Ok now is time for this route. Let’s start with this when I saw Haruka the first time I wasn’t sure about what will happen and thought it will be nothing special, but yeah let’s describe this. Haruka is your typical troublemaker energetic character always causing riot, well her definition is ok , but it’s just the surface.
Riki starts spending more time with her helping with her club until Kanata, a kind of prefect in the school, stop their activities, stating that they were breaking rules. Then many conflict take place between Haruka and Kanata, until somebody starts referring to an incedent with Haruka’s family.
Haruka explain the incident to Riki and how the Saigusa and Futaki clans had been in dispute , and how their traditions were held ( specifically 2 husbands and 1 wife). Then Saigusa Shou (apparently Haruka’s father) decided it was enough and tried to run away, but was labeled as a murderer an put in prision. Is at this point that it gets more interesting since in this route they take something from reality which is highly improbably, Haruka and Kanata are twin sisters from different fathers, at this point you may be imagining something like that, but you had no idea how it was possible and the justification was shocking, but not just that, it was kind of necessary. The relationship between the clans and the incident with Shou, make problems for Haruka and Kanata, since the Futakis wanted one heir (not Saigusa’s daugther of course). It was Kanata who was considered the superior one, then Haruka was continually abused by the Futakis which led to Haruka’s current self. This give a lot meaning and not only it justify Haruka actions, it justifies Kanata as well. Haruka make a lot of troubles in order to embarass Kanata, and Kanata got her personality being raised by the Futakis, who wanted her to be perfect.
Haruka wanted to finish with the dispute so she need to find out who her real father is, together with Riki they start looking for information. Also, they spend time together as a couple, Haruka bake desserts for Riki, which Riki consider average. Some days past until Haruka’s cooking get better somehow. This and some other factors ( such as Haruka’s smell) were suspicious to Riki as he found out it was Kanata all along, then Haruka appears and a confrontation begins.
Riki and Haruka while looking for information met Saigusa Shou but he never said something. It was after the previous confrontation with Kanata that Riki and Haruka talked to her parents but they did not say something either, but they said that Shou will give them all the answers if Haruka and Kanata together ask him. Haruka refused at first, after Riki convinced her then both go to Kanata which started explaining how it was living with the Futakis. After a brief argument they both mend the past and go with Shou, to know who her daugther is, to finally decline and forget about everything leaving together with her mother and both parents.
Really long to describe, this by far could be together with Komari the best character Route, however my description for Komari’s route was very simple, this was way better with much more content and better development, however the resolution was a bit disappointing, it feels a little forced and rushed, how they go from hate to love, that’s the low point here.
But still a normal resolution from a kinda normal problem but much more complicated. Haruka’s character was by far one of the best, she has some depth actually, Kanata was mentioned too, but not as much as Haruka, maybe she got her development on her own route, but that still was Ok. So yeah probably the best single character and route , 2 bad ends that in fact have their own value too, you should check this route more carefully, and the first impression means a lot but it is not always right, also shocking value will never be good enough on its own, but here everything has a context, a reason and an explanation.
Ps: Just in case, she isn’t my favorite and there is no subjectivity here nor any discussion I respond.
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