Gakuen Alice
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Gakuen Alice

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Synonyms: Alice Academy
Japanese: 学園アリス
English: Gakuen Alice
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 31
Chapters: 183
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 5, 2002 to Jun 20, 2013
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama
Themes: Love Polygon Love Polygon, School School, Super Power Super Power
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Authors: Higuchi, Tachibana (Story & Art)


Score: 8.341 (scored by 2089620,896 users)
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Ranked: #2942
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Popularity: #398
Members: 42,823
Favorites: 3,217


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Chapters: /183


Mikan Sakura and Hotaru Imai are inseparable best friends, even if it seems like the latter does not reciprocate the same sentiment. Mikan naively believes that her aloof best friend would always be by her side until Hotaru decides to depart for Tokyo to attend Alice Academy. The school is home to gifted children who possess unique abilities known as "Alices." Heartbroken and feeling abandoned, Mikan runs away from home in pursuit of her friend, hoping that she too can enroll in the prestigious institution.

As Mikan gets accepted as a student at Alice Academy and reunites with her friend, she quickly learns that the academy is not all fun and games. The school itself is divided into a hierarchy system based on the strength of their Alice, behavior, and academic performance, as well as classifying each student under a specific Alice subgroup for a more personalized education. When she finds herself in the lowest rank, Mikan faces bullying from her classmates who all believe that she does not belong. Natsume Hyuuga, one of the academy's highest ranking students, is especially vitriolic towards Mikan for seemingly no reason.

The students begin to discover that the special academy has hidden secrets—many of which are a lot darker than one might think. As they unravel these mysteries, Mikan and her friends find themselves entangled in something far bigger than they could imagine.

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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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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?

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Jun 30, 2017
Mixed Feelings
This story felt like it had potential early on but at some point got lazy and didn't trust its audience to any really deep and meaningful character development. When I say this, I really mean just for the main characters. Suprisingly, some side characters get some decent development but for the most part things feel forced. Granted, this is geared for a younger audience so perhaps I'm just too old for this. But my age most definetly is no excuse for that horrifiying excuse for an ending. The end dropped the series by at least a star. I always save at least 2 stars ...
Jul 7, 2016
*Spoiler Alert*
I'll just make a pros and cons list and explain it briefly, but before that I would like to say I love Gakuen alice so much. It has been part of my childhood and always will be, but what prompted me to write this review is not satisfaction rather dissatisfaction.

1. Very good comedy
2. Good chemistry between characters
3. Nice slice of life moments
4. Good world building
5. Good intentions


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