fan service XD
Yup, from today, the animated movie ‘Heart no Kuni no Alice‘ will be in Cinema’s!! (In japan of course)
First released in 2007 on Valentines Day for the PC, QuinRose’s most popular franchise has become a movie. Yea, seems like they were at first planning to make an anime but… =.= I guess a movie would match it a bit better.
Uhh, for those of you who don’t know, Heart no Kuni no Alice is basically a sort of parody of Alice in Wonderland (pretty obvious -.-) where the heroine, Alice gets forcefully pulled into a hole and transported into the country of hearts by the rabbit/man-with-rabbit-ears Peter White. In order to go back she has to … … not really sure. get friendly with the guys? That’s about it. Seems normal? Thing is:
- Alice is pretty sarcastic, not at all otome-heroine like and the main point, DOESN’T EVEN WANT TO FALL IN LOVE AND HAVE A RELATIONSHIP. and this is an otome game. =.=
- There’s something WRONG (mentally) with all the guys who you can go for. They can go around killing people and act like nothing happened.
- One of the guys you can go for looks exactly like Alice’s ex. … Who happened to fall in love with Alice’s sister.
- and finally, Alice has this weird past or something.
Although the games pretty cool all AND HAS AMAZING CAST, I guess that it wasn’t that good when it comes to system. Before I list the shit things about it, remember, this game was popular enough to have 2 sequels and a fandisk. … And most of them have been released for other consoles as well. Okay?
*cough* anyway. the shit things:
- One route has about over 230 turns and each time one has to pick where you go which then leads to raising the affection of the one you visited. …. …. And yea, unless its an event, the convo’s you get are practically the same.
- Some people don’t really like the art. I do and you can get used to it. Don’t expect pretty art like Kazuki Yone and Kazuaki. Despite the selling point of ‘LOADS OF CG’S～～’ the fact that most are simple change of facial expression is disappointing.
- … … the franchise has received quite a couple of rewards as クソゲーOF THE YEAR. … tells you enough?
ANYWAY. thats about it. I’m looking forward to the movie (at least until I can watch it). Shame that the chara’s from Clover no Kuni no Alice [The 2nd game] (e.g. Grey and Pierce) aren’t coming out. … Though why is Joker from Joker no Kuni no Alice [3rd game] there?
So. … That’s about it for the story + game introduction. I like this series so … why the hell am I insulting it? I suggest you read the manga. Pretty good i guess.
Alice Liddel – CV: KUGIMIYA RIE
Black Duple – CV: Konishi Katsuyuki
[the mad hatter] Mafia Boss. … Identical to Alice’s ex.
Elliot March – CV: Mogami Tsuguo
[March hare] – Mafia guy. Rabbit.
Tweedle Dee + Tweedle Dum – CV: Fukuyama Jun
Twins. Guards of the mafia family. Can switch between kid form and adult form.
Vivaldi – CV: Kaida Yuko
[Queen of Hearts] – Goes around giving out orders to behead people.
Peter White – CV: Miyata Kouki
[White rabbit] The one that brings Alice to the Country of Hearts. Practically in love with her.
Ace – CV: Hirakawa Daisuke
[Knight of Hearts] – Used to work for Vivaldi but now quit his jobs.
Mary Gowland – CV: Horiuchi Kenyuu
[Owner of a fairground] – … … Shit at music
cosplay - the only way to make Gowland look decent orz
Boris Airay – CV: Sugiyama Noriaki
[Cheshire Cat] Likes to play around with Alice
Julius Monrey – CV: Koyasu Takehito
[Clockmaster] – Friends with Ace. Mends the clocks in the Country of Hearts.
Nightmare Gottschalk – CV: Sugita Tomokazu
[Dream Demon] Visits Alice in her dream and can read minds.
Joker – CV: ISHIDA AKIRA (≧∇≦)
[Circus ringmaster] Multiple Personality (?) with a mask called Joker No.2.
Omake from B’s Log. Shit scan quality
… the anime art isn’t THAT bad is it?
IMAGE SPAM XD:
+ one of the most popular things right now I guess
Well, that’s about it. Shame that Heart no Kuni no Alice isn’t that popular on pixiv.
Hmmm… Don’t know what else to say. This game was one of my first PC otome games I played and yea, I have the fanbook/guidebook for Heart + Clover. Other than that I buy the manga as well.
Despite all that, I haven’t got to the point of clearing all routes of any of the games. Played about 5 routes on the PC but never got to continuing it. … Takes too much time. orz
Fav charas? … They change all the time. First a fan of Black. … then the twins. Switched to Boris. Swapped to Ace. And finally Julius and its remained at that. Though looks like Boris is one of the most popular on pixiv.
Extra (had to add this)
GENDERBEND ALICE!! ♀–>♂
Artists comment: 毎週日曜日になると姉に女装を迫られ、嫌がりながらもなんだかんだで女装させられてしまう不憫な少年ｱﾘｽ=ﾘﾃﾞﾙ。そしていつものように姉に女装をさせられた日曜日、庭で転寝していると二本足で歩く赤い服を着た白ウサギに遭遇して…。
Translation: Alice Liddel, a poor boy who was forced into crossdressing every Sunday due to his sister. On a typical crossdressing Sunday, Alice comes across a rabbit wearing red clothes…