Friday, July 6, 2007

July 2007 New Anime: School Days (!!!!!!!!)

Genres: School Love Story/Light Comedy/Tragedy(?)
I've watched: 1 episode
Art Style: Common
Recommended to: People like this genres, or people liked this game
Recommendation level: Don't miss a thing
Summary: A girl happened to be her secret admirer's secret admirer. The girl sitting next to the guy helped to hook them up. However, she is his secret admirer as well. The trinagle love affair begins to unfold.
Rating - first impression: 4.5 out of 5 (ok, don't rely on this score too much, there are influences other than this anime)
Personal comments: School Days originally was a video game. It was the first fully animated and voiced dating game. The game itself is devided into 6 episodes. I was quite obsessed with this game because it has a very interesting story line. Depending on how you handle the situation, the endings of the game range from both girl being the guy's lover to one of the girl stabs the guy and jumping off the building. I have seen almost every path along the game. I'm very curious to see which path the anime picks. Compare to the game, the anime has much better and smoother art work (of course!). The first episode, so far has been almost complete identical to the first episode. The difference is that the anime has introducted much more comedic elements which would be hard for the game to implement. I think they did very well, at least for the first episode.

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