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The God of High School

The God of High School

About The God of High School

The God of High School explores three realms: the Human Realm, the Sage Realm, and the Heavenly Realm.

The Human Realm is where human beings live just like us.

The Sage or Demon Realm is a hoke to mythical beasts and spirits like Dragons.

The Heavenly Realm is the most powerful of all. It is a dwelling place for legendary gods like Hercules, Michael the Archangel, and so on.

Earlier all these creatures used to live together. Humans, being the weakest among all, were granted temporary powers by Gods (also called Borrowed Power) to fight against demons. However, when demons were defeated the Gods created these three realms. Though Humans can still use their Borrowed Power they can’t attack Gods in any way possible.

Jin Mo-Ri is a young martial artist from Seoul, South Korea. He is invited to join a fighting tournament called “The God of High School”, where high school students, across the country, are invited to select three volunteers for the World Tournament.

As a reward, the winner can fulfill any of his wishes without being questioned. However, there’s something shady about the corporation sponsoring this tournament. But when will Jin Mo-Ri discover the real truth?

Filled with mystical beasts and supernatural themes, The God of High School is a must-watch. To continue with your entertainment, here is a list of 10 similar anime:



10. Bleach

Ichigo Kurosaki is a 15-year-old high school student. He has a mysterious power to see dead souls wandering on the streets. He never really gave any thought to it until his family was attacked by a corrupt spirit called Hollow. He then meets Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper, who is shocked to learn Ichigo can see her while generally, Soul Reapers are invisible to human eyes.

Rukia tries to protect Ichigo’s family from the Hollow but gets injured in the process. To complete the mission, she grants her power to Ichigo, who now becomes a Soul Reaper. Since Rukia has run out of power, Ichigo has to deal with the Hollows that are plaguing his city.

He tries to hide the bizarre truth from his friends but later learns that some of his friends are also gifted with unique abilities. Ichigo and his friends-turn-comrades support each other to defeat the Hollows once and for all. However, they are unaware of the fact that the Hollows are not the only problems they need to deal with. There’s a bigger shock waiting for them.

Darwin’s Game

Darwin’s Game

9. Darwin’s Game

Kaname Sudou, a high school student, accepts an online invitation from a classmate to play a mobile game called Darwin’s Game. The moment he clicks on the app, a snake pops out of his phone and bites him. He is left unconscious, but when he wakes up he realizes he is in the infirmary and there’s no snake anywhere near.

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He is baffled by the situation and presumes it to be a mere hallucination. He returns home. Out of curiosity, he once again uses the game application and this time, it shows him a battle game. Taking it to be like other games, he starts to play. However, his fear resurfaces when his in-game opponent appears in flesh in front of him, who tries to kill Kaname with a real knife.

Though Kaname realizes that the game is not a virtual one, but a real-life battle, it’s already too late for him to quit. He is now trapped in a web of countless murders and fights, trying to escape it with Sigil's help, an ability that differs for each player. His goal now is to win the game and disclose the identity of the Game Master and kill him.

Kengan Ashura

Kengan Ashura

8. Kengan Ashura

Kengan Ashura has its own style of finalizing business deals. Unlike our world, people here hire gladiators to come to a formal conclusion. In the world where violence is the only resort, Kengan Ashura is an action-packed thriller encircled with martial combats. The greater of the greatest gladiators fight (since the Edo Period) to settle the conflicts of merchants and wealthy businessmen.

Better called “The Ashura” (means monster in Sanskrit), the fighter Ouma Tokita is working hard to prove himself the strongest among all. He is recruited by Hideki Nogi, the CEO of the Nogi Group to fight in the Kengan Annihilation Tournament.

The tournament winner becomes the chairman of the Kengan Association, one of the most prestigious and powerful positions in Japan. While fighting for Nogi, Ouma has to prove his worth and also learn to handle his haunting past.

Kami no Tou (Tower of God)

Kami no Tou (Tower of God)

7. Kami no Tou (Tower of God)

The anime is centered around a mysterious tower that invites selective people (labeled as “Regulars”) to take part in various tasks. On completing the tasks, Regulars are promised to be awarded their deepest desires, which can be anything from wealth, fame, authority to everything else. All these leisures await them at the top of the tower.

Twenty-Fifth Bam, the protagonist, is a young boy with a disturbing life. In his whole life, he has only seen a dark cave. He wears dirty clothes and lives a mundane life unless he meets with a girl named Rachel who brings impossible changes to his life. Rachel helps him learn about the outside world and also the mysterious tower.

When she decides to leave Bam to climb the tower, his world shatters into pieces. Devastated by the situation, he promises himself to meet with Rachel once again in any way possible. He aims to climb the tower, however, he wasn’t invited in the first place, a miracle occurs.

Though he wasn’t in the chosen ones when he successfully opened the tower gates by himself. Thus, he came to be known as the “Irregular”, who has shaken the very foundation of the tower.

 Girls of the Wild’s

Girls of the Wild’s

6. Girls of the Wild’s

Wild’s High is an all-girls private school that boasts about having the most renowned and powerful martial arts in the world. To show their extraordinary skills, the school hosts Wild’s League tournament to show elite girl’s brutal martial arts skills. Here, only the strongest prevails while the weak serve. Among them, Yoon In Gyi is the current champion and thus, nicknamed as “Queen”.

Queen is an S-Class martial artist. She is known to master various fighting skills. With the addition of exquisite beauty, she is everything an ordinary girl ever desires to be. This also makes her a little arrogant, though, she does have a soft side that appears later in the anime.

On the other hand, Song Jae Gu is a teenager who has a daunting task of looking after his two young siblings. He enrolls in Wild’s High on a full scholarship, breaking the 42-year-old tradition of the female-only school. The main reason to allow male applicants is to make these elite girls match the social norms and live like maidens.

Though fighting is a tournament thing, with the co-ed facility, there’s going to be fighting off the field as well. So, who’s going to win, girls or boys?

Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)

Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)

5. Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)

Human beings are enriched with supernatural abilities called “Quirks”, which starts to sprouts within them at the age of 4. There are infinite variations of Quirks and no two human beings possess the same kind of Quirks unless they are related. This superpower has divided humans into two categories: Villians, who uses this power for selfish deeds, and Heroes who face these villains to protect the locality.

Despite being a teenager Izuku Midoriya lacks the power of Quirks. This makes him the center of bully for his childhood friend Katsuki Bakugo. Both of them share the same dream of becoming the All Might.

Though Izuku is born with an unlucky faith, his sheer determination to succeed makes him an important part of the society. In fact, the most powerful hero All Might gets so impressed by his dedication that he selects him to be his successor.

The anime shows how Izuku’s rigorous training helps him achieve his dreams. Izuku’s life is an inspiration as he manages to become a part of the prestigious high school despite lacking the Quirks. However, on his journey, he also learns (in a hard way), what it takes to be a hero.

The Breaker

The Breaker

4. The Breaker

Yi Shi-Woon (or Shioon) is a student at Nine Dragons High School. Due to his naive and defenseless personality, he is often bullied by other students. Looking at how Shioon is brutally being beaten by Ho Chang (fellow student), a stranger named Han Chun Woo comes to Shioon. Instead of rescuing him, Chun Woo scolds Shioon for acting so cowardly and not standing for himself. This makes Shioon feel more miserable.

Later, Shioon learns that Chun Woo is the new substitute English professor at his school. Overwhelmed by daily beating, Shioon decides to join a martial arts academy to learn defensive tactics. On his way, he confronts Chun Woo in an awkward situation. Chun Woo is cornered in an alley by a group of thugs. However, Chun Woo effortlessly defeats them all using his martial arts skills, which Shioon secretly records to blackmail him later.

He asks Chun Woo to teach martial arts or he would make the recording public. Left with no option, Chun Woo accepts him as his student and introduces him to the world of Murim, a secret Martial Arts Alliance. However, Chun Woo has a shady past and unknowingly, Shioon has also become a part of it now.

Hunter X Hunter

Hunter X Hunter

3. Hunter X Hunter

Hunters are elite members of society. Their job is to track down lost treasures, capture criminals and beasts, and handle other dangerous tasks. To become a hunter, one needs to put his life at stake and pass the Hunter Examination conducted by the Hunter Association. There are very rare chances of clearing this exam as it has a very low success rate and high fatality rate.

Each hunter possesses special Nen (controlling and manipulating one’s aura) abilities i.e. Ten, using aura for defense, Zetsu, stopping the flow of aura to conceal one’s identity, Ren, producing more Nen energy, and Hatsu, modifying the usage of Nen to suit one’s needs.

The protagonist of the anime, Gon Freecss, is a 20-year-old boy who is driven to become an accomplished hunter just like his father. During the exam, he makes three new friends, who have their own unique reasons to become a hunter. Gon has a tough journey ahead. He needs to become a hunter so he can meet his father and make him proud. He also needs to stand strong like a real fighter, which sounds easy when said than done. However, anime doesn’t only show the adversity of the Hunter examination, there’s indeed much more to it.

One Piece

One Piece

2. One Piece

One Piece is one of the longest-running series in the anime history and each episode is worth watching. The anime shows the life of a 17-year-old toothless boy named Monkey D. Luffy. He is one of his own kind. Though he is a pirate, no one can make that out of his personality. His reason for becoming a pirate is a true wonder in itself.

The anime shows his adventurous journey across the Grand Line with his crew. Just at a young age of 17, he is fighting petrifying enemies and discovering dark mysteries, all for the sake of One Piece.

One Piece is a name given to the greatest treasure in the world. Gol D. Roger, the infamous legendary Pirate King, disclosed the existence of such treasure, just before he was to be executed. However, no one has witnessed its true existence yet, but it certainly brought the Grand Age of Pirates. Who finds the treasure in the end? Does it really exist? Only Monkey and his crew can find out.

Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball

1. Dragon Ball

The story begins on the planet with the protagonist Goku, a young boy, who lives in the woods all by himself. There isn’t any thrill in his life until he meets Bulma, a girl who is traveling in search of a magical object called “Dragon Balls”. It is said that these artifacts can fulfill any wish of the person who collects all seven of them. Bulma’s wish is to have a perfect boyfriend.

She approaches Goku and asks for the Dragon Ball that is in his possession. However, Goku refuses to part ways with it. Bulma then makes a deal, Goku can come along with her on the journey if he allows her to use the artifact’s power. With this, a new phase starts in Goku’s life that probably going to have no end.

On their way, Goku meets old Muten-Roshi and his so-called disciple Kuririn. Muten helps Goku become a well-trained martial artist to take part in the World Martial Arts Tournament. Later, the now-powerful Goku battles various evil forces on the planet Earth as well as on other planets like Namek.

On the other hand, though Bulma’s wish is ordinary and harmless, not everyone has such a subtle desire. There are many evil characters and groups who are also looking for Dragon Balls to accomplish dark desires.

The anime is set in a multiverse universe. There are innumerable creatures living on different planets, among which the human race is the weakest of all. The biggest twist in the series comes when Goku learns that he was raised as a human being, but in reality, he is a Saiyan from the Planet Vegeta.

That’s all with my recommendation for “The God of High School”. Thank you for reading. I hope you like it.

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