Learn Japanese with Anime: “School Days” (Intermediate Level)


Webmaster Review

73% Excellent

"Nice boat". Do you need more words to describe this anime? In the history of anime, it is rare for a work to have such an interesting ending. Anyway, watch the last 12 episodes. It's definitely an interesting animation.

  • Story/Worldview 90 %
  • Character 50 %
  • Animation/Background 55 %
  • Songs/Sound 90 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 80 %
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0 %


1. Information

Title (Eng)School Days
Title (Jpn)School Days
Aired Year2007



2. Synopsis

High school student Makoto Itou first notices Kotonoha Katsura at the start of his second semester, freshman year. Immediately, he becomes entranced by her beauty, but his bashfulness doesn’t allow him to approach her, even though they ride the same train every day. Instead, he snaps a photo of her in secret and sets it as his cell phone’s wallpaper: a charm that, if kept under wraps, would supposedly help you realize your love. However, classmate Sekai Saionji spots the picture, but instead of ratting him out, she offers to help set him up with Kotonoha—going so far as befriending her just for him. Thus, the trio begins a rather impromptu friendship.

School Days follows the lives of these three teenagers as they traverse the joys and hardships that come with being a high schooler. In a story alive and brimming with romance and melancholy, the tale of these three students will linger in memory long after the momentous conclusion.

Source: https://myanimelist.net/anime/2476/School_Days?q=SCHOOL%20D



3. Intermediate can Learn Japanese with This Anime

The animation is mainly about student conversations in schools, but the appearance rate of difficult words is 5.8, which is not very low. That’s because the story is about love, so even elementary school students are familiar with the term, but Japanese learners are not. And if you don’t understand these romantic terms, you don’t know how the characters feel or what they say. Therefore, it is necessary to understand these romantic terms, so it can be said that the study in this work is aimed at more than Intermediate people.


Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 6.0 terms/episode= 71 / 12
Difficulty Level12th grade= High School
Total Difficulty Score72.0 points= 6.0 * 12
Comprehensive JudgmentNormalin 70 to 129.9 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerIntermediate 




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