different because when I started it, I was watching alot of magic anime but this one was about take only what you gave type deal vs magic was like eh we have mana and stuff. Also was because it was based around science with having amazing fight scenes.
zetsuen no tempest is a decent anime, it was a magic anime but you had to give something to use your powers or have items with power in them. There are two main reasons why I liked it, one was because it had alot of Shakespeare stuff in it and two was the big mind blown loop that just made you go wahhh? I would tell you but to be fair if I did the anime would loose the second half interest of the season.
This is an all tome favorite for me because I loved how they made the ghouls instead of them being burnt and nasty looking they looked normal. The thing that grabbed me the most was how the main guy wanted peace between the humans and the ghouls but yet became a total badass to save his friends.