Summer Days
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Release Date

June 23, 2006 (Windows)
April 24, 2012 (Windows, Remake)
September 29, 2015 (Windows, English)

Summer Days is the 2006 game released after the 2005 game School Days. It was followed by the 2010 game Cross Days. This game is a spin-off from School Days and told from the perspective of Setsuna Kiyoura and plays out like the previous Radish series of games, once again revolve around Radish Restaurant and reveals the fate of the original characters. Many previous existing relationships are revealed in this game such as Sekai and Setsuna's parentage and characters such as Youko Inou, Mai Inou and Shun Hazama who were teenagers in Summer Radish Vacation make appearances as adults.

In 2012 a remake titled Shiny Days was released, which extended the storyline and added a new heroine Inori.

The English localized version was to be released on August 25, 2015, but due to animation bugs it was delayed to September 18th, and further delayed to September 29th due to a faulty duplication of physical media.


Like School Days and other visual novels, Summer Days require extremely minimal gameplay. At predetermined intervals the game presents the player with one or two choices to make, or the player can choose to not make a choice. These choices change the course of the story and takes the player to one of the many endings.

Like it's predecessor and unlike traditional visual novels that consist of the protagonist talking to static images of characters, Summer days is unusual in that it incorporates motion and voice, making it similiar to an anime series. The player is initially given the ability to pause, skip to the next part, return to the beginning of the current part and return to the beginning of a previous part. The player can also turn on the ability to skip to the next choice, although if the player hasn't viewed a specific part the player will be stopped at those. After the player has viewed a specific part the abliity to fast forward becomes available. Progress can be saved at anytime in up to 100 slots.


Differing from School Days the game takes place during summer vacation, which is a few weeks before the second semester of a high school in Japan. This does not mean the game happens before School Days, rather Makoto happens to be acquainted with the characters before the second semester starts.

Setsuna's enjoying her summer vacation before the start of second term when Sekai comes down with a cold and asks her to take her shift at her part-time waitressing job. After a day at the job she doesn't like it but says Sekai is coming back to work tomorrow but Sekai's illness is revealed to be the mumps, since she never got it when she was a child. Setsuna, being sad at having to cover for Sekai again takes a walk around and then runs into Makoto playing with his sister Itaru.

Shiny DaysEdit

Shiny days poster
Summer Days was remade as Shiny Days and released on April 24, 2012.  Like School Days HQ it's remastered to have higher quality animations and extra content, most notably the addition of a new heroine Inori Ashikaga, who ends up as Setsuna's roommate after an unfortunate accident happens to Setsuna.

The route is now separated in two main routes with the new one focuses on the relationship between Inori and the cast, as well as the war between the older group and the shrine during the Summer Festival. The relationship of Shun Hazama and his former lovers are now fleshed out more, as well as an addition of several bad endings. Due to the stricter censorship, the sex scenes featuring Kokoro Katsura were removed in the US version but the route for her good ending still remains accessible. 


  • The Drowning in Pleasure Ending which Setsuna (and Mai) is shown in dominatrix costume and uses whip to punish Makoto for his infidelity can be seen as an allusion to Midori Nagawa's Queen Ending from Pure Mail which Midori also dons dominatrix costume and uses whip to torture Kei Ogata.
  • In a scene Makoto can joke he knows someone from previous life, this is a throwback to Large PonPon which has a scene where Ayumu can tell someone the same thing.
  • When Kotonoha demonstrates her family's katana to Makoto, he jokes that she may cut her love-rival's neck open with it, which she anxiously denies. This is a reference of the famous/infamous "Bloody Conclusion" in School Days.