I know I whine about this a lot, but it sucks that Akira can’t date Ryuji, Yuki, or Yusuke. Like Akira has such chemistry with these guys, yet there’s no option to seriously confess to them. I’m not asking for sex scenes, or even a kiss (though I wouldn’t object to one), just like confessing and having it be taken seriously. It’s unfair that there is no real good lgbt representation in this game. Akira is supposed to be a semi blank slate, yet his sexuality is fixed. And it seems like there are similar bait levels between Ryuji and Akira as there were between Yosuke and Yu. It’s frustrating.
And it’s not that there’s anything wrong with most of the girls. There are some that I won’t try for on principal because they’re too old for him (Tae, Sadayo, Ichiko) and one that I won’t because she feels like a sister to Akira (Futaba). The rest are just fine by me. They have their own fun charm to them. I just wish that this game offered male options as well. Like how can this game say that this is a story of misfits making a difference when Akira can only be an otaku power fantasy? Akira can get with all the girls and have Sojiro get him out of it (along with warning him about it/empathizing with him), even when his own daughter is involved. It doesn’t make sense and it doesn’t feel right with the narrative.