Exception or not, given the "subtle slice of life/drama" didn't sell very well in addition Okada pretty much "doing what she wants" at this point, I doubt we'll see another one of those "subtle slice of life/dramas" in the near future
Now hit the back button a bit and we get series like True Tears and Wandering Son. And tada, here we get great genuine, subtle dramas which was the reason I became a Okada fan.
It's something I tried getting at in the Okada club but there's a 3 year gap between those two.In between she did stuff like Vampire Knight,Black Butler,Canaan or Zakuro.
With Okada "Subtle slice of life/Drama" as to me always been the exception,not the rule.
I have GC stalled at episode 12 and it's been that way for a while,I refuse to officialy drop it because I'm a director Araki fanboy but really Aquarion EVOL has become what I wanted GC to be.So I guess I might move on and hope Araki does better next time.
Indeed,another great HanaKana role,Bungaku Shojo probably has the biggest starpower cast i've ever seen,the four girls in that show are voiced by HanaKana,Nana Mizuki,Aya Irano (great performance showing she's not just some scandal idol like Sankaku complex would have you believe) and Aki Toyosaki.
As a bonus it even has Miyu Irino as the male lead.
Of course I guess having such an all star cast wasn't enough to win over otaku appeal
Whilst on the topic of HanaKana VAing, my favourite role of her was Amano Touko in the Bungaku Shojo movie and OVAs. Lovely character Touko was, and Bungaku Shojo was one of the few highlights of 2010 as well.