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Japanese: がっこうぐらし!
English: School-Live!
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 78
Status: Finished
Published: May 24, 2012 to Nov 22, 2019
Genres: Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Slice of Life Slice of Life, Suspense Suspense
Themes: Psychological Psychological, School School, Survival Survival
Authors: Kaihou, Norimitsu (Story), Chiba, Sadoru (Art)


Score: 8.061 (scored by 1964019,640 users)
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Ranked: #6452
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Popularity: #292
Members: 53,074
Favorites: 2,955


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Volume 1


It is no coincidence that Megurigaoka Private High School is a second home for Yuki Takeya and the rest of the School Living Club. The club has only one mission: to spend day and night on campus promoting independence and engaging in a wide variety of school activities. Between Yuuri Wakasa's composure, Kurumi Ebisuzawa's dependability, Yuki Takeya's initiative, and their teacher Megumi Sakura's support, the club should have everything under control—in theory, that is.

As it turns out, living at school has its fair share of challenges. In order to make it to graduation and beyond, the members of the School Living Club must overcome their day-to-day troubles while making the most of their school lives.

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Gakkougurashi! was nominated for the Seiun Award in the Best Comic Category in 2021. The English release of the first three volumes were placed on the Young Adult Library Services Association's 2017 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list; the fourth and fifth volumes were included in the 2018 list.

The series was published in English as School-Live! by Yen Press from November 17, 2015 to August 25, 2020. The manga has also been published in Chinese by Taiwan Tohan Co., Ltd. from January 27, 2014 to Feburary 25, 2021; in Italian by Goen since November 12, 2021; and in Polish as Szkolne Życie! by Waneko from March 10, 2016 to April 27, 2020.

A Japanese live-action film adaptation based on the series was released on January 25, 2019.

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Feb 6, 2020
School Live is a psychological horror of cute girls doing cute things while trying to survive the zombie apocalypse.

The story is very basic, the girls are surviving in a zombie apocalypse. Its very standard in terms of the zombie genre but it's the characters that truly make this series shine. The cast is so lovable to the point of dangering your health from worrying about their safety. Yuki is my personal favourite and she's one of my favourite characters ever. She's very complex just like the rest of the main four and that's what I love about this. Kurumi is the lovable tomboy, Yuuri is ...
Dec 13, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Gakkou Gurashi!

After watching the anime, I wanted to know how the story continues. For this, I had to start the manga from scratch because there are relatively significant differences between anime and manga.

The manga comes very quickly to the actual point of the story and therefore makes little fuss. The world is ending, zombies are everywhere. And the 3 surviving schoolgirls must prove themselves in this world, so they do not perish.

This manga did a good job at showing the chaos of the apocalypse and capturing the atmosphere well. Likewise, the conclusion and resolution of the story was quite appealing.

The problem ...
Apr 19, 2021
I've got beef with School Live. On one hand, I really do commend it, any series that can convince me to read 78 chapters of material has some sort of merit to it. But in the case of School Live, much of that merit is purely hypothetical. I think this was a concept that had a lot of potential on several fronts, but A) didn't understand the themes it initially presented enough to follow up convincingly, and B) didn't understand the draw of the concept in the first place. But I should back up and define that concept in the first place. School Live, as ...

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