Anime is quickly becoming a global phenomenon. In Japan alone, it’s become one of the country’s top entertainment trends and has made its way into the United States and other countries.
However, anime is not just a Japanese phenomenon. There are many subgenres, including shonen, shoujo, and hentai. Some anime even has an educational component.
Today, I’m going to talk about anime like classroom of the elite. These animes has a lot of similarities to what you saw in the classroom of the elite..
Kakegurui is an anime television series adapted from the manga of the same title written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Tōru Naomura. The series was produced by MAPPA, directed by Yuichiro Hayashi, and written by Yasuko Kobayashi, featuring character designs by Manabu Akita and music composed by Technoboys Pulcraft Green-Fund. The first season aired from July 1 to September 23, 2017 on Tokyo MX and other channels.
In a high school where students are evaluated solely on academic performance, gambling prodigy Yumeko Jabami plans to clean house at Hyakkaou Private Academy, a school where students are evaluated solely on their gambling skills.
9. Prison School
Prison School is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Hiramoto. It was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine from February 2011 to December 2017. Yen Press has licensed the manga for an English-language release in North America.
An anime adaptation of the manga, produced by J. C. Staff and directed by Tsutomu Mizushima, aired twelve episodes on Tokyo MX between July and September 2015. Funimation has licensed the anime series in North America while Manga Entertainment released it in the United Kingdom.
Btoom! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Junya Inoue. It began serialization in Weekly Comic Bunch on August 10, 2009, and was later published into individual volumes by Enterbrain, with the first volume released on May 25, 2010. As of January 2015, eleven volumes have been released. An anime adaptation began airing in Japan from October 2012.
The series tells the story of Ryota Sakamoto, a NEET who is one of the world’s top players of the combat video game Btoom!. In the real world, he is stuck at a dead-end job aspiring to be a game developer. He soon finds himself in a real-life version of his favorite game where he is trapped on an island with eight other people.
He must now kill his fellow participants with special bombs known as “BIM” in order to survive while evading the government forces sent after him and his fellow Btoom! players.
Gamers! is a Japanese manga written by Masahiro Takada. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump from November 5, 2012 to June 10, 2017. The manga was collected into ten tankōbon volumes. An anime adaptation by Silver Link began airing on Tokyo MX on April 2, 2017.
In a world where video games are an art form, the super-popular Kaito Kasumi is about to enter a tournament. The player with the highest score wins the prize, but there’s a catch.
6. Future Diary
Future Diary is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Sakae Esuno. It tells the story of Yuki, a loner who’s not very good with people. He prefers to write a diary on his cell phone and talk to his imaginary friend, Deus Ex Machina – The God of Time and Space.
However, Yuki soon learns that Deus is more than a figment of his imagination when he makes Yuki participate in a battle royale with eleven others. The contestants are given special diaries that can predict the future, each diary possessing unique features that gives them both advantages and disadvantages.
The manga was serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s Shōnen Ace between January 2006 and December 2010 and collected in 12 tankōbon volumes. An anime adaptation by Asread aired in Japan between October 2011 and April 2012. A live-action film based on the series was released on November 26, 2016.
5. The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K also known as just SaiKai, is a Japanese gag manga series written and illustrated by Shūichi Asō. The series began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from June 2012.
The manga has been licensed in North America by Viz Media. An anime television adaptation by J. C. Staff and EGG FIRM began airing on July 4, 2016 on TV Tokyo, with the remaining episodes appearing on Netflix Japan after they aired in Japan.
A second season aired between January 17, 2018 and April 5, 2018. An original net animation adaptation streamed on Netflix from December 30, 2017 to June 28, 2018.
4. Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yusei Matsui. The series follows the daily lives of an extremely powerful octopus-like being working as a junior high homeroom teacher, and his students dedicated to the task of assassinating him to prevent Earth from being destroyed.
Manga Entertainment released the first season in two volumes on DVD in October 2015 and February 2016 respectively. The second season was released on DVD in June 2017. Both seasons are also available together in a box set, alongside an OVA episode, which was released on Blu-ray Disc in November 2018.
3. Absolute Duo
Absolute Duo is a Japanese light novel series by Takumi Hiiragiboshi with illustrations by Yū Asaba. The series includes six volumes published by Media Factory under their MF Bunko J imprint between December 25, 2012 and March 25, 2015.
A manga adaptation with art by Shinichirō Nariie began serialization in the February 2014 issue of Monthly Comic Alive and was later transferred to the magazine’s online counterpart Comic Alive Online. An anime television series adaptation began airing on January 5, 2015.
2. Kokoro connect
Kokoro Connect follows the five members of the Cultural Research Club – Taichi Yaegashi, Iori Nagase, Himeko Inaba, Yui Kiriyama, and Yoshifumi Aoki – through their various misadventures, from body swapping to reliving their painful pasts.
The members of Heartseed’s club must decide if they will play by his rules or if they will find a way out of this mess. Will they accept the challenges that he has thrown at them and learn to embrace their true selves? Or will they be unable to move past the obstacles in their way?
Though Kokoro Connect may start off innocently enough, it is not a lighthearted tale. Each arc takes a deeper look into the lives of these five teenagers and forces them to deal with issues they never thought they’d have to face.
1. Blue exorcist
Blue Exorcist is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kazue Kato. The manga has been serialized in Jump Square magazine by Shueisha since April 2009, with individual chapters collected into seventeen tankōbon volumes as of December 2019.
The story revolves around Rin Okumura, a teenager who discovers he is the son of Satan born from a human woman and is the inheritor of Satan’s powers. When Satan kills his foster father Shiro Fujimoto, a powerful exorcist, Rin decides to become an exorcist himself to defeat his father and avenge Shiro’s death.
Blue Exorcist was adapted into an anime television series by A-1 Pictures which aired from April to October 2011 on MBS, TBS and Animax Asia. A second season titled Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga premiered in January 2017. An animated film adaptation premiered in December 2012. There have also been three light novels based on the series which were published by Shueisha.
These are some of the best anime like classroom of the elite of the past decade. From classics to contemporary, these series are the cream of the crop. I’m sure there are plenty of other anime series I missed, but these are my top five anime adaptations of the past decade.
What are your top anime adaptations of the past decade? Let me know in the comments below.