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So it sounds like you're looking for Action series, Shounen Adventure, and on the side, High School Slice of life comedies....
For Action, try 'Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex': Action Sci-Fi Cyberpunk drama. A Major award winner in Japan, and easily one of the best Anime series to come out in the past decade... Collection sets for both seasons have been release, and is about to be re-released in a economy collection set for first season.
Ghost in the Shell - Stand Alone Complex
Another Action Adult drama is 'Gankutsuou' the Studio GONZO Sci-Fi remake of 'The Count of Monte Cristo' story. Another Major award winner, and easily the best Sci-Fi series ever produced by Studio GONZO. This original GENEON USA release has been rescued and re-released by FUNimation in a much more affordable thin-pack release...
The Official Count of Monte Cristo: Gankutsuou Anime Site from FUNimation Productions
Now 'Shounen Adventure' which is dominated by series based on the 'Shounen Jump' published manga series), besides the long running indeterminate length series (e.g. 'Bleach', 'Naruto' and 'One Piece'), the shorter length series have either incomplete stories, or commit the common sin of catching up with the Manga series that they were based on, and die of filler episodes. 'Air Gear' was the last 'shounen' series I've seen. it has a decent story, (but does end with a incomplete story)
Air Gear || Anime Website from FUNimation
And be forewarned that 'Clannad' is based on a dating-sim console game. If you're into dating-sim stories, 'Clannad' is a good execution of one, but IMHO, 'Kanon' is still the best, and the most famous of the lot...
Kanon || Anime Website from FUNimation