Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!

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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
Premiered: Winter 2007
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: ufotable
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: CGDCTCGDCT, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.261 (scored by 1140811,408 users)
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Ranked: #29042
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Popularity: #3982
Members: 31,868
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Episodes: /12


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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hirao, Takayuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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Amazon Music
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"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 (eps 12)


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One of the forerunners of the Cute Girls Doing Cute Things genre, unfortunately this series was completely overshadowed by the release of Lucky☆Star.

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The series is mildly experimental relying more on light story than daily gags, and I plays with social commentary on Japan's declining population. One of the first if not the first anime to ever do so.

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Another day another anime another review where i have to come up with interesting things to say about said anime.

But this is not just any other day,it's a rainy day and i'm dead tired.Only thing keeping me awake is my pure hatred which i'll try to transfer into this review as best as i can.

And where to start really?When an anime such as Manabi Straight is so devoid of..Anything to be honest.

Let's get the story part out of the way since there's no story to talk about..It's just another slice of life anime..Cause we needed one in 5 minutes,correct?Well no we didn't need another Moe-SOL ...

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