School Days – 11
With the school festival over, Sekai isn’t coming to school again and is instead curled up in her bed. On the screen of her cell phone beside her is a message from Setsuna apologizing for not telling her properly about moving. Hikari meanwhile sleeps with Makoto and afterwards comments on how she had wanted to comfort the depressed Sekai by taking Makoto there, though things turned out like this. Hikari tries to get Makoto to go see Sekai tomorrow, but he just grunts at her. She then starts to scold him for going after girls left and right in Sekai’s absence, but Makoto claims that it’s just been Hikari. When she calls him the worst, he reminds her that she’s the same as him in that regard, and he pulls her back onto the bed to kiss her. The following day, still in her room, Sekai remembers how she had confronted Makoto about Otome and how she had cried because he was the only person she had left since Setsuna is gone. Hikari comes by to visit her later during the day and tells her that Makoto couldn’t come along because of his little sister, but when Hikari thinks that she should have brought him by force, Sekai doesn’t respond and instead tries to close the door on her. Hikari does her best to try to get Sekai to come out, but after she suggests that Makoto might be unfaithful without Sekai around, Sekai shuts the door without saying a word.
At school, Otome is unable to call Makoto and wants her friends to help look for him, but they don’t care about it and would prefer to go home instead. Once Otome heads off by herself, her friends talk about how she’s changed lately for the worse, and after hearing about Kumi’s filming experience, Natsumi wonders how Makoto really is. At that time, Makoto has just finished up with Hikari in a classroom, and although she’s unhappy about them doing it here again, Makoto isn’t worried about being found because this isn’t a room that’s normally used. Hikari then asks him if it’s really okay for him not to go see Sekai and suggests that if he has time to fool around with her, then he should go visit Sekai once in a while. Makoto, however, doesn’t care. While all this has been going on, Kotonoha has been also trying to call Makoto, but even though she can’t get through, she still talks into her phone as if she’s having a normal conversation with him. Sekai, on the other hand, spends the night looking at past messages that Makoto had sent her on her cell phone. Unbeknownst to either of them, Kumi, Natsumi, and Minami go to Makoto’s apartment the next day to sleep with him.
Back at Sekai’s apartment, she’s looking through the photos she has of Makoto stored in her cell phone when she suddenly gets the urge to throw up. It is at this point that Sekai clutches her stomach and realizes that she might be pregnant. With this in mind, she goes to school the next day and tells Makoto that she didn’t have her period. He quickly realizes what this means and can’t believe it, but Sekai says that she didn’t do that sort of thing with anyone other than him. Getting angry at Makoto, Sekai reminds him that it’s his child and that he should think seriously about this, but she accidentally speaks too loud, letting everyone in the class hear. Shortly thereafter, Sekai starts feeling like throwing up again and ends up alone in the infirmary. Though she’s not pleased with him, she nevertheless smiles at the thought of having Makoto’s baby inside of her. Makoto meanwhile meets with Hikari privately and wonders what he should do. Thinking that he’s getting what he deserves, Hikari tells him to take responsibility if he’s a man.
Though frustrated at the situation with Sekai, Makoto’s face lights up later when he gets a call from Otome. When she gets to his door, he invites her to come in, but she first wants to talk about something. Without even hearing what it is, Makoto immediately knows that she’s referring to the thing with Sekai and denies that it’s his fault. He tells her not to worry about it, but Otome notes that he didn’t used to be the kind of person who’d say something like that; she remembers that in junior high school, he was a lot kinder. Deciding to go home after all, Otome then bids Makoto farewell and calls him an idiot on her way down on the elevator. After a long day of thinking, she ends up throwing away the photograph she had kept of herself and Makoto from junior high school. Neither Makoto nor Sekai show up for school that day, and as night falls, Makoto goes out alone while Sekai cooks something for herself and the baby inside of her. Unable to get through to Otome or Hikari by phone, Makoto is thinking about how everything was going so well and questions why things turned out like this. He eventually finds the photographs of Kotonoha in his cell phone, and right as he’s thinking about her, she appears in front of him.
Noticing all the snow that has accumulated on her head and shoulders, Makoto asks what she’s doing and is surprised to hear that she’s been waiting for him. As Kotonoha endlessly talks about becoming a suitable girlfriend for him, Makoto realizes that something is wrong with her and collapses to his knees as he tries to get her to stop. When she eventually declares that she loves him, Makoto is so overcome with emotion that he hugs her and apologizes. It is after Makoto tells her that he loves her too that the life returns to Kotonoha’s eyes, and she hugs him back with a smile on her face.
Now that Makoto has slept with Hikari, Kumi, Minami, and Natsumi (the latter three all at once), he’s been with every girl in the show in some form or fashion except for Nanami and Kokoro. It amazes me that girls just continue to throw themselves at him, though at this point it’s serving more as shock value than anything else. At least things are finally starting to come crashing down around him in terms of Otome rejecting him, Sekai’s pregnancy, and him finding out the condition that Kotonoha is in. Knowing Makoto though, there’s probably nothing keeping him from trying to sleep with Kotonoha and dumping Sekai completely. If he does that, then it could very well set us up for one of the bad endings from the game.
On the other hand, Makoto could help Kotonoha get over him and then go take responsibility for the baby that Sekai’s carrying. I just don’t see that happening after all the screwing around he’s done this entire series unless he has some huge reversal in the final episode. The other option is him getting Kotonoha pregnant too, and then we could get a harem ending where both girls are carrying his babies. Those are the three main endings I’m expecting at this point, but the writers have so far done a good job of surprising me (for better or worse), so I’m excited to see how this train wreck ends. The next and final episode is titled 「スクールデイズ」 (School Days).