Gakuen Alice

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  • 2004
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (261)

Gakuen Alice is an anime series that aired on NHK in 2004. The show revolves around a young girl named Mikan Sakura who is forced to leave her hometown and enroll in a mysterious school called Gakuen Alice. As she begins her journey at the school, she discovers that the students there have special abilities called "Alice".

The cast of Gakuen Alice features many talented voice actors, including Mamoru Miyano as the protagonist Mikan Sakura, Ken'ichi Suzumura as Mikan's childhood friend Hotaru Imai, Kana Ueda as the manipulative Narumi-sensei, Nonaka Ai as the shy and nervous Tsubasa Andou, Akira Ishida as the enigmatic Persona, Rie Kugimiya as the hot-headed Natsume Hyuuga, Marina Inoue as the cheerful and energetic Misaki Harada, Makoto Naruse as the gentle Jinno-sensei, Miwa Yasuda as the kind-hearted Yuu Tobita, and Chiwa Saito as the mysterious Kokoka Shuzen.

Throughout the series, Mikan attempts to navigate the complicated and often dangerous world of Gakuen Alice. She befriends other students with unique "Alice" abilities, such as Hotaru's invention Alice, Tsubasa's animal communication Alice, Natsume's fire Alice, and Misaki's wind Alice.

The show explores the themes of friendship, loyalty, and trust as Mikan and her friends band together to oppose those who seek to abuse their powers or control their lives. Along the way, they uncover conspiracies within the school and discover hidden secrets about their own pasts.

Gakuen Alice features a colorful and vibrant animation style, with richly detailed backgrounds and charming character designs. The show's soundtrack is also noteworthy, featuring energetic opening and ending themes and hauntingly beautiful instrumental pieces.

Overall, Gakuen Alice is a heartwarming and engaging series that offers a unique twist on the school anime genre. With a lovable cast of characters and an intriguing plot, it's sure to captivate viewers of all ages.

Gakuen Alice is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (27 episodes). The series first aired on October 30, 2004.

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Friendship is endless
26. Friendship is endless
May 14, 2005
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.
To reclaim the school
25. To reclaim the school
May 7, 2005
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.
Mr. Narumi's lies
24. Mr. Narumi's lies
April 23, 2005
The students rebel when Natsume is forced to go on another mission. Narumi, threatened by Persona, pretends to offer his help to the students but tricks them instead. This causes the students to get angrier and they rebel even further.
The Circus has arrived
23. The Circus has arrived
April 16, 2005
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.
Bear and Prince
22. Bear and Prince
April 9, 2005
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.
Aim For the top honors prize
21. Aim For the top honors prize
April 2, 2005
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.
Who to have the last dance with?
20. Who to have the last dance with?
March 26, 2005
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.
Raise the curtain. Snow White in the Sleeping Forest
19. Raise the curtain. Snow White in the Sleeping Forest
March 19, 2005
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.
Alone in the Dark Together
18. Alone in the Dark Together
November 1, 2011
Mikan and Natsume end up at a haunted house attraction.
In the dark. Only the two of us
18. In the dark. Only the two of us
March 12, 2005
Ruka explains to Mikan why Natsume acts the way he does. The three end up at the hunted house attraction. They enter the hunted house and Mikan gets scared by everything whether it's scary or not. While running away from a scary old lady Natsume and Mikan get separated from Rukia and worse get trapped in the house by a wall that suddenly appears!
Hotaru's Secret
17. Hotaru's Secret
March 5, 2005
Mikan joins Natsume and Ruka for the rest of the festival as Natsume's slave. Nothing can really keep Mikan down for long though and she ends up having fun. Mikan of course decides that she has to play Hotaru's robotic chicken game. A little boy sneaks into the game and uses his Alice on his robot which causes it to malfunction. Mikan saves him but is wounded in the process. Everybody thinks its Hotaru's fault because she made a faulty invention but the little boy confesses. A member from the student council, Imai, comes to see whats happening and after hearing this heals Mikan with his alice AND gives the little boy's brother her pain as punishment. About to walk away Imai meets Hotaru who surprises everyone by revealing a relationship between the two.
Maze-match. The magical lamp
16. Maze-match. The magical lamp
February 26, 2005
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.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
February 19, 2005
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.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
February 12, 2005
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.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
February 5, 2005
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!
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
January 29, 2005
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.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
January 22, 2005
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.
So happy. Central Town
10. So happy. Central Town
January 15, 2005
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.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
December 25, 2004
Hotaru is up for an honor student prize against an older student. Whoever wins in a robot fighting match will get the reward. Meanwhile another robot that Hotaru built, named Amanatsu, is desperate to help and will stop at nothing to find a way to be useful.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
December 18, 2004
Whenever Mikan writes a letter to her Grandfather, she gives it to Narumi who she believes is sending them to her Grandfather. However Mikan soon finds out that Narumi has not been sending them and instead has been hiding them in his desk drawer. An upset Mikan escapes from the Academy to go see her Grandfather. Some men try to kidnap her after finding out that she's from the Academy but luckily Narumi arrives in time to save her. Narumi gets shot while rescuing her which causes Mikan to get upset that she has put her teacher in danger. She agrees to go back to the Academy with Narumi after seeing that he's not such a bad guy after all.
The Losing Side. Alice Dodgeball
7. The Losing Side. Alice Dodgeball
December 11, 2004
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!
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
December 4, 2004
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.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
November 27, 2004
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.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
November 20, 2004
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?
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
November 13, 2004
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.
Welcome to Alice Academy
2. Welcome to Alice Academy
November 6, 2004
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.
The School's Going to be Shut Down
1. The School's Going to be Shut Down
October 30, 2004
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!
Where to Watch Gakuen Alice
Gakuen Alice is available for streaming on the NHK website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Gakuen Alice on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    October 30, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (261)