School Days - Final Episode


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Jan-Chan

09/19/2007 12:01 PM

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Warning - Plot Spoiler!

Due to a local incident in the city of Kyoto, a Kyoto TV station has not decided to aire the last episode of School Days, but this should not affect the episode being shown else where in Japan.

(NEWS ARTICLE) TV Kanagawa cuts final episode of anime after teenage girl kills father with ax

Television Kanagawa has decided to cancel the final episode of the anime "School Days," which shows a high school girl acting violently, in response to the recent murder of a Kyoto Prefectural Police officer by his 16-year-old daughter.

The broadcaster made the decision to cut the final episode on Tuesday. The drama is also being aired by Chiba Television Broadcasting Corp. and Aichi Television Broadcasting Co. Those two stations also reportedly plan to halt broadcasts.

"School Days" depicts a love triangle between three high school students: Makoto Ito, Kotonoha Katsura and Sekai Saionji. Episodes have been screened on Television Kanagawa and other UHF stations since July this year. The computer love simulation game on which the anime was based has about 20 different endings and one shows a high school girl slashing a victim with a knife.

Television Kanagawa officials said that the last episode of the anime shows a schoolgirl acting violently. To tone down the scene, the victim's blood was made black instead of red, but after the killing in Kyoto on Tuesday, officials decided to cancel the episode.

"We ask viewers for their understanding," a station official said.

Officials at communications satellite broadcaster "AT-X," which airs anime restricted to viewers aged 15 or over, said they were still considering whether to screen the final episode.

The killing in Kyoto occurred in the predawn hours of Tuesday, when a police officer's 16-year-old daughter attacked her father with an ax. (Mainichi)

source - http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/national/news/20070919p2a00m0et021000c.html

Edited on 06/19/2009 01:33 AM.

[post:232#2137]
Forbin

09/19/2007 12:16 PM

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Yup all the free stations cut the final episode and AT-X is the only possible one left.

It was explained that there were a scene where a schoolgirl kills someone and they tried changing the blood from red to black, but it was still too violent.

So I guess the ending is the violent one but who does the deed is still up in the air.

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Forbin

09/19/2007 12:16 PM

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Yup all the free stations cut the final episode and AT-X is the only possible one left.

It was explained that there were a scene where a schoolgirl kills someone and they tried changing the blood from red to black, but it was still too violent.

So I guess the ending is the violent one but who does the deed is still up in the air.

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Devil Doll

09/26/2007 08:42 AM

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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-09-25/preempted-school-days-episode-to-show-at-tokyo-event

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Forbin

09/27/2007 02:05 PM

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Ok now I've seen it. I FULLY agree with the censors for removing this episode from broadcast. now excuse me while I go throw up. Yes it is that bloody.

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Ggultra2764

01/06/2008 10:25 AM

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This was quite the chilling episode when I seen it. Here were edits besides the blood color that I heard were made for AT-X's televised airing of the final episode:

[WARNING: SPOILER FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T SEEN THE FINAL EPISODE] (Unknown schema: warning)

-Less flashbacks during Sakai's murder of Makoto as there are parts showing Sakai's knife making impact into Makoto's body.

-An actual clip showing Makoto's severed head is replaced with a still shot of the sky when Sakai looks at it.

-Sound effects of Kotonoha cutting open Sakai's body were removed.

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Stretch

01/06/2008 12:28 PM

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Welcome aboard Ggultra2764! You've definitely been putting a lot of effort into contributing reviews, and we could use more people like you.

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Ggultra2764

01/06/2008 03:04 PM

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They were reviews that I had typed up from a while back. I have about 10-15 more that I can put up. After that, it will be a little more time consuming for me to put up reviews depending on what else I have going on both online and off.

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Stretch

01/06/2008 03:53 PM

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I'm sure that any of the regulars here would say that whatever you feel like doing is fine.

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Devil Doll

01/06/2008 06:59 PM

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Ggultra2764, you're doing a great job here. Some of your fact about animes might best be put into the synopsis section (such as mangaka, production licences etc.) as they're indeed facts and the reviews tend to be opinions.

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Ggultra2764

01/13/2008 08:31 PM

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Getting back to the topic at hand, I heard that the final episode of School Days is supposed to be released on DVD on February 27 in Japan. Does anyone here know if the episode will be shown on DVD uncut?

[post:232#2348]
Jan-Chan

01/21/2008 02:59 PM

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I think that I have a DVD release-date for you. How about Jan 17th 2006?

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Jan-Chan

01/21/2008 03:05 PM

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date correction (same link) - Jan 17th '08

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Ggultra2764

01/21/2008 09:20 PM

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Looks like an omake (extra). I heard about it just today. All it features, from what I've found out, is Makoto's harem of gals chasing after him to give him gifts for Valentine's Day starting off at a hot springs owned by Kotonoha's family. So it's bound to have fan service and the revealing image you have of Sakai should make that obvious.

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Ggultra2764

01/21/2008 09:27 PM

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To kill some time tomorrow, I'll see the OVA. They have it up on Youtube, so I'll watch it there. I'll give a quick review of it afterward.

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