Gakuen Alice DVD Collection (S) - Litebox
Mikan and Hotaru are best friends! (Well, according to Mikan, anyway. Hotaru doesn't seem to care.) Then one day, Hotaru is escorted away in a fancy black car, apparently scouted by a school in Tokyo called "Alice Academy." Crushed at the loss of her favorite pal, Mikan scurries after her, determined to enroll, too! But Alice Academy is a mysterious place. Can Mikan tough it out in a school where explosions, superpowers, giant baby chicks and axe-wielding teddy bears are the norm? Though it's not as if she has a choice, because once students enter Alice Academy, there is no escape! Contains the complete 26-episode TV series!
Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: Liner notes, character bios, textless opening, textless closing and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.
Gakuen Alice Litebox Announced
July 26, 2011: Get ready to go back to school! Gakuen Alice is being re-released on November 1, 2011! The entire 26-episode series will be available in a single, litebox-style keepcase for an SRP of just $39.99! (Remember: If you don't want to wait or want the art box that came with the previous release, it's also still available for a limited time.)
More Gakuen Alice poster love!
May 12, 2009: The June 2009 issue of Otaku USA, includes a super-sized pull-out poster featuring Mikan and Hotaru with an Alice in Wonderland theme! (Super cute!!)
Attention Gakuen Alice fans!
April 27, 2009: The latest issue of Future Anime, on stands now, has both a feature story on the series and a pull-out poster!
Gakuen Alice is one of "five must-see shojo hits"!
April 6, 2009: The aribiter of all things shoujo in North America, Shojo Beat magazine, features GAKUEN ALICE as on of the "five must-see shojo hits" coming soon to North American audiences in their May 2009 issue! Be sure to check it out!
GAKUEN ALICE DVD Collection Release Date
March 25, 2009: We're pleased to announce that the GAKUEN ALICE DVD Collection will be released on June 30, 2009! The thinpak-style box set will contain the entire 26-episode television series with Japanese audio, English-language subtitles and English on-screen translations and is up for pre-order, along with temporary box art!
GAKUEN ALICE is a Top Pick for 2009!
December 30, 2008: We're already gearing up for the 2009 release of GAKUEN ALICE and so are the folks at Anime Insider: They selected it as one of their top picks for the upcoming year in their "2009 Mega Preview," recommending the series as "shojo-riffic," "rife with humor," and "addictively cute"! Be sure to check it out in issue # 64 (January 2009 cover date).
Nozomi Entertainment announces Gakuen Alice!
July 4, 2008: Today, at our Anime Expo panel, Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment announced its license for the GAKUEN ALICE television series! We're planning to release this 26-episode adaptation of Tachibana Higuchi's hit manga as a single box set, with Japanese audio and English subtitles and on-screen translation, and it is already up for pre-order.
"a magically charming little show"
- Chris Beveridge, AnimeOnDVD at Mania.com
- Future Anime
"mixes comedy with magic and adorably cute characters"
- Shojo Beat
"shojo-riffic," "rife with humor" and "addictively cute"
- Anime Insider
More about Gakuen Alice
This anime adaptation of Tachibana Higuchi's ongoing Gakuen Alice manga features direction by Takahiro Omori (Baccano!, Hell Girl), as well as performances by Kana Ueda ("Yumi" in Maria Watches Over Us, "Rin" in Fate/stay Night and "Honami" in Rental Magica); Rie Kugimiya ("Alphonse Elric" in Fullmetal Alchemist, "Touko" in Maria Watches Over Us and "Shana" in Shakugan no Shana); Romi Paku ("Edward Elric" in Fullmetal Alchemist, "Nana O." in NANA); and Akira Ishida ("Chrono" in Chrono Crusade, "Xellos" in The Slayers).
The original Gakuen Alice manga is serialized in Japan's Hana to Yume girls' anthology magazine, where it has appeared alongside titles including Fruits Basket, Hana-Kimi, Skip Beat! and S.A (Special A) since its 2003 debut. It was published in North America by TOKYOPOP.
- Series Production SOGO VISION
- Animation Production GROUP TAC
- Chief Director Takahiro Omori
- Producers Eizo Kondo
- Producers Takashi Sakuma
- Producers Atsuhiro Iwakami
- Producers Nobuyuki Suga
- Produced by ALICE ACADEMY COMMITTEE
- Original Story Tachibana Higuchi
- Character Design Yoshiaki Ito
- Chief Drawing Director Yoshiaki Ito
- Art Director Yoshinori Hishinuma
- Music Production Aniplex
- Sound Director Yoshikazu Iwanami
- Music Makoto Yoshimori
- Executive Producer Michael Sinterniklaas
- Producer Kris Kleckner
- Assistant Producer Judy DeFrieze
- Subtitling Assistance David Olsen
- Translator Mayumi Kobayashi
- Designs By Phillip Grothus
- Produced By Nozomi Entertainment
- Characters Japanese Voice
- Mikan Sakura Kana Ueda
- Hotaru Imai Rie Kugimiya
- Natsume Hyuga Romi Paku
- Ruka Nogi Miwa Yasuda
- Class Rep (Yuu Tobita) Fuyuka Oura
- Sumire Shouda Chiwa Saito
- Tsubasa Ando Makoto Naruse
- Misaki Harada Marina Inoue
- Mr. Narumi Akira Ishida
- Mr. Jinno Dai Matsumoto
GAKUEN ALICE © Tachibana Higuchi • Hakusensha / Alice Academy Committee 2004.