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Gakuen Alice (Manga)

Gakuen Alice

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Synonyms: Alice Academy
Japanese: 学園アリス


Type: Manga
Volumes: 31
Chapters: 180
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 5, 2002 to Jun 20, 2013
Authors: Higuchi, Tachibana (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume


Score: 8.421 (scored by 9875 users)
Ranked: #2262
Popularity: #144
Members: 18,363
Favorites: 2,044
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comedy drama romance shoujo


For Mikan, there was no better friend than Hotaru (though Hotaru sometimes seems to have other sentiments). They often played together. But Hotaru is a very special child, and she agrees to go to a school in Tokyo which the government reserved only for geniuses. This left a very lonely Mikan at home. When Hotaru fails to keep her promise and come home for holidays, her young friend is very disappointed and rather angry. But upon overhearing a conversation between Hotaru's mother and a teacher, Mikan realizes that her friend's reasons for leaving might not have been what they seemed. So Mikan takes it upon herself to run away and go to Hotaru's school. There she discovers the so-called "genius academy" is actually a school for people gifted with special powers called "alices". Her friend Hotaru is one of these, and after a chance encounter with a teacher, Mikan suddenly finds herself enrolled. Finally, the two friends are reunited, but is Mikan actually one of those so-called Alices?

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Aug 3, 2008
Gakuen Alice might be a shoujo manga, but it is none like I have ever seen. The story is about a young girl named Mikan Sakura, who had never had a better friend than Hotaru Imai. But, when Hotaru is discovered to have a special ability called an 'Alice', she transfers to a private school named 'Gakuen Alice (Alice Academy)'. Hearing horrible rumors of that academy, Mikan runs away from home without telling her guardian, her grandfather (her parents are deceased and not much is known about them).

When she stood upon the gates of the academy, Mikan discovers she had an Alice as read more
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Jun 24, 2009
Gakuen Alice, it's now one of them anime classics. Well, that's what I classify it as. I'm kind of surprised that not many people have reviewed this manga considering the anime was quite popular...

Well, the story is about a girl named Mikan Sakura who finds out her best friend Hotaru Imai has transferred to a 'genius school' called Gakuen Alice or Alice Academy. Desperate on not letting er friend go, she decides to run away from home and join her friend in this new school. Upon miraculously entering this school, she learns that it is a school for kids who have special powers called Alices.

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Jan 24, 2015
Friendship is a powerful thing between children, never question it. Promising each others loyalty for the rest of their lives, and doing naive things to protect yet prove the undying love between friends. To be blessed with strong bonds between someone to last a life time is so rare and scarce, it's the truly wonderful element about this manga.

I first encountered Gakuen Alice as an anime. The anime itself was cute, refreshing and sweet which had me yearning for more. I didn't end up reading the manga until a few years later, which I'm pretty glad I did. The manga was a huge contrast to read more
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Feb 24, 2011
At any given point in our lives, there is probably a moment when each of us might think think, "It would be awesome to have superhuman abilities"- or something to that effect. Indeed, everywhere we look, in media, books, music, that wish is reflected- But what might it be like if humans really had special powers?

Often, when people look at something they want, they tend to look only at the positives; "Superpowers? Sure!!" was the way my mind worked before reading Gakuen Alice. But when a person has more, more is required of them… and what if what was given was unwanted?

So starts the story read more
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both are about energetic elementary girls. the story and characters are very similar.
Similar leading characters, an innocent, sweet, but spunky girl, and a boy who is mean to her at first, but then starts to fall for her. Also both feature elementary aged kids, and darker underlying themes. Finally both are magical girl type stories (but Gakuen Alice is more of a school drama), and both have an emphasis on special (or magical) children.
both revolve around children with special abilities, and the main characters stand out due to their (non-existent - IZ) powers and are targeted (in the beginning -GA) because of that
Whilst being two completely different storylines....they both share alot of common elements and plot lines.....If you like one, you will definately like the other...most recommended!
they're both the same in the way that...... gakuen alice, students possess diff. kinds of alices and they're not allowed to go outside the school with a strong barrier w/ it, as well as in Love monster students are gathered in a school who are monsters..
[how is this both similar? they're stuck up in one school because they're diffrent from ordinary humans and so why they're gathered up in a school]
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Both girls have pig tails and are clumsy, both end up going to school for special Kids, both meet a guy who leaves a bad impression

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