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-->''An ending that has already been determined. A story that repeats itself endlessly. This is the world that we live in. I didn't know anything. I didn't need to know. And that is... a characteristic of someone living in the world of this story.''

Throwing his dreams away, a young man enters "Wonderland," completely stripped of his memories, heritage... and name. As he reacts to the name "Alice", he is forced to participate in the game of killing the White Rabbit as the 89th candidate, in order to legally earn the name "Alice." With the Mad Hatter at his side, he starts his task and gets to know many different characters, all of them having various reasons for existing in Wonderland and for being in favor or against "Alice."

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-->''An ending that has already been determined. A story that repeats itself endlessly. This is the world that we live in. I didn't know anything. I didn't need to know. And that is... a A characteristic of someone living in the world of this story.''

Throwing his dreams away, a young man enters "Wonderland," completely stripped of his memories, heritage... and And name. As he reacts to the name "Alice", "Alice," he is forced to participate in the game of killing the White Rabbit as the 89th candidate, in order to legally earn the name "Alice." With the Mad Hatter at his side, he starts his task and gets to know many different characters, all of them having various reasons for existing in Wonderland and for being in favor or against "Alice."



''Are You Alice?'' started off as a series of drama [=CDs=] written by Ninomiya Ai and became her most popular work. It was adapted into manga-form in 2010 by Katagiri Ikumi and as of 2011, a PSP-game was also released. It is obviously based on ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', but with very individual takes to the original source. The series is remarkable for its complex characters and world as well as for the high amount of well-known voice actors that star on the [=CDs=]. It is currently being released in English by Yen Press, with the 6th volume out in September.

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''Are You Alice?'' started off as a series of drama [=CDs=] [[AudioPlay Drama CDs]] written by Ninomiya Ai Creator/AiNinomiya and became her most popular work. It was adapted into manga-form in 2010 by Katagiri Ikumi Creator/IkumiKatagiri and as of 2011, a PSP-game [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable PSP]]-game was also released. It is obviously based on ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', but with very individual takes to the original source. The series is remarkable for its complex characters and world as well as for the high amount of well-known voice actors that star on the [=CDs=]. It is currently being released in English by Yen Press, Creator/YenPress, with the 6th volume out in September.
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* AliceAllusion: This series is ''obviously'' based on ''Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'', though it's extremely different from is source material.

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* AliceAllusion: This series is ''obviously'' based on ''Alice's Adventures In in Wonderland'', though it's extremely different from is source material.



* ArcWords: Two: "I don't want to get your clothes dirty" and "For the sake of being born".
* ArtShift: Occasionally done, as an omake chapter featured a heavily Shojo-looking 88th Alice. The 89th Alice, meantime, occasionally gets this for his expressions, ranging from heavily detailed to heavily ''un''detailed.

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* ArcWords: Two: "I don't want to get your clothes dirty" and "For the sake of being born".
born."
* ArtShift: Occasionally done, as an omake [[BonusMaterial omake]] chapter featured a heavily Shojo-looking [[ShoujoDemographic Shoujo]]-looking 88th Alice. The 89th Alice, meantime, occasionally gets this for his expressions, ranging from heavily detailed to heavily ''un''detailed.



** AdaptationalVillainy
* TheAtoner: Alice, despite having had a reason to do so, feels guilty after [[spoiler: shooting and handicapping the Cheshire Cat, to the point of honing his marksmanship so he ''never'' hits anything.]]

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** AdaptationalVillainy
AdaptationalVillainy:
* TheAtoner: Alice, despite having had a reason to do so, feels guilty after [[spoiler: shooting [[spoiler:shooting and handicapping the Cheshire Cat, to the point of honing his marksmanship so he ''never'' hits anything.]]anything]].



* BallroomBlitz: The Premise of most of Volume 7. The Queen hosts a large party where everyone is invited '''except for Alice''', as the day's hosted on an "Alice Fixed Holiday". The Hatter, even, leaves to go to the party despite having avoided participating in the holiday before, as the holiday's revolved around no one wanting to be near Alice. While the current Alice is upset with this, he stays at home regardless, the Hatter leaving him quips about [[Literature/{{Cinderella}} a fairy godmother taking him to the party]]. Meanwhile, Jack takes up the opportunity to kidnap Alice to exact revenge on the Queen for the ridiculous rule he's been given.

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* BallroomBlitz: The Premise of most of Volume 7. The Queen hosts a large party where everyone is invited '''except for Alice''', as the day's hosted on an "Alice Fixed Holiday". Holiday." The Hatter, even, leaves to go to the party despite having avoided participating in the holiday before, as the holiday's revolved around no one wanting to be near Alice. While the current Alice is upset with this, he stays at home regardless, the Hatter leaving him quips about [[Literature/{{Cinderella}} a fairy godmother taking him to the party]]. Meanwhile, Jack takes up the opportunity to kidnap Alice to exact revenge on the Queen for the ridiculous rule he's been given.



** "What kind of Queen of Hearts [[spoiler: hates the color red?]]"

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** "What kind of Queen of Hearts [[spoiler: hates [[spoiler:hates the color red?]]"



** Insulting the Mad Hatter as Alice (i.e "Alice hates you!" over "I hate you!").

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** Insulting the Mad Hatter as Alice (i.e e. "Alice hates you!" over "I hate you!").you!")



* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Done in an extra Drama CD shipped with one of the Limited Editions, ''Fork It Over''. The Queen allows Jack to speak, but only if he tells frequent jokes. Jack, [[CannotTellAJoke being terribly unfunny]], enlists Alice's help and together they form a Boke and Tsukkomi routine. [[spoiler: The Mad Hatter]] later gives them some tips.
* ButtMonkey: Alice is sometimes, if not usually, this, but the Knave of Heart's has this on his resume.

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* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Done in an extra Drama CD shipped with one of the Limited Editions, ''Fork It Over''. The Queen allows Jack to speak, but only if he tells frequent jokes. Jack, [[CannotTellAJoke being terribly unfunny]], enlists Alice's help and together they form a Boke and Tsukkomi routine. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Mad Hatter]] later gives them some tips.
* ButtMonkey: Alice is sometimes, if not usually, this, but the Knave of Heart's Hearts has this on his resume.



* ChekhovsArmoury: There's about five or six things in the first two volumes alone that are explained later on, and they're mostly little things; the Cheshire Cat's shoulder injury [[spoiler: caused by the Mad Hatter who shot him after the death of the 88th Alice]] that leads to his close relationship with the Duchess, the Knave of Hearts not speaking [[spoiler: which later becomes the focus of his arc]], and so on.
* ClickHello: Expect this to happen in just about every scene involving the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter; the Cheshire Cat lampshades it once, mentioning that the Mad Hatter usually greets him with "Go away", "I'm going to shoot you", and "I hope you die down to your last cell."
* CryForTheDevil: [[spoiler: The White Rabbit becomes more of a desperate guy than someone you'd want to shoot after you see how he lost Alice.]]
* CuteLittleFangs: Cheshire gains these around chapter 22, when Alice and the Hatter go to the Pool of Tears.

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* ChekhovsArmoury: There's about five or six things in the first two volumes alone that are explained later on, and they're mostly little things; the Cheshire Cat's shoulder injury [[spoiler: caused [[spoiler:caused by the Mad Hatter who shot him after the death of the 88th Alice]] that leads to his close relationship with the Duchess, the Knave of Hearts not speaking [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which later becomes the focus of his arc]], and so on.
* ClickHello: Expect this to happen in just about every scene involving the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter; the Cheshire Cat lampshades it once, mentioning that the Mad Hatter usually greets him with "Go away", away," "I'm going to shoot you", you," and "I hope you die down to your last cell."
* CryForTheDevil: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The White Rabbit becomes more of a desperate guy than someone you'd want to shoot after you see how he lost Alice.]]
* CuteLittleFangs: Cheshire gains these around chapter Chapter 22, when Alice and the Hatter go to the Pool of Tears.



* [[spoiler: DeadToBeginWith: The 88th Alice, very possibly Alice Liddel, and technically the 89th Alice.]]

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* [[spoiler: DeadToBeginWith: [[spoiler:DeadToBeginWith: The 88th Alice, very possibly Alice Liddel, and technically the 89th Alice.]]



* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Several, different examples. Most prominently, The Queen of Hearts wears black and white, has chocolate-colored eyes, and has black hair, as he [[spoiler: ''hates'' the color red.]]

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Several, different examples. Most prominently, The Queen of Hearts wears black and white, has chocolate-colored eyes, and has black hair, as he [[spoiler: ''hates'' [[spoiler:''hates'' the color red.]]red]].



** SplashOfColor: It seems almost like Alice is the only one able to wear bright colors; all [[spoiler: three]] Alices shown in color have, well, color: our protagonist wears a white suit with a blue undershirt and has blonde hair with blue eyes. [[spoiler: Marianne]] wears the classic colors and looks of white and blue in a dress format, and the previous Alice, the 88th, was wearing shades of pink: from pink hair to pink stockings and so on.

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** SplashOfColor: It seems almost like Alice is the only one able to wear bright colors; all [[spoiler: three]] [[spoiler:three]] Alices shown in color have, well, color: our Our protagonist wears a white suit with a blue undershirt and has blonde hair with blue eyes. [[spoiler: Marianne]] [[spoiler:Marianne]] wears the classic colors and looks of white and blue in a dress format, and the previous Alice, the 88th, was wearing shades of pink: from pink hair to pink stockings and so on.



* DoesNotLikeMen: Rare male example, the Queen. He hates them enough to make Jack, his only male Trump Soldier, speak only 10 characters every ''ten years''.

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* DoesNotLikeMen: Rare male example, the Queen. He hates them enough to make Jack, his only male Trump Soldier, speak only 10 characters every ''ten years''.



* TheDragon: Subverted with the Queen of Hearts. He actually doesn't know where the Rabbit lives, though how he acts seems to indicate he's a dragon. Played straight with the Knave of Hearts to the Queen (although it's forced), the March Hare to the Rabbit, and [[spoiler: the White Rabbit's convinced himself to be Marianne's.]]

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* TheDragon: Subverted with the Queen of Hearts. He actually doesn't know where the Rabbit lives, though how he acts seems to indicate he's a dragon. Played straight with the Knave of Hearts to the Queen (although it's forced), forced,) the March Hare to the Rabbit, and [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the White Rabbit's convinced himself to be Marianne's.]]Marianne's]].



** [[spoiler: The Dormouse, in the "BetterToDieThanBeKilled" way... except the Queen wasn't threatening him at all.]]

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Dormouse, in the "BetterToDieThanBeKilled" way... except Except the Queen wasn't threatening him at all.]]



** Played with for the March Hare. He's voiced by a male in the [=CDs=], but some translated chapters calls him a "she". Apparently, the Japanese translations refer to him as neither gender, since no one can tell what he is. He has a female nickname (Mitsuki), but the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit call him "that guy" from time to time.

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** Played with for the March Hare. He's voiced by a male in the [=CDs=], but some translated chapters calls him a "she". "she." Apparently, the Japanese [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} Japanese]] translations refer to him as neither gender, since no one can tell what he is. He has a female nickname (Mitsuki), (Mitsuki,) but the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit call him "that guy" from time to time.



** IdentityAmnesia: The White Rabbit, as detailed with the Knave's meeting, [[spoiler: even goes as far as to throw away names of everyone's former life]], though as shown with the Queen, some can still remember who they were else-wise.
** InNameOnly: [[spoiler: Lewis Carroll. You know, for a guy who had poor health, he sure does like to smoke...]]

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** IdentityAmnesia: The White Rabbit, as detailed with the Knave's meeting, [[spoiler: even [[spoiler:even goes as far as to throw away names of everyone's former life]], though as shown with the Queen, some can still remember who they were else-wise.
** InNameOnly: [[spoiler: Lewis Carroll.[[spoiler:Creator/LewisCarroll. You know, for a guy who had poor health, he sure does like to smoke...]]



* FromBadToWorse: It has a tendency to do this. Shining examples are: the Duke going haywire, the Pool of Tears incident, and until the Queen showed up, the Alice Fixed Holiday fiasco.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: Unless you say the rules are the true antagonistic force or that [[spoiler: Lewis Carroll]] is the real villain, no one is really good or evil. The Queen kills because it's his job, the Knave and the Cheshire Cat cannot do anything to help the positions they're in and are forced to simply go along with it all, the 89th Alice himself is incredibly sweet despite being self-centered and having very villainous thinking.

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* FromBadToWorse: It has a tendency to do this. Shining examples are: the The Duke going haywire, the Pool of Tears incident, and until the Queen showed up, the Alice Fixed Holiday fiasco.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: Unless you say the rules are the true antagonistic force or that [[spoiler: Lewis [[spoiler:Lewis Carroll]] is the real villain, no one is really good or evil. The Queen kills because it's his job, the Knave and the Cheshire Cat cannot do anything to help the positions they're in and are forced to simply go along with it all, the 89th Alice himself is incredibly sweet despite being self-centered and having very villainous thinking.



* GreenEyedMonster: Often played for laughs when it comes up, but best seen in the omake "Child Challenge", where Alice, The Duke, and the Fish Footman eat a magic mushroom that turns them into babies. It gets worse when the ''Queen'' gets jealous of the Duke's attention, but opts to [[MurderTheHypotenuse take care of it]] [[MurderIsTheBestSolution a different way.]]

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* GreenEyedMonster: Often played for laughs when it comes up, but best seen in the omake "Child Challenge", Challenge," where Alice, The Duke, and the Fish Footman eat a magic mushroom that turns them into babies. It gets worse when the ''Queen'' gets jealous of the Duke's attention, but opts to [[MurderTheHypotenuse take care of it]] [[MurderIsTheBestSolution a different way.]] way]].



* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Played with. The Queen, [[spoiler: though once a serial killer]], seems laid back and controls Wonderland pretty well. Though you shouldn't really try and defy him...

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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Played with. The Queen, [[spoiler: though [[spoiler:though once a serial killer]], seems laid back and controls Wonderland pretty well. Though you shouldn't really try and defy him...



* HeroWithAnFInGood: The Cheshire Cat comes off as this, fitting his character from the book as a sort of trickster. [[spoiler: Evolves into a HeroAntagonist when it's revealed he killed the 88th, fits as a FriendlyEnemy, and then turns into a ManipulativeBastard when he crosses the MoralEventHorizon and it then becomes hard to see him as anything but morally evil.]]

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* HeroWithAnFInGood: The Cheshire Cat comes off as this, fitting his character from the book as a sort of trickster. [[spoiler: Evolves [[spoiler:Evolves into a HeroAntagonist when it's revealed he killed the 88th, fits as a FriendlyEnemy, and then turns into a ManipulativeBastard when he crosses the MoralEventHorizon and it then becomes hard to see him as anything but morally evil.]]evil]].



* HumanityEnsues: The White Rabbit (from literary character to human), the Cheshire Cat (from cat to human), and possibly the March Hare who has rabbit ears like the White Rabbit.

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* HumanityEnsues: The White Rabbit (from literary character to human), human,) the Cheshire Cat (from cat to human), human,) and possibly the March Hare who has rabbit ears like the White Rabbit.



* [[spoiler:IfYouDieICallYourStuff: The March Hare's "rule"; when the White Rabbit dies, it's his job to watch over Alice.]]

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* [[spoiler:IfYouDieICallYourStuff: The March Hare's "rule"; "rule;" when the White Rabbit dies, it's his job to watch over Alice.]]



* InSeriesNickname: The Queen of Hearts calls the Knave of Hearts "[[ThemeNaming Jack]]", but to be fair the Knave's Japanese name is "Jack of Hearts". The March Hare calls the White Rabbit "White-Chan"/"Whitey".

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* InSeriesNickname: The Queen of Hearts calls the Knave of Hearts "[[ThemeNaming Jack]]", Jack]]," but to be fair the Knave's Japanese name is "Jack of Hearts". Hearts." The March Hare calls the White Rabbit "White-Chan"/"Whitey".Rabbit: "White-Chan" / "Whitey."



* KnightOfCerebus: Everyone seems to grab this role at some time; the Cheshire Cat [[spoiler: being the first to actually show the rather cruel nature of the series]], the Queen of Hearts [[spoiler: who shows Alice that AnyoneCanDie]], even the March Hare [[spoiler: and his backstory of showing how batshit insane the White Rabbit is.]]
* LimitedWardrobe: Very literal when it comes to Alice; not only is he [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/83727/are-you-alice_ch6_by_scarlet-carnival/6 seen]] [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/83731/are-you-alice_ch9_by_scarlet-carnival/14 sleeping]] in his outfit on multiple separate occasions, he only has one tie [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/83725/are-you-alice_ch4_by_scarlet-carnival/31 (proven when he gives it to her and doesn't wear one, even in a dream world, until she hands it back)]], but he also ends every arc [[StatusQuoisGod with the same outfit]], regardless of whether it was inked upon, tattered, or otherwise dirty. About the largest extent is [[spoiler:having had the right shoulder and side of his suit ruined]], only for it to be [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/131334/are-you-alice_ch33_by_fallen-syndicate/10 completely okay]] within the next arc. No explanation has been given for this peculiar effect, not helped when you add in the fact that the Cheshire Cat lost the back of his jacket and shirt once and had those replaced by the next time we saw him.
** Out of all the outfits seen so far, only the Cheshire Cat and the Queen have changed their clothing. The Cheshire Cat's outfit was altered slightly near the start, and the Queen changed his clothing from tight sleeves and diamond-patterned pants to wider sleeves and grey pants, including a belt made of circles, after chapters 14 and 15.

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* KnightOfCerebus: Everyone seems to grab this role at some time; the Cheshire Cat [[spoiler: being [[spoiler:being the first to actually show the rather cruel nature of the series]], the Queen of Hearts [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:who shows Alice that AnyoneCanDie]], even the March Hare [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and his backstory of showing how batshit insane the White Rabbit is.]]
is]].
* LimitedWardrobe: Very literal when it comes to Alice; not only is he [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/83727/are-you-alice_ch6_by_scarlet-carnival/6 [[http://img.bato.to/comics/2012/02/11/a/read4f360b279aa5a/img000006.png seen]] [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/83731/are-you-alice_ch9_by_scarlet-carnival/14 [[http://img.bato.to/comics/2012/02/11/a/read4f360ef7ee46f/img000014.png sleeping]] in his outfit on multiple separate occasions, he only has one tie [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/83725/are-you-alice_ch4_by_scarlet-carnival/31 [[http://img.bato.to/comics/2012/02/11/a/read4f3609a888d04/img000031.jpg (proven when he gives it to her and doesn't wear one, even in a dream world, until she hands it back)]], back,)]] but he also ends every arc [[StatusQuoisGod with the same outfit]], regardless of whether it was inked upon, tattered, or otherwise dirty. About the largest extent is [[spoiler:having had the right shoulder and side of his suit ruined]], only for it to be [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/131334/are-you-alice_ch33_by_fallen-syndicate/10 [[http://img.bato.to/comics/2012/09/15/a/read5054b9dd0f1f6/img000010.jpg completely okay]] within the next arc. No explanation has been given for this peculiar effect, not helped when you add in the fact that the Cheshire Cat lost the back of his jacket and shirt once and had those replaced by the next time we saw him.
** Out of all the outfits seen so far, only the Cheshire Cat and the Queen have changed their clothing. The Cheshire Cat's outfit was altered slightly near the start, and the Queen changed his clothing from tight sleeves and diamond-patterned pants to wider sleeves and grey pants, including a belt made of circles, after chapters Chapters 14 and 15.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfRules: Everyone given a name by the White Rabbit has their own personal rule, job, and who they can or can't kill; while it's possible to harm someone you can/can't kill, it is an injury that they can easily heal. According to the Dormouse, "not being able to kill" is not a rule, but at the same time if they don't have a rule to begin with, they can't kill nor can be killed. The only ways to die are to be killed by the appointed person who's capable of doing it or to kill yourself. Along with this, you can sign contracts with either the White Rabbit or the Queen of Hearts to gain other rules. Here's a list of what known rules there are for the characters:
** Alice can kill the White Rabbit and anyone who works with the Rabbit, but is unable to kill anyone else. The Alice who wins the game is called "Alice in Wonderland".
** The Mad Hatter can kill anyone who is an "enemy of Alice". However, this only counts if the "enemy" attacks Alice, is a threat to Alice, and regards themselves as a threat. It is highly possible that the Mad Hatter can also kill Alice if he chooses, being hinted at multiple times throughout the story, but it's unknown if it's passive (the Mad Hatter lets it happen) or aggressive (he does it himself).

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfRules: Everyone given a name by the White Rabbit has their own personal rule, job, and who they can or can't kill; while it's possible to harm someone you can/can't kill, it is an injury that they can easily heal. According to the Dormouse, Dormouse: "not being able to kill" is not a rule, but at the same time if they don't have a rule to begin with, they can't kill nor can be killed. The only ways to die are to be killed by the appointed person who's capable of doing it or to kill yourself. Along with this, you can sign contracts with either the White Rabbit or the Queen of Hearts to gain other rules. Here's a list of what known rules there are for the characters:
** Alice can kill the White Rabbit and anyone who works with the Rabbit, but is unable to kill anyone else. The Alice who wins the game is called "Alice in Wonderland".
Wonderland."
** The Mad Hatter can kill anyone who is an "enemy of Alice". Alice." However, this only counts if the "enemy" attacks Alice, is a threat to Alice, and regards themselves as a threat. It is highly possible that the Mad Hatter can also kill Alice if he chooses, being hinted at multiple times throughout the story, but it's unknown if it's passive (the Mad Hatter lets it happen) or aggressive (he does it himself).himself.)



** The Duchess is Alice's replacement - she's to take care of the Duke and stop him when he goes on a rampage.

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** The Duchess is Alice's replacement - -- she's to take care of the Duke and stop him when he goes on a rampage.



** The Cheshire Cat may not actually be part of the game, but is regardless able to find and converse with the current 89th Alice no matter where he is and is furthermore able to attack [[spoiler: and kill]] Alice. The Cheshire Cat has also shown similar abilities to the White Rabbit, as in being able to lead someone to Wonderland. [[spoiler:However, names from him are just that: names.]]

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** The Cheshire Cat may not actually be part of the game, but is regardless able to find and converse with the current 89th Alice no matter where he is and is furthermore able to attack [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and kill]] Alice. The Cheshire Cat has also shown similar abilities to the White Rabbit, as in being able to lead someone to Wonderland. [[spoiler:However, names from him are just that: names.]]Names]].



** The Tweedles of Looking-Glass Land replace the White Rabbit in a few ways. Though unknown who they can kill, Tweedledee is in charge of the location of regrets where Tweedledum is in charge of giving out and changing names. Dum also has the ability to recall the past thrown away by the White Rabbit, allowing one to remember who they are... [[{{Foreshadowing}} It's a shame they're identical twins.]]
** The White Knight serves as a proxy of the Hatter. His mission seems to be to artificially end the round of Alice by having her become the White Queen and rule Looking-Glass Land - in doing so, he offers full protection of Alice and serves as a sort of Knave of Hearts to her when they become the Queen piece.

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** The Tweedles of Looking-Glass Land replace the White Rabbit in a few ways. Though unknown who they can kill, Tweedledee is in charge of the location of regrets where Tweedledum is in charge of giving out and changing names. Dum also has the ability to recall the past thrown away by the White Rabbit, allowing one to remember who they are... [[{{Foreshadowing}} It's a shame they're identical twins.]]
twins]].
** The White Knight serves as a proxy of the Hatter. His mission seems to be to artificially end the round of Alice by having her become the White Queen and rule Looking-Glass Land - -- in doing so, he offers full protection of Alice and serves as a sort of Knave of Hearts to her when they become the Queen piece.
27th Jan '15 10:05:15 AM spirasen
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Throwing his dreams away, a young man enters "Wonderland", completely stripped of his memories, heritage... and name. As he reacts to the name "Alice", he is forced to participate in the game of killing the White Rabbit as the 89th candidate, in order to legally earn the name "Alice". With the Mad Hatter at his side, he starts his task and gets to know many different characters, all of them having various reasons for existing in Wonderland and for being in favor or against "Alice".

But, just like how a tiny rabbit hole hides such a large world, this story has its own secrets. It makes its self ''very'' clear early on that it is not another cute "Alice in Wonderland" story, with almost every character's past hidden in [[{{Motifs}} scraps of paper]], all with their own share of blood. Not quite a case of [[CouldntFindAPen a lost pen]], but bloody enough to seem that way, at least.

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Throwing his dreams away, a young man enters "Wonderland", "Wonderland," completely stripped of his memories, heritage... and name. As he reacts to the name "Alice", he is forced to participate in the game of killing the White Rabbit as the 89th candidate, in order to legally earn the name "Alice". "Alice." With the Mad Hatter at his side, he starts his task and gets to know many different characters, all of them having various reasons for existing in Wonderland and for being in favor or against "Alice".

"Alice."

But, just like how a tiny rabbit hole hides such a large world, this story has its own secrets. It makes its self itself ''very'' clear early on that it is not another cute "Alice in Wonderland" story, with almost every character's past hidden in [[{{Motifs}} scraps of paper]], all with their own share of blood. Not quite a case of [[CouldntFindAPen a lost pen]], but bloody enough to seem that way, at least.
20th Jan '15 8:15:41 PM totoro_pinay
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* {{Bishonen}}: Pretty much all of the male characters.


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* CastFullOfPrettyBoys
22nd Jul '14 2:05:50 PM pommykun
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* ArcWords: From the Cheshire Cat, "I don't want to get your clothes dirty."
* ArtShift: Done for the 88th during the omake chapter ''Are You Akuma?'' and Alice during chapter 40.

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* ArcWords: From the Cheshire Cat, Two: "I don't want to get your clothes dirty."
dirty" and "For the sake of being born".
* ArtShift: Done for the 88th during the Occasionally done, as an omake chapter ''Are You Akuma?'' and Alice during chapter 40.featured a heavily Shojo-looking 88th Alice. The 89th Alice, meantime, occasionally gets this for his expressions, ranging from heavily detailed to heavily ''un''detailed.



* BerserkButton: "What kind of Queen of Hearts [[spoiler: hates the color red?]]"

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* BerserkButton: Just about everyone has one.
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"What kind of Queen of Hearts [[spoiler: hates the color red?]]"


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** Being irrational for Alice.
22nd Jul '14 2:01:54 PM pommykun
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''Are You Alice?'' started off as a series of drama [=CDs=] written by Ninomiya Ai and became her most popular work. It was adapted into manga-form in 2010 by Katagiri Ikumi and as of 2011, a PSP-game was also released. It is obviously based on ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', but with very individual takes to the original source. The series is remarkable for its complex characters and world as well as for the high amount of well-known voice actors that star on the [=CDs=].

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''Are You Alice?'' started off as a series of drama [=CDs=] written by Ninomiya Ai and became her most popular work. It was adapted into manga-form in 2010 by Katagiri Ikumi and as of 2011, a PSP-game was also released. It is obviously based on ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', but with very individual takes to the original source. The series is remarkable for its complex characters and world as well as for the high amount of well-known voice actors that star on the [=CDs=].
[=CDs=]. It is currently being released in English by Yen Press, with the 6th volume out in September.
30th May '14 12:04:12 AM pommykun
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*** Humpty Dumpty is the ''human'', non-Wonderland resident editor of ''Alice in Wonderland''.



* LimitedWardrobe: Played with; out of all the outfits seen so far, only the Cheshire Cat and the Queen have changed their clothing. The Cheshire Cat's outfit was altered slightly near the start, and the Queen changed his clothing from tight sleeves and diamond-patterned pants to wider sleeves and grey pants, including a belt made of circles, after chapters 14 and 15.

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* LimitedWardrobe: Played with; out Very literal when it comes to Alice; not only is he [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/83727/are-you-alice_ch6_by_scarlet-carnival/6 seen]] [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/83731/are-you-alice_ch9_by_scarlet-carnival/14 sleeping]] in his outfit on multiple separate occasions, he only has one tie [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/83725/are-you-alice_ch4_by_scarlet-carnival/31 (proven when he gives it to her and doesn't wear one, even in a dream world, until she hands it back)]], but he also ends every arc [[StatusQuoisGod with the same outfit]], regardless of whether it was inked upon, tattered, or otherwise dirty. About the largest extent is [[spoiler:having had the right shoulder and side of his suit ruined]], only for it to be [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/131334/are-you-alice_ch33_by_fallen-syndicate/10 completely okay]] within the next arc. No explanation has been given for this peculiar effect, not helped when you add in the fact that the Cheshire Cat lost the back of his jacket and shirt once and had those replaced by the next time we saw him.
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of all the outfits seen so far, only the Cheshire Cat and the Queen have changed their clothing. The Cheshire Cat's outfit was altered slightly near the start, and the Queen changed his clothing from tight sleeves and diamond-patterned pants to wider sleeves and grey pants, including a belt made of circles, after chapters 14 and 15.
16th Mar '14 5:08:36 AM MichaelKatsuro
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''Are You Alice?'' started off as a series of drama [=CDs=] written by Ninomiya Ai and became her most popular work. It was adapted into manga-form in 2010 by Katagiri Ikumi and as of 2011, a PSP-game was also released. It is obviously based on ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', but with very individual takes to the original source. The series is remarkable for its complex characters and world as well as for the high amount of well-known seiyuu that star on the [=CDs=].

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''Are You Alice?'' started off as a series of drama [=CDs=] written by Ninomiya Ai and became her most popular work. It was adapted into manga-form in 2010 by Katagiri Ikumi and as of 2011, a PSP-game was also released. It is obviously based on ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', but with very individual takes to the original source. The series is remarkable for its complex characters and world as well as for the high amount of well-known seiyuu voice actors that star on the [=CDs=].



* AliceAllusion: This series is ''obviously'' based on ''Alice's Adventures In Wonderland''.

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* AliceAllusion: This series is ''obviously'' based on ''Alice's Adventures In Wonderland''.Wonderland'', though it's extremely different from is source material.
12th Mar '14 1:17:09 PM Willbyr
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* FallenCreator: THIS IS A TEST
12th Mar '14 1:16:39 PM Willbyr
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* FallenCreator: THIS IS A TEST
28th Feb '14 5:19:04 AM pommykun
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* InSeriesNickname: The Queen of Hearts calls the Knave of Hearts "[[ThemeNaming Jack]]". The March Hare calls the White Rabbit "White-Chan"/"Whitey".

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* InSeriesNickname: The Queen of Hearts calls the Knave of Hearts "[[ThemeNaming Jack]]".Jack]]", but to be fair the Knave's Japanese name is "Jack of Hearts". The March Hare calls the White Rabbit "White-Chan"/"Whitey".



** The Trump Soldiers are to ensure the Queen does their job, as well as protect the Queen and sere as their servants.

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** The Trump Soldiers are to ensure the Queen does their job, as well as protect the Queen and sere serve as their servants.



** The Caterpillar is able to show Alice where the Dormouse (and possibly anyone else) is located through the use of Caterpillar Alley's Centipede.
** The Cheshire Cat may not actually be part of the game, but is regardless able to find and converse with the current 89th Alice no matter where he is and is furthermore able to attack [[spoiler: and kill]] Alice. The Cheshire Cat has also shown similar abilities to the White Rabbit, as in being able to lead someone to Wonderland and name them.

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** The Caterpillar is able to show Alice where the Dormouse (and possibly anyone else) is located through the use of Caterpillar Alley's Centipede.
Centipede. The rest of her rules, or exactly what she can do, is unknown.
** The Cheshire Cat may not actually be part of the game, but is regardless able to find and converse with the current 89th Alice no matter where he is and is furthermore able to attack [[spoiler: and kill]] Alice. The Cheshire Cat has also shown similar abilities to the White Rabbit, as in being able to lead someone to Wonderland and name them.Wonderland. [[spoiler:However, names from him are just that: names.]]


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** The Tweedles of Looking-Glass Land replace the White Rabbit in a few ways. Though unknown who they can kill, Tweedledee is in charge of the location of regrets where Tweedledum is in charge of giving out and changing names. Dum also has the ability to recall the past thrown away by the White Rabbit, allowing one to remember who they are... [[{{Foreshadowing}} It's a shame they're identical twins.]]
** The White Knight serves as a proxy of the Hatter. His mission seems to be to artificially end the round of Alice by having her become the White Queen and rule Looking-Glass Land - in doing so, he offers full protection of Alice and serves as a sort of Knave of Hearts to her when they become the Queen piece.


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* RevolversAreJustBetter: The residents of Wonderland use similar-looking Revolvers for all their killing-spree needs. Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Dormouse, and [[SwordAndGun the Knave of Hearts]] all wield revolvers. Defied by the White Knight who uses a double-barrel flintlock.
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