What is School Life anime?

Since a large part of the anime audience still takes part in school life or is visiting college, it is only natural to choose a setting the audience can identify with, be it elementary, middle, or high school. For the older viewers a college setting with more mature real-life problems is appropriate. And since clubs take up so much time in the lives of students, these are obviously also important.

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Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2

(Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2)

8.66

Description:

The past comes to light when second-year students Satoru Gojou and Suguru Getou are tasked with escorting young Riko Amanai to Master Tengen. But when a non-sorcerer user tries to kill them, their mission to protect the Star Plasma Vessel threatens to turn them into bitter enemies and cement their destinies—one as the world’s strongest sorcerer, and the other its most twisted curse user! (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

TV

Episodes

23

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2023-07-06

Jujutsu Kaisen

8.6

Description:

Yuji Itadori is a boy with tremendous physical strength, though he lives a completely ordinary high school life. One day, to save a classmate who has been attacked by curses, he eats the finger of Ryomen Sukuna, taking the curse into his own soul. From then on, he shares one body with Ryomen Sukuna. Guided by the most powerful of sorcerers, Satoru Gojo, Itadori is admitted to Tokyo Jujutsu High School, an organization that fights the curses... and thus begins the heroic tale of a boy who became a curse to exorcise a curse, a life from which he could never turn back. (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

TV

Episodes

24

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2020-10-03

Boku no Hero Academia 3

(My Hero Academia Season 3)

8.45

Description:

Summer is here, and the heroes of Class 1-A and 1-B are in for the toughest training camp of their lives! A group of seasoned pros pushes everyone's Quirks to new heights as the students face one overwhelming challenge after another. Braving the elements in this secret location becomes the least of their worries when routine training turns into a critical struggle for survival. (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

TV

Episodes

25

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2018-04-07

Boku no Hero Academia 2

(My Hero Academia Season 2)

8.45

Description:

Taking off right after the last episode of the first season. The school is temporarily closed due to security. When U.A. restarts, it is announced that the highly anticipated School Sports Festival will soon be taking place. All classes: Hero, Support, General and Business will be participating. Tournaments all around will decide who is the top Hero in training. (Source: Anime News Network)
Type

TV

Episodes

25

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2017-04-01

Boku no Hero Academia

(My Hero Academia)

8.41

Description:

What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested extraordinary superpowers called “Quirks” at age four? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Becoming a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? U.A. High's Hero Program of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless? Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn't got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all gives him a chance to change his destiny… (Source: Viz Media)
Type

TV

Episodes

13

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2016-04-03

Boku no Hero Academia 5

(My Hero Academia Season 5)

8.36

Description:

The rivalry between Class 1-A and Class 1-B heats up in a joint training battle. Eager to be a part of the hero course, brainwashing buff Shinso is tasked with competing on both sides. But as each team faces their own weaknesses and discovers new strengths, this showdown might just become a toss-up. (Source: Funimation)
Type

TV

Episodes

25

Ep.Length

24 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2021-03-27

Koe no Katachi

(A Silent Voice)

8.37

Description:

Shoya is a bully. When Shoko, a girl who can't hear, enters his elementary school class, she becomes their favorite target, and Shoya and his friends goad each other into devising new tortures for her. But the children's cruelty goes too far. Shoko is forced to leave the school, and Shoya ends up shouldering all the blame. Six years later, the two meet again. Can Shoya make up for his past mistakes, or is it too late? (Source: Kodansha Comics)
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

130 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2016-09-17

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2nd Season

(Assassination Classroom Second Season)

8.33

Description:

The students return as school is back in session for the second semester. Following their exploits on the island during summer vacation, Class 3-E continues to sharpen their blades with their sights set on their teacher, the slippery Koro-sensei. They have more to worry about than just their teacher, however, as enemy assassins, both old and new, are out for the increased bounty on the octopus' head. Moreover, their rivals in Class A, as well as Kunugigaoka Junior High's fearsome principal, stand to block Class E from achieving academic excellence. With all of these obstacles opposing them, the group must continue to work together in order to overcome their foes and accomplish their goal of successfully assassinating their teacher. (Source: MAL Rewrite)
Type

TV

Episodes

25

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2016-01-08

Kimi no Na wa.

(Your Name.)

8.33

Description:

From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls. The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint. When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars? (Source: FUNimation Films)
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

106 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2016-08-26

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

(Assassination Classroom)

8.3

Description:

When a mysterious creature chops the moon down to a permanent crescent, the students of class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Middle School find themselves confronted with an enormous task: assassinate the creature responsible for the disaster before Earth suffers a similar fate. However, the monster, dubbed Koro-sensei (the indestructible teacher), is able to fly at speeds of up to Mach 20, which he demonstrates freely, leaving any attempt to subdue him in his extraterrestrial dust. Furthermore, the misfits of 3-E soon find that the strange, tentacled beast is more than just indomitable—he is the best teacher they have ever had! Adapted from the humorous hit manga by Yuusei Matsui, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu tells the story of these junior high pupils as they polish their assassination skills and grow in order to stand strong against the oppressive school system, their own life problems, and one day, Koro-sensei. (Source: MAL Rewrite)
Type

TV

Episodes

22

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2015-01-10

Haikyuu!!

(Haikyu!!)

8.29

Description:

Inspired after watching a volleyball ace nicknamed "Little Giant" in action, small-statured Shouyou Hinata revives the volleyball club at his middle school. The newly-formed team even makes it to a tournament; however, their first match turns out to be their last when they are brutally squashed by the "King of the Court," Tobio Kageyama. Hinata vows to surpass Kageyama, and so after graduating from middle school, he joins Karasuno High School's volleyball team—only to find that his sworn rival, Kageyama, is now his teammate. Thanks to his short height, Hinata struggles to find his role on the team, even with his superior jumping power. Surprisingly, Kageyama has his own problems that only Hinata can help with, and learning to work together appears to be the only way for the team to be successful. Based on Haruichi Furudate's popular shounen manga of the same name, Haikyuu!! is an exhilarating and emotional sports comedy following two determined athletes as they attempt to patch a heated rivalry in order to make their high school volleyball team the best in Japan. (Source: MAL)
Type

TV

Episodes

25

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2014-04-06

Haikyuu!! Second Season

(Haikyu!! 2nd Season)

8.27

Description:

Following their participation at the Inter-High, the Karasuno High School volleyball team attempts to refocus their efforts, aiming to conquer the Spring tournament instead. When they receive an invitation from long-standing rival Nekoma High, Karasuno agrees to take part in a large training camp alongside many notable volleyball teams in Tokyo and even some national level players. By playing with some of the toughest teams in Japan, they hope not only to sharpen their skills, but also come up with new attacks that would strengthen them. Moreover, Hinata and Kageyama attempt to devise a more powerful weapon, one that could possibly break the sturdiest of blocks. Facing what may be their last chance at victory before the senior players graduate, the members of Karasuno's volleyball team must learn to settle their differences and train harder than ever if they hope to overcome formidable opponents old and new—including their archrival Aoba Jousai and its world-class setter Tooru Oikawa. (Source: MAL)
Type

TV

Episodes

25

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2015-10-04

Haikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou

(Haikyu!! 3rd Season)

8.26

Description:

The third season of Haikyuu!!
Type

TV

Episodes

10

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2016-10-08

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: First Kiss wa Owaranai

(Kaguya-sama: Love is War - The First Kiss Never Ends)

8.24

Description:

Shuchiin Academy’s student council room: the place where Student Council Vice President Kaguya Shinomiya and President Miyuki Shirogane met. After a long battle in love, these two geniuses communicated their feelings and, at the Hoshin Festival, had their very first kiss. However, there was no clear confession of love. The relationship between these two, who assumed they would be a couple, remains ambiguous. Now, overly conscious of their feelings, they must face the biggest challenge yet: Christmas. It’s Shirogane who wants it to be perfect versus Kaguya who pursues the imperfect situation. This is the very “normal” love story of two geniuses and the first kiss that never ends. (Source: Aniplex of America) Kaguya-sama: Love is War -The First Kiss That Never Ends- first premiered in theaters across Japan on December 17, 2022. It was later released as 4 episodes on TV, streaming, and Blu-Ray/DVD.
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

90 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2022-12-17

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2nd Season: Kagaijugyou-hen

8.25

Description:

Shorts of Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) 2nd Season which adapt chapters of the manga which are not in the TV series. The adapted chapters are 78 ("Takebayashi no Jikan") and 79 ("Shihaisha no Jikan, Ni Jikanme"), which are published in the ninth manga volume.
Type

ONA

Episodes

8

Ep.Length

5 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2016-03-11

Tokyo Revengers

8.23

Description:

Takemichi Hanagaki is a freelancer that's reached the absolute pits of despair in his life. He finds out that the only girlfriend he ever had, in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, had been killed by the ruthless Tokyo Manji Gang. The day after hearing about her death, he's standing on the station platform and ends up being pushed over onto the tracks by a herd of people. He closes his eyes thinking he's about to die, but when he opens his eyes back up, he somehow had gone back in time 12 years. Now that he's back living the best days of his life, Takemichi decides to get revenge on his life (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

TV

Episodes

24

Ep.Length

23 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2021-04-11

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic

(Kaguya-sama: Love is War - Ultra Romantic -)

8.24

Description:

The elite members of Shuchiin Academy's student council continue their competitive day-to-day antics. Council president Miyuki Shirogane clashes daily against vice-president Kaguya Shinomiya, each fighting tooth and nail to trick the other into confessing their romantic love. Kaguya struggles within the strict confines of her wealthy, uptight family, rebelling against her cold default demeanor as she warms to Shirogane and the rest of her friends. Meanwhile, council treasurer Yuu Ishigami suffers under the weight of his hopeless crush on Tsubame Koyasu, a popular upperclassman who helps to instill a new confidence in him. Miko Iino, the newest student council member, grows closer to the rule-breaking Ishigami while striving to overcome her own authoritarian moral code. As love further blooms at Shuchiin Academy, the student council officers drag their outsider friends into increasingly comedic conflicts. (Source: MAL Rewrite) Note: The first episode had an advanced screening on April 2, in both New York & Los Angeles.
Type

TV

Episodes

13

Ep.Length

25 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2022-04-09

Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP 2

(Haikyuu!!: To the Top Part 2)

8.23

Description:

Second cour of Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP.
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2020-10-03

Boku no Hero Academia: All Might - Rising The Animation

(My Hero Academia: All Might Rising)

8.22

Description:

Short Special included with the Blu-ray/DVD release of Boku no Hero Academia the Movie: Futari no Hero.
Type

special

Episodes

2

Ep.Length

4 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2019-02-13

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

(Your Lie in April)

8.22

Description:

Music accompanies the path of the human metronome, the prodigious pianist Kousei Arima. But after the passing of his mother, Saki Arima, Kousei falls into a downward spiral, rendering him unable to hear the sound of his own piano. Two years later, Kousei still avoids the piano, leaving behind his admirers and rivals, and lives a colorless life alongside his friends Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari. However, everything changes when he meets a beautiful violinist, Kaori Miyazono, who stirs up his world and sets him on a journey to face music again. Based on the manga series of the same name, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso approaches the story of Kousei's recovery as he discovers that music is more than playing each note perfectly, and a single melody can bring in the fresh spring air of April. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

22

Ep.Length

22 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2014-10-10

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