がくえんゆーとぴあ まなびストレート!- Episode 01


Summary: Due to birthrate dropping drastically in the year 2035, a lot of school has been ordered to shut down. Manabi a young girl has been transfered to Seiou Academy. Mikan is going to be late for the swim meet for Seiou Academy she starts to rush and she hears a voice call out to her. Manabi is standing on a bridge and then jumps down. It looks like she does a perfect landing like you do in gymnastics. However, she crouches down holding her leg then shouts out “Lesson of the day: jumping off of a tall bridge hurts!” She then ask if Mikan was from Seiou Academy, Mikan was too shocked to reply. Manabi said they are gonna be late so she pulls out a cool looking hover scooter from her backpack and tells Mikan to get on. They went full speed and straight for Seiou Academy. After Mikan and Manabi have reached the school with a great entrance, the swim meet was on. Mikan and Mutsuki were talking about who Manabi was and Mikan told her that she was going to compete for Class 2-A (ever notice how class 2-A is always used in anime? Negima) so she lent her swimsuit to Manabi. Before the swim meet Mutsuki ask Manabi what her swimming style is, and Manabi replied “Manabi Style!” When it was time to race, Manabi’s diving stance was all messed up. It looked like she is going to wrestle someone. When the gun goes off she jumps in instead of diving in, and gets tangled to the float separators… Manabi runs home after school and shows her brother her certificate of getting into Seiou Academy.

The next day when an assembly was suppose to start to elect the next Seiou Academy Student Council president, no one even cared in the assembly, everyone had fallen asleep. However, they got woken up by another grand entrance by Manabi. Because of this disruption she was forced to stand and hold 2 buckets of water. When it was time to select candidates for Seiou Academy Student Council president, Manabi said she wanted to be the president. Since she is a new transfer to the school, the principal said that she wouldn’t know the responsibilities of being a student council president. Manabi told the school she loves Seiou Academy, and that should be enough. Mei Etou (Aya Hirano) stands up and tells them that it doesn’t matter who is president and just please proceed with the assembly. Mikan said “clap if you think Manabi should be student council president,” no one claps and Manabi goes on stage and starts to the sing the Seiou Academy song. In the end everyone clapped because the way she sang it was really beautiful. The end of the episode, Manabi ended up being the Seiou Academy Student Council president!

ED: 「Lucky and Happy」 by 林原めぐみ (Hayashibara Megumi)