I’m sorry guys but it’s going to happen. Sooner or later you’re going to have to go back. It’s not that bad really. There are lots of great things about school. I sure miss it! I would still be there if they would pay me… Ok, that applies to a lot of people.
In any case, if the crushing realization that the new semester is just beginning has got you down, I have the perfect solution for you: Anime! I’ll tell you a little secret. That’s my perfect solution t everything. Here are 5 school-based anime that would make me happy to be back in class!
It’s all a matter of perspective. You can choose to look at school as a series of hassles, unflattering uniforms, obnoxious popular kids and weird quiet exchange students that stick to you for some reason. OR you can choose to wear a pimped-up version of the boys’ uniform, duel those popular kids in climactic battles and learn to understand the beauty and power of those quiet kids around you. Then school is an epic adventure.
Ohtori Academy in Revolutionary Girl Utena is as much a dream as it is a place. And like any dream it’s equal parts magic and menace. School is a place where you discover yourself with all the dangers that implies. But if you do it right, you will come out stronger and better. And maybe, you’ll even meet someone you can care about.
To my knowledge, none of my teachers were militant nudists. I’m not sure if I’m happy or sad about that. Schools are a collection of people and just like people, each has its own unique personality. Some are strict and disciplined, others more carefree and colourful. Some may be a getting on in years but comfortable and warm while other are brand new shiny and exciting! You never really know what the new school year ill bring with it.
Honnoji Academy for instance is also a reflection of the people in it. A little disorganized, often frantic, stylish and loud and really underdressed. Honestly, you would not get away with that anywhere else! Sheesh!
3. Ouran Host Club
So maybe you were an unassuming young girl that had to cut your hair for some reason and accidentally ended up at an all boys school. It may sound like an embarrassing nightmare at first… Never mind, even at first it sounds pretty good. Ahh teenage hormones, apparently, I never got over them!
So instead of desperately trying to figure out how to avoid going to school, how about figuring out how to get enrolled in a school full of students of the opposite gender. Or the same. Whatever floats your boat! Same is much easier though. Just saying! It can be surprisingly fun.
And now for an item from the “things could be much worse” box. When’s the last time your school threatened to murder you unless you actively murdered your friends and fellow students yourself? I bet it’s been weeks! For some of you, maybe even a whole month! Well at Hope’s Peak Academy, it’s a daily ritual. Not only that but you don’t even get to go home on weekends!
What good is it to be surrounded by the best, brightest, strongest and most talented if you just end up killing them all. Worse even, if they are trying to kill you! Being stalked by a murderer is bad enough but when that murder happens to be totally awesome….it gets weird is what I’m saying. I would rather be trapped in a murder school with remedial out of shape students if I had the choice.
Well at least you get to look forward to the day when you can leave the place! That’s going to be absolutely awesome.
I already want to replay those games – is that weird. They should make more!
Showing us hat school can be at it’s best under the worst possible circumstances. School shapes us into becoming who we are. Teachers and classmates are the formative bonds the serve as basis for all our future relationships. For better or for worst, these are some of the most important years of our lives.
And you don’t need fancy classrooms or cutting-edge equipment to get the most out of them. You don’t need to rub shoulders with the rich kids to make the best of friends. All you need is just one teacher who believes in you and you can change your world forever.
I wanted to march straight back to class when I watched this anime. For a hot second I even thought about becoming a teacher. Then I remembered that talking to children may be required and realized it was both ill-advised and unattractive a prospect. But still, for an anime to even make me consider it, that’s quite an accomplishment.
These are 5 animes that make me want to go back to school or at least make me happy I’m not going to those schools!
Do you have any back to school anime to recommend? Maybe you have an actual favourite anime school – for me it’s the absolutely gorgeous school in Tanaka-kun is always listless. Man that place is beautiful!