School Days, School Days, dear old hentai game days…
School Days is an anime based on a hentai game. I’d already probably be not watching this, except that the plot seems somewhat unique. The game involves a guy and two girls, forming what I like to call, a “love triangle” with each lover forming a side of this theoretical polygon. The game actually has a few endings that are realistic where one of the jilted lovers goes Nevada-tan and knifes either the guy or the other girl! As far as I know, there’s no Jerry Springer show endings, though.
I’m really tired of these game turned anime having lame endings, so I’m looking forward to seeing one of the bad endings. I’m sure there must be a “good” ending where no one dies, but that’d be lame to animate. Maybe the anime will end up being like Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and show many endings, since the progression is moving really fast.
I guess I should describe the story… Makoto is a new student entering high school. He’s had a crush on this girl who rides the same train as him for a while. Sekai (the world!) is another girl in his same class that tries to hook the two up since they all go to the same high school. Sekai hooks Kotonoha and Makoto up pretty successfully, though it’s readily apparent that Sekai likes Makoto as well. LOVE TRIANGLE GET!
So yeah, the rest of the anime will probably be Makoto doing his best impression of Takayuki from Kimi ga Nozomu Eien ni, switching from girl to girl. Hopefully in the end, he’ll get knifed! Sorry, but I’m really, really tired of boring ren’nai games.
As far as the art and animation goes, it seems pretty average to me. The girls are cute, but nothing to write home about (dear mom, I saw this really cute girl in anime!). Sekai seems like the better girl (she’s weird, and her name means THE WORLD). I noticed a lot of talking heads and little animation. Maybe they’re saving it for the gruesome action later on!
If I knew nothing about the awesome endings, I’d probably just drop this anime, but maybe I’ll stay on for a bit and see what happens.