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Confession
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Sekai offers Makoto to help with Kotonoha

Original Name

告白

Translation

Confession

Followed By

True Feelings
The Distance Between Us

Confession is the first episode of the School Days visual novel and the only first episode possible. It also features minimal variation as it is the beginning episode. Its general purpose is to set up the story and introduce the player to the concept of picking choices and manipulating the relationship bar. However, compared to the later choices in the game, these choices have barely any effect and make no impact on the route of the game, serving only to give a sense of the game to the player.

Plot

Makoto takes a picture of Kotonoha

The protagonist, Makoto Itou, rides a train to school when a girl he's been watching comes on the train. All he knows about her is she's from the class next door and that she's referred to as Katsura by her classmates. Ever since then, he's been interested in her. But still unwilling to make a move, watching her from afar was enough for Makoto. Makoto then absentmindedly takes a picture of her.

At school, Makoto is informed by Taisuke that because everyone is too noisy, they're going to change their seats. Makoto is then also informed of the cellphone charm by Taisuke: if you take a picture of someone you like, and then use that as your wallpaper without letting anyone see it for three weeks, you'll end up with that person. Makoto is then seated at the last seat in the window aisle, next to Sekai. Right before class starts, Sekai catches a glimpse of Makoto's phone with Kotonoha's picture on it. Sekai later confirms it by swiping Makoto's phone from his pocket. After class, Makoto threatens Sekai into not revealing it to anyone, but Sekai points out Makoto should be begging her instead of threatening her. Later, during a different class, Makoto asks if Sekai has told anyone, but Sekai teases him by implying she's told someone. Makoto then drags Sekai to the roof to ask her if she's told anyone. The situation turns bad after Makoto gets slightly paranoid and gets physical with Sekai, which results in Sekai slapping him in the face and Makoto falling on her. Sekai promises that she hasn't told anyone and tells him to get off of her because it would be bad if anybody saw them like that. Sekai then offers to help Makoto with Kotonoha or rather, blackmails him by threatening to reveal his secret to everyone.

Sekai and Makoto begin to have lunch nearly every day, trying to find out more about Kotonoha. They learn that she's in class 1-4, she likes to read, and she eats her lunch (usually anything with noodles) in the cafeteria every day. She's not good at P.E. Sometimes she gets anemic and watches from the sidelines. Classes 3 and 4 have P.E. together, so Sekai managed to gather some detailed information there (namely that Kotonoha is quite buxom). During lunch a few days later, Sekai promises to make Makoto sandwiches. She then reveals that she's become friends with Kotonoha and reveals she has Kotonoha's full name, cellphone number, and email address. That evening, Sekai calls Makoto to tell him that she's arranged for Kotonoha to have lunch with them. Makoto is terrified at the prospect of meeting Kotonoha, and then Sekai tells him to "die." The next day, Makoto tries to get out of it, but Sekai forces him to go. They all have lunch together and from that day onward, Sekai, Kotonoha, and Makoto came to eat lunch together every day (though this isn't necessarily true).

Sekai kisses Makoto

Later in the evening, Makoto expresses his gratefulness to Sekai and tells her that he's going to ask Kotonoha on a date. Makoto asks Kotonoha to go to Sakakino hills after school. Kotonoha accepts and says that she'll be looking forward to it. After school, Makoto is waiting for Kotonoha to finish up with her student council meeting when Sekai comes to him. Makoto asks why she's helping like this and Sekai answers because it's fun, and she wants to develop someone's relationship with her own hands. Before Sekai gets on her train, she kisses Makoto and runs into her train, wishing him luck with his date. Makoto is confused as to what happened while Sekai starts to tear up at what she's done. Kotonoha is then seen running over to Makoto, eager to go on their date.

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