Alice 19th, Volume 4: Unrequited Love

Alice 19th, Volume 4: Unrequited Love

by Yuu Watase

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Overview

Mayura's envy of Alice and Kyo's relationship makes her vulnerable to being devoured by Darva, dark mistress of the Maram words. Can neo Lotis Masters Alice and Kyo save her from Darva?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591162414
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 05/24/2004
Series: Alice 19th Series , #4
Edition description: Original
Pages: 200
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 4: Unrequited Love 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
DQBunny on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
(Originally written for Anime on DVD.com)This volume picks up where the last left off, with Alice struggling with Kyo's declaration and the curse that Mayura placed on him. The majority of the book centers around Alice and Kyo dancing around their feelings for each other. Kyo persistently tells Alice that he loves her while she does her best to express her feelings back without actually telling him.Surrounding all of this is Mayura, whose jealousy for Kyo and Alice causes her to take action. She attacks her sister while they're bathing, then proceeds to take over Tokyo's Metropolian Tower with Darva possessing her. This causes Kyo and Alice to fully accept their duties as Lotis Masters and vow to defeat the Maram while saving Mayura in the process. They immediately do battle with Mayura at the tower, but Alice is hurt during the fight. This is when they meet up with a young Lotis Master, Chris from England, who takes them to the new headquarters in Tokyo. That's when he informs Kyo, Alice and Frey that they will all be living together.Alice goes home to tell her family after Frey makes a declaration of his own to her, and Kyo goes home to tell his uncle - only to find out that Mayura's been at work again...This was a pretty eventful volume if you put it in context, but in reality, nothing was actually done. It pretty much formalizes what was set up in the first three volumes - that Kyo and Alice love each other, that Mayura is completely taken over by Darva, Frey has feelings for Alice and Kyo and Alice formally become Lotis Masters.For those reasons, everything seemed to come to a stanstill. The exchange between Alice and Frey reminded me of the one between Aya and Yuhi in Ceres: Celestial Legend, when he also declares his feelings. Alice and Kyo themselves seem to morph into Miaka and Tamahome from Fushigi Yugi, every time he declares his love and she pushes him away. Seeing those scenes and those plots basically be reused from some of Watase's older works causes Alice and Kyo to lose their uniqueness. Even Mayura is reminding me of Yui from Fushigi Yugi.There are some things I really like about the volume. The introduction of the new Lotis Master, Chris, was interesting - as well as learning about some of the different powers of the Lotis Masters and Maram Masters. My favorite part of the book was the exchange between Alice and her mother at the end. Alice comes home to find that Mayura has destroyed her room and Mayura exposes Alice's relationship with Kyo to her parents. While Alice's father immediately leaves the scene, Alice's mother goes up to her and says that Alice must be hurting as much as Mayura. She is very calm and does her best to not take sides with this. I really like this, because it shows that the parents have grown because of the ordeal their daughters are going through.Alice 19th is still a good series, and having volume 5 in hand, I know that it quickly rises back to the original vitality that it has. But, this volume is bogged down by conventions that Yu Watase uses in her other works and causes the story to lose its uniqueness. But, it is still a good read and a good volume to pick up to get the finer details and to see Alice and Kyo in battle mode. Oh, and the Lotis guide at the back of the book is a must.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely awsome never read a series like this ever! An absolute must have book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the time that I started this series, I had already read other Yuu Watase books, including Fushigi Yugi and Ceres: Celestial Legend. I think this series is by far the best of the three though. The plot is very intricate, making you guess at the next part of the story and keeps you on your toes. There's excellent characters, from Alice, a seemingly normal girl with a crush on her sister's boyfriend (although she never tells anyone) from Kyo, a teenage boy with a dark past, to Frey, a flirtatious Scandanavian, this book has something for everyone in it. Whether you're looking for a good manga, good art, or a good plot, this series is a must-read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
it draws you in. it is he best book i have read in my life. i have read 1-3.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My friend gave me the first two books in the series to read on a trip, and I fell in love. this is my favorite series, and this is the best book in it-so far.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series is so awsome! I absolutly love it and can't wait to read the next ones but at the same time, I'm going to be sad to see the end of this series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again Ms.Watase never dissapoints!! In this even BEtter manga, Yu Watase is over doing herself and its great! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!