Key has a lot of scenes that are meant to be touching to each and every one of us, and I think I speak for everyone when I say some of these scenes stand out more than the others to each of us. So I’d like to know, which scenes in Key works stand out the most to you guys? I know we have a lot of “favorite” topics here, so forgive me for adding fuel to the fire, but I really wanted to bring this up.
First and foremost, regarding spoilers, PLEASE keep any and all details in spoiler tags, because we can’t expect everyone to read this topic to have seen every moment in Key’s works. I guess you can use my post as a gauge of what to spoiler tag and what to not spoiler tag.
And now, to start: My absolute favorite scene in all of Key’s works is the ending of Episode 10 of Angel Beats. It stuck to me so much and I like it more than the ending of Angel Beats. First and foremost, I am a romance nut, so seeing that sort of romance evolve just adds up to it in my books. Secondly, simply everything about it was perfect, from the setting to the climax. They had to have had Hinata as a baseball player to make it work. They had to have Yui’s personality as a total contrast to Hinata’s to have it work. It’s like… Maeda wrote those characters with that scene in mind and arranged it such that everything would be perfect. Sure, it was sudden, but that adds even more to what makes it perfect. I could go on and on about this, but I’ll leave it at that
Some close runner-ups are the field-of-flowers scene in CLANNAD (because it was the first time a story made me cry like that) and the parting of the boys in Little Busters.