Top 5 Katawa Shoujo characters ranked

Top 5 Katawa Shoujo characters ranked

Katawa Shoujo is a visual novel set in Yamaku High School for disabled children. Hisao Nakai had to be hospitalized for a long time due to his congenital heart disease, and as such has transferred to Yamaku High School to continue his education. He is able to make friends and find love if he chooses to play his cards right. In this article, all his romantic interests will be ranked so that you have an easy time choosing. Here are the Top 5 Katawa Shoujo characters ranked.

Do note that this list is subjective and all the romantic interests will appeal to different kinds of people. Follow your heart and choose the one that makes it go doki doki. Another thing that will make your heart skip a beat is Spiel Anime’s Newsletter, which will bring all the updates from the community to your fingertips twice a week!!

Top 5 Katawa Shoujo characters ranked

5. Tezuka Rin

Tezuka Rin
Tezuka Rin from Katawa Shoujo | Courtesy of Four Leaf Studios

Tezuka Rin is a carefree character and lives in the present. She does not worry about what’s about to come and will make you feel like you are interacting with a cat, which if you are a cat person is a no-brainer go-to choice. She was born with tiny arms as a birth defect, and as such relies on her feet to carry out her life. She is philosophical and extremely creative.

Rin would be an amazing friend, however, she isn’t really a romantic partner material. Don’t get me wrong, loving her isn’t the issue. You will have to wait for a long time for her to come around as she would rather live her life now, unrestrained than commit to someone.

4. Ikezawa Hanako

Ikezawa Hanako
Ikezawa Hanako from Katawa Shoujo | Courtesy of Four Leaf Studios

Ikezawa Hanako is a shy character and only trusts Lilly. She had a very traumatic past and has been burnt completely on the right side of her body. She is a very introverted person and will slowly open up to you if you let time do its bidding. Her timid personality will make you feel like protecting her forever. She will swear undying loyalty to you once she finds you safe.

She is everything any anime watcher would want as a partner, however, realistically speaking, she screams trouble. Her traumatic past will make her an extremely difficult partner to be with. She will require continuous care and reassurance, so much so that your energy will run out. But if you can brave this storm out, you will have someone who will love you unconditionally.

3. Hakamichi Shizune

Hakamichi Shizune with Mikado Shiino
Hakamichi Shizune with Mikado Shiino from Katawa Shoujo | Courtesy of Four Leaf Studios

Hakamichi Shizune is a strong-willed character. She is deaf and mute by birth and relies on her friend Shiina as her interpreter. She is quite spirited, which often even surpasses the limits of stubbornness, and has a competitive outlook in life. She takes charge in everything she does and hence is the class representative.

She is a fighter in essence and will be an amazing partner. However, a life with her might make you lose out on a lot of energy due to her competitive nature. If that’s not something you can handle, it’s better to stay away. Her disability won’t be an issue as you can always learn sign language, but even that takes tremendous effort and time, so be sure to buckle up for this ride.

2. Satou Lilly

Satou Lilly
Satou Lilly from Katawa Shoujo | Courtesy of Four Leaf Studios

Satou Lilly is a caring character. She has been blind since birth but that has not stopped her from being as kind as she is. She is a mother figure to Hanako and is extremely loyal to those she considers her loved ones. She will take care of you without asking for anything in return. She is a down-to-earth person and shows humility despite being rich.

If you want a person who would take care of you, love you unconditionally, and pamper you lots, Lilly is the character to go for. She will spoil you entirely and will never let you feel unloved or unwanted. She is probably the second best girl every guy wants for himself. The first is the next character in the line.

1. Ibarazaki Emi

Ibarazaki Emi
Ibarazaki Emi from Katawa Shoujo | Courtesy of Four Leaf Studios

Ibarazaki Emi is the girl of your dreams. This is applicable to many of us who will be playing the game. She is the archetype character on which many of our favorite characters such as Tohsaka Rin from Fate are based on. She had her leg amputated below the knees, however, this only allowed her to achieve greater heights in her life. Being able to become one of the aces of the track team.

Emi is the kind of partner who will not take care of you, but will make both of you take care of each other. She does not come from a wealthy family and will understand your struggle through life. You can be sure that comfort will never be an issue with her.


The list included both sides of the characters – their fictional counterpart and how these characters would actually be in real life. This will help you make better choices in the visual novel as each leads you to a different ending. Again, this list is entirely subjective. Do let us know how each of these characters ranks in your eyes by commenting down below!!

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