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Manhwa are Korean webcomics that are gaining massive international fanbase. Recently some manhwas have even become a source for anime adaption. Yongje Park’s ongoing manhwa, The God of High School, is one such adaptation by Crunchyroll and studio MAPPA. The God of High School is an action-packed fighting anime series about a high schooler, Jin Mori, and his friends as they compete in an epic tournament.
Synopsis: Jin Mori is a seventeen-year-old martial artist and a high schooler. Jin, along with his friends, is invited to a Martial Arts competition called The God of High School to compete in a tournament. The participants fight using different types of fighting styles. The fighter can even use Borrowed Power, a mystical power they borrow directly from the gods. The winner can wish anything they desire, which is granted by the organization hosting the tournament.
The God of High School has amazing high-quality fights scenes. It has the fan-favorite shonen character tropes that you would expect in an action anime. And lastly, it has a character art style that resembles the webcomic but translates fluidly in animation. If you are looking for anime with battle or martial arts theme, then look no further. Here are some anime similar to The God of High School.
Anime Similar To The God of High School
01. Dragon Ball
Son Goku is a young boy who lives in the woods all alone. One day he meets a girl named Bulma who’s in a search for Dragon Balls. These balls are said to grant one wish to whoever collects all seven of them. Bulma wants to gather all 7 Dragon balls and wish for a boyfriend.
Goku decides tags along with Bulma in the journey to find the Dragon Balls. With that, the two set off on the adventure of a lifetime. The story follows Goku and a huge cast of friends and enemies, as they all search for the magical Dragon Balls that they could use to make a wish come true.
Similarities: Dragon Ball has a good mix between superpowers and martial arts fighting. The anime has a setting, where accomplishing a particular target promises the fulfillment of one’s wish or desire. The main character is cheerful and loves to fight.
02. Hunter x Hunter
Hunters are licensed extraordinary humans capable of doing various kinds of jobs. They are truly elite with many privileges than ordinary people. However, this special privilege can only be attained by taking a challenging and extremely dangerous exam with a little success rate.
Gon Freecss is a twelve-year-old boy who seeks to become a great hunter, just like his father. To achieve his dream, he sets out on a journey to take the Hunter Exam. Along the journey, he meets Kurapika, Leorio and Killua Zoldyck who join him on his quest.
Similarities: The first arc of Hunter x Hunter has epic battles with arena-type fights. The main character uses an aggressive fighting style, but later also learns to use special powers.
03. Megalo Box
In the shabby slums of a futuristic city, Megalo Boxing is a popular boxing sport in an underground arena. The boxers fight while wearing mechanical limbs known as Gear, which makes their attacks much more lethal. Junk Dog is a young underground fighter with the nickname Gearless Joe.
Junk Dog is an exceptional fighter but is forced to throw fights in a fixed match to earn money by his fraudulent manager Gansaku Nanbu. However, everything changes for Junk Dog when he meets the Megalo Box champion, Yuri.
Similarities: The main character does not care much about winning but loves to fight and is an exceptional fighter. The battles in the anime take place in a ring. However, the characters in Megalbox fight using mechanical gears instead of supernatural power.
04. Ikki Tousen
Magatama are ancient jewels with the spirits of the heroes sealed in them who tried and failed to unite China in the Three Kingdoms era. These jewels have been handed down from generation to generation. Toushis are inheritors who have the power to draw out the full potential of Magatama.
In the Kanto region of Japan, seven high schools take part in a turf war for victory and total supremacy. The Toushi of each school possesses the Magatama jewels. Hakufu Sonsaku is one such Toushi who recently transfers to Nanyo Academy. What awaits her at the Nanyo Academy is her fate that may forever change the entire course of history.
Similarities: The anime focuses on high school students with godlike powers. There are tons of fighting scenes. The anime has some historical references set in the modern world.
05. Kengan Ashura
Gladiator arenas exist since the Edo periods of Japan. For a long time, many businesses and merchants hire gladiators to fight a deadly battle in these arenas known as Kengan matches. Gladiators fight as representatives to settle the disputes of the wealthy companies. The winner of these matches takes everything on the bet.
Tokita Ohma is an exceptional fighter who loves to fight. After defeating a fighter representing the Nogi Group for the Kengan Association, the Nogi group picks him as their new representative. Nogi Group CEO, Nogi Hideki plans to pit Tokita in the Kengan Zetsumei Tournament to win the spot as chairman of the powerful Kengan Organization.
Similarities: The characters in the anime fight in an arena-like setting and use martial arts to fight. The winner of every match gets somethings in return. The characters have superhuman abilities.
06. Tower of God
There’s a tower of which people seek to reach the top. Those who reach the top can get everything that Tower has to offer. At the top of the Tower exists everything in this world. Twenty-Fifth Bam is a young boy who wants nothing but to stay by Rachel’s side.
However, Rachel has a dream to reach the top of the Tower to see real stars. After following Rachel, Bam enters the Tower. But once inside the Tower, everyone must fight to make their way to the top. Now the only thing that keeps him going is the determination to reunite with Rachel.
Similarities: The anime has several battles between characters in a competition like setting and a prize of getting a wish come true. The main character is innocent and cheerful at the beginning but later realizes his true power levels. The anime is also a collaboration between WEBTOON and Crunchyroll.