Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2007 to Mar 26, 2007
Premiered: Winter 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: ufotable
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.281 (scored by 94749,474 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24912
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3395
Members: 28,100
Favorites: 104

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Synopsis

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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Staff

Yamanaka, Takahiro
Producer
Hirao, Takayuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Miura, Takahiro
Episode Director


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Opening Theme

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"A Happy Life" by Megumi Hayashibara
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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)



Dec 26, 2007
maybelletea (All reviews)
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
Mar 21, 2008
KholdStare88 (All reviews)
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
Oct 28, 2008
Splitter (All reviews)
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
Aug 6, 2020
Craftysoran (All reviews)
Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight, or just Manabi Straight, is a school life anime that has been mostly forgotten by time. The term “underrated” is a somewhat contentious way to describe a show, (because who is to actually decide if a show receives enough attention/phrase?) and risks sounding pretentious or overly-emphasizing a show’s quality. However, in my eyes, Manabi Straight is a truly underrated show. With less than 27,000 members registered on MAL and only a mere 100 favorites, I feel that its lack of lasting attention from most anime fans is disappointing. It bears some obvious narrative similarities to the likes of Lucky Star, K-on read more

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