Alice 19th, Volume 3: Chained

Alice 19th, Volume 3: Chained

by Yuu Watase

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Overview

Jealous of Alice and Kyô's feeling for each other, Mayura embraces the forces of the dark nether world she is trapped in and ventures to use the negative power of the Maram Words. Sibling rivalry reaches new heights when the Seno sisters are pitted against each other armed with the power of words!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591162308
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 03/11/2004
Series: Alice 19th Series , #3
Edition description: Original
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 633,942
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Yuu Watase debuted in the Shôjo Comic manga anthology in 1989. She won the 43rd Shogakukan Manga Award with Ceres: Celestial Legend. One of her most famous works is Fushigi Yûgi, a series that has inspired the prequel Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden. In 2008, Arata: The Legend started serialization in Weekly Shonen Sunday."

Yuu Watase debuted in the Shôjo Comic manga anthology in 1989. She won the 43rd Shogakukan Manga Award with Ceres: Celestial Legend. One of her most famous works is Fushigi Yûgi, a series that has inspired the prequel Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden. In 2008, Arata: The Legend started serialization in Weekly Shonen Sunday."

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Alice 19th, Volume 3: Chained 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
DQBunny on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
(Originally written for Anime on DVD.com)With Alice's mother in the hospital and her father missing, Frey and Kyo decide to temporairly move in and watch over Alice. While this is accompanied by the typical walking in on a naked member of the opposite sex scene, they also discover what caused Alice's mother to fall ill in the first place and what happened to her father.They manage to head into Alice's father's heart, where they discover that Mayura was the one who had taken him into the darkness. The experience causes both Alice and Kyo to realize their feelings for each other and for Alice to confront Mayura about them. But as she does so, she discovers that both her and Kyo are what are termed "special lotus master." And there is a darker force at work, who's playing Mayura like a puppet. Even though Alice's father and Mayura both come home, things aren't resolved and they wind up taking a tragic turn for Alice and Kyo...This book can be quite confusing. With the tossing around of all the new Lotis words and the origins behind them, but it's extremely hard to put down once you start reading. There are some twists thrown in here that you don't quite expect to happen, but you're not surprised when they do either. And it doesn't make them any less shocking. This is one of those series where you really need to read each volume twice, once to see what happens and again to absorb the events.This book really advances the relationship between Alice and Kyo, and it also advances the relationship Alice and Mayura and Alice and her parents. The final one is resolved to a point where I'm satisfied. The Seno parents aren't completely enlightened about what's going on, but they understand that they helped cause it.Meanwhile, things between Alice and Mayura take a downward spiral, but Alice sees what is really going on in Mayura's mind at times. Alice again shows how fast she's maturing by finding the strength to be honest with her feelings. That's not easy for her. But those familiar with the Miaka/Yui friendship from Fushigi Yugi can see the similarities with Alice/Mayura and at times, Mayura's actions reminded me a lot of Yui. But the difference to me is that I feel I care more about Alice and I can identify with Alice a whole lot better than I could with Miaka.There are several times in this volume that I'm reminded of previous Yu Watase works (particularly Fushigi Yugi) and other series such as Cardcaptor Sakura. But what keeps me hooked are the character-driven relationships. These relationships cause the larger quest for the Lotis Words to take a back seat, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. One of the problems with Fushigi Yugi was that it tried to do the same thing, but it had such a large cast and it was hard to give the same focus without having some of the characters suffer. With Alice 19th, there are four core characters and a supporting cast that's roughly the same size for now. It's easier to really delve into the characters and make you care about them. And with the cliffhanger this volume ended on, I can't wait for the next to come out. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good...but I wouldn't say it is Watase's best. I prefer Fushigi Yugi and Ayashi no Ceres. There is a problem in this volume. I think Viz didn't proofread too well...because my copy of this book actually has a missing speech bubble on page 56....where Alice should be saying "senpai" on the bottom left panel. Please proofread these things Viz. They are expensive! Now you wonder why people are gravitating towards scans!  
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is almost the best thing I've read. I liked vol.1 the best... I think anyone who doesn't like this series has to be crazy! Kyo is SO hot too. I can't believe he kissed her! I can't wait to see what happens next!
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was the best one ive read so far....i havent found the 4th in stock anywhere yet!!! i had no idea kyo was in love with alice! i mean i had a little idea that he liked her....but not enough to kiss her! ^_^
Guest More than 1 year ago
i was so shocked!(if you call dumping the girl who has the power to shred your body from limb to limb a shock, be my guest) who knew that sibling rivalry would go so far. man, mayura just needs to let go of kyo. and poor alice, not being able to tell him now thats its to late. i think by far number 2 and 3 are the best, especially frey in this one. *}Cutie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In bk.3, mayura is back and kyo and alice are closer than ever. mayura pretends that she doen't remember anything but tells alice otherwise. somethings mysterious about frey. End is so good and leaves you begging 4 the next. Also, something about alice and kyo having lots of power and the joining some neo lotis masters league thing. sheck it out. you wont be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This serie is getting so much better! Very serious cliffing hang but shocking, this volumn is so cool. If you like humor then it's a very good one because I was laughing my head off.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great. I couldn't get over all of the drama. But I also think that the ending had too much suspense and now I'm dying to read the 4th book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a true obsessor of Yu Watase's work and with every series it just keeps getting better!! This Series is soooo Awesome!! and this book is awesome!!!!