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Alice in the Country of Hearts (Manga)
Volume1
Title
Kanji ハートの国のアリス ~Wonderful Wonder World~
Rōmaji Hāto no Kuni no Arisu ~Wandafuru Wandā Wārudo~
Manga Information
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Harem, Fantasy, Romance
Writer Quin Rose
Illustrator Soumei Hoshino
Publisher Mag Garden
Demographic Shōjo
Volumes 5

Alice in the Country of Hearts (ハートの国のアリス, Wonderful Wonder World ) is a manga adaptation of the visual novel Heart no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Wonder World~ . It was serialized in Monthly Comic Avarus and six volumes have been released. Tokyopop has licensed the manga for release in North America but were unable to release the last volume. Yen Press have recently announced that they will release the manga in three omnibus editions in June 2012.

PlotEdit

Kidnapped by a handsome man with rabbit ears, Alice Liddell finds herself abandoned in an odd place called Wonderland and thrust into a "game," the rules of which she has yet to learn. Alice sets off to explore and get the lay of this strange land, intent on finding her rude kidnapper and giving him a piece of her mind. But little does she know that she's wandered right into the middle of a dangerous power struggle involving just about all of Wonderland's attractive, weapon-happy citizens and the only way for Alice to return home is to get acquainted with the lot of them?! How in the world will she manage that and still stay alive?!

CastEdit


EpisodesEdit

# Title Air Date
01 Welcome to Wonderland
Alice, who has fallen asleep in her garden, wakes up to find a white rabbit wearing clothes?! The rabbit forcefully drags Alice into the rabbit hole, where he turns into a young man with rabbit ears and leads her into a frightful world where the fairytale-like citizens wield dangerous weapons for an insidious cause... Unable to return home, will she be able to find happiness in a world full of danger and beautiful young men?
February 2, 2010
02 On the way
As Alice grows accustomed to life in Wonderland, she begins to understand the inner workings of this mysterious world. Everyone desires to get close to her, and Alice's life lights up with little moments of happiness. However, along with those sweet moments, she soon discovers the truth behind all the bliss... and wasted lives. And what is Alice's reaction when the greatest secret is revealed by Julius, the one and only clock repairer?!
March 2, 2010
03 Nightmare
Alice's comfort level in Wonderland continues to grow, but something very strange is happening. Confusion, memory loss, and sudden pain become associated with thoughts of home. Meanwhile, Peter cunningly finds a way into Alice's bedroom, and Vivaldi reveals a peculiar secret! And what will Alice do when she is suddenly attacked by Blood Dupre?!
June 6, 2010
04 Clock and Afterimage
After Ace shows Alice how cheaply life is treated in Wonderland, feelings of sadness and gloom linger over her. To cheer her up, Boris takes Alice to the amusement park, but when she comes home, Julius asks her if she wants to leave the clock tower. Where will Alice choose to live? And why is Ace suddenly acting so strange?Amid the mayhem, Alice receives an invitation to a mysterious ball that even enemies are required to attend. What dangers await Alice at this strange party?!
October 31, 2010
05 In the Amusement Park
The mysterious ball approaches fast and all anyone can worry about is which dress Alice should wear! Alice is less than impressed, especially when she finds out that Blood Dupre, the guy who wants to kill her, is attending as well. The night promises to hold more than dancing and enjoyment for Alice as she learns even more about the strange people of Wonderland and their special rose garden!
December 28, 2010

ReceptionEdit

The Heart no Kuni no Alice manga was ranked 27th on the Tohan charts between January 13–19, 2009. The third volume of the manga was ranked 25th on the Tohan charts between June 8—14, 2009. Japanator's God Len comments on the "lots of kissing and/or yaoi-centric scenes because this one is made for a more female audience."

The first volume of Tokyopop's English translation of Alice in the Country of Hearts was part of the New York Times Manga Best Seller List for seven weeks before dropping off the charts, but re-entered a few weeks later for another two weeks on the chart; the volume peaked at No. 5. The first volume again re-entered the chart at No. 5 during the week of July 18–24, 2010. The second volume was on the charts for four weeks, peaking at No. 6, before falling out of the rankings. The third volume was eighth place in its first week, rose to seventh in its second week, but fell to tenth place in its third week, where it stayed for its fourth week.

Ed Sizemore enjoyed the "pretty-boy" artwork and enjoyed Alice's characterization, but felt that the rest of the cast's "psychotic" characterisation made it uncomfortable to read.Zack Davisson enjoyed the "suggestion that Alice is creating the fantasy world from her subconscious, and that the rules set are her own", and enjoyed the manga's treatment of the game's story. Carlo Santos thought that the manga could be read as a satire on reverse harems, but felt the first volume lacked plot. Reading the second volume, he felt the plot was still "aimless", but enjoyed the exploration of "non-canon" ideas about Wonderland, such as what happens to a Wonderland character after they die.

Yen Press' English release of volume one of Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit stayed on the New York Times Manga Best Seller List for six weeks, debuting at No. 7, and rising to No. 3 before falling to No. 9.

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