Ranked #2179

Nerawareta Gakuen

Alternative Titles

English: Psychic School Wars
Japanese: ねらわれた学園


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 19, 2012
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Novel
Genres: Romance, School, Sci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 46 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.321 (scored by 16,339 users)
Ranked: #21792
Popularity: #1221
Members: 34,722
Favorites: 94
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Spring marks the start of another new school year at a junior high school in Kamakura. A new transfer student, Ryouichi Kyougoku joins the 8th grade. Kyougoku has a very special proficiency in telepathy and has been ordered by his father to use this ability to scan other people's minds and take over the school.

He instantly gains popularity at school from his good looks and charisma and he sets about taking control of the school. As people begin to fall under Kyougoku's spell, he covertly manipulates his followers and pushes aside anyone who gets in his way.

With the school almost completely under the control of Kyougoku, only one boy seems unaffected—Seki. Does Seki have what it takes to save everyone from the clutches of mind control?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kyougoku, Ryouichi
Kyougoku, Ryouichi
Ono, Daisuke
Ono, Daisuke
Harukawa, Kahori
Harukawa, Kahori
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Suzuura, Natsuki
Suzuura, Natsuki
Watanabe, Mayu
Watanabe, Mayu
Endou, Mai
Endou, Mai
Seki, Kenji
Seki, Kenji
Honjou, Yuutaro
Honjou, Yuutaro
Yoshinaga, Takuto
Yoshinaga, Takuto


Nakamura, Ryousuke
Nakamura, Ryousuke
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay, Key Animation
Shimizu, Youji
Shimizu, Youji
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement

Opening Theme

"Giniro Hikousen (銀色飛行船)" by supercell

Ending Theme

"Sayonara no Hashi (サヨナラの橋)" by Mayu Watanabe

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Jun 24, 2013
After watching this, I was torn between regret of even trying it and a slight satisfaction that I was able to complete it.


This movie starts off in a cliche manner. There's a new transfer student who, from his very first lines, we can confirm is not from Earth. We are introduced to the main set of characters- a typical, "you pervert!", finger-pointing anime girl who is the neighbor of the main character, the girl that the main character likes who's talented, shy, and also typical, and the main character himself who seems to be the typical anime guy who does not measure up to read more
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Jun 24, 2013
I was looking forward to this movie for some time after reading MAL's synopsis, but after completing it, I felt as if I set my expectations too high.

Nerawareta Gakuen, or Psychic School Wars, is a misnomer. Not once did anyone have a psychic battle against one another, let alone a war. From what I saw, a new handsome transfer student brainwashes all the students that had an aptitude to do some little magic, and were sent out to bully those who do not have powers. This in turn led to the tyranny of the student council, who created an inquisition hellbent on reprimanding those read more
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Oct 20, 2012
Having just returned from the apparent world premier, I can assure you that if you are a fan of anime with compelling stories, well constructed plots, and a suitable amount of intrigue, this film is most definitely not for you.
I'm sure the original story is as nuanced and engrossing as the reputation of its author would suggest. However, what the director of this film has managed to cram into these (approximate) 90 minutes is not so much a tale of psychic rivals and their attempts to impact history as it is a mishmash of awkward, stereotypically 'anime-ish' relationships and overt use of inanely pretty read more
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Sep 29, 2013
With a story so convoluted, characters so dull and cliché, art and animation so top notch and a beautiful (but basic and boring) soundtrack makes this a mess of a movie.

The plot is stupid. Half of the time I didn't even know what was going on. It starts of as a sort of slice of life, school romance with a touch of sci-fi but and then moves into weird territory concerning cellphones (and their banning), psychic powers, time travel and a troubling dictatorship subplot. And the characters, my god, don't get me started.
There's the dull and boring main character, the life-long best friend neighbour girl read more
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