‘Amagami SS’ is one of those dating sim adaptations that take a slightly different approach towards the Harem genre. It tries to take the same route as the visual novel and brings six different story arcs where the main male character ends up romancing six different female protagonists. As refreshing as this approach might feel, it is weighed down by the shortcomings of the inconsistencies in the style of all the different arcs. Despite having a pretty decent runtime of 25 episodes, the anime’s focus on many different stories starts to negatively impact the development of its characters. If you watch the episodes in chronological order, you’ll notice that the only character who develops well throughout the anime is the male protagonist. But if you treat all of these short stories that have to be enjoyed individually, you might have a good time watching it.
When it comes to the animation side of it, though the characters have typical personalities, they have been designed really well. For the most part of it, it just looks like any other show of the same genre but that does not necessarily imply that it is substandard. Music is one of the better aspects of the show and is only played in the backgrounds if necessary. Though again, it’s a little generic, it still fits in with what the anime is trying to portray.
Overall, ‘Amagami SS’ is an average anime that is a slight anomaly in harem genre. While the efforts are appreciable, the four-episode arcs prove to be too short to involve any significant character development. This just leaves you with an anime that is nothing but a time killer. So if you’re just looking for something that is enjoyable but lacks any kind of deep themes or characters, then this is the anime you should go for.
Amagami SS Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Amagami SS’ Season 1 premiered on July 2, 2010 and with a total of 25 episodes, it came to an end on December 24, 2010. This was then followed by a season 2, titled ‘Amagami SS+ Plus’, which premiered on January 6, 2012 and went on till March 30, 2012. ‘Amagami SS’ is a high school slice of life show that has been adapted from a visual novel. Like other visual novel adaptations, even this one has several alternate stories that cover all the parallels of the game one by one.
‘Seiren’, aired from January 6, 2017 to March 24, 2017, is another alternate version of the anime which is not exactly a direct sequel of the events of season 2 but partially acts as one since it’s set after the events of ‘Amagami SS Plus’. When it comes to a direct sequel of the series, at this point of time, it seems very less likely since Studio AIC has not made any claims of renewing it. Also, it has been quite some time since its season 2 premiered so the Studio may never really look back at the anime again. Even then, if we get any confirmed news regarding ‘Amagami SS’ Season 3, we will certainly update it here in this section.
Amagami SS English Dub:
Unfortunately, an official English Dub of ‘Amagami SS’ has not been released yet, but you can still stream the anime with original Japanese audio and English subtitles on HiDive.
Amagami SS Plot:
After being stood up on a date he was really excited about, Junichi Tachibana has a hard time expressing his feelings as he still fears that he’ll be rejected. But soon, a turn of events gives him a second chance at dating when he ends up meeting several girls he could potentially get into a relationship with. A few of these girls are—Kaoru Tanamachi, his childhood friend who has always admired him; Haruka Morishima, a rich popular girl who loves all cute things; Sae Nakata, a transfer student who avoids talking to boys; Tsukasa Ayatsuji, a girl who seems to have the perfect life but has some deep dark secrets. It has been 2 years now since he was first rejected and as Christmas comes closer, Junichi can only hope that this time he’ll finally get to be with the girl he truly loves.
Amagami SS Characters:
Tsukasa is one of the main characters of the series who plays a major role in the final arc. She is the class representative of 2-A and is considered to be the ideal student. In appearance, she has jet black hair and big black eyes. She works hard and tries to maintain the good reputation that she has created in school. On the outside, she seems to be a very innocent girl who would never harm anyone but deep inside, she is extremely manipulative. She is tsundere who initially makes Junichi her slave but later starts to develop feelings for him.
Haruka is the main character in the first arc of the story. She is quite popular amongst the students of her year. She appears to be quite beautiful with her black hair and deep blue eyes. When it comes to people, she can be a little picky but is playful around the ones she trusts. She has a thing for cute stuff, especially small puppies. Junichi first sees her while walking around the school and just one look at her revitalizes his desire to fall in love again.
Sae Nakata shows up in the third arc of the story and is Miya Tachibana’s classmate. She’s a cute girl who has long brown hair and big brown eyes. She always keeps her hair tied up with black ribbons and like all other female characters, she is usually seen in her school uniform. Her large bust size is the first thing that draws Junichi’s attention towards her. When it comes to her personality, she’s extremely shy and blushes every time she makes eye contact with boys. But after spending a lot of time with Junichi, she manages to get over her shyness.
Kaoru Tanamachi is Junichi’s childhood friend and becomes the main character of the story in the second arc. She has long black curly hair and for her age, she seems to have a fairly average height. She maintains a tough exterior and believes in working really hard. She’s unpredictable and often hits Junichi in the most random situations. She stays with her mother and tries helping her by doing several part-time jobs after school. But she really hates it when her mother tries to date other men.
Junichi Tachibana is the main protagonist of the anime who is an average looking teenage boy. Two years before the events of the anime, on Christmas Day, he goes on a date with a girl he had confessed his feelings for. But unfortunately, the girl never showed up and left him broken-hearted. But as much as he despises Christmas Day, 6 girls from his school help him realize that he may still have a chance at finding his true love. When it comes to his personality, he is calm and kind to almost everyone. He’s very patient but often acts a little immature. Even when he’s really stressed out about something, his behavior towards others remains polite. More often than not, he even goes out of his way to help those who need him.