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juances19

Does it have to be realistic? There are fantasy anime that happen in fantasyland but the characters still go to hischool Stuff like Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor or Blade Dance of the Elementalers.


JoeBidenTheDictator

Ideally, realistic. Like just a slice of life about high schoolers in another country.


FetchFrosh

**Boarding School Juliet** is Europe-ish high school with a Romeo and Juliet thing going on. **Take My Brother Away!** is based on a Chinese webcomic and takes place in a Chinese high school. It's a minor plot element, but **Princess Principal** has a Victorian England school serve as the central base for the main cast. **Princess Tutu** is prominently set in a ballet school in a fairy tale world that would have a heavy European flair. **Anne of Green Gables** has some school bits set in Canada. Wouldn't be surprised if more World Masterpiece Theatre had school settings as well.


JoeBidenTheDictator

Thank you.


OhSixTwo

I doubt that there would be any (if there are, there would be less than one percent). It is probably simply because why would the authors or the creators risk setting their main scenes in a foreign country? This would either require extensive research to ensure the accurate representation or end up being inaccurate and becoming jokes. I reckon they would rather set the scene in a fictional land than in a country that already exists. I mean, to whom would, say, anime series setting in American high school with all characters being American while speaking Japanese all the time appeal for? How would it be different from animating American teen drama? Will it be profitable in terms of rating (which I guess it is going to be flopped)? This raises a series of question after question at this point.


Eziu

High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World They technically aren't in Japan, though they're not really attending high school anymore either.


JoeBidenTheDictator

I saw that. The novel charm wore off real fast.


KendotsX

Highschools exist outside Japan?


Damolisher

Now, maybe it's just me, but I can't think of a reason a Japanese entertainment medium would have schools outside of Japan as a setting.


Ground-Rat

There are some fantasy, magic and maybe isekai anime that feature schooling, but even they tend to use/feature a education system that resembles a Japanese one, because well, that's what the author/writers are familiar with. Also, in this case, they often/usually feature students who are more middle school age (13-15) or grades 7, 8 and 9. I guess this is because in most of these worlds or settings, age 15 seems to be that age that one becomes an "adult". Some examples would be: "Hachinan tte, Sore wa Nai Deshō!" AKA "The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?" "Watashi, Nōryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!" AKA "Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!" "Knights and Magic" "Maō Gakuin no Futekigōsha ~Shijō Saikyō no Maō no Shiso, Tensei Shite Shison-tachi no Gakkō e Kayou~" AKA "The Misfit of Demon King Academy" To name a few, for a full list try Googling "anime with school and magic". I don't think that you will find a high school anime that's set in our world and is in another country, though. I hope this made sense and was helpful. Best wishes and good luck!


irisverse

All I can think of is one episode of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt that's a parody of American high school movies.


ILoveMaiV

How is that political? I think Cromartie High School might count.


closetslacker

I guess Heroman is the only one that comes to mind...took me a while to dredge this out of my memory...


TheDarkRobotix

chinese anime "Take My Brother Away" and "Villainess Doom Flag"


contraptionfour

I've only read about this one existing, but I understand Sci-Fi Harry does. Also, technically there's Kid's Story from the Animatrix, but I don't think it's really what you're after.


spoodleman43

Iskeai is a thing


JoeBidenTheDictator

I mean like high schoolers who aren't Japanese. Like an anime about British high schoolers or American high schoolers.