I always thought Yuuko got the shaft. They could have done a lot with her but NOOOOOOO... they give more focus to Kenji. Now i love Katawa Shoujo, it awoke some bits of my heart that apparently weren't pure obsidian by that point, but Kenji was a hideous misstep. Yes we all know that one stupid shit who is out of his mind but you can't be arsed to get him sectioned, but still, he got too much time devoted to him, and none of them were scenes involving beating him with heavy clubs and leaving him bleeding in the moonlight. And then not only that, but some fans cooking up the conspiracy theory that her ex-boyfriend was actually Kenji?
I'm sorry Yuuko, you did nothing to deserve such torment.
I thought Kenji was generally pretty funny, despite the annoyance he often presented. Hisao is a far more generous person than I am, I think...or much more easily bored. But there are times in the story when I found myself thinking "GO AWAY KENJI I GOTS A GIRL TO TALK TO". Guess it helped to leaven out the feels a bit.
Anyway, I never subscribed to the theory that Kenji is Yuuko's old boyfriend. I can see how some of the facts presented about each of their exes could fit the other, but...no.
Yuuko doesn't get nearly enough fan-art that doesn't depict her as a) Kenji's girlfriend, b) sexin it up, or c) a pig/houseplant hybrid. You're right; she deserves better.
She really does. And she's such a cutie! I've been meaning to do a Hisao/Emi/Rin/Yuuko at the Shanghai pic for a while, but it's also been brought to my attention that there aren't a whole lot of non-erotic pics of Yuuko out there, so I may need to do something about that when I have the time again.