School Anime: Top 25+ School Anime

Here we have gathered for you the top 25 high school anime of all time. If you are new to the genre, high scholl anime is all about what it's name suggest: high school life full of drama, exploration of new areas of life, excitement, romance and crazy teachers! While high school anime is not the most popular genre of anime, many anime lovers have found worthwile shows from this genre when looking for something new to watch. We recommend trying out the high school anime from top of the list to see if this genre suits your taste! As you would imagine, the lead characters in high school anime are usually struggling to make it through those tough years and you can follow how they overcome those struggles. Watching the shows on this list might also remind you of your own incidents during your high school years, which is a good way to recall your memories from those times.

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    Ouran High School Host Club

    Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student at the prestigious Ouran Academy, a fictitious high school for rich kids located in Bunkyo, Tokyo. Looking for a quiet place to study, Haruhi stumbles upon the abandoned Third Music Room, a…

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    Ryuji Takasu is frustrated at trying to look his best as he enters his second year of high school. Despite his gentle personality, his eyes give him the appearance of an intimidating delinquent. He is happy to be classmates with his best friend…

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    Gakuen Heaven

    Keita Itō, an average high school boy, is surprised to find out that he’s been accepted into the elite and prestigious boarding school, Bell Liberty Academy (Beru Jiyū Gakuen) Unnerved by the mystery, he’s further distracted by the…

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    Cheeky Angel

    At the age of nine, Megumi is an aggressive boy prone to always fighting. One day he saves a strange man from a gang of other children. In return, Megumi receives a magical book. After accidentally bleeding on the book, a genie named Pierrot appears…

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    Angel Beats!

    Angel Beats! takes place at a high school acting as a limbo for teenagers who have died, but experienced hardships or traumas when alive that they must come to terms with and accept before being given a second chance at life. Those in the…

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    Fruits Basket

    When high school student Tohru Honda’s mother dies in a car crash, Tohru decides to live with her grandfather. Renovations on the house and unsupportive and unkind family members cause her to move out of her grandfather’s house…

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    Kuroko’s Basketball

    The basketball team of Teiko Middle School rose to distinction by demolishing all competition. The regulars of the team became known as the “Generation of Miracles”. After graduating from middle school, these five stars went to different…

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    Clannad After Story

    The first half of the story takes place primarily at Hikarizaka Private High School, a fictional school located in Japan. Outside of the school, frequented locations include the bakery run by Nagisa’s parents, and the dormitory…

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    Sweet Blue Flowers

    At the start of Sweet Blue Flowers, Akira Okudaira, who is an entering high school student into Fujigaya Girls Academy, becomes reacquainted with her childhood friend Fumi Manjōme whom she has not seen for ten years. Fumi is attending Matsuoka…

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    School Rumble

    School Rumble is a romantic shōnen comedy revolving around the daily lives of the students of Class 2-C at the fictional Yagami High School, along with their friends and families. The main female protagonist is Tenma Tsukamoto, an unremarkable…

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    Air Gear

    A new fad by the name of ‘Air Treks’ (a futuristic evolution of aggressive skating) has swept the nation’s youth and all over gangs are being formed that compete in various events using their A-T’s. Ikki is a middle-school…

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    Azumanga Daioh

    Azumanga Daioh chronicles the everyday life in an unnamed Japanese high school of six girls and two of their teachers: child prodigy Chiyo Mihama and her struggle to fit in with girls five years older; reserved Sakaki and her obsession with the cute…

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    Urusei Yatsura

    An alien race known as the Oni arrive on Earth to invade the planet. Instead of taking over the planet by force, the Oni give humans a chance to fight for the rights to the planet by taking part in a competition. The competition is a variant of the…

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    Daily Lives Of High School Boys

    The story revolves around the daily lives of Tadakuni, Hidenori Tabata and Yoshitake Tanaka of Sanada North Boys High school and their various interactions with other students of and around their school and their coming of age endeavors.

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    In an unspecified part of Japan, four high school girls join the light music club of the all-girls private Sakuragaoka High School to try to save it from being disbanded. However, they are the only members of the club. At first, Yui Hirasawa has no…

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    Sket Dance

    The manga focuses on the (mis)adventures of Kaimei High School’s campus support club, the Sket Dance. Dedicated to the general improvement of campus life, the Sket Dance is devoted to solving any and all problems submitted by the staff or…

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    His and Her Circumstances

    His and Her Circumstances is a manga series by Masami Tsuda. It was serialized in LaLa from 1996 to 2005 and collected in 21 tankōbon volumes by Hakusensha. It depicts the romance between “perfect” student Yukino Miyazawa and her…

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    Hana Yori Dango

    Eitoku Academy is a prestigious school that caters to children from rich, high-society families. Hence, Tsukushi, who is one of the students that comes from a poor family, is considered by others to be the “weed” of the school. The…

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    Happy Lesson Advanced

    The plot of Happy Lesson is based on five teachers who end up living with a troubled and indifferent orphan and their unusual plan to become mother figures in an effort to make him a productive student. To achieve their plan, they employ various…

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    True Tears

    The story of True Tears revolves around the protagonist Tetsuya Mizuno, a third year high school student whose role the player assumes, and his interactions with his schoolmates during the second half of his final year attending Mizuho Academy, in…

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    Two adolescent girls named Tooru Ichii and Run Momoki have been best friends since childhood. After taking their entrance exams, Tooru successfully managed to get enrolled into the same high school that Run is attending. She decides to go tell her…

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    The story centers around Amaya, Iwasawa, and Uehara—three “annoying, spirited high school girls with zero motivation”—and their classmates. Their daily life is “what happens when there is nothing happening.”

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    Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad

    The 26-episode anime television series was titled BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, after the subtitle used by the band in the series in the United States, and aired on Japan’s TV Tokyo from October 2004 to March 2005. It was directed by Osamu…

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    Jewelpet Sunshine

    The anime series began first with the first series in 2009, which mainly focuses on Rinko Kougyoku as the main heroine. As soon as its official ending in 2010, several sequels came out. All 7 anime series were different to each other, focusing on…

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    Gokinjo Monogatari

    Mikako Kōda and Tsutomu Yamaguchi are students who attend Yazawa Geijyutsu Gakuen, a special high school for the arts in Tokyo (named after the author, who makes a cameo appearance as the school’s principal). They reside in the same apartment…

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    Hyakko takes place in the high school division of Kamizono Academy, a fictional gigantic private institution located in Kyūshū, Japan, in which the motto is “to bring up talents of students in all departments and fields”. Its storyline…

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    High School! Kimengumi!

    High School! Kimengumi is a manga series written by Motoei Shinzawa which ran in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1982 to 1987. The title literally translates to High School! Funny-face Club or High School! Weird Face Club. An anime television series…

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    Great Teacher Onizuka

    Eikichi Onizuka is a 22-year-old ex-gang member and a virgin. While peeping up girls’ skirts at a local shopping mall, Onizuka meets a girl who agrees to go out on a date with him. Onizuka’s attempt to sleep with her fails when…


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