Thanks for all the suggestions! They're all on the list, except for the Ghibli films I've already seen (and mostly loved). Especially Whisper of the Heart (I still remember that music scene in the basement). And it may have been half-jokingly suggested but I am almost finished watching Oreimo. As someone who was recently blown away by Katawa Shoujo I could really relate to the premise of the first few episodes. Really like the show so far, a solid 4 at least.