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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: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 5.571 (scored by 349584349,584 users)
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Ranked: #102202
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Popularity: #257
Members: 591,909
Favorites: 2,880

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Both animes are seemed to be your average anime but are slightly twisted. 
report Recommended by Katbot
A somewhat unconfident guy and 2+ girls plus a big pack of drama. 
report Recommended by Inicharu
What do you get when two girls fall in live with the same guy? School Days is fairly similar to White Album 2 with the only major difference being that the main characters of WA2 prefers running away from their problems. But WA2 does not take it too extreme like what School Days did.  
report Recommended by somethinsomethin
Both series feature teenagers overwhelmed with emotions and learning how to grasp relationships while making mistakes along the way. Relationships in both shows grow more complicated with more people entering the focus of the web of relationships.  
report Recommended by ShadowBlazer3000
Another harem style anime, with a little drama, but much more lighthearted overall. It also incorporates some interesting twists and turns in the plot, but it does not generally leave you sick to your stomach like school days does. I enjoyed both school days and shuffle, and they are both excellent anime. 
report Recommended by Combo
Both shows have similar character designs, even though the personalities in the show are very different. Also, both have themes that follow mental illness and trauma. However, School Days focuses more on romance while Myself ; Yourself seems to focus more on character relationships. There were just many times during Myself ; Yourself that reminded me of School Days, even though their plots are different. 
report Recommended by katsup
Both have a school setting and a romance where one of the girls is basically THE definition of "yandere" and the boy doesn't speak his mind (or, quite frankly, is an idiot). There's gore in both shows (though in Mirai Nikki a lot more). School days rather focuses on the romance and the drama, while Mirai Nikki has a plot that revolves around a survival game, though the romance is still important for the way the character act. Both can be a bit disturbing at certain parts and both are kind of hit-or-miss shows with a lot of people loving them and a lot of people  read more 
report Recommended by PokeL
They both employ similar tactics of trying to play on emotions to cover up how shallow the characters actually are. This of course is just how I feel about them. If you enjoyed one you may enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by Vexys7
If you are feeling like “Oh drat, that dick boss makes me show him how to reboot his router again, I’m exhausted body and mind, I need refreshment. Yes, maybe I should take a bath, have some fries and watch that good stuffs I got the other day. What does it call? MAGICAL GIRL? And some comedy called SCHOOL DAYS? Oh I’m gonna have my great time with cute anime chicks and of course without idiot boss, heck yeah.” (This is the rendition of an exhausted working man at the best extent the writer can imagine, as he is currently unemployed.) However, both shows “first impression”  read more 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
They both contain sad stories dealing with love problems. 
report Recommended by Misa-Misa
romance/drama/harem adapted from visual novels. male protagonist decisions make me feel ntd'd both have satisfying endings (in there own ways) enjoyed both tbh...  
report Recommended by xDaboi
School days is trash in comparison, don't get me wrong. But if trash is what you're after, no better to start than the classics 
report Recommended by Church_of_Yeezus
-Both animes focuses very deeply into the story that involves love triangles and one-sided love as well as problems surrounding it. -School Life 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Both Kyou and Sekai offer training the main hero with their relationships with their girlfriends. Also, Kyou and Ryou fell for the same guy, just like Katsura and Sekai, and get hurt because of that. Written by Shirobake and LiCha. 
report Recommended by LiCha
both start out happy and cheerful but as it goes on you see the darkness and suffering that is caused by the peoples actions both are truly life altering shows 
report Recommended by sesgel
Were you watching Tsuki ga Kirei and feeling "hmm, this sure is a nice love story, but it could really use every character being a horrible and irredeemable person?" Then look no further than this! See, School Days is everything that Tsuki ga Kirei is not. Tsuki leaves you with butterflies in your stomach, while S.D. makes you want to grab the nearest sharp object and send it through the screen. 
report Recommended by karapponoko
Somehow both of the series give similar fealings at least for me, especially around the end of the anime. Both deals with deep feelings, in one of the animes the main point is love between siblings and the other one is centers around a guy who dates more girls at the same time. Worth to watch. Really. 
report Recommended by snowman_builder
Girl messes up with the main character's life and pushes him around. Try to set up the protagonist to have a girlfriend and from there the story progresses. Watching one after the other will fill the void of what the other left empty. 
report Recommended by mirocj
Dark and very controversial anime that deconstruct the romance genre and give you a disturbed feeling while you are watching them. 
report Recommended by Fujaku
Evangelion is a deconstruction of the mecha genre while School Days is a deconstruction of the harem genre. 
report Recommended by NeoRinTinTin
Both series are examinations of deeply flawed characters who seem to be morally vacant and adrift. Both series examine in depth the consequences of love gone wrong. 
report Recommended by NoviSun
While watching both of these anime, I got the same feeling many of the times. Both of the stories start off with a shy girl and a kind of jerk guy getting together, the only thing is that Saikano has more science-fiction elements. From there, there are quite a few sexual scenes in both of these anime and I got creeped out by some of them in both of the anime. The main guy character in both of these has trouble keeping his mind on one girl at a time, although the one in Saikano is way nicer, but they are both unloyal, sometimes uncaring people. In  read more 
report Recommended by Yandere
Both deal with the complications of relationships, deceit, cheating, and loss of innocence. However, NANA doesn't make you want to tear out your hair quite as much, and isn't sluttery on such a high scale.  
report Recommended by shannontheme
-Both animes focuses very deeply into the story that involves love triangles and one-sided love as well as problems surrounding it. -School Life 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
The two top-tier anime for REAL MEN; those who follow the philosophy of 'treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen' a little too closely. Makoto of School Days infamy sees it as perfectly fine to sleep around/have orgies with as many girls at his school as humanly possible over a short period of time... immediately after confessing his love to a sweet, innocent, melon-breasted girl. Why should a guy give a toss about things like feelings and impregnation - after all, they're just stupid hoebags if hey get all clingy after sexy time, and it's their fault if they get preggers. Ryuuichi of Blue Flames infamy goes more  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
both show the difficulties of love, love triangles and other things (such as bullying) as well as dark secrets. however, school days is much more twisted and psychological. 
report Recommended by sugarplumfairy
Both interesting animes that makes you go WTF at different times 
report Recommended by FacesReality
is the the same genre a romance and school, the protagonists are very similar they began so shy but later are transform in a sex machine. 
report Recommended by camillos13
While these shows seem to be completely different in premise, both are including despicable characters who make bad choices, which leads to catastrophic conclusion. Overall, both shows will leave you depressed and emotionally broken. 
report Recommended by Piromysl
Although there are a lot of positive things to say about Another and School Days, if there is one factor that brings them together, it is how silly they are unintentionally. I don't mean to bring the two in a negative light but they can sometimes be a bit ridiculous to the point of comedic level. Regardless, Another and School Days use students to make a somewhat realistic story in how students would go around messy situations. Another does this with the calamity causing monthly deaths, School Days does this with teenagers who just don't know how to love properly. Both are presumptuous psychological anime that  read more 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
School Days And Netsuzou TRap present relationship problems between the main characters such as cheating and keeping secrets from their partners. They also show the personal issues with each character, and have ecchi scenes in the form of 'practicing' for their partner. The concept is basically the same in both shows. (In Netsuzou for Takeda and in School Days for Kotonoha). 
report Recommended by neokarakos
Descent. All is good until the two protagonists make their life-changing choices which ultimately leads them down a path of internal conflict flourishing into destruction. Stories aren't the same with DN being a case of a prodigy making it his job to cleanse the world of its awful behaviour, School Days being a love story that has the MC fall into lust. Though both are still great original ideas that work well in presenting a dark scenario of two somewhat innocent people making very regrettable choices. Both are great stories focusing on how consuming a love for something can lead to the greatest downfall of a man.  read more 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
In both of these, a guy is building a harem. Depending on your definition of dark, both of these qualify. Both of these also work as "so bad its good". 
report Recommended by S5-Astraea
Both are romance/drama/harem shows where the main guy has trouble breaking up with girls and is very indecisive (School Days takes it to the extreme though). They both have somewhat unique art styles and are about equally good. The differences are that School Days is a bit darker and more mature, while Kimi no Iru Machi covers a broader time span. 
report Recommended by Asfaria
unlike school days that bring you to the path of destruction, golden time tend to give the audience the path of salvation that there is a second time. despite those difference I believe that you can tell that both of these series are good. there are some similarities to both of these series. they are romance anime, and at some point you'll get annoyed to the main male character just like "how could you do that ?" or something like that. you might also feel same atmosphere in both of them. *don't hope any sexual sceen on golden time :p 
report Recommended by Rendhart
Similarities: + Very mature romance stories about a guy has trouble deciding between girls + Both involve the guy getting involved in sexual activities with the girls but are not hentai Differences: - Nozoki Ana is much more explicit and only involves a love triangle whereas School Days is less explicit but involves more girls 
report Recommended by Asfaria
This story is a twist, never really know what would happen next, I think Air has that same affect but just not all the time like this anime... Truly amazing both are, but I dislike the way the characters turn out in this.... Really hate it...  
report Recommended by darkness231
The frequency of Risque scenes are about the same (Akane has Pantsu Shots while School days has.... Eroge scenes). The Love Triangle Aspect is very similar in terms of how the characters deal with it. The Main Character and Supporting Characters in both animies have the same Personalities if put side by side 
report Recommended by WTFDood
Another perfect example of why guys should never be to greedy. 
report Recommended by Metty
Also a romance story based on game. But if Yotsunoha has just a "happy end", School Days is more dramatic. 
report Recommended by Vilag
Mentally challenging girls harem, featuring breathtaking romance with large casualties. Loosely parodied role-playing genre games, most girls have their weapon of choice and battle to death for their prized boyfriend. 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
Same vibe, focusing on sexuality is a kinda realistic and direct way. Both have forced drama. Male lead characters are similar. 
report Recommended by nazsa
School days is an often maligned visual novel adaptation, however if your looking for a harem anime that mixes up the genre troops and one with a truly un-redeemable, extreme protagonist, then schools days is a much better candidate to Rent-a-Girlfriend.  
report Recommended by momentie
Both are based off video game series and both shared flawed characters and darkly themed storylines. 
report Recommended by Crow_Black
Both series feature characters in highschool more or less having fun, but tensions start to build up during the show and in the end things end up really bad for basically everyone involved. Both are an example of a school anime gone wrong. In School Days things go wrong because of the characters themselves, while in Danganronpa 3 Zetsubou-hen a person outside of the group causes everything to end up bad. 
report Recommended by wossname101
Both animes tell a story about character development and improvement, on one hand ichigo at the start cant do anything but at the final stage he can even beat Casper, and on the other School days main characters at the start hes only a noob doing what he does (+18) but ends up being pretty good at it. 
report Recommended by AlatakeR
I don't know why. But watching freezing vibration feels like school days. the atmosphere very similar. If you love mixed emotion anime go watch these two series. they have different plot but shares the same feels.  
report Recommended by Luuji222
In both series, there are main characters that you may get to dislike or even hate, due to their morally questionable choices. Also, both titles have a highly dramatic finale. If you are interested in seeing something else than the usual do gooders, and to see characters who give in to their greed and obsession, both titles may be for you. 
report Recommended by Estefan
both are well ummm Harems and well umm the two main girl characters are umm how do I say this ummmmm well.....rape in Kanokon so far and school days has ummm sexy - the Y and both are just screwed up. >_< 
report Recommended by stardustninja
Both shows seem generic (albeit slightly edgy) at first, but then the ending comes along, and it blows the rest of the show out of the water (in a bad way). Additionally, both shows are considered the absolute nadir of both their respective genre (harem for School Days, Panty fighter for Master of Martial Hearts), and both are absolutely despised by many people who have had the misfortune of seeing them. Chances are that those who enjoy one will enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by RoarkTenjouin
* Girl 1 is a yandere * Our MC has a secret crush on Girl 1 * Girl 2 helps MC get closer to Girl 1 * Girl 1 turns out to have feelings for MC as well * School harem -- Despite these similarities, School Days is a stark contrast to Renai Boukun which is a lighthearted, comedic, and nonsensical show you're not supposed to take seriously. 
report Recommended by smugasuka
Both start as a normal slice of life kind of anime but have a unexpected, traumatic ending. 
report Recommended by SirBlackCat
both school focused harem focused and equally horrible its hilarious as one another 
report Recommended by Crow_Black
Both are totally mind numbing..... 
report Recommended by Ivisire
Both of these school-themed animes are twisted in their own ways. However, the similarity is that while in the start, they both seem innocent, after a while (School Days takes a bit longer) it all starts to go downhill and you see the dark, hidden meaning. If you like cute mixed with horror, these two are for you.  
report Recommended by Neko_Netti
Cheaters Never Prosper!!... or do they? The Main character of each show while having a significant other tends to not be the best 'Other' behind closed curtains. A Lack of Self Control, acting on Instinct and being blind to potential consequences. While Peter Grill plays this off for laughs and comedy... School Days... well... not so much. 
report Recommended by J_Tea
love triangles can be really tricky to handle but both of these shows managed to get it perfectly! school days might be bit gore-ish & clanky at times, still it was done beautifully. hope ya have 𝓕𝓤𝓝 anyways!  
report Recommended by AC23
Yes, I will elaborate. School Days and Shitcom are honestly very misunderstood to the point of extreme disbelief. I do believe that both are very extreme but they share common ground on touching what is essentially our reality. School Days, a story of misfortune, betrayal, broken morals. Shitcom, a story of poop coming from the wrong places. The similarity between them is that they both are stories based on stuff that is very real, and very common. With both being extreme, however, they play into real-life scenarios that aren't far off our own. School Days doing this with high school relationships that are never always lovey-dovey,  read more 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both are horror and psychological school anime, but Higurashi is much better executed. 
report Recommended by Bloomberry
Guilty pleasure... This defines the way of looking at these works, as it has a weak script, poorly drawn teen characters in a very appealing story and that could only result in a terrible and bad ending and that you follow until the end whether out of curiosity or because of stubbornness, that will accompany you for a long time because it is not part of those stories just average that somehow are forgettable, no! They go beyond being just forgettable, they are part of that select group of something that is weak, awful and very bad and that is why they are good! Yes  read more 
report Recommended by Bluegentleman
- Characters face a similar ending. - There's a brief moment of redemption for each character. - The tone is similar, as it explores ethical values. - The ending is vastly different than expected/desired from the viewer. look, each anime goes from 0 to 100 real fast, so I'd check out one if you've seen the other. 
report Recommended by Kat38
Kanojo mo Kanojo is what School Days would be if Makoto wasn't a total skeez. Highly recommended if, for some reason, you want a more lighthearted take on NTR. 
report Recommended by Mokocchi_x3
The dramatization of courtship, love and romance is similar. Nothing straight forward making it difficult for a viewer to predict its outcome. Thoroughly enjoyable.  
report Recommended by dexturo
Quite possibly some of the most "worst" anime out there. The real similar quality between the two is how they both need to be driven through in one go as any long time may cause demotivation. Then comes some of the most controversial endings anime has to offer. Quite a few dumb characters here that make you want to stop living whenever you encounter them too. They are hard to sit through but they both have this same unique effect given off when all is said and done. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
School Days and Pure Mail take place in the same universe of 0verflow's visual novel franchise. Sawanaga Miki (Pure Mail) is a sister of Sawanaga Taisuke (School Days) canonically. The abusive father Sawagoe Tomaru had relations with several characters in the francise including incestuous ones. Both main male protagonists Ogata Kei (Pure Mail) and Itou Makoto (School Days) are his sons from different women. 
report Recommended by inim
The same plot where a boy is surrounded by many girls. The same type of love triangle. The main characters share the same personality: the boy is in love with a shy beautiful girl and asks for help to his friend which is a energetic girl that is in love with him. But, They differ a lot in the end, one has a happy end, other has a tragic end.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both are deconstruction attempts at their genres, blackmail hentai and harem ecchi respectively. Both do not succeed at that completely, yet still leave the viewer disturbed about their messed up stories. They share a similar plot twist towards the end and a similar character psychology and development. Neither of them has likeable characters, which in both cases probably is intended. Both contain sexual scenes, which however don't really feel "good and happy". Both have an "ugly" art style. 
report Recommended by inim
both shows start off seeming innocent and happy but as they go on the characters have to face confrontations with other characters, with themselves and the consequences of there actions. both shows are amazing and if you enjoyed one give the other a shot they were truly amazing and have beautiful stories to tell. 
report Recommended by sesgel
They both have crazy teens up to no good with knives in their hands. More importantly, Shigofumi and School Days do show students having pretty messed up lives a ton of which focuses on real-life tragic moments extrapolating all the way to school life. Shigofumi does this with the deaths of others making an impact on the living via the Shigofumi letters, in ways usually negative. School Days does this with a love story that turns into anything but, unfaithfulness and interceptions around every corner. Both are pretty well made psychological anime.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Surprisingly real stories. Two easily detestable stories that once you begin to look deep into, you will understand that they are not far from events in our world. Both have some very disturbing and uncomfortable features played out but they hold water in representing some of this world. Although you may engage in hating this for superficial reasons, it should be noted that there are more than meets the eye. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both became infamous somehow. Criticized everywhere, hated online, and subject of many f-word, anime industry at its best. Story-wise nothing is much similar. For exact comments on why it is hated please ask the haters themselves. The so-called haters are available online for your convenience. 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
Don't get fooled! There's more to it than what meets your eyes. At first they might look like your usual cutesy series with the characters in both series following their own typical lives. However that's wrong. They're both seinen, so be sure to expect deep themes. They're both about main characters striving for something minor. Whether it's a girl or a dream they will work hard for it. They realize that they cannot do it alone so they will involve someone who'll be a core part for their future decision. Along the way they will have to make decisions such as if they value their  read more 
report Recommended by GiantQAACSleier
constant jealously and sex, expect school days is purely a mellodrama 
report Recommended by reluctantbeeswax
Both anime's stories are mainly driven by a love triangle. They both also have the word "School" in their titles too. 
report Recommended by Animalfaps
-Both animes focuses very deeply into the story that involves love triangles and one-sided love as well as problems surrounding it. -School Life/Drama 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
-Both involve a guy who likes a girl, and the friend of hers helps him out, however secretly, the girl likes the main guy as well -Very similar except Ajimu is more happier than School days 
report Recommended by iNinjeek
Both have Love triangles but Schools Days is for a more mature audience and Suzuka is not 
report Recommended by Mi-Chan22
School Days is the modern version of Genji Monogatari Sennenki. Both main characters commits adultery on more than four different females and later gets punished. 
report Recommended by Mayuka
If you can stomach Gantz, you can stomach School days 
report Recommended by Heatwave111
Both series start off fairly innocuously, but the numerous dysfunctions in the characters and their relationships begin to wear on as the stories continue. Finally, it reaches a point where everybody is unlikable for a large number of reasons. 
report Recommended by Inushinde
Both are harems with the same male lead voice actor (Daisuke Hirakawa). Omamori Himari is more of a romantic comedy while School Days is more like a soap oprera. 
report Recommended by Jackster27
-Both animes involves love problems as the main plot. -Slice of life/Drama 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
-Both animes involves love problems as the main plot. -School Life/Drama 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
-Both animes focuses very deeply into the story that involves love triangles and one-sided love as well as problems surrounding it. -School Life/Drama 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
these 2 animes are very similar in the fact that they both start soft and then take a dramaric turn that'll leave u suprised the one thing i can say after waching these 2 anime is that love makes u do crazyyy things 
report Recommended by SakuraSweetHeart
Even though this animes have nothing a like it just that some characters are similar like Himeji/ Kotonoha= both are super cute, shy big chested girls with a horrible cooking Minami/ Sekai= both are tomboyish, flat chested girls (who complains about it) but are good at cookings. Himeji and Minami/ Sekai and Kotonoha= are really good friends but they are both in love with the same guy. On both animes there is a pool episode. Both have ecchi. Although baka to test is more comedy and school days is more drama. 
report Recommended by krynger20
-Both animes focuses very deeply into the story that involves love triangles and one-sided love as well as problems surrounding it. -School Life 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Not just because both series involves school stories. Both series start in the same way, but both take different destinies. Both series have a main character (Otonashi / Makoto), who is very close of the cheerful girl (Yurippe / Sekai). The main character is interested in a passive girl (Kanade / Kotonoha).But that last point creates the difference between both series. The Angel Beat plot shows Otonashi being very distant from Kanade, but he starts to me more close to her. By the other hand, School Days plot show Makoto being very close to Kotonoha, but he starts to be more distant to her. Both  read more 
report Recommended by krsp
A lot of characters and their relationships are alike. Well, at least in the first half. 
report Recommended by Solskin
Both include some sort of Harem. Only 2 "significant" male roles for each. Quite a bit of fanservice for each. Both have really weird and random stories that may anger some people. I hate both of these to my very core and hope that both of them die in a fire.  
report Recommended by PyraXadon
From first glance, Rideback seems to be fun-spirited for the most part. But similar to School Days, it escalates QUICKLY into something intense, shocking, and screwed up.  
report Recommended by lampshades120
You want another depressing plot with an a*****e as the MC? Then try this one. It comes with the added bonus of having an actually consistent story writing, but be warned the ending is very... peculiar. 
report Recommended by Ishikami
Nice Goat - Nice Boat Both have episode about nothing with real-life scene in there. 
report Recommended by Pitgram
Both have romance,school and blood. enough said xD  
report Recommended by RoGv3
Two girls like the same guy. Both are dark and dramatic.  
report Recommended by helloisabelle
School Days is similar to Vicious because of the dark progression in the story lines. 
report Recommended by requiem234
For those interested in tragic love triangles, "School Days" and "Kataku" / "House of Flames" both touch upon this subject. Also, in these two anime, there exists a situation where a man forces himself upon a woman in moments of desperation. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
School Days is extremely similar to this anime I'd be surprised if no one notices. They both deal with serious issues and they both send that message out very clearly. Both stories start out very nicely and then takes a huge twist, some of you might think it's gross while others (like myself) will think they're masterpieces. For Koi Kaze I didn't give it a 10/10 because it wasn't an anime I'd recommend to any normal person they'd probably think it would be boring and give up about 3 episodes in while School Days you'd always be on the edge of your seat but if  read more 
report Recommended by Quyen22
Both have two girls fighting for a boy. In school days, the boy want the girls, in kiss x sis, the boy didnt want they. 
report Recommended by bereta002
Kaede, Sia, Nerine and Asa were Rin´s best friends when they were child, when they grow up, everyone of them gets in love with Rin and well, Primula meets Rin and after he gives her a kitty toy gets in love with him too. We could say that this is another Harem. 
report Recommended by Ushiromiya-Michi
both series deal with the more serious and painful side of high school romance 
report Recommended by shinigamidono
YANDERE! Both feature girls who are CRAZY in love! ;D 
report Recommended by XanthReborn
Romance, School life, Love, Feelings and then there is certainly the unexpected ending (if you include Kokoro Connect - Michi Random). Ohh and don't forget the one girl beeing totally misunderstood and her feelings beeing constantly trampled over. 
report Recommended by _INTER_
-Both animes focuses very deeply into the story that involves love triangles and one-sided love as well as problems surrounding it. -School Life/Drama 
report Recommended by MagicFlier