I’ve just finished watching Darker then Black S1 and enjoyed it: interesting scenario, good characters, atmosphere and a great soundtrack. It’s about 50% action and 50% character moments, and I’m not a massive fan of fights so this was a good mix for me.
The structure of the story is mainly based on two-parters although there is a longer arc as well. Mostly serious with some humour.
The lead character has an interesting struggle between living with his “power” and being caught between those who are like him and ordinary humans. The other characters fill out the story well, and minor character Kiko is one of the funniest parody characters I’ve yet seen. And for those who adore cats it has a black talking cat in the main cast
So until I can find S2 (which may not be so good I hear) at a low price I’m now open to recommendations of further series along the lines of Sci Fi / Fantasy like GitS / Fate / Death Note without too much concentration on fights and preferably without mecha!