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Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!

Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Manabi Straight!
Japanese: がくえんゆーとぴあ まなびストレート!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2007 to Mar 26, 2007
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.451 (scored by 6809 users)
Ranked: #17002
Popularity: #1656
Members: 16,518
Favorites: 75
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Manabi Straight! follows the lives of a group of young high school girls living in the year 2035 while they attend the all-girl Seioh Private High School. Since the birth rate has dropped dramatically, schools are being closed down due to the sheer lack of students available to teach. Morale in schools has dropped dramatically, and Seioh is no exception.

The story begins when the main character, Manami Amamiya, transfers to Seioh. After some initial hijinks involving a futuristic scooter and a swim meet, followed by an inspirational school song performance, she is inducted as the student council president. The story that follows pertains to Manami working with Mika Inamori, the only other student council member, and three other classmates named Mutsuki Uehara, Mei Etoh, and Momoha Odori, in student council matters. After some remodeling of the student council room, Manami and her friends set forth to plan for the upcoming student festival.

(Source: Wikipedia, edited)

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Adaptation: Manabi Straight!
Side story: Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Amamiya, Manami
Amamiya, Manami
Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui
Etou, Mei
Etou, Mei
Hirano, Aya
Hirano, Aya
Inamori, Mika
Inamori, Mika
Nonaka, Ai
Nonaka, Ai
Odori, Momoha
Odori, Momoha
Fujita, Saki
Fujita, Saki


Yamanaka, Takahiro
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Hirao, Takayuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Takahashi, Takuro
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Animation Director, Animation Director, Layout, Key Animation

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Mar 21, 2008
Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! This anime features wonderful creativity and enjoyment to the maximum, while not being bogged down with heavy clichés. I will not hesitate to say that it is probably my favorite slice-of-life series and probably one of the most touching series I have ever watched.

5 words review: Deep, touching, fun, cute, epic.

Story: 10/10

The story is amazingly simplistic yet its plot is complex. In fact, this whole series is about the student council and the Seioh School Fair with absolutely no action or romance. There's not a lot of comedy, and it is basically a slice-of-life drama (weird, I know). Manabi Straight uses read more
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Dec 26, 2007
What a wonderful series. I am so glad I decided to watch this anime. I wouldn’t hesitate to say it’s one of my favorite, maybe one of the greatest anime I’ve ever seen. Don’t be fooled by its childish loli-looking exterior, what lies in this anime is the bittersweet and heartwarming message of moving forward.

The story is set in the future, where schools’ populations continuously decrease, and is about girls brought together by something as simple as a student council. They develop such a strong bond throughout the series, I don’t think I’ve ever seen an anime where friends were this close. Mainly read more
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Oct 28, 2008
I swore when I seriously started writing reviews that I would never give anything a perfect rating. No anime was flawless no matter how great I thought it was. However, Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight is the closest thing I've found to perfect.

Set in Japan in the near future, Manabi captures the outlook of its setting better than any other series that's tried to work out such a scenery. It is made clear with a national birth rate crisis reflecting the current steady drop in Japanese citizen births, as well as advanced but realistic technology such as streamlined buses, computers built into desks, and student organizers read more
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Mar 14, 2015
I just had to get this out here. Very rarely does a work strike out of the blue that hits some pretty amazing spots in just 5 episodes. What flagged me to watch this was mainly the fact that it was directed by the person who made Futakoi Alternative and was produced by ufotable during the experimental pre-Type Moon phase. Although the polish of Kara no Kyoukai and all the Type Moon series has gone up several notches, except in Paradox Spiral, rarely do you see the type of pizazz that they were pulling off with Futakoi Alternative and Manabi Straight.

Anyway the plot is socially read more
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Similar setting, story and characters. If you enjoyed Manabi Straight, then i can guarantee you'll enjoy K-ON!
Manabi Stright is another version of Ichimashi.. I mean, little girls and their lives..
reportRecommended by Lyle - Add to favorites
Featuring four girls going to the same school and having fun together. The girls from each show are also very similar personality-wise.
Very chibi and cute.
Both are about happy-go-lucky girls in an all-girls school. Manabi has a bit less chatacter depth, in my opinion, but is still a lot of fun.
Nice relaxing Anime with a similar style towards art and characters the comedy is also pretty similar.
And both of them focus on the friendship of a group of girls.
If you like one of them you might also like the other one.

Opening Theme

"A Happy Life" by Megumi Hayashibara

Ending Theme

#1: "Lucky & Happy" by Megumi Hayashibara (eps 1, 3, 5-11)
#2: "A Happy Life" by Yui Horie, Ai Nonaka, Marina Inoue, Aya Hirano & Saki Fujita (ep 12)

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