Heart no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Wonder World~ (Alice in the Land of Hearts) is a girly but bloody Otome Game re-imagining of Lewis Carroll's classic fantasy novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with bishounen characters and added romance. There are three games and a manga of the first game, which is published in English by Tokyopop.Alice is practical and strong, yet cynical. Alice is kidnapped by a mysterious Bishōnen man with bunny ears into a place called the Country of Hearts. Stuck there due to a trick by the mysterious bunny-eared man, she meets the residents of this world. In the world, everyone starts taking to a liking to her at some point due to her being a foreigner.A movie adaptation is due out in July 2011.
Heart no Kuni no Alice has examples of:
Afraid of Needles: Nightmare. He's so sickly, at one point he coughs up blood because he's happy, but refuses to go to the hospital because of his fear.
Alice in Wonderland: The series is based off of the book, but with violence and psychos tossed in.
And don't even go close to Alice when Peter is around...
Beware the Nice Ones: Ace is easily one of the nicest people in Wonderland when you first see him (manga-wise at least) what with his cheery disposition and willingness to help Alice (even if he does end up getting them lost). The next time he appears, he's wearing a tattered cloak that has bloodstains all over it, and a mask that makes him look like a serial killer. As it turns out, he's one of the most unstable people in Wonderland, and would kill Alice if it wasn't for her heartbeat.
Bishōnen: Nearly all of the Roleholders in the game. Which might explain why the games are Otome Games. This in turn leads to:
The Faceless: Anyone who isn't a Roleholder doesn't get a face.
Fantastic Racism: In Wonderland, mice face discrimination from most of the other residents. Pierce Villiers, a mouse and a Roleholder, is no exception to this. Hence, he tends to be disliked by most of of the cast, and even goes through abuse by the hands of some of the characters.
Forceful Kiss: Peter forces her to take a potion that way that makes her stuck in in Wonderland. Though, it's revealed in Bad End 2 of Heart no Kuni that Alice could have gone back home anytime she wished.
Jerkass: Much to the displeasure of original game fans, this applies strongly to the most well-known manga adaption by Hoshino, where Blood has attempted to strangle Alice, eventually started acting like a whiny brat, and then pointed his gun at her for no reason. Such extreme behavior strongly deviates from his more calculating and cool-headed persona established in the games and every other manga.
Telepathy: Nightmare can do this to almost everybody.
Trapped in Another World: Alice gets kidnapped and thrown into Wonderland. Subverted though since it's revealed in Bad End 2 of the first game that Alice could've left Wonderland anytime she wanted to.
Trickster Twins: Dee and Dum, of course. Their tricks, however, tend to be deadly or... suggestive.
Tsundere: Alice in the manga is a Type B for Blood.
Twin Switch: Dee and Dum enjoy messing with people by pretending to be each other.