There are a lot of similarities between the settings of most school anime. Slice-of-life romantic comedies and dramas are common, and they often have plots that revolve around surviving another school festival or summer vacation. Japanese anime, on the other hand, is more than just a place where romance blossoms. The vast majority of anime characters are students, but romance and school drama are just two of the many genres that a story can contain.. The anime series Classroom of the Elite is one of those that completely reimagines the traditional school setting.
Elite school Koudo Ikusei Senior High School has an odd model. As a result of the school’s point system, each student’s rank is determined. When Class 1-D was punished for breaking the rules, they were inspired to rise to A class and restore their honor. That, of course, will not be the case with written exams.
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There are ten anime that share some similarities with The Classroom of the Elite, according to MANGA.TOKYO. These 10 titles are a good place to start, even though we don’t like categorizing anime in tags, because they share a lot of the same vibes.
1. Prison School
It was Prison School that popped into my head the first time I thought of anime with strange school hierarchies. In anime, many schools have relinquished power to student councils that are all-powerful. For peeping into the girls’ bathroom, the Underground Student Council sentences Fujino Kiyoshi and his four friends to hard labor in an in-school prison. Consider yourself a realist, then. The boys are subjected to a savage treatment by the council. On several occasions, I found myself sympathizing with the inmates.
As a bonus, the humor was right up my alley! A serious tone permeates the humor, which isn’t just slapstick, and the ecchi moments are exactly what you’d expect from an anime featuring a character with enormous, bare-boobed breasts punishing four young men. Prison School is the place to go if you’re looking for a school where the rules are a little too hard to believe.
2. Danganronpa: The Animation
Danganronpa and the other anime on this list were among my favorites, despite the order in which they appeared on this list. While Danganronpa 3 was the first anime that came to mind when I think of a school setting, Danganronpa The Animation is more relevant.
Hope’s Peak Academy is a prestigious high school that only accepts the best students in the area. Each of them has a title based on the area in which he excels, making them all unique geniuses. Not everyone in this story is as gifted as Makoto Naegi. Because he was chosen at random from among the class of 15, he has earned the moniker “Super High School-Level Luck.” Monokuma, a serial killer bear, attacks Naegi and his classmates soon after they arrive at their new school. People who manage to kill someone without being caught will be allowed out of their cell, as long as they follow certain rules. He will be executed if he is caught.
Danganronpa, a mix of Battle Royale and Ace Attorney, forces its students into a situation they didn’t anticipate. There is a need for the students to take control of their own destiny. Lerche, the studio that made both anime adaptations, also made both.
As a fan of the previous season’s anime, Kakegurui was a standout. Even though I had the privilege of writing the weekly reviews for Hyakkaou Academy, I miss my first (almost) waifu, Jabami Yumeko. Jabami Yumeko would have been my pick if there were nominations for the coolest female anime protagonist award.
Those who attend the Huakkaou Private Academy in Kakegurui are affluent. All of these leaders, from businessmen to athletes, are related to the children of these young people. They are the future of their country, and as such, the stakes are high when it comes to their education. Gambling with unsubstantiated bets is used to determine the school’s social hierarchy. You’ll understand what I mean if you watch the anime.
4. Baka & Test – Summon the Beasts (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)
It’s another anime where your social standing at school is determined by something other than your own personal social skills. Rank advancement in Baka & Test is based solely on one’s academic performance. The protagonist, Akihisa Yoshii, is placed in class F because his test scores are likely to be dominated by the letter F.. The students of class F, like those in The Class of the Elite, are attempting to reshape society in order to receive the respect they believe they deserve.
Like The Classroom of the Elite, Hyouka takes place in a school with a distinct hierarchy, so I decided to include it in this roundup. However, it does take place in a school.
An anime about a high school student who reluctantly joins the Classic Literature Club, Houtaru Oreki, is called Hyouka. There are many mysteries to be unraveled in the dark past of this notorious club. Human curiosity and the mysteries of everyday life are celebrated in this anime. Hyouka wants us to remember that everything has a story, and she wants us to know it.
Although I’ve never read any light novels, this anime is based on an award-winning light novel series written by Koten-bu and directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto. If you’re looking for a new perspective on school life, this anime is for you.
6. The Fruit of Grisaia
Do you want to watch an anime in which the protagonist has a tragic past that influences their actions? Does the harem genre appeal to you, and do you want to see an anime with a strong female protagonist? Want an anime that stands out from the crowd in terms of visuals? That’s why you’ll love The Fruit of Grisaia!
Mihana Academy is unlike any other school in the world. In addition to the main point. Only Yuuji and five other females attend this school, which is named after him. A major plot point in Yuuji’s story is learning about the tragic pasts of his fellow students.
7. Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)
Castes are also recognized at Kunigigaoka Middle School. Students with the best grades are almost always on the main campus. They’ve been sent to an abandoned school on top of a mountain to serve as a warning to the other students about what awaits them if they don’t improve their grades. However, there’s something odd about that class on the mountain: their teacher is an alien who threatens to destroy the Earth with his or her existence. A student is entrusted with killing their teacher before that happens.
Are there any other reasons why you should watch this anime? In Assassination Classroom, students realize that being kind and insanely strong is more important than getting good grades in school, and they go on a mission to do just that.
8. C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
C: The Soul and Possibility Expense Fund Another type of recommendation is Control, which is based on a similar theme to The Classroom of the Elite: it’s all about the money. One of the game’s central characters, Kimimaro Yoga, is a money-hungry college student who participates in an online game about making money.
This anime explores the pitfalls of pursuing wealth, which is a lot like racking up points.
9. Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online may seem like the last anime to be compared to The Classroom of the Elite. However, this is not the case. Despite this, the two protagonists are so similar that comparison is inevitable. There are a lot of female players around Kirito, and he is willing to help them in any way he can. Before learning the horrifying truth, players of the SAO game, like students, take it for granted. The consequences of their actions could be fatal (expulsion in The Classroom of the Elite).
When it comes to this particular comparison, I’m going to need your faith. Watch Sword Art Online now, before the third season premieres, if you haven’t already. If you like it, you’ll love it.
10. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
Oregairu is the abbreviation for this anime. One of Hachiman Hikigaya’s greatest fears is being involved in any kind of romantic relationship. His guidance counselor, on the other hand, wants to change the boy and show him a path that will allow him to have a good time while he’s still young.
Both are amusing high school dramas, and you’ll enjoy them both if you enjoy the first one. A cynical male, a sarcastic female lead, and a third character who is trying to be upbeat are all present in both stories.