[More Survival Anime Summer 2019] Like Gakkougurashi! (School-Live!)? Watch This!

“The end times are here!” A phrase we may or may not have heard in particularly troubling events. Some communities see this as a sign for something bigger to come, others may ignore the notion and resume living their best lives. In Gakkuougurashi! (School-Live!), Yuki, Yuuri, Kurumi, and Miki make that choice for us! The world of anime gives us an idea of how to balance both strategies. That means the girls can attend the club and be protected within the school! Whether we are pushing to survive the day or the final destruction of the world, survival anime is a genre that is exciting and one that arouses our curiosity.

So, we at Honey’s have some recommendations for you if you are a fan of Gakkougurashi! Current and exciting, we hope these are some that’ll pique your interest. Let's go!

Like Gakkougurashi! (School-Live!)? Watch Sounan Desu ka? (Are You Lost?)!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2019 – September 2019

An unfortunate airplane accident has left Homare Onishima, Asuka Suzumori, Mutsu Amatani, and Shion Kujou stuck in the middle of the ocean. Fortunately, the girls were able to find an island to take shelter. Stranded in the middle of nowhere, the girls must use their wits and resources to survive on the island. What do they need? Food, clean water source, shelter from the elements, and security. And let's not forget that they need to keep their cool! Things may seem grim, but luckily, Hormare has a bit of wilderness training under her belt.

Major Similarities Between Gakkougurashi! (School-Live!)? and Sounan Desu ka? (Are You Lost?)!

1. #HotGirlSummer

Gakkougurashi! and Sounan Desu ka? both have a similar number of intriguing and confident characters that play a part to an exciting storyline. As our bands of characters unite to overcome challenging obstacles, their combined strengths and personalities are some of the reasons they get along so well. Gakkougurashi! and Sounan Desu ka? share with viewers that although young and cute, the groups of girls take matters into their own hands, versus being damsels in distress waiting for a dashing knight to save them. Gakkougurashi! and Sounan Desu ka? both share similar themes by combining survival with comedy and adventure. These anime are special and spectacular because they’re entertaining and share valuable information that can be used in critical conditions. Who knows? A zombie-apocalypse seems probable nowadays!

2. Most Unforgettable

We’ve seen many female lead characters that are likable, detested, or boring, specifically the kind of cookie-cutter stereotype that can easily be passed or ignored. Gakkougurashi! and Sounan Desu ka? both have main characters who possess an interesting quality that has not been represented in any current series. Homare’s outdoor survivalist skills passed down from her father have proven essential to keeping the group going on a day-to-day basis. Yuki, on the other hand, starts as a cheerful girl only to later slip into a dark, delusional state. While their appearances may show radiance and optimism, Homare and Yuki do not demonstrate common school girl characteristics.

Like Gakkougurashi! (School-Live!)? Watch Kanata no Astra (Astra Lost in Space)!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2019 – September 2019

It’s 2063, an era where space travel is the norm and accessible to all. We are introduced to Aries Spring, a cheerful teen stoked about going to summer camp on the planet McPa, which is relatively distant from her current location. Unfortunately, as she waits to board, a purse-snatcher gets away with her bag. However, Kanata Hoshijima, school jock, dashes after the thief and retrieves her bag. Later, Aries comes to learn that Kanata, along with other schoolmates—Luca, Charce, Yunhua, Funicia, Quitterie, Zack, and Ulgar-- will be traveling with her to summer camp.

En route to the campsite, a mysterious black sphere engulfs their ship, sending the nine passengers far across the galaxy. The situation is grim as they are stranded without a clue on how to get back. However, when they find a ship that can potentially get them home, they realize that the return journey will be longer than expected. Can the Astra sustain the nine back to their part of the galaxy?

Major Similarities Between Gakkougurashi! (School-Live!) and Kanata no Astra (Astra Lost in Space)

1. “After The Struggle, Adventure Awaits!”

Although many of us would like to forget about woes when embarking on a grand journey, it’s been known that the “bumps in the road” make any trip more exciting. This sentiment is reflected in both scenarios present in Gakkougurashi! and Kanata no Astra. Following this line of thought, their paths are not going to be straight and narrow, making their roads an exhilarating and curvy experience. Whether it’s trying to get through hordes of zombies or making a long trip back home, Gakkougurashi! and Kanata no Astra are stories that share interesting and exciting adventures along the way.

2. It’s Realistic

Gakkougurashi! and Kanata no Astra have similar animation utilizing an array of colors and art that is eye-catching. The method of storytelling is similar in that the characters exist in a high school-aged environment dealing with teen drama along with an issue bigger than themselves. As the characters share their experiences, we can distinguish common traits and premises with scenarios that differ episode by episode.

Final Thoughts

Survival of the fittest doesn’t always mean a serious, grueling, and cutthroat challenge from start to end, there can be growth, fun, and adventure to make the journey worthwhile. These anime hold to this statement and are definitely ones to look into if you haven’t already. The Summer 2019 season came in hot with a lot of unique shows! As such, if you are a fan of adventure, survival-themed series, you gotta give these a go. They won’t disappoint. And as always, feel free to leave your suggestions and comments below! Thanks, and enjoy!

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Author: Eva B.

Hello! I’m Eva. I was born and raised in San Francisco, California. I’ve lived in Texas, Kentucky, and will soon be living in Japan! I’m a recent college grad with an MS in Justice Studies; a considerable feat in my life. When I’m taking a break from work/studies, I enjoy a variety of anime, passing a lot of time binging episodes alongside my husband. I also take pleasure in spending time with my two dogs and two cats, hiking, yoga, computer/video games, reading, and trying new cuisines. I’m pretty shy, so writing here has been a great outlet for me to come out of my box.

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