07/08/2015 (Wed) 07:11:31
some see this as not romantic, that he would not be the type to say things like "I'll love you forever" because the future is unknown, but I honestly think the fact that Shin places such importance in those things makes the perfect ending worth it, if you understand him enough to get there you learn a lot about him, and once he loves you he isn't the sort to say that or act on that lightly, he already got seriously hurt by his parents not placing too much value in their promises, once he opens up his words are not just words, they are him speaking as honestly as he can about love which is new to him so he is not great at speaking about it at first, but once he decides love is worth the risk he will do anything in his power to make the relationship work, he gets the bus to the neighbouring town constantly throughout the year after Hiroyuki goes back so he can maintain and build his relationship over the time him and Hiroyuki are apart through texting to each other, this makes him stand out as while all the others just promise to be there when Hiroyuki gets back Shin is assertive in maintaining consistent communication.
His route is definitely the hardest one by far but the perfect end really makes it all worth it, you get to see Shin go from being withdrawn and having a difficult time gelling with the whole gang together to the perfect ending where he starts letting down his walls and joking around with the others and really smiling, he still has a long way to go when the perfect ending finishes, but the last line of that ending sums everything up.
"Our relationship has just begun!" Shin's route does a really good job being the start of something much bigger, you can see how the relationship will grow into something great and how Shin is going to grow more with each passing day…
ok this got long… it ended up taking 2 posts… but if you want more let me know, I have other examples that should be a bit less wordy… hopefully