So I recently started to watch anime again and I'm looking for some good series. I'm kinda open to anything, but other than the stuff that everyone has seen and loved (FMA:B, Bebop, GitS:SAC), the stuff I've liked the most have been adventure comedies with smart/selv-aware writing and diverse characters. The shows I've seen of this kind are Zvezda Plot, KonoSuba and The Seven Deadly Sins. These shows all had a mix of character development, subverted tropes, lewd humor and sarcasm and good animation, so stuff like that should probably hit home.
Generally I prefer scifi/fantasy settings, but it's absolutely not necessary.
I really dislike shows that are stupid/campy, but think they're really clever/dark. (Hellsing was a good example of a series that though it was really cool and edgy, but to me just came of as plain dumb.)
Forced drama is the bane of my existence. Shows not knowing how to make something interesting happen, and thus have to force some drama by characters being stupid/ignorant is a big downside.
I like shows that has some character growth. This goes both character development and physical stuff. Like, it's really weird to me when the characters does a lot of stuff, but never change in any way. For example, if they work out a lot, it's cool to see that they actually get in better shape.
Sarcasm and wry humor is nice.
Sexual themes and lewd humor is nice, in moderation. (For example, it was ok in KonoSuba except for the succubus episode and the neck band episode, where it was slightly too much for my taste.)
If a show has more than one season/is ongoing that's a bonus, but I'll obviously check out stuff that's just a single season as well.
So yeah, sorry for wall of text, and thanks in advance!