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The 10 Best Anime About College Life Posted Mar 21, 2020

The 10 Best Anime About College Life
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Anime is a wonderful medium in the sense that it appeals to people of all ages and from all walks of life. One particular group that loves anime are college students in general. So, if you’re a college student, are there college anime out there made just for you? As it turns out, there are lots of them, and we’re going to explore them in this article.

10 of the Best College Life Anime

The 10 Best Anime About College Life
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1. Grand Blue

This anime revolves around the life of a new student at the Izu University: Iori Kitahara. He is very excited about joining university at first. However, that excitement soon turns into surprise as he realizes that college life isn’t quite what he expected it to be. He soon gets pulled into the nightlife and hits rock bottom when he wakes up fully naked in the middle of the campus with a banging headache and the hangover of the century.

On the other hand, the new friends he’s made want him to join him as they try out their new scuba diving hobby. His life at the new university certainly isn’t what he expected, but it’s got some good twists to it as well.

2. Run with The Wind

Kiyose Haiji plans to enter a prestigious race aimed at university students, but he needs help. He gets a lot of his fellow students to join him without knowing it by assembling them in an apartment that is really supposed to be housing for the school’s track team, even though his fellow students don’t know it. When they find out, they have to choose between playing along with Haiji’s plan and moving out of the apartment. The problem is, they soon find out that it’s not as easy for a novice to compete in a marathon as they thought.

3. Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate turned out to be massively popular in the past decade because of its original storytelling. The story revolves around some college students who figure out how to use a microwave to send messages and special info back through time. It’s all fun and games until things start to take a turn for the complex, with lots of philosophical and scientific twists and turns, plenty of comedy and drama.

4. The Tatami Galaxy

What would you do if the self-proclaimed God of Marriage gave you a chance to go back in time to your college days to find love? That’s what a third-year college student gets in this wonderful anime. Up until now he’s been working hard on sabotaging the relationships of others with the help of a friend. Now, he’s given the opportunity to start college life again in order to find love for himself. The journey is both philosophical and dramatic, and you are guaranteed to enjoy it.

5. Ah! My Goddess

When college student Keiichi Morisato wishes for a goddess to stay with him forever, the last thing he expects is for his wish to be taken seriously. However, that’s exactly what happens and he ends up with goddess Belldandy for a roommate. Now he has to figure out how to balance his everyday life with her supernatural one. In the process, there seems hope that he’ll find love.

6. A Sister’s All You Need

In this anime, we follow Itsuki Hashima, who decides to drop out of college to chase after his dream of being a light novel writer. It’s a nice piece of drama and comedy that follows the lives of young professionals who try to balance their chase for their dreams with their daily responsibilities.

7. Maison Ikkoku

When Yuusaky Godai, completely tired of living with his obnoxious and party-obsessed roommates, decides to move out to live alone, things happen that change his mind. He meets the house manager of his dorm, Kyoko Otonashi, who has been recently widowed. In the process, the story becomes an emotional one exploring different aspects of love.

8. White Album

One of the hardest things young people have to contend with when they get into relationships is balance. It’s hard enough when you have a normal routine, but it gets even harder when one of you is a college student and the other is a celebrity with a daily schedule from Hell. While there is no doubt that Yuki and Touya love each other, it’s anyone’s guess whether their relationship will be able to survive the challenges they face.

9. Moyashimon

Moyashimon follows the life of a student at the Agricultural Student: Tadayasu Sawaki. While he’s average in most respects, something interesting is that he can actually see the microbes, fungi, yeast, and other creatures involved in the program without the help of a microscope. This quickly makes him popular throughout the school, and questions soon arise about what he’ll use his talents for.

10. Ai Yori Aoshi

Aoi Sakuraba and Kaoru Hanabishi are engaged to marry. However, Kaoru disowns his family due to dysfunction and the marriage is called off as a result. Meanwhile he goes on to university to chase after his dreams. Aoi won’t easily let him go, however, as she still wants to marry him. The two have to navigate the world together and hope that their love is enough to handle anything that they face along the way.


These awesome anime stories should give you some great entertainment, as well as lots of valuable life lessons. They may even give you some inspiration for when you want to create your own anime. Don’t forget to have lots of fun while you’re at it!

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