Believe it or not, I’m sort of right about Shinka.
While some people hate on Shinka, I felt the opposite. Actually, I’m sympathetic towards her more so than Sanae, although I still find the latter rather adorable. Compared to Yuuta, whom could easily shred his former image of his embarrassing past because he wrote it in a notebook, Shinka is having a very difficult time caused by one fatal flaw. She failed to realize the fundamental rule that anything posted on the Internet stays there forever. No matter how many times she tries to etch a sketch her past away, it’s not very effective. To make it worse, her desire to destroy it isn’t going to convince Sanae as her former self is kinder. She is trying so hard act that way even though her personality changed over the years. Therefore, I don’t think it’s fair to say that she is evil. She is being way too desperate. After all, she is on the same boat as Yuuta, but ten times worse. Besides, he didn’t want to join this crazy club in the first place, but Rikka forced him to join.
On the other hand, what Yuuta is facing with Rikka’s antics is very similar to what Oreki faced with Eru in Hyouka. As time went on, Oreki got dragged into her curiosity of various things, thus ruined his low-energy lifestyle. However, nothing was lost since he got a different perspective of life. Even though Rikka and Sanae tries to drag Yuuta back to his former self that he loathes so much, I think the opposite will happen. Perhaps Yuuta will team up to beat the monster so that he can bring the two back to reality. Once he does that, it will also resolve the problems that Shinka is currently facing as Sanae will stop obsessing over Forest Summer (モリサマー).
Aside from that, I don’t think employers would care what happens in a person’s childhood. As long they don’t continue doing it and make it so apparent, it will go unnoticed. Still, I don’t believe that Yuuta will love her less than he does now. If you consider the things he has to deal with Rikka and Sanae on a daily basis, he would rather have them become normal girls and see that there is more to life than living in a fantasy world. Even so, the illusions are still fun while it lasts.
With that, I have three words: Leave Shinka alone!
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*shakes head* down with that evil Shinka trying to corrupt everyone! All heil Sanae! *_*
I guess I can’t argue as everyone has their opinions. However, there is one thing I kind of forgot to analyze regarding Shinka. Besides trying so hard to get rid of her past, she is doing the same thing to become normal, which makes it seem fishy compared to Yuuta. If I had to compare Shinka, she does remind me a lot of Sawako from K-ON with her embarrassing high school years in trying to win over a boy by becoming wilder and doesn’t want people who know about it. But calling her evil is kind of stretching it as she isn’t really doing anything objectionable besides burning Sanae’s book.
“she isn’t really doing anything objectionable”
Well, apart from being a two-faced bitch and manipulating a bot for her own gains using lies – no. To me that is pretty objectionable. Then again, this sort of behaviour is generally characteristic for most females, so…
It merely depends on the women as we can’t generalize that all females are manipulative… But seeing that I have never been in a romantic relationship, I can’t really say anything in that regard. Still, personality does play a role and at this point, Shinka’s personality is just ambiguous. She doesn’t know what to make out of her life, which could explain her pretending to be normal by being a class representative and perceived as a preppy girl while her other self wants to get rid of the past…
At the end of the day, both genders can be manipulative or assertive, they just show it differently and it depends on the personality and upbringing.