Well with the official steam release of little busters i finally got the chance to read kanata’s route along with sasami and saya.
Don’t hate me for this but this route is my least favourite of ex routes. Things started a slow in this route ]Riki joining the dormitory committee for help and kanata being there. The first half with mostly slice of life and kanata and Riki’s interaction was okay but not interesting. Things only got serious and interesting after the alcohol lamp accident. But i feel it was to serious. The writers tried to add some comedy with kanata’s tea cup and her pouring down tea on someone but it wasn’t enough.
I’m not saying that laughs are important for story but the feeling of sadness or losing something is grown strongly after you felt happy at first. Kanata’s route was the most serious of all.
But one thing that was unique and i loved about kanata’s route is flashback. Her rote had the most and strongly written flashbacks. We see why haruka is treated like a unneeded kid (yeah i stole that from the vn) why she put herself through the misery because she didn’t wanted kanata, her sister, to suffer as her. They made a promise to play fake in front of their families, to pretend to hate each other. But in this long time and the abuse she suffered from the saigusas she failed to remember the reality, she broke. Kanata couldn’t see this she had to do something to save her precious sister. So she gave up her life, she became a doll, a mechanical doll for the manipulative people to use. She did this to save haruka and I hold her in high regards for this selfless act.
Also i don’t know but does haruka remember Riki from her route because she talks a lot of time about how he helped her.
And then there is when kanata asks why riki helped her if you answer with ‘i can’t answer’ then riki remembers haruka with a perplexed feeling in his heart.
Also at the wedding crash if you chose the ‘i can’t answer’ then riki kisses haruka. What does tjis mean, does riki remember his feelings for haruka this time like he did in saya’s route?.