When I first rented Angelic Layer, it was just to see a few episodes so I'd know first-hand what it was like. I knew I wouldn't like it; from all the reviews it was obviously too corny, a kids-only anime. I mean, I only liked the edgier and more action-oriented anime like Ghost in the Shell and Cowboy Bebop, right?
Well then I watched it, and everything changed. Somehow it works for me in spite of the predictable, sappy plot. It's just so well done production-wise, and completely unashamed of it's sweetness. And Misaki is ... well ... um ... angelic!