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->''"Massugu, GO!"''

''Manabi Straight!'', occasionally given in full as ''Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!'', originated in 2005 as a manga serialised in ''Dengeki Daioh''. In 2007, it was adapted into TwelveEpisodeAnime (plus an {{OVA}}) by Creator/{{ufotable}} (later of ''Literature/KaraNoKyoukai'' and ''Literature/FateZero'' fame).

[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture In the year 2035]], a sharp drop in the birth rate and social mores making it more acceptable for teenagers to start their careers early have emptied schools across Japan. Seiou Gakuen is a prestigious old private school that is slowly succumbing to the lack of students, and morale is at an all-time low among both the faculty and the students. Even the Student Council can't get anyone interested in joining, and its only member was practically shanghaied into the post.

Enter Manami "Manabi" Amamiya, a GenkiGirl so genki [[HotBlooded that she's practically an unstoppable force of nature]]. She gets herself elected StudentCouncilPresident on her first day after transferring in, and proceeds to turn the whole school upside down with fun. HilarityEnsues.

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!!Provides examples of:

* AdultsAreUseless: In the earlier part of the series, the adults in the school mostly just sit there saying "ooh" and "ahh" a lot, while Manabi revitalizes the school.
* AlphabeticalThemeNaming - '''Ma'''nabi, '''Mi'''ka, '''Mu'''tsuki, '''Me'''i, '''Mo'''moha
* ArtisticAge: See PuniPlush.
** Which makes it rather strange to watch [[spoiler: Mei driving]] in the finale.
* AsYouKnow: In the first episode, the principal explains the demographic changes of the past decades in a speech.
* BigNo: Manabi, upon Momo inspecting a "lucky pencil" of hers and finding a "[[MadeInChina Made in China]]" label.
* BlitheSpirit: Manabi.
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:Mei.]]
* CameraFiend: Momo.
* CatSmile: Mikan, frequently.
** Which gives her the FanNickname of ":3-tan".
* CatchPhrase: Manabi's "Massugu, GO!" ("Forward, GO!"), which quickly catches on with the rest of the girls.
* ChekhovsGun: A few, including [[spoiler:most of the footage that Momo keeps shooting of the rest of the girls]] and [[spoiler:the old dormitory building]].
* ChristmasCake: Kyouko Kibukawa, Aikoh's superintendent.
* ComingOfAgeStory - The girls move onto their callings after having a proper highschool time and leaving aside their childhood shortcomings and hang-ups.
* CompellingVoice - Mei's shouting can make cicadas stop crying.
* CrashIntoHello - Manabi's introduction to the rest of the school.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: There is as much focus put on Mikan as in Manabi.
* DistantFinale - The last episode jumps to the girls' graduation. [[spoiler: And then to a year and a half later.]]
* DoNotAdjustYourSet - An small scale example, courtesy of [[spoiler:Momo, of course]], when she takes over the school broadcast system.
* DopeSlap: Mikan apparently serious suggestion that fairies finished the elaborated computer presentation makes Mutsuki slap her.
* DynamicEntry - Mutsuki to Shimoji-sensei on one occasion, as well as to some random miscreants [[spoiler: during the SchoolFestival]].
* ElaborateUniversityHigh - Two of 'em, but minus most of the students.
* EroticEating: Mutsuki with a popsicle. [[http://abload.de/img/127939780299u4ss2.gif It looks very convincing too]].
* EyesAlwaysShut - Shimoji-sensei.
* TheFakeCutie - Aikoh's superintendent around her boyfriend [[spoiler: who just happens to be Manabi's brother]].
* FourthWallPsych - In episode 2, Manabi climbs up to the point on the wall where the camera should be and acts like she's reaching for it. She instead grabs a camera that's hidden from view.
* GenkiGirl - Manabi, natch.
* HairDecorations: Mutsuki wears an X-shaped hairclip, Manami wears a cherry blossom-inspired scrunchie and Mika wears both a ribbon and a green hairclip.
* HighSchoolRocks - Manabi's goal is to make high school unforgettable for her school mates.[[spoiler: Grade school, OTOH, sucks.]] And the school principal and Shimojima-sensei fondly remembers their times there, too.
* HotBlooded - Manabi faces everything enthusiastically. She can't stay put, any time is good for a speech.
* HoverBoard - To make sure the viewer realizes the show is set in the future, Manabi has one of these. In the finale, it upgrades to a jet bike.
* InSeriesNickname: Everyone calls Mika "Mikan" (tangerine). Manabi is a portmanteau of her name, Manami, and ''manabu'' (to learn).
* LesYay[[invoked]] - Mutsuki is ''popular'' among her kouhai, and she's teased InUniverse by the rest of the girls because of this.
* MadnessMantra - Turns out that summer heat '''really''' gets to the girls.
* MagicSkirt: The camera has a tendency to be shot from [[MaleGaze very low angles]], yet their modesty is still preserved. This is ''especially'' the case whenever [[GenkiGirl Manabi]] kicks her legs around either in excitement or a tantrum.
* MundaneMadeAwesome - Mei's BigDamnHeroes arrival and takeover of the presentation about the school festival). Manabi's outlook turns anything she does into an event, even eating jelly.
* NewTransferStudent - Manabi.
* OldSchoolBuilding - The student council move in here when [[spoiler:their room in the clock tower is destroyed by lightning]].
* OpeningShoutout - [[spoiler: The opening of the series is actually the finale]].
* PluckyGirl - You can't stop Manabi for long.
* {{Ponzi}} - Mei once proposes starting a Ponzi scheme in order to [[spoiler:collect enough signatures for the petition to save the school festival]].
* PowerWalk - Comes up often enough that one wonders if this is one of the special skills of the 82nd Seioh Student Council.
* PuniPlush - The main cast look like they're 11 or so, but are supposedly in high school. [[spoiler: In the opening the girls are supposedly 19-20 years old.]]
* RapidFireTyping: Mei's special skills all relate to computers, from observing the student council room by hacking their webcam to controlling the computer remotely. Her programming style takes the cake, since she programs websites, 3D animations and games apparently only in hexadecimal and with ludicrous speed too.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship - Mikan with just about everyone, and Mei with just about everyone.
* RousingSpeech - Manabi is the master of these. On one occasion, she even wakes up the rest of the girls in the middle of the night just to give one.
* [[spoiler:[[SavingTheOrphanage Saving The School Festival]]]]: The main conflict in the series.
* SchoolFestival - Around two-thirds of the show is a build-up to this.
* SchoolNewspaperNewshound - Momo.
* {{Sensei-chan}} - Shimoji-sensei takes being dive-kicked by his students suprisingly well.
* ShoutOut - In episode eight, the characters are all wearing yellow construction helmets. Mikan's helmet has a few markings subtly added to make it the same as the one worn by the [[InvincibleMinorMinion Metool]] enemy in ''VideoGame/MegaMan''.
** Another to ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' of all things: Lil' Slugger's bat and a pink plush doll resembling Maromi can be found in the Student Council room.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender - They even do a ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' number in Episode 7.
* SneezeCut - Momo mentions that she wasn't punished for [[spoiler:the DoNotAdjustYourSet incident above]] due to "super-regulatory measures". Cue shot of the principal...
* SpoilerOpening: The OP [[spoiler: is actually the final scene of the series.]]
* StandingInTheHall - Manabi, during the election in episode 1.
* StopMotion - The ED.
* StudentCouncilPresident - Manabi, of course; also Takako Kakuzawa from Aikoh High School.
* TimeSkip - The last episode jumps to the girls' graduation [[spoiler: and then to a year and a half later]].
* {{Tomboy}} - Mutsuki.
* TrueCompanions -- The student council.
* {{Tsundere}} - Mei, as [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Momo on one occasion.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture - Interestingly, just about everything futuristic that's shown (other than Manabi's HoverBoard) is technologically feasible.
* WaifFu - Mutsuki exhibits this on a few occasions; just ask those [[JapaneseDelinquents thugs]] who try to crash the festival.
* WelcomeEpisode: In the first episode Manabi stumbles upon all the members of her future [[TrueCompanions groups of friends]].
* WrestlerInAllOfUs - Mutsuki to Shimoji-sensei for [[spoiler:failing to warn them of the {{school festival}}'s imminent cancellation]].
* ZettaiRyouiki - Momo.
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