History YMMV / KatawaShoujo

26th Sep '17 1:44:29 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* LoveItOrHateIt: You either love the game to death, as this page and the /vg/ generals support, or absolutely hate it with a passion, like the majority of /v/.



* RewatchBonus:
** Shizune's route, in spades. Many aspects of it won't make sense unless you see all of the {{Foreshadowing}} or read it a second time. Part of the reason why it's such a BaseBreaker.
** Just look at the FridgeBrilliance section of the [[Fridge/KatawaShoujo Fridge]] page. All the routes have this to some degree.



* ShipSinking: [[{{Bifauxnen}} Akira]]/[[WholesomeCrossdresser Hideaki]] was a popular ship before the full game came out, in spite of (or perhaps partly because of) their age gap. The full game showed them to have a friendly but strictly platonic relationship as cousins, with Akira sometimes babysitting Hideaki (while having an unseen boyfriend).



* ViewersAreGeniuses: The more subtle, subtext oriented style of writing in Shizune's route tends to go over many people's heads. [[RewatchBonus At least on the first playthough anyway.]]



* WhatTheHellPlayer:
** Both of Hanako's bad endings could be interpreted as a silent (but extremely poignant) blaming finger raised towards players with white knight tendencies. That is to say, the vast majority of players who chose the Hanako route... Basically, they say [[spoiler:"so you want to make yourself feel manlier and stronger by being the boyfriend of a weak, fragile girl you could care for and tend to, who'll depend on you for everything and be all sweet and meek and shy and bashful? Here, have your dream relationship."]]
** [[spoiler:Shizune's bad ending basically spits in the face of everyone who still wanted to pursue Misha after getting on Shizune's route. "Sure, go ahead, cheat on your girlfriend with her best friend. [[SarcasmMode That won't cause any problems at all.]]]]
26th Sep '17 1:41:13 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BaseBreaker: Which girl has the best route? Was it worth the wait? Is it even worth playing? The HypeBacklash ''does not help,'' and there are three routes in particular that get this reaction:

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* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase: Which girl has the best route? Was it worth the wait? Is it even worth playing? The HypeBacklash ''does not help,'' and there are three routes in particular that get this reaction:
23rd Aug '17 12:30:23 PM SeptimusHeap
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** Give Lilly a SwordCane and [[PunnyName you get]] [[{{Zatoichi}} Satou]]-[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zatoichi ichi]]. Lilly is said to be skilled with swords in general, in part because of her Japanese/Scottish heritage. She can wield most any sword, from the lightweight cane sword, to the medium-weight katana to the heavy-weight Scottish Claymore.

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** Give Lilly a SwordCane and [[PunnyName you get]] [[{{Zatoichi}} [[Franchise/{{Zatoichi}} Satou]]-[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zatoichi ichi]]. Lilly is said to be skilled with swords in general, in part because of her Japanese/Scottish heritage. She can wield most any sword, from the lightweight cane sword, to the medium-weight katana to the heavy-weight Scottish Claymore.
25th May '17 2:07:13 PM SgtFrog1
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*** It helps that there's a Japanese urban legend about a bathroom haunted by "a ghost named Hanako-san":https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanako-san. This is referenced in-game when Rin accidentally calls Hanako "that toilet girl".
20th Apr '17 11:32:20 AM anonzeta
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* FollowTheLeader: Visual novels featuring protagonists with disabilities like ''VisualNovel/MissingStars'' and ''Love Despite'' rose in the wake of this visual novel through the efforts of this VN's fans.
20th Apr '17 6:40:34 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise:
** Hisao's loud heartbeats whenever he gets a heart flutter or [[spoiler:the two times]] he gets a full-blown heart attack.
** The SickeningCrunch in Act 1's DownerEnding when [[spoiler:a drunken Hisao falls off the school roof to his death]].
29th Mar '17 3:45:40 PM Valiona
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* TheScrappy: Jigoro, for those who don't LoveToHate him. Some have stated that his presence made Shizune's route hard to digest and share Hisao's desire to punch him. To a lesser extent, there's Nomiya, [[spoiler: who completely disregards Rin's feelings and health during the entirety of her route, thinking of nothing other than her potential in an art career. When she has a breakdown at her exhibition and returns home, all Nomiya thinks of is the missed opportunity to make contacts, and makes his feelings very clear to her during the next time they meet]].
* ShipSinking: [[{{Bifauxnen}} Akira]]/[[WholesomeCrossdresser Hideaki]] was a popular ship before the full game came out, in spite of (or perhaps partly because of) their age gap. The full game showed them to have a friendly but strictly platonic relationship, with Akira sometimes babysitting Hideaki (while having an unseen boyfriend).
* ShipToShipCombat: Pretty much comes with territory. While Lilly and Hanako have the largest camps, every girl has a strong following. Shizune fans in particular can be downright militant in their support, largely as a result of having to constantly battle the {{Hatedom}} the character has developed since release due to the BaseBreaker nature of her route, [[DieForOurShip and her rivalry with the much adored Lilly.]] This is somewhat interesting, considering [[spoiler:In Lilly's route, she and Shizune reconcile]].
* SoOkayItsAverage: The general consensus among professional video game critics and VisualNovel enthusiasts is that this game is mediocre.

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* TheScrappy: TheScrappy:
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Jigoro, for those who don't LoveToHate him. Some have stated that his presence made Shizune's route hard to digest and share Hisao's desire to punch him. him.
**
To a lesser extent, there's Nomiya, [[spoiler: who completely disregards Rin's feelings and health during the entirety of her route, thinking of nothing other than her potential in an art career. When she has a breakdown at her exhibition and returns home, all Nomiya thinks of is the missed opportunity to make contacts, and makes his feelings very clear to her during the next time they meet]].
** Lilly's parents have earned a fair amount of hatred. Not only did [[ParentalAbandonment they leave Lilly and Akira to fend for themselves for six years]](apparently in large part because they were unhappy about Lilly being blind), they expect their daughters to come visit at the drop of a hat [[spoiler:and eventually tell Lilly to move home before she's even graduated from high school (which would effectively put an end to both Lilly and Akira's relationships)]]. Similar to Nomiya, in the only route in which they play a significant role, most of the blame for the conflict in it lies at their feet.
* ShipSinking: [[{{Bifauxnen}} Akira]]/[[WholesomeCrossdresser Hideaki]] was a popular ship before the full game came out, in spite of (or perhaps partly because of) their age gap. The full game showed them to have a friendly but strictly platonic relationship, relationship as cousins, with Akira sometimes babysitting Hideaki (while having an unseen boyfriend).
* ShipToShipCombat: Pretty much comes with territory. While Lilly and Hanako have the largest camps, every girl has a strong following. Shizune fans in particular can be downright militant in their support, largely as a result of having to constantly battle the {{Hatedom}} the character has developed since release due to the BaseBreaker nature of her route, [[DieForOurShip and her rivalry with the much adored Lilly.]] This is somewhat interesting, considering [[spoiler:In Lilly's route, she and Shizune reconcile]].
* SoOkayItsAverage: The general consensus among professional video game critics and VisualNovel enthusiasts is
reconcile, while in Shizune's route, Shizune admits to Hisao that this game is mediocre. ''she herself'' was the unreasonable one in her disputes with Lilly]].
22nd Feb '17 2:56:10 PM chizo
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* SoOkayItsAverage: The general consensus among professional video game critics and VisualNovel enthusiasts is that this game is mediocre.



* SoOkayItsAverage: The general consensus among professional video game critics and VisualNovel enthusiasts is that this game is mediocre.
22nd Feb '17 2:54:34 PM chizo
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* SoOkayItsAverage: The general consensus among professional video game critics and VisualNovel enthusiasts is that this game is mediocre.
9th Oct '16 4:52:53 PM Mullon
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: It's a [[DisabledLoveInterest cripple]] [[HGame porn]] VisualNovel ''from [[ImageBoards 4chan]]''! Despite this (or [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity because of it]]), it has become a GatewaySeries for the VisualNovel genre.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: It's a [[DisabledLoveInterest cripple]] [[HGame porn]] VisualNovel ''from [[ImageBoards 4chan]]''! Website/FourChan''! Despite this (or [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity because of it]]), it has become a GatewaySeries for the VisualNovel genre.
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