I would say DBZ or Pokemon, since those two just jump out when people think of anime. Those two and Fairy Tail are good ones to start out with and personal favorites of mine. There is also Inuyasha, Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Cowboy Bebop and Fullmetal Alchemist are good ones. Really just go with whichever catches your attention the most.
K-On! Tho its cutness can rotten teeth .Not bad over all ...Maybe its all the tea an cake they eat... no its the cuteness ...
IS <Infinite Stratos> it does qualify as a high school.
Star Driver: Takuto of the Radiance has high school stuff in it to..
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! might not be for a beginer but its got its funny moments.
then again list for high school in anime is kinda long
wonder how many of them dont have characters siting in back of class by the window?
thanks for this post it reminded me of The Gokusen which i would recomend also.
My favorite high school based anime is School Rumble. Give it a try, I promise you won't be disappointed. It's also the funniest anime ever created.
I'd also advise you Love Hina, Full Metal Panic (Fumoffu), Lovely Complex, My Hime, My Otome, Shakugan No Shana.
I see this post is quite old. However, if there is other people who are looking through woundering, I would like to share my opinion.
When you first start with an anime, I wouldn't go with something will loads of episodes that continue for ages. Like Naruto. I think it is an okay anime but if you want to watch something make it fairly short for your first.
Some more I will list here:
I hope any of these help.
Okay my personally opinion on the matter is that when recommending you want to recomeend more...Americanized Anime that don't really have anything to do japan.
So go with
Then after that use these series for a base for what you look for