It's a game about trying not to save the world, in which you battle by talking! All they need in order to totally break JRPG tradition is to put a very friendly, outgoing person in the lead who remembers his childhood just fine.
I think you mean her. A lead character who is female and whose hair is not spiky in the least. :) (Is what is needed to break tradition, that is, rather than is what is in the game.)