Hello everyone! (I am sorry in advance if this is a long post, I tend to ramble)
I’ve been watching this community for several months now, but I‘ve finally worked up the courage to try contributing! So… I found Key something like 10 years ago with KyoAni’s wonderful adaptation of Air. This was like nothing I had ever seen before and resonated with my heart in a way I didn’t know was possible. I fell in love immediately and proceeded to watch KyoAni’s Kanon and this show amazed me beyond belief. It has helped me through so many hard times in my life and has remained one of my favorite pieces of art or expression ever produced. With this, my love for Key was cemented. I love Key’s works like nothing else and it never ceases to amaze me how genuine and heartfelt these stories are.
I just recently got around to playing the Air VN and finally finished it about a week ago, but this was kind of a journey for me… The Minagi route, specifically the bad end (god have mercy on my soul) really messed with my head for a long time and I needed some kind of outlet. So, I had remembered that I had seen a few facebook posts from Kazamatsuri and I believe I had seen Aspirety around on the MyAnimeList forums so I searched around and found this forum and I was greeted with posts upon posts talking about all the routes in all the Key games (Perfect!!) and proceeded to read all the posts about Minagi’s route and thought a lot and compared my experience to everyone else’s. I have quite a few things to say about that route along with eventually all the other Air and Key routes I’ve played. But, since the Minagi route affected me so deeply and ultimately caused me to come here, the Minagi route discussion is the first place I’m going to post besides this!
So, I say in my profile my favorite Key work is Little Busters. Well, awhile ago during college, Little Busters was the first Key VN I read and it saved me from the worst depression I had seen in years. It reignited my love of Key and I fully agree with Jun Maeda when he says it’s his masterwork. Specifically Haruka’s route resonated with me more than any work of art I’ve ever seen to this day. When I eventually post in her discussion I’ll be gushing quite a bit haha She’s basically my favorite character of anything ever <3 and the reason she’s my avatar.
You all seem like a nice bunch, and it’s nice that there’s a place I can talk with other Key fans about all these feelings I’ve had about these works. I really want to say thank you very much @Aspirety! This community you’ve created really is something special and I genuinely appreciate that you went out of your way to make something like this. Seriously, wonderful job here! ^-^
TLDR: So, I’m from America. I love anime (largely due to Key) and I also love video games, mostly from Nintendo or from other various Japanese producers. I’ve seen Air, Kanon, Clannad, Little Busters, Angel Beats, and Charlotte. I’ve played Little Busters, Planetarian, Kanon and Air. I’m kind of irate at myself for not playing Clannad yet or even touching Rewrite or Harmonia at all but I’ll get there I promise!! I have things to say about all these lovely works and I’ll try my best to properly contribute to the discussions! See you around guys!