So I guess these are more like bottom 5 schools. But that ruins the flow of my Top Five Fridays… Just humour me!
I’m sure we have all wished we could attend an anime school at some point. So many seem beautiful and bright, surrounded by lush flowers grown by the botany club and filled with adorable students and often just as adorable teachers. And if book learning isn’t your thing, most of them have dozens of clubs to keep you entertained and cultivate a tight knit group of friends for you.
But once in a while, there are some schools that just seem awful. These are 5 I am sure glad I wasn’t stuck going to and I wouldn’t attend now even if it meant I would magically go back to being a teenager.
Assassination Classroom – Kunugigaoka 3E
I’m not going to talk about the main school because we don’t really get to see much of it at all, instead I’m going to focus on Class 3E which we are much more familiar with.
In all aspects that really matter, Class 3E is actually a fairly good school. The students may have had some issues but they are eager to learn and happy to help each other out. The Teacher might be an alien set on destroying the world but he’s also an amazing teacher who cares deeply about his students.And even the old fashioned building has a rustic charm I rather like. It’s almost like one of those expensive resorts set on looking quaint and traditional. And even though there a is a lot of attempted murder compared to most schools, it’s mostly not aimed at the students so I think I could be o.k. with that.
But guys, there’s no AC. Do you know how hot Japan gets in the summer? And even their summer uniforms are long sleeved. I can’t handle that. I’m a northern girl, I’ll melt…
Kill La Kill– Honnōji Academy
Look, there are some up sides to Honnōji Academy. It does seem to have access to some pretty advanced labs. There is a wide variety of pretty snazzy uniforms and the club budgets are luxurious.
But the thing is, in order to have access to any of the pros, you need to be on the school council, or at least a trusted and capable lackey thereof. And there is no guarantee I would make it on there. I actually was my school treasurer, cause I liked math… What can I say, I have always been cool, but any role that requires excessive schmoozing and socializing is just not for me. Odds are I would become part of the common rabble student body and they get treated like… common rabble
Another – Yomikita
There’s something dubious about how Yomikita chose to handle it’s problems. I’m not saying the administration didn’t care but with such a huge amount of students dying in gruesome and suspicious circumstances, maybe just accepting that a ghost did it sounds slightly irresponsible. Are we really sure the investigations well properly performed.
And if they do believe the ghost thing, then why keep class 3-3? Board up the classroom or use it as storage and go from Class 3-2 to Class 3-4. Basically what I’m saying is that I would be killed if I attended Yomikita. Like pretty much instantly, first day before lunch! And it would be bloody….
Revolutionary Girl Utena – Ohtori Academy
This is another case where the school council just seems out of control and this time I would most definitely not make it on. I’m just not cool enough…
But the thing that really sends shivers down my spine about Ohtori, is that the entire place seems to be playing mind games with you. Even if I manage to keep my head down and stay out of trouble, it would manage to manifest my inner demons and pick at all my sore spots and hidden wounds. There something sickly and insidious about the place.
I guess if it doesn’t break you it could make you stronger but that’s a pretty big “if”. Doesn’t seem worth it. And what exactly is going on with the sleeves on the girls’ uniforms?
Danganronpa – Hope’s Peak
Do I really need to explain why I wouldn’t want to attend Hope’s Peak? Would you? First, once again, I would die instantly. On the very first day before the game even begins. I would trip in the stairs and break my neck or something.
However, when we’re talking about Hope’s Peak, that might actually make me the lucky one! This is a place that makes you feel like killing or being killed by your classmates is really the best course of action so that you won’t even look for an alternative approach. It’s a school designed to break down the best and most exceptional students in the world. What hope would I have?
Great, now I want to replay Danganronpa…
Next time you feel like you don’t want to go to school, be grateful you’re not going to one of these places instead!
Is there an anime school that seems absolutely horrid to you. How about a school club you would hate getting stuck in?