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TOKYOPOP to Publish Gakuen Alice

By The Editor
November 3, 2007 - 05:26

Discover the Alice That Lives Within!  TOKYOPOP Proudly Presents...


Japan's Hottest Shojo Manga Series Since Fruits Basket Hits U.S. Stores December 2007

TOKYOPOP, the leader of the global manga revolution, is thrilled to announce the release of Japan's hugely popular shojo manga series, Gakuen Alice.  From the same Japanese publisher that originally released TOKYOPOP's best-selling manga juggernaut Fruits Basket, Gakuen Alice, created by Tachibana Higuchi, has sold more than three million units in Japan alone. Now, for the first time ever, TOKYOPOP brings U.S. audiences the irresistible and adorable story of the magical adventures of Mikan and her "Alice" at the Alice Academy.

Young Mikan runs away to Tokyo following her best friend, Hotaru, who has been enrolled in an exclusive, secretive private school for geniuses. But it turns out that Alice Academy is a lot more than meets the eye. If Mikan wants to stay by Hotaru's side, she has to pass the strange "entrance exam" AND face the even greater challenge of befriending her very odd new classmates. Whether it's Hotaru's gift for inventing gadgets, the cranky Natsume's fire-casting ability, or Professor Narumi's control of human pheromones, everyone at the school has some sort of special talent. But what ability, if any, does Mikan possess? Mikan is going to have to rely on her courage and spunk if she's going to stay in school, or even stay alive!

According to TOKYOPOP Senior Editor, Lillian Diaz-Przybyl: "What's great about manga is that it can capture little bits of reality and reflect familiar and compelling aspects of human nature, even in bizarre, fantastic situations. On the surface, Gakuen Alice is a fun, charming school story about cute kids with special powers, but it's also full of bullies, angst-filled pasts and mysterious adults. Ranging from classroom torment to adorable giant animals to devoted friendship and loyalty, Gakuen Alice captures the joy and terror of school all in one brilliant and entertaining package!"

Gakuen Alice will be supported by an aggressive marketing and promotional push that includes a highly interactive and innovative online campaign complimented by anime and comic convention promotions.

Find your own Alice when the first of fourteen volumes of TOKYOPOP's much-anticipated Gakuen Alice manga series arrives in stores nationwide this December!


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