Gakkougurashi!


School-Live!

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Alternative Titles

English: School-Live!
Synonyms: Gakkou Gurashi!
Japanese: がっこうぐらし!

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2015 to Sep 24, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Thursdays at 21:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Lerche
Source: Manga
Genres: HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, PsychologicalPsychological, SchoolSchool, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.621 (scored by 169021169,021 users)
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Ranked: #12232
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Popularity: #417
Members: 354,294
Favorites: 4,658

Recommendations

Both shows start very moe, but then the real drama comes out.  
report Recommended by puccapardini
Higruashi, like gakkou gurashi will have you building crazy theories on who's going insane and what is really happening all the way through the series. 
report Recommended by Ooblagato
To put it simply, these stories are in a Highschool, "Post-Apocalyptic", Survival setting. Both shows portrays the drama in living in a world surrounded by "them". Each has it's own way to provide "service to the fans", but at the end of the day it's all about trying to survive in the god-forsaken world they live in. (Also the endings are performed by Maon Kurosaki.) 
report Recommended by IchiroEX
Gakkougrurashi and Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryoukou share a similar setting, they're are both post-apocalyptic. Gakkougurashi relies on bright colors and comedy with a splash of psychological drama. Where Shoujo Shuumtasu Ryouko might seem a lot slower paced with less dialogue but both shows do give off a similar vibe of eerie discomfort with moe style. If you've seen one I would recommend the other for a similar setting and overall world feel. 
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
Both share a similar twist in tone at the end of the first episode, both feature horror elements and they have a similar art style 
report Recommended by lstefi
Both involve cute kids going on adventures Both involve said cute kids in their own group (Red Whistles and the School Live Club) Both give off an uneasy feeling that something dark is lurking around the corner Both include great OPs 
report Recommended by gNat2
It's hard to say why they are so similar without spoiling either one, so I'd simply suggest if you've seen/are watching one, you should watch the other. 
report Recommended by ButadonMeitantei
Both shows follow the lives of highschool students who try to live a normal highschool life despite the situation. 
report Recommended by wightwulf1944
Cute girl see world in a bit strange way in both anime 
report Recommended by MikuChan165
Gakkou Gurashi, like Corpse Party, is a violently horrifying anime that wears a moe-mask at all times. 
report Recommended by Lolicon
-They both sound and look rather cute and light-hearted, but both series are rather dark and traumatizing -The difference is that Yuyuyu is a magical girl-like series, while Gakkou Gurashi (School Live) centers on zombie apocalypse -Both have a school club 
report Recommended by Markdoka
Cute girls doing cute things, huh? Well even though both anime are set in a post-apocalyptic setting and undoubtedly have some dark moments, it really is mostly just cute girls doing cute things. But these girls stand strong no matter what obstacles they may face, and friendship is everything of course.  
report Recommended by Protaku
Gakkougurashi and Tokyo Magnitude share similar plot ideas. Each show has a tragic disaster, 8.0 earthquake and zombie apocalypse. The main cast composition is also similar in each series. Gakkougurashi has a group of high school girls and Tokyo Magnitude has an adult and two younger children. Both shows feature survival in different ways of how society would handle tragedy. These shows also have a psychological twist to them and showcase the main characters different ways of grieving. 
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
Before I start, I'll say that you should watch Gakkou Gurashi ***without any prior knowledge***. Don't even click the "read more" button below on this recommendation. (There aren't really any spoilers, but yeah). The simple explanation about both animes is that they're both very happy (yet not entirely) shows with cutesy loli animation, lots of feels, and a bit (or a lot) of twist. If you like animes that have lots of feels, mix in very happy moments, and mix in very traumatic moments, both are good watches. ______________________________________ Kotoura-san focuses mainly on romance and Haruka Kotoura's traumatic past. With love and drama between her and the relationships she has  read more 
report Recommended by Chdata
In this two shows, we have served with "Cute girl trapped in cruel game" On this side, we have cute girl trying to get survived from zombies apocalyptic And other side, we have cute girl being involved in a death match "Battle Royale" theme, and transform into their RPG Character as 'Mahou Shoujo' Both are from same studio, and similar Introduction .. 
report Recommended by ExTz_Thomazz
both shows mix horror elements with slice of life. gakkougurashi is about high school girls trying to survive a zombie apocalypse whereas alien 9 is about elementary school girls fighting an alien invasion. 
report Recommended by nordicyandere
Both contains moe girls and dark story. Both take school as their genre. The difference is gakkou gurashi is horror anime, while haifuri is military anime. 
report Recommended by Blue_Heaven
It's the same kind of story - zombies everywhere & schoolgirls trapped on the roof of their beloved school. Either wait for eventual attack or die from starvation. So they have to escape and live in this dangerous world. Apart from the identical theme we have the whole TV series instead of the short OVA. I recommend it wholeheartedly if you like that kind of reality - harshness of everyday survival and exploration of post apocalyptic world. 
report Recommended by ux
Surprise? Maybe not. Talk about being dark. Yes, Qualidea Code is a ride to the darkness. The setting for Gakkougurashi is similar. What you see might not be what it really is. In both Gakkougurashi and Qualidea Code, the kids are fighting against enemies in a destroyed world.  
report Recommended by Dscry
The main chars in both series act cheerful despite having a messed up lifestyle. The show's themes and seriousness differs though. 
report Recommended by -Koyuki-
Both focus on a small group of girls in a school club together overlooked by a teacher that visits them often, nearly identical styles of humor, and very similar traits between characters from both. However, while the overall theme of K-On is very light hearted the whole time, Gakkou Gurashi touches on heavier subjects. 
report Recommended by ViviKitty
Both series have the same Mystery and Horror theme which deceives every viewers. Most importantly, they have the same impact when it comes to plot revelations. 
report Recommended by NameLess_NEET
Both shows are psychological anime that disguise themselves and try to trick the audience into thinking they're part of a different genre. With Gakkougurashi pretending to be a CGDCT slice of life, and Munou na Nana pretending to be a 'My Hero Academia' type superpower shonen, with both shows revealing their true subject matter by the end of the first episode. 
report Recommended by KaiZenKDP
Both of these anime have to do with characters skewed perceptions of their reality, and how those perceptions play into their lives. Chaos;Head focuses more on the concepts of paranoia and hysteria, while Gakkougurashi explores the vast field of psychological disorders. Both contain characters that may not actually exist. 
report Recommended by TheJCLoser
Young girls forced into violent lifestyles due to the state of their societies. 
report Recommended by TheJCLoser
Gakkougurashi and kotetsujou no kabaneri are both great anime about groups of people who are fighting to protect each other and themselves in order to survive in a world where sh*t has hit the fan full on zombie apocalypse style. Thanks for reading, -Tooru25. 
report Recommended by Tooru25
The story plot where it involves girls in some isolated place, where they must survived if they're to get by on a day to day basis.  
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
Both are above average moe comedy shows. Gakkougurashi! is definitely darker, but this difference should not deter you if you enjoyed the moe comedy aspect of the shows. 
report Recommended by TMoane
Both of these school-themed animes are twisted in their own ways. However, the similarity is that while in the start, they both seem innocent, after a while (School Days takes a bit longer) it all starts to go downhill and you see the dark, hidden meaning. If you like cute mixed with horror, these two are for you.  
report Recommended by Neko_Netti
-Both starts cute but turns scary -Almost all the characters in both are girls -Similar psychological thriller -Both have %90 child characters -Both girls in the anime are trying to survive -School theme 
report Recommended by veleduss
Both anime share the notion of lolis living in a rather depressive state/world and finding comfort between them. They both, also, have plot twist (though Gakkougurashi has plenty more) and an interesting story taht goes beyong what's shown on the anime. 
report Recommended by cecito
The story of both is lovely and is funny at times. School-live wants to bring hope and happiness to Yuki to protect her whereas in HOTD: DOTD the whole characters all have their own quirks that make them who they are. Both of these have similar areas as well such as survival, zombie, friendship, and family. Both stories, all the characters have to “grow” in their own ways to overcome the apocalypse. 
report Recommended by Flame24685
The characters in these series are exceptional. Every one of them is introduced appropriately in the most engaging manner. Having their own and separate character arcs while at the same time building up its plot and reason. In case you're searching for a character-driven story that can likewise keep up its plot-driven viewpoints, then these shows are for you. 
report Recommended by Solaris-----
Moe pink-haired protagonist starts off the series by doing slice of life stuff with her friends. And then thevanime rips away it's cute girl cover and becomes edgy and dark. There are still glimpses of the cute premise, intermixed with sadness. Both have rather dramatic OSTs as well. If you liked that about one of these anime, you'll be happy with the second.  
report Recommended by Zonecommander26
Both animes talks about a school and a tragedy, also, they are made by the same studio, they have samiliar vibes, and both are great! 
report Recommended by Lottestranha
Both are series that deal with a unique post-apocalyptic setting Life after death, and the meaning of living are explored in similar ways; along with other themes. The 'slice of life' aesthetic is present in both Both heroines are plucky, happy go lucky, high-energy girls Both give the illusion of being something they're not 
report Recommended by KaRue3
Both are zombie anime 
report Recommended by Azuki_rice
Both are above average moe comedy shows. Gakkougurashi! is definitely darker, but this difference should not deter you if you enjoyed the moe comedy aspect of the shows. 
report Recommended by TMoane
this anime has a "cute look" and the opening theme is very similar to that of Gakkou Gurashi 
report Recommended by Nicholare
-Both have cute character designs, but the plot and the themes are heavy and on the darker side -The difference is that Wixoss is more on card games (and a bit of magical girl) while GG! is all about survival against zombies in a school. 
report Recommended by Markdoka
- Both anime have zombies. Well, this is the basic similar thing that they have in common. Gakkougurashi is so much better than Zombie-Loan, in the other hand, if you're some fã of blood and dead people, you should watch the second too. Zombie-Loan has worse art but have some romance, but don't needed a computer to made every zombie walk the same way! 
report Recommended by claracristiane
- The two main characters are equal! In fact, the two main characters are very similar, both are similar in design and in the stupids attitudes and they can't do anything alone. Although Gakkougurashi be an apocalyptic world and have zombies, the character gets along very well on it, so it appears to have psychological problems and continues to live in the normal world in hers mind. However, the anime can be fun too. In Yuru Yuri, we have a lot of fun and funny, and that makes us laugh a lot! 
report Recommended by claracristiane
-Both anime are about young people fighting for their lives in a hellish atmosphere -Both are seemingly lighthearted at first (though NGE is less so) but it turns darker and more traumatizing towards the end -Both are about survival, the difference is that Gakkou Gurashi is more on zombies while NGE is more on mecha -Both have a bit of religious symbolism 
report Recommended by Markdoka
Same 3 school girls in a post-apocalyptic setting. 
report Recommended by misterferrari
Both have a very similar vibe, supernatural elements and are focused on a group of young girls and the struggles they are facing in a nostalgic yet sometimes melancholy manner. Both have an underlying theme of friendship and bravery with a mixture of both happy and sad moments. Could say they are both coming of age stories and both have a uniquely charming take on the supernatural genre.  
report Recommended by SaturnSkye
Some arcs in Monogatari Second Seasons have similar premise with Gakkou Gurashi, especially in a certain two arcs (Kabukimonogatari and Otorimonogatari). One arc have post-apocalyptic setting where the MC is left in a world surrounded by some kind of zombies, and the latter arc have a character having delusion because she can't accept the harsh reality. Both elements are the main theme in Gakkou Gurashi. Other than the similar character designs, the OP song animation of both shows will have some changes, so its better to watch the opening too. 
report Recommended by toumei_
SOME VAGUE SPOILERS Both involve a "weak" protagonist who heavily relies on friends (Yuki on other members of School-Live Club and Riki on the Little Busters) and has a traumatic past they have trouble dealing with. Both follow the growth of the protagonist as they are forced to become able to cope with tragedy and hardship. Both involve the protagonist finally stepping up and becoming an equal member in their group (thanks to Animenz's blog post for pointing this out) Both series have peaceful/happy slice-of-life/comedy that serve in harsh contrast to the ensuing disaster. Both series deal with sacrifice, impermanence, and the will to keep going despite  read more 
report Recommended by HummusAkemi
This is not a slice of life anime. This is not a 'happy, pretty fairy, cute little kids' type of anime. Sure, the character(s) may, but the story? - No. NO NO NO NO NO!!!! It is definitely, one of the greatest plot twists / things you'd NEVER expect to happen, type of anime. Both start off as 'cute little kids playing having fun'. But when you get into the episodes...oh no, will you be surprised. 
report Recommended by B3astpwn
You thought it's just nonsense moe but badumm tss. 
report Recommended by LadyYuki_
Group of four girls struggling against near-impossible odds, with equal parts cute moments and feels. 
report Recommended by thereIwasnt
Both are shows about the endurance of friendship and features of ordinary life in the midst of forces beyond the characters' understanding 
report Recommended by AndouJuraiP
Both shows have both slice-of-life and darker aspects - while Gakkougurashi shows its dark side pretty quickly, Uta Kata takes time to ramp up, but finally comes to a level you could call similiar. Both feature a childish main character with an unnatural hair colour as well as (at least) 1 more mature protagonist. School themes are present in both anime.  
report Recommended by d34ct1v4t3d
both are slices of life set in post-apocalyptic settings, and focus on an all-female cast of characters. 
report Recommended by NintensityCrowds
Want to watch a show about coming to terms with loss, especially loss of a dear friend? This is what both AnoHana and Gakkougurashi are largely about, and they both succeed in making the viewer cry waterfalls in the process. The slice-of-life feel is handled differently in the shows; AnoHana is about more realistic relationships and drama, while Gakkougurashi goes to both extremes with comedic scenes and horror/suspense. Without giving away too many spoilers, it can be said that both series also have melancholic yet emotionally satisfying endings. 
report Recommended by mimiiria
Both shows are really adorable, "cute girls doing cute things" type of show. Both share a very very similar artstyle. Both shows have a nearly identical main character. However, Gakkougurashi isn't entirely "adorable," it gets rather dark at times. 
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