In these anime, characters often hold prominent roles in their school’s student council or are members of their school clubs.
Selected by their peers through democratic elections, these characters shoulder the crucial responsibility of echoing the sentiments and concerns of the entire student populace.
Popular narratives in these anime explore the nuances of student council campaigns, the organization of grand school events like cultural festivals, and the complex interplay and bonds formed between council members.
My Hero Academia
- Student Council Big 3
Three third-year students at U.A. High School, known as the Big 3, dominate the entire student body with unparalleled strength.
The Big 3 stand as the most formidable hero students across Japan.
- Their advanced skills and powerful Quirks have been honed through Hero Work-Studies.
- Many see them surpassing Pro Hero levels, with a promising future as Top Pro Heroes post-graduation.
- The Big Three of U.A. are the pinnacle of hero prospects across Japan, consisting of:
- Mirio Togata
- Tamaki Amajiki
- Nejire Hado
- Despite their unimpressive ranks in a past U.A. Sports Festival:
- Their unique personalities leave an indelible mark on many.
- Key attributes:
- Each member wields a powerfully versatile Quirk.
- Through dedication, they’ve honed their abilities to emerge as U.A. High’s elite students.
Love, Election & Chocolate
- Food Research Club
In this anime about a student council, the vast private school, home to 6,000 students, is primarily governed by its student council and cabinet. Their influence is undeniable in maintaining the stability and overseeing the school’s activities.
Amidst this setting is the laid-back Food Research Club, a close-knit group who cherish their freedom within the sprawling campus. However, their peaceful existence is threatened when the student council deems them unnecessary.
- Setting: Takafuji Private Academy with over 6,000 students.
- Main character: Yūki Ōjima.
- Yūki’s club: Food Research Club (FRC) or “Shokken.”
- Other club members: Total of 8, including Chisato Sumiyoshi, Yūki’s childhood friend.
- Club’s activities: Mostly laid-back and relaxed.
- Upcoming event: Student council president election.
- Main issue: Candidate Satsuki Shinonome wants to abolish non-essential clubs.
- FRC’s reaction: Consults current president, Yakumo Mōri.
- Yakumo’s advice: Yūki should run against Satsuki.
- Yūki’s decision: Enters the race after understanding school’s challenges.
- Ashford Academy
In an anime about a fighting student council, the Ashford Academy stands tall in what was once known as Area 11, previously the United States of Japan.
This renowned Britannian private institution is the brainchild of the Ashford Foundation, a benevolent entity rooted in the once-noble Ashford House. The foundation primarily offers educational services, but the academy is especially known for its combative student council.
- Large, extravagant school with its own chapel.
- Primarily governed by student body president, Milly Ashford.
- Milly often instigates chaotic competitions and festivals, often without clear reason.
- The headmaster is Ruben K. Ashford, Milly’s grandfather.
- School became a battlefield during the Black Rebellion.
- Black Knights used it as their headquarters.
- Scene of a hostage-taking of the U.F.N. representatives a year after the Rebellion.
Best Student Council
- Rino Rando, an orphan due to her mother Chieri’s death, transfers to Miyagami Private Academy.
- Her admission is recommended by a mysterious pen pal, Mr. Poppit.
- Soon after joining, Rino becomes a part of an elite group: Best Student Council.
- The academy was founded by Kanade Jinguji, aiming to provide students with unrestricted freedom.
- The Best Student Council was established to protect this student freedom.
- Members of the Best Student Council get free tuition, accommodation, and meals.
- Miyagami Private Academy is an enigmatic all-girl high school.
- The student council, known as Best Student Council (Gokujou Seitokai), has divisions like Assault, Covert, and Vehicle.
- Their authority surpasses even faculty and staff.
- The council is segmented into four primary divisions: Executive, Assault, Covert, and Vehicle Squad.
Armed Girl’s Machiavellism
Supreme Five Swords
- “AGM” starts with typical “new kid on campus” anime clichés.
- However, by the end of the first episode, it shifts into unexpected territory, hinting at a potential harem plot.
- As the series progresses, its focus shifts again.
- Instead of seeming aimless, the anime showcases character development and deepens the protagonist’s complexity.
- The casual and often comedic tone slowly matures the characters.
- The narrative changes in the final episodes, introducing serious character dynamics.
- The harem aspect deepens, and the tone becomes significantly darker.
- Disciplinary Committee
In this anime about student council, the narrative captivated me with its intriguing plot twists. The series consistently showcased plot development, though it was marred by numerous fillers – roughly one in every ten episodes.
This made the anime feel unnecessarily prolonged. The first season felt like it was setting the stage for subsequent seasons, offering viewers a chance to become more acquainted with the characters. A notable highlight was the beautifully executed artwork.
- Hakoniwa Academy’s Council
Securing 98% of the votes, Medaka rises as the student council president, renowned for her commitment to aiding fellow students. This dedication paves the way for a unique “suggestion box,” affectionately dubbed the ‘Medaka Box’.
Yet, some of the requests lodged within will test the mettle of Medaka and her council colleagues.
- Hakoniwa Academy’s Student Council has five positions: president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, and general affairs manager.
- At the start of the academic year, the student body votes for the president in an event managed by the Election Management Committee.
- Once elected, the president must appoint the remaining four members quickly.
- Delay in these appointments could potentially lead to impeachment, but such occurrences are rare.
- The Student Council manages most of the academy’s day-to-day operations, from allocating club funds to upkeeping school facilities.
- The Executive Council
The Juken martial art club has long been rivals with the Executive Council, who aim to dismantle the Juken club and its members. Bob and Souichiro, long-time friends and street-fighting partners, decide to join the Juken club.
In doing so, they find themselves embroiled in the enduring conflict between the Juken club and the Executive Council.
- The anime revolves around characters who fight for the sheer thrill and the quest to be the ultimate fighter.
- They are constantly in search of adversaries who are more formidable than the previous ones.
- Characters harness chi in diverse forms, including fire, wind, and the powerful Dragon’s Eye.
- Super-human battles are a staple throughout the series.
- Despite its comedic nature, the series touches on themes like love, betrayal, and revenge.
- The show frequently indulges in fan service.
- It’s a top pick for those seeking laughter and solid entertainment.
- Hachimitsu Private Academy’s Council
Undoubtedly, this is an ecchi anime, yet it’s the first within the genre that genuinely captivated me due to its compelling storyline.
The humor is on point, and its characters exhibit more authentic personalities than those in many other animes, especially compared to others in the ecchi category.
- The official Student Council oversees weekly extracurricular activities and student clubs at Hachimitsu Academy.
- Unlike typical schools, the Underground Student Council dictates the annual extracurricular plan and school trips.
- This underground council garners more funding and wields influence among faculty.
- Evidence: Their spacious office, contrasted with the Aboveground Council’s run-down shed.
- When the USC is imprisoned, the official Student Council assumes their roles.
- This includes managing the school’s Prison Block and overseeing the yearly school events.
- Under President Kate Takenomiya’s leadership, they further consolidate power and control over the student population.
The Irregular At Magic High School
- First High School’s Council
The Irregular at Magic High School showcases high-tech magic, blending it seamlessly with the world of science fiction. Here, magic operates under specific rules and formulae, allowing “magic engineers” to modify it.
Much of the series dives deep into the nuances of enhancing this magic, fitting for its Magic High School setting. The remaining episodes vividly demonstrate the magic in action.
- Hyakkaou Private Academy’s Council
I devoured both seasons in a binge-watch and eagerly await a third! It’s a must-watch if you can track the intricate game details during each gamble and if you enjoy characters with exaggerated reactions.
- The student council’s history remains largely shrouded in mystery.
- Its inception likely coincided with the opening of Hyakkaou Private Academy.
- Historically, the school’s most influential students joined and were tasked with school and student management.
- Kirari Momobami ascended to the presidency after besting the Former President in a gamble.
- Under Kirari’s leadership:
- The council adopted a more aggressive stance.
- They centralized student debts through gambles.
- Stringent donation requirements were implemented.
- Afterlife School’s Student Council
This anime beautifully blends romance, violence, and fantasy set in a high school backdrop. It offers numerous captivating moments, and the finale brought tears to my eyes. I’m genuinely enamored with its narrative. Give it a watch whenever you’re in the mood.
- Ayato Naoi attends the Afterlife school.
- He holds the position of Student Council Vice President there.
- After the faculty pressures Kanade Tachibana to step down, Naoi temporarily assumes her role.
- Initially, he uses harsh methods to stay in the Afterlife, earning the self-proclaimed title of “God”.
- After Yuzuru Otonashi’s encouragement, Naoi becomes a member of the Afterlife Battle Front.
Kill La Kill
- Honnouji Academy’s Council
The initial two episodes of this anime student council series might seem uneventful, but as the story unfolds, its true essence emerges. While the humor is engaging, it does lean heavily on perverted jokes.
As the episodes progress, the plot intricately weaves, presenting memorable characters. The series boasts a lot of action, maintaining a brisk pace throughout. This show is a must-watch if you’re in the mood for something heartwarming and a delightful escape.
- Honnōji Academy appears similar to typical Japanese schools.
- It was actually designed for Life Fiber experiments, especially the Goku Uniform.
- Ragyō Kiryūin commissioned these experiments.
- Satsuki Kiryūin oversees the academy and the entire city.
- Due to Satsuki’s authoritarian rule:
- Living and studying at Honnōji Academy is extremely challenging.
- Students, especially No-Star ones, face oppressive disciplinarians.
- Club presidents can be excessively strict and abusive.