School animes are perhaps one of the most iconic genres in the anime world. Which anime fan can forego their daily dose of seifukus, school romances and interactions? Maybe it’s because school life is very applicable to us from when we were young such that we form a connection with the whole genre. From comedy to romance and even action, the scenarios that can happen in school is limitless, making it an excellent location for an anime to take place.Today, we will revisit our list of school animes to bring you a more updated list or even more school animes that you may or may not have heard of! Don’t forget to scroll below if you want to see the old list.
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Jan 2010 to Apr 2010
This anime centers around the titular baka of the story - Akihisa Yoshii. He has failed every test since entering high school which places him in Class F, the lowest grade of the classes and the most decrepit as well. Wanting to have a better environment, Akihisa rallies his classmates in an effort to secure Class A. This proves to be difficult however as all of them will have issues passing even a single test. They can only rely on Mizuki Himeji, a girl who had a fever on that day and was placed in F. Will they eventually move into Class A? Baka to Test occurs in a high school where all the matters is the grades you achieve in your tests. It reflects our current views of education where if you get do well, you get rewarded with the amount that is proportionate to your grades. If you're one of those who ever failed a test, maybe this anime will lighten the mood for you... Yoshii fails every test but he has a spunky personality. Typical of the high school genre, there are undertones of romance as well but never well developed. However, the main point of this anime is just to have fun as it is hilariously funny!
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Jul 2010 to Sep 2010
Tsuda Takatoshi was about to start his first year in Ousai Academy. This Academy was recently integrated males into the school which should be the dreams of every guy. Soon, he was approached by the vice-president of the student council and was invited to join. Never did he realise that the student council president is an extreme pervert with a penchant for lewd topics. Now he will start his days handling the school affairs, and the affairs within the student council as well. Perhaps dirty jokes went a tad bit far during high school days for some. Not at Ousai Academy however! Where the jokes are rambunctious and keeps streaming out. You may be thinking that high schoolers ought to be focusing on other things instead of trying to find out as many perverted methods in this world. Truth is however, this particular topic is extremely comical back in the days and it really does not hurt to know a few more references. So if you want to relive your high school days in an ecchi fashion, look no further, you can definitely give Seitokai Yakuindomo a try!
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Oct 2008 to Mar 2009
Ryuuji Takasu has often been mistaken for a delinquent. Aisaka Taiga has a fiery temper and is known as the Palmtop Tiger. When these 2 happen to meet, they realise that they have crushes on their respective friends. Now, they form an unlikely alliance to secure those crushes together. As they support and encourage each other, feeling between the two starts to blossom. Will they eventually go for their crushes or settle for each other instead? There is no better anime to represent the high school romance culture than ToraDora. The expertly crafted plot and the eccentricities of each character makes for a wonderful love story that is bittersweet and joyful. The aspects of high school blends well in the budding relationship between Taiga and Ryuuji as well, such as taking classes together, helping each other out in their subjects... ToraDora is an anime that will definitely remind you of the dating culture back then in school! The familiarity in this anime is sure to put a smile on your face every time you watch it.
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Apr 8, 2016 to Jul 1, 2016
Cool and handsome are the words to describe Sakamoto. Even on his first day of high school, he has already made all the girls swoon and all the guys jealous. His composure is top notch and is not easily rattled. Even as the other guys try to sabotage him, Sakamoto still maintains his cool and executes his escape seamlessly. He is the embodiment of suaveness and excellence. He is Sakamoto-kun. Sakamoto is similar to high school comedy like Danshi Koukousei with the unrealism of Nichijou. The theme of the anime is excellence and perfection, even while failing, he will look awesome in it. The usual and everyday high school interactions are all exemplified all in the name of being cool. This high school anime will make you reflect on your uncool high school life and makes you wonder why you never did try to use a bamboo pole to vault over the school gate to escape being late. So what are you waiting for? Start being cool by watching this anime right now!
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jan 7, 2014 to Mar 25, 2014
Kazama Kenji believes that he is a delinquent. That is until he was coerced into joining the Game Development Club where his behaviors turn out to be the most normal one amongst the group. As he tries to find reason within this chaotic clubroom, he only sinks deeper into the insanity of the club. No matter how hard he tries to escape, he is only pulled in further. Will he ever reclaim his normal, daily life? When you start taking your club activities so seriously that you are blowing things out or proportions, you would probably get D-frag. D-frag as mentioned is an anime about club activities and the close bonds that club members will have with each other. That would usually be the case for most slice of life animes. Not D-Frag however. The whole premise of the anime is based upon ridiculous events that occurs during school and club activities. It is because of the nonsense and comical events that occurs in D-Frag that you wish that your very own school club could be as lively and interesting as this.
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jan 2012 to Mar 2012
Whether it's an RPG re-enactment or some insane anime events that occurs in Japan, the boys of Sanada North High has it all in their creative imaginations. When it's after school, they will find ways to pass time. Nobody ever says that the daily life must be boring, if it is, just think up of something fun to do. From bizarre experiments to just plain dumb actions, the days of these high school boys are certainly filled with humour. Come and join these boys in their daily high school lives! On a more gender specific anime, Danshi Koukousei really depicts the actions of high school boys to an on point level. As much as we would very much like to deny it, we more or less did the same acts as in the anime at some point of our high school lives. Danshi Koukousei is basically the high school lives of most boys but in anime form. The biggest selling point of Danshi Koukousei would be its trait to identify the behavior of high school boys and exaggerate it just a little for it to be overly humorous. If you don't believe us, do check it out and see for yourself, and for the female audiences, please don't judge us too much.
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: Apr 2011 to Sep 2011
No day is a normal day in the plot of Nichijou. Assaulting a deer or talking crows are just some of the common day events in Nichijou. Filled with comical characters, these characters just go about their daily lives. The transition from normalcy to insanity occurs in a split second, affecting all of the characters. We'll leave you to question the craziness of Nichijou but don't forget to laugh along to this memorable high school anime! Crazy antics, characters that are totally out of this world and silly situations are just a few of the words that you can describe Nichijou as. Nichijou is set in a high school setting but the events that occur in this anime is definitely not one of a typical high school setting. Nichijou has often been hailed as one of the best slice of life, high school anime and we see no reasons to doubt it, each moment is sure to leave you laughing or crying in tears. The circumstances that happens are just too random and unlikely such that they make you question on the fact of it happening rather than why it occurred. As we have said, the school genre is extremely diverse and can incorporate many different genres, even if it seems completely beyond this world.
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Apr 2007 to Sep 2007
Join Konata Izumi, an otaku that is going through high school. Together with her friends, the Hiiragi sisters and Miyuki, they spend their time together chatting. The conversation topics are endless. Be it the world around them to something familiar that is the otaku lifestyle, Lucky Star has it all. Join these high school girls as they muse about the issues that affects every high school student. Lucky Star is perhaps the best slice of life anime to represent the school life culture. Most of the school interactions that occur in Lucky Star are not over-the-top or heavily exaggerated. It's focused on plain,simple and common dialogue with a slight twist at times to provide for humor. The simplicity of this anime is very relatable to most of us and the light nature of this show provides for good clean fun. As mentioned, Konota Izumi is a fellow otaku as well so most of her references may be easily caught on and understood as well.
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: Oct 2004 to Mar 2005
Tsukamoto Tenma is on a journey to confess her feelings to her crush. But she always get shot down every time! Meanwhile, the high school delinquent Harima Kenji has feelings for Tenma but is too afraid to confess as well. He knows of Tenma's crush of Karasuma and can only watch from the sidelines. Amidst this complicated love relation lies the hectic days of school, friends, activities and rivalries for love. Join this bubbly cast of characters as they begin their school rumble! Nothing screams slice of life and school louder than School Rumble. Albeit an old anime, School Rumble lives up to its reputation as the best school slice of life anime to date, being widely known and famous as well. The simplicity of the story is perhaps what captures most of the viewers, as they are highly reminiscent to our own high school life with dealing with school crushes being the main focus point in the anime. When you try to sneak an opportunity to talk to your crush or even to sit beside him/her during field trips, School Rumble has it all! If you are looking for an anime that best represents the school genre, we would select School Rumble as one of our top picks.
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Apr 2013 to Jun 2013
Believing that the high school euphoria is nothing but a fake, Hachiman Hikigaya is a apathetic and narcissistic individual. He was punished to join the Volunteer's Club in an effort to change his mind set. There he meets Yukinon Yukino, a snarky and sharp-tongues girl. Along the way, they helped resolved the issues of different people. It is through this journey that his teacher hope that he is able to mend his ways and see the world in a brighter light. Yahari is the anime that is akin to our own high school life in the real world. As pessimistic as it may sound, some of his thoughts, although rotten, are actually present in the world despite being the cold, hard truth. Yahari takes the high school genre to a whole new level, it talks about the high school situation and the students as well. Like every good high school genre, there are hints of developing romance as well and you can't help but cheer him on. If you truly enjoy the high school genre, why not take a detour and check this anime out? You may even make this your new top anime as it has that potential, it's just that good!