Why Yukine gotta go be best character and side story like that though?
But err… Yeah… I think this side story, and Akio’s are my 2 favourites so far. Not a huge fan of the rest.
I’ve always been a huge Yukine fan, and from the bookclub her route was one of my favourites. This side story was another one that I really enjoyed. But the thing is I really enjoy the side stories that provide a little extra substance towards the characters we’ve come to know from the VN as opposed to the side stories that exist simply as extra fluff and fanservice just as a bit of fun.
I could read about Reference Room shenanigans all day and never get bored, and it was nice to see a bit of flavour added to her attachment issues to Kazuto since the original route was short lived and bittersweet.
My favourite part of this side story was when Yukine was crying in the sports shed room, and the sad tone is quickly subverted by using Sunohara’s cries of big knocked down by Kyou’s dictionary some distance away, as a parallel to Yukine crying as Tomoya embraces her.
Encapsulates the chemistry between the three of them by staying true to character even during some of the darker moments that they face together. Illustrating that whilst sad, Maeda doesnt always need to have doom and gloom to write a climactic scenario ending.
Basically I’ve come to the conclusion that anything with Yukine in it is automatically 10/10.
Its taken me months to get through these but I’m getting there gradually.