It has been more than sixteen years since the completion of the first season, but some fans are still wondering whether there will be Gakuen Alice Season 2 or not. It is one of those initial comedy shows that was very well received by its viewers. Even though the demand for it was high, the second season never made it to the screens. After all these years, they still want to know if there’s hope for the anime’s future or not. So, will it ever return?
Gakuen Alice, also known as Alice Academy or Alice School, is a Japanese comedy anime. It is an adaptation of the comedy manga of the same title by Tachibana Higuchi back in 2003 until a decade later. Group TAC adapted the manga into an anime series that ran for 26 episodes directed by Takahiro Oromi. The viewers saw its first episode in October 2004. The debut season concluded in May 2005. There are also three adaptations for the game series for Gakuen Alice and since then, everyone is anticipating its second season.
Gakuen Alice Season 1: Recap Story
Mikan Sakura grew up with her grandfather in the Japanese countryside. When her best friend, Hotaru Imai, transfers to a prestigious school in Tokyo, Mikan follows her. The school is actually an elite Academy for gifted people with Alices, an ability that is unique depending on the individual being. Once Mikan arrives at the gates of the school, she encounters an Alice teacher named Narumi, gets enrolled due to a series of events, and is told that she possesses a rare Alice.
Despite her initial view of the so-called greatness of the school, Mikan slowly discovers that beneath the grand facade of the Academy, there is a never-ending stream of lies and buried secrets. The school’s increasingly manipulative and sinister actions towards her make it a dangerous place to be.
Little does Mikan know that her enrollment in Alice Academy set the gears in motion to an even greater tragedy. As she discovers the reality of the Alices, she also unfolds her heritage and how it is connected to the academy. As the mystery of the academy draws her into an endless pit of misery and a series of trials to survive, she also discovers how the strength of friendship is important to her and guides her to her destiny
Gakuen Alice Season 2: Renewal Status
The inaugural season of this comedy anime show received a great response from the viewers. The critics also gave good reviews of it. Yet, fans never got to see its second season. They’re pretty disappointed over the fact that the makers never revealed the fate of this show. It already has been sixteen years, but the loyal fan following this show is still waiting to know its pending renewal status. The creators never officially confirmed whether there will be Gakuen Alice Season 2 or not. But the fact that they never canceled it either, probably still keeps hope alive for fans.
From the source material point of view, the serialization of the manga series began in 2003. It ran for ten years and ended in 2013. During these years, the author has published a total of 31 volumes. The first 26-episode debut season didn’t even adopt 1/3rd of this source material. Hence, this means the production company still has a lot of content for making Gakuen Alice Season 2. They can easily make two or three more seasons of the anime out of the remaining manga volumes.
Gakuen Alice Season 2: Release Date
Alice Academy was one of the most successful anime shows of the early 2000s. Its manga series was also pretty successful and had sold more than 7 million copies by 2013. The makers have more than enough source material for its following installments as well. However, it has been sixteen years since it last appeared on the screens. Besides, its manga series already ended in 2013. Therefore, the anime adaptation has nothing left to promote. Then, the chances for Gakuen Alice Season 2 to ever release is almost zero.