No, not angry - I'm...bemused. But I do think what's happening with Okada is unhealthy for the industry. Rebooting Aquarion? Give it to Okada. RK? Okada. Lupin? Okada. Is that a good thing?
If we get to the point where every series is written by Okada, Yoshino or Nisio, that's not going to do much for diversity, is it? Not to mention that Okada is the only one of those three who's ever written anything good.
My feeling here is simple - the Okada balloon is going to burst soon, and it isn't going to be pretty when it happens. That will have two desirable effects - one, she won't get nearly as many offers and might write one show per season instead of five. Two, she won't have the clout to tell directors and studios to F off.
I don't consider her a great writer, but she certainly can be very good - and when those two things happen, perhaps she could be again.
Well, I do love BgI despite how overwrought and depressing it got. It depends on the material, like anything else - Sand Chronicles is a personal favorite of mine and one I wish would get an adaptation someday. Between these two Sukitte looks a little more interesting but they both have a solid staff behind them, so I'll give them each a chance.
I just read the first five volumes of Sukitte Il na yo. From it, I can conclude it's like BGI in the sense it's about maintaining a r/ship instead of forming one, which is where the vast majority of romances be it shojo or seinen, end. Seems a bit more lighthearted than BgI (which had an obvious "dark secret" undertone from the very start regarding Nana, Yano's ex), but it's starting to be serious now.
As for the other shojo, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, well can't say I'm interested. I don't exactly have the best experiences with Shojo romcoms... I disliked stuff like Lovely Complex, Special A and Itazura na Kiss. Skip beat was decent though, although it wasn't excellent. Josei romcoms tend to be a lot better however - Nodame Cantabile, Princess Jellyfish, Paradise Kiss to an extent (though it wasn't pure comedy).
But yeh, I come from a shojo manga background, so I do have a natural bias for the shojo drama genre and BgI was the absolute best for me