->''"At Miyagami Private Academy, there is a group of girls, who have more power and authority than any of the faculty members. Miyagami Academy Maximum Authority-Wielding Best Student Council. Otherwise known as: [[TitleDrop Best Student Council!]]"''

''Best Student Council'' - ''Gokujou Seitokai'' in Japanese is the story of a down-on-her-luck [[ParentalAbandonment parentally-abandoned]] girl named Rino Randou trying to make her way through life, or at least school. She enrolls at Miyagami Private Academy, an all-girls school, at the written recommendation of the shadowy "Mr. Poppit", assured that everything including room and board will be taken care of -- only to see that the apartment which had been provided for her had been burned down by a rampant arsonist. So, with only her clothes, luggage, a few yen, and her puppet - named Pucchan. to her name, Rino has only one option: Become a member of the student government in order to gain the free room and board at the school dorms afforded only to members of the Best Student Council.

For the most part, ''Best Student Council'' is quite episodic, and tends to focus on a single character per episode. Barring the beginning - which causes many people vague recollections of ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}''., ''Best Student Council'' is a schoolyard comedy with drama at a few key moments. Don't expect too much seriousness out of a series that has a talking hand puppet as a major character, though.

The Japanese title is a contraction of the ending phrase of the narration: "''Goku''dai Kengen Hoyuu -- Sai''jou''kyuu Seitokai".

Dubbed by Creator/ADVFilms, and released in early 2007.
!!This series provides examples of:
* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil - This is a council with its own ''assault'', ''covert'' and ''vehicles'' divisions!.
* TheAlcoholic - Nurse Wakana.
%% * BigFancyHouse
* BlackHelicopter - Used by Covert Ops in the CookingDuel.
%% * BlankWhiteEyes
* BlindWithoutEm - Sayuri. Her eyes are replaced with 3s when she loses her glasses.
* BrokeEpisode - When the budget is completely diverted to repairing the [[SelfDestructMechanism self-destructed]] dormitory.
* ButtMonkey: Almost all of the main characters rotate between this role on a daily basis. The characters who normally don't fall into this are Kanade, Pucchan, Kuon, Seina, Kotoha, Minamo, and Cyndi.
* CirclingBirdies - Rino, in episode 1. Combined with the TalkingInYourSleep trope.
* ColorFailure - Happens to Kaori in the first episode, when she loses the election to Rino. Later happens to Rino when Pucchan is taken away from her, Ayumu even comments on this..
* ContinuityCavalcade - Every character who appeared in a single episode shows up again in episode 25.
%% * CookingDuel
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow - Most of the main characters. Cyndi is one notable exception, to help emphasise her half-foreign ancestory.
* DoorstopBaby - Which prompts the girls to go out searching for the baby's mother AND Rein's father..
* EvolvingCredits - The faces of the two members of Covert are revealed in the episodes after they are introduced.
** In addition, the pre-credit intro evolves as well, adding members to the Student Council line-up after they join the council, Rino is added for episode 2, or as the Covert members are revealed.
* {{Expy}} - The ChristmasCake teacher and HardDrinkingPartyGirl school nurse certainly seem similar to [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh two other teachers we might be familiar with]]. This is really apparant by their interactions during their CharacterFocus episode.
* TheFaceless - Seina and Kuon are the only members of Covert Ops whose faces are shown for the first half of the series.
%% * FriendsAllAlong - Lance and Pucchan.
* GratuitousEnglish - Cyndi Manabe.
** Even more gratuitous is her mother who appears later in the series.
* {{Hachimaki}} - Episode 8, when Rino starts cramming.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl - The school nurse apparently likes to go drunk on her days off.
* HeterosexualLifePartners - Both Kanade and Nanaho plus Sayuri and Rein qualify..
* HighlyVisibleNinja - Rino and Minamo dress up as these when they get attached to Covert. It almost blew the real Covert agent's cover.
* IAmWho - The reveal at the end, showing the [[spoiler: Jinguuji power, and that Rino has that power]].
* IdiotCrows - Episode 8.
* IdolSinger - At one point, Ayumu is scouted to become one, and is pretty excited about it, until she learns what outfit her manager wants her to wear...
* IllGirl - Minamo.
* ImportantHaircut - Episode 12.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy - The reason why Kaori doesn't take action against Rino.
* {{Joshikousei}}
* {{Landlady}} - Hisakawa Maachi.
* MaintainTheLie - named after the episode.
* MegaCorp - The Jinguji and Iwazakura Conglomerates.
%%* NewTransferStudent
* {{Ninja}} - The members of Covert.
* NoblewomansLaugh - The Kenran Gakuen StudentCouncilPresident.
* NonuniformUniform - Minamo adds frills and ribbons to hers.
* NumberTwo - While the StudentCouncil has two Vice Presidents, Kinjou Nanaho is the more senior of the two, being VP since the beginning.
* ParentalAbandonment - The death of Rino's mother puts the story into motion, and as the series progresses, other characters are shown to fit this trope as well.
%%* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship
* RunningGag - In episode 13.
--->'''Rino:''' You'd think it would be a long story, but actually it's not!
--->'''Other person:''' Then start explaining.
--->'''Pucchan:''' That little brat (Minamo) over there caused this whole mess.
** Also in episode 18, characters repeating the episode's title (''"Hitoshi Sato, the 28-Year-Old Lawyer From a Rich Family, Who Couldn't Possibly Be A Better Catch"'') when talking about said lawyer.
* SchoolgirlLesbians - Implied, but [[spoiler: turns out to be a misunderstanding]]. ''[[ Payapaya]]'', anyone?.
%%* SchoolNewspaperNewshound
* SelfDestructMechanism - In a ''school dormitory'', no less.
* SinisterSilhouettes - The two other members of Covert.
* ShoutOut - Pucchan's friend in episode 19 is named [[{{Contra}} Lance Bean]].
* TalkingInYourSleep - Rino, in episode 1, when Pucchan was trying to wake up Rino..
* [[ThoseTwoGuys That One Girl]] - Oume Ayumu, who doesn't even get named in the credits. Ironically, having Rino join the StudentCouncil was ''her'' idea..
** She loses this status when she gets [[spoiler:scouted to become an idol in episode 20. Should it also be pointed out she was always in the credits to begin with?]].
** More traditional members of this trope are two classmates of Rino and Ayumu, fittingly named Eiko and Biiko, who have speaking parts for the first two episodes, and are never heard from again.
** Let's not forget about Rein and Saiyuri!
* TheThingThatGoesDoink - Seen in the Dormitory bathouse.
%% * ThunderingHerd
* TrainingFromHell - For 12 hours, for a futsal battle, and only implied.
* TwoTeacherSchool - And one of said two is actually the [[HelloNurse school nurse]].
* TheUnintelligible - The 'Indian Helper' from the CookingDuel episode who only ever says "Namaste".
* VerbalTic - Landlady tends to say 'ehe' a lot, sometimes to the point of being TheUnintelligible. Lampshaded in Episode 13.
* WaveMotionGun - The 'Youth Cannon'.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback - Episodes 12 - A dramatic CharacterFocus. and 13 - a hilarious HowWeGotHere..
* YouAreNotAlone - How the council gets Rino out of her depression enough to succeed in her exams.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair - Kanade has light blue-purple hair, Kaori and Mayura both have dark blue.
* YuriFan - Rein in episode 3.
--->'''Girls and girls, girls and girls, girls and other girls!'''