Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz 5

July 29, 2015

QuinRose/Mamenosuke Fujimaru – Seven Seas Entertainment – 2013 – 7 volumes

This book switched over halfway to include a story set in the Country of Hearts.  I was upset at first, but the story is so adorable that now I hope the next volume has the second half of that story.  Although I’m a little puzzled as to why it wouldn’t have been its own Hearts volume?  Whatever.  This series pretty much set Boris up as my favorite character, so more Boris stories are never a bad thing.

I thought there might be Hearts content, since Gowland and Julius illustrations opened the volume. In my heart of hearts, I was hoping that it would have been a move back to the Country of Hearts.  That wouldn’t happen, but the tie-in story is the next best thing.  It’s about Boris and Alice growing close in the Amusement Park, because what else would it be about in this series?

There’s a Hatter plot afoot (isn’t that always the case?), and while it’s handled fairly seriously, it’s obvious it doesn’t directly endanger Alice.  Alice moves out of the Hatter mansion here, which may mean we won’t see what it is, but it will more likely be the climax to the series.  I wish there was  different story idea to use, because that’s how Knight’s Knowledge ended as well.

Alice and Boris are in pretty solid boyfriend/girlfriend territory, so I’m not sure how much more development we’ll see from them.  Of course, they can do pretty much whatever they want, and it would be adorable.  One of the main things here (aside from Boris saving her from a rival gang attack) is a tea party at Heart Castle, and Vivaldi teases them both.  It’s pretty great.

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