Shit I knew I was forgetting something, this show really was adorable. I literally laughed so hard I cried during this scene. I've also seen Nozaki-kun and I agree, it was great when it came to comedy/slice of life stuff but such a letdown in the romance department.
Anyway, thank you so much anon! So many great recs I'm excited to check out. It's a shame to hear Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi was dull because I like the sound of the story (I dig youkai and folklore in general). Will probably try Kimi ni Todoke first because you speak highly of it and I like that the girl is a weirdo for a change, haha. I'll also check out Mawaru Penguindrum, it looks beautiful and emotional. I've wanted to see more of Ikuhara's stuff but wasn't sure where to start.
I may have judged Tohru too harshly when I first read/watched Furuba. Honestly I think a lot of the things I disliked about her were shortcomings I also hated in myself (being a doormat and getting taken advantage of, for example) so there could very well have been personal aspects coming into play. And thank you for the opinions on Kaguya, will be giving it a pass based on your input!