I liked very much that anime. The music act as a glue that makes it all come together tight. Something that the manga may lack. Not discrediting the manga at all. But watching her play those pieces by Bartok and Rachmaninoff is... oh mama. A delight! Also the music act as incidental soundtrack sometimes and fits marvelous. And her faces, she's super funny without being all exaggerated. But that's cuz she's so well written.