Recently I had the experience of playing Katawa Shoujo, ultimately with 2/5 routes completed thus far. Its probably one of, if not, the best Visual Novels I have had the experience of reading.
I was wondering, to those who have played the VN or those who know the general premise, do you think Katawa Shoujo would make a great anime?
While I am painfully aware that in modern times the concepts of harem and ecchi have skyrocketed beyond belief, and while I am aware that this VN is about a male lead chasing the love of one of 5 girls, I believe it can still be a successful anime.
And yes, I am also aware that the concept of Katawa Shoujo is highly controversial, as it deals with girls with disabilities. However, in my eyes, it is in no way exploitative or demeaning towards those in similar circumstances.
It could very easily become a great Romance/Drama anime, with the character interaction between Nakai and the 5 girls. Figuring out their emotional and physical problems, and solving them while developing their relationships, could be extremely successful......
.......maybe even rivaling the emotion of shows such as Clannad and Air, if produced correctly.
The episodic format could also follow a linearity similar to, say, Shuffle. Implemented as an arc system. It could allocate maybe 5-6 episodes a character?
I want to hear all of your opinions on this, whether its a good idea, what studio could hypothetically (maybe even realistically) develop it, your thoughts etc.