20 Best High School Anime Tv Shows To Watch

Hey Otaku, In this list we are going to take look into some of the best Japanese anime series that highlights best aspects of high school Anime life.

We all Like the way Japanese schools operate their unique style of education and awesome club activities every anime fan want to be apart of these kind of schools and want to enjoy the Japanese school life.

But Don’t be sad if you can’t go to a Japanese high school because we have some of the best anime to give an experience of Japanese School culture.

High School Anime Series like My Hero AcademiaClassroom of The Elite, Assassination Classroom and Nichijo have slice of life and fantasy anime also to meet the exception of all age groups.

Without wasting anymore time lets dive into the list of Top 20 High School Anime To watch right now that you will absolutely love.



Ryuu Yamada is known as a delinquent in his high school; he has been bored of classes after one year of attending school.

One day, he accidentally falls from a flight of stairs onto Urara Shiraishi, the ace student of the school. Yamada wakes up to find that he has swapped bodies with her!

The two try to reverse the change and discover that kissing triggers the body swap. On the suggestion of student council vice-president Toranosuke Miyamura, they revive the Supernatural Studies Club. The club encounters other “witches” with different powers that are activated with a kiss!

  • Anime Genres: Comedy, Harem, Mystery, Romance, School, Shounen, Supernatural
  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: LIDENFILMS



Fuutarou Uesugi is a poor, antisocial ace student who one day meets the rich transfer student Itsuki Nakano.

They argue but when Uesugi realizes he is to be her tutor, he tries to get on better terms. While trying to do so he meets four other girls.

  • Anime Genres: Harem, Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Tezuka Productions

18. Charlotte


The story centers around the special abilities that occur among a small percentage of boys and girls in puberty. Yuu Otosaka uses his power without others knowing, and lives a fairly normal, average school life.

Before him suddenly appears a girl, Nao Tomori. Due to his meeting with her, the fate of special power-users will be exposed.

  • Anime Genres: Drama, School, Super Power
  • Episodes: 13
  • Studio: P.A Works

17. Another


In 1972, a popular student in Yomiyama North Middle School’s class 3-3 named Misaki passed away during the school year. Since then, the town of Yomiyama has been shrouded by a fearful atmosphere, from the dark secrets hidden deep within.

Twenty-six years later, 15-year-old Kouichi Sakakibara transfers into class 3-3 of Yomiyama North and soon after discovers that a strange, gloomy mood seems to hang over all the students. He also finds himself drawn to the mysterious, eyepatch-wearing student Mei Misaki.

However, the rest of the class and the teachers seem to treat her like she doesn’t exist. Paying no heed to warnings from everyone including Mei herself, Kouichi begins to get closer not only to her, but also to the truth behind the gruesome phenomenon plaguing class 3-3 of Yomiyama North.

Another follows Kouichi, Mei, and their classmates as they are pulled into the enigma surrounding a series of inevitable, tragic events—but unraveling the horror of Yomiyama may just cost them the ultimate price.

  • Anime Genres: Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller, School
  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: P.A. Works

16. Kaguya Sama Love Is War

Kaguya Sama Love Is War

Considered a genius due to having the highest grades in the country, Miyuki Shirogane leads the prestigious Shuchiin Academy’s student council as its president, working alongside the beautiful and wealthy vice president Kaguya Shinomiya.

The two are often regarded as the perfect couple by students despite them not being in any sort of romantic relationship.

However, the truth is that after spending so much time together, the two have developed feelings for one another; unfortunately, neither is willing to confess, as doing so would be a sign of weakness.

With their pride as elite students on the line, Miyuki and Kaguya embark on a quest to do whatever is necessary to get a confession out of the other. Through their daily antics, the battle of love begins!

  • Anime Genres: Comedy, Psychological, Romance, School, Seinen
  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures

15. Ouran Koukou Host Club

Ouran Koukou Host Club 1 20 Best High School Anime Tv Shows To Watch

Haruhi is a poor tomboyish student at a school for the ultra-wealthy, able to attend because of a scholarship, and unable to even afford a uniform. One day, she stumbles across the decidedly peculiar but very popular Ouran Host Club.

She tries to leave, but accidentally breaks a vase, and unable to pay for it, she’s told that she’ll have to stay and do odd jobs.

That is, until they decide she would be more valuable as a club member. Not realizing she’s female due to her appearance, they fix her up and give her a male uniform.

She’s an instant hit, so they decide to have her keep up the charade even after they find out the truth.

Haruhi, being average almost to a fault, doesn’t know what to make of the unconventional activities of the Host Club (or of the even more unconventional members), but having little choice, she plays along.

Before long, real bonds are formed, friends made, and Haruhi finds herself accepted in a way she could never have been otherwise in this affluent school.  

  • Anime Genres: Comedy, Harem, Romance, School, Shoujo
  • Episodes: 26 
  • Studio: Bones

14. Oregairu


This romantic comedy revolves around an antisocial high school student named Hikigaya Hachiman with a distorted view on life and no friends or girlfriend.

When he see his classmates talking excitedly about living their adolescent lives, he mutters, They’re a bunch of liars.

When he is asked about his future dreams, he responds, Not working. A teacher gets Hachiman to join the volunteer service club, which happens to have the school’s prettiest girl, Yukinoshita Yukino.

  • Anime Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, High School Anime
  • Episodes: 26 / Two Seasons
  • Studio: Feel.

13. Classroom of the Elite

Classroom of the Elite

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.

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Lerche
  • Anime Genres: Drama, Psychological, High School Anime, Slice of Life

12. Hyouka


Oreki Hotaro is a high school boy, who always acts passively. One day, he enters “Koten Bu (Classic Literature Club)” as recommended by his elder sister.

There he meets Chitanda Eru, Fukube Satoshi, and Ibara Mayaka. Chitanda is a calm beautiful girl but she turns into an embodiment of curiosity once she says, “I’m interested in it (Watashi, Kininarimasu)”.

Fukube is a smiling boy with a fantastic memory, he never deduces anything on his own. Ibara is a short girl and is strict with others and herself.

She loves Fukube, but he always dodges her approaches. They begin to investigate a case that occurred 33 years ago.

Hints of the mystery are buried in an old collection of works of the former members of Koten Club. The collection is titled “Hyouka”.

  • Genres: Mystery, High School Anime, Slice of Life
  • Episodes: 22
  • Studios: Kyoto Animation

11. Great Teacher Onizuka

Great Teacher Onizuka

Onizuka is an ex-biker and gang leader who has one goal, to become the greatest teacher. He learns of the power and respect possible as an intern teacher, using his strength and connections to get his students to respect him.

Now, graduated, he gets a job at a prestigious private school to handle their ‘problem class’ that made the past few teachers quit.

He must handle a different sort of trouble when the trouble makers include some of the smartest kids in Japan who prefer a more cerebral approach to torturing their teacher.

Onizuka must slowly win his students over and deal with their mistrust of teachers while handling the distrust of his fellow teachers.

  • Anime Genres: Comedy, Drama, High School Anime, Shounen, Slice of Life
  • Episodes: 43
  • Studios: Studio Pierrot

10. Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom

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 can destroy him first. What makes things more complicated is that he’s the best teacher they’ve ever had!

  • Anime Genres:  Action, Comedy, High School Anime, Shounen
  • Episodes: 47 / Two Seasons
  • Studios: Lerche

9. Nichijou


While the title suggests a story of simple, everyday school life, the contents are more the opposite.

The setting is a strange school where you may see the principal wrestle a deer or a robot’s arm hide a rollcake.

However there are still normal stories, like making a card castle or taking a test you didn’t study for.

  • Anime Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, High School Anime, Shounen
  • Episodes: 26
  • Studios: Kyoto Animation

8. Toradora


Toradora! revolves around Ryuuji Takasu, despite his gentle personality, his eyes make him look like an intimidating delinquent.

Class rearrangements on his second high school year put him together with his best friend, Yusaku Kitamura, and his hidden crush, Minori Kushieda.

  • Anime Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, High School Anime
  • Episdoes: 25
  • Studios: J.C.Staff

7. Nisekoi


Raku Ichijou is an average high school student. He also happens to be the sole heir to the head of a Yakuza Family called the Shuei-gumi.

Ten years ago, Raku made a promise… a secret promise with a girl he met. They promised one another that they will “get married when they reunite”.

Since then, Raku never let go of the pendant the girl gave him. Then one day, a beautiful girl named Chitoge Kirisaki transfers into Raku’s class. Their chemistry was more than off. There was not a moment where they were not fighting.

But by a weird turn of events, Raku and Chitoge agree to become fake lovers. Although his heart is really interested in his classmate Kosaki Onodera, Raku must continue pretending to be Chitoge’s boyfriend.

  • Anime Genres: Comedy, Harem, Romance, High School Anime, Shounen
  • Episodes: 32 / Two Seasons
  • Studio: Shaft 



Tohru Honda is 16 year old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Sohma Yuki, and his cousins, 16 year old Kyo and 27 year old Shigure.

However, these young men and parts of the rest of their family (both close and distant) hold a curse; if they are hugged by the opposite gender, they transform into animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

Everyday is an adventure for sweet Tohru, as she gets to know everyone in the large family better (especially Yuki and Kyo), in both common and bizarre situations. But, the Sohma Family curse is certainly no laughing matter… it also holds horrible cruelity and heartbreak.

  • Anime Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo
  • Episodes: 51 / Two Seasons
  • Studio: Deen

5. Angel Beats

Angel Beats

In a world after death, angels fight for their fate and their future. Yuri, the leader of the Shinda Sekai Sensen, rebels against the god who destined her to have an unreasonable life.

On the other hand, Tenshi, the chairperson of the student council for the world after death, battles against the SSS members. SSS members utilize armed weaponry to battle it out against the angels harnessing supernatural powers.

  • Anime Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, High School Anime, Supernatural
  • Studios: P.A. Works
  • Episodes: 13

4. The Irregular at Magic School

The Irregular at Magic School high school anime

Magic is a product of neither legends nor fairy tales, but instead has become a technology of reality since a time unknown to people. Supernatural power became a technology systematized through magic, while magic became a technical skill.

A “Supernatural Power User” became a “Magic Technician.” Magic Technicians (in short, Magicians) are nurtured through Magic High Schools and Universities. This is a story about: Tatsuya, a defective elder brother low achiever.

Miyuki, a perfect, flawless younger sister high achiever. After both siblings entered a Magic High School, The stage of daily turbulence was unveiled—.

  • Anime Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Magic, Romance, High School Anime
  • Episodes: 26
  • Studios: Madhouse

3. Highschool DxD

Highschool DxD

The plot of the whole series is all about Issei Hyodo. He is a high school pupil. Issei Hyodo attended Kuoh Academy however he had been killed by his first date who’s Rias Gremory.

Rias Gremory subsequently brings him back to life but not in human form but as a devil

  • Anime Genres: Comedy, Demons, Ecchi, Harem, Romance, High School Anime
  • Episodes: 48 / Four Seasons
  • Studio: TNK

2. Food Wars

 Food Wars

Yukihira Souma’s dream is to become a full-time chef in his father’s restaurant and surpass his father’s culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to cook in Europe.

Although downtrodden, Souma’s fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive?

  • Anime Genres: Ecchi, High School Anime, Shounen
  • Episodes: 61 / Four Seasons
  • Studios: J.C.Staff

1. My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia

Midoriya Izuku was just a regular middle school student in a world where people with superpowers known as Quirks are the norm. However, he dreams of one day becoming a Hero, despite being bullied by his classmates for not having a Quirk.

After being the only one to try and save his childhood friend, Katsuki, from a Villain, All Might, the world’s greatest Hero, bestows upon him his own quirk, One For All.

The story follows Izuku’s entrance into Yuuei High School, a school that cultivates the next generation of Heroes.

  • Anime Genres: Action, Comedy, High School Anime, Shounen, Super Power
  • Episodes: 88 / Four Seasons
  • Studio: Bones

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