alice in the country of clover: cheshire cat waltz

❤️HAPPY VALENTINES DAY❤️

My Top 16, from left to right but not in preference order hahaha:

1. Boris x Alice, Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz

2. Usui x Misaki, Kaichou wa Maid Sama

3. Gray x Juvia, Fairy Tail

4. Soma x Erina, Shokugeki no Soma

5. Hak x Yona, Akatsuki no Yona

6. Natsu x Lucy, Fairy Tail

7. Cloud x Tifa, Final Fantasy 7

8. Kou x Futaba, Ao Haru Ride

9. Gajeel x Levy, Fairy Tail

10. Ikuto x Amu, Shugo Chara

11. Raku x Chitoge, Nisekoi

12. Ayato x Yui, Diabolik Lovers

13. Zack x Aerith, Final Fantasy 7

14. Jellal x Erza, Fairy Tail

15. Yusei x Aki, Yugioh 5Ds

16. Zeref x Mavis, Fairy Tail

Did any of your favorite ships make it to my list? Lol ❤️💕😍

astherosepetalsgrewblack  asked:

Thank you for answering! & I wish I knew Japanese :/ & I'n interested in the manga :D

(NO LONGER UPDATED, SEE MY MANGA LIST!)

Okay, so I think it’d best to describe the official books of the Alice series and give some tips on the order you should read them in. I’ll be quoting shamelessly from what harroe posted on Aksys forums and add my two cents. I’ll include my opinions as well but try to be brief about them. (emphasis on try)

The first thing one should know that the Alice series is originally a series of otome games that have received numerous manga adaptions. These games are the original canon of Alice series that involve the actual writer who created the whole concept of this franchise. Manga adaptions have been made in order to spread the fanbase, but they’re all written by different satellite writers and are more like an officially approved fanfiction archive. XD Every manga author has a different approach to the storyline and the characters and their interactions, with each other and with Alice. 

OFFICIALLY LOCALIZED BOOKS:
By Yen Press: 
Alice in the Country of Hearts’ encompasses the entire first game of the Alice series and was the first Alice manga to be licensed in North America by Tokyopop who published 5 volumes before shutting down, was the series was re-released by Yen Press. Yen Press has only one other manga of this series called ‘Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit’. That manga is also based on the first game of the Alice series, but it features an Elliot/Alice pairing.

By Seven Seas: 
Just like My Fanatic Rabbit, most of the other manga of this series are focused on a romantic relationship between a character and Alice, instead of being an equal focus on all the characters like Hoshino’s manga (Circus and Liar’s Game being the exception). None of the mangas have any chronological connection to each other. They are alternate versions based off different character game routes from the Alice series games and should be considered independent of the ‘Alice in the Country of Hearts’ manga in case of everything but the world setting. Seven Seas Entertainment has been releasing a lot stories that come from all the different Alice series games. Their “Alice in the Country of Heart” books are all based off of the first game mentioned before, “Alice in the Country of Clover” titles are based off of the second game in the series and Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game encompasses the entire third game. Alice Love Fables: Toy Box and Alice Love Fables: Junk Box are collections of stories featuring different pairings. The officially published manga list so far is:

Alice in the Country of Hearts:The Clockmaker’s Story - Julius/Alice
Alice in the Country of Hearts:Love Labyrinth of Thorns - Julius/Alice
Alice in the Country of Hearts:The Mad Hatter’s Late Night Tea Party - Blood/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz - Boris/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: Ace of Hearts - Ace/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: Knight’s Knowledge - Ace/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: Bloody Twins - Twins/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: Twin Lovers - Twins/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: March’s Hare - Elliot/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: March Hare’s Revolution - Elliot/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: Nightmare - Nightmare/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: The Lizard Aide - Gray/Alice
Alice Love Fables: Toy Box
Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game - Blood/Alice
Alice in the Country Of Joker: Nightmare Trilogy - Nightmare/Alice
Alice Love Fables: Junk Box


Recommended order:

Please see this post.

Opinions:

‘Alice in the Country of Hearts’  is the manga that most of the people are introduced through to this fandom. Sadly, this is probably the worst of all the adaptions in terms of writing. While you need to read it to get a basic grasp of the the way wonderland works, you should take almost all the characterizations (except Julius and Gowland, I guess) with a grain of salt. The writer took the creative liberty to completely change the male lead and turn him into an abusive, crass misogynist, ruining the romantic subplot to a large extent. The character portrayals stay close to their game selves only in the first volume as the events there directly follows many game scenes, the end of the first volume is where things start getting off the rails. I have described the problems in detail in this post. Alice in the Country of Hearts: My fanatic rabbit is pretty mediocre imo and I have a rather low opinion of the art, but it might be enjoyable to an Elliot/Alice fan.

Of the Seven Seas releases above, I found almost all of them quite satisfying in case of storylines except Ace of Hearts (which was an accurate portrayal of the characters but the original game route it’s based off was so dark that I couldn’t help but be little uncomfortable), and The Mad Hatter’s Late Night Tea Party (which was great in the first volume but the second volume was rushed and full off cliched drama). ‘Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game’ encompasses the whole third game’s plot and it’s the best adaption so far, in my opinion. It’s also a Blood/Alice pairing with heavy focus on the other characters, just like the ‘Alice in the Country of Hearts’, but it has a much, much better plot and features completely accurate portrayals of the characters coupled with a well-paced, intriguing and mysterious plot. However despite my love for this book I had a problem with the localized version-the editor who worked on Hoshino’s adaption is now working on the other officially localized Alice mangas from Seven Seas and she insists on treating Hoshino’s manga as canon and deliberately change Blood’s characterization for the worse in other mangas where he IS portrayed properly. So if you spot inconsistency and out-of-place vulgarity in any of the characters’ (primarily Blood’s) speech and conduct, treat it as a localization problem. Fujimaru is an awesome author and her writing isn’t to blame. Despite this bad tendency of SS the general translation is quite fluid and enjoyable with only some occasional awkward phrasing.

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Once you have have read at least a couple titles you can jump into the sea of fan-translated stuff in this manga list~ Other than the full chapter releases below, you can also find a large number of translation snippets of Alice mangas/comic strips done by many tumblr users in my Alice series resources page.

tenzen  asked:

I want to get into HNKNA, but I don't know where to start. Is there some chronological order to it? Is there any order at all? Help!

As you didn’t specify, I’m assuming you’d like to start with the translated stuff, mainly manga? As Alice series is originally a series of otome games I started with the Japanese games myself. However, only the first game in the Alice series, Heart no Kuni no Alice, has received an official English translation on the iOS and Android platforms in the name of Alice in the Heart ~Wonderful Wonder World~. You can download it from iTunes or Google Play. You pay for the full routes, but you get to have the first chapter and prologue for free! And believe me, it’s very generous of them since the prologue is like almost long enough to be 25% of the game. The translation is rather bad, so you should download the app and once you’ve gotten through the free content, buy the routes if you have money and you can handle the translation.

As for the manga I wrote a guide basically answering the same question as you here. I ended up writing a bit too much though, it might be confusing ;W; To sum it up, all the books have some sort of “Alice in the country of ____” title. This is because they are based off different character game routes from the Alice series games with similar names. The games follow a loosely established chronological order of Heart->Clover->Joker->Toybox->Diamond, and the books often refer to the events in the game they are adapted from. So in order to keep chronological order you should follow the same order when it comes to the “____” part of the book title.

Yen Press’s ‘Alice in the Country of Hearts’ by Hoshino Soumei is the one with the most focus on the structure and rules of wonderland. It’s kinda necessary to read, but the adaption is rather bad (glaringly obvious if you have played the game app mentioned above) and you should take most of the characterizations with a grain of salt. You should choose Cheshire Cat Waltz as your first Clover title, and Circus and Liar’s Game as the first Joker one.

TL;DR Recommended order

1.”Alice in the Heart” game app

2.Yen Press’s ‘Alice in the Country of Hearts’ by Hoshino Soumei

3.All other books with ‘Alice in the Country of Hearts’

4.Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz

5.All other books with ‘Alice in the Country of Clover’

6.Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game 

7.All other books with ‘Alice in the Country of Joker’

8.Alice Love Fables: Toy Box

9.All fan translated stuff in my manga list here