Do you like Jazz?
This is what I was missing in Melancholy. Deeper characters, a story with lasting impact on those characters and good pacing.
Everything I liked about the series also seems to have improved and what I didn't like is mostly all better.
Except teenager Mikuru, she still feels like a shallow gimmick character.
What I liked most is that typical KyoAni feeling I had at the end. AKA a positive outlook on life.
And now I want Clannad and Clannad after story on letterboxd cuz that's what I'm watching next on the KyoAni list.