Karakuri Odette ended up being too shoujo-ish for my taste. I couldn't stand Chris and things started looking like some sort of reverse harem in later volumes. Even Odette acted like a typical shoujo character at times. Also there wasn't any conclusive ending. The best part of the manga was interaction between Asao and Odette. So the final verdict is: a bit unusual but not really great.
I started to read random titles recently (previously I picked highly rated or popular series). One series that really made me laugh was (or rather is, as I'm still reading it) Zippy Ziggy. It's about an extremely two-faced high school student. He meets a girl, who unlike everyone else, sees his real personality which ain't pretty. She decides to shape him into a proper human being and that's where I finished reading (gotta continue). I forgot to mention that the girl kicks ass (illiterately), I bet making the protagonist a better person will involve lots of beating and kicking. There is also this cross dressing misunderstanding and there are some other two faced characters there as well. Anyway, so far the manga (or manghwa since it's Korean) was really hilarious (though crude).
Other manga which I read (or tried to) recently:
Ratman - I really like this one. Its about a kid who wanted to become a superhero, but got tricked into becoming a villain instead. It's very shounen-ish, but it ain't bad at all. Western and eastern superhero shows get mocked a lot in this manga. My only complain is that the drawing is a bit off at times (like disproportional body or slightly misplaced faces etc.). Either there wasn't enough quality control or the deadline was really close when author drew some of the chapters.
Denpa Kyoushi - it looks like an attempt to do a GTO with an otaku teacher rather than an ex-biker one. The first story was ok, but the manga could as well end there. Although the protagonist slightly reminded me of Maniac Road, this manga doesn't even seem half as entertaining as the other one. I don't really feel like continuing reading this one.
Mx0 - I read a chapter or two and I was unimperessed. I don't think I'll continue reading it.
Medaka Box - this one reaches new levels of crap with each chapter. At least it the characters say (there goes the 4th wall) it will end soon. Might as well finish reading this one (since I got so far).
Love So Life - Looks like another Cinderella shoujo manga. I'm not in a mood to read another one of those so maybe some other time (well I read half of the first chapter). Frankly speaking I don't like the character design in this one. At least it looks like for once the female lead is capable of doing household work while the male lead is not (usually it's the other way around).
Hidan no Aria - The character introduction featured 3 lolis and one guy, which might imply that this is a harem series. Furthermore the female lead is a twin-tailed loli, which by Japanese standards would mean she is a tsundere. That means there are already two good reasons not to read this manga. I only read the first chapter which didn't contain anything really offensive, but at the same time there wasn't anything there which would grab my attention. This manga doesn't go straight to drop list, but I'm not going to continue reading it right now, so stalled.
Dr. Rurru - This is undoubtedly an ecchi comedy manga. I couldn't even make it through the first chapter (pilot). Dropped.
Asamiya-san no Imouto - Looks interesting (opinion based on *cough* one chapter).
Biscuit - An interesting looking manhwa. NYPD and stuff. Too bad I was only able to find one chapter in english. BTW this one is not on Anime-Planet yet. Edit: It is now.
Nisekoi - The pilot looked interesting. Its about kids of two opposing mobs who are forced into becoming a couple to avoid a war between those mobs. Except, those kids can't stand each other (or at least that's what they like to show everyone). It looks like they borrowed lots of elements from various other manga.