the topic here should be evident..
what makes an anime great for you? is it the animation? the story? the characters?
for me it is the story, the characters, and the overall mood set by the anime.. I love the ones that make you laugh or cry.. or both.
because of this my favs have got to be Great Teacher Onizuka, Full Metal Panic and BECK..
yea.. and i like mine to have good openings and endings.. and a little music in between doesnt hurt..