Oh boy, more School Days. Despite being one of those people who is rarely, if ever, shocked or offended, the final episode of School Days really shook me to my core. Despite having heard about all the controversy surrounding it and the editing of the episode's blood (because black blood is so much better than red, naturally), even I wasn't prepared for the quite literally brutal bloodbath that was the end of the story. Nice boat or otherwise it was, quite simply, fucked up.
Perhaps thankfully this one-off, Valentine's Day special OVA of School Days refuses to retread such sordid ground, instead preferring to poke a little fun in the direction of that ending - Thus, we see Katsura making 'chocolate' (and I use that term loosely) while wielding a chainsaw, and later on much of the cast chasing Makoto around with a variety of knifes, meat cleavers and so on.
As you might have guessed, in no tangible way, shape or form does this fit in with the series canon, preferring to instead act as a very isolated and humorous episode. At least that's the plan - To be honest, the entire thing is little more than one giant 'Valentine's Day in anime' cliche, leaving little to nothing in the way of redeeming features. The animation is pretty poor, any storyline and humour are both largely absent, and overall it's something that's best missed unless you're some kind of huge School Days fan, and even then you'll likely be left disappointed.
All of a sudden, watching characters behead their already dead boyfriends and take their dismembered noggin for a boat trip seems that bit more tempting...