Companionship, competition, and good old-fashioned fun are common themes in anime set in school clubs.
School is a representation of youth. Going to class, hanging out with friends, and getting to know your seniors and juniors are all part of school life in anime. Many anime shows take place in specialised schools. School clubs, on the other hand, are very important in anime school life.
Several anime are centred on a school club, with each character’s ambition, drive, and identity being highlighted. It’s the perfect place for people to discover themselves before entering the real world, and it’s also the site of many heartbreaking and butterfly-inducing moments. School clubs are gathering places for like-minded friends to bond and enjoy their youth before graduating.
Best Anime Series About A School Club
12. Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds Of Life
A koto maker, Gen Kudou, believes that his delinquent grandson Chika will never understand the significance of the traditional musical instrument. Chika tries to join the Tokise High School Koto Club in order to make amends for his ignorance and better understand his late grandfather’s words.
Despite the club’s desperate need for new members, Takezou Kurata, the club’s new president, is hesitant to accept Chika’s application due to his bad reputation. Nonetheless, after witnessing Chika’s seriousness and enthusiasm, Takezou accepts the problem child into the group, along with koto prodigy Satowa Houzuki and three of Chika’s energetic friends. Kono Oto Tomare! follows a merry band of musicians as they compete on a national scale.
11. Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends
Kodaka Hasegawa is determined to make a good impression and possibly make some new friends when he learns that he will be transferring to a new school. Kodaka, on the other hand, quickly discovers that he is out of luck when he is labelled as a violent delinquent due to his blond hair and intimidating demeanour. Kodaka remains alone despite the passage of a month due to his infamous reputation. However, when he discovers fellow loner Yozora Mikazuki in an empty classroom talking to her imaginary friend, his life begins to change.
Kodaka and Yozora form the Neighbor’s Club after sharing stories about their lonely high school lives. Learning social skills and how to fit in are daily activities for people who don’t have friends, which will hopefully allow them to make friends. Kodaka may have finally found people he can call friends in this club full of hilarious oddballs, thanks to the eroge-loving Sena Kashiwazaki and other eccentric outcasts.
10. Laid-Back Camp
While most girls her age would prefer to spend their vacations with their loved ones, Rin Shima prefers to spend her days off camping alone at Mount Fuji’s base. She’s always done everything herself, from pitching her tent to gathering firewood, and she has no plans to leave her isolated world.
When the lost Nadeshiko Kagamihara is forced to seek refuge at Rin’s campsite, what begins as one of Rin’s usual camping trips turns into a surprise get-together for two. Nadeshiko had planned to see Mount Fuji for herself, but her plans are derailed when she falls asleep on the way there. She is alone and has no choice but to seek help from the only other person nearby. Despite their hurried introductions, the two girls spend the cold night eating ramen and talking around the campfire. Even after Nadeshiko’s sister arrives later that night to pick her up, both girls silently plan another camping trip together.
9. Kokoro Connect
When five Yamaboshi Academy students discover that there are no clubs where they can fit in, they form the Student Cultural Society, abbreviated “StuCS.” The club is made up of Taichi Yaegashi, a die-hard wrestling fan, Iori Nagase, an unsure optimist, Himeko Inaba, a cool computer genius, Yui Kiriyama, a petite karate practitioner, and Yoshifumi Aoki, the class clown.
Aoki and Yui have a strange incident one day when they switch bodies for a short period of time without warning. As the five friends witness this supernatural occurrence at random, they realise it is more than just a game. They quickly learn about each other’s hidden secrets and emotional scars, which threatens to tear the StuCS and their friendship apart.
8. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
If you polled people to see if they believed in aliens, time travellers, or perhaps espers, the majority would say no; Kyon, a typical high school student, is one of them. However, on the first day of school, he meets a girl who quickly turns his world upside down.
During the first day of class, the lovely Haruhi Suzumiya expresses her dissatisfaction with “normal” people and her desire to meet supernatural beings. Dumbfounded, Kyon discovers her dissatisfaction with the school’s lack of paranormal-focused clubs and unwittingly inspires her to start her own. To spread joy throughout the world, she forms the Haruhi Suzumiya Brigade, also known as the SOS Brigade.
After the SOS Brigade is formed, Haruhi manages to recruit Kyon and three other members: quiet bookworm Yuki Nagato, shy upperclassman Mikuru Asahina, and eternally optimistic Itsuki Koizumi. Despite their outward appearances, the new SOS Brigade members each have their own Haruhi-related secrets. Haruhi and the SOS Brigade whisk Kyon away on a series of misadventures, each one bringing him closer to the truth about who and what she is, caught up in the mystery surrounding the eccentric club leader.
7. Kuroko’s Basketball
For the last three years, Teikou Middle School’s legendary lineup, the “Generation of Miracles,” has dominated the national basketball scene. It was made up of five prodigies who excelled at the sport, but there was a “Phantom Sixth Man” lurking in the shadows, adding to the team’s cult status. Their monstrous growth turned them off to the sport they loved, and they broke up in high school.
Taiga Kagami and Tetsuya Kuroko, two freshmen with significant ability differences, have been recruited by the Seirin High School basketball team. Kagami, who recently returned from America, possesses natural talent as well as a strong passion for the sport. Kuroko, on the other hand, is devoid of both presence and athletic ability. He is later revealed to be Teikou’s Phantom Sixth Man—the player who was once a member of the Generation of Miracles.
Kuroko wants to show the Seirin team that he is capable of standing on his own. After witnessing Kuroko’s conviction, Kagami forms a dynamic partnership with him, with the latter promising to support Kagami’s “light” as his “shadow.” They intend to win the upcoming Interhigh championship with their new Seirin teammates, but Kuroko’s former teammates’ reappearance complicates their plans.
6. Asobi Asobase
During recess, Olivia, a foreign transfer student who doesn’t speak English, plays “look-the-other-way” with Hanako Honda, a loud-mouthed airhead. Kasumi Nomura, a deadpan loner who is constantly teased by her older sister for her proclivity for losing games, is enraged by their raucous behaviour. Kasumi initially declines Olivia’s invitation to join in on the fun, but eventually joins in and brings her own brand of mischief. Soon after, the strange trio forms an odd friendship and decides to form the “Pastime Club,” where they can resume their daily shenanigans.
When the girls of Asobi Asobase are up to their hilarious antics, whether it’s failing to learn English, desperately trying to become popular, or getting caught by teachers at the wrong time, school life will never be boring.
Tomoya Okazaki is a delinquent who believes he will never be successful. He skips school and intends to waste his senior year with his friend Youhei Sunohara.
Tomoya notices a young girl muttering quietly to herself while walking to school one day. Without warning, she exclaims “Anpan!” (a popular Japanese food), which catches Tomoya’s attention. He soon discovers that the girl’s name is Nagisa Furukawa and that she likes to exclaim things to motivate herself. Tomoya walks away, dismissing Nagisa’s claim that they are now friends.
Tomoya, on the other hand, notices Nagisa more and more around the school. He eventually caves and becomes friends with her. Nagisa has been held back by a severe illness for a year, and her dream is to resurrect the school’s drama club, which Tomoya discovers. He decides to assist her in achieving this goal with the assistance of four other girls, claiming that he has nothing better to do.
As he spends more time with the girls, Tomoya learns more about them and their problems. As he tries to assist each girl in overcoming her specific challenge, he realises that life isn’t as boring as he once thought.
Shouyou Hinata has been enthralled by the dynamic nature of volleyball ever since witnessing the “Little Giant” and his incredible skills on the court. Despite the fact that his attempt to make his debut as a volleyball regular during a middle school tournament was unsuccessful, he longs to show that his lack of height is no longer an impediment in the face of his sheer will and perseverance.
Hinata believes that enrolling at Karasuno High School, the Little Giant’s alma mater, will bring him one step closer to his dream of becoming a professional volleyball player. Despite the fact that the school is a shell of its former self, Hinata’s resolve remains unshaken until he learns that Tobio Kageyama, the prodigy who humiliated Hinata’s middle school volleyball team in a crushing defeat, is now his teammate.
Hinata must reconcile his differences with Kageyama in order to leave his imprint on the world of volleyball, which is often thought to be the domain of the tall and strong. Hinata will be able to fully participate in the race to the top only when he understands what it takes to be a part of a team.
3. Ouran High School Host Club
Haruhi Fujioka is a bright young lady who has recently started at Ouran Academy. One day, while looking for a quiet and peaceful place to study, she comes across an apparently unused music room. Members of the well-known Host Club greet Haruhi, a club in which attractive boys entertain girls from all over the school. When the club’s founder and president, Tamaki Suou, startles the bright scholarship student, she inadvertently breaks an expensive vase.
With Haruhi’s repayment looking difficult, the Host Club members come up with the perfect solution: work for the club and eventually become a Host herself! Haruhi, who is mistaken for a boy by her peers, is forced to entertain various female students while dealing with her fellow Hosts’ extravagant personalities.
The Kazama Family is a gang of three want tobe delinquents and close friends led by Kenji Kazama who are trying to make it at Fujou Academy. On the first day of the semester, the gang finds themselves putting out a fire in the Game Development Club. Instead of thanking them, the eccentric members of the club assault and murder Kenji’s two friends, forcing him to fight for his life. The gang leader is forced to join the Game Development Club after failing to flee.
As he settles in, Kenji meets the four girls in charge of his provisional membership: student council president and general tyrant Chitose Karasuyama, spirited tomboy Sakura Mizukami, careless club advisor Minami Oosawa, and the school’s infamous shadow leader Roka Shibasaki. Despite the Game Development Club’s constant shenanigans and his desperate attempts to leave the club, Kenji begins to realise that he may be having fun.
One of the many things that comes with a new high school year is the opportunity to join a club. Yui Hirasawa, unsure which club to join, stumbles upon and applies for the Light Music Club, which she misinterprets to be about playing simple instruments like castanets. Because she is unable to play an instrument, she decides to pay a visit to apologise and resign.
Meanwhile, due to a lack of members, the Light Music Club is on the verge of disbanding. As a result, in order to persuade Yui to join, club members offer her anything from food to slacking off during club time. Yui refuses to leave despite their efforts because she lacks musical experience. As a last resort, they play a piece for Yui, which ignites her fiery passion and finally convinces her to join the club.
After that, it’s just a matter of experimenting with bits and pieces of practise. The members of the Light Music Club are looking forward to spending time together!
BONUS: My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
Hachiman Hikigaya is a pessimistic high school student with narcissistic and semi-nihilistic tendencies. He believes that joyful youth is a ruse and that anyone who claims otherwise is delusory.
As a novel punishment for writing an essay mocking modern social relationships, Hachiman’s teacher forces him to join the Volunteer Service Club. The club’s mission is to assist any student who needs assistance in achieving their goals. With only Yukino Yukinoshita, the beautiful ice queen, as a club member, Hachiman finds himself on the front lines of other people’s problems—a position he never imagined himself in. Will Hachiman’s distorted view of society be a hindrance or an asset as he and Yukino use their wits to solve many of the students’ problems?
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