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.
Knife-Throwing Act: In The Movie, Alice suddenly finds herself strapped to a board in the circus. Two demented kids start throwing knives at her, ignoring her protests. One of the knives cuts her cheek. The last two would have landed in her chest if Blood Dupree hadn't blocked them in time. Enraged at them for endangering her, he annihilates the kids with a machine gun.
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.