Have you been fed up with the endless waves of mediocre high school comedies in the anime industry?
Fear not! Here’s 10 anime from the recent years that helped us restore our faith in the medium, and hopefully will do it to yours as well!
1. GoSick (2012)
Yeah there’s a Goth Loli female lead, but don’t let looks fool you. This is a fun mystery anime that rapidly turns into much much more.
You’ll soon grow to love each character as they are introduced, and grow to love the relationships between them even more.
2. Kids on the Slope (2012)
Charming coming of age story set in the age of Bebop (the music genre, not the anime!) revolving around two boys who learn to really put their soul into their music.
Must watch if you are a jazz fan.
3. The Devil is a Part Timer (2013)
What happens when the Devil is reduced to working part time at a fast food joint to make ends meet?
A great, heart-warming comedy, with just a little bit of everything else thrown in.
4. Hyouka (2012)
Part coming of age, part mystery, a great slice of life exploring what it is to go through high school with a good group of friends.
You’ll find yourself nurturing some nostalgia for your high school days through this one.
5. Space Dandy (2014)
Cowboy Bebop meets FLCL. Not surprising since this comes from Bebop (and Champloo’s) director, Shinichiro Watanabe.
In true Watanabe form, this comes with a bitchin’ soundtrack. As for the plot? There are no words. Just watch!