However, there are a few weird anime schools that are ruled by autocratic student councils that may or may not utilize your life energy to feed space outfits. These schools may not provide a traditional education, but they make up for it with completely unique classrooms unlike any you’ve ever seen before. No, you won’t learn how to survive in the real world, but who needs education when you can learn from the best high school anime around?
So, without further ado, here are the top 15 anime with weirdest schools.
15. Honnouji Academy – Kill la Kill
High school, the blossoming of youth and adolescent anguish. The high school setting is perhaps the most popular setting for a lot of the noteworthy anime titles we’ve had in recent times, which is difficult for some and great for others. School characters embark on exciting adventures in their classrooms, forming lifelong friendships!
Honnouji Academy is a high school located atop Honn City and serves as the primary setting for Kill la Kill. The Academy of Kill la Kill resembles a military castle rather than a high school. Satsuki Kiryuin, the tyrannical student council president, dominates the school with the Elite Four, a tiny group of warriors. Students acquire status and fortune for their families through a series of brutal competitions, as well as uniforms constructed from “life fibers,” space fabric that either confers supernatural powers or kills the user.
Honnouji Academy appears to only have one subject—homeroom—but fans are more interested in the half-naked scissor battles than academics. The class activities become progressively more strange, ranging from No Late Day, where students must avoid dangerous hurdles on their way to class, to the Tri-City Schools, where students must dodge deadly obstacles on their way to class.
14. Grace Field House –The Promised Neverland
Grace Field House is a symmetrical flat-hexagonal complex used to raise children as livestock for the demons. It is unique, being one of the four known Premium Farms. It is operated by a female human known as Grandma as well as her underlings known as Sisters and Mamas, who also double as caretakers for said children.
It consisted of five plantation farms, a headquarters, and a central area that connected the plantations and the headquarters together. It is formed into a hexagonal shape.The entire complex is surrounded by walls. Beyond the walls lies a deep cliff. Both act as security measures to prevent the children inside from escaping. The only known practical way to leave the complex is by using bridges that connect the headquarters to the outside world.
13. Rising Peace Academy – Terror in Resonance
Rising Peace Academy is an academy whose goal is to educate gifted children. However, the true goal of the plan is to gather orphans with exceptional abilities to be developed as governmental tools for whatever purposes the government deems fit. The children were taken to an institution known only as “The Settlement” and had their original identities supplanted by numbers. Afterwards, these children were never heard of again.
This academy did this because they wanted to make Japan a truly independent country. Its real goal was to reproduce the Savant Syndrome artificially, creating humans with abilities beyond the norm and raising personnel more useful than any weapon. The Savant Syndrome is a condition where brain function is extremely high but only in a specific area.
12. Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing High School – Classroom of the Elite
Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing High School, also known as Advanced Nurturing High School. It is a school established by the Japanese government to nurture the young people who will support the country in the future. It boasts a 100% employment and college entry rate, and with thorough, state-directed teaching methods, it spares no effort in pursuing the nation’s desired future. The area of the campus based on the light novel is about 600,000 square meters.
This school has very weird rules such as “All students must stay in on-campus housing and are forbidden to leave the campus except for certain special occasions.” Additionally, contact with all outsiders is forbidden, including family and guardians.”; “Each class is assigned a certain number of class points. Class points will fluctuate based on the affiliated students’ behavior and the results of certain tests. ” and “Each student will have their own points to be used in place of money when buying goods and services.”
11. The Wammy’s House – Death Note
The Wammy’s House is one of several orphanages established by Quillsh Wammy (also known as Watari). It was founded in Winchester, England, and was initially designed to be a training facility for especially gifted children.The most accomplished of these children was L. Lawliet.
After L’s success as a detective, the goal of Wammy’s House became to produce a successor to L. The training of intelligence and the desire to become “L” in this orphan make this orphan unique as well as weird.
10. Kuoh Academy – High School DxD
Kuoh Academy is one of the main settings of High School DxD and the school most of the main characters go to. This academy has a weird club whose name is the Occult Research Club. It’s really a front for Rias Gremory’s house of demons; one of them is the main character, Issei.
The club’s membership slowly grows with each season of the anime, adding a whole slew of new characters. Despite having to go on a variety of perilous missions and getting themselves into a lot of trouble, the Occult Research Club is the type of close-knit group that one needs in school.
9. Yezo Agricultural High School – Silver Spoon
Yezo Agricultural High is an agricultural school, as the name suggests. Including all its fields, grounds, and buildings, it counts as the largest school in Japan. Hachiken, a Sapporo native, attends Ooezo Agricultural High School. He learns how to milk cows, drive a tractor, ride horses, and culture cheese there, and he gets up at 4 a.m. to accomplish all of this before a regular school day of arithmetic, history, and literature.
In the real world, schools like these exist, but for people who grew up in an urban or suburban milieu, they may appear as far away as Ninja Academy or Turtle School. Ooezo appears to be pretty distinct from the typical suburban anime school audience.
8. Yomiyama North Middle School – Another
Yomiyama North Junior High, or usually pronounced Yomikita for short, is located in the northern part of Yomiyama City. It’s a public school, and this is the school where almost all of the characters go.
Yomiyama North Middle School appears to be a typical middle school, yet it conceals a frightening truth.
Other students, staff, and family members have died like flies since a student in class 3-3 died in the 1970s.
There’s a mysterious curse on the school, which could have something to do with the girl in the eye patch that no one appears to notice except the main character of Another.
7. Setouchi and Suruga Keijo Training School – Hip Whip Girl: Keijo!!!!!!
If you thought sex-ed got uncomfortable, wait until you hear what they teach at the Setouchi and Suruga Keijo Training Schools. Keijo!!, one of the strangest anime to come out of 2016 and really any other year, follows a sport where women body-slam each other off of small islands using only their butts and breasts.
Practice at these schools includes learning how to hypnotize people with your breasts and attending lectures on “astronomy” and “boobology.” These schools accepted girls and boys who were interested in Keijo. Keijo is a water sport where girls stand on a small floating arena and compete against one another.
The aim is to push the other contestant off of the arena into the water, but players are forbidden to use their limbs. They are only allowed to use their hips and chests to fight. However, they are free to launch their attack on any body parts of their opponents, including their opponent’s face and vital points.
6. Hachimitsu Private Academy – Prison School
Hachimitsu Academy is a fictional, well-known strict girls’ high school that serves as the main setting of Prison School. The school was constructed in 1961 as a high-ranking sports academy and boarding school for elite young women. The academy upholds traditional school rules on its campus.
This is an all-girls school with its very own prison, controlled by the Underground Student Council. The said council possesses the authority to incarcerate students. This authority gets used and abused after five boys are admitted to the academy.
5. Kunugigaoka Junior High School – Assassination Classroom
Kunugigaoka Junior High School is the name of the school which the students of Class 3-E attend.
Koro-sensei, one of the instructors at Kunugigaoka Junior High School of Assassination Classroom, is a tentacle with a smiley-face head. Koro-sensei, which translates as “unlikable teacher,” claims to have blown up the moon and plans to blow up the Earth unless he is assassinated first by a group of middle school students (whom he will spend the year teaching).
The school follows a 95 percent productivity and 5% laziness paradigm, with the lowest-scoring students accounting for the 5%. This class is undesirable, so students must strive for excellence in order to avoid being placed in the E class. The principles of assassination are taught alongside mathematics and social studies at Kunugigaoka, which isn’t exactly a normal curriculum.
4. Totsuki Culinary Academy – Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
Tōtsuki Tea Ceremony and Cooking Academy, or Tōtsuki Culinary Academy for short, is a famous culinary school located in Tokyo, Japan. Tōtsuki boasts the best and harshest culinary education in the world. The academy is the main setting of Shokugeki no Soma, where the main protagonist, Sōma Yukihira, embarks on his journey to become the best chef in the world.
If you ask any cooking student or graduate about their time in school, they’ll certainly say it was difficult. Unless they’ve worked on the set of Hell’s Kitchen, however, most people have it far simpler than the cast of Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma is a Japanese manga series. The hard academics and high expulsion rates at the Tootsuki Culinary Academy mean that budding chefs are tossed out at every turn: only about ten pupils out of 1,000 will graduate.
3. U.A. High School – My Hero Academia
U.A. High School is an academy that boasts the best heroic education in Japan. It sits atop a forested hill that overlooks Musutafu. It is one of the primary settings in which the story takes place.
In My Hero Academia, 80 percent of the population possesses a “quirk” or superpower. Some people use their powers to fight crime and become heroes. They’ll need a suitable education to do so, which they can get at UA High School.
At UA High, students learn to cultivate their peculiarities, practice combat techniques, and rescue civilians from difficult situations. UA High is a highly elite school with a demanding curriculum that includes some of the most accomplished (and absurd) hero training courses in the world, some of which include huge robots.
2. Death Weapon Meister Academy – Soul Eater
Death Weapon Meister Academy is a school founded by Death to train meisters and demon weapons, maintain world order, and prevent the uprising of another Kishin.
The Death Weapon Meister Academy of Soul Eaters has an odd curriculum. Death himself runs the school, which raises scythes for Shinigami to use against a variety of evildoers. These Scythes are humanoid students who can morph into weapons at will, rather than physical objects.
Scythes team up with Shinigami at the academy to assist them collect the 99 evil souls and one witch soul required to reach their full Death Scythe capability.
1. Hyakkaou Private Academy – Kakegurui
Hyakkaou Private Academy is an educational institution where students from powerful families in the political and financial world attend.The Hyakkaou Private Academy of Kakegurui has an unusual curriculum that you won’t find anyplace else.
Because the students are the sons and daughters of the wealthy, the emphasis is placed on their ability to read people, mask their motives, and make commercial deals rather than their academic abilities.
What methods do they use to instill these qualities? Students at Hyakkaou Private Academy play casino games during the school day, living like royalty when they win and facing harsh consequences when they lose.