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27th May '16 12:26:00 AM LinTaylor
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** For a specific example, there's the SliceOfLife fan comic ''Four Seasons House''[[note]]So named because the season-themed characters -- Letty Whiterock, Lily White, Yuuka Kazami, and the Aki sisters -- are siblings[[/note]]. Unlike many examples, the characters aren't all in the same grade; they range from preschoolers all the way up to adults. Everyone is an ordinary human being and there are no fantastic powers outside of Reimu, Mouko and Youmu being able to [[ISeeDeadPeople See Dead People]]. The strangest part overall is some of the character relations: Kanako is said to be Sanae's father, but she hasn't been {{Gender Flip}}ped or otherwise altered; meanwhile, her mother is Suwako, who's actually '''younger''' than her. And yes, this makes just as little sense to the characters themselves as it does to the readers.
19th May '16 1:49:36 PM Willbyr
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* This happened in an episode of the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' TV series. Not content to leave it at that, however, the writers also threw in {{Magical Girl}}s. Unsurprisingly, given the amoeba-like manner in which ''TenchiMuyo'' split off [[AlternateContinuity alternate continuities]], this world became a series all on its own. Two different series, in fact.

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* This happened in an episode of the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' TV series. Not content to leave it at that, however, the writers also threw in {{Magical Girl}}s. Unsurprisingly, given the amoeba-like manner in which ''TenchiMuyo'' ''Tenchi Muyo'' split off [[AlternateContinuity alternate continuities]], {{alternate continuit|y}}ies, this world became a series all on its own. Two different series, in fact.



*** Strangely, Manga/XxxHOLiC should qualify as a HSU anyway; the teenage leads are high school students and we sometimes see them at school, albeit not in classes. It's just not the main focus.

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*** Strangely, Manga/XxxHOLiC ''[=XxxHOLiC=]'' should qualify as a HSU anyway; the teenage leads are high school students and we sometimes see them at school, albeit not in classes. It's just not the main focus.



* Later episodes of the ''[[DGrayMan D.Gray-Man]]'' anime have a High School AU {{Omake}} at the end.
* ''Horitsuba Gakuen'' is a series of HighSchoolAU crossover drama [=CDs=] starring the characters from ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' and ''Manga/XxxHOLiC''.

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* Later episodes of the ''[[DGrayMan D.Gray-Man]]'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' anime have a High School AU {{Omake}} at the end.
* ''Horitsuba Gakuen'' is a series of HighSchoolAU crossover drama [=CDs=] starring the characters from ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' and ''Manga/XxxHOLiC''.



* The three-page manga "Red-Hair of Class 3-Sea TIME" takes ''OnePiece'' characters and sticks them into the clichéd story of an inspirational teacher who turns around a class of delinquents [[spoiler:Specifically, they're all inspired to become pirates]]. With Luffy as the all-out study freak jukensei.

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* The three-page manga "Red-Hair of Class 3-Sea TIME" takes ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' characters and sticks them into the clichéd story of an inspirational teacher who turns around a class of delinquents [[spoiler:Specifically, they're all inspired to become pirates]]. With Luffy as the all-out study freak jukensei.



* ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT'' is a manga series used to advertise a [[CollectibleCardGame Collectible Card]] MobilePhoneGame for ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''...and it is unabashedly a Grade School AU. The magic powers have been replaced with virtual card games, and all of the non-human characters are now humans (except the familiars, which are just normal animals). [[FixFic We also have a good Precia and six other canonically dead characters that aren't dead.]][[note]]seven if you include ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Gears of Destiny]]'' continuity.[[/note]]

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* ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT'' is a manga series used to advertise a [[CollectibleCardGame Collectible Card]] {{Collectible Card|Game}} MobilePhoneGame for ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''...and it is unabashedly a Grade School AU. The magic powers have been replaced with virtual card games, and all of the non-human characters are now humans (except the familiars, which are just normal animals). [[FixFic We also have a good Precia and six other canonically dead characters that aren't dead.]][[note]]seven if you include ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Gears of Destiny]]'' continuity.[[/note]]



* Not exactly an ''AU'', but [[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Slayers NEXT]] and [[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} TRY]] feature fun little illustrations that bookend the commercial breaks, like a lot of anime do. Sometimes they actually pertain to the episode, but usually they're just fun illustrations showing what the characters would look like in a more modern setting. Favorites include [[GenkiGirl Amelia]] the sailor-style school girl, Zelgadis the rock star, and Gourry as a daycare attendent.

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* Not exactly an ''AU'', but [[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} ''[[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Slayers NEXT]] NEXT]]'' and [[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} TRY]] ''Slayers TRY'' feature fun little illustrations that bookend the commercial breaks, like a lot of anime do. Sometimes they actually pertain to the episode, but usually they're just fun illustrations showing what the characters would look like in a more modern setting. Favorites include [[GenkiGirl Amelia]] the sailor-style school girl, Zelgadis the rock star, and Gourry as a daycare attendent.



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' plays with the trope-- since the original series already takes place (for half of its run anyway) in a junior high school, one of the spinoffs takes place in a '''kindergarten''' instead, with the students aged down and the (originally child prodigy) teacher and his best friend '''aged up''' to adults.

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' plays with the trope-- since trope--since the original series already takes place (for half of its run anyway) in a junior high school, one of the spinoffs takes place in a '''kindergarten''' instead, with the students aged down and the (originally child prodigy) teacher and his best friend '''aged up''' to adults.
14th May '16 1:41:18 PM DeisTheAlcano
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-->-- '''''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''''' pitches ''Literature/ViridianSaga''

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-->-- '''''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''''' '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''' pitches ''Literature/ViridianSaga''



* ''Comicbook/{{Switch}}'' is a LighterAndSofter ([[AdaptationalModesty and much more modest]]) ''Comicbook/{{Witchblade}}'' AU in a high school setting.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Switch}}'' ''Comicbook/Switch2015'' is a LighterAndSofter ([[AdaptationalModesty and much more modest]]) ''Comicbook/{{Witchblade}}'' AU in a high school setting.
13th May '16 9:55:04 PM Adept
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* The MegCabot Novel Literature/AvalonHigh is pretty much a published version of this. It's KingArthur... in a HighSchool!

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* The MegCabot Creator/MegCabot Novel Literature/AvalonHigh is pretty much a published version of this. It's KingArthur... in a HighSchool!
10th May '16 8:56:41 PM Anicomicgeek
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** In the 80's, there were plans for an X-Men cartoon that would've featured Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}, ComicBook/{{Storm}}, Comicbook/KittyPryde, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Thunderbird and MsMarvel as teenagers attending a public high school. It never got off the ground, though.

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** In the 80's, there were plans for an X-Men cartoon that would've featured Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}, ComicBook/{{Storm}}, Comicbook/KittyPryde, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Thunderbird and MsMarvel ComicBook/MsMarvel as teenagers attending a public high school. It never got off the ground, though.



** ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' premiered a year after ''Film/IronMan''. about a genius teenager with a suit of armor, his buddies, and the CorruptCorporateExecutive who kicked everything off by having his dad killed. It's about as much like the IronMan comics or movies as the high-school [[Series/{{CSI}} C.S.I.]] fanfics are like the actual Series/{{CSI}} series, but it gets away with it by [[TropesAreNotBad being totally awesome in its own right]].

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** ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' premiered a year after ''Film/IronMan''. ''Film/IronMan'', about a genius teenager with a suit of armor, his buddies, and the CorruptCorporateExecutive who kicked everything off by having his dad killed. It's about as much like the IronMan comics or movies as the high-school [[Series/{{CSI}} C.S.I.]] fanfics are like the actual Series/{{CSI}} series, but it gets away with it by [[TropesAreNotBad being totally awesome in its own right]].



*** And after a rights dispute caused by Disney buying Marvel, the show was canceled and replaced with ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' just in time for ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan''.
*** ''USM'' has [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]], [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]], ComicBook/WhiteTiger and ComicBook/{{Nova}} attending the same high school as Peter Parker. While White Tiger and Nova are [[CanonImmigrant Canon Immigrants]] created for the show (albeit as {{Legacy Character}}s of existing heroes - the original Nova was originally a teen, the original White Tiger was an adult when he got his powers), Luke Cage and Iron Fist are always depicted as adults in the comic books, with Cage in particular being much older than Spider-Man and Iron Fist not finishing his training until adulthood.

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*** And after a rights dispute caused by Disney buying Marvel, the show was canceled and replaced with ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' just in time for ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan''.
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''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan''. ''USM'' has [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]], [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]], ComicBook/WhiteTiger and ComicBook/{{Nova}} attending the same high school as Peter Parker. While White Tiger and Nova are [[CanonImmigrant Canon Immigrants]] created for the show (albeit as {{Legacy Character}}s of existing heroes - the original Nova was originally a teen, the original White Tiger was an adult when he got his powers), Luke Cage and Iron Fist are always depicted as adults in the comic books, with Cage in particular being much older than Spider-Man and Iron Fist not finishing his training until adulthood.



** ComicBook/TheMightyThor was scheduled to have one after his first [[Film/{{Thor}} movie]], but it was canceled before it ever aired. It would've been about his adventures in Asgard before ever coming to earth. There is a direct-to-home-video movie called ''ThorTalesOfAsgard'' that is based on a similar idea.
** The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Nickelodeon Ninja Turtles reboot]] comes one year before the Michael Bay film reboot. The Turtles are teenagers by default, but Splinter is noticeably younger than he is usually interpreted, and April is 16 instead of being a working woman.
*** Though in contrast to the Thor example, the show began well before the movie began shooting, and was already on its second season before a single trailer for the film was out.

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** ComicBook/TheMightyThor was scheduled to have one after his first [[Film/{{Thor}} movie]], but it was canceled before it ever aired. It would've been about his adventures in Asgard before ever coming to earth. There is a direct-to-home-video movie called ''ThorTalesOfAsgard'' ''WesternAnimation/ThorTalesOfAsgard'' that is based on a similar idea.
** The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Nickelodeon Ninja Turtles reboot]] comes one year before the Michael Bay film reboot. The Turtles are teenagers by default, but Splinter is noticeably younger than he is usually interpreted, and April is 16 instead of being a working woman.
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woman, though in contrast to the Thor example, the show began well before the movie began shooting, and was already on its second season before a single trailer for the film was out.out.
** ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' does fall into this, by adapting the pre-Crisis ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'s adventures with the titular team, as its first season came out in the fall of 2006, the same year ''Film/SupermanReturns'' was released.
7th May '16 8:57:42 PM nombretomado
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* Much like Gotham High, there was almost a ''[[http://www.cracked.com/article_19049_6-insane-versions-famous-cartoons-they-almost-made_p2.html Muppets High]]''. It would have been set in the 1950s, with Kermit as a [[HappyDays Fonzie]]-style greaser, Gonzo as a nerd, Fozzie Bear a soda jerk, and Rowlf a varsity football player. The show was never made, but plenty of merchandise was.

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* Much like Gotham High, there was almost a ''[[http://www.cracked.com/article_19049_6-insane-versions-famous-cartoons-they-almost-made_p2.html Muppets High]]''. It would have been set in the 1950s, with Kermit as a [[HappyDays [[Series/HappyDays Fonzie]]-style greaser, Gonzo as a nerd, Fozzie Bear a soda jerk, and Rowlf a varsity football player. The show was never made, but plenty of merchandise was.
5th May '16 6:10:24 AM milliewilliebo
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* ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ'', an anime adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', featured the girls as three unrelated typical 12 year-olds that were given superpowers. It played like a MagicalGirl series.

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* ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ'', an anime adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', featured the girls as three unrelated typical 12 year-olds that were given superpowers. It played like a MagicalGirl {{Magical|Girl}}... 'scuse me, [[InsistentTerminology Scientific]] [[MagicalGirl Girl]] series.
5th May '16 5:53:46 AM milliewilliebo
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** ''Pandora Hearts''.

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** ''Pandora Hearts''.''Manga/PandoraHearts''.
** ''Manga/{{Itsuwaribito}}'' Has these at the end at almost every volume. [[spoiler:In the end Utsuho wakes up and turns out that it was the real storyline and the plot was AllJustADream. So the story about the best liar ever... was all just a lie...]]
29th Apr '16 11:19:17 AM Edrobot
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* ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine'' is pretty much tailor-made to do this. The first official mega-campaign for it, ''The Glass-Maker's Dragon'', is by the author's own statements a high-school version of the ''Literature/EnumaElish'' with heavily implied connections to ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}''. The first published ''mini''-campaign, the Halloween Special, manages the impressive feat of transferring characters from one high school to a new one in the same setting and shaking up the backstories to be more Halloween-esque.

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* ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine'' is pretty much tailor-made to do this. a High School AU version of ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}'', complete with Lord Entropy (who's soul-fragments became members of the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil), Iolithae Septimian [[spoiler:(possibly sealed under the Titov family shrine)]], and the Excrucians (represented by the Bleak Academy).
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The first official mega-campaign for it, ''The Glass-Maker's Dragon'', is by the author's own statements a high-school version of the ''Literature/EnumaElish'' with heavily implied connections to ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}''. The first published ''mini''-campaign, the Halloween Special, manages the impressive feat of transferring characters from one high school to a new one in the same setting and shaking up the backstories to be more Halloween-esque.''Literature/EnumaElish''.
25th Apr '16 6:30:06 PM dysphere
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* One of the premier fics of the small Figure Skating RPS fandom is the High School AU [[http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=cf33&keyword=RPFic+-+FigureSkating+-+Invisible+Curve&filter=all Along the Invisible Curve]]. It actually sets things chronologically so that the skater who's the central character is depicted in his senior year of high school the year he actually was, and it does include some skating. Of course, now the author's continued the story into the college.

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* One of the premier fics of the small Figure Skating RPS fandom is the High School AU [[http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=cf33&keyword=RPFic+-+FigureSkating+-+Invisible+Curve&filter=all [[http://archiveofourown.org/series/5043 Along the Invisible Curve]]. It actually sets things chronologically so that the skater who's the central character is depicted in his senior year of high school the year he actually was, and it does include some skating. Of course, now the author's continued the story into the college.
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