Gakuen Alice (学園アリス, Gakuen Arisu), also known as Alice Academy, is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Tachibana Higuchi, serialized in the shōjo manga magazine Hana to Yume. Aniplex and Group TAC produced the anime adaptation which originally premiered on NHK BS2 for 26 episodes between October 30, 2004 and May 14, 2005. The anime was translated and dubbed into English by the anime television network Animax, and broadcasted throughout its Asian networks. At Anime Expo 2008, The Right Stuf International announced that its Nozomi Entertainment division had licensed Gakuen Alice for the North American market.
A spin-off called Kageki no Kuni no Alice (歌劇の国のアリス), was started. It takes place a few months from the end of Gakuen Alice, and features a new set of characters. The plot follows Andou Hikari, who is searching for her brother, who was taken away when she was a child due to his having an Alice. She eventually takes advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, for normal people to join Alice music academy, hoping to find her brother.
Best friends Mikan and Hotaru grew up in a small town in the remote countryside. When Hotaru moves to a school for geniuses in Tokyo, Mikan misses Hotaru so badly that she decides to travel to Tokyo herself to find Hotaru. She finds Hotaru in a school called "Alice Academy," and finds that the school is actually for people with special powers called "Alices." Narumi-sensei, a teacher at the school, discovers that Mikan also happens to have an Alice, and Mikan is admitted into the academy. There she finds friends, love, and a life that she will never forget.
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