In case any were looking for a such a thing, a chart lining up all female characters of “Chuunibyo demo Koi ga Shitai!” from a back-facing rear view has become available – useful for all manner of arbitrary comparison.
Among other things, one can compare the height of each moeblob monster – yet perhaps more interesting than going the usual route would be to examine leg posture instead. Regardless if met with either a gesture like the twintailed creature, a bent leg ordeal which is some kind of ritual passed along from her moeblob ancestors, or an even less extravagant sight, such as the one-leg balancing bishoujo, the display seems disappointingly stereotypical.
Rather than reiterate the obvious however, it’s fairly interesting how Kyoto Animation not merely designed the characters to be basic iterations of a specific archetype – yet even had the mannerisms figured out.
A few of the more plain postures may been seen in reality – however, there’s none who bend their legs inward like that. It’s a mystery where along the lines of history, such an angling of the legs became attributed with moe – and a with a very specific kind of character as well. Although sure enough, the other traits of each character make their lower body reactions not necessarily expected – but simply standard.
One could make a few different conclusions as result – such as that apparently, Kyoto Animation is rather knowledgeable when it comes to unoriginal character design.