These are the anime/manga that I love, but they're not quite favorites. Frequently, their my favorite anime of a season or manga that I could see myself buying in the future.

Second Tier Rating
Afterschool Charisma (manga) Very good
Blue Exorcist (manga)
A Drunken Dream (manga) Very good
Natsume's Book of Friends (manga) Excellent
Ouran High School Host Club (manga) Good
Pluto (manga) Excellent
(The) Story of Saiunkoku (manga) Very good