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THE Best High School Anime, Ranked

Anime fans will agree that some of the best characters and fun moments are to be found in the high school genre. It’s something we can all relate to, it’s time to come of high school age, and begin the journey of learning who we are and who we will be.

These selections often go beyond run-of-the-mill teen tropes, and create a world of fantasy that live-action can’t even come close to.

There are many wonderful anime series and movies in high school, ranging from comedy to horror and romance. While it would be hard to pinpoint the best of the best across the board, here are some memorable anime sets in high school that have something unique.

 Angel Beats! 

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release date : 3 April 2010
Directed by : Seiji Kishi
Written by : Jun Maeda
Studio : P.A.Works

Otonashi is a teenager who dies suddenly and meets a gun-wielding girl named Yuri who tries to help him use her in the afterlife. He also tells her that she is the leader of a group called the Shinda Sekai Sensen, fighting against an evil girl named Tenshi.

But Otonashi doesn’t really believe Yuri. Even after joining the SSS, he finds himself unexpectedly attracted to Tenshi. You can watch all the episodes on Crunchyroll.

How To Raise A Boring Girlfriend

Sakano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend is about Tomoya who wants to make a dating sim game. And also the “cute” girls help him on his journey to make one. One of the main characters: Megumi Kato is a literal cliche character,

and the anime is self-conscious towards it. That’s what makes it attractive and gives it more flavor. Not your typical harem. I enjoyed it more than I thought.

release date : 9 January 2015
Created by : Fumiaki Maruto
Written by : Fumiaki Maruto
Studio : A-1 Pictures

Ouran High School Host Club

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release date : 4 April 2006
Directed by: Takuya Igarashi
Written by : Bisco Hatori
Studio : Bones

It is the most heartwarming on the slice-of-life anime list. The 26-episode series follows a group of wealthy, privileged boys in a host club at the school, whose lives are eventually turned upside down when a transfer student.

Haruhi Fujioka, moves into their host club. Her bisexual features make the boys think she’s also male, and when she accidentally breaks an expensive vase, the only way she can pay off her debt is by being the host herself.

ReLIFE Takes A New Spin On Isekai

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release date : March 21, 2018
Directed by: Satoru Kosaka
Written by : Sō Yayoi
Studio : TMS Entertainment Double Eagle

Sometimes, adults may wonder what if they could do it again. Enter relief. In this 12-episode series, Arata meets a mysterious young man named Kaizaki.

a frustrated job seeker who gives her a shot for being ten years younger, and is right back in high school! It’s part of an experiment, and Arata dives right in. He learns some life lessons along the way, and some of his classmates may have some secrets of their own.

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

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release date : 4 July 2016
Directed by: Hiroaki Sakurai
Written by : Shūichi Asō
Studio : J.C.Staff

As a psychic, Saiki tries to lead a peaceful life but has no luck. He attracts the strangest people to his high school and has a responsibility to save humanity one at a time. The show is full of laughs when you don’t have much time.

Although Saiki has the power to read the minds of others, one character, Nendo, lacks any sort of intelligence. There is nothing to read in Nendo’s mind. This makes Saiki terrified of what unexpected steps Nendo will take to ruin her peaceful life.


Issei Hyoudou is a typical pervert who gets murdered while on a first date with a fallen angel. Luckily, the teenager’s adventure doesn’t end there, as she is saved by the lovable Rhea Gremory, a devil. Issie is now his slave and must obey his orders.

High School DxD” is for anime fans who enjoy shows with sexually suggestive visuals and a compelling plot. The series is available to watch on VRV.

release date : 6 January 2012
Directed by: Tetsuya Yanagisawa
Written by : Ichiei Ishibumi
Studio : Passione

Daily Lives Of High School Boys

The Daily Life of High School Boys is all about the dumbest sh*t boys raised in school. And it’s clear from the first episode. The second episode and everything beyond. The comedy is gender specific, after all it is about high school boys and how they live their daily lives.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t see the humor in it if you’re a woman. I’d call it a “male” version of something like K-On, but without the moe and kawaii designs and episodes.

release date : 9 January 2012
Directed by: Shinji Takamatsu
Written by : Yasunobu Yamauchi
Studio : Sunrise

Assassination Classroom

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release date : 9 January 2015
Directed by: Keiji Gotoh
Written by : Yusei Matsui
Studio : Brain’s Base

A humorous and action-packed story about a class of misfits who are trying to kill their new teacher – an alien octopus with bizarre powers and super strength!

The teacher has just destroyed the Moon and is threatening to destroy the Earth – unless his students destroy it first. What makes things even more complicated is that he is the best teacher ever!

Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon)

If you are tired of the typical urban school theme, then you should definitely check out Silver Spoon! It takes place at Oejo Agricultural High School, which is in the countryside.

where students are required to learn a variety of practical tasks such as milking cows, riding horses, and cleaning manure. This series is a refreshing take on the genre that teaches us to respect life and animals.

release date : 12 July 2013
Directed by: Tomohiko Itō
Written by : Hiromu Arakawa
Studio : A-1 Pictures

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1 Muzan Kibutsuji (Demon Slayer)
2 Griffith (Berserk)
3 Tetsuo Shima (Akira)
4 Kaido (One Piece)
5 Anos Voldigoad (The Misfit of Demon King Academy)
6 Giorno Giovanna (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)

1 Light Yagami (Death Note)
2 Lelouch Lamparogue (Code Geass)
3 Koro-Sensei (Assassination Classroom)
4 Meruem (Hunter X Hunter)
5 Armin Arlert (Attack on Titan)
6 Kiyotaka Ayanokoji (Classroom of the Elite)

1 Attack on Titan: Erin vs Annie.
2 Akame Ga Kill: Akame vs Esdeath.
3 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Cioccolata vs Giorno Giovanna.
4 Naruto Shippuden: Naruto vs Sasuke.
5 My Hero Academia: Endeavor and Hawks vs Hood.