MiraiTails wrote:"The Sorrows of Young Shadow"? Is that your guess for Iizuka's SA 3 subtitle?
Nay, the new entry in the storybook series.
(For those unenlightened, „Die Leiden des jungen Werther“/“The sorrows of young Werther” was and is an inexplicably popular and overrated book by Goethe, which details obnoxiously the woes of limerence of a the titular detestable, egocentric young man Werther, narrated in the forum of letters. At least until after the extremely lengthy lapse into a parade of more or less—largely less—related Greek mythological figures for the sole purpose of being Greek mythological figures and taking up space—something Goethe seems to be very fond of, as also seen in the second part of Faust which was so terrible I could not even bring myself to read the second half—it cuts into third person narration and eventually ends with the well-earned suicide of Werther.
Somehow, this abomination of literature managed to gain a lot of fame and even inspired countless imitators to dress up and even kill themselves like Werther did, which caused it to be banned in a few German states for a while.
tl;dr it is badly written and painfully emo, and thus perfect for a Sonic adaption!