I’m very conflicted about this. First of all, this anime (Japanese animation), like all animes I have seen, is not for children. Let me repeat that: it’s definitely not for children (or kodomo as the perverted Japanese say). It’s probably not even suitable for adults. It is one of the vilest programs to ever be broadcast anywhere at any time, so it might be dangerous just to bring attention to it.
Let me start again. The first time I wrote about anime, it was about a sick little show called Higurashi no Naku something something something. Whatever. A better name would be Higurashi no Watchi. It inspired the piece that parents everywhere have praised, Anime Encourages Murder. Due to an anime caused axe murder, an episode of the violent snuff show Higurashi no Watchi was delayed. But it was not the only murder inspiring anime that was postponed. So was the final episode of another title deceptively called “School Days.” Slice of life school drama? No. It’s a slice of flesh pervert fest topped off with buckets of blood. No joke.
Because the reaction to the original investigative report was so positive, I went undercover once again into the seamy world of illegal fansubs to learn more about this other anime. And at first I was fascinated, then disgusted and then shocked beyond belief. Finally I vomited, overwhelmed and disgusted by the craven debauchery and sheer violence. Then I prayed for guidance and cleansing of my soul. School Days is just about the sickest thing ever dreamed up. But I’m conflicted.
School Days does educate the viewer about what horrors pre-marital sex can and is likely cause, but at what price? It just might steal your soul, so I beg you not to watch it. I already did, for you, dear readers. And I’m not sure it was worth it, even for the sake of objective journalism. I may have nightmares for months. I may even need therapy for the rest of my life.
School Days starts out innocently enough. A young boy in high school finds himself attracted to a girl (Katsura) in his school. He secretly snaps a photo of the young lady with his cellphone camera because the misguided and G-dless people of Japan apparently believe that if you take a secret peepshow photo of someone and nobody discovers your crime for three weeks you can have your way with that person. Isn’t that crazy?
The young man named Makoto would probably have gone no further with his sick fantasy but for the fact that a saucy young trollop, Saionji-san (or some other silly name) who sits next to him in class notices the picture and vows to help him take advantage of the innocent young waif. A young girl vows to help deflower one of her own. Disgusting.
She gives him some advice about how to get the young lady to put out for him, but ultimately finds herself unable hold back her own young simmering lust. She wants him too. And not just to hold his hand. Pretending to be a friend helping out, she exacts her reward for helping the young man and his target get together. She plants him a kiss right on the mouth, just like those dirty French people, with loud and lascivious squishy sounds and lots of saliva. Nothing is left to the imagination.
And it goes downhill from there. Is this an innocent love triangle that leads to marriage? No. It’s a story of the tempting of a confused young man and his descent into the pits of hell. If you wish to actually watch this pornographic and sickening violent garbage without being spoiled as to the gruesome ending read no further. Not to ruin the ending for you or nothing but yeccch. It’s really bad.
*** WARNING: DISGUSTING SPOILERS FOLLOW, PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED ***
The confused and insecure young man is apparently a staple of Japanese anime these days. He’s awkward and shy around girls. So is Makoto, but as the anime progresses, we find that his harlot friend is able to turn this young man (by raping him) into a disgusting little sociopath who is only interested in sowing his seed into all of the girls in his school. And he does. And the viewer is forced to watch it all as innocent girl after innocent girl is soiled by Makoto’s perverted and unquenchable thirst for thrills. Even prayer does not make it stop. And to make matters worse, he has no feelings whatsoever for any of these girls that he uses and discards like used toilet paper. What an awful message to send to children! (NOTE: As shown below, the voyeuristic camera angles reward its jaded viewers with an endless parade of “panty shots.” These are very popular in hedonistic Japan.)
His best whore friend, well the girl who pretends to be his best friend, becomes his love buddy, pretending to help him learn more about girls and how to have sex with them herself gets all lusty about Makoto and lets herself get impregnated by him. She then ignores the fact that he’s doing all the other girls in school too. Fortunately she refuses to go to an abortuary to murder the baby growing in her womb, but that is of little solace considering the debauchery that permeates this program.
Although Sekai helps Makoto and the original object of his desire get together, she wants him for herself. Too bad for her, the object of Makoto’s desire, Katsura, turns out to be as crazy as Shrillary Clinton. She starts out all coy and shy and then, for no reason at all gets all slutty and nasty. It really is disheartening to watch.
When Makoto, disgusted by the slut his former friend turned out to be decides he prefers the girl who’s not knocked up after all, the former friend rewards this choice by stabbing him to death in graphic detail with gurgling and rolling of eyes. It’s bloodlust animated in full for the thrills of its depraved audience. A catchy tune plays in the background, assuring viewers that murder is okay, cool even. The crazy object of Makoto’s desire then discovers and collects the remains and calls out the whore to the roof of the school and very calmly hacks her to death.
In the end the original girlfriend, Katsura, then slices the whore girl, Sekai, open to find out that she was not pregnant after all and she takes Makoto’s head on a soothing boat trip where she hugs the severed head and proclaims her love for it.
No lesson, no pathos, nothing but sex and violence after starting out looking like a typical school romance. It makes me ill.
Anime. It must be banned. It is sick and it is wrong.
Why am I conflicted about this cartoon? I am conflicted because at least this show demonstrates the folly of treating young ladies as sex objects before marriage. Once married, a man can treat a young woman however he likes. It is not only his right, but his obligation. School Days also shows what kind of women have sex before marriage. They’re pathological nuts, craving illicit sex and wanton violence. But I think this show objectifies the crazy and stupid young women too much and attempts to make them attractive and desirable. Although they are crazy, they are shown as objects of desire. Desire that should rightfully be confined within the holy bonds of matrimony. Any extra curricular activity should be viewed as sick and wrong.
Don’t watch this trash. And don’t let your children. It will warp their minds and turn them into hentai seeking perverts. If your local school life is anything like that depicted in School Days, the case can be made for same-sex schools, or better yet, homeschooling. But fortunately America is nowhere near as twisted as Japan. That’s a well-known fact.
Parents wishing to research this for themselves before this snuff cartoon is ultimately banned can find the series on the underground fansub site called Anime Suki. You might want to schedule a therapy session in advance.