Why do we even need a male protagonist? To rally the harem? To inspire the masses? To be the love interest? To give us a person to “become”? I say screw that; this story would be exactly the same without Kaito and I’d even argue that it could be better. Oh look Robotic Notes has a female protagonist… That sentence alone could easily separate Robotic;Notes from the masses.
“But then who would be the main character? Who would we control in the visual novel?” Otaku out of his comfort zone
Well you’d control Akiho of course and it would the epic.
“But good sir how would the relationships and love aspect work because all visual novels need that.” Confused Otaku
I have one word for you that could revolutionize the anime and visual novel industry and that one word is YURI….. Akiho could be a lesbian. I’m sure all the visual novel fans wouldn’t mind controlling a lesbian instead of a school boy. That or instead of sappy love you could just make friends with the cast and experience a story instead of hooking up with a girl.
Although I do like Akiho I think part of that reason I like her is the way she interacts with the environment The setting and I’m not talking about the school club (shoot me if I even say I love school clubs as a setting) I’m talking about the club room itself, that huge overgrown runway type area and the warehouse. The way this area was set up showed just how little attention is payed to the school grounds and the facility of a club which doesn’t matter.
What gets me is although the road/runway has grass growing through the concrete and the door has to be opened manually it houses a futuristic robot and high tech equipment to construct it. At the moment the area has one person working hard in it which is a huge contrast to the hustle and bustle we’ll probably be seeing in this area in the last episodes. I do like the solo effort Akiho is putting in to constructing the robot and I’m sure that alone will drive this plot because the guy certainly isn’t.
Certainly not a quick start but I’m sure we’ll see good things from Robotic;Notes as long as they don’t give the protagonist too much screen time.