Also, regarding NagiAsu: the critic in me found Chisaki's reasons for taking so long to move on a bit unsatisfying. But the fanboy in me loves the Tsumugu/Chisaki pairing - I have a soft spot for quiet and reserved pairings - and that exquisite pathos! I haven't seen something like that since... well, okay, White Album 2, but I like the pairing her better.
So yes, I've been loving NnA's second half because of Tsumugu/Chisaki.
Perhaps a bit, but I think my really big frustration is just the sheer amount of time my "write to discover what my POV actually is" method of making insights consumes. It's freaking ridiculous, which is why I sometimes hate not being able to resist the lure of the debate. (Yes, I revised it again.)
So I decided to power through about 12+ eps of Golden Time and holy moly. Something that is even more facepalm worthy than NagiAsu in the "romance mess" whambulance. I am impressed (not in a good way).
I'm not sure if you noticed, but Aiko appears in the True Tears/Hanasaku Iroha/Tari Tari crossover video that PA Works did.
Tomoe, unless I missed something, does not. PA Works you f***ers.
In all seriousness, Tomoe is outside the marketable age which is why they didn't include her. The crossover vid is 110% PA Works fanservice/pandering so I wouldn't take it seriously. I feel really guilty liking it since it was by any other studio I would be dismissing it as "otaku trash" .
By the way, I think PA Works anime originals (the ones that matter, so that doesn't include you Angel Beats and Canaan) can be arguably classified as "pretentious moe" works . I couldn't find a word starting with "A" that is similar to moe .
Cause I love the feelings their series give me (except the times they go full ham and retard).
I have very high expectations for Glasslip as I believe it will be in the same reign and style as Hanasaku Iroha and Tari Tari rather than the melodrama bombshell that is Nagi no Asu Kara. Which means, I am very excited for it as unfortunately my interest in NagiKara has been waning again (like it did in the 1st half of the 1st cour) .
Also, I'm expecting a Hansaku Iroha cameo or reference where the main character will be holding a piece of glass and be like "I wanna make this glass sparkle"!