Sometimes I wish there was more downtime in books and manga. Like every once in a while I'll be really into a series and get invested in the characters, and they'll go through a grueling struggle that lasts volumes, and by the end you just feel exhausted for them. Afterwards there will usually be a couple of chapters of the characters doing some casual activity, or just hanging out and enjoying life, before the plot moves forward and it's back to the action, and I end up wishing that downtime would go on so much longer. I felt that way when reading the Haruhi LNs, where I would just really enjoy Haruhi and Co. just hanging out in the clubroom, and I felt like it wasn't even necessary to have some weird mystery happen. I felt that way in Soul Eater after the absolutely grueling assault on Arachnophobia. And I'm feeling that way now about Made in Abyss. I just want the trio to take their time exploring the Abyss, eating good food, enjoying each others company, and not having their limbs amputated. Or even if they just had stayed at Nanachi's house for a lot longer. Of course, I'm interested in what's at the bottom of the Abyss, but that can wait and I'm more interested in watching the relationship between Nanachi, Riko, and Reg develop gradually. But I guess I'm just weird and people would probably hate a manga where all the action and drama just stopped for, like, an entire volume.