Sergei Lazarev writes:
"What’s this? Real character development in my slice-of-life? While Episode 7 was really heavy on plot, this time Hikari is going above and beyond the typical young and rash kid that we see in almost every anime."
Nagi no Asukara isn't a slice of life show, it's a drama with slice of life episodes/moments interspersed so as to slowly make us grow more attached to the characters.
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