School Days

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Japanese: スクールデイズ
English: School Days
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2007 to Sep 27, 2007
Premiered: Summer 2007
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 02:15 (JST)
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: TNK
Source: Visual novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: HaremHarem, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.521 (scored by 396968396,968 users)
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Ranked: #112882
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Popularity: #303
Members: 662,431
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High school student Makoto Itou first notices Kotonoha Katsura at the start of his second semester, freshman year. Immediately, he becomes entranced by her beauty, but his bashfulness doesn't allow him to approach her, even though they ride the same train every day. Instead, he snaps a photo of her in secret and sets it as his cell phone's wallpaper: a charm that, if kept under wraps, would supposedly help you realize your love. However, classmate Sekai Saionji spots the picture, but instead of ratting him out, she offers to help set him up with Kotonoha—going so far as befriending her just for him. Thus, the trio begins a rather impromptu friendship.

School Days follows the lives of these three teenagers as they traverse the joys and hardships that come with being a high schooler. In a story alive and brimming with romance and melancholy, the tale of these three students will linger in memory long after the momentous conclusion.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


At midnight on September 18, 2007, the final episode of the TVK program was cancelled without notice, and a travelogue program showing castles and boats was shown instead with the message, "Due to circumstances, the program has been changed." In fact, the day before the last episode was aired, a 16-year-old girl was murdered in Kyoto Prefecture, which led to the postponement and cancellation of the last episode with a similar murder scene.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Shimizu, Kazunobu
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"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 (eps 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 (eps 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 (eps 9)
8: "Still I Love You ~Mitsumeru Yori wa Shiawase~ (~みつめるよりは幸せ~)" by Kiriko – (eps 12)


Jul 3, 2013
A character that is not likable is not the same as a bad character. You wouldn't complain about the characters "doing stupid things" in Othello, would you? That's the point of a tragedy. Othello believed the lies about Desdemona because he was a flawed human being as Makoto cheated because he was a flawed human being. Things are not as simple as detractors make them seem and you can’t expect a cast of deeply flawed characters to make smart decisions, like the detractors of the series supposedly would.

Where did we get this idea that a character must be likable and flawless to be a ...
Feb 14, 2015
Mixed Feelings
"I have touched the flower that everyone wants. The feelings for that flower, I have put into words. To hurt this world was not my intention. If there was no one there to question you, would that mean you could do anything?"

Well, today is Valentine's Day, so what better series to review than one of the most controversial love stories ever to be put in animated form? That's right, I'm talking School Days, one of the biggest cases of subverted expectations I've seen in recent days.


Our story begins with two star crossed lovers, Makoto and Kotonoha (Katsura). Young love is so fragile, and so ...
Jan 22, 2014
Characters - The characters are ALL, ALL devoid of ANY logic. It is VERY clear that this anime started out as a visual novel. The characters are absolutely ridiculous. Almost nothing that they do makes sense. There is one character that you will feel empathy for, but only for a couple episodes. Very quickly this character turn into complete trash like the rest. Apparently every single girl in this show is insanely stupid. Girls in this show are portrayed to be walking sex dolls with JUST enough brain power to give consent to sex. The ONE THING that I will give to this show about ...

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