Did Spring actually happen? I had every intention of keeping up with these monthly wrap-ups… but with Summer looming I am busier than ever. Now that I apparently have a moment to myself, let’s see what I read 2 months ago, shall we!??
★★★★★ 5 Star Reads:
NOTHING!!! That’s disappointing!
★★★★ 4 Star Reads:
Alice 19th / by Yuu Watase (Translated by JN Productions, Adaptation Lance Caselman). This is a cute (and somewhat dark) shoujo manga series about the power of words. I’m not a fan on how rushed the ending is of this title, but overall this is one I love to return to over-and-over. I wrote a more complete review, here. Continue reading
Alice 19th, Volumes 1-7 (complete) / by Yuu Watase
Translated from the Japanese by Lance Caselman
Originally published as “Alice 19th”
by Shogakukan, Inc., 2001
9781591162155 (volume 1)
Verso (volume 1):
Alice Seno is a seemingly shy and meek girl who always seems to be outshined by her older sister Mayura. One day, Alice has an encounter with a mysterious and magical rabbit girl, and her life is turned upside down. Alice discovers that certain words have power, and that she has the potential to be master of a set of sublimely powerful words called the Lotis Words. But power always comes with a price, and the price may turn out to be Alice’s sister Mayura.
*also, I copied this image off of GoodReads. My copy has the correct spelling of “story” (not “sroty”) on the cover. If you’ve got a first edition of this manga, I’d love to know if it was sent out with this spelling error… because that’d be hilarious! Continue reading
Alice 19th, Vol. 1
by Yuu Watase
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Alice 19th, is Yuu Watase’s answer to 9/11. It’s about using your words carefully for the result of peace. It’s the perfect-little fantasy series; a combination of the best bits from “Magic Knight Rayearth”, “Fushigi Yuugi”, “Sailor Moon Super S” plus, a few elements of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”.