I can see that tastes differ hugely here. I'll just dump mine:
Rin is my favourite. Her route wearied me in places, and the near-absence of the rest of the school and cast was a disappointment. But I could connect emotionally in a way I didn't with the rest. I was seriously terrified of getting the bad end (in part because the choices are so opaque). Maybe because I feel something like her too. She really convinced me as a believable person whose thinking looks crazy to everyone else but follows its own logic. And a very good turn-around of how endearing it seems in act 1.
Next, Emi. I could not connect with nearly as much, but it wasn't a problem as her route went by like a breeze. I read it far faster than the others. And she has the only sex scene that I found genuinely uncomfortable.
If she didn't look so young...
Lilly and Hanako, I understood the point their routes are making, but I couldn't feel it. Nice reads, but nothing that touched me. Perhaps because my feeling with Hanako -from the moment I read the sketch by Raita- was that I wanted to help her become more independent.
Shizune: The story is good but I found it a chore to read through. I guess her slice-of-life route is just too subtle for me. Her relatives are colourful, but I did not find them believable.
I always went for the good endings and got all except Shizune. Yes, it was an obvious mistake... I just didn't believe it would lead to immediate sex.
If I can ask a question that came up earlier in the thread but didn't get much attention: how do you think this would be turned into an animated series (or any linear adaptation)? Without making it look like a harem series?
edited 4th Jul '12 3:56:44 PM by RJSavoy