well this was a OK OVA about the main series school days. you have 3 girls who like the main character and one overly helpful mom and one crazy little girl. this was certainly a little different than the theme of the main story(they kept the knifes).
the story is pretty much about girls giving chocolates to mokoto for valentines day.
I still say that the art and sound is good each given 7. So, now basically, they made this anime much more funnier and more enjoyable than compared to the anime itself. I love it when Makoto gets tortured by girls who gave him chocolate.
However, the fact remains is that I am still not symapthetic towards all the characters in School Days. Nice try but no win. 2/10
Like the another OVA of title, "Magical Heart Kokoro-chan", this is comedy. Unlike it, this isn't funny. You can say, "plot isn't so stupid and childish like MHKC, so why it's should be worse?" Because seeming seriousness completely ruins all its attempts to be funny, while the stupidity (the real one, not flashy as in MHKC) doesn't let to perceive it like a sensible story. In the end there is my favourite tune of title name inserted (no other word for this), which is the keynote, the summary of the original series, the expression of all the mood, all the characters hopes and aspirations... And
it makes no sense, since OVA has no hopes, no aspirations, no mood but the silliest one.
The bottom line — Valentine Days is filler episode outside a series. It's not clear what this been done for, but if you've been so attached to the characters that any parting makes you suffer, this would fit as another dose... But how long can you stand it?
It's supposed to be lighthearted and comical but under the surface bubbles the same sinister feeling of the original School Days. That may be because although the story is told through Valentine's chocolates the characters, their motivations and their behavior remain roughly the same. You pretty much have the same story told in 18 minutes. Does it end in the same manner? Pretty much. You'll see.
It' self-aware, filled with tropes and a strange counter-point to the original. Genius.
Pretty cool Makoto quotes in here as well. An odd way to finish up your time with School Days but it works.
I feel kind of obligated to give a small explanation about this OVA since it seems nobody else did it before.
This OVA isn't part of the main series and although it's the same setting and the same characters, this Episode wouldn't fit into the main story at all.
You could say this is kind of an alternative to the story or maybe a nightmare that Makoto Itou is having? The nightmare thingy might be the best explanation to it since his conscious might feel guilty.
All in all, this wasn't as funny, it was just creepy and a little awkward and the purpose to
it is, that it's just a little (bad) extra for the School Days Fans.
If you're not as obsessed with School Days and didn't like the main story as much, don't waste your time on this.
Why it doesn't fit into the story:
- according to Nanami Kanroji in the main series, Otome Kato and Sekai Saionji haven't known each other before other than being in gym class together - in this OVA it looks like they've known each other very well and they're at least good friends
- Otome bullies Kotonoha Katsura, so why would she even invite Otome to the hot spring? Even given that this might be after they all went to the pool, why would Otome be part of it?
- did Makoto Itou ever meet Sekai's Mother? She never appeared in the main Story and her appearance in the OVA is just awkward
- the timeline doesn't fit, even if this would be after the swimming pool incidence, it would mean that it now must be summer or fall, but valentines is in February
- also, a new school year starts in spring, this is when Sekai and Makoto get seated together and the main story ends when it's Christmas... there is no way that all of them could've experienced valentines like this together, given that some of them didn't even know each other
Well, the OVA has its flaws... maybe a little too many of them and you might find even more when you dig enough through the story.
I was a little disappointed, since I watched the whole main series again just for the OVA....
I gave this one a pretty low rating, at least as far as my ratings go. There didn't really seem to be an ending that really finished off the story, plus, after finishing the series, this side story seemed out of place or something. I liked the opening theme song as I usually enjoy it, and the ending theme song was okay. The characters really have never been considered very special to me, and I honestly hate some of them. I mainly watched this because I was bored. If you love School Days, then yeah, watch it, but otherwise, it's just kind of something to
do when you are very bored. Don't really expect alot out of it.
First time making reviews for an anime series that is by far one of my least favorite anime but still fascinating enough to discuss to the fullest and watch the OVAs.
The story itself just made its parent series look gruesome (which is was) since this OVA was adding to the comical effect. The fact it starts out in a hotsprings and the boys (one who is a rapist and the other a pimp) are just simply stupid idiots in this one and goes as far as to make them funny and makes the audience feel sorry for Makoto (for the first time) since it is
this time- the girls making things had for Makoto to choose.
Art/Sound: all the same in the general look of the entire series. The black magic chocolates and tentacles (seriously Japan...seriously) and the demon girls just made things funny yet still held onto the creepiness of the anime.
The characters: There is a parent in this one- although she too acts without sense...like mother like daughter. And the sister of Kotonoha gets involved- again as to why is beyond thought. Again 2-Dimensional, but for an OVA they were just being funny and needed nothing else.
Overall:Funny- another break from the evil dark side of the series and more brain soap.