Ranked #5552

School Days

Alternative Titles

Japanese: スクールデイズ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2007 to Sep 27, 2007
Premiered: Summer 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #55522
Popularity: #101
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Makoto Itou is a young Japanese high school student beginning his second term at the fictional Sakakino Academy. During his daily train rides to and from school, he becomes infatuated with fellow student Kotonoha Katsura; a girl that also commutes. When a new classmate acquaintance of his, Sekai Saionji, discovers his secret crush on Kotonoha, she helps introduce both of them to each other and over time they grow closer and agree to date; however in spite of her proud and triumphant matchmaking efforts, Sekai inadvertently becomes jealous of the new couple, having also developed feelings toward Makoto.

The following afternoon on her way home at the nearby train station in front of the school, Sekai finds Makoto waiting for Kotonoha to rendezvous for a date. He sits with her and reiterates his appreciation for her help, and feeling heavily indebted, offers repayment anyway he can. Though she believes he is overreacting, Sekai decides to redeem her obligation by placing a kiss on his lips as her train pulls in; quickly rushing into an open passenger car and happily bidding a dumbstruck Makoto luck on his date.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Katsura, Kotonoha
Katsura, Kotonoha
Okajima, Tae
Okajima, Tae
Itou, Makoto
Itou, Makoto
Hirakawa, Daisuke
Hirakawa, Daisuke
Saionji, Sekai
Saionji, Sekai
Kawaragi, Shiho
Kawaragi, Shiho
Kiyoura, Setsuna
Kiyoura, Setsuna
Imoto, Kei
Imoto, Kei


Motonaga, Keitarou
Motonaga, Keitarou
Ebina, Yasunori
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Uezu, Makoto
Uezu, Makoto
Script, Series Composition
Tanaka, Hironori
Tanaka, Hironori
Storyboard, Key Animation

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Confession
Kokuhaku (告白)
Jul 4, 2007
2 The Distance Between Them
Futari no Kyori (二人の距離)
Jul 11, 2007
3 Missing Each Other
Surechigau Omoi (すれ違う想い)
Jul 18, 2007
4 Innocence
Muku (無垢)
Jul 25, 2007
5 Ring of Water
Hamon (波紋)
Aug 1, 2007

Opening Theme

"Innocent Blue (イノセント・ブルー)" by DeviceHigh

Ending Theme

#1: "Usotsuki (ウソツキ)" by CooRie (eps 1, 8)
#2: "Ai no kakera (愛のカケラ)" by Miyuki Hashimoto (ep 2)
#3: "Waltz (ワルツ)" by Kanako Itou (eps 3, 11)
#4: "Kioku no Umi (記憶の海])" by yozuca* (eps 4, 7)
#5: "Look at Me" by YURIA (ep 5)
#6: "Namida no Riyuu (涙の理由)" by Minami Kuribayashi (eps 6, 10)
#7: "Anata ga... Inai (あなたが...いない) -Remix Ver.-" by Minami Kuribayashi (ep 9)
#8: "Still I Love You ~Mitsumeru Yori wa Shiawase~ (~みつめるよりは幸せ~)" by Kiriko – (ep 12)

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10 hours ago
“Everything depends on the colour of the crystal through which one sees it” - Calderon

A favourite quote of mine, and one which I think perfectly applies to School Days, an anime which can be either an incredible work of fiction or a steaming pile of doggy poop, all depending on the lens you are looking through.

Before watching School Days, I had no idea just how hated it was, especially here on MAL. I think I’d heard about it through a recommendation on YouTube that described the story along the lines of “love can be a very dark and scary thing.” I had also read more
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Nov 21, 2015
*comic book guy voice* WORST. ANIME. EVER.

For real though, don't bother wasting your time on this series. The art is ridiculously poor, the characters have next to no substance and are just about all a total bore, and the story basically consists of the protag sleeping around and making stupid decisions. I don't understand any of the characters or their actions or what the purpose of this show even was. At first I thought it would be a mundane story line to mask the fan service, but the plot just got continuously more stupid until the point that it was just painful to watch. read more
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Nov 21, 2007
School Days is a psychological anime, number one, so do not think it is about cute children playing in school and having happy days. School Days is an anime about how cheating on someone can really end up messing with their head and lives and how the human heart and mind are very fragile and how friendship is very precious and when destroyed in the worst way, it can have the worst consequences.

The main character is your seemingly typical anime guy in high school that listens to music and has a bunch of perverted thoughts about girls all the time, but who turns out to read more
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Nov 21, 2015
Okay so first off I only started watching school days because everybody said it was horrible, little did I know they weren't talking about school days being a bad anime it was actually decent for its genre.

WARNING I thought this was a sweet love story at first no just no it's not, if your looking for a nice laid back romance like I was, ITS A TRAP leave now do not watch school days, By the time you realize what school days really is you've devoted too much of your time to turn back.

The first episodes were sweet, then for some reason it took a read more
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