Will there ever be Gakuen Alice Season 2? Will it ever returns after a long time?
Gakuen Alice is one of the many shoujo anime that falls under the comedy genre as it revolves around the school and superpower theme. Gakuen Alice is without a doubt a hidden gem despite being around in the realm for quite a long time. It offers the audience the finest quality of comedy without being too cringe.
Gakuen Alice centers on Mikan Sakura, a normal ten-year-old girl, as she tries to help his childhood friend with completely opposite nature named Hotaru Imai who just transferred to Alice Academy, infamous for its harsh way of treating its students. Upon arrival, Mikan found out that Alice Academy is actually a place where people with gifted superpower abilities gather and train their way to the top. After realizing that Mikan also possesses the unique ability, she decided to enroll in the academy and get to reunite with her best friend.
Gakuen Alice began life as a manga series written and illustrated by Tachibana Higuchi. It has been published in the Japanese manga anthology Hana to Yume by Hakusensha. The first volume was published on September 5, 2020, and ran for thirty-one volumes before concluding on June 20, 2013. The manga series has been licensed in English by Tokyopop before the company became defunct. It has also been licensed in Spanish and German.
The manga series was a huge success, as it has sold over 600 million copies as of 2012. Also, the 26th volume of the manga series has placed rank eight in the Japanese Comic Rank.
Gakuen Alice Season 2 Renewal Status
The manga series was adapted into an anime series by Group TAC, the studio that is best known for its anime releases such as Texhnolyze, Black Blood Brothers, and Grappler Baki. Group TAC has not released any anime since September 2010, as the studio went bankrupt. Their last anime project was Hutch the Honeybee. A studio called Diomedéa (Domestic Girlfriend) was formed after a split from Group TAC.
The anime series had started to air on October 30, 2004, and ran for twenty-six episodes before concluding on May 14, 2005. After the first season has come to an end, many of the fans are craving a sequel. So, what is the renewal status of Gakuen Alice Season 2?
As of now, we haven’t received any words from the author or any studio related to the anime regarding Gakuen Alice Season 2. We don’t know whether the anime series will ever get a season renewal or not.
Would Gakuen Alice Season 2 be possible?
Despite not being officially announced yet, it is safe to assume that Gakuen Alice Season 2 will have a low chance of returning. The main reason is that the manga series has already stopped publishing on June 20, 2013. As most adaptations are made to promote the source, it would not be necessary for any studio to pick up the anime since the source itself is all said and done.
Not to mention, the anime series has not been updated for more than a decade, so the chance of having Gakuen Alice Season 2 would be close to nil.
Although in terms of source material, there is more than enough of them for a season renewal. The anime series has only covered one-third of the total volumes. Also, the anime was well received in the community as it has received a good score of 7.64 in MyAnimeList.
However, rather than a second season, we would have a better chance of seeing a reboot of the anime series. Let us just hope that Gakuen Alice will have the same fate as Fruits Basket, where it gets a reboot after the anime series went on a hiatus for around two decades.