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Is School Days a masterpiece?
Posted 12/30/15 , edited 12/30/15

hpulley wrote:


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hpulley wrote:

Yes, absolutely. This shows what happens when the MC does them all which people often ask for in a harem. Show them School Days and they will never ask for that type of harem show ever again.


BULLSHIT. What people ask is Polygamy. What Makoto did was no a harem/polygamy thing. What he did was being a whore. He lie and the bitches are just has bad has him.
Also we all ready got harems where the MC does everybody and this didn't happen. Stupid MC with a bunch of bitches who are more stupid than him. Lies and betrayal cause this.

My response was in jest but if you are going to be like this, there is no point in discussing anything with you. Too bad, Crunchyroll forums used to be a good place to talk about such things. No more.


You are running away from the discussion. I didn't call you names or anything. I call out your opinion or jest. So your reaction is overkill.
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Posted 12/30/15
School Days the Anime is alright at best.


School Days the Visual Novel though is pretty good.
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Posted 12/30/15 , edited 12/30/15

Stonewolfe wrote:

School Days the Anime is alright at best.


School Days the Visual Novel though is pretty good.


Although it was pretty slow paced at some points. Especially at that certain bad ending at the beach.
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Posted 12/30/15
Ostensibly, it's probably not "bad". It just made me mad when I watched it. And it wasn't even only Makoto that made me angriest, it was all the other characters in the series acting like asses to Kotonoha. The fact that not a single character in the series is likeable is a bad thing.
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Posted 12/30/15
Pretty much, yeah.


Great deconstruction of the harem genre and various anime tropes.


Beyond that, it is a compelling story itself, with fascinating characters. Makoto is a great character because he is just as selfish as people with certain lifestyle beliefs are, just as depraved, and the series doesn't shy away from showing the shallowness of himself and his culture which allows for such behaviour. Every character is compromised by their own moral flaws and it never feels like things are occurring just because the narrative demands it, and it doesn't take a Sigmund Freud to understand 99% of the hate is people realizing they were, are, or could be no different than Makoto or any of the other characters.
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Posted 12/30/15 , edited 12/30/15
Honestly and seriously, though, I thought it was better than a lot of people give it credit for. I wouldn't call it a masterpiece, but not because I think it's bad. That would be because I think the title of "masterpiece" is one that should be reserved for anime that become lastingly iconic and significant for decades to come or which radically break new ground in the medium. I suspect that in a decade people will hardly remember School Days, though I enjoy it and think that it's worthy of more praise than it gets.
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What is a Masterpiece?

A Master is a visionary capable of materializing his own vision while currently expanding our own.

Sometimes, as in the case of Michelangelo's statue of the Virgin Mary holding her dying son - 'The Pieta' - this is a masterpiece that is simply perfect in the same way a rose is perfect, nothing could be added nor anything done to improve it.

A Masterpiece is the work of an artist who has been absorbed by the spirit of his/her times and can transform a personal experience into a universal one. Masterpieces make us forget the artists, and instead direct our attention to the artists works. We may wonder how a particular work was executed, but for the time being we are transposed, so deeply brought into this creation that our consciousness is actually expanded.

You know when you've encountered a masterpiece because it stays with you for the rest of your life.

Although there are differentiating criteria on the exact elements involved in selecting a masterpiece, there are common qualities that every masterpiece shares. Some sort of feeling must be evoked, whether it's curiosity, awe, or disgust. There should be style, technique, balance, and harmony. It is helpful to discuss perspective and form, but still, this would not describe that elusive element essential to any moving work, and motive is another important factor.

A masterpiece serves as a window to the past. The Greco-Roman period has given us great works that have miraculously survived intact through the ages. Sculptures depicting the human form such as the Roman Discobolos or powerful winged goddesses like the Greek Nike of Samothrace—are vivid examples of the importance beauty, strength, movement, and athletic ability played in Classical times. We may not know who the masters were, but their mastery communicates universal values that have not faded with the passage of time.


Yes. It is infact a masterpiece. However, it misses out on one criteria. It does not serve as a window into the past, however it's theme is as old and historical as it is theological and controverting.
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Posted 12/30/15
School Days is a masterpiece all right... for all the wrong reasons, that is. If there is anything that does an excellent job of being as bad as possible, this one sure goes all-out for that.
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Posted 12/30/15
It wasn't as bad as I had expected it to be tbh....
In a way I feel that School days does a good job in making you like the mc at one point and at another hate him.
I'm not sure if I would call it a masterpiece tho.
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I wouldnt necessarily consider it a masterpiece... just created in a way that makes you want to know more and more about what happens. I didn't really like it but I also didn't hate it. So why did I continue watching it? Probably for the same reason as most people which was because of curiosity on what would happen with the scum-bag Makoto. But boy was I not expecting that ending!
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Posted 12/31/15
Picking up the VN in hardcopy along with my next batch of DVDs.
Can't wait to mess up the harem route.
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Posted 12/31/15
I didn't really like it all that much, I kinda got bored after a few episodes but I still decided to watch it all the way to the end. Only the last few episodes were good after the ''incident'' happened but overall I though it was boring to be honest.
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