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Gakuen Alice  
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From Tokyopop:
Young Mikan runs away to Tokyo to follow her best friend, Hotaru, who has been enrolled in an exclusive, secretive private school for geniuses. But it turns out that Alice Academy is a lot more than meets the eye. If Mikan wants to stay by Hotaru's side, she has to both pass the strange "entrance exam" and face the even greater challenge of befriending her very odd new classmates. Whether it's Hotaru's gift for inventing gadgets, the cranky Natsume's fire-casting ability, or Professor Narumi's control of human pheromones, everyone at the school has some sort of special talent. But what ability, if any, does Mikan possess? Mikan is going to have to rely on her courage and spunk if she's going to stay in school, or even stay alive!


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Associated Names
Академия Алис
أكاديمية أليس
퍼니퍼니 학원 앨리스
Alice Academy
Alice: Escuela de magia (Spanish)
Học Viện Alice
L'Académie Alice (French)
Perguruan Alice
Skolen Alice

Groups Scanlating
Aerie Scans
Alice Dreams
Dragon Voice
Dragon&Fly Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.31 c.179 by bienenstich (691d ago)
v.31 c.178 by bienenstich (747d ago)
c.177 by bienenstich (882d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
31 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 6, Chap 29

User Reviews
Gakuen Alice by Plaiid-Tiisue
Gakuen Alice by aquamarinecharlotte

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1040 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.44 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 23rd 2015, 7:41pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (16 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #734 increased(+20)
Monthly Pos #916 increased(+75)
3 Month Pos #1041 decreased(-23)
6 Month Pos #923 decreased(-75)

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Ending 552 days, 3 hours, 45 minutes ago
Pairing 688 days, 13 hours, 58 minutes ago
Latest Chapter 170 Translation 1103 days, 4 hours, 21 minutes ago
Gakuen Alice About to End 1178 days, 22 hours, 8 minutes ago
Chapter Up to in Gakuen Alice 1366 days, 21 hours, 33 minutes ago

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I loved it (mainly)   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by hotarusasaki
September 24th, 2015, 3:44am
So this one had a great start with great ideas and a fun plot that just takes you along and makes you laugh. However, for me who read it while it was still ongoing, it was incredibly hard to keep track of all the characters and their abilities and relationships to other characters...Overall that just made me steadily lose interest in the plot. Another point is that I found the ending and the ending arc overly dramatic and quite a drag to read, I liked Gakuen Alice for it's touching moments, funny moments and the interaction between characters which were all beautifully executed at the start. Unfortunately, near the end everything was just plain frustrating to read and the ending felt almost axed with all the things leading up to it and then bam it's over and time skip and the end... I suppose if you want to read this, be prepared to fall in love with it at first sight and then be eternally disappointed at how it ends bigrazz
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wonderful but went downhill.   
Rating: 8.1 / 10.0
by noticing
August 20th, 2015, 9:29pm
This series started off so so wonderfully and started to go downhill a little around chapter 70~80 I think. I love dark, twisted stories, I just don't think Higuchi had the capacity for putting together the complicated interlaced past relationships of students/teachers/organizations/etc. AND at the same time manage the storyline that is happening in the present. I think Higuchi used the 'New mystery character -> Secret Past Revealed-> Surprises/Shocks -> But it isn't what they think it was! -> Make up' type of repertory way too many times, it got old after a while. Another con to that is how there were so many characters introduced using that method, I lost track of some characters and I think the author sort of.. forgot about them as well after a while when they were put in the back burner. Because of so many intertwined pasts and present shoved to the readers back and forth 24/7, the story got really messy.
The ending was so terrible, I was not satisfied and it felt too quickly wrapped up and unfinished. Sometimes it was hard to understand the characters, like the things they did/said were so extreme or the complete opposite and out of character's original personalities.

Those were the things I wasn't too happy with this series, but there's a lot of good things too. I really loved the chemistry between Mikan and Natsume, I always will. They're one of my favorite couples. My favorite scenes were the 'School Festival' and 'rapunzel' scene. Individual characters had a life into them, I felt that Higuchi put interesting characteristics in everyone and that's really hard to do since there are SO many characters. It was easy to relate to them and love them. The setting and the storyline is so creative, so fresh. It's so interesting. It makes you want to read more of that. It has the lighthearted and dark element to it. I really like that it started out lighthearted and gradually mixed the dark element in, so that all types of audiences (young or mature) could enjoy. A lot of character growth, beautiful friendships.

... Last updated on August 20th, 2015, 9:30pm
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The manga gets depressing later   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by choji7
June 12th, 2015, 9:31pm
So the manga starts off lighthearted and fun but gets darker and darker. Characters get killed off and bad things just keep happening. The ending feels only half finished, almost like there should be more chapters or a sequel series, but there isn't. I personally don't recommend reading this as it just gets too dark/depressing towards the end and finishes with a lackluster ending.

... Last updated on June 12th, 2015, 9:33pm
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It's alright   
Rating: 7.6 / 10.0
by naruto_1493
March 23rd, 2015, 4:06pm
I feel that the author rushed the ending. The way the plot was put together could have been better but overall it was decent. It was funny but at the same time some of the stories was dragged on to create more chapters.....
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Used to really love it...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Feliona
May 15th, 2014, 3:42am
To make it short, I totally agree with Childofsecrets, I used to really love this manga but it just didn't feel right for the second and last arc. It's too dark and depressing
I'm not a fan of lovey-doovey innocent or typical cliche shoujo manga. I even am a fan of dark kind of stories. However, this story is just too depressing. The strength of this manga, as can be found in many manga of Tachibana's sensei, is that the plot is fun to read, funny, and the main character's bright and never-give-up personality that can get through any hardship. But at around the last arc, the stories became too dark, so much different from the plot half way before. It contains hardship, troubles, sadness, and many more (too much) dark feeling. So the manga lost its original charm. This doesn't even count the fact that all characters are just elementary school kids! ( I mean, come on, even in realistic, kids don't have so many dark n depressing things in their life)

Regardless of all said, I still recommend new readers to give this manga a try
It's character, plot, and setting overall is still good to read. It just is not my top fav manga like it used to be at the beginning as when I read
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
April 27th, 2014, 2:03pm
I have been addicted to this series for so many years and there were times I wondered if the end would live up to my expectations. I'm hoping for an extra chapter but after the many tears in the last few volumes it was satisfying to read such a story and love its characters.
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loved it but was depressing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lily_kitty15
December 11th, 2013, 3:10am
love this one have been waiting to read it after it was finished scanlating since already seen the anime, BUT i noticed that the last volume was almost finished... guess what too bad the group working on this is taking way longer then i thought in releasing the chapters now just finished the latest chapter even though 2nd to the last chapter was out like in June 2013 but still no where to be seen very cruel

i finished reading but got 2 more chapters who knows when they will be out... i expecting the last arc to have things changed like the enemy i thought would turn out to be....

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Mikan's dad who everyone thought was dead but the ESP brainwashed him since he was weak after getting attacked and made him his puppet, but no he really was dead (the reason this thought came to mind was cuz when everyone was trying to protect Yuu-chan telling him to run and tell Mikan and others they saw someone with the ESP in his room/office) made me excited ... dont know if anyone else would have given that thought.... i was only thinking this cuz Mikan and her mom and many others would have been shocked and happy to see him alive :)

then it got me annoyed that Mikan's mom was killed and almost Narumi-san too (i was so upset cuz after Yuka and Narumi finally would have been a couple she died T_T)

and i felt sorry for Shiki-san too he waited and couldn't win her....

ok i just hate this story where their are 3 guys out of 3 one dies then 2 left and she chose then next and she her self died and left both behind what a heck!! 2 guys loving 1 girl i get it but i hate when more and more people fall for the same girl plus to top it they dont get a partner or dont want to love anyone anymore!

last Natsume dies ... but will Hotoru saves him but now the question what happend to her and her brother?

the hell iw this ending it didn't feel like it ended... maybe a 2nd part may come cuz that last chapter and last pages dont make sense to me... i mean it does but the way that ended im just puzzled

... Last updated on September 16th, 2015, 5:23am
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goes to far!!!   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by shaffia
November 30th, 2013, 9:59pm
i've read this story a few years ago, and i think this story is quite interesting to be read. You know, the story line is good,, and the characters are strong, And more importantly i love natsume,, kyaaa >.< But why this story goes to far, are you think the elementary students can be endure those stupid problems and cruel fate just like that? Oh, come on,, that's silly!! at least, please use the range of age for high school student. sad
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This manga is NOT for children   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Shayla
August 20th, 2013, 6:47pm
The age of the main characters and the story on the beginning may lead you to think that this manga is aimed for children and until some point it can really be read by those. But, as the story goes on, many sad events begins to happen that I think it's for a more mature audience.
So, if you don't like sad events that will probably make you cry in mangas stop reading it at the Gakuen Festival. I simply love it.
The development of the characters, all of the events that happens even the sad ones makes Gakuen Alice one of my favorites manga.

Give it a try.
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Natsume's mature melodramatic heartbreak   
Rating: N/A
by somepositivity1987
August 16th, 2013, 9:17am
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
This is the best fairytale love story between 2 people in any manga!
Well Done Tachibana Higuichi!!!

The show is from an adults reality (taking responsibility for yourself)
Because the school/story has forced the kids to act alone then comes Natsume who's always alone but a brave learner. So he doesn't dream; Until Mikan flies in like a fairy.

What's every1 else reading?!
Natsume's dead -_- Bring the story back!!!

note: All good things come to an end sadly.
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