School life is a symbol of youth. School life in anime consists of going to class, hanging out with friends, and getting to know your seniors and juniors. Many anime series are set in specialized schools. The school clubs, on the other hand, play an important role in anime school life.
Several anime revolve around a school club, with each character’s ambition, drive, and identity emphasized. It’s the ideal place for people to discover themselves before entering the real world, and it’s also the setting for many heartbreaking and butterfly-inducing moments. School clubs are places where like-minded friends can gather, bond, and enjoy their youth before graduating.
Best Anime Series About A School Club
12. Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds Of Life
Gen Kudou, a koto maker, believes that his delinquent grandson Chika will never grasp the significance of the traditional musical instrument. Chika attempts to join the Tokise High School Koto Club in order to atone for his naiveté and better understand his late grandfather’s words.
Despite the club’s dire need for new members, new club president Takezou Kurata is hesitant to accept Chika’s application due to his bad reputation. Nonetheless, after seeing Chika’s seriousness and enthusiasm, Takezou accepts the problem child, along with koto prodigy Satowa Houzuki and three of Chika’s energetic friends, into the group. Kono Oto Tomare! follows a merry band of musicians as they strive to compete at the national level.
11. Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends
When Kodaka Hasegawa learns that he will be transferring to a new school, he is determined to make a good impression and possibly make some new friends. However, Kodaka quickly discovers that he is out of luck when he is labeled as a violent delinquent due to his blond hair and intimidating demeanor. Despite the passage of a month, Kodaka remains alone due to his infamous reputation. However, his life begins to change when he discovers fellow loner Yozora Mikazuki in an empty classroom talking to her imaginary friend.
After sharing stories about their lonely high school lives, Kodaka and Yozora decide to start the Neighbor’s Club to overcome the difficulties of making friends together. Daily activities for people who don’t have friends include learning social skills and how to fit in, which will hopefully allow them to make friends. With the help of the eroge-loving Sena Kashiwazaki and other eccentric outcasts, Kodaka may have finally found people he can call friends in this club full of hilarious oddballs.
10. Laid-Back Camp
While most girls her age would prefer a fancy vacation with their loved ones, Rin Shima prefers to spend her days off camping alone at the base of Mount Fuji. She has always done everything by herself, from pitching her tent to gathering firewood, and she has no plans to leave her little solitary world.
What begins as one of Rin’s usual camping trips ends up as a surprise get-together for two when the lost Nadeshiko Kagamihara is forced to seek refuge at her campsite. Nadeshiko had intended to see the picturesque view of Mount Fuji for herself, but her plans are derailed when she falls asleep on the way there. She is alone and has no other option but to seek assistance from the only other person nearby. Despite their hasty introductions, the two girls spend the chilly night together, eating ramen and conversing around the campfire. Even after Nadeshiko’s sister finally comes to pick her up later that night, both girls silently consider another camping trip together.
9. Kokoro Connect
When five Yamaboshi Academy students realize there are no clubs where they can fit in, they form the Student Cultural Society or “StuCS” for short. 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, make up the club.
Aoki and Yui have a strange incident one day when, without warning, they switch bodies for a short period of time. As this supernatural occurrence occurs at random among the five friends, they realize it is more than just a game. They soon discover each other’s hidden secrets and emotional scars, which could end up tearing the StuCS and their friendship apart.
8. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
If a poll were taken to see if people believed in aliens, time travelers, or perhaps espers, the majority would say no; average high school student Kyon is one of them. On his first day of school, however, he meets a girl who quickly turns his world upside down.
During class introductions, the lovely Haruhi Suzumiya declares her dissatisfaction with “normal” people and her desire to meet supernatural beings. Dumbfounded, Kyon discovers her dissatisfaction with the lack of paranormal-focused clubs at their school and unwittingly inspires her to start her own. She forms the Haruhi Suzumiya Brigade, also known as the SOS Brigade, to spread joy throughout the world.
Haruhi manages to recruit Kyon and three other members after the SOS Brigade is founded: quiet bookworm Yuki Nagato, shy upperclassman Mikuru Asahina, and perpetually positive Itsuki Koizumi. Despite their outward appearance, the new members of the SOS Brigade each have their own Haruhi-related secrets. Caught up in the mystery surrounding the eccentric club leader, 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.
7. Kuroko’s Basketball
Teikou Middle School’s legendary lineup, the “Generation of Miracles,” has dominated the national basketball scene for the last three years. It was made up of five prodigies who excelled at the sport, but a “Phantom Sixth Man” lurked in the shadows and contributed to the team’s cult status. Their monstrous growth eventually turned them off to the sport they loved, and they split up in high school.
The Seirin High School basketball team is looking for new players and has recruited Taiga Kagami and Tetsuya Kuroko, two freshmen with significant ability differences. Kagami, who recently returned from America, possesses both natural talent and a fervent love for the sport. Kuroko, on the other hand, lacks presence and athletic ability. However, it is later revealed that he is Teikou’s Phantom Sixth Man—the player once part of the Generation of Miracles.
Kuroko wishes to demonstrate to the Seirin team that he is powerful in his own right. Kagami forms a dynamic partnership with Kuroko after seeing his conviction, 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 the reappearance of Kuroko’s former teammates complicates their plans.
6. Asobi Asobase
Olivia, a foreign transfer student who doesn’t speak English, plays “look-the-other-way” with Hanako Honda, a loud-mouthed airhead, during recess. Kasumi Nomura, a deadpan loner who is constantly teased by her older sister for her tendency to lose games, is enraged by their rowdy behavior. Kasumi declines Olivia’s invitation to join in the fun, but eventually joins in and dispenses her own brand of mischief. Soon, the strange trio forms a strange friendship, and they decide to form the “Pastime Club,” where they can resume their daily hijinks.
School life will never be boring 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.
Tomoya Okazaki is a delinquent who believes he will never amount to anything. He skips school and plans to waste his high school days with his friend Youhei Sunohara.
While walking to school one day, Tomoya notices a young girl muttering quietly to herself. She exclaims “Anpan!” (a popular Japanese food) without warning, which catches Tomoya’s attention. He soon learns that the girl’s name is Nagisa Furukawa and that she exclaims things she likes to motivate herself. Nagisa claims they are now friends, but Tomoya walks away, dismissing the encounter.
However, Tomoya notices Nagisa more and more around the school. He eventually gives in and befriends her. Nagisa has been held back a year due to a severe illness, and her dream is to resurrect the school’s drama club, which Tomoya discovers. He decides to help her achieve this goal with the help of four other girls, claiming he has nothing better to do.
Tomoya learns more about the girls and their problems as he spends more time with them. As he tries to help each girl overcome her particular challenge, he realizes that life isn’t as dull as he once thought.
Shouyou Hinata has been captivated by the dynamic nature of volleyball since witnessing the “Little Giant” and his astonishing skills on the court. Despite the fact that his attempt to make his debut as a volleyball regular during a middle school tournament failed, he longs to demonstrate that his lack of height is no longer a hindrance in the face of his sheer will and perseverance.
Hinata believes he is one step closer to his dream of becoming a professional volleyball player when he enrolls at Karasuno High School, the Little Giant’s alma mater. Although the school is only a shadow of its former self, Hinata’s resolve is 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 mark on the world of volleyball, which is often regarded as the domain of the tall and the strong. Only when Hinata understands what it takes to be a part of a team will he be able to fully participate in the race to the top.
3. Ouran High School Host Club
Haruhi Fujioka is a bright young lady who has just started at the prestigious Ouran Academy. She comes across an apparently unused music room one day while looking for a quiet and peaceful place to study. Haruhi is greeted by members of the well-known Host Club, a club in which attractive boys entertain girls from all over the school. However, when Tamaki Suou, the club’s founder and president, startles the bright scholarship student, she inadvertently breaks an expensive vase.
With repayment looking difficult for Haruhi, the Host Club members devise the ideal 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 the extravagant personalities of her fellow Hosts.
The Kazama Family is a gang of three wannabe delinquents and close friends led by Kenji Kazama who are attempting to make a name for themselves at Fujou Academy. The gang finds themselves putting out a fire in the Game Development Club on the first day of the semester. Instead of thanking them, the eccentric club members assault and kill Kenji’s two friends, forcing him to fight for his life. After failing to flee, the gang leader is forced to join the Game Development Club.
Kenji gets to know the four girls responsible for his provisional membership as he settles in: student council president and general tyrant Chitose Karasuyama, spirited tomboy Sakura Mizukami, negligent club advisor Minami Oosawa, and the school’s infamous shadow leader Roka Shibasaki. Kenji begins to realize that he may be having fun despite the Game Development Club’s constant shenanigans and his desperate attempts to leave the club.
Joining a club is one of the many things that come with a new high school year. Yui Hirasawa, who is undecided about which club to join, stumbles upon and applies for the Light Music Club, which she misinterprets to be about playing simple instruments like castanets. She decides to visit to apologize and quit because she is unable to play an instrument.
Meanwhile, the Light Music Club is on the verge of disbanding due to a lack of members. As a result, club members offer Yui anything from food to slacking off during club time in order to persuade her to join. Despite their efforts, Yui refuses to leave because she lacks musical experience. They play a piece for Yui as a last resort, which ignites her fiery passion and finally convinces her to join the club.
After that, it’s just playing around with bits and pieces of practice. The members of the Light Music Club are excited to spend their time together!
BONUS: My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
Hachiman Hikigaya is a cynical high school student who exhibits narcissistic and semi-nihilistic tendencies. He is convinced that joyful youth is a farce and that anyone who claims otherwise is deceiving themselves.
Hachiman’s teacher forces him to join the Volunteer Service Club as a novel punishment for writing an essay mocking modern social relationships. The club aims to extend a helping hand to any student who seeks support in achieving their goals. With only the beautiful ice queen Yukino Yukinoshita 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 skewed view of society prove to be a hindrance or a tool he can use to his advantage as he and Yukino use their wits to solve many of the students’ problems?
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