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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)

Statistics

Score: 8.331 (scored by 1992219,922 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2532
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #368
Members: 40,588
Favorites: 3,115

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Synopsis

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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Background

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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Feb 24, 2011
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 ...
Jan 24, 2015
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 ...
Aug 20, 2015
[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 ~
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