When I recommend an anime, it usually comes with some sort of qualification: for instance, when I recommend Hanasaku Iroha, I say, "Watch this if you like slice of life." For Sasameki Koto, I say, "Watch this if you like yuri," and so on. With Anohana, I simply say, "Watch this." Anohana is my favorite anime; period. Watching it is not an experience you will regret.