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The story of Gakuen Alice takes place in a ficitonal town in Japan. This story follows a young girl named Mikan Sakura. One day, Mikan's best friend, Hotaru transfers to a new school in Tokyo, she decides to follow her. Mikan later finds out that this school is not only an elite academy, but this school is also for gifted individuals with a strange ability called "Alice". Alice is a unique ability that only certain gifted individuals.

Mikan is introduced to an Alice instructor named Narumi as soon as they arrive at the school. Narumi reveals to both Mikan and Hotaru that she is possessed with a rare and unique Alice. As time goes by, Mikan later finds out that ths academy holds many secrets and is shrouded in lies.

As Mikan tries to find out the truth about this school, she notices that this school seems to be more of an institution with their sinister and manipulative actions not only towards their own students, but to her as well.

NHK
1 Season, 27 Episodes
October 30, 2004
Anime
7.1/10
Cast: Mamoru Miyano, Ken'ichi Suzumura, Kana Ueda, Nonaka Ai, Akira Ishida
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  • Mikan fails her finals and has to take makeups. While stressing about what will happen to her if she fails the makeups, Mikan finds out that Hotaru is transferring after graduation. After talking to Natsume, Mikan decides to let Hotaru go. Then when Hotaru leaves without saying goodbye to Mikan the whole class chases after her. Mikan arrives and tells Hotaru that she has decided to stop following her but that she will be her friend forever.

  • Reo sends his own crew to help the students rebel. Upon finding out that Reo was behind everything, the students change sides and work together with the teachers to bring him down.

  • The circus has come to Alice Academy for Academy Day. Mikan is moved by the circus and starts preaching to everybody that they should work hard without using their Alice. Ruka who is concerned for the mistreated animals at the circus goes to visit them. While there he is cornered by the ringleader who is actually Reo.

  • Kaname who has the Alice of putting souls into dolls visits the school from the hospital for one week. He created Mr. Bear when he was little and during his stay at school he creates more dolls for his classmates. However using his Alice comes at a price.

  • Its exam time at Alice Academy, and those who do well are rewarded. The person who gets the top marks will be rewarded with a trip back to their family and a Central Town shopping ticket. The prospect of seeing her Grandpa gets Mikan all fired up and she studies really hard. Her enthusiasm rubs off on the other students and they all start studying too.

  • The Special Ability class receives an award for their RPG. At the award ceremony Mikan sees the principles for the first time and Narumi decides to give Mikan her grandpas letters. Then it's time for the festival's last dance. Supposedly, the girl and her dancing partner will fall in love forever if they dance the last dance together. Every girl in school wants Natsume or Ruka to be their partner for the last dance of course. But both Natsume and Ruka want to dance with an oblivious Mikan.

  • Ruka is starring in the festival's play along with a girl named Yuri. Yuri's Alice is a girl attracting pheromone which she uses to attract a bigger female audience. The twist is Ruka is playing Snow White and Yuri is playing the prince. After an accident which involves Hotaru, a camera, and a sticky substance, Mikan ends up playing the prince and Natsume ends up playing a jungle cat.

  • Mikan and Natsume end up at a haunted house attraction.

  • The Special type class has set up their RPG maze game for the festival and are ready for costumers! Sadly nobody seems interested until Narumi, Natsume, Ruka, and Sumire come. Ruka, Narumi, and Sumire all fail, but they get other people interested in it, and soon there's a huge line! Natsume provoked by Tsubasa enters the maze and ends up winning. The winner may pick a lamp from the prize table. The lamps belong to each member of the special types class and the person who's lamp is chosen will become the winner's slave. Natsume in order to get revenge on Tsubasa tells Yome to find out which one is his but Yome misunderstands and Natsume ends up with Mikan's lamp.

  • Mikan manages to get in contact with the school through the communication device (panda shaped headphones) Hotaru gave her. As Natsume burns through the ropes tying him Narumi gives the three instructions. But Natsume's Alice alerts Reo to their awakening and he takes the device away from them. He has his own conversation with Narumi, and it seems Reo and Narumi were friends at school along with "that person". After he destroys the device Leo sets out to find what type of Alices Mikan and Sumire has. When Mikan isn't affected by his Alice Reo learns that she has the nullification Alice. Leo is shocked and has an investigation done on "that person." After Reo and his men leave Natsume tells the other two to escape. As the two make a run for it Natsume threatens Reo that he will blow up the warehouse if he tries to pursue them. Mikan realizes while running that Natsume isn't bluffing and that he really intends to blow himself up. Mikan runs back and stops Natsume just in time. She helps him escape and convinces him to come back with her to the Academy where everybody is waiting for them.

  • Mikan and Sumire who had witnessed Reo kidnapping Natsume escape from the school to rescue him. They end up being captured as well. Mikan, and Sumire end up in an abandoned warehouse with an unconscious Natsume. Feigning unconsciousness as well Mikan and Sumire find out about the dark secrets of Alice Academy.

  • The festival continues. Reo, a graduate of the school and now famous singer, even comes to give a concert. However the big star has other plans besides a concert. His real mission is to kidnap Natsume!

  • The school festival has begun! It will last for two weeks ending with a dance. The four groups will each participate and the one that has the best performance will win an award. Mikan's group isn't interested in participating mainly due to the fact that non of there Alices have anything in common like the other groups. Mikan trys to come up with an idea and comes up with the idea of a role playing game with help from Natsume. It takes a lot of effort to get their idea approved but it eventually does. Natsume then passes out from a wound that he got while on a mission for the Academy.

  • Mikan's dorm catches on fire and all of the students use their Alices to help put it out. The fire brings back unpleasant memories for Natsume and Mikan learns that her Alice only works when she wants to protect someone.

  • All of the students get an allowance and one day they decide to go to the campus's Central Town, the mall for Alice Academy students. Everything sold there is made by Alices so Mikan is excited to see it. The teacher Jinno forbids her to go to Central Town unless she is accompanied by her partner Natsume. Luckily for Mikan Natsume is taking care of a little boy named Yoichi who is in the same group as him and Yoichi also wants to go to Central Town. Because Natsume has a soft side for the kid he agrees and they all go to Central town. Once there Mikan spends her money to set a talking apple free and is unable to buy the town's famous cotton candy. Mikan then earns the money to buy a small box and end up sharing it with everyone including Natsume.

  • Natsume and his gang keep ditching class. Mikan makes a bet with Natsume that if she wins in a dodgeball game he and his friends will stop skipping class. Natsume agrees but if Mikan looses then she must do whatever he says. The game begins but with a twist: unlike regular dodgeball in this game people can use their Alices through the dodgeball!

  • Mikan feels her Alice is useless compared to her classmates' cool powers. She is also placed in a special class populated by students with unique Alices. Shortly Mikan meets a boy named Tsubasa, a middle school student who happens to be in the same group as Mikan. After walking to class together they find the group has put together a welcoming party for Mikan who is now overjoyed to have finally met nice students.

  • Mikan has finally been accepted by her classmates after discovering that she has the nullification Alice. However after getting on the wrong side of a teacher Mikan is given the lowest ranking of the school: a no star. This means that Mikan will now have to live with the worst of everything including food, dorm, and chores.

  • In the North Forest Mikan, Hotaru, and Iincho get trapped by a violent Teddy Bear, and a giant chick. The group forces Ruka to help them as his Alice allows him to tame animals including the giant chick. When Natsume hears that his best friend has been forced to help, he gets angry and tries to burn Mikan with his fire Alice. Before he can do it though a bright blue light engulfs everything and Natsume is unable to use his powers. Could this be Mikan's Alice?

  • Mikan learns that everyone in Alice Academy has an Alice and that people with Alices are valued by the world. Alice Academy was designed to train these "elites" and so only those with Alices are allowed in the school. When the class finds out that Mikan doesn't know her own Alice they start to bully her but Mikan stands up to them and says that she trusts Narumi who told her she had an Alice. Natsume then challenges her: if she can survive going through the North Forest then he and the rest of class will accept her.

  • Mikan is accepted into Alice Academy and can finally see Hotaru again. Upon meeting her peers she is shocked to discover everyone in the school has a special power, which is also known as having a special Alice.

  • When Mikan's best friend Hotaru transfers to the mysterious Alice Academy a worried Mikan follows her. When she arrives she meets a teacher at the school, Narumi, who tells her the only way for her to see Hotaru is to become a student of the school. Without hesitation Mikan agrees and thus begins her life at Alice Academy!

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