I haven't read this thread for a while, but I got an idea. someone said somewhere upthread that the problem with KS being animated would be figuring out which girl Hisao gets in the end, 'cause if it's a VN, you can't really say which ending is canon or not (I think. this is the first VN I've played, so don't hurt me if I got that wrong). so I was thinking this:
you do the whole thing like it's going to end up a harem anime, with all the girls having feelings for Hisao one way or another. some stuff happens - he goes on a date with one or two, there's some "d'awwww" moments, some moments where it seems like something's going to happen, some almost-confessions. then, in like episode 12 ('cause we don't want to stretch this over 26 episodes, that'd be fan-torture), Hisao's heart goes out. he lives, but he's rushed to the hospital. all through episode 13, the girls visit him in the hospital one at a time. none of them confess, but he realizes how good he has it and all that.
last part of the anime is all the girls walking out of the hospital, sad music playing, all that. no one hooks up in the end, it's all one massive ship tease, and the fans can argue over who he would have been with for all time. viewers cry. (I'd be one of them.)
of course, if you're gonna end it like that, who else could you get to make it but Gainax?
*runs like hell*
"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion."
- Sir Francis Bacon
Emi = Hanako > Lilly > Rin >>>>>>> Shizune
amazing how preference changes now that the game's actually out.
Akira/Hanako for the win. Meiko/Nurse for even more win. Miki/Misha for win that goes BEYOND THE IMPOSSIBLE.