Best girl stuck in a crappy show.
The LN has no Deko and no Touka.
I wonder what it's like, the show balance must've been completely different with it being just the Yuuta-Rikka-Shinka autismfest.
As far as I heard (didnt read the novels either but i was here for the threads when it aired) Shinka and Deko are one and the same person in the Light Novels, and Satone has much more focus.
Something happened to Kumin as well, she wasn't anything like the blob she is in the show.
What the fuck? So it's literally just Yuuta, Rikka, Shinka, and Satone?
That honestly sounds like it would be an entirely different thing from the original, which I sort of want to see. Would be more focused on romance and shit, versus chuuni antics in the KyoAni show.
I don't know, she seems like the perfect plot-driving character - a competitor for Rikka and all. Hell, the episodes where she's central to the plot are actually the best of that season. The problem is that KyoAni opted to slice of life instead.
She isn't Shinka.
I still think they should have either went full original or adapt the novel's story faithfully and not trying to mix the two together. In S2 Satone (which was from vol 2) felt rather out of place with the atmosphere they have established in S1.
Pretty much nothing changes except Rikka is more of a loner, Shinka is more of a bitch and the ending to the first novel is cliched to the max where they kiss and live happily ever after until pink slut comes along in the next one. Show is definitely better.
Deko has a pretty fat butt.