It’s probably obviously, but I loved this podcast. It was great hearing all of you pop off about how much you loved the little nuisances and moments of the route, your favorite scenes, the lengthy breakdowns of all the characters, and so much more. I was smiling along with you guys so much my face started to hurt a bit. Since watching the anime ages ago, I’d been waiting and hoping for the opportunity to be apart of a timely discussion regarding Kurugaya, whose episodes in Refrain had continued to stick with me all this time as some of my favorite episodes of any anime I’d seen ever, when the rest of the anime itself became no more than a blur in my memory. It’s not an understatement for me to say I wanted to play the LB! VN almost entirely to see Kurugaya’s route (and largely Haruka’s as well) to see how it stacked up. I’m pleased to say it exceeded expectations, and Kurugaya’s place in my heart and mind has now been properly and permanently cemented. That alone would have been enough for me.
I’m still genuinely shocked I got picked for MVP on this one, as there were so many absolutely stellar posts in this bookclub alone, and that’s not even to mention the older posts from the veterans on this site; so many incredible insights and perspectives that I had never even considered before arriving here. I’ve never been apart of a bookclub like this, and honestly, it’s been a total joy to read everyone’s opinions on all the routes and characters (even the characters I personally didn’t enjoy all that much). I’ve been practically racing home everyday to see what’s going on here. And there’s still so much more to talk and read about! If only these sunny days and fun times would last forever, huh?
Either way, it was an awesome discussion, an awesome podcast, (they’ve all been great so far, really) and I’m excited to see the discussion in the other threads bloom leading into their respective podcasts as well.