History YMMV / SchoolDays

29th Aug '17 8:47:53 PM PrincessGwen
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** For some reason people didn't take the seriousness of the drama and murders [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cJEqk_5OVI&feature=related all too serious.]] And the creators are perfectly okay with laughing at themselves too, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU-pZ0ozBG8&feature=related or so it seems.]]

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** For some reason people didn't take the seriousness of the drama and murders [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cJEqk_5OVI&feature=related all too serious.seriously.]] And the creators are perfectly okay with laughing at themselves too, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU-pZ0ozBG8&feature=related or so it seems.]]



* RealityIsUnrealistic: Many who dislike the show have cited the unlikeable characters and the IdiotPlot as reasons for why they've hated it. Some who enjoy the show have actually cited these things as reasons for ''why'' they like it, as the main character's [[YourCheatingHeart refusal to remain faithful to his girlfriend]] coupled with his ReallyGetsAround nature is something that many men, especially in this day and age, unfortunately do to their partners.
20th Aug '17 5:46:59 AM Anddrix
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''Film/FatalAttraction'' The {{Anime}}.
15th Aug '17 5:08:51 PM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''Film/FatalAttraction'' The {{Anime}}.
6th Jul '17 8:29:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Yuki for numerous reasons. The main reason is that he's the NiceGuy to Makoto's {{Jerkass}} personality and probably the OnlySaneMan that is GenreSavvy enough to realize what's going on. He can call Sekai out on everything she's done to Kotohana and punch Makoto for being a dick. Finally [[spoiler: he's the cross dresser that many guys have deemed more attractive than the girls of this series]].

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** Yuki for numerous reasons. The main reason is that he's the NiceGuy to Makoto's {{Jerkass}} personality and probably the OnlySaneMan that is GenreSavvy enough to realize realizes what's going on. He can call Sekai out on everything she's done to Kotohana and punch Makoto for being a dick. Finally [[spoiler: he's the cross dresser that many guys have deemed more attractive than the girls of this series]].



* LoveItOrHateIt: Many see the anime as a complete train wreck of a show hampered by an IdiotPlot and an [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy extremely unlikeable cast of characters]]. Others find charm in the series in how it takes the various tropes seen in the Harem genre and deconstructs them mercilessly.
17th Apr '17 3:04:22 AM eschlowx
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** The anime as a whole can make you feel this way, especially as it reaches its climax. By the end, there is not a single character who is not loathsome in some way or the other. Kotonoha is probably the most sympathetic as, up until the last few episodes, she is never overtly malicious to anyone, while everyone around her treats her pretty horribly. However, the extent of her violent {{Yandere}} behavior at the end more or less erases any sympathy you might have for her.
3rd Apr '17 11:35:33 AM SurroundedByPerverts
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* HilariousInHindsight: Possibly the ''mother of all of them'': Creator/DaisukeHirakawa (Makoto's [=VA=]) also voiced [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Will Turner]] and the way how he ends his story in the films is similar in the same way how Makoto ends his own's... [[spoiler: except Will is now the captain of his own '''NICE BOAT''' and ''he does get the girl'' (and has a kid with her), contrasting how Makoto ends here, when not only he doesn't get the girl (and their supposed unborn kid either didn't exist or died with her), he also ends in a ''NICE BOAT''... [[OffWithHisHead with only his head inside of it]].]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: Possibly the ''mother of all of them'': Creator/DaisukeHirakawa (Makoto's [=VA=]) also voiced [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Will Turner]] and the way how he ends his story in the films is similar in the same way how Makoto ends his own's... [[spoiler: except Will is now the captain of his own '''NICE BOAT''' and ''he does get the girl'' (and has a kid with her), contrasting how Makoto ends here, when not only he doesn't get the girl (and their supposed unborn kid either didn't exist or died with her), he also ends in a ''NICE BOAT''... [[OffWithHisHead with only his head inside of it]].]]



** Makoto: Pick your poison, but one good choice is [[spoiler: tongue-kissing Kotonoha in front of Sekai just to hammer the point home that they're through...when she's (apparently) pregnant with his baby!]]
*** In the Cross Days manga adaptation, he manages to be an even bigger asshole than the anime made him out to be. Not only he brags about dating both Kotonoha and Sekai with no regards for the former's feeling, he also tries to rape Roka after she decides to confess her feelings to Yuuki.

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** Makoto: Pick your poison, but one good choice is [[spoiler: tongue-kissing Kotonoha in front of Sekai just to hammer the point home that they're through... when she's (apparently) pregnant with his baby!]]
*** In the Cross Days ''Cross Days'' manga adaptation, he manages to be an even bigger asshole than the anime made him out to be. Not only he brags about dating both Kotonoha and Sekai with no regards for the former's feeling, he also tries to rape Roka after she decides to confess her feelings to Yuuki.



** Taisuke: [[spoiler:Raping Kotonoha when she's at her lowest point.]] And if we include Cross Days, [[spoiler: sexually abusing ''and'' blackmailing Yuuki.]]

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** Taisuke: [[spoiler:Raping Kotonoha when she's at her lowest point.]] And if we include Cross Days, ''Cross Days'', [[spoiler: sexually abusing ''and'' blackmailing Yuuki.]]



** Nanami and Hikari: In the one of the routes, we have them Threathening Kotonoha, and helping Otome and her posse with their bullying of Kotonoha by spreading rumors about Kotonoha being a [[ReallyGetsAround "pheromone girl"]], [[spoiler: and also the ones who tipped the 4 of them about Kotonoha's lunchbox so the could step over it as mentioned above. And they also plotted to have the entire sports club help them make Kotonoha even more miserable]]. All to drive her away from Makoto [[ShipperOnDeck so Sekai can be with him.]] It backfired spetacularly on them, however, in which, [[spoiler: should Makoto choose to stop Otome's posse from bullying Kotonoha, Makoto goes TranquilFury on all of them before cutting all of his bonds with Sekai]]. Even worse, [[spoiler:if Makoto never finds out about the bullying, it leads directly to the infamous "Bloody End," where Kotonoha murders Sekai in broad daylight]].

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** Nanami and Hikari: In the one of the routes, we have them Threathening threathening Kotonoha, and helping Otome and her posse with their bullying of Kotonoha by spreading rumors about Kotonoha being a [[ReallyGetsAround "pheromone girl"]], [[spoiler: and also the ones who tipped the 4 of them about Kotonoha's lunchbox so the could step over it as mentioned above. And they also plotted to have the entire sports club help them make Kotonoha even more miserable]]. All to drive her away from Makoto [[ShipperOnDeck so Sekai can be with him.]] It backfired spetacularly on them, however, in which, [[spoiler: should Makoto choose to stop Otome's posse from bullying Kotonoha, Makoto goes TranquilFury on all of them before cutting all of his bonds with Sekai]]. Even worse, [[spoiler:if Makoto never finds out about the bullying, it leads directly to the infamous "Bloody End," where Kotonoha murders Sekai in broad daylight]].



** The two heroines of Cross Days, Roka and Ai suffers this as well. With Roka being targeted because of her routes is too "straightforward"(despite that it's very likely intentional as Yuuki is true to his name in those routes instead of resorting to somewhat more manipulative ways in Makoto's routes) while Ai's because of her willingness to break Makoto and Kotonoha aparts and get pregnant with Yuuki's child and her MadLove status which fans seem to disregard that it's partly Yuuki's fault(which he decide to take his responsibility of in "Only Love and Courage") or that in true route she decide to not blame it on Yuuki and lets him be happy with Roka.

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** The two heroines of Cross Days, Roka and Ai suffers this as well. With Roka being targeted because of her routes is too "straightforward"(despite that it's very likely intentional as Yuuki is true to his name in those routes instead of resorting to somewhat more manipulative ways in Makoto's routes) while Ai's because of her willingness to break Makoto and Kotonoha aparts and get pregnant with Yuuki's child and her MadLove status which fans seem to disregard that it's partly Yuuki's fault(which Yuki's fault (which he decide to take his responsibility of in "Only Love and Courage") or that in true route she decide to not blame it on Yuuki and lets him be happy with Roka.



*** Pretty much sank all the School Days games into FridgeHorror, as thanks to him, half the possible love interests of School Days (including main heroine Sekai) are Makoto's ''cousins''. Not to mention the horrifyingly incestuous TangledFamilyTree of the ''entire 0verflow universe''.
*** And much more. He might as well be a HateSink [[UpToEleven by this series' standards.]]

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*** Pretty much sank all the School Days games into FridgeHorror, as thanks to him, half the possible love interests of School Days (including main heroine Sekai) are Makoto's ''cousins''. Not to mention the horrifyingly incestuous TangledFamilyTree of the ''entire 0verflow [=0verflow=] universe''.
*** And much more. He might as well be a HateSink [[UpToEleven by this series' standards.]] standards]].
3rd Apr '17 11:31:51 AM SurroundedByPerverts
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** Is Makoto just a poor guy who got caught up in the thrill of having [[ChickMagnet so many women willing to sleep with him]], that he lost sight of what was really important? Or is he a {{Jerkass}} who cared for nothing but [[ItsAllAboutMe his own pleasure]], and [[spoiler: only went back to Kotonoha because she was the only one besides Sekai who would take him]]? The fact that his Manga Character is VASTLY different from his Anime Character doesn't help.

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** Is Makoto just a poor guy who got caught up in the thrill of having [[ChickMagnet so many women willing to sleep with him]], that he lost sight of what was really important? Or is he a {{Jerkass}} who cared for nothing but [[ItsAllAboutMe his own pleasure]], and [[spoiler: only went back to Kotonoha because she was the only one besides Sekai who would take him]]? The fact that his Manga Character is VASTLY different from his Anime Character anime character doesn't help.



** Also, Kotonoha herself. It's strongly implied in some media that she had some degree of mental/emotional unstability, not helped by the bullying she goes through at school [[spoiler: and sexual abuse in some paths]], and therefore she clings to Makoto because he's the first person outside of her family who seems to want to be with her. However, said "clinginess" can also bring very nasty sides, with at least two VERY bloody bad endings coming from her despair upon being set aside... and yet one of Sekai's paths also state that she can potentially be VERY manipulative, [[spoiler: and in ''Cross Days'' she can go further and murder ''persons totally unrelated to the plot'', like Yuuki's older sister. Although in this case, Kotonoha was looking for "Yu", and Chie lied saying she was "Yu" so she could protect her brother.]] The aforementioned manipulative side could also be another result of her mental/emotional unstability. Also, in the infamous "bloody ending", after murdering Sekai, Kotonoha snaps out of her {{Yandere}} side and has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment, so there might be more to it that it looks at first.

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** Also, Kotonoha herself. It's strongly implied in some media that she had some degree of mental/emotional unstability, not helped by the bullying she goes through at school [[spoiler: and sexual abuse in some paths]], and therefore she clings to Makoto because he's the first person outside of her family who seems to want to be with her. However, said "clinginess" can also bring very nasty sides, with at least two VERY bloody bad endings coming from her despair upon being set aside... and yet one of Sekai's paths also state that she can potentially be VERY manipulative, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and in ''Cross Days'' she can go further and murder ''persons totally unrelated to the plot'', like Yuuki's older sister. Although in this case, Kotonoha was looking for "Yu", and Chie lied saying she was "Yu" so she could protect her brother.]] The aforementioned manipulative side could also be another result of her mental/emotional unstability. Also, in the infamous "bloody ending", after murdering Sekai, Kotonoha snaps out of her {{Yandere}} side and has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment, so there might be more to it that it looks at first.



** The "Timeless Melody" froms Cross Days which plays on Makoto's best ending, Roka's better endings or Roka's bad ending/ Ai's good ending.

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** The "Timeless Melody" froms Cross Days from ''Cross Days'' which plays on Makoto's best ending, Roka's better endings or Roka's bad ending/ Ai's good ending.



* DesignatedVillain: Sekai can be seen as one in Cross Days. Yuuki's accuses of her seducing Makoto away from Kotonoha, but background events make it clear that Cross Days follows up from the path in School Days that had Sekai deliberately try to ''[[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy distance]]'' herself from Kotonoha and Makoto because she didn't want to get between them, and it was ''Makoto'' who went after Sekai to express his feelings for her. And since she never does anything particularly villainous in the rest of the story, Yuuki's animosity towards her comes across as misguided at best, and overly cruel at worst.

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* DesignatedVillain: Sekai can be seen as one in Cross Days. ''Cross Days''. Yuuki's accuses of her seducing Makoto away from Kotonoha, but background events make it clear that Cross Days ''Cross Days'' follows up from the path in School Days ''School Days'' that had Sekai deliberately try to ''[[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy distance]]'' herself from Kotonoha and Makoto because she didn't want to get between them, and it was ''Makoto'' who went after Sekai to express his feelings for her. And since she never does anything particularly villainous in the rest of the story, Yuuki's animosity towards her comes across as misguided at best, and overly cruel at worst.


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** The knowledge that [[spoiler:Makoto is closely related to most of his love interests via their descent from Tomaru Sawagoe and his incestuous relationships]] makes a lot of the H-scenes extremely {{squick}}y in hindsight.
19th Dec '16 9:27:03 PM Rainbowdash55
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** The VisualNovel DownerEnding theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDqeUjt6dxg "Kanashimi no Mukou e"]], [[spoiler:which plays during Makoto and Sekai's deaths]].

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** The VisualNovel DownerEnding theme [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDqeUjt6dxg com/watch?v=aQ3Xs86Io00 "Kanashimi no Mukou e"]], [[spoiler:which plays during Makoto and Sekai's deaths]].
18th Dec '16 11:46:21 PM Wuz
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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame:
** The first and the only thing that most people know about the show is its ending.
** Most people tend to be unaware of the visual novel series behind the anime. When they do, pretty much all they know about that besides everything in ''School Days'' is that there's a guy called Tomaru Sawagoe in it and he created an entire TangledFamilyTree by himself.
18th Dec '16 11:44:34 PM Wuz
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** Most people tend to be unaware of the visual novel series behind the anime. When they do, pretty much all they know about besides everything in ''School Days'' that is that there's a guy called Tomaru Sawagoe in it and he created an entire TangledFamilyTree by himself.

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** Most people tend to be unaware of the visual novel series behind the anime. When they do, pretty much all they know about that besides everything in ''School Days'' that is that there's a guy called Tomaru Sawagoe in it and he created an entire TangledFamilyTree by himself.
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