Alice in Murderland (manga)

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Alice in Murderland
Alice in Murderland, volume 1.jpg
The cover of the first volume.
架刑のアリス
(Kakei no Arisu)
GenreGothic, Fantasy[1]
Manga
Written byKaori Yuki
Published byKodansha
English publisher
DemographicShōjo
MagazineAria
Original run28 January 2014 – present
Volumes11 (List of volumes)
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Alice in Murderland (架刑のアリス, Kakei no Arisu) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kaori Yuki, and published in Kodansha's Aria magazine.[2]

Plot[edit]

The series centers on Stella Kuonji, one of nine adopted siblings in the wealthy and influential Kuonji family. At one of the family's monthly tea parties, their parents announce that the children must now fight to the death within the next year, with the sole survivor being chosen as the family's heir. In the ensuing chaos, Stella's violent alternative personality, Bloody Alice, begins to resurface in Stella's clashes with the other children.

As the series progresses, Stella learns that her adopted family are actually bandersnatches, creatures that feed on human souls, and that they require the tea at the monthly tea parties to survive. Her adopted mother, Olga, was the sole survivor of one of the Kuonji family's rituals of bloodshed among its children. As a result of winning, Olga was allowed to bring back her partner. Furthermore, Stella begins to suspect that the accident that killed her parents was a plot by the Kounjo family. Although Stella and her beloved elder brother Zeno wish to end the family tradition of ritualistic bloodshed, Olga denies that possibility.

Release[edit]

Kaori Yuki began serializing the manga in Kodansha's shōjo magazine Aria on 28 January 2014.[3][2] Yen Press licensed the series for release in North America.[4][5]

Volume list[edit]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 6 June 2014[6]ISBN 978-4-06-380702-823 June 2015[7]ISBN 9780316342124
2 7 November 2014[8]ISBN 978-4-06-380725-727 October 2015[9]ISBN 9780316348942
3 7 May 2015[10]ISBN 978-4-06-380765-326 January 2016[11]ISBN 9780316268936
4 7 October 2015[12]ISBN 978-4-06-380807-05 July 2016[13]ISBN 9780316272377
5 7 March 2016[14]ISBN 978-4-06-380838-431 January 2017ISBN 9780316502795
6 5 August 2016[15]ISBN 978-4-06-380867-418 April 2017[16]ISBN 9780316469319
7 6 January 2017[17]ISBN 978-4-06-380898-89 September 2017[18]ISBN 9780316562638
8 7 July 2017[19]ISBN 978-4-06-380929-920 February 2018[20]ISBN 9780316415972

Reception[edit]

Reviewing the first volume for Anime News Network, Rebecca Silverman gave it a grade of B. She commented that the series "doesn't always work, but it has enough potential to that given another volume or two, I feel like it will really take off." She praised the art, and wrote that Stella's mother "is definitely a leading contender for 'sickest parent in manga.'", saying that the scenes with the parents were "a combination of enraging and chilling, making them easily the most effective part of the volume."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Silverman, Rebecca (13 September 2015). "Alice in Murderland GN 1". Anime News Network. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Angel Sanctuary's Yuki to Launch Kakei no Alice Manga Next Month". Anime News Network. 28 December 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  3. ^ Green, Scott (30 January 2014). ""Angel Sanctuary" Author Launches New Death Game Manga". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Yen Press Licenses A Certain Magical Index, Trinity Seven, Chaika - The Coffin Princess, Prison School Manga". Anime News Network. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  5. ^ Green, Scott (10 October 2014). "Yen Press Licenses "Chaika," "Trinity Seven," "Prison School" Manga Licenses". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  6. ^ 架刑のアリス(1) [Alice in Murderland (1)]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Alice in Murderland, Vol. 1". Hachette Book Group. Archived from the original on 21 January 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  8. ^ 架刑のアリス(2) [Alice in Murderland (2)]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Alice in Murderland, Vol. 2". Hachette Book Group. Archived from the original on 20 January 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  10. ^ 架刑のアリス(3) [Alice in Murderland (3)]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Alice in Murderland, Vol. 3". Hachette Book Group. Archived from the original on 21 January 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  12. ^ 架刑のアリス(4) [Alice in Murderland (4)]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Alice in Murderland, Vol. 4". Hachette Book Group. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  14. ^ 架刑のアリス(5) [Alice in Murderland (5)]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  15. ^ 架刑のアリス(6) [Alice in Murderland (6)]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  16. ^ "Alice in Murderland, Vol. 6". Hachette Book Group. Archived from the original on 17 August 2017. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  17. ^ 架刑のアリス(7) [Alice in Murderland (7)]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  18. ^ "Alice in Murderland, Vol. 7". Hachette Book Group. Archived from the original on 17 August 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  19. ^ 架刑のアリス(8) [Alice in Murderland (8)]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  20. ^ "Alice in Murderland, Vol. 8". Hachette Book Group. Archived from the original on 17 August 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.

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