Hey, I also watched some of Chilled’s Katawa videos! Although that wasn’t what got me into VNs, I watched a decent bit of the playthrough. Guess since I’m commenting I’ll just share my story. This may be a bit long, but stick with me.
So let’s rewind back. Way back. Back to sometime around 2008. I had a good friend at the time who considered himself something of an anime god. He went on and on about all the stuff he’d watched. As for me, I liked the art style and everything, but I didn’t watch a lot outside of like a bajillion episodes of Bleach and some obscure stuff here and there (my first finished anime was Midori Days). Anyways, he talked a lot about Clannad and how it was his favorite romance anime and just anime in general. Well, whatever. I didn’t really care too much.
Now fast forward to late August 2011. I’m at the same friend’s house and, for some unknown reason, I felt like watching anime. Probably just the mood I get into when I’m with him. Asked for a recommendation. Take a guess what he suggested? So I sit down on the couch, plug in my headphones, and watch Clannad while ignoring the 3 other people like the good friend I am.
So I watched Clannad. Cool, right? I’d be an idiot not to watch After Story as well. Fast forward one more day. After Story was pretty solid, even if I wasn’t huge on the ending. Well, the next day I find myself queuing yet again on the Key coaster and end up watching Kanon (2006). At this point everything is just blurring together in my mind. I couldn’t even remember half of what I watched, so maybe, in retrospect, it wasn’t a great idea to watch all this stuff in a row. Luckily I had rewritten my body so that I wouldn’t die from watching anime until 4 am and waking up 3 hours later every day.
Air. Believe me, I tried. In the end, I couldn’t get into it, and dropped it in favor of who knows what. I went through a massive anime binge. Like, holy crap enough to last a lifetime. During this time I was gradually drained of my powers, and have since been unable to start or finish pretty much any anime. Oh, somewhere along the line I watched Angel Beats, as well.
August 13th, 2013. I had been co-commentating a long series of 100% Twilight Princess streams with a friend over the summer. I have no idea what happened but someone showed up in chat who mentioned visual novels. Don’t know why, or how, or whatever. I added him on Skype cus I’d been looking to get into visual novels but had nobody to talk to or ask. I’m getting lazy so I’ll just speed this up. He told me to read Rewrite. I read Rewrite. I liked Rewrite. He told me to read Little Busters. I read Little Busters. I liked Little Busters but not as much as Rewrite. Uhhh… I just bought Planetarian.
Maybe I’ll go back and edit this when I’m not PLAYING PLANETARIAN HYPE HYPE HYPE