From what I recall, Haruka is the only Key girl, actually, Key character in general (along with Kanata from what we know from Haruka’s route alone), to be physically abused over time and time am I right ?
Props to Key to finally making a route about abuse. Key has covered so many things, but (consistent) physical. abuse was something they’ve never dealt with before.
Can’t deny. Haruka was my favorite route because not only did it talk about a new subject that Key has never brought up much before, but it also gave a reasoning as to why the characters we hated so much did what they did. The whole Kanata being forced to do what she did, for Haruka’s sake was such a beautiful scene.
Haruka as a character in general, is such a great character. I can honestly say that I didn’t like her at first (since she showed the normal routine of a happy girl with a tragic backstory), but actually understanding her backstory, how it’s not just any typical backstory, made me interest in her story.
Haruka taught me many wonderful things. If she could forgive Kanata after all Kanata has done, then i think we should take away the lesson of being able to forgive people no matter what they’ve done to you. Just knowing that you can forgive someone after all they’ve done to you, looking the other way and having forgiveness is the strongest thing we can do.
I also loved the ending to her route, the happy ending. When she went to meet 1 of the fathers. I’m a anime-only watcher for Little Busters! If you’re wondering. When the father was about to tell her if he was her father, or Kanata’s father. Then she declined. At that point in the story, it was more about forgiveness, rather than finding out which twin was which fathers child. That’s something that I’m glad Shirokiri (scenario writer for Haruka’s route) did. It was so vital to the story. The fact that Haruka realized that she had friends, the Little Busters!, and how she didn’t need a answer then, because as long as she could love herself, and know that there are people who love her, then she was happy and satisfied.
Another reason why I love the concept of Little Busters!, a place where everyone belongs, and everyone is loved.
Shirokiri, you need to come back to Key again. Haruka’s route was pure beautiful… Such a great message and such a great plot… (But Wtf happened with Kud’s route ?! Did you loose motivation or something ?!)
Haruka’s route (out of all the heroine’s route in the anime) made me shed tears the most. Actually, Haruka’s route is 1 of 2 out of all the girls routes to actually make me shed a tear at all. (Excluding EX girls).