School Days & Higurashi no Naku Koro ni KaiJuly 11, 2007
The first episode of School Days is rather stereotype (the theme can be easily guessed from the title) with an animation quality that, while not looking too bad at any time, always has the feeling that it could be better somehow. But I think that it has some potential because of the unusual fast developing relationship, the infamous bad endings of the original computer game and the little hints for some plot twists (like Makoto’s violent snapping on the roof). But I don’t think that it will become a second Higurashi no Naku Koro ni like
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
should become in short time. Okay, not much happened in the first episode and the animation quality is again nothing to brag about (especially the noses felt a bit off), but I’m pretty sure that the atmosphere of the first season will re-established soon enough. Much more questions, answers, psycho-ness, blood and plot-holes are to be expected.