Gakuen Alice [TV]
Innocent, playful, and energetic, Mikan Sakura is a normal 10-year old girl living with her grandfather in a peaceful town at the countryside. She shares a sister-like relationship with her best friend Hotaru Imai, and they often quarrel due to their opposing personalities. One day, Hotaru transfers to a faraway academy in Tokyo, which devastates Mikan. After 6 months have passed and only receiving one letter from her best friend, Mikan decides to leave their town and visit Hotaru.
After arriving at Hotaru’s school, Mikan discovers that it was a special institution meant for people with supernatural abilities called an “Alice”. There, the students are protected and trained on how to use their Alices better. Upon discovering that she too has an Alice of her own, Mikan decides to enroll in the academy. Eventually, she and Hotaru are reunited.
The story follows Mikan and Hotaru’s adventure inside the academy, and their silly encounters with a mysterious student named Natsume Hyuuga.
About the Show
Gakuen Alice, also known as Alice Academy, is an anime adaptation of the comedy, fantasy manga series under the same name, written and illustrated by Tachibana Higuchi. Produced by studio Aniplex and Group TAC, the series aired a total of 26 episodes between October 30, 2004 and May 14, 2005.
Mikan Sakura (Main Protagonist)
Mikan Sakura is an outgoing and cheerful 10-year old, who initially lived with her grandfather at the countryside before running away and studying at the Alice Academy. After discovering that she too possessed an Alice, she was enrolled at the academy, without knowing what her Alice actually was. This caused initial doubt and distrust among her classmates and teachers, but was soon accepted due to her friendly and positive demeanor.
Generally opposite in attitude with her best friend Mikan, Hotaru Imai is rude and lazy, but is extremely intelligent and rational at the same time. She possesses the Inven