That it is. Especially when it got taken to the next level.Aki Toyosaki's impression of Miyuki Sawashiro is dead-on.
And I didn't even think that was possible.I have no clue what Humanity Has Declined was trying to do with its third arc, but it seems to be back on form with the latest one. The fairies have just become even creepier.
I kind of like Kirito because he's a good example of a non-asshole loner. He's not in any way callous and perfectly willing to help people in trouble, but getting too close to other people seems to make him sincerely uncomfortable.Conversely, Sword Art Online seems to be stuck in "filler hell". Yeah, I know it's not "real" filler, but this string of random side-stories isn't working out. The last one was the better of the lot, simply because it being a two-parter gave the show a bit of room to breathe. (Although, really, the two leads are still generic as hell.)
Wow, I think Tari Tari is much better than Hanasaku Iroha. The characters in HI barely grew or changed; especially Ohana herself. The Tari Tai characters actually evolve over time.Tari Tari isn't quite clicking for me. I just find it dull, lacking interesting characters or a captivating hook. (The comparison with Hanasaku Iroha doesn't help, as that show had Ohana and a better dramatic edge.)