Ok, yeah but (Little Busters)1) The reader didnt even know that either of those were the main points until the very end, and 2) Thats not entirely correct. Riki growing stronger was just another regret: it was arguably just as important to the story as the other heroine’s regrets.
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Ryou (sorry, I meant her, since Kyou is a main heroine), Kappei, Mei and Sasami (at least in the original LB!) are not considered main characters, even if they have their own route. This is my point: if characters that are not main can have their own routes, why couldn’t the same happen in Charlotte?
[/quote]Ok so I think part of the problem is whether you think about this in terms of the anime, or the VN. In the anime, sure, all four of those are side character (Kappei wasnt even included). And in the anime, the majority of the SSS could be considered side characters. But in the VNs, Ryou, Kappei, Mei, Sasami and anyone else with a route (well, maybe not Koumura) is a main character. Tomoyo’s route is just as important as Mei’s, and Sasami’s is just as important as Haruka’s. And, in the AB VN, ALL of the SSS will be main characters.
What Im getting at, though, is Charlotte is an anime. If I had to guess, I would say the side characters in Charlotte will be just as important to the story over as all as most of the SSS is in the Angel Beats anime, if not less.