As previously announced by the developer Overflow, on December 24 in Japan the character Kotonoha Katsura, one of the heroines of the School Days franchise, debuted as a Virtual YouTuber. The debut was peppered with a host of mistakes, including one that disfigured the girl's model, presumably due to poor project preparation. Screenshots and videos of the strange contortions suffered by the model of Kotonoha's avatar were recorded for posterity on the internet.
Connoisseurs of the Japanese adult game industry will surely not be surprised at all by all these glitches, as developer Overflow has a reputation for releasing its products with an immense number of bugs. Finally, the most pessimistic ones already ensure that there will not be a second time for Kotonoha Katsura in the world of Virtual YouTubers.
For its part, School Days is a visual novel for adults developed by Overflow and released for Windows operating systems in Japan on April 28, 2005. Later it had a port as a DVD-Game and for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable console, withdrawing adult content in the latter. A high-quality version was released in Japan in October 2010 and in North America in June 2012.
The novels inspired adaptations to various media, such as a manga adaptation by Homare Sakazuki, which was published in Kadokawa Publishing's Comp Ace magazine between May 2006 and September 2007. However, the franchise became very popular. for its twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by TNK studios, directed by Keitaro Motonaga and scripts written by Makoto Uezu, released in July 2007.
School Days Synopsis
High school student Makoto Itou first notices Kotonoha Katsura at the beginning of the second semester, in his freshman year. Immediately, he is fascinated by her beauty, but his shyness does not allow him to get close to her, even though they travel on the same train every day. Instead, he secretly takes a photo of her and puts it as the wallpaper on his cell phone - a charm that, if kept secret long enough, is supposed to help forge a relationship.However, his classmate Sekai Saionji sees the image, but instead of giving him away, he offers to help him with Kotonoha, even going so far as to befriend her just for him. Thus, the trio begins a rather improvised friendship ...
© STACK ・ School Days 製作 委員会 2007