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Yeah, by reading the title of this topic, y'all probably guessed what I'm about to discussed. So....first of all....WHY?????

I love the series, don't get me wrong. The character development was 5/5 but their personality all as an individual sucks balls!! I was like..."Don't you have any self-worth and self-love???! Especially the girls that constantly swarms around Itou!!" I was really emotionally drained and frustrated by the end of the series... I know something like this happens all the time around the world...and so I thought this series was more of a reality check. However, punched me right in the gut and then knifed me a few more times and killed me right on the spot (see where I'm getting at??)...

Right, so character development was overall a success, I think the reason why this anime series was successful in its own right is because it got all/most viewers to have a strong hatred towards in by the end of the series, which is what the directors or screenwriters of this anime wanted to achieve in the end. Well...There you have it, you've all finally achieved the many souls of viewers who came across this 'masterpiece'. For this anime, you either f*cking hate it OR you appreciate it. There's nothing more to it, it's not funny either so by the end of it, I was honestly fuming...I even decided to take a goddamn shower to cool off...I'm quite a sensitive one when it comes to emotions, the injustice of the world and its corruptions. Honestly, it was entirely my fault though for now reading the goddamn reviews before watching this f*cking series. I genuinely thought this anime was going to be a love story with much passion as I am...yes a hopeless romantic as they call it....but after watching this anime, I don't think I can look at the world the same way again....I've been mentally and emotionally scarred and I do not plan on watching this anime ever in my life again. Once is enough for waking me up to something as real as what we face in life. I don't think I can take another blow of sudden escalations of emotions, plot line and character again...not as severe as this anime.

Since I've admitted to being dead without a soul at this point...do you guys mind recommending me some helpless romance, comedy and/or ecchi series that I could potentially learn to fall in love with again....I need it bad...I need to get my soul back or else I think I'm actually going to blow up anytime soon...
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You could always play the School Days visual novel and get the light-hearted romantic endings to soothe your pain with the story. /shrug
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School days is sick
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Posted 4/3/17 , edited 4/4/17
School Days is legendarily bad but there is a lot worse stuff out there.

Go watch the Usagi Drop anime. Just stay away from anything else in the series. That will heal you.
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Lmao go watch Konosuba or the first few episodes of Stiens;Gate.

The only thing I give Skool Dayz an ounce of merit in is it's art style and characters (not including Makoto).
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I thought this is where Grave of the Fireflies was worst in that regard. The war played second fiddle in the second half, and it goes downhill. Seita is forced to steal, but he will not apologize to his aunt, who had only complained about Seita not working or helping around the house. Instead of getting a coming of age story, we get a poorly done war tragedy, where the starvation was a result of Seita's complete ineptitude to caring for his younger sister, leading to her death.

It is less a war story but that of parental neglect, which transcends war era and happens everywhere. This voids its own purpose by not focusing on wartime conditions, but the ignoring of them. Seita isn't hallucinating. He is just being irresponsible.

And he is suppose to invoke sympathy.

Fucking what?


Anyhoo, School Days both fails and succeed in that regard. Contempt for him is not nearly as strong or as deeply felt when we compare him to, say, Griffith. As far as the psychologically tag goes, everyone has way little intelligence and exaggerated emotion, per how melodrama works these days. It is similar to watching The Jerry Springer Show in that regard, because having people be extremely stupid is not entertaining for most of us in the slightest, nor is it all that educational.

People say this is how teenagers would act, in real life or in a harem situation, but this is ultimately a puerile and cynical take on adolescence.

Makoto played his role well, dimensional or not, but Katsura and Sekai do not have that much depth or were compelling people, even in the visual novel. In any case, Katsura's breakdown was too unrealistic. In the novel, she breaks down near the end, but she barely got into a relationship without much joy before he cheats. Contrary to popular belief, most people do not fall hard before the first date, yet she is goes into a catatonic state where she ends up rape by Taisuke.

If I went into a relationship and she was a cheater early on, I would not be that butthurt. I barely knew her.

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