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#26 by fakegodz
2018-05-04 at 05:45
< report >I have to chime in because this thread keep getting into my mind when i am playing the game, i have finished 1 route (Himari)
I am so glad i give this Visual Novel a try, because my god OP, you couldn't be any more wrong about MC being a "loser"

I must say, the MC is one of the, if not, THE best "Normal High School guy" in a normal High School romance settings.

His sense of humor is awesome and can be serious when needed be.
He's not dense (important!)
He's not "over the top", he's normal, 100% normal High school guy in a normal High School setting, and my god he's a breath of a fresh air in this VN genre.
He have character development, you can actually see how he changed through the VN, an MC that have CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, it's god damn rare you know?

Simply put, this MC is very enjoyable, through the VN i'm always rooting for the MC but never feel like the MC is "me" (self-insert?).
Man if the MC is my classmate, he'd be my best-bud in the very first day and will always cheer for him in his romance live.

Man, i am so proud of him when he's finally grow the fuck up and confess to Himari, it's so smooth and natural my god. I can't help but grind like an idiot on that whole scene.

Oh, i forgot to put this, but the MC conversation with other character is always a blast.

Tl;dr, amazing MC, totally not in any way in shape of form a "loser". He's just so normal but does not bland at all.
Also remember this is a NORMAL HIGH SCHOOL ROMANCE.
10/10 Protagonist.Last modified on 2018-05-04 at 05:51
#27 by schlaefer
2020-10-04 at 17:45
< report >I can agree that the protagonist is like a normal highschool boy and that loser is not the right word to describe him. But what does "normal" actually mean?

Because protagonists are more mature in VNs than in reality that would make a "normal" highschool boy immature in comparison.
I myself have aged quite a bit since my highschool days and I notice a difference in behavior even with people below 25 (not in general but by tendency).
So keep in mind that things that a young person might consider normal or even cool may be percieved as embarrasing by older (or just different) audiences.

As an example, 2 scenes I felt insufferable in Himari's route:
She tells the MC to keep their relationship a secret. 5 seconds later the MC: "Hey everyone, I have a GF now!"

At the pool MC screams at some random guy: "DON'T STARE AT MY GIRLFRIEND!"
Guy: "What do you want? I don't even see that GF of yours."
MC: "Here, thats my GF."
Guy: "Oh, she doesn't look bad, actually."
MC: "DON'T STARE AT MY GIRLFRIEND!"
#28 by funnerific
2020-10-04 at 18:30
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As an example, 2 scenes I felt insufferable in Himari's route:
She tells the MC to keep their relationship a secret. 5 seconds later the MC: "Hey everyone, I have a GF now!"
What's wrong with that? It was hilarious!
#29 by schlaefer
2020-10-05 at 10:21
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What's wrong with that? It was hilarious!
From a bystanders point of view maybe. But I can't really recommend ignoring your partners wishes so blatantly. He unilateral decided that it isn't important. I see that as a breach of trust.
#30 by freestyle80
2021-01-19 at 06:15
< report >those were comedic bits, not insufferable, that personality quirk of his is one of the things that all the girls like about him anyway and it also makes him a good protag

Also they are high schoolers not adults
#31 by acereishiki
2021-01-19 at 20:38
< report >People seems to easily forget the "comedy" part of RomCom. Like, these kind of story is not to be taken THAT seriously, the writer is trying to make a joke, and then you guys making these jokes like some disabilities of the MC, like why? Why don't you just enjoy it?

And no, MC is not a loser, actually compared to some VN protagonists out there, he is actually bolder, cooler, and overall better guy that girls could really like and not just because they're heroines.Last modified on 2021-01-19 at 20:48
#32 by mrkew
2021-01-20 at 00:19
< report >Yeah he's a sperg but he's likable.
#33 by stormwolf
2021-05-01 at 13:39
< report >#27 and with that in mind, don't forget the porn scene with Yuzuyu up against the school window where they more or less tried to have people see herLast modified on 2021-05-01 at 13:39
#34 by acereishiki
2021-05-04 at 08:43
< report >#33 Oh my, don't you know how common that particular position (and situation) is in Japanese porn? Pretty weird that anyone would blame the protagonist for what essentially the developers filling up ordinary henti trope. There's going to be a lot shitty ero MC if that is enough to classify him as such.
#35 by stormwolf
2021-05-04 at 09:44
< report >#34 Not blaming anyone. Just saying it was a tasteless scene in a otherwise nice route

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