Gakuen Alice
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Gakuen Alice

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 31
Chapters: 183
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 5, 2002 to Jun 20, 2013
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo, Super PowerSuper Power
Authors: Higuchi, Tachibana (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume


Score: 8.331 (scored by 1826318,263 users)
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Ranked: #2252
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Popularity: #300
Members: 36,321
Favorites: 3,358
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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?

(Source: Aerie Scans)


Gakuen Alice was partially published in English by Tokyopop, who published sixteen volumes from January 1, 2008 to April 5, 2011, before becoming defunct.

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Jan 24, 2015
soomyu (All reviews)
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
Feb 24, 2011
Yume_to_Tsubasa (All reviews)
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
Aug 20, 2015
Narmina (All reviews)
[Review] Gakuen Alice

"I haven't love so much a girl until I met you" - Luca/Ruka Nōgi

"I don't like that ugly face, so smile" - Hotaru Imai

This manga was the reason I started with anime & related stuff.
I stopped reading it because in Spain they only released until the volume 20 :(
And now, being nostalgic, I finished the anime and right after, reading it.
I'll try not to make spoilers ~

Story: 9/10
It starts really simple, Mikan (the main character) only wants to follow her best friend (Hotaru) that leaves from her town to go to an elite academy and discovers that if she wants to read more
Jun 21, 2014
brennasaur (All reviews)
If you understand love, family, or true friendship this manga will hit home HARD.

This is a series set around a school for special children found to have an ability called an alice and this school called Alice Academy helps them learn to harness and progress their alice while still learning normal school standards. So essentially its Hogwarts with a twist, since people with alices are considered "national treasures" you can not leave the school until you graduate and you will absolutely no outside contact with your family ( until you graduate).

The story follows and optimistic girl named Mikan Sakura who is best friends read more

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