The high school set up in shows is widely loved by the audience is all around. This could be because of the number of experiments that can be done in this diverse setup. The number of characters that can be culminated in a single classroom is beyond imagination. Maybe this is the reason why audiences prefer the high school genre of anime more. Thus, today we have handpicked only the best anime series that have made a mark in this specific genre. So, here is the list of the 13 Best High School Anime Series that you must not miss out on.
13. Best High School Anime: The Quintessential Quintuplets
A path breaking High School anime that is quite popular these days is The Quintessential Quintuplets. Pretty much everybody is talking about this new show. Enjoy the story of five identical sisters who are very different from each other. One is a rebel while one is the sincere girl. But their dysfunctionally balanced life turns upside down when a man enters their life. Futaro Uesugi is hired by their father to teach these girls. But everything is happening in this tution other than studies. Their equations soon turn into a fight for love and attention. Who will this tutor choose as his ultimate partner? Watch this one to find out.
Do you love both horror and high school? Well, for some, these two words mean the same. But this anime culminates the two in the most unexpected way. The story of Another is set in the late 90s when High School was not a symbol of pop culture.The protagonist Koichi Sakakibara joins a new school only to find a grave mystery. He notices a mysterious girl Mei Misaki who is not even noticed by anyone else. His quest ultimately leads him to the question of whether Mei is even alive or not? Watch this horror drama if you wish to revisit the memories of high school.
11. Yamada-Kun And The Seven Witches
A highschool anime that has all the elements of becoming a hit is Yamada-kun And The Seven Witches. The premise is set in a witch-crafting high school where Ryu Yamada calls all the troubles to himself. In his chaotic struggle of finding a place in the school, he learns that a group of seven witches reside there. He ultimately befriends the seven of them and acquires several sorcery tricks from them. Yamada-Kun And The Seven Witches is a must-watch in the High School anime genre.
10. Fruits Basket
This one is undoubtedly the best-written High School story of all time. Meet Orphan Toru Honda, who is a kind and generous high school student. However, this changes quickly when a mysterious Sohma family takes her in adoption. It turns out that all the members of this family are cursed with the Chinese Zodiac. As a result, they all can turn into animals. What would this little girl do to balance her odd life with her new high school life? What’s this beautiful anime to find out.
One will always get surprised while watching Nichijou. Nichijouis a pretty weird show if you look at the regular standards of a High School. Don’t want to sound sceptical but almost anything is happening at any time. There is a baby professor who owns a talking cat! Yes, we are not kidding. And pretty much every character is weird in its own. If weirdness works for you, and you can take a laugh at silly jokes, then Nichijou is a box full of jewels for you.
8. Ouran High School Host Club
If you are looking for a light-hearted comedy High School story, then Ouran High School Host Club is for you. We are in Ouran high school, where our protagonist Haruhi Fujioka accidentally breaks an antique vase. In redemption, she has to join the host club of full of boys. It’s all fun and chaos after this. The troubles of Haruhi still continue, but we have to do nothing but laugh. Watch this light-hearted show if you are bored of all the action.
7. Best High School Anime: Azumanga Daioh!
After all the larger-than-life anime shows which we have seen so far, Azumanga Daioh is the decent one. The story explores the high school lives of six best friends who have grown up together. With their contrasting personalities and different goals, how will this group face real-life when it hits after school? Azumanga Daioh is a heart-warming coming-of-age story that you must binge with your best friends. Hence, we give Azumanga Daioh the ninth spot on our list of the 13 Best High School Anime.
6. Assassination Classroom
So, Assassination Classroom is a pretty unconventional High School story. Let us put this straight; there is a giant yellow alien in this classroom! This alien is an invader who wants to destroy the planet earth, but now his heart has gotten into teaching. The fate of the planet earth lies in the hands of the students who must assassinate their teacher before he destroys Earth. Amid this intergalactic war, everyone must complete their assignments, homework, and all of the school work too.
5. Best High School Anime: Nisekoi
If classic love stories intrigue you then Nisekoi should be on top of your watch list. Another love story of people who belong to rival families is Nisekoi. Raku Ichijo and Chitoge Kirisaka both find each other in high school and fall in love. But it is only later that they find out that their families have been rival for ages. These love birds don’t know that they are stepping into grave dangers now. The struggles of these two innocent people are beautifully portrayed in Nisekoi.
4. 13 Best High School Anime: Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai
Don’t go by the unconventional name of this beautiful anime. What you will watch it is a beautiful story of young adults suffering from real life problems as they grow up. Sakuta is a normal high schooler who cannot stand the struggles of his peers. A deep sense of helplessness punches him in the face every time he sees someone in trouble. He wants to help his fellow classmates who are struggling to understand the adolescent phase. He does this with the help of Mai by reaching out to these people. Sakuta also helps his younger sister in beating her anxiety. No fights, no over-the-top action, and no unnecessary romanticization of emotions will be seen in this anime. Watch this one if you’re looking for an easy watch.
3. A Silent Voice
Are you feeling a little low? Do you want to watch an anime that will bring out all your emotions? A Silent Voice is just the one. Witnesses story of heartless bullying, pain, insecurities, and redemption all in a single anime. This anime is unlike any other show which will have a conventional antagonist and protagonist. All characters are beautifully crafted with all their sorrows, guilts, and talents. We learn that humans are a culmination of nothing but their emotions.
2. Great Teacher Onizuka
So, Great Teacher Onizuka is a classic high school story. The premise traces Eikichi Onizuka, a gangster who becomes a high school teacher to meet up with some female teachers. But the school life changes him and his values in life. He becomes an ideal for many students, which in turn also changes him. The lives of the students also make him recall the past instances that made him a gangster. What’s this beautiful story of a gangster learning the beauties of a wholesome life.
Meet Taiga Aisaka, who is a no-nonsense girl in her high school. To her surprise, she manages to make friends with Ryuji, who looks a little scary but is nothing like it. It turns out that the two are friends only because they both have a crush on the other’s best friend. This love square becomes easily messed up when Taiga and Ryuji start getting closer. Watch this to find out who chooses who in the end.
So, with this, we can conclude our list of the Best High School Anime. Which of these shows do you plan on watching next? Did we miss out on any show? Please share with us your thoughts in the comment section. For more such listicles, keep visiting The Anime Daily.