I mean, the ONLY boy character to wear shorts AND show legs is Ethan. And not one single boy character is sleeveless. Each pair of protagonists, the girl is always showing more skin than the boy character. Dawn is probably the most blatant fanservice bait. Especially her Platinum outfit, it wouldn't be hard to make her outfit practical. But nooo, she needs grade-A zettai ryouiki instead. The girls themselves aren't "slutty", I know that, but the way they were designed was just fanservice. I don't want to play a girl who's completely dressed down.
And as for the "Red clone" thing, Ethan and Hilbert are the only ones who "look like Red" to me, mostly Ethan though, since Ethan wears red and Hilbert doesn't. Brendan looks nothing like him, unless Red once wore a really goofy knit hat. And Kyouhei's design is very original and cool, it does take a while to get used to, I admit, but it's really cool.
I think we oughta continue our debate through private messages though, I think we're derailing the thread. 8U;