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Stories set in school, revolving around a club. Most of the main cast will be members of the club, while the story chronicles their daily lives and club activities. Common in Japanese Media and weekly TV shows.

Anime & Manga
  • Anime-Gataris is about the adventures of an "anime research club"
  • Anima Yell! is about a high school cheerleading team.
  • Asteroid in Love is about the Earth Sciences Club, formed through the merger of Astronomy and Geology clubs.
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  • Bakuon!! is about a motorcycle club.
  • BanG Dream! is about a music club with the band name Poppin' Party.
  • Car Graffiti JK: An honors student joins the car club due to being unable to join any other club after missing out on the first month of school.
  • Cosplay Complex is about East Oizumi Academy's quirky cosplay club.
  • D-Frag! is about a Game Development Club.
  • Ebiten is about a boy who accidentally joins an otaku club for girls after thinking it was the astronomy club due to a spelling mistake.
  • Fire Girl revolves around the adventures of Seiran High's Exploration Club as they go on an adventure to investigate the uncharted planet Imaginary Earth.
  • Free! is about the Iwatobi Swimming Club.
  • Genshiken revolves around The Society for the Study of the Modern Visual Culture, a club for otaku created by a group of college students.
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  • The Girl In Twilight revolves around the Crystal Radio Club, a club started to mess around with radios which winds up traveling to parallel universes.
  • Haganai revolves around the Neighbours' Club, made for people who don't have friends.
  • Hanayamata: Having to deal with their own troubles, heroines are one by one swept off their feet towards the dream a transfer stundent has, to perform group dance Yosakoi together with friends.
  • Haruhi Suzumiya revolves around a girl creating her after school club called the SOS Brigade, which tries to discover anything supernatural.
  • Hikaru no Go largely focuses on the Go Club that Hikaru joins.
  • Hinako Note is about a shy girl and the theater club she joines.
  • Hitohira focuses on two rival clubs, the Drama Club and the Drama Research Society. The school the clubs are in is uncomfortable with overlap, and the two must compete to stay official.
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  • Hyouka: The Classics club is what brings the main characters together.
  • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! is about a "film" club ("eizouken" means "film club"), which despite the name is actually a club about making anime.
  • Kokoro Connect is about the Cultural Research Club.
  • K-On! is about the Sakuragaoka High School Light Music Club.
  • Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life is about a Koto (a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument) club.
  • Laid-Back Camp follows the members of the Outdoor Activities Club (and friends) as they learn about camping and enjoy the outdoors.
  • Magical Sempai is about a stage magic club.
  • Magic of Stella is about a club that makes doujin games.
  • Magic User's Club is about a club of magic users in high school.
  • Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club is about girls in a bicycle club.
  • Moon Boy revolves around an earth rabbit girl joining a club to fight evil foxes.
  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected: Focuses on the members of the Volunteers' Club as they help their fellow students solve their everyday social problems.
  • In Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, most of the protagonist's friends are members of the Kiyojūji Paranormal Investigation Squad, a student club organized to investigate youkai.
  • O Maidens in Your Savage Season is about a club of girls and their awkward journey into adulthood.
  • Ouran High School Host Club - the school's Host Club — a group of idle rich boys who entertain female clients.
  • Plastic Nee-san, a comedy about the interavtions of the Plastic Model-Making club.
  • Rosario + Vampire: While the Newspapers Club itself isn't the premise of the story, all the main characters are part of that club and most of their trips and battles are involved to their activities in one way or another.
  • Run with the Wind, about an unlikely Ragtag Bunch of Misfits gathered by the less-than-innocent Haiji Kiyose in order to assemble a 10-man track team.
  • Sabagebu! focuses on an airsoft club.
  • Saki and its spinoff Saki Achiga-hen revolve around a Mahjong club.
  • Sasami: Magical Girls Club is about a girl who joins a cooking club which is actually a front for a Magical Girls club.
  • School-Live! is about The School Life Club, and how they try to live through a Zombie Apocalypse while being technically trapped in their school.
  • The Secret Recipe is about a cooking club.
  • Sket Dance is about the Student Support Group, or more commonly known as the Sket-Dan, and their hilarious interactions with their weird clients.
  • Sketchbook is about an art club.
  • Sora no Manimani focuses on an astronomy club.
  • Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C³ focuses on a airsoft club.
  • Sundome is about a club where the members have to remain a virgin until graduation or be kicked out.
  • This Art Club Has a Problem! is about an art club.
  • Tsurune is about the Kazemai High School Archery Club.
  • Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches focuses on the Supernatural Studies Club for the first 90 chapters, then on the student council for almost the same amount of chapters, and then on the Supernatural Studies Club again.
  • Yowamushi Pedal is about the Sohoku Biking Club.
  • Yuritetsu is about a railway club - consisting of four high school girls: Hakutsuru Tsurumi who likes riding trains, Mamiko Noto who likes photographing trains, Maron Ishizuka who likes railway station bento, and chairman Hatsune Hino who just enjoys her friendship with the others.
  • YuruYuri is about a group of girls forming a Amusement club after the Tea Ceremony club disbands.
  • Yuyushiki focuses on the girls of the Data Processing club.
  • Yuki Yuna is a Hero is about the Hero Club, who also serve as Magical Girl Warrior's.


  • High School Musical revolves around the musical Drama Club and how it comes to include characters from the Science Club and the basketball team, altering the school's status quo.


Live-Action TV

  • Black Hole High is about the five members of the Science Club.
  • Community focuses on a community college study group.
  • Glee revolves around the school's Glee Club where they sing and dance to pop songs.
  • In Kamen Rider Fourze, the main characters form the Kamen Rider Club to support Gentaro's actions as Kamen Rider Fourze.
  • Rise (2018) is about Stanton's drama club.

Visual Novel

Web Comics

  • Paranatural - focuses on the (Paranatural) Activity Club, with bonus antagonism from members of the Journalism Club.


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