Gakuen Alice

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English: Gakuen Alice
Synonyms: Campus Alice, Alice Academy
Japanese: 学園アリス


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 30, 2004 to May 14, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex, Sogo Vision
Studios: Group TAC
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: SchoolSchool, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.641 (scored by 4482644,826 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11942
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1759
Members: 87,887
Favorites: 1,257

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Mikan Sakura is a normal 10-year-old girl. Optimistic, energetic, and overall a very sweet child, Mikan is the complete opposite of the aloof, intelligent, and somewhat cold-hearted, Hotaru Imai. Despite their glaring differences, the two girls have been best friends for a very long time. So when Hotaru suddenly transfers to Alice Academy, a prestigious school in the city, her best friend is devastated—especially when she hears of the horrible rumors regarding the academy's harsh treatment of students. Beset with worry, Mikan runs away to see her best friend!

Upon her arrival, Mikan learns of "Alices," individuals gifted with various supernatural abilities, and that the school is an institution built by the government to train and protect them. Discovering that she has her own unique powers, Mikan enrolls in the academy, and, after a lot of trouble, finally reunites with Hotaru.

Gakuen Alice is a heartwarming comedy that follows Mikan and her friends' adventures in the academy, as well as their attempt to uncover the mysteries surrounding the problematic, fire-wielding student Natsume Hyuuga.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Oomori, Takahiro
Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Ohata, Kiyotaka
Episode Director, Storyboard
Katou, Tsurugi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

"Pikapika no Taiyou" by Ueda, Kana

Ending Theme

"Shiawase no Niji" by Ueda Kana & Kugimiya Rie

Sep 18, 2009
Skadi (All reviews)
Gakuen Alice has an interesting premise and a charming first episode which lulls you into the belief that you are in for a special treat. Cute characters, slapstick comedy, magic, and elementary kids give you a distinct Harry Potterish feel. However in the end though that special treat ends up tasting like it was dropped in the mud.

As I mentioned the premise is interesting though quite farfetched. There are plenty of familiar themes and if you have watched school comedies (really who hasn’t practically all of them take place in school) there won’t be anything all that groundbreaking. The story overall read more
Jul 6, 2007
Sw33tPandaZ (All reviews)
This anime was (like my ratings) outstanding! I love it, however the ending was a bit of a disappointment but the anime together was magical and fun. It teaches lessons about friendship and very cute in a way. Gauken Alice contains excitment, some actions, magic and a speck of romance. Watch it!
Oct 16, 2007
Anomalous (All reviews)
Ah, Gakuen Alice. Rumours of liscensing, slow fansubs, and various other series distracted me from watching it for quite some time. However, promises of hyperactive shoujo fun kept me wanting to watch it, and indeed I did. Unfortunately, the show did not quite live up to my expectations.

The storyline is at first very intriguing. A young girl named Mikan tracks down her best friend in her new boarding school, only to find out that the school is made for students with alices, special powers that range from classic (levitaion) to bizarre (rapid hair growth). Not only that, but she herself has an alice and soon read more
Oct 17, 2007
roseice (All reviews)
This anime was recommended to me a while back but I didn't get the chance to watch it until now, and I'm sure glad I remembered to! Before watching it, I thought it would just be a normal school anime, the last thing I was expecting was the twist added by the characters' "Alices", which are like superpowers.

I didn't have trouble enjoying this anime; it's fun and entertaining right off the bat. I was especially charmed by Natsume's character, but was a little disappointed that more wasn't explained about his background and current "situation". I'm sure the manga does a better job, so there's read more

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