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A little Alice update

Hi there! I haven't posted anything here for quite a long time, that's because I'm very busy since September and it won't change anytime soon... But no worries I keep an eye on the matter, and don't forget that I also use Twitter to give news.

Alice in Murderland owns 27 chapters in Japan (6 volumes), and soon it will also count 3 volumes in France: Pika will publish #3 on November 30 (next Wednesday) and will then publish volume 4 on March 1st, 2017.

Now let's go back to Japan a little more... In Alice in Murderland chapter 26, we could witness the end of Alice's fight against Ibara the wrestler, you can see below a few (bloody) pages of that part. Then a new part begins: Stella confronting Alice, where Alice ends up taking control over Stella's body... In chapter 27, we finally get some knowledge about Alice's past, how she's been trained, thanks to our harmless little Stella aimlessly going "through the looking-glass".

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Alice Six

When coming back from holidays I jumped onto the letterbox to take my copy of the latest Aria, all impatient I was to open it as I knew what to expect in there! The mag is 6 years old so Kaori Yuki sensei drew a little signed portrait of the current heroine Alice. With an incredible nice candy face...

Aria #9 also hides Alice in Murderland chapter 25, 41 pages including 1 pretty colourful title page, yay! The manga volume 6 has been released 1 week ago in Japan. Cover features Alice & Tsukito and the inner colour page shows Ibara, the wrestler sister of Stella that you can see below. Moreover, Animate edited a new limited card that you will get if you buy the volume 6 in one of their stores. Read preview here.

And if you're curious, you will also find some sketches of Ibara on Twitter:
Colour page sketch - clothes study back - clothes study dress

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Oh sweet news!

News, finally! This post will remain short for now, as I just moved to my new home where it's hectic at the moment (yes, one more time...). Alice in Murderland vol.1 (Kakei no Alice) has been released in France by Pika on the first of June, and vol.2 is to be expected on September the 7th.

In France right now, it is possible to get a couple of goods: a lovely tote bag of fair size (36 x 42 cm) when you buy at least 3 mangas from the French publisher of "Alice" in any French bookshop, and also a poster with the large colourful picture of chapter one in the magazine AnimeLand X-Tra n°42 released not long ago on June 25.

In Japan by the way, "Alice" volume 6 is already announced for August 5! Kaori Yuki sensei is really busy! The series reached chap.24 on June 28 and chap.25 will be out on July, as usual with 40 pages per chapter. For the curious ones, volume 6 story revolves around Tsukito then Ibara "the wrestler", big sister of Stella.

Title pages Title pages Title pages Volume 1 FR Tote bag by Pika (French publisher) Tote bag by Pika (French publisher)

 

Alice: volume 5 and more pictures

Volume 5 of Kakei no Alice (Alice in Murderland) has been released 3 days ago in Japan. As I said earlier, it focuses on male characters Zeno and Tsukito who are linked by their past, then a new character appears in the place: Cheshire (Cheshire Cat) wearing a cat-eared hood of course. Not much more to say yet.

It was a good occasion to update Kakei no Alice's galleries with: chapter 21 title page and some scans, previews of collector sheets (5 big sized pages copies to win through lottery in Japan) and of the "first press" card released along with volume 5, colour page of volume 5, a new sign and... that's all. Short little info, I'm currently helping with scanlating the Parasyte oneshot made in late 2014 by Kaori Yuki sensei. To be continued... ^^

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US edition of Alice

I'll talk today about the American edition of Kakei no Alice, available since summer 2015 and from which I bought 2 volumes out of the 3 already released.

This edition is published by Yen Press, the look is very clean, its size is larger than Kodansha's original what is lovely to admire the beautiful pages from Kaori Yuki. Colourful illustrations have been kept and the print quality is very close to the original version. Lastly, cover is hard with a golden title written on the side, the end product looks quite luxuous. Colours and contrast on the sleeve are rather close to the original, however the American volume 1 sleeve is slightly too dark and volume 2 pink is not bright enough.
Find below (and on my page Manga > Couvertures (covers)) my photos from the two editions for comparison.

Along with this news I jumped on the occasion to scan and upload their atogaki. For Europeans: if you want to buy the US books, I would tell you to check out Amazon.co.uk: books will arrive faster than from Amazon.com and the final price of the parcel may be a bit cheaper (depending on euro change). In any case, please keep in mind that one book costs about 15-16 €, most certainly because of its size, hard cover and colourful page...

Last thing, I added an old French article about Angel Sanctuary from the defunct magazine "Gameplay RPG" and I also fixed broken links from other mags.

Kakei no Alice japonais et américain (2016) Kakei no Alice japonais et américain (2016)

 

New batch of pictures and soon Alice v5

Hiya, I'm back here with news and lots of pictures! Kakei no Alice volume 5 will be released on 3rd of March 2016, it will include chapters 16 to 20. This tankoubon unveils stories around Tsukito and Zeno's past and we also discover Alice becoming even crazier. Chapter 21 is out pretty soon on February 27 in Aria #4.

Regarding galleries, I've added 44 sketches fetched on Kaori Yuki sensei's Twitter (you will notice that she is currently somewhat obsessed with the anime Osomatsu-san now airing in Japan), 5 scans from Alice along with its 2 latest title pages, a dozen of sensei's collages taken from Twitter and 2 surprises: new originals of Cain-sama and Michael!! Eyes food!

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Alice chapter 18

Kakei no Alice chapter 18 has been released at the end of October, in which new identities are unveiled: Ibara's wrestling hobby and Zeno's through a flashback about his childhood. Find below a few pictures from Aria #12 where it is issued. Weirdly enough, they echo rather well current events in France...

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AGF 2015 fair

During the upcoming weekend of November 7-8 will take place the Animate Girl Festival at Ikebukuro Animate store in Tokyo. Aria will bring a nice amount of goods for sale related to their current success series, as such there will be key holders, paper letter sets, badge cans, bromide cards and framed posters (fukusei genga). Kaori Yuki fans will be able to fetch Kakei no Alice goods and to buy a signed copy of volume 1.

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Brand new guestbook

Very quickly, I inform you that the website guestbook has officially reopened. I finally took the time to create a new one since the old one has been eaten by the langoliers. Luckily I had foreseen this dreadful day and had a backup of all your old messages, it is now online here. Please don't be shy and post some words! Tell me what you think about the site or Kaori Yuki sensei. ^_~

 

Alice in Murderland special

I finally updated Kakei no Alice page with information about extra cards, volume 4 and licences. Regarding pictures, I scanned title pages of chapters 16 and 17 - with a colored Stella! - and a few pictures from ch.16 and 17 that I like: we finally meet Ibara, another sister of Stella... I also added pictures to my "divers" gallery ("misc.") coming from Yuki sensei's tweets, including an Attack on Titan fanart. ^^
By the way, you can have a look at the manga until chapter 10 (volume 3) in Chinese here. There is no English version easily available online as the series is being published in the USA since June 2015.

Japan events summary:Etc...

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