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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Flavors: Are You Alice?

Are You Alice?
by Ninomiya Ai and Katagiri Ikumi
After throwing away his dreams a boy wanders into "Wonderland" and he holds the name of "Alice" which is the primary requirement in the "Game to kill the White Rabbit". In a crazy story where common sense does not apply and everything is bound by the rules of the game and the orders of the Queen of Hearts, Alice decides to take the gun in his hand. (Baka-Updates)

I do not ignore any Alice in Wonderland manga! Hehe~ The plot was enough to intrigue me and the art was enough to attract me. I actually already have my eyes on this even before it got scanlated! Heck, I even read it RAW and of course I didn't understand a thing but I was already mystified~ Now that it's released in English, I just had to check it out as soon as possible~

Now that I've read it, I am really VERY amused to the idea of making Alice and the Queen of Hearts as males without even changing Alice's name to something boyish nor changing the title of Queen to King. Haha! What the heck?! It made Alice in Wonderland so gay . . . but I don't see any shounen-ai . . . at least not yet. There are actually some women in this series, though like the Chesire Cat . . . unless she'll turn out to be a trap. And the Queen's got a harem. Whoa . . .

Anyway, the first chapter doesn't make any sense . . . AT ALL. You need to read the synopsis first before reading the chapter to actually have an idea on what's happening. The synopsis had at least explained how our leading character ended up in Wonderland (he threw away his dreams and wandered there) and what his role in that place is (which is to play the dangerous game).

I can see why the demographics for this manga is josei, not shoujo, because it doesn't have the usual shoujo fluffiness~ It's really dark and twisted. Pretty violent and mature too. There's already a lot of murder intents and dark insanity even in the first chapter alone. There's full of mystery and you won't be able to grasp what exactly is going on in a short period of time. It doesn't make sense . . . for the following reasons I believe: 1) simply . . . complicated 2) very very mysterious 3) it's not meant to make any sense at all.

It blows my mind, but not exactly in a negative way. It made me hunger for what the heck will happen next and also made me beg to be clarified on what is really going on instead. It's interesting and intriguing. It got me thrilled~

I highly recommend it to Alice in Wonderland manga because . . . it's something really different. Zero-sum manga lovers will most likely appreciate too. And also those who like anything with dark and twisted stuff might enjoy it too. Hehe~

Sapphire Pyro
READ: 1 chapter (out of 1 scanlated chapter released so far of a new ongoing manga)
VERDICT: Following
Alice in Wonderland manga! I cannot ignore!
Turned out to be very dark, twisted, intriguing, and mysterious . . . very interesting.
I am loving it!


Double H said...

Is this a new manga?? Love the artwork! ^^,

PhillipMorris said...

i don't know why, but all these posts about manga on this blog, will really make me start reading it, and that would be a catastrophe xD

Sapphire Pyro said...

@ Double H
Yepz! It's very very new! Only one chapter out so far from what I know.
Artwork in this manga's really nice *_*

@ Animenerdz
It is my goal to tempt people to read more manga! Mwahahahaha! *evil laugh*

kanzeon said...

MUST READ THIS ONE NAO!!! I always love your manga posts ^^.

Sapphire Pyro said...


And thank you ^_^

galimagery said...

o.o is there any reason why they made both alice and queen of hearts male? was everyone gender swapped then? o.o it just sounds so random, lulz.

Sapphire Pyro said...

I don't know if there's a reason for it x_x Either the mangaka just felt like it or that will be explained in later chapters. x_x

I think everyone has been gender swapped o_o (cheshire cat's male, right? in this manga it's female o_o) . . .so yeah, looks like everyone's been genderswapped. LULz~

galimagery said...


Sapphire Pyro said...


I really think it was a genderswap. but someone mentioned about cheshire being a trap x_x so maybe all have become bishies ^^;

Lilianna said...

After checking out 2nd chapter,I'm 90% sure it's gonna be at least shounen-ai.When I saw first chapter my shounen-ai/yaoi receiver reacted and I had creeps so yea that would be it for me,however,I'm gonna check your posts to see if it really is bl...:(
Oh,and btw I like your way of writing.Gonna check rest of your reviews:)

Anonymous said...

Apparently, there's already a drama CD out, with Takahiro Sakurai as the voice of Alice.

Sapphire Pyro said...

I knew there was a drama cd, but I didn't know the cast O_O Takahiro Sakurai as Alice . . .OMG!!!

simhuman said...

The manga is based on a drama CD series that's been running since 2005...

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