24+ BEST School Anime (Recommendations)

School anime has become such a saturated genre today that it becomes really hard to pick what’s the best school anime of all time. Though there are some school anime that have a unique plot and jaw-dropping twist at the end, most school anime stick to the usual slice of life theme.

But today I have searched the deep web and scavenged the best school anime for you. With that being said, here are the 25 best school anime you must watch!!

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25. Classroom of The Elite

Classroom Of The Elite
Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
13/20
12/20
4/10
29/50

Genre: Psychological Thriller 
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

On the surface, Classroom of The Elite might seem like a regular school-based anime with a slice of life genre, but you are quickly briefed on how the school has some weird rules to make the student climb up the ranks and become the best of the best.

Kiyotaka, Suzune, and Kikyou are the main three characters that we mostly see. Kiyotaka is a mysterious student that only scores 50 in every exam. Many speculate he is a secret genius that purposely scores this low just to stay in class D. Nobody even knows what’s his purpose for doing this.

classroom of the elite

Suzune, a girl who claims to be one of the best students, has somehow been placed in class D and now she is determined to rank up and become the best class. Throughout the anime, we see Suzune being the strategist of the show and help everyone with her intelligence.

Finally, Kikyou, the girl who wants to be everyone’s friend but what nobody knows is that she has a dark personality that makes her one of the most dangerous characters.

What makes this anime so unique is that everything in this school can be bought with points. I mean everything. If you have enough points, you can get a 100/100 on a test without even taking the test.

 

24. School Rumble

Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
13/20
10/20
8/10
31/50

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 26

Anime Storyline:

School Rumble is one of the underrated school anime that most people don’t know about. The show is decently funny and has its cliché plot of a boy who falls in love with a girl but can’t tell her.

Kenji Harima, a delinquent who’s in love with Tenma. He wants to stand out to Tenma and tell her his feelings. But Tenma is in love with the class president. What’s worse is that the class president is perfect in almost every way.

Now Kenji has to think of other ways to get the attention of Tenma but sadly every goofy act he does backfires on him. So, will Tenma ever notice Kenji? You’ll just have to watch to find out.

 

23. Masamune-kun's Revenge/Masamune-Kun no Revenge

masamune kun's revenge
Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
12/20
14/20
6/10
32/50

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

Don’t you just hate it when people call you fat and give you weird nicknames? Masamune-Kun no Revenge is the revenge-ish rom-com story of Masamune. Masamune was an overweight kid and during his childhood, he got rejected by a girl named Aki Adagaki. She rejected him so badly that she also gave the poor kid the nickname “piggy”.

This scared Masamune and he worked on his physique, becoming one of the best-looking guys in high school. Talk about a hardcore training arc. This dude is out here walking with six-pack abs and here I am with my one-pack dad bod.

Now, Masamune once again being face to face with Aki, wants to make her fall in love and reject her, the same way she did to him. Dude, let it go. Even psychopaths don’t plan this complex just to reject someone. The show has amazing comedy and some twists here and there that make you hooked to the show.

 

22. Gamers!

Gamers
Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
12/20
14/20
6/10
32/50

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

Being a fellow gamer, the show Gamers! got me hooked when I saw the name. But not to be biased, the show is a decent binge. The show mostly consists of game-related conversations and some hilarious jokes here and there.

Keita Amano is a gamer trying to live an average student life. But one day, the most beautiful girl in his class approached him and gave a proposal. 

Keita being a weirdo, thought it was a proposal for love and this kid had the balls to go to her and say “please go out with me”. During this time Karen had lots of thoughts in her mind thinking if Amano rejects her PROPOSAL TO JOIN THE GAMING CLUB, she would take it normally. 

With both of them confused, Karen slipped up and said “sure that’s fine with me”. Talk about a weird mix-up. The show is filled with misunderstanding-based jokes that make you laugh out loud.

 

21. My Neighbor Seki/ Tonari no Seki-Kun

Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
11/20
13/20
9/10
33/50

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Episodes: 21

Anime Storyline:

Tonari no Seki-Kun is a short anime that consists of the amazing Toshinari Seki and Rumi Yokoi. We’ve all been bored during class at some point. What we did back then was throw paper balls or use a pen to make paper darts or just in general play different board games in our notebooks.

Seki takes this leisure activity to another level. Starting from rubber dominoes to waxing the bench. This dude has at all. He will do anything to pass the time and make our day more entertaining. 

Besides us, Rumi also watches Seki do all these weird things. She thinks Seki should pay attention to the teacher but even she at times gets into Seki’s mischievous acts and gets herself punished. The show has a tendency of not telling and showing you the joke. Try this show if you’re having a boring day. It would definitely make your mood better.

 

20. Monthly Girls' Nozaki-Kun

Monthly Girl's Nozaki Kun
Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
13/20
15/20
6/10
34/50

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

Ever wondered what it’s like being in love with a mangaka? Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun is a show that consists of Chiyo falling in love with Nozaki. But as it turns out Nozaki is a well-known Shojo mangaka and every affection Chiyo throws at Nozaki, he thinks it’s a gesture of respect from a fan.

One thing leads to another and Chiyo somehow becomes Nozaki’s assistant. Now, she is closer to Nozaki than ever and has to make him notice her feelings for him. The show has loads of hilarious situations with Chiyo and Nozaki. It’s a very wholesome show.

 

19. The Quintessential Quintuplets

the quintessential quantuplets
Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
14/20
15/20
6/10
35/50

Genre: Harem, Romantic comedy
Episodes: Season 1: 12,
Season 2: 12
                  

Anime Storyline:

Girls are already very complex to us guys. Some of us thick-headed guys can’t even recognize a girl when they do their makeup differently. Yet, here my guy Fuutarou has to deal with not one, not two, but five twins or quintuplets.

Fuutaoru is a very studious guy but all his efforts often go to waste as his family is going through a financial crisis. He often takes on multiple jobs and keeps up with his studies but one day he was offered a tutoring job but he couldn’t realize that he was just about to enter a new world of drama and mischief.

Miku, Nino, Itsuki, Yotsuba, and Ichika are the five sisters. Each with a different personality and different ambitions. They often challenge Yotsuba to differentiate them and make his life a little bit harder. 

But as the anime goes on, we see Yotsuba learning more about them and helping them pass their exams. Also, my guy here is a man of culture if he can differentiate each girl judging by their ass.

 

18. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K
Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
15/20
12/20
8/10
35/50

Genre: Comedy, Supernatural
Episodes: 120

Anime Storyline:

You might think, why have I put a supernatural genre in a school anime. Well, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K is more like a school anime rather than a psychic power-based anime. The show consists of Saiki struggling to live a normal life with everyone constantly getting in the way of his boring life and making it LESS BORING.

Saiki was born with his abilities and he struggled to control his abilities. That’s why he thinks it’s a curse rather than a superpower. He tries to avoid the use of his powers as much as he can but his daily life became a little exciting when Shun, Riki, and Kokomi entered his life.

The show uses Saiki’s abilities to create out-of-the-ordinary situations and also has given him a potential love interest. The show is very funny and a must-watch show.

 

17. K-On!

k-on
Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
16/20
14/20
5/10
35/50

Genre: Comedy, Musical, Slice of Life
Episodes: 39

Anime Storyline:

High school is the place where we try to reach out for our dreams and learn the skills we need to make our dreams come true. K-On is a show that shows us the unique talents of the light music club. It shows how music can touch our souls and motivate us to make something amazing.

Yui, a new high schooler, faces a dilemma on which club she needs to join. Stumbling upon the light music club, she joins it thinking she could play a simple instrument. But after learning that it’s a rock band club, she wants to leave the club. But here, the light music club is going to get disbanded for the lack of members.

So, the club members offer different facilities to Yui, starting from sweets to sleeping during club time. When nothing worked, they wanted Yui to listen to one of their songs. After Yui heard their song, a spark lit up in her and she became the club’s guitarist. The show has amazing comedy and a unique club advisor that can play the guitar using her tongue.

 

16. Gabriel DropOut

Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
15/20
14/20
7/10
36/50

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

Ever wondered what would happen if angels came down to live with us? For centuries, it has been the tradition for angels and demons to come study with humans to learn about them. Gabriel came down to study and discovered the wonderful world of gaming. She became addicted and transformed her angelic self into a hikikomori.

Now, to help Gabriel find her way back, Raphiel comes down to help her with her studies. The duo goes to class only to find out there are demons learning in school. Vignette and the great demon lord Satan are also in their class. The show consists of angels and demons trolling each other and getting punished by their teacher later on. An amazing concept if I say so myself.

 

15. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
17/20
14/20
6/10
37/50

Genre: Romantic Comedy 
Episodes: 24

Anime Storyline:

Unless you have lived in a dorm, you have absolutely no idea how exciting dorm life is. People are crazy. They party every weekend and it’s just chaos everywhere.

The Pet Girl of Sakuratsou focuses on the life of Nanami and his perspective on whatever crazy incidents happen after he joins the infamous Suimei High School Sakura Hall. Only to find out the bizarre people that live at that dorm and make his life rather difficult.

There is Misaki, the animator, Jin, the playboy, Ryuunosuke, the programmer, and Chihiro, the art teacher by morning and party girl by night. The anime is filled with chaos and every day is a different story. This anime will surprise you every episode.

 

14. Great Teacher Onizuka

Great Teacher Onizuka
Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
19/20
10/20
8/10
37/50

Genre: Action, Comedy
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

What would happen when an ex-biker gang leader randomly becomes a high school teacher? The answer is, you would get a teacher like Onizuka. Frankly speaking, Onizuka has earned mad respect from us. Teaching us how a teacher should teach his students and go out of the textbooks to teach life lessons to his students.

Onizuka becomes a teacher with the goal in mind to one day marry a young woman and grow old with her. Though he is pervy and a straight-up delinquent, he shines best whenever he learns one of his students is in some sort of trouble.

Onizuka has a unique style of fixing problems and that’s what makes this show so good. There are clever jokes in almost every episode. The only downside of this show is that there is no season 2.

 

13. Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto

Sakamoto
Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
16/20
13/20
10/10
39/50

Genre: Comedy 
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

What’s the definition of perfection? To understand that, you need to watch this show. Sakamoto is a student that defines perfection. Is there anything this dude can not do? Don’t answer that I’m pretty sure he already figured out how to do it.

Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto is a show that focuses on the daily life of Sakamoto and how perfect he is. 

There are episodes filled with people trying to prank Sakamoto and instead of getting themselves pranked. An amazing binge if you are looking for a comedy show.

 

12. Chio's School Road

chio's school road
Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
17/20
13/20
9/10
39/50

Genre: Comedy
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

When you get a badass name like “Bloody Butterfly” there is no chance you will ever be late for school. Chio is your average gamer girl. But because of her late-night gaming sessions, she wakes up late every day. But don’t worry, Bloody Butterfly always finds some way or detour to reach school in time.

Last night when I was making this list, I actually forgot about this anime. I searched every YouTube anime compilation and finally found this hidden gem.

While most people would say walking to school is boring, for Chio, it’s exactly the opposite. Every day she sees some bizarre obstacle in her way and has to use her Call of Duty game training to overcome it. The show is very funny with amazing conclusions each episode.

 

11. Asobi Asobase

Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
15/20
14/20
10/10
39/50

Genre: Surreal Comedy
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

Remember when we used to do goofy stuff during our recess? Those memories always give us nostalgia and remind us how fun life was back then. Well, Asobe Asobase sends you back to your school life and slaps you with amazing comedy and even better expressions after the punchline.

Asobi Asobase shows us the daily life of Hanako, Olivia, and Kasumi. Every day during recess they bring up some weird game and let me just say, things get wild after a while. Even the supporting characters in this show are funny as hell. If you ever watched Daily Life of High School Boys, this show is its baby.

 

10. Nichijou - My Ordinary Life

Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
15/20
16/20
9/10
40/50

Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy
Episodes: 26

Anime Storyline:

Nichijou is one of those shows that stick to the back of our memories and we just can not forget, because it’s that good. Where other comedy anime fail, Nichijo does it perfectly. 

It has unique animation, an amazing daily life plot, jokes that are different, and finally, amazing voice actors that gave it their all.

The plot is very simple, it shows the daily life of Yuuko, Hakase, Mio, Nano, and Mai. From walking to school to playing in the field, there are jokes everywhere in this show. You just need to have a keen eye.

 

9. Daily Lives of High School Boys

daily lives of high school boys
Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
15/20
15/20
10/10
40/50

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

Daily Life of High School Boys is a show that has action, comedy, drama, love, Tadakuni’s sister’s underwear, what else do you want? The show is considered one of the best comedy anime ever made.

The show gives us a peek into what’s happening in your average high school boy’s mind. It shows their weird games, their funny fantasies about sticks being swords, it shows how boys react when they think someone has a girlfriend.

This is an overall banger and the jokes are so, so Goddamn good. The show literally trolls the rom-com genre about guys meeting girls under the bridge.

 

8. Nisekoi

Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
16/20
18/20
7/10
41/50

Genre: Harem, Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 20

Anime Storyline:

One of the most unusual and amazing high school dramas is Nisekoi. The show gives us the drama of what happens when two Mafia gang’s next heir date each other. The show is somewhat of a harem and it has its fair share of fan service. But the show really shines when it comes to awesome visuals and a unique storyline.

Raku Ichijou is the heir of Yakuza, he isn’t interested in the family business and wants to live a normal life. But because of two nosy fathers, Raku now dates Chitoge, who is also an heir to the Mafia. Both fathers have forced them into a relationship to end this gang war in the city.

Now Raku is faced with a dilemma and can not propose to the girl he has a crush on. The show is filled with drama and hilarious situations. Do give it a try and tell me who the best girl is?

 

7. Teasing Master Takagi-san

Teasing Master takagi San
Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
15/20
7/20
9/10
41/50

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Slice of Life 
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

We all know how thick-headed protagonists are in anime when it comes to love. They literally have to kiss just to find out the girl actually has feelings for them. Teasing Master Takagi-san is a show about how everyday Takagi teases this boy named Nishikata.

She literally gives googly eyes at him and he thinks she is just playing with him. Somebody gets this kid some milk. He needs God to show him the way.

Jokes aside, the show has a decent plot and it’s very cute. Overtime, we also see Nishikata get some character development and make Takagi blush at times. An amazing show to binge on.

 

6. Tsurezure Children

Tsurezure Children
Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
17/20
14/20
10/10
41/50

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

Tsurezure Children is an anime that shows us the love life of five couples. The show is very wholesome and very funny at times. But it mostly consists of romance and cute lines that definitely would help during your next date.

What I love about this show is that it doesn’t want to be like the other rom-com shows. It has its own personality. We get to see five different love stories that lead to five different struggles and how they overcome it. Overall, an amazing show.

 

5. After the Rain

after the rain
Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
18/20
17/20
6/10
41/50

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, Romance
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

This is one of the most underrated love stories in anime history. The show gives us a view of what happens when a highschool girl falls for an older man. The show is very wholesome and very romantic at times. It also shows us how the girl is ready to adjust her whole future for the man she loves.

Akira is a shy girl, who one day falls for a divorced older guy named Masami. Later on, she finds out more about Masami and wants to help him with his daily life. Masami on the other hand thinks of Akira as a girl who respects him and wants to help him. The two have a huge age gap and yet Akira wants Masami to notice her. Words can’t explain this show. You need to see to understand.

 

4. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

rascal does not dream of bunny girl senpai
Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
17/20
18/20
7/10
42/50

Genre: Psychological Drama, Supernatural
Episodes: 13

Anime Storyline:

Here is a unique show. A weird disease has been spreading to some people that makes them want to wear bunny girl outfits and run around the school. Oh, I got the plot wrong.

So, a puberty disease that makes people experience weird abilities, and it’s Sakuta’s job to solve their problem and make things go back to normal. The show has nothing to do with bunnies but it has a lot of girls

Sakuta gives us his perspective on how these abilities affect each person and how he solves them while flirting with his senpai Mai. An amazing show that flooded social media when it first aired.

 

3. Horimiya

horimiya
Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
15/20
18/20
9/10
42/50

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 13

Anime Storyline:

Horimiya is a show that makes us believe that anything can happen in life. It is a show that shows us that anyone can change and we shouldn’t judge people by their looks.

Kyouko Hori, a cheerful girl that has a bubbly personality and lives by making memories with her friends. She out of nowhere, one day took notice of Izumi Miyamura and how quiet he always is. She took an interest in him and started knowing him a bit more.

horimiya

A few days later it turns out Miyamura is one of the best guys she met in her life. He had an interesting past and loves to go extreme when it comes to body modification

She never expected the quiet kid to get piercings and a tattoo. One thing led to another and they fell in love. Now Miyamura is one of the reasons behind Hori’s smile. The show also gives us small glimpses of their friend’s love life too. It’s an amazing show and definitely deserves this spot.

 

2. Oresuki: Are You the Only One Who Loves Me?

Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
16/20
18/20
8/10
42/50

Genre: Harem, Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

People say Truck-Kun is overrated, yet you don’t know about Bench-Kun. This anime literally tried to make a bench of rejection memes. Every time our protagonist sat on that bench, he got rejected by his crush.

Amateur somehow landed two dates in the same week (I can’t even manage to get one date.). But during both dates he got rejected when his dates proclaimed their crush on Amatsuyu’s best friend Taiyou

This has made Amatsuyu despise that dreadful bench. Feeling disappointed, Amatsuyu goes to the library and somehow finds out that the nerdy glasses-wearing library girl is actually very pretty when she puts her glasses off. What’s more surprising is that she actually has a crush on him

The show is very interesting with its random twists out of nowhere and it has amazing comedic timing.

 

1. Kaguya Sama: Love is War

Kaguya-sama Love Is War
Plot Animation Romance/Comedy Total
18/20
19/20
10/10
47/50

Genre: Psychological, Romantic Comedy, Slice of Life

Episodes: Season1: 12, Season 2: 12

Anime Storyline:

Finally, our rank one spot goes to Love is War. As the saying goes “anything is fair in love and war”. Love is War is an anime that gives us a view of what would happen if Light Yagami and Lelouch were in a rom-com. Like literally these two protagonists of this show should just get a room.

Kaguya, a girl who has the brains, the beauty, and the money to back her up. She is very strategic and cunning. She is the vice president of the Shuchiin Academy. On the other hand, there is Miyuki, a boy who climbed the ladder through hard work and determination

He is the student council president. Both protagonists love each other but they have an issue with how to say their feelings to each other. They think the other person will make fun of them and ruin their reputation.

Now, they are currently competing secretly against each other to see who can make the other person confess their feelings first. The side characters in this show are great comic relief and might I just say Chika is the best girl.

 

Chika-Chan would like you to comment ^^

chika

In conclusion, school anime has become part of the anime industry’s trademark. Every year we see a bunch of school anime being released. Though these anime never get to our top ten best anime lists, these anime play a big part in attracting new viewers to the anime community.

 

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