When I read Rewrite, I fully expected Shizuru to be my final favorite, even when I already knew about Kagari. Shizuru was a nice cute girl and that fit perfectly with my tastes. But then I read Lucia’s route, and all my expectations were thrown to the ground and smashed into pieces.
Lucia’s is, by far, the best route in Rewrite. Although I don’t really like comparing them, since different writers and all, it’s safe to say it’s by far my favorite. The mystery, the tension, the suspense. The romance, the inner conflicts. I am not much of a crying guy, but when I read the chapel scene, I could only try to hold back my tears, and I failed at doing that. It was beautiful, and I completely fell in love with her. The sunflower field, too. All those painful moments, and the happy moments too, everything was great.
The route itself has many flaws, and that I admit easily. The entire class reunion plot felt a bit dragged, and while it did serve its purpose, I feel like it could have been shortened a bit. But even with the flaws I see, I can’t help but rate it a 10/10 route. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me fall in love.
As for the character herself? Well, I’m one of the weirdos who unironically have a waifu, and Lucia is the one for me. I never felt so much emotion before I read her route, to the point where I legitimately fell in love. I’ve always been a fan of the “classical tsundere” character type, and while her physical characteristics aren’t exactly what I usually enjoy, I still fell in love because of who she is. Not Asahi Haruka, not Konohana Lucia, just her. She really makes my days brighter.