Shiba Ayumu is a high school student with very low grades, but her best friend Shiichan wanted to study in a prestigious school, Nishidate, and knowing that, Ayumu asked her for help in her studies. But everything changes when Ayumu passes her exam and Shiichan doesn't; she accuses that all is Ayumu's fault for only thinking of her exam, and then she tries to commit suicide.
Both dramas are about serious, real life themes. Both stories revolve around extreme bullying, rape, mental instability, life, and death. Kingyo Club includes a bit more romance than Life does though. Both dramas will keep you watching non-stop, as nearly every episode is a cliffhanger.
Both handle a very serious subject that may beg for more attention in society as the problems in that very direction are growing more and more. The topic is bullying and the consequences of it. All that is brought to us through versatile and otherwise interesting characters who guide us into a world full of emotions, evil feelings, and thoughts that make some people stop believing in the worth of life.