Would you watch Katawa Shoujo anime?

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Would you watch Katawa Shoujo anime?

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Re: Would you watch Katawa Shoujo anime?

Post by kingshivan » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:17 pm


However, I doubt it would happen for one reason and one reason only-

The illnesses in KS have names.

Kanon, clannad, Angel Beats!, and so many others... how many times does an anime have an actual named illness? No, it's ALWAYS something untreatable, uncurable (except by magic), and always, ALWAYS unnamed. In KS, we have blindness, deafness, burns, aputations, and Chronic Dysrhythmia. Nothing romantic about a named disease, I guess...

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Re: Would you watch Katawa Shoujo anime?

Post by Zig_Zac » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:24 pm

So... those who voted no, that they wouldn't watch an anime version of KS... why did you say no?

PS: I love my anime... :)

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Re: Would you watch Katawa Shoujo anime?

Post by newnar » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:34 pm

Maybe. I just don't want KS to get screwed over by a lousy anime rendition. Seen too many fail animes for me to ignore the possibility.
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Re: Would you watch Katawa Shoujo anime?

Post by Chronopolize » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:29 pm

Honestly, I'd like to see a stunning voice acted version of KS, it actually has a more then marginal chance of happening.

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Re: Would you watch Katawa Shoujo anime?

Post by geekahedron » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:04 pm

Sgt_Frog wrote:My question is...how does a VN with multiple endings get turned into a series?
I have to think back to the way Shuffle! was turned from a VN into an anime, one of the first I personally became really attached to. Each of the girls' stories were (mostly) explored; even though only one ending was chosen the topics from the original game were covered pretty well. It would take quite a bit of massaging to get these stories to work together like that, but I can see it happening.
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Re: Would you watch Katawa Shoujo anime?

Post by UncleJellyfish » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:13 pm

I'd love to see it, even if it doesn't live up to the original VN. My biggest concern would be the voice acting, though. It would have to be good, or I don't think I could get through it. >.<"
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Re: Would you watch Katawa Shoujo anime?

Post by masuda » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:44 pm

yes, but i hope they would go thru all the good ends (^^,)
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Re: Would you watch Katawa Shoujo anime?

Post by russianspy1234 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:10 pm

how do you handle multiple endings? dont have any endings at all. its a harem anime where hisao never actually gets with any of the girls. i think that leaves the most open for exploration of the story. alternatively, tone down kenjis crazy (just a tiny bit, enough to make him dateable) add a third male main character, and pair em off to 3 of the girls.

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Re: Would you watch Katawa Shoujo anime?

Post by danyo » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:24 pm

I'm one of the people that voted no. The main reason being that I absolutely loved KS, and don't want an anime to ruin the image of KS for me. Even if it's well done, it's gonna be really hard to bring out the same emotions as the VN did.

Another reason would be that they'd have to make a "correct" path, wich would end up making a lot of people disappointed if it's not the girl they wanted to be picked.

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Re: Would you watch Katawa Shoujo anime?

Post by ICEheaven102 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:54 pm

Hell to the yes I would.

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Re: Would you watch Katawa Shoujo anime?

Post by Thrasher Thetic » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:17 pm

Watch it? Probably, but I don't think it could be anything special.

The appeal of KS is the well-developed stories revolving around these high-school romances. If a KS anime were a running episodic, it would wind up being one of those stupid reluctant-harem-anime tropes. If it had a consistant story following the relationship with ONE of the girls, it'd piss off fans of all the others. If Hisao is a complete player, it'd piss off EVERYONE.

The only way it could be consistant with the source material would be to have multiple story arcs, none of which is considered 'canon', and if they did it that way you might as well just be playing the game.
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Re: Would you watch Katawa Shoujo anime?

Post by Saucium » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:18 am

Here's an idea: make the non-existent Yuuko or Misha routes as the story arc for the anime!

Of course, it may still turn off the fans of the five main girls, but at least no one will be able to gloat that one of them got the spotlight at the expense of the others...

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Re: Would you watch Katawa Shoujo anime?

Post by kingshivan » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:47 am

This is my first VN, so I dunno how it was with Kanon/Clannad/etc, but the characters here still strike familiar chords, and going with that feeling, I'd have to say that Emi would be the likely choice. Shizune is simply too competitive, and Misha will always come across as mostly her mouthpiece and an amusement except for rare moments. Rin is fascinating and hilarious, but is mostly good, imo, as an excuse for Hisao and Emi to have a small social circle. I can't really see her as romance material yet, maybe later. Lilly is the classic Traditional Beauty: calm, pleasant, gorgeous. Which is why she can't be the final choice in an anime; it's just how it works lol. Hanako is so much like Nodoka from Negima! it's frightening, and I believe she'd be perfect in the same role as Nodoka - the half-attempted cutesy-shy romance. Yuuko is interesting, but definitely not the right fit, imo.

No, in the end, for an anime version, Emi is the only choice: she represents what Hisao is limited from with her intense physical enthusiasm, she's the least, culturally, physically impaired of any of the characters, enabling the audience to empathize with her the most (I imagine, anyway. From examining my own feelings, I feel like losing my lower legs wouldn't be nearly as bad as losing your arms, and when looking at Emi, there's a better sense of wholeness, which increases your empathy for her, much as physical beauty increases a human's willingness to help that person), , and she's easily the most open and accessible character in the game. Lilly is too aloof, Shizune is to dominating, Rin is too weird, and Hanako is too shy. Overcoming any of these traits is what makes it fun in a game, but in anime, at least for myself, I get the fuzzies when I see Ayu tackle Yuuichi and they banter easily, and when Nagisa interacts with Tomoya (to a lesser extent, although I still can't see Tomoya with any of the other girls more than her: maybe Kyou or Tomoyo as in the specials, but they felt wierd).

At any rate, such is my logic. Emi's the clear choice.

... it occurs to me everything I said is based on just the opening part of the game, so my opinion counts for nothing. I should delete this post... no! I'll leave it as a testament to my idiocy! That'll learn me.

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Re: Would you watch Katawa Shoujo anime?

Post by Woody Alien » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:23 am

Mmm... I don't know, I'd prefer an adaptation like short, episodic sketches or a feature film, not the typical 13/26 episode anime.
As on how to handle the various routes... I watched a part of the Higurashi (When They Cry) anime without knowing beforehand it started as a VN, and having the plot rewind itself and then starting an alternate timeline is a good idea. Imagine that: Hisao finds a girl, gets love and affection, suddenly goes all HNNNGG and dies, then wakes up inexplicably to revive his months at Yamaku High, much like in Groundhog Day!
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Re: Would you watch Katawa Shoujo anime?

Post by KSmaniac » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:54 am

Yea I would but... without H-scenes... yea, It would be better :D.

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