Ummm… no, Ive never seen it described like that before, nor do I agree with it. It was never about any of the characters messing things up for themselves. It was about a bunch of kids who had had some really screwed up things happen to them.
Some of them wished they could go back and fix them; some of them wished that they had been able to get past it; some of them wished they had just done more in the first place.
It wasn’t hyperbolic immaturities. They were real, believable regrets, that were able to be fulfilled in miraculous ways due to the secret of the world.
You’ll also remember that it was only the boys, namely Kyousuke, who had regrets about Riki and Rin. Kyousuke didnt place them there. He simply used the nature of the world and the other regrets to his advantage, in order fulfil his own. You may call that screwed up, but to me it seems pretty selfless. Kyousuke’s pretty smart, and everyone trusts him. He didnt have to help anyone. But instead he committed himself to helping everyone.
[quote=“Aegair, post:175, topic:203”]
Kyousuke’s plan fucked up
[/quote]I don’t know if you’ve read the rest of this discussion above yet, but there are a bunch of us here who actually think Kyousuke might have never messed up. Like, he was lying when he said that he had messed up in Rin2, and pushing Riki and Rin to leave, acting as distant and depressed, was all part of his plan.