Students Types In School Anime

Character Types – Students

When watching various anime, you’ll start to notice after a while that it seems as though each character fits into a certain mold. Though the combinations of different archetypes appearing as part of the cast may vary between each series, most individuals in the main circle of characters can be categorized into one (or in some cases, more) of the following:

Main/New Kid/Common Sense Talker/The Only Sane One

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Not necessarily the “leader” or the “star”, the girl in this category is usually the one with the most influence over the rest of the cast.
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In some cases, this girl has some anime-ish oddity that sets the tone for the whole show… like Yurie who became a Shinto goddess.

 

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The girl who’s new to a school fits mainly into this category. We follow her as she learns the ropes and delves more and more into the depths of how the school functions.
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Or sometimes she’s the only one who realizes the nonsense going on around her… like Kagami who is easily frustrated by the weird things the other girls do.

 

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Mai is a combination of main-star, new-girl, and girl with odd
powers… but at Fuuka Academy, she’s not so different than
the others.
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Now if you wanna talk different, you look at Hazumu, who’s a
boy who was accidentally turned into a girl by aliens. So even
though he hasn’t changed schools, he’s still treated as the new kid.

 

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Speaking of aliens, Narue is one “foreigner” who doesn’t
hide her unearthly secret.
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Or Nana who has seven secrets to share and tries her
hardest to keep others from finding out.

 

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Man, aliens are everywhere in anime.
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Shima hasn’t met any aliens, but she IS aboard a space colony.

 

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Rino is just plain excited to be going to a new school.
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Although Ichika could use a little more excitement in her life.

 

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Another anime staple is schools where students go to learn magic combat skills, like Guarderobe’s newest recruit, Arika.
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And magic schools where students like Haruhi go to train and build up their spell-casting powers.

 

Supportive Best Friend

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Kaede is the perfect best friend.
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And Hitomi ain’t too shabby, either.

 

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The best friends usually aren’t a major part of the plot, but rather act as sounding boards to listen to the main
character’s thoughts.
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They can offer advice and support, but rarely actually do
anything proactive. They tend to pop in from time to time to check up on things that are going on.

 

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Yui is more of a passive friend, offering advice and wisdom without actually getting involved in the action.
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Yayoi, on the other hand, is very proactive and is always
offering her help whenever possible.

 

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Kayo is a freshman, so she’s learning the new school just
the same as everyone else.

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The same goes for Arisa Glennorth.

 

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Manatsu-chan is the stern warner of tragedy and presents a more interactive form of assistance, though she never actually interferes with Ichika’s choices. She just lays out the choices with their respective consequences.
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Anri Hiiragi is an interesting best friend. Though she is best friends with Haruhi, she also doubles as her biggest rival. But sometimes that’s okay; nothing wrong with a little friendly competition to help each other grow stronger.

 

Tsundere

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Tsundere characters are an interesting sort in anime.
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As the definition goes, they are rough and tough on the outside…

 

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… but sweet and caring on the inside.

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They’ll never openly admit it to anyone, though.

 

Nerdy/Smart/Intelligent/Bookworm

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Yuki silently agrees.

 

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Whether it’s someone to correct obvious mistakes…
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…or someone to come up with ingenious schemes.

 

Anime School Student 220 –Sometimes it’s just someone to lead the rest of the class
academically.
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Or leave everyone else in the dust. The class geniuses serve multiple roles and contribute much to the plot at hand.

 

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Some are really good studiers, like Yomi.
Anime School Student 242 –Though many just have naturally high IQs, like Irina-chan.

 

Anime School Student 300 –Others are bookworms, like Tabitha. Anime School Student 163 –

While the rest are obnoxious know-it-alls, like Ritsuko.

 

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Kyoko is more the geeky-type but has the nerd-look.

Anime School Student 234 –Ayano just kinda dresses geeky.

 

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They all have glasses… well, except Chiyo.

 

The Wild, Energetic Classmate

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In a generation stirred by sugar, it would be strange to not see at least one girl bouncing off the walls constantly.

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Here’s a screencap of one moment where Kobayashi isn’t running around yelling about money and dieting and whatnot.

 

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Of course, no one tops Himeko in overall snazziness.

Anime School Student 321 –Chitose wants to challenge that position, apparently.

 

Too-Sweet

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The polar opposite in terms of activity are the sweet girls.
They are usually gentle and mild-mannered.

Anime School Student 070 –Sometimes they do things that are clumsy or just plain dumb, but no matter what, you just can’t be mad at them.

 

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They could accidentally burn down your house and because of the way they’d apologize, you’d just end up hugging them and pinching their cheeks.
Anime School Student 209 –They’re kind of the wall-flowers of the class and sometimes very anxious and shy. They have very go-with-the-flow types of personalities.

 

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Some situations may make them anxious, but they tag
along anyway.
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And they always do it with an enchanting smile.

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