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Seven Seas Adds Alice in the Country of Joker, Crimson Empire Manga

posted on 2012-06-11 23:09 EDT
Both titles based on QuinRose romance adventure games

North American publisher Seven Seas Entertainment has confirmed that they will release the Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar's Game manga adaptation of QuinRose's Joker no Kuni no Alice fantasy romance adventure game. The manga began its serialization in Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum manga magazine last April. The first volume of the manga is currently listed for a February 1, 2013 release. The title tells the story of the protagonist, Alice, who finds herself in a fantastic circus-prison world that changes drastically depending on the season.

Seven Seas has also confirmed that they will be releasing Hazuki Futaba's Crimson Empire: Circumstances to Serve a Noble, the manga adaptation of the QuinRose game of the same name. The manga began its serialization in Ichijinsha's Zero-Sum Ward magazine in 2008, and has been collected into three volumes so far. The game tells the story of Sheila Rozann, a maid who serves the second prince of a royal family who also acts as his bodyguard, having been trained as an assassin when formerly enslaved.

Seven Seas Entertainment announced last year that it licensed the manga adaptations of another game in the franchise, Alice in the Country of Clover (Clover no Kuni no Alice). Tokyopop published the first Alice in the Country of Hearts (Heart no Kuni no Alice - Wonderful Wonder World) manga adaptation in North America, and Yen Press has since picked up the license. The Alice in the Country of Hearts: Wonderful Wonder World anime film opened in Japan last July.

Thanks to Conner Crooks for the news tip.

Update: Corrected typo in headline. Thanks, Adam Arnold.


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