Despite being biased against anime adapted from dating sims, I actually somewhat liked Amagami SS.
There’s none of your typical fan service, nor a clueless male protagonist unintentionally building up a harem. This series has more of a KimiKiss feel to it, both in terms of content and animation style.
It’s nice to see each heroine getting her own story/route animated and also singing their own versions of the ending song. I find this adaptation method more attractive since all their endings will be shown instead of the usual “nothing is resolved” ending we see in this type of anime.
The voice actors for the characters are quite impressive (Source: Wikipedia):
Junichi Tachibana – The lead male protagonist of the story.
Voiced by: Maeno Tomoaki (Toya Fujii from White Album)
Tsukasa Ayatsuji – The class representative, who is both a hard worker and a person who is willing to take on any task that no one else will. Although outwardly she appears kind and friendly, her real personality is manipulative and cunning.
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (Mai Taniyama from Ghost Hunt)
Rihoko Sakurai – A girl with a big appetite.
Voiced by: Ryōko Shintani (Rachel Benning in Red Garden)
Kaoru Tanamachi – One of Junichi’s childhood friends.
Voiced by: Rina Satō (Mikoto Misaka in Toaru Kagaku no Railgun)
Sae Nakata – A friend of Miya’s (Junichi’s younger sister).
Voiced by: Hiromi Konno (Potato in Air)
Ai Nanasaki – A classmate of Miya’s.
Voiced by: Yukana (Teletha Testarossa in Full Metal Panic! )
Haruka Morishima – A very popular girl in her final year, who has many fans in the school. Her best friend is Hibiki Tsukahara.
Voiced by: Shizuka Itō (Hinagiku Katsura in Hayate no Gotoku!)
The first story is that of Haruka Morishima. Her best friend Hibiki Tsukahara (shown above) is voiced by Yū Asakawa (Rider in Fate/stay night), which is neat since I just met her at AX this year.
So far I’m predicting that it’ll be 4 episodes per heroine, for a grand total of 24 episodes. Plot-wise, it’s nothing special; it is what it appears to be – a high school romance series.
However, Amagami SS has clean character designs paired with solid animation and voice acting. My only concern is how they plan on implementing the multiple versions of the story. It could either end up feeling somewhat repetitive, or flow along just right.