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Alice in the Country of Hearts, Vol. 1 (Alice in the Country of Hearts #1-2)

4.31  ·  Rating Details ·  2,226 Ratings  ·  119 Reviews
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, ever the plucky tomboy, 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 (and her fist). But little do ...more
Paperback, 367 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Yen Press (first published January 10th 2009)
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Anastasia Antonova
Jan 11, 2016 Anastasia Antonova rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Хммм... это было в высшей степени необычно. Я бы сказала с налетом безумности. В общем и целом мне понравилось. Приятная рисовка, полнейшее непонимание что за чертовщина здесь творится + приятные и очень неоднозначные персонажи. Тайны в самом конце на блюдечке не положили, дав парочку фрагментов и заявив "додумывайте сами". Догадаться можно, но догадка приводит к выводу что главная героиня... кхм, не буду раскрывать все карты.
Теперь немного о персонажах. Они здесь так хороши что их хочется отме
Justyn Rampa
3.5 Stars

I finally broke down and decided to select this title as one of the Otaku Club reads. (An Anime and Manga club I lead at two libraries!) Many have spoken about the series, one girl in particular desperately wanted us to select it. Looking for more female centric titles and with a slight interest in seeing Alice in Wonderland reimagined, I decided to finally do Alice in the Country of Hearts (or Heart no Kuni no Alice as it is called in Japan).

Background: Heart no Kuni no Alice started a
This series seems really interesting and has a lot of great characters that are both entertaining and complex. I really enjoy seeing how all the different characters interact with each other as well as learning more about them as the series continues and I am looking forward to reading the next volume so I can find out what happens next.

Contains Chapters 1- 11
Alice 01.) Welcome to Wonderland
Alice 02.) On the Way
Alice 03.) Nightmare
Alice 04.) Clock & Afterimage
Alice 05.) In the Amusement Park
Nov 06, 2012 Cornerofmadness rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
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colleen the convivial curmudgeon

I often have a sense of surreality when reading manga, and this book is no exception. But, then, considering the topic, it rather works in its favor.

As should be obvious, this is yet another Wonderland retelling - manga style, complete with hot Mad Hatter, who's real name is Blood Dupre and is the head of the mafia family the Hatters.

Yes, it's that kind of retelling, where it takes the basic characters, adds a few new ones, and just makes a different story.

So purists beware...

The basic "p
Miss Ryoko
Jul 19, 2013 Miss Ryoko rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, library-book
I loved everything about this manga! The storyline is super awesome! I love tweaked versions of Alice in Wonderland. This one is rad... with the Mad Hatter as a mafia boss!!? Bad ass! Besides the storyline, the costumes (is that what you'd call them in a manga?) are AMAZING!! The girls are very gothic lolita (which is a style I'd dress in every day if I could) and the men always have great outfits on too! The artwork is very Black Butler, down to the looks of some characters and the clothing of ...more
An interesting adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. This manga is also adapted from a game, which is a bit apparent in the pace of the manga, though it doesn't throw the reading off too much.

I really enjoyed this read for its complexity when it came to Wonderland, which is more psychological, and very much a game itself. I also enjoyed the fact that Alice's character is more mature and reasonable, but that she keeps with the original character, as well. Most of the other characters are little to
Aug 12, 2012 Mal rated it liked it


Why must they all be so awesome?!?!?!?!

Alice in the Country of Hearts is... The weirdest rendition of Alice In Wonderland I've ever read. First and foremost this had been bugging me since the start of reading this book--the rabbit is madder than the Hatter! I don't think that should even be possible! I mean I could understand the Hare, but the RABBIT?! 0.0 Peter is a totally mental Perv. I can't say he's not funny and I do like him, but... I don't like th
Dani (Pen to Paper)
Apr 20, 2014 Dani (Pen to Paper) rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This was quite odd, and to be honest, lacking in much plot. The only storyline there seemed to be that Alice was taken to Wonderland against her will and she was trying to get back home, while everyone was being weird and claiming to fall in love with her. Very strange.

It was entertaining enough, but I'm not sure I enjoy it enough to spend the money reading the next one. Maybe I would if I could borrow it, but my library doesn't have any copies.

Considering I love Alice's Adventures in Wonderla
Jana Denardo
Oct 24, 2012 Jana Denardo rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
This is a very odd reimaginnig of Alice. She's brought to Wonderland against her wishes and forced into a game with no obvious rules. It seems that everyone loves her and it's a fight (to the death) to see who gets her. It sounds ludicrous on the surface and yet it's quite readable and the art is lovely.
Oct 26, 2014 Bonia rated it really liked it
i planned to buy the first book and if i like this book then i'll buy the second and the third. it turned out i loved it but i forgot to buy the rest of the book and now im back to my hometown! argghhh
Allison Floyd
For those of us still going through Labyrinth withdrawal (which is probably just me) and who wish more things could be like it (again, party for one!), this is for you.
Judy (Geeky Reading)
Aug 25, 2012 Judy (Geeky Reading) rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, manga
[Also available on my blog.]

Firstly, I’m not going to be comparing this series to the original Alice in Wonderland much. (1) Because I just don’t care about the similarities all that much and I’m not really looking for any, or noticing them, aside from maybe a very obvious same plot line or same character. And (2), because they are very different. This story, from the beginning, took a different route, took the story in a different direction. And I realize that some people are very picky a
Nov 17, 2016 Heidi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
"Dreams are terrifying because there's an end."

I love the concepts in this like the Hatter and his pals being mafia crime syndicates, the Rabbit living and working in the heart castle and the mystery around who's good and who's bad out of the four main groups of people. Also, the concept of the 'after images' is really neat.

I absolutely adore Peter White, though he's very annoying. But he's funny and had me laughing out loud. I also adore Ace. I did like Julius in the beginning but now I'm not s
Amanda McCoy
Feb 26, 2017 Amanda McCoy rated it it was amazing
Weird and at times a bit psychedelic, but really awesome! This is definitely a fun read, but there are a lot of characters in this one. Another thing that can make this series a little confusing is that there are many worlds that Alice travels to, so it's pretty easy to pick up the right number of volume at the book store but have the wrong world. I've done that a couple times.
Jun 25, 2012 Sandy rated it liked it
This was a...strange story, which isn't surprising considering that this is a spin on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, strange seems to be the norm when it comes to retelling Lewis Carroll's most famous work. I usually don't mind strange as long as the story is still well written and the characters interesting and I am not sure if that was the case here. I am sort of on the fence with my assessment of this manga. Do I like it, do I not like it? I don't know but I will be picking up the second o ...more
Sean O'Hara
Jun 20, 2012 Sean O'Hara rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, manga, otome, mafia
Alice in Wonderland is one of my all time favorite books, which is why I'm always leery of reimaginings and updatings. Sure, Bangs' Alice in Blunderland was decent, but Tim Burton's adaptation was an outright travesty and the less said about the SciFi Channel's version the better. Hell, I don't even like the Disney Alice that much because of the way they compressed both books into one.

QuinRose's Alice in the Country of Hearts does as much violence to the original concept as any of the others I'v
Mar 06, 2013 Emilie added it
My first manga in like forever! Just had to read it when I saw it was inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

What impressed me was QuinRose's (lovely name btw) way of interpretating wonderland. She created three districts in war with each other and one neutral zone (like a clock tower. And I loooove clocks so it was amazing). One district was were the Queen of Heart lives (so far so good), the other was were the mad hatter lives (also okay). The third on was a tivoli. I'm still not sure why but it kin
Jun 18, 2013 Ardith rated it it was amazing
Some people find the Alice books confusing so I hope this helps. This manga is based off of a Japanese otome game, or a romantic game for girls. The company that made the game is QuinRose. In this game, the main character, Alice, can end up with one of the many handsome, crazy guys who live in the new world she is taken to. The Alice in the Country of Hearts omnibus books are one play-through of the game. The other spin offs in the Country of Hearts are adaptations of other play-throughs. Right ...more
Loran (Algonquiins)
Feb 05, 2017 Loran (Algonquiins) rated it it was amazing
I already knew I would love this manga before I started it from the sheer fact that it's based on a romance visual novel set in Alice in Wonderland. I mean, seriously was there any doubt this would be freaking awesome? Hot bishie men (does anybody say bishie anymore or did I date myself...?), mystery, awesome cast of side characters, humor, and drama. It's got everything I love and on top of that... it's freaking Alice in Wonderland. I couldn't be happier. I don't know why I waited years to buy ...more
Kaleiyah Prose
Jul 08, 2014 Kaleiyah Prose rated it it was amazing
I started reading this manga on the recommendation of a good friend, and I'm quite surprised at how much I'm enjoying it.

Alice in the Country of Hearts, so far, is definitely like it's Japanese otome game predecessor, where many men (and even the Queen of Hearts) vie for Alice Liddell's affection, all the while battling each other for territories in the Country of Hearts with ordinary objects that transform into handguns. But beneath the topsy-turvy, comedic, and pentagonal(?) web that forms th
Kimberly [Come Hither Books]
An Alice in Wonderland retelling with an older Alice and the denizens of Wonderland as hot guys (yes, even the animals) who all want to possess and control Alice because they "love" her.

I generally like Alice stories, which is why I picked this one up. But this is just about my least favorite retelling of all. Alice is older but not wiser, and even more passive than the original. The craziness of Wonderland shifts to sexual predation and obsession which is more nightmare than wonder. Alice despi
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, ever the plucky tomboy, 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 (and her fist). 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 ...more
Feb 06, 2016 Kate rated it really liked it
I'm definitely having fun with the worldbuilding in this series - the bit with clocks is stunning. Elliot the March Hare is a charming character, too, and I love the idea of an entire kingdom being an amusement park~! A friend recommended this to me, and I'm really glad she did.
That said, I'd prefer the story if it wasn't a harem manga/specifically if the characters declaring their love did so in a less predatory way (except for you, Elliot, and you, Boris... Don't let me down!) ... I think if
Bridgette Jameson
Oct 14, 2015 Bridgette Jameson rated it really liked it
Part of me wanted to give this a three, but the part that gave it a four felt that was too low. My actual rating is more like a 3.5 or a 7/10. This version of the manga contains book 1 and book 2. This review may contain SPOILERS.

This is, obviously, another Alice in Wonderland tale. In this manga she is sucked into the Country of Hearts. You have the Queen of Hearts, Vivaldi, and many other lovable characters - Blood Dupre, Ace, Julius, and many half-animal characters. The story line seems to be
The Erudite Gryffinclaw
First off, yes I have read the original Alice In Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carrol.

That being said...I thoroughly enjoined this book. It had the feel of the original Alice In Wonderland, mainly where there is mad people running around, and most of the laws that govern our world don't apply. Such as (view spoiler)

It differs from the o
Danielle (is trying to escape reality)
this is a rather interesting manga take on alice in wonderland. alice gets pulled into wonderland by the white rabbit who turns out to be a cute nerdy guy. from this point on alice runs across a bunch of super cute, hot guys who all fall in love with her while she is stuck in this world. fun right? not if u want to go home!
this was an interesting manga but a bit topsy turvy for my tastes. I like a bit more steadiness to my reading but alas this was wonderland. the art was very nice as well. I ma
Jan 19, 2013 Amber rated it it was amazing
Words alone cannot describe how much I loved this manga! Seeing a manga rendition of Alice in Wonderland was interesting already, but I really enjoyed this spin on the original story. The characters are very entertaining to watch and very diverse.

During the manga Alice not only acknowledges how strange Wonderland logic is, but also tries to figure out what aspects of her life and personality some of the characters and their actions represent (she believes it's all a dream after all.) I thought
Apr 12, 2016 Wild-Rogue-Rose rated it liked it
I'm not real sure what to feel or make of this story - it was interesting, but at the same time a little queer-some.

The characters and setting were intriguing and, yet too silly for my taste at the moment. For instance, Boris Aray and Elliot March were interesting bits, while Mary Gowland and Ace the Knave of Hearts were just the few I feel like mentioning that were silly to me.

Also the premise of the storyline reminded me of Kingdom Hearts, in which my hopes were up that Alice would start clo
Aug 14, 2012 Rachael rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Entertaining yes, but a littler weird.
I wish Quin Rose would figure out which time period (and country) her character Alice is from, because she made modern references in a time when there weren't such things. People in Victorian England did not wear rabbit or cat ears, they didn't have goth/post-punk punk style of dress - for the chesire cat - I mean, it's a small thing, but the inconsistency bothered me.
I'm a stickler for realism, which I won't get in manga, but hey.
I found the art style to b
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Alice in the Country of Hearts (6 books)
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