What is School Life manga?

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

(Jujutsu Kaisen)

8.5

Description:

Although Yuji Itadori looks like your average teenager, his immense physical strength is something to behold! Every sports club wants him to join, but Itadori would rather hang out with the school outcasts in the Occult Research Club. One day, the club manages to get their hands on a sealed cursed object. Little do they know the terror they’ll unleash when they break the seal… (Source: Viz Media) Notes: - Ranked 1st in Japan's Bookstore Employees Top Manga of 2018. - Nominated for the 25th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2021. - Nominated for the 65th Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen Category in 2019.
Type

manga

Status

current

Started

2018-03-05

Boku no Hero Academia

(My Hero Academia)

8.48

Description:

What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks” at age four? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy 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

manga

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

current

Started

2014-07-07

Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho

(My Hero Academia: School Briefs)

8.44

Description:

Prose short stories featuring the everyday school lives of My Hero Academia’s fan-favorite characters. (Manga Updates)
Type

novel

Volumes

0

Status

current

Started

2016-04-04

Haikyuu!!

(Haikyu!!)

8.44

Description:

Ever since he saw the legendary player known as the "Little Giant" compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has been aiming to be the best volleyball player ever! He decides to join the team at the high school the Little Giant went to-and then surpass him. Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else? After losing his first and last volleyball match against Tobio Kageyama, "the King of the Court," Shoyo Hinata swears to become his rival after graduating middle school. But what happens when the guy he wants to defeat ends up being his teammate?! (Source: Viz Media) Note: Includes 2 extra chapters.
Type

manga

Volumes

45

Chapters

404

Status

finished

Started

2012-02-20

Koe no Katachi

(A Silent Voice)

8.43

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

manga

Volumes

7

Chapters

64

Status

finished

Started

2013-08-07

Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun

(Toilet-bound Hanako-kun)

8.42

Description:

"Hanako-san, Hanako-san...are you there?" At Kamome Academy, rumors abound about the school's Seven Mysteries, one of which is Hanako-san. Said to occupy the third stall of the third floor girls' bathroom in the old school building, Hanako-san grants any wish when summoned. Nene Yashiro, an occult-loving high school girl who dreams of romance, ventures into this haunted bathroom...but the Hanako-san she meets there is nothing like she imagined! Kamome Academy's Hanako-san...is a boy!(Source: Yen Press)
Type

manga

Status

current

Started

2014-06-18

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

(Assassination Classroom)

8.42

Description:

The students of class 3-E have a mission: kill their teacher before graduation. He has already destroyed the moon, and has promised to destroy the Earth if he can not be killed within a year. But how can this class of misfits kill a tentacled monster, capable of reaching Mach 20 speed, who may be the best teacher any of them have ever had?
Type

manga

Volumes

21

Chapters

187

Status

finished

Started

2012-07-02

Kimi no Na wa.

(Your name.)

8.41

Description:

Based on the hit animated film! Mitsuha, a high school girl from a town deep in the mountains, dreams of an unfamiliar life in Tokyo. Taki, a high school boy from Tokyo, dreams that he is a girl living in the mountains. As the two change places in their dreams, their encounter sets a miraculous story into motion. (Source: Yen Press)
Type

manga

Volumes

3

Chapters

9

Rating

Status

finished

Started

2016-05-27

Keullaudeu

(Lost in the Cloud)

8.36

Description:

Skylar has a secret hobby - taking photos of his crush, Chan-il. But when Cirrus stumbles upon Skylar's cloud storage with its impressive collection of Chan-il's photos, things escalate pretty quickly. At first confident his secret is safe with Cirrus, Skylar continuously finds himself in compromising situations, making him question Cirrus' true motives. Source: Lezhin
Type

manhwa

Status

current

Started

2020-11-20

Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!!

8.36

Description:

It's been about a month since Hinata entered Karasuno High School, and the whole story of the "Karasuno Volleyball Club Training Camp" during the Golden Week holidays is revealed!
Type

novel

Volumes

0

Chapters

13

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Started

2013-06-04

Horimiya

(Horimiya)

8.33

Description:

At school, Kyouko Hori is known for being smart, attractive, and popular. On the other hand, her classmate, the boring, gloomy Izumi Miyamura tends to get painted as a "loser fanboy." But when a liberally pierced and tattooed (not to mention downright gorgeous) Miyamura appears unexpectedly on the doorstep of secretly plain-Jane homebody Hori, these two similarly dissimilar teenagers discover that there are multiple sides to every story...and person! (Source: Yen Press) Notes: -Includes 20 extra chapters. -The 17th volume got released on July 18, 2023. This was 2 years after its original ending. This new volume included 10 extra chapters. Note: Chapter count includes 20 extra chapters.
Type

manga

Volumes

17

Chapters

152

Status

finished

Started

2011-10-18

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen

(Kaguya-sama: Love is War)

8.31

Description:

As leaders of their prestigious academy’s student council, Kaguya and Miyuki are the elite of the elite! But it’s lonely at the top… Luckily for them, they’ve fallen in love! There’s just one problem—they both have too much pride to admit it. And so begins the daily scheming to get the object of their affection to confess their romantic feelings first… Love is a war you win by losing. (Source: Viz Media) Notes: - The first 10 chapters were published in Monthly Miracle Jump. It switched to Weekly Young Jump starting with Ch. 11, with the chapter count being reset. This entry still includes the first 10 chapters from Miracle Jump. - Winner of the 65th Shogakukan Manga Award for "Best General Manga" category in 2019.
Type

manga

Volumes

28

Chapters

281

Status

finished

Started

2015-05-19

Koe no Katachi

(A Silent Voice)

8.31

Description:

Nishimiya Shouko is a student with hearing impairment. During elementary school, after moving to a new school, Shouko becomes a target of bullying and soon has to transfer. What she did not expect is that some years later, Ishida Shouya, one of the bullies who both did suffer last arise again in your life with a new purpose.
Type

oneshot

Volumes

0

Chapters

1

Rating

Status

finished

Started

2011-01-08

Kaoru Hana wa Rin to Saku

8.3

Description:

In a certain place, there were two neighboring high schools: Chidori High School, a bottom-feeder boys' school full of delinquents, and Kikyo Girls' School, a fancy girls' private school. Rintaro Tsumugi, a strong and quiet second year student at Chidori High, meets Kaoruko Wakuri, a girl who visited his family's cake shop while he was helping out. Rintaro feels comfortable spending time with Kaoruko. However, she is a student at Kikyo, and all of the girls there seems to hate Chidori boys. This is the story of two people who are so close and yet so far apart.
Type

manga

Rating

13

Status

current

Started

2021-10-21

Let's! Haikyuu!?

8.23

Description:

Official spin-off of the 10-million-selling volleyball manga.
Type

manga

Volumes

0

Status

current

Started

2014-09-22

Ao Ashi

8.27

Description:

Ashito Aoi, a third-year middle school student from Ehime, meets Fukuda Tatsuya, a J Youth League coach. Even though he's still rough around the edges, Ashito has such amazing potential that he gets invited by coach Fukuda to participate in his team's try-outs in Tokyo. The story of a boy who will revolutionize Japanese football begins to unfold. Note: Nominated for the 2017 Manga Taishou Award. (Source: MangaUpdates)
Type

manga

Status

current

Started

2015-01-05

Slam Dunk

(Slam Dunk)

8.27

Description:

Winning isn't everything in the game of basketball, but who wants to come in second? It takes dedication and discipline to be the best, and the Shohoku High hoops team wants to be just that. They have one last year to make their captain's dream of reaching the finals come true--will they do it? Takehiko Inoue's legendary beloved basketball manga is finally here and the tale of a lifetime is in your hands. Hanamichi Sakuragi's got no game with girls--none at all! It doesn't help that he's known for throwing down at a moment's notice and always coming out on top. A hopeless bruiser, he's been rejected by 50 girls in a row! All that changes when he meets the girl of his dreams, Haruko, and she's actually not afraid of him! When she introduces him to the game of basketball, his life is changed forever... (Source: VIZ) Included one-shot: Volume 31: Slam Dunk: 10 Days After
Type

manga

Volumes

31

Chapters

276

Status

finished

Started

1990-09-18

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e

(Classroom of the Elite)

8.26

Description:

Koudo Ikusei Senior High School is a leading prestigious school with state-of-the-art facilities where nearly 100% of students go on to university or find employment. The students there have the freedom to wear any hairstyle and bring any personal effects they desire. Koudo Ikusei is a paradise-like school, but the truth is that only the most superior of students receive favorable treatment.Ayanokouji Kiyotaka is a student of D-class, which is where the school dumps its “inferior” students in order to ridicule them. For a certain reason, Kiyotaka was careless on his entrance examination, and was put in D-class. After meeting Horikita Suzune and Kushida Kikyou, two other students in his class, Kiyotaka’s situation begins to change.(Source: ANN)
Type

novel

Volumes

14

Chapters

110

Status

finished

Started

2015-05-25

Skip to Loafer

(Skip and Loafer)

8.26

Description:

Iwakura Mitsumi always had big dreams, of leaving her small town, advancing to the top tier university, and then contributing to the country before retiring back to her home town. So focused is she to her goal that she is oblivious to all the other ways she comes up short, much to the chagrin and concern of her friends and family. Can a naive country girl make it in Tokyo? (Source: MU)
Type

manga

Status

current

Started

2018-09-25

Yagate Kimi ni Naru

(Bloom Into You)

8.26

Description:

Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day she gets a love confession that sends her heart aflutter with bubbles and blushes, and yet when a junior high classmate confesses his feelings to her...she feels nothing. Disappointed and confused, Yuu enters high school still unsure how to respond. That's when Yuu sees the beautiful student council president Nanami turn down a suitor with such maturity that she's inspired to ask her for help. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is Nanami herself. Has her shoujo romance finally begun? (Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)
Type

manga

Volumes

8

Chapters

50

Status

finished

Started

2015-04-27

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