10 Best Anime Like ‘The God of High School’ Every Fan Needs To Watch

10 Best Anime Like 'The God of High School' Every Fan Needs to Watch

Nicole Mejias of Crunchyroll said that the series was an easy sell as it evoked memories of “classic school battling anime” like Tenjho Tenge and fighting games, saying that the series has “top-notch” action with “gorgeous art,” along with “various martial arts and skills” from the main cast. The series we are talking about is The God of High School, whose first season aired in 2020. The God of High School was originally a South Korean manhwa published from 2011 to 2022, and it received a 13-episode anime adaptation in 2020. The God of High School is one of the most popular manhwa titles globally, and that inspired this article.

In this article, we are going to bring you a list of the ten best anime series like The God of High School. If you loved The God of High School, you are certainly going to enjoy the titles we are going to recommend to you here. The titles are not going to be ranked in any particular order, but we are going to provide you with some information about them, as well as their ratings.

1. Solo Leveling

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IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

What it’s about: Gates suddenly started appearing in the real world, and from them, horrible monsters immune to weapons started appearing. At the same time, some people started receiving special superhuman powers to fight them. The story of Solo Leveling follows one such young man, Sung Jinwoo, who starts off as the weakest only to become the absolutely strongest.

Why you should watch it: We decided to start this list off with the most obvious title, as Solo Leveling is slowly becoming a major hit anime series. It shares many elements with The God of High School and there is absolutely no doubt you’ll love it.


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2. Record of Ragnarok

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IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

What it’s about: Every thousand years, all of the pantheons get together in Valhalla, the paradise of souls, for an assembly chaired by the Greek deity Zeus to determine what will happen to humanity. But that year, the decision to exterminate humanity was made almost unanimously. In order to decide whether or not mortals are truly worth destroying, the Valkyrie Brunhild interrupts the conference and suggests that the gods pit themselves against them in the Ragnarök tournament.

Why you should watch it: Record of Ragnarok is an ONA series and while it does have a very specific animation style, the fact that it combines mythology with fantasy, pitting superpowered humans against deities in a fighting tournament is why we absolutely had to put it on this list.

3. Dragon Ball

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IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

What it’s about: Dragon Ball follows the story of a baby called Son Goku, who mysteriously crashes with his spaceship on a new planet. There, he is raised by an old man who trains him in the way of martial arts while he grows stronger and stronger, becoming the planet’s best fighter and defender.

Why you should watch it: Dragon Ball has a completely fantasy-based setting, but the series focuses heavily on martial arts and introduces us to a variety of strange elements of the lore, which is why this classic – and one of the best anime ever – is something you absolutely have to see. (The sequels included, of course.)

4. Jujutsu Kaisen

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IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

What it’s about: After swallowing a finger of Sukuna, Yuji Itadori suddenly becomes a Jujutsu sorcerer. Being trained by the powerful Satoru Gojo, he has to comprehend his new life while, at the same time, preparing to fight the evil Sukuna inside of him, whose goal is to destroy the world as everyone knows it.

Why you should watch it: A high schooler suddenly receives supernatural powers and is dragged into a chaotic world of sorcery and demonic beings? Sounds about right, eh? Jujutsu Kaisen is an absolute classic and one of the most popular titles of the modern era, so it doesn’t need too much endorsement really.


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5. Tower of God

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IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

What it’s about: The Twenty-Fifth Bam experienced complete isolation and darkness as a child. Rachel, the girl who had been with him since she could remember him, was the one person who could brighten his day. She taught him to talk by informing him about the outside world. But Rachel is obsessed with seeing the stars and the sky, and she will stop at nothing to achieve her goal. She is even prepared to go inside the enormous, unreachable Tower of God, where it is rumored that all wishes can come true, in order to get what she desires.

Why you should watch it: The Tower of God might not seem like a first-choice series for you because of its story, but it is a popular manhwa adaptation and we wanted to diversify this list, so we definitely think you should give it a go.

6. Blade of the Phantom Master

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IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

What it’s about: A group of covert spies known by the moniker of Angyo Onshi operates throughout the enormous Jushin Empire. They secretly control the acts of the provincial leaders while supporting the people in their fight against injustice. But when the empire collapses, the princes become well-known, and the Angyo Onshi disappears. Mun-Su, the warrior, continues to aid people across the country while posing as Angyo Onshi. He mostly fights the scourge of the people, rapacious princes and demons. He meets Chun Hyang, a young fighter who sticks by and protects Sando the entire time.

Why you should watch it: A not-so-popular oldie, Blade of the Phantom Master made it on the list because it has Korean roots, just like The God of High School. It is more of a fantasy series than anything else, but you should like it significantly.

7. Naruto

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IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

What it’s about: Naruto Uzumaki is an orphan from Konoha who wishes to become the next Hokage. While training to become the strongest shinobi in the world, he has to deal with many local and global problems, including those related to his childhood friend, Sasuke Uchiha.

Why you should watch it: Naruto doesn’t have that fantasy element that The God of High School has, but its world is a fantasy world so there’s that. A shonen classic, Naruto and its sequels are a must-see for anime fans, and those who liked our show will find a lot of elements they’ll absolutely love.

8. Noblesse

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IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

What it’s about: The main character of Noblesse is Cadis Etrama Di Raizel, who, after an 820-year hibernation, unexpectedly awakens in an abandoned South Korean palace. After finding his devoted servant Frankenstein, Rai makes the decision to become a simple human and enroll in Ye Ran High School in order to gain a deeper understanding of society and people in the twenty-first century.

Why you should watch it: Noblesse is another manhwa adaptation that shares many elements with The God of High School. It is not so action-packed and focused on martial arts, but it is definitely a show you should be enjoying fully.


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IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

What it’s about: Ichigo Kurosaki is a high schooler who can see ghosts. One night, he encounters a Shinigami named Rukia Kuchiki, who transfers her powers to him so that he can defeat a monster that attacked his family. From that moment on, Ichigo becomes a Shinigami and has to balance his real life with his new duties.

Why you should watch it: Bleach is a shonen classic and it combines a real-life high-school setting with a fantasy world. The powers that Bleach presents are a bit different and the focus is not so much on martial arts as on sword-fighting, but it has enough similarities for you to enjoy it, as it is one of the best anime series ever.


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10. A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special

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IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

What it’s about: Set in a fantasy world, A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special follows the adventures of the magician Desir Herrman and his allies as they fight in a fantasy world filled with danger.

Why you should watch it: A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special is also a manhwa title and we wanted to close this list with such a title. It shares a lot of similarities with our title and while it is more isekai than The God of High School, it is nevertheless a great title that you’ll enjoy.

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