8 Anime Like The God of High School

The God of High School is a South Korean webtoon written and illustrated by Yongje Park. It is currently airing (13/7/2020) and the first episode aired just a few days ago.

It follows the story of Mori Jin, a Taekwondo specialist and a high school student who participates in a fighting tournament which should determine the best fighter among all high schoolers in Korea. Soon, he learns that there is something much greater beneath the stage of the tournament.

These 8 anime are similar to The God of High School.

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8. One Piece

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Super Power, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen
  • Episodes: 892, ongoing

Why it’s similar

One Piece and The God of Tower both have a protagonist who is extremely kind-hearted and a little silly. You can expect a lot of action, fighting, and great humor. They also both place importance on friendship.

Synopsis

Gol D. Roger was known as the “Pirate King,” the strongest and most infamous being to have sailed the Grand Line. The capture and execution of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the existence of the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece. It was this revelation that brought about the Grand Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding One Piece—which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame—and quite possibly the pinnacle of glory and the title of the Pirate King.

Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy who defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular persona of a wicked, hardened, toothless pirate ransacking villages for fun, Luffy’s reason for being a pirate is one of pure wonder: the thought of an exciting adventure that leads him to intriguing people and ultimately, the promised treasure. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy and his crew travel across the Grand Line, experiencing crazy adventures, unveiling dark mysteries and battling strong enemies, all in order to reach the most coveted of all fortunes—One Piece.

(Source: MAL)

 

7. Boku No Hero Academia

  • Genres: Comedy, Superpower, Action, School, Shounen
  • Episodes: 13

Why it’s similar

A lot of fighting and action-oriented plot with students who have superpowers and compete with each other.

Synopsis

Izuku Midoriya is a young boy who is well-known as the boy without the Quirk (a special power which is fairly common). He idolizes and adores pro heroes, extremely strong individuals with the most powerful Quirks who protect the cities and their citizens from villains.

Despite being “useless” and weak, he made a lifechanging decision – he will become a pro hero no matter what.

Recommended: The 10 Best Shounen Anime (According to MAL’s Users)

 

6. Dragon Ball Z

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Shounen, Super Power
  • Episodes: 291

Why it’s similar

Martial arts, superpowers, incredibly overpowered characters, and extremely similar main characters when it comes to personality.

Synopsis

A warrior named Goku learns that he is from another planet and joins his friends on a mission of defending it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial foes.

Recommended: 5 Most Anticipated Shounen Anime (Summer 2020)

5. Darwin’s Game

  • Genres: Action, Mystery, Shounen
  • Episodes: 11

Why it’s similar

The whole atmosphere about battle royale fighting is very alike. The main characters in both series are the types who go out of their way to help someone because they just feel what is right and what is wrong.

Synopsis

The story revolves around Suou Kaname, who gets invited to try out a new cryptic mobile app game called Darwin’s Game, but soon after realizes that there is no way to quit the game.

Read also: The 8 Anime Like Darwin’s Game Fans Will Love

4. Juuni Taisen

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  • Genres: Action
  • Episodes: 12

Why it’s similar

Both contain capable fighters with special abilities who join a tournament (battle royale) to determine the strongest who will be granted one wish.

Synopsis

Juuni Taisen is about 12 mercenaries who represent Zodiac signs and attend a Zodiac Tournament. They fight to the death for one wish they are going to be granted if they win.

Read also: Juuni Taisen: A Brutally Honest Review

 

3. Naruto

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Super Power, Martial Arts, Shounen
  • Episodes: 220

Why it’s similar

If you enjoyed martial arts and special abilities combined with some sort of tournament, this might be one for you. While The God Of High School starts as a tournament to determine the best fighter among high schoolers, Naruto starts as an exam to test aptitudes of aspiring ninjas where they compete with each other a lot too.

Synopsis

The anime is set in the world of ninjas and follows the story of Uzumaki Naruto, a young aspiring ninja who is determined to become a Hokage (basically a leader) of his village to get acknowledged and accepted by others.

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2. Kami no Tou

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 13

Why it’s similar

Except for the fact that they are both popular Korean webtoons, they also share a similar action vibe as the chosen ones face challenges and fight each other to achieve something.

Synopsis

Bam has spent most of his life trapped beneath a mysterious Tower, accompanied by his only friend, Rachel.

After Rachel leaves him because she decides that she wants to climb the Tower and see the stars, Bam manages to open the door into the Tower as well, and faces great challenges at each floor as he tries to find Rachel.

Check out also: 6 Brilliant Anime TV Shows Like Kami no Tou

 

1. Hunter x Hunter

  • Genres:  Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Shounen, Super Power
  • Episodes: 148

Why it’s similar

The Arena Arc of Hunter x Hunter is all about epic battle scenes and the thrill, which will surely remind you of the tournament in The God of High School. They both have humans who wield special abilities and the main protagonist is very compassionate and helpful. 

Synopsis

The story centers around Gon and his friends, particularly his best friend, Killua, who had used to be a childhood assassin before he took the hunter exam. Both Killua and Gon eventually become licensed Hunters – a title that has its own perks which can help you track beasts, individuals, or treasures easily.

Read also: The 10 Best Anime Like Hunter x Hunter

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Misaka

Hi, my name is Mia and I'm the founder of 9 Tailed Kitsune. I love anime, games, and esports (I am also a bit weird). My passion for anime sparked when I was about 7 (Phantom Thief Jeanne, hello!) and has never stopped.

4 thoughts on “8 Anime Like The God of High School

  • July 14, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    Great list!! Also, just looking at those One Piece episodes gave me a headache…

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    • July 15, 2020 at 11:44 pm
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      thanks!! 🙂 I know, right? I wanted to watch it but when I saw how many episodes it has I refused to proceed, lol…

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  • August 9, 2020 at 3:11 pm
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    This is a great list, always get my “new” anime recommendations from your lists.

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    • August 9, 2020 at 3:34 pm
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      yaay, thanks ♥, happy to help!

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