Leitmotif / Visual Novels

  • The four girls of Doki Doki Literature Club! are all represented by variations of the theme "Okay Everyone!" played with different instruments. Cheerful Genki Girl Sayori gets a version played on a ukelele and a soft flute. Natsuki's version is a more simple composition played on a xylophone and a recorder, reflecting her childish innocence and Glurge Addict aspect of her personality, and her minimalist poetic writing style. Sophisticated dark-haired Yuri, fond of Purple Prose, has a distinctly complex piece played on a cello and a harp. Finally, Monika's version is a simple piano piece.
  • All of CLANNAD's main female characters had their own themes. The ending song of the anime, Dango Daikazoku, even goes on to have the same tune as Nagisa's eponymous theme music.
    • Worth noting that virtually all of the main female characters in Key/Visual Arts' visual novels feature their own themes, and there's even one for a male character. (Natsume Kyousuke from Little Busters!)
    • Non-animate things have leitmotifs, too. For an example, a song called Snowfield plays when it's snowing.
    • On the same topic, a few themes are used for any event filling a certain theme, such as Shining in the sky and The Place Where Wishes Come True being used for many of the Crowning moment of awesome instances, A couple of idiots and Meaningful ways to pass the time for many of the comedic plot development scenes, Sping Wind and To the same heights for plot development in general and Distant Years along with Town, Flow of Time, People for flashbacks
  • Several characters in Umineko: When They Cry have one, most of which are brain-meltingly awesome. Most notably, Battler has "Dread of the Grave", Beato has "Organ Opusculum in C Minor", and Eva-Beatrice has the Soundtrack Dissonance-tastic "Happiness of Marionette".
  • Fate/stay night has several, including Die Lorelei for Ilya (which is also a pre-existing song), ''The Golden King'' for Gilgamesh, and All Evils of the World for Dark Sakura and Angra Mainyu.
  • The Tokimeki Memorial series makes extensive use of this trope : each character in the series has its own iconic tune, which plays each time they show up, and even starts to play a fraction of seconds before the character appears on screen (so the first cue of who shows up is actually musical). Played with in Tokimeki Memorial 2 with Kaori Yae, who has a more cheerful variation of her Leitmoif, which plays when she finally overcomes her painful past and turns back to her former Genki Girl self, and fully falls in love with the protagonist who patiently and affectionately helped her along the way.
  • Characters in the Girls Love VN Akai Ito and Aoi Shiro have Leitmotif, but Yumei's Itsuka no Hikari was actually promoted to a vocal single later (along with Nushi's sinister Wheel of Fortune).
  • Each of the heroines in Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! gets their own, of course, and Yamato has one himself as well. Various remixes of the two ending songs and the insert song are also used sparsely, and to good effect.
  • Each girl from Symphonic Rain has two leitmotifs: an instrumental version of their insert song which is played in story and an instrumental version of their image song which plays during the credits of their route. Chris himself also has Rain in my Heart.
  • The protagonist's mother from Dra Koi has a leitmotif that is a military sounding chant of various moe terms including moe itself. Moe! Moe! Moe moe moe! She herself is not very moe at all.
  • Every dateable girl in Katawa Shoujo comes with her own theme. So do several other characters, such as the Nurse and his jazzy-sounding "Ah Eh I Oh You", Kenji with his wacky "Out of the Loop" or "Caged Heart" for Hisao (this one is fairly rare and only plays during specific scenes).
  • Her Tears Were My Light has a character theme for Space and another one for Nil. The lower part from Space's theme returns at the end of the happy ending theme.