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)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #29052
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3982
Members: 31,869
Favorites: 180

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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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"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)


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 ...
Jul 27, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! is a classic example of looks over substance. While not totally devoid of any redeemable qualities, it's hard to recommend Manabi Straight to anyone, as it is simply outclassed by too many other choices.

The story revolves around the Seioh high school student council and its attempt at organizing the school fair. Underneath that lies a story of friendship between the five girls who takes part in student council activities. However, neither of these stories succeeds in gathering much interest for one important reason: the characters.

Simply put, after the initial impressions, the characters of Manabi Straight get stale very quickly. You have ...
Aug 28, 2018

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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