I know the spirit of this thread is probably about well-defined characters from a writing perspective, but there's a bunch of female characters I just kind of... like. I'm not really sure if it's because of their design, their abilities in the games, or the quality of their characters.
The Fire Emblem series has a whole bunch: Fir, Farina, Rebecca, Titania, Mia, Nephenee, particularly Lyn from FE7.
I recommend FE8: The Sacred Stones on the GBA. It's the next step down in difficulty from Awakening. If you finish it and find you're ready for more of a challenge, try FE7 (just called 'Fire Emblem' in the west) also on the GBA, Path of Radiance on the GCN, or its follow-up Radiant Dawn on the Wii.
If you still can't get enough, you can start looking into fan translation patches for the older games, FE6 and FE4 in particular are standouts.
Persona 3's ending theme, Kimi no Kioku. It's pretty upbeat but it is juxtaposed against very sad lyrics. Maybe I'm reaching here but I think it's supposed to reflect the ending, a character trying to be brave and look forward after a tragedy. I tend to tie music and memories together very strongly so hearing this always brings me back to moment I first heard it.
Domino's is by far my favourite fast food pizza and I love my fast food pizza. Pizza Hut is good. It certainly looks and feels the unhealthiest though, so I can see why people regard it the way they do. I'm interested in how they'll change things up.
It's not combat oriented but if you want a game where you need to make a lot of tough decisions, try Agricola or Caverna. There's a ton of games similar to them, but they're my favourite. It can be slow going though. You need to really enjoy the strategy part of the game for it to be any fun, but if you dig it then it will keep you thinking hard for hours.
Depends what you want, really. Here's some of the stuff I've enjoyed.
Over the top silly action - Kill la Kill, Durarara!
Mushy emotional drama - Kokoro Connect, Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, Ano Natsu de Natteru, Blue Spring Ride, Toradora!, Tari Tari, Hanasaku Iroha
Charming and lighthearted - Non Bon Biyori, Usagi Drop
Comedy - Monthly Girls' Nozaki-Kun, Tonari no Seki-kun: Master of Killing Time
Bit of everything - Angel Beats
EDIT: I forgot to mention that Crunchyroll often doesn't have the OVA episodes, extra episodes usually on the DVD and BluRay versions. Sometimes it's just icing on the cake, but for something like Kokoro Connect you'll really want to track down those episodes elsewhere.