Regarding the recent discussion regarding English vs Japanese Morgana - Personally, they actually sound kind of similar "except" English Morgana doesn't have as much emphasis on specific words.
For example, let's do a comparison example with an early scene.
The scene where Ryuji grabs Morgana the scene of Morgana introducing himself as a cat in the real world to main character and Ryuji for the first time).
Japanese Morgana: Oi, Teme! Sono Atsukai...
In the Japanese version, there's major individual emphasis on Oi, Teme, and Atsukai! Three words with major emphasis.
English Morgana: Hey! How dare you treat me like-
In English, the emphasis is just on Hey! Besides that, English version is a bit more wordy (though there's about the same syllables).
That's basically the major difference between Japanese and English.
In Japanese, due to the language (differences in syllables for words and what you can emphasis in Japanese compared to English for example), you can have a character emphasis a few words like that more easily.
For example, in the above, you can see how they translate Oi, Teme! Sono Atsukai to "Hey! How dare you treat me like-".
Besides the difference in emphasis (which honestly, I don't think you can really replicate the same lines between languages in cases like this), I think they actually sound really close.
In any case though, I think English Morgana sounds fine even without those specific emphasis that the Japanese version has.
It's kind of more of a difference in how language is conveyed in this case. You can't replicate it 1 to 1 but you can try to get something similar or at least something that tries to convey the same message.
English Morgana conveys the same message as the Japanese Morgana except for the emphasis I mentioned above (which I don't think is really that important honestly).
Kind of related but I made a post last year regarding Superdimension Neptune vs Sega Hard Girls last year about a character Cassandra Morris did (Segami). English Segami sounds completely different compared to the Japanese voice (compared to here where she actually sounds similar)
Cassandra's Segami was more serious and at times mysterious than the Japanese one which is cheerful and enthusiastic.
Despite the fact that the characters are completely different in how they sound, they still convey the same type of message. That is, the character still makes sense for the story and how they interact with other characters (in Segami's case, despite the fact that they are completely different in personality).
In any case, I say English and Japanese Morgana are the same.
Regardless, I think each language should do their own thing for whatever sounds right for that language.
Anyway, I didn't come here to post that (I only joined in since it was a recent discussion and I just wanted to comment on that). The main reason I came here is to say that Chihaya is the best girl for me
Honestly, a lot of the social links and confidants have similar structure. Basically, around rank 3 is when they really need main character guy to step in.
By Rank 10, issue is resolved and main character guy was basically the only person that could solve that issue.
Whenever there are romance options, I don't pick the person that I have a preference with but simply the one happy story that I'd like to see the most.
For example, with Ann she gets the admiration of Morgana really early on. Then you find out about how Ryuji and Ann knew each other already. Yusuke likes her too later on, etc.
These are my preferences though but because of that (for me), I don't really want to romance Ann with main character guy.
This applies for a lot of other characters as well.
Kawakami seems to be a popular non-party member romance option but since she seems to do really well as a teacher, I passed on her.
The reason I didn't go for Haru is because Haru does have her past and she does seem alone but honestly I think she can do well even hiding her upbringing. For example, Ryuji seemed interesting in Haru at least in the introduction. I'd argue Haru could probably find some other nice people besides main character guy because of that, even if she hides who she really is.
Ann's romance option is kind of interesting. The main thing to note is that you were kind of the only one there for her in the beginning of the game. However, I can imagine more people being more open and friendly with Ann. Even Makoto gets close with Ann early on after they met. Because of that I don't think Ann really needs main character guy that much.
I'd actually argue the same for other playable characters. Everyone wants to hang out with you but I think a lot of the cases, they can probably hang out with each other successfully just as well.
That's basically my personal criteria whenever games present romance options. That's actually why the playable characters aren't as appealing to me.
So, that's why Chihaya is the best girl for me. I want to see a happy story for her the most and I think she actually fits well with the main character.
In all social links, they really try to make the main character really important but at least for me, I think they really made Chihaya's story kind of tragic in a way you feel like she really doesn't have much of anyone. In fact, she says her chance for romance is none until she met you. That's why I really want the main character to be with her the most. Stuff like how she never thought she'd be able to do all this stuff later in city until she met you also helps make me happy to have them the main couple.
Also I felt like Chihaya is one of the few that seems interesting in you first. Like, for the other options, the other characters fall in love after you say something but Chihaya kind of hints that you likes you before you even make that choice.
That's why I felt like shipping the main character with Chihaya the most. I like main character plus Chihaya the most in terms of story.
I'm team Chihaya. It's really neat the game does present you a variety of options. Chihaya made the game for me. The feels. To be fair, almost all social links try to throw the feels at you but personally, Chihaya is the most for me.