pandaphil wrote:Maybe its because I'm sleepy right now and my brains a bit woozy, but I was watching AdventuresOfLuna's Lilly play through tonight, and found it interesting how much more subdued Hanako seems in Lilly's story. She doesn't have her panic attack in class, and doesn't go into the deep depression about her birthday that she does in her own arc. I wonder how we're supposed to reconcile the two? Which one is the "real" Hanako?
Hisao worries more about Hanako and look after her way more than he does in Lillys arc.
Also, Hanako does reach out for more people in Lillys arc by joining the newspaper club. Her panic attack happens because she aproaches Hisao instead and he, MIsha and Sizune fuck up and get the poor girl at the spotlight.
Anyway, the whole deal about Katawa Shoujo is that not only you get to meet and date diferent girls but these girls also change you somewhat. So one of the themes from Hanako´s arc is that not only Hanako has problems but Hisao also start having problems of his own because he only start caring about Hanako and stop caring about himself. He somewhat becomes "obsessed' with Hanako, which stops him from becoming a better guy and deal with his problems. That is what Lilly realize and tell him over the phone.
Since Hisao in Hanako´s arc isnt exactly the brighest, most emotionaly stable guy that could means that it could be more beneficial for Hanako that instead of Hisao dating her he dated Lilly (lol).
I consider the more complex and romantic arc to be Lillys good ending. It deals with a lot of themes, is long, has a more traditional and romantic story and also deals a lot with Hisao´s heart problems, which are suposed to be really important, yet are barely mentioned with some significance in some arcs. For example, Hisao almost dies while having sex with Lilly (even thorugh he runs a lot in Emi´s rout lol), so that gives extra credibility to Lilly´s story.
Nonetheless, all in all I think Emi had a higher chance to become Hisaos girlfriend because she is the only that really try to make things work in the start. So if Hisao didnt care much about the other girls or didnt get their atention he would probabily end up with Emi because she tries to catch him quite a few times.