Asatte no Houkou was fairly high on my list of Fall 2006 anime to watch mainly because it wasn’t an h-game harem anime or a lame shounen anime. It’s more like a slice of life anime with a twist. Asatte no Houkou is the story of a girl who wants to grow up and a woman who wants to start over.
For the most part, Japanese horror stuff makes me laugh. For example, I thought Ayakashi and Jigoku Shoujo were really funny. Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni wasn’t really that scary either. Ghost Hunt doesn’t really seem like a typical horror anime, though. I think it’s more Ghostbusters than Friday the 13th.
Having read the first volume of the Death Note manga (and liking it), I had high hopes for the anime. It’s actually a pretty good thing that I read the manga, since I probably wouldn’t have been able to really understand the anime without doing so.