She'll overcome her challenges in the end, and have a steamy kiss while she's at it. This can be done well, if the love interest isn't played off as Inspirationally Disabled but as a normal person with human thoughts and feelings, and if it offers character growth and maturity.Homework question: Why is she usually only temporary? See Also: Blind and the Beast, Ill Girl, Handicapped Badass and The Florence Nightingale Effect / Bandage Babe.Personally, I thought it was poorly written and quite boring, BUT I do admire the fact it was an amateur production, and I think it has a good "soul", even if aspects of it (particularly some of the sex scenes) were cringe-worthy.A lot of people seem to think its a very profound, worthwhile game, which I think is awesome, if for no other reason than the fact or it tackles some things that no one else wee touches, and does do with a modicum of maturity and tact (again, with exceptions).I also note the behavior of some devotees, writing extremely unpleasant things, harassing people, stealing pictures off Facebook, etc. It reminds me of the situation in the Muslim world where you have a small insane minority grabbing all the attention and giving a pretty bad impression to the rest of the world about a huge and diverse group of people.I would like to think that most devotees care about the person first, and see the disability as an added attraction but no substitute for personality, humor, looks, intelligence, etc. I wonder if the crazies have driven the nicer devotees underground, for fear of being associated with them."Katawa" [片輪] is actually a Japanese word meaning "imperfect" or literally, "one wheel" (not a polite word to use, it has about the same connotations as "crippled." See Intentionally Awkward Title below).
Anyway, Katawa Shoujo is a visual novel about a dude who can romance girls with a variety of physical or mental disabilities.But don't worry, she'll still probably fall for you anyways.The Disabled Love Interest is a (usually temporary) Love Interest, most often Inspirationally Disabled.Your studly, womanizing main man is walking down the school hall, and eyes a gorgeous woman he's never seen before.When he tries to start putting his moves on her, he finds out something. Or deaf, or has a prosthetic leg, or something like that.