J will be asked which school best anime of all time? In this article we will recommend the best plus a complete list of school anime. Usually a school anime goes in col is gio with activities in a school club .
Most Japanese anime takes place at school, if only a little. So it’s kind of complicated to make a list of school anime. We will try to choose anime that are spent most of the time in school and divide into subgenres.
School Romance Anime
The anime below is for romance and spends most of the time at school:
25 episodes – Note the MAL 8:32
Ryuuji Takasu is a kind high school student, manic about cleanliness; but, in contrast to his kind nature, he has an intimidating face that often labels him as a delinquent. On the other hand, there is Taiga Aisaka, a short girl who looks like a doll but has an aggressive personality, being nicknamed pocket tigress.
One day, an embarrassing mistake causes the two students to cross paths. Ryūji discovers that Taiga really has a bright side: she has a crush on the popular vice president Yuusaku Kitamura, who happens to be his best friend. But things only get more crazy when Ryūji reveals that he has a crush on Minori Kushieda, Taiga’s best friend!
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
24 episodes – Note the MAL 8:26
If you are looking for a good school anime with romance and comedy, then Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo is a must. Sorata Kanda plans to leave the Sakura Hall dorm because he can no longer support his eccentric residents. However, everything changes when he meets a strange girl named Mashiro Shiina.
Kimi ni Todoke
25 + 12 episodes – Note the MAL 8:22
Kuronuma Sawako is also known as ‘Sadako’ at school, a name that makes reference to the iconic character from the films O Chamado (in Brazil it is Samara). Her appearance doesn’t help either, making her scare some people.
Her school life is lonely and unhappy, not to mention her extreme shyness. Everything changes when Kazehaya, the most popular boy at her school, takes an interest in her. Kimi ni Todoke is an exciting series that will melt your heart.
Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
26 episodes – Note the MAL 8:11
Misaki is the student council president of a women’s college that recently opened its doors to males. She is nicknamed the President of the Demon for his great rigidity, but ends up becoming venerable because of a popular boy.
This boy named Usui discovers his weakness, she is a poor girl who needs to work at a Maid-Café to support her family, but tries to hide this school secret. Usui doesn’t tell her secret, but starts to chase her at the Café and at school.
16 episodes – Note the MAL 8:09
An adult by the age of 30 unemployed and aimless in life, just getting a chance to change your life through it’s a test where he eats one rem is hatred that makes him go back to teen being and attend school.
This school anime shows how a 30-year-old adult with a formed head interacts with other students and teenage friends. He ends up falling in love, but unfortunately he must keep this one-year experiment a secret.
Tsuki ga Kirei
12 episodes – Note the MAL 8:26
A novel by two young students who are super shy with a middle beginning and a closed and cute end. Kotarou Azumi is an aspiring writer, while the girl Akane Mizuno is a runner. It is worth taking a look at this light novel.
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai
2 seasons – MAL score 8.42
The student body representatives are passionate about each other, but both are proud to declare themselves. They try through games and conversation to get the other to confess their love first, like a great war.
A very funny anime with charismatic characters and very iconic stories, but with a nice hint of romance. Who will win this love war? An indispensable anime for you to laugh.
School Club Anime
13 episodes – 7.88 Note the MAL
The Yamaboshi High School Cultural Research Club consists of five members who one day begin to change bodies for no apparent reason. While trying to discover the cause of this supernatural phenomenon, they begin to reveal their deepest secrets and feelings as well. Packed with romance and hilarity, Kokoro Connect will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
14 episodes – Note the MAL + 8:09
A peculiar student named Haruhi Suzumiya forms the SOS Brigade, one of the most famous anime school clubs, specializing in supernatural events, in order to meet time travelers, aliens and people with skills.
Other students from the same school join the club at her insistence and soon realize that Haruhi has more than just her eccentricity. Our protagonist Kyon ends up being forced to join the club even though he doesn’t believe in these things.
Ouran Koukou Host Club
26 episodes – Note the MAL + 8:24
Haruhi Fujioka discovers that there is a famous Host Club at his school, with the main objective of entertaining the girls at the Academy. Through a strange twist of fate, Haruhi begins to pose as a man and becomes a full-time host at the club. This exciting school anime is one of the most famous that explores the gender change theme.
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru
3 seasons – MAL score + 8.09
The love comedy is about a very listless protagonist who doesn’t like to socialize with others. Everything changes when he meets the president of the Volunteer Service Club Yukino Yukinoshita.
22 episodes – Note the MAL + 8:18
At the request of his older sister, student Houtarou Oreki joins the Classical Literature Club to prevent him from being closed. In it, Oreki and the other members begin to investigate a case that occurred 45 years ago, which involves Chitanda’s uncle.
The hints of this mystery are found in a work entitled Hyōka, made using data collected by the former Club of Classical Literature. Thus, the group of friends starts to solve mysterious cases that occur inside and outside the school.
26 + 13 episodes – Note the MAL + 7.88
Yui Hirasawa in the search for a club finds the club of light music, mistakenly believing that these are simple instruments, such as castanets. Unable to play an instrument, she decides to apologize and leave.
The light music club is threatened with extinction for lack of members, causing other members of the club to insist Yui to stay, presenting and awakening his passion for music. It is a very popular anime for its moe.
77 episodes – Note the MAL + 8:28
SKET Brigade is a school club focused on helping others made up of 3 main members nicknamed Switch, Himeko and the leader of the Bossun group. However, most know them only as the club that handles odd jobs.
Despite staying a long time, they strive to help others in a hilarious way. The SKET Brigade does everything possible to provide support, kindness, encouragement and problem solving to any student crazy enough to request their services. The anime has several satires, references and parodies.
School Life Anime – Slice of Life
The anime below shows the daily life in a Japanese school, but it can have a hint of action, romance and comedy. Maybe not all have characteristics of slice of life anime, but I fit that part since I couldn’t define it in another.
2 seasons – Score at MAL + 8.13
Tomoya Okazaki is a delinquent who finds life boring, and has no purpose for it. Until one day he meets a fragile girl named Nagisa, who helps him to change that point of view. A very sad and exciting anime.
Despite having a great focus on romance and relationship of the protagonists, much of the anime shows more everyday life at school and after it. The protagonist also helps several students to solve their personal problems.
Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO)
43 episodes – Note the MAL + 8.71
Despite being an old anime, it is indispensable, especially in an article of school anime. This is a delinquent teacher who tries to put a troubled class on the line. One of the best of the genre, with a lot of comedy and action.
The anime is very funny and exciting. This work also has two versions in dramas, a recent one from 2011 that I find very amusing.
13 episodes – Note the MAL + 8:21
Considered one of the saddest anime on the face of the earth, it takes place in a school, but after death. It is kind of complicated to understand this anime by a synopsis, even to choose the category to place it was difficult, since it has hints of romance and action.
Gin no Saji – Silver Spoon
2 seasons – Score at MAL + 8.20
If you are tired of the typical urban school theme, you should check out Gin no Saji by the same author of Fullmetal Alchemist! The anime takes place at an agricultural school called Ooezo, in the interior of the country.
At this school, students need to learn various practical tasks, such as milking cows, riding horses and cleaning manure. This series is a refreshing version of the genre that teaches us to respect life and animals.
School action anime
Many action anime takes place in high school, with secrets, powers, portals to another world and other unrealistic things. Will the protagonist manage to save the world and still do well in school?
Boku no Hero Academia
V will holiday seasons – Note the MAL + 8:30
The anime takes place in a world where most people have super powers. The protagonist unfortunately has no power, but receives the power from one of the strongest heroes in the world. To train this power he enrolls in Japan’s most popular hero school UA High.
The anime has several characters, spends a lot of time in school, with a lot of action, adventure and emotion, becoming one of the most popular manga and anime and also one of the pillars of the shounen genre today. Required!
22 episodes – Note the MAL + 8:16
Despite being more focused on comedy than action, this strange anime shows a gang being trained to kill a powerful teacher in the shape of an octopus who threatens to destroy the earth, right after he has already finished with the moon.
One of my favorite school action anime. The anime tells the story of Haru, a chubby short man who suffers from ijime who lives isolated from the real world through augmented reality technologies. Fortunately he has 2 best friends who look after him.
One day, after suffering more frustrations, he is invited by the most popular girl in high school to install a fighting game, capable of offering an ability to speed up the brain in a way that everything around him is stopped. Of course, this ability comes at a cost.
Complete list with the best school anime
It is difficult to recommend all good school anime. Below we will share another list with some school anime that you might want to check out. It is very likely that with this list we reached more than 100 school anime.
|Anime School Name||Note||Year|
|Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch||8.74||2006|
|Kimi no Na wa.||9.07||2016|
|Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso||8.82||2014|
|Kill la Kill||8.15||2013|
|Koe no Katachi||9.02||2016|
|Shokugeki no Souma||8.43||2015|
|Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!||7.82||2012|
|Ouran Koukou Host Club||8.24||2006|
|Kuroko no Basket||8.26||2012|
|Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun||7.62||2012|
|Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei||7.64||2014|
|Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun||8.07||2014|
|Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai||8.42||2018|
|Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry||7.63||2015|
|Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou||8.30||2012|
|Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu||7.66||2010|
|Ao Haru Ride||7.74||2014|
|Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo||7.74||2015|
|Sakamoto Desu ga?||7.64||2016|
|Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (TV)||7.89||2017|
|Grisaia no Kajitsu||7.60||2014|
|Little Witch Academia (TV)||8.02||2017|
|Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan||8.49||2016|
|Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni!||7.82||2011|
|Tasogare Otome x Amnesia||7.89||2012|
|Bokura wa Minna Kawai-sou||7.77||2014|
|Demi-chan wa Kataritai||7.69||2017|
|Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei||7.93||2007|
|Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san||7.85||2018|
|Free!: Eternal Summer||7.76||2014|
|Non Non Biyori||7.98||2013|
|Seto no Hanayome||7.81||2007|
|Sakamichi no Apollon||8.39||2012|
|5-toubun no Hanayome||7.61||2019|
|Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge||7.96||2016|
|Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu||8.10||2003|
|Little Witch Academia||7.89||2013|
|Clannad: Mou Hitotsu no Sekai, Tomoyo-hen||8.04||2008|
|Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi||8.16||2006|
|Haikyuu!!: To the Top||8.53||2020|
|Girls & Panzer||7.60||2012|
|Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.||8.07||2015|
|Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ♭||7.84||2017|
|Ballroom e Youkoso||8.26||2017|
|Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen – Zetsubou-hen||7.60||2016|
|Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shoujo no Yume wo Minai||8.71||2019|
|Tonari no Seki-kun||7.63||2014|
|Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou||7.62||2098|
|Diamond no Ace||8.16||2013|
|Yagate Kimi ni Naru||7.98||2018|
|Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari||7.91||2009|
|Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!||8.27||2020|
|Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo.||7.68||2019|
|Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun||7.77||2020|
|Kimi to Boku.||7.74||2011|
|Little Witch Academia: Mahoujikake no Parade||7.83||2015|
|Tennis no Ouji-sama||7.94||2001|
|School Rumble Ni Gakki||8.06||2006|
|Non Non Biyori Repeat||8.20||2015|
|Denpa-teki na Kanojo||7.62||2009|
|Little Busters!: Refrain||8.27||2013|
|High Score Girl||8.01||2018|
|K-On!: Live House!||7.85||2010|
|Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou||7.95||2003|
|Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei||7.95||2008|
|Itsudatte Bokura no Koi wa 10 cm Datta.||7.61||2017|
|Kono Oto Tomare!||7.85||2019|
|Prison School: Mad Wax||7.63||2010|
|Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei||7.93||2009|
|Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta…||7.76||2020|
|Yuri Kuma Arashi||7.12||2015|