Kaname Chidori and her war-freak classmate Sousuke Sagara return to Jindai High School for another round of mishaps. Even though he’s disguised as Bonta-kun, Sousuke steps in to save Kaname when things get out of hand. Meanwhile, Sousuke has to contend with protecting his superior officer, who has opted to spend some time as Kaname and Sousuke’s classmate on a holiday from Mithril while Sousuke and Kaname are at school.
10. Seto no Hanayome
There’s nothing unusual about Michishio Nagasumi’s existence. During his summer vacation, he almost drowns in the sea due to a bizarre turn of circumstances. In the end, he is saved by the adorable mermaid Seto Sun. Sun, on the other hand, is descended from a line of yakuza mermaids, who believe that if a human sees a mermaid, he or she must die. The only other option is for Sun to accept Nagasumi as a member of the family and marry her. Nagasumi asks for Sun’s hand in marriage in order to save both of their lives. Nagasumi’s summer vacation brought him more than he bargained for, as he now has to guard Sun’s secret from the prying eyes of others.
9. Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi
‘Weak Legs,’ they call themselves. Shirahama prefers reading self-improvement books to engaging in combat. It’s only after becoming strong and joining his school’s karate club that he’s pressured into fighting an upperclassman who wants him expelled out of the club for his efforts. When he meets Miu Furinji, a strange new classmate, he decides to give it all up. Ryouzanpaku, the dojo where she trains, helps him prepare for this test. However, his fighting prowess attracts the attention of a formidable gang of delinquents, Ragnarok, after some early instruction by the masters there. For his own safety and those of those he cares about, he must learn a variety of martial arts from the dojo’s resident masters, combining Karate with Ju Jitsu and Chinese Martial Arts to build his own fighting style!
8. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
For a regular high schooler like Kyon, the idea of a magical world is long gone. However, when he meets Haruhi Suzumiya, he rapidly discovers that she has a strong interest in the supernatural, including aliens, time travelers, and espers. Kyon encourages Haruhi to start her own club when she complains about the lack of interesting clubs at school. Since the SOS Brigade was created, a group dedicated to the supernatural was formed.
To Kyon’s dismay, he, Yuki Nagato, Mikuru Asahina, and Itsuki Koizumi, the group’s always smiling member, are all selected as members. Haruhi, the group’s wacky leader, leads the group on a series of wild excursions. Nagaru Tanigawa, the author of the light novels that serve as the inspiration for this story, has written the story.
7. Kaze no Stigma
He is a master of the art of “Fuujutsu,” or wind manipulation. It’s been four years since he was exiled from the noble Kannagi household for his inability to manage fire and his subsequent defeat in a duel by his younger cousin, Ayano Kannagi. He returns to his former home.
To add insult to injury, the recent murders of multiple Kannagi family members with Fuujutsu have exacerbated already tense relations between the two families. As a result, the Kannagis, led by the irascible Ayano, begin to suspect Kazuma of being the perpetrator. In order to find the killer, Kazuma must not only clear his name, but also assist the family he has a common enmity with.
6. Ghost Stories
A student evicted all the demons from a haunted schoolhouse many years ago. They’re back, and they’re out for retribution…
Recovering from the devastating loss of their mother are Satsuki and Keiichirou Miyanoshita. A scary old building is the new school where the children have relocated to after moving from their mother’s home town. It doesn’t take long for the two to realize that ghosts aren’t just a stupid rumor after all. As the siblings and their newfound pals attempt to survive the school’s ghosts—with a little help from their pet cat—Gakkou no Kaidan tells their terrifying story.
5. School Rumble
All it takes is one person to say, “I love you,” and everything in the world changes. Tsukamoto Tenma’s objective is to tell the boy she likes that she loves him. It’s the same with delinquent Kenji Harima, who has a big name but can’t tell the one he loves what’s going through his mind. If you have a crush on someone in high school, it’s not going to be easy. An enthralling romantic comedy starring Tenma and Kenji in their battle to earn the affections of the people they love is School Rumble.
4. Kamen no Maid Guy
In high school, Fujiwara Naeka is just like any other 17-year-old girl. We thought so at the time. Upon attaining the age of eighteen, she’ll be one of only two remaining heirs to a wealthy tycoon. In order to protect Naeka’s and Kousuke’s lives and the riches she is set to inherit, Fubuki and Kogarashi, a large burly maid guy wearing a mask, have been sent.
3. The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Demon Lord Satan begins to invade Ente Isla with his huge demon forces, causing mortals to tremble in their beds. While attempting to seize control of Europe, Satan is thwarted by the heroine Emilia, forcing him to flee via a dimensional portal and land in the world of humans. As the demon and his devoted general Alsiel become lost in contemporary Tokyo, they swear to return to Ente Isla and complete their subjugation—if they can only figure out how to get home.
With no magic to call his own, Satan assumes the form of human Sadao Maou and begins working as an employee of the fast food restaurant MgRonald’s in order to make ends meet. While initially focused on taking over Ente Isla, his ambitions quickly shift to being the dictator of the entire planet, one satisfied consumer at a time!
Everyday duties, working part-time, or simply making the rent on time are all hilariously shown in Hataraku Maou-sama! through the demon lord’s perspective.
2. Azumanga Daioh
Chiyo Mihama is a 10-year-old academic genius with a penchant for plush dolls and home cooking when she enrolls in high school, making her one of the most unusual pupils in her freshman class. “Strange” is a relative term, because her homeroom teacher, Yukari Tanizaki, is the kind of person who would steal a student’s bike to escape being late.
In Yukari-homeroom sensei’s class, there is no shortage of strange girls. There are pupils such as Koyomi Mizuhara’s best friend Tomo Takino, an exuberant tomboy with more zeal than brains, and Sakaki, an athletic beauty with an intimidating appearance but a soft nature and an unrelenting cat-obsessed crush. For one thing, new girl in town Ayumu Kasuga, a dreamer, is perfectly at home in this group and has some fascinating theories regarding Chiyo’s pigtails!
Their various excursions are packed with nonstop laughter, bizarre silliness, and occasionally even touching reflection on the bittersweet, ephemeral nature of high school life as experienced by this adorable gang of girls in perpetual motion.
1. Amagi Brilliant Park
Transfer student Sento Isuzu approaches Kanie and asks her out to an amusement park. Amagi Brilliant Park, Japan’s worst amusement park, had shabby attractions and shoddy service.