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Mon, 23 Sep ’13

The Best Back to School Anime

We asked, you answered – here are the result!

Azumanga Daioh: Also known as Great King Azumanga”, Azumanga Daioh is a Japanese comedy based on a popular 4-panel yonkoma manga of the same name that transports viewers into the daily lives of school-aged girls during their tenure at an unnamed Japanese high school. Lighthearted and funny, this series is not only a delightful read but a great insight into the lives of school kids in the Land of the Rising Sun.

High School of the Dead: Our school experience certainly wasn’t this…curvy. High School of the Dead, like its manga counterpart, is one of the more bizarre, salacious and, frankly, pretty insane series to hit in a long time. Zombies invade a high school and a group of students band together to avoid their untimely deaths and to shoot guns with “interesting” parts of their anatomy. As you may have guessed, this is a bit on the NSFW side.

Fruit Basket: Though it starts with the death of our protagonist’s mother, Fruit Basket (or Furuba) turns into a series about a newly orphaned schoolgirl, living with a group of students who happen to be the physical embodiments of the Chinese Zodiac signs. The twist: they uncontrollably morph into said astronomical animal avatars when hugged by members of the opposite sex.

Kids on the Slope: Created by Cowboy Bebop mastermind Shinichiro Watanabe, Kids on the Slope is one of the more unique series to debut in a long time. Set in the 1960’s, the story follows a former honor roll student on his move across Japan, and his subsequent obsession with the newly emerging art form of jazz music. Fast, funny and filled with awesome tunes, this is one show not to miss, Daddy-O.