Post Reply The Highscool/academy setting
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TL;dr What is a GOOD anime/game school setting .

So we all know about the school setting that comes in a lot of anime not matter what it is redone as. A battle highschool or what not that keep showing up in anime and even a few games. I really don;t have much to say on the topic because I do somewhat reflect the same for anytime it shows up in a anime.

We all know how it goes the characters are put in to a highschool setting even if its magical or a battle arena setting and you can head the viewers eyes ROLL. But I have seen it done in games where the schooling setting works. Valkyria Chronicles for one does have a somewhat school setting even though you aren't really in a school. The characters do mention that during summer break they attend military school (I forgot what for). This is mainly for the plot and for the nation to have a active ready militia force due to there own nation not being big enough to hold a army force.

Then there is also Trails of Cold steel. The story takes place in a War academy where students go and learn more about the art of war, A few of the characters do mention there are other school (One wanted to go to a music focused school) but this Academy is more focused to have exasperated generals in there army the empire they being a part of being so massive its better to have ready generals out the door. As well the students are also broken into two different classes. The nobles and the commoners.

I think the reason anime fails to make this setting interesting is that the anime focuses it on being more of a school anime and not a way to flesh out a interesting world around it. Both the games I mention used the school setting to put as many different characters into a setting as they can. If you played Valkyria I am sure you remember a lot about some of the back story you can get with the side characters as well as the mine and well The Legend of heroes sires has been known for fleshing out NPC's lifes. Can any of you think o anything that did the school setting better then most anime?
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nice !!!
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I really loved persona 3 and hitting on all the girls.

as for the millions of anime, id say school rumble. just cause it was funny.
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DRO1 wrote:

I really loved persona 3 and hitting on all the girls.


I loved Persona 3--and the isolated small-town Persona 4--for the same reason Japanese teens love all the "Exclusive private school-city" Academy settings:
The college-campus fantasy of independent life during high school, with room, board and full access to the city, but still on a high-school schedule with classes and friends.

(Maybe that's because I was still stuck at home with my, ick, parents, when I was seventeen, going to the local public school, and they didn't go off on trips or send me abroad with nominal relatives for my education.)
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I would say Food Wars and My Hero Academia do it well. But there are also a lot of good SOLs with high schoolers as the main characters, so I don't see a problem with those being set at school. Though I do agree with a lot of people that there are way too many anime with high schoolers as the main characters.
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I've thought several times about just skipping all shows that are centered around middle/high school in some form, but then again I'm not ready to give up watching anime entirely.
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