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Japanese: ガッ活!


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2012 to Sep 18, 2012
Producers: NHK
Genres: Comedy, School
Duration: 5 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
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In a fictional school, "Tender Tank" Rareko is constantly opening absurd yet strangely enthusiastic debates, this way creating a lively classroom life. Bringing up tremendous themes, she and her classmates exchange words like sword-strokes, and here and there even a profound remark is slipped in.

A fun and informative debate comedy, packed into only five minutes each time.

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Sequel: Gakkatsu! 2nd Season

Characters & Voice Actors

Takachiho, Chiho
Takachiho, Chiho
Kawasho, Miyuki
Kawasho, Miyuki
Arai, Souta
Arai, Souta
Azakami, Youhei
Azakami, Youhei
Terui, Haruka
Terui, Haruka


Director, Screenplay, Music
Fukihara, Kouta

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May 12, 2012
[Final Update: Finished Watching the Series]
Never underestimate a childish anime. From beginning to end "Gakkatsu" kept me entertained. Each character had their own charisma and made the show more fun to watch. In terms of short anime I have watched before, this really stands among the top. My only complaint is that it was too short.

Story: 9
The idea of a curious classmate leading a class in a discussion, made me curious. She leads the class not in discussing things in textbooks or about what they should be doing, but rather learning about life. They are not bound by the ideals of man and with their read more
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Apr 18, 2012
If you're looking for a quick laugh this Spring, Gakkatsu! is pretty much that. With only 5 minutes per episode, there's not much to expect, but if giving the audience a good laugh is their aim, Gakkatsu! does what it was made to do.

At Chiho Takachiho's middle school, Homeroom is a time for the class to do whatever they want with their time. Being the class president, Takachiho uses the time to debate a certain topic every episode. That's basically it. No character development, no plot, just a class discussing one topic for one day, and another the next day.

Art: 6
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Both have similar female protagonists. Chiho Takachiho and Suzumiya Haruhi are both energetic girls and a lot of the humor (especially from Gakkatsu) comes from random events or statements.
They both deal with subjects that pertain to everyday life. Both aim to make you laugh and are good at it.

Both Gakkatsu and Hetalia are comedy anime that last 5 minutes per episode. While Gakkatsu contains more slice-of-life elements, they share a style of humor.
almost the same story
both of them have this weird teacher and it shows their comedy situations with the class.
Short anime for those who want to learn while giggling uncontrollably.
Class debates over small problems, similar tone

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