I’ve noticed that both in Anime and in Choice Script games there are a huge number of games set in a “School” type setting. schools for necromancer’s schools for superheroes, schools for supervillains, schools for normal people but the protagonist happens to be some sort of weirdo. This makes sense in Anime because high school is considered the last time in your life as a Japanese citizen when you’re open to social experimentation and finding your place in life. After that you’re supposed to get a job and work it until you die. Possibly raising a family along the way. At least that’s the way I’ve had it explained to me. The same isn’t really true for western countries though, so the answer isn’t so obvious.
Since variety is the spice of life, and fiction is one of the safest ways of providing that variety it makes me wonder, why are school settings seemingly so popular in choice script games? Is it nostalgia? Is it that there just happen to be a lot of teens on this site writing what they know but with a twist? I feel like I’m missing something.