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A school in Tokyo, Japan for children born with Alices. When they find one, they would try to bring the child to this school. Students of Gakuen Alice may not leave until graduation or they if no longer have their Alice. They may write letters, but letters leaving and coming to Gakuen Alice are being screened. The school also gives money to the parents of the students who attend the school.


Gakuen Alice consists of four main parts: Elementary School branch, Middle School branch, High School branch and Central Town. Also, there are a lot of forests around the buildings, with names like 'Northern Woods' etc. The Northern Woods is a place feared by many children. To pass her entrance exam, Mikan is given the task to cross them by Natsume. Mr. Bear's hut is also located there.

The gate of Gakuen Alice.

The Elementary School branch

This is the part of the academy where children from 3 to 12 study. Class A (for kids from 3 to 9) and Class B (where Mikan, Hotaru and their classmates) are in this branch.

Middle School branch

This is the school for students whose age range from 13 to 15. Tsubasa, Nobara, Misaki, Kaname are some of the students who belong to this class. It is also the gossip nest of the academy.

High School branch

The school for the oldest students. No one else except the high schoolers are permitted to go there. No one exactly knows what happens there. There's a rumor that a warphole exists within the building. The rumor was proven to be true. Tono studies there.


Gakuen Alice's school courses are no different from any other school, there are regular courses such as Math and History. However, the big difference is that the students and teachers have Alices. The students can not use their their Alice ability during class without permission. There are also Alice based classes for students to attend to learn how to use their Alices. Students are ranked in a Star Rank system by good behavior and grades.


The school is separated from the outside world with a tall gate that surrounds the whole area. The gate is dangerous to cross over, because those who do are electrocuted. Once someone passes the gate, the teachers are notified and take action to return the student to the school. Other than the gate, the school is protected by the Middle School Principal, Hii-sama's powerful Barrier Alice.

The school's specially-designed I.D. Medal.

Also, the students carry I.D. medals that fit in a wallet along with their respective I.D. cards. The I.D. medal has the student's I.D number and a transmitting device in it that was created by someone with an alchemy alice.

Throughout Gakuen Alice's history, Yuka Azumi is the only one who was able to escape the academy.

Currently, to enforce behavior, the Fuukitai has been created, because of students who cause trouble, like Mikan Sakura. These people wear black masks over their eyes and are also Alices as some can teleport. They punish and take care of anyone who disobey the school rules. The new Student Council President, Hijiri Goshima, has been seen using his Metamorphosis Alice to impersonate the Fuukitai under the HSP's orders. But later in the story, it's is revealed that he is actually a double agent working under the ESP.


Not is much known about the creation of the school and its history. What is known is that the three principals: Principal Kuonji, Himemiya (until currently where her distant relative, Masachika Shiki, is the new MSP), and Kazumi Yukihira, have been the elementary, middle, and high school principals for as long as anyone has remembered.

For a long time, the HSP and ESP have had a intense disagrements and hatred towards each other. This is because of the ESP's suspicious actions involving "missions" assigned to the DA class and his scattered clones that hold important positons in the oustide world, like within the government, which provides support and protection to the academy. But, this rivarly goes back to events that were caused by the ESP, especailly his dear brother's death and Kaoru Hyūga's as well. The MSP has put herself in a neutral postion, not wanting to deal with their issues. However, she has presently took action on the matter by helping Mikan Sakura and Natsume Hyūga escape from the ESP, who considers the two as his favorite students, or more accurately, "pawns" who can help him gain more control from the government with their Alices. The MSP's reasons are that she doesn't want anyone to suffer anymore; looking back on Kaoru's death, and the unproven belief that her death was intentional, on the ESP's part, because she was a critic of the academy.

The school is intended to be a place of protection for young Alice users and where they learn how to use there Alice powers. The high security precautions are due to Alice users being kidnapped for their abilites; having them be regarded as "national treasures"[1] (an example would be Ruka Nogi's various kidnappings).The ESP, during some point in time, decided to use the Alices of students who were catagorized as "dangerous" for his own benefit, and ordered them to do missions for the government. The ESP's manipulation escalated into crimes that included blackmail, abuse, and even murder, which put the students and students in a difficult position. However, when Mikan decided to let the ESP take custody of her in order to protect the students and teachers, the DA class no longer did missions and the school was safe from the ESP until his death at the hands of Luna Koizumi. After the ESP's death, the academy gradually became a much safer place, with the students allowed to have more freedom in the outside world, even though the academy continues to have strict policies of protection for the students.

Timeline of events

There is no definite timeline within the series. However, because Higuchi started working on the series in 2003, it is believed that the series starts off in that same year. The Gakuen Alice DVD collection was release on June 30, 2009 in North America. It is believed that the series starts off the year 2009.

????: Gakuen Alice is built for children with a unique ability called an Alice.

????: Himemiya becomes the Middle School Principle.

????: Kuonji becomes the Elementary School Principle.

1960s: Kazumi Yukihira, who entered in the academy at a young age, becomes the High School Principle.

August 1, 1970: Kazumi's younger brother, Izumi, is born.

February 11, 1978: Kaoru Igarashi is born and enters in the academy at a young age.

July 14, 1982: Yuka Azumi is born.

1987: 5-year-old Yuka is abandoned at the academy by her parents.

Spring of 1992: 22-year-old Izumi meets his brother (18 years his senior) for the first time and enters the academy as an elementary teacher. He becomes the moderator for the Special Ability class and becomes Yuka's teacher. Yuka meets and befriends Luna Koizumi.

1995: The Elementary Principal discovers that Yuka, now 13, has the Stealing Alice and forces her to steal other people's Alices. She is later saved by Izumi, and she begins to fall in love with him, and he begins to feel the same way about her, even though he knows it is wrong.

1998: Yuka, now 16, is again saved from the Elementary Principal by Kaoru and becomes a favorite of the Middle School Principle. After the ESP warns her that she won't escape from him, Yuka confesses her love to Izumi. He rejects her at first, but then returns her feelings, and they begin a relationship. He introduces her to Rei Serio (Persona) who is imprisoned because of his Alice.

August, 1998: Izumi (now 28) is killed by Rei after the Elementary Principal manipulates him that it was Izumi's fault that Rei was locked up and seen as a danger. His death is ruled a suicide, but when Yuka learns the truth, she places several Alice stones in the ESP. She then escapes from the academy, and discovers that she is pregnant with Izumi's child. She ends up living with Kaoru and her husband.

May, 1999: Mikan Yukihira is born to Yuka and Izumi.

November, 1999: Yuka flees with Mikan to not cause any more burdens to Kaoru, who is ill and pregnant.

November 27, 1999: Natsume Hyuuga is born to Kaoru and her husband.

January 1, 2000: While running away from the Elementary Principal's men, Yuka decides to leave Mikan, now 8 months old, with an elderly man to protect her from being captured by the academy. Mikan is adopted by the man as his granddaughter and is renamed Mikan Sakura.

May 1, 2001: Aoi Hyuuga, Natsume's sister, is born.

2001: Kaoru dies in a car accident at the age of 23. Yuka vows revenge against the Elementary Principle for taking away all the people she loved most. Along with Shiki, she joins the Z Organization.

2007: 8-year-old Natsume moves to a new town with his father and sister, there he meets and befriends 8-year-old Ruka because they both have Alices. They eventually enroll after Natsume takes the blame for Aoi after she burns down their village. Aoi is taken a hostage in the academy by the Elementary Principal.

Spring of 2009: 10-year-old Mikan meets and befriends 9-year-old Hotaru. Mikan is unaware of being an Alice and her past, but knows Hotaru is an Alice.

Spring of 2010: Hotaru enrolls in the academy to save their school from being demolished. Mikan is unable to handle the seperation and goes to the academy to find her herself. After initially failing to prove she is an Alice, Narumi concludes she is an Alice and had her officially enrolled.

Fall of 2010: Mikan's first few months are rocky: she is contantly bullied, disliked by the teachers, and tormented by Natsume. However, she gradually makes a lot of friends and slowly earns the respect of her classmates and teachers by her hardwork and deternimation. Natsume begins to fall in love with Mikan and she begins to feel the same way.

November, 2010: After Z attacks the school and Hotaru becomes severally ill, Mikan tracks down Z's hideout with the help of Natsume, Ruka, and Tsubasa. While there, she encounters her mother, Yuka, but is unaware of their relationship. They manage to get the antidote to save Hotaru.

December 24, 2010: While preparing fro the Christmas party, Mikan meets Nobara. During the Christmas party, Mikan recieves a kiss on the cheek from Youichi and Ruka. She later dances with Natsume and accidently kisses him from falling on him. They later had a real, consensual kiss. She encounters the Elementary Principal for the first time, and he warns her about losing her most precious person.

January 1, 2011: Mikan celebrates her "birthday" and is invited to the Hana Hime Den by the Middle School Principle. She has a hard time with the members of the Hana Hime, but eventually becomes well-liked. Natsume discovers that Aoi is in the dungeon and confronts Persona and the Dangerous Ability Class. Mikan, Hotaru, and Ruka come to his aid, but Mikan allows herself to be infected by Persona's Alice to protect Nobara and Aoi from him. Mikan manages to defeat Persona and recovers from her injuries by subconsciously using her Stealing Alice. Aoi is returned to her father and Natsume chooses to stay at the academy because of Mikan.

Spring of 2011: Luna, temporarily turned back into a child, enrolls in Mikan's class as a new student to spy on her for the ESP. She pulls dangerous pranks on Mikan and frames her for bad things during the Sports Festival. She also causes problems between Mikan and Natsume by threatening to harm Mikan if Natsume doesn't obey her. Eventually, everyone realizes what Luna is and stay away from her.

Summer of 2011: The Elementary Principle realizes that Mikan (now 12) has the Stealing Alice and decides to move her into the Dangerous Ability class and use her Alice. Natsume saves her and they run to the MSP, who teleports them, along with Hotaru and Ruka, to the HSP. Mikan discovers that the HSP is her uncle, and her parents are his late younger brother and Yuka Azumi. She and her friends travel to the past with Nodacchi to see her mother's past, revealing her being abandoned at the academy as a child to her love story with Izumi as a teenager,a nd eventual escape and Mikan's birth. Mikan decides to leave the academy with her mother in order to protect her friends. However, before they can, Yuka dies from an explosion caused by Goshima. To ensure the students's safety, Shiki offers to be the new MSP and protect the school from Z if the ESP stopped his corruption. The ESP accepts on the condition that Mikan is in his control, which Mikan accepts and she is later imprisoned in the Labyrinth Building.

December 24, 2011: Feeling saddened of Mikan's absence, Natsume goes to look for her and Shiki opens the barrier to let them see each other. They profess their love to each other and make a vow to be together forever. The ESP decides to invite Reo and Z to the the New Year's concert in order to form alligence with Z's boss.

January 1, 2012: Mikan's friends are shocked and horrified to discover that Reo is returning to the academy. Shiki reveals that the ESP and Z are having secret relations and maybe planning to put the academy in danger. After discovering that Z is planning to kill the ESP and control the students, Mikan's friends and classmates decide to confront the ESP and Z. Narumi, Shiki, and the HSP team up to kill the ESP to protect the students.

January 3, 2012: Everyone confronts the ESP and Z. Mikan escapes from her room to save Nobara from dying. All the students, except Natsume and Ruka, escape from the battle for their own safety while the boys help the teachers continue the battle against the ESP and Z. Persona convinces Mikan to let him help her escape from the academy after proving how sorry he is for his past deeds. Z's boss sacrifices himself to protect the ESP from Natsume. Natsume is fatally wounded and forces everyone out of the building after setting the ESP ablaze. Luna decides to take the ESP's soul to stop his evil. Mikan arrives on the scene just as Natsume dies. She sacrifices her Alices to save him, but it fails. Hotaru and Subaru go to the past to save him.

January, 2012: Mikan learns she will be expelled and her memories will be erased now that she has lost her Alice. She spends one last week with her friends; remembering her favorite memories, and constantly worrying if she will ever see Natsume again. Meanwhile, in the time flow, Hotaru, Subaru, and Nodacchi arrive at the moment when Natsume lost consciousness, and heal the past Natsume. The take the past one and leave the present one behind. Hotaru visits with Mikan one last time before she and Subaru sacrifice their lives to send Nodacchi and Natsume back to the present. As she leaves the academy, Mikan's memories are erased and she is returned to her village.

February, 2012: Nodacchi and Natsume return to the present, although Natsume is barely conscious. He is put in the hospital, and when he wakes up and learns of Mikan's departure, he is devastated and vows to find her.

Between 2012 and 2016: Nobara recovers from her illness, reunites with Persona, and gives birth to their daughter.

2016: Mikan, now 16, enters high school with no memories of Alice Acacemy, but occassionally has flashbacks. When she is attacked by kidnappers, she is saved by Natsume, Narumi, and Goshima, who have been secretly watching her in order to protect her. She also reunites with Ruka, Tsubasa, and Tono, and they admit that they have come to take her back to the academy because they vowed to meet up with her again. Determined to bring back Mikan's memories, Natsume gives her the tiny Alice stone she gave him when they were 11, and when it is absorbed into her hand, she regains her memories. With that, Mikan shares a happy reunion with her friends, and she and Natsume resume their relationship. After finding out about Hotaru's sacrifice and disappearance, Mikan vows to find her, and begins searching for her, with Natsume and Ruka by her side.


  1. Gakuen Alice Volume 1, Chapter 1, page 13

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