WARNING: THE FOLLOWING REVIEW WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS. NOT THAT I WILL BE RECOMMENDING THIS RUBBISH TO YOU.
In my opinion this has to be the worst anime ever. I have to be frank here, the reason I first watched this anime was to see how bad this anime was after watching several reviews on YouTube.
What do I think? School Days surpassed my expectations.
When was the last time you watched an anime that left you speechless? Well School Days left me speechless for all the wrong reasons. Whether it was its melodramatic plot or the infuriating characters that seemed to lack complete common sense, School Days left me plastered with a scowl on my face. If you have ever heard of this anime you most likely know it for how it is generally hated upon by most otakus to which I say with good reason.
School Days is based off an erotic visual novel that features plenty of sex. So it came to no surprise to me when I watched this anime that I found the main character Makoto trying to sleep with as many women as possible. Plot wise the anime is set into two halves. The first half is a light hearted mediocre harem featuring a love triangle. While in contrast the second half puts itself as a dark high school drama (if you want to give it that much credit) and that’s what it is a melodrama. A melodrama where it seems that every action the characters take serves to add the melodrama and the shocking end.
This anime can go fuck it self I hate it so much.
The lead protagonist Makoto has to be one of the biggest pricks if not in my mind the biggest in anime. He is famous in anime for just how much of a prick he is. Makoto has a vibe of hatred about him that it surpasses Shinji Ikari by miles. Every action that he takes seems to further add to the melodrama. The other major and minor characters are all women and all possess character archetypes. You have the one with big breasts, the popular one, the child hood friend, the bitch and her underlings. The characters are incredibly generic to which they serve no purpose other than fan service and sleeping with the main character. While at the same time lacking any sort of reason within their minds and so that they can sleep with Makoto. (I should note that there isn’t in any sex shown but it gives you enough implication to know that the deed had been done.)
A cast of full characters who have no common sense and are blatantly stupid.
I would like to discuss the three main characters, Kotonoha, Sekai and Makoto. Kotonoha as the show progresses the viewer is meant to pity her for Makoto cheating on her and how she is bullied. However I can’t seem understand why she went mentally insane over her love for Makoto. Normally depression would ensue for a character like Kotonoha, not insanity. Sekai seemed to be playful and happy go lucky with Kotonoha but turned out to be someone who had her own ambitions. Both of these characters actions didn’t make sense to me at times. Now for the prick called Makoto Itou. I have never seen such a selfish character. He shows no respect for the women he sleeps with and thinks with his penis instead of his actual mind. Even when he was cheating on Kotonoha it was because he started to like Sekai. His actions then didn’t make any sense when he decided to and get in the pants of several other women. Then the only possible explanation I could derive from his actions is that he is a sex craving beast.
Despite the mediocre first half and appalling second the plot has its merits. As mentioned earlier, a shocking ending is waiting for the viewer. This ending has to be one of the most satisfying endings I have ever seen in anime. Despite the frustration and rage felt throughout my viewing I couldn’t help but start laughing out loud. However it is not worth the watch to see the ending. What happens in the end you might ask. Well,
Definitely one of the most satisfying endings ever created.
Aesthetically speaking School Days is just down right average with the animation and music only sticking out during the final scenes. Although there’s a nice boat scene at the very end. It feels to me that the show gave way too much attention to the ending. While satisfying it gave the ending way too much credit and tried to live off it.
School Days is a horrendous piece of work. Don’t be fooled by how light hearted the first half is. The characters are shallow and infuriating. In my opinion this is the worst anime ever watched as I cannot think of a title worse than this. Heck not that I’ve actually seen it but I would watch Lucky Star or any moe crap any day over School Days. Now here’s a word of advice. If you’re a fan of drama you might actually like this. Maybe this review may have you convinced to watch and see how bad this show actually is. To everyone else just stay the fuck away from this.
My reviewer integrity is burning away at me to score this properly so I decided to give my own personal score and my reviewer score.
Personal Score: 0/10 (I haven’t felt this angry in a long, long time)
Reviewer Score: 4/10 (The show has its merits I will give it that.)