Alice in the Country of Hearts reading order.
Posted 3/28/16
I recently stumbled across Alice in The Country of Hearts and decided I want to read this series. I understand Country of Hearts is the first set, but I am having trouble determining which manga is actually the first volume. I have came across several listed as volume one. I currently have White Rabbit and Some Afternoon Tea vol 1 and also The Mad Hatter's Late Night Tea Party vol 1.

I have read several articles claiming they are episodic and cannot find a definitive list. Is anyone able to provide me with a reading guide or the name of the very first volume possibly? If they are episodic that is fine. But I am hoping to at least read the beginning manga first.

Also any thoughts on this manga if you have read the series(without spoilers of course)? It would be greatly appreciated
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Posted 3/28/16 , edited 3/28/16
Well, it's a manga adaptation of an otome dating game, there's the Country of Hearts arc that spans 3 volumes. The others that you have mentions are adapations of each guy's route, so there is no real order. Just go with which ever guy you like!

I assume each manga will reveal more about the guy's personality and backstory, much like in dating games. Some guys had more of a hand in Alice's past than others. Of course, there is supposedly a 'true route'/'true guy' (one where you learn about why Alice got sucked into Wonderland and all) but I'm not sure of they adapted his route yet. In order of the games, it goes Hearts, Clover, Diamond. Not totally sure if they have done any manga other than the Land of Hearts though.

Hope this helps!
Posted 3/28/16

haz_no_life wrote:

Well, it's a manga adaptation of an otome dating game, there's the Country of Hearts arc that spans 3 volumes. The others that you have mentions are adapations of each guy's route, so there is no real order. Just go with which ever guy you like!

I assume each manga will reveal more about the guy's personality and backstory, much like in dating games. Some guys had more of a hand in Alice's past than others. Of course, there is supposedly a 'true route'/'true guy' (one where you learn about why Alice got sucked into Wonderland and all) but I'm not sure of they adapted his route yet. In order of the games, it goes Hearts, Clover, Diamond. Not totally sure if they have done any manga other than the Land of Hearts though.

Hope this helps!


It does help and I appreciate it. I did see manga available for Clover and Diamond as well. I am new to manga and have never attempted a series like this so it is a bit confusing. I came across multiple volumes for Country of Hearts labeled as volume 1, but now it makes better sense. Thanks
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just thought I would help out, yes there is no set order, but with the series titles, it is supposed to go hearts, clover, joker, diamond.
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I know you posted this ages ago, but I'd just thought I'd help out in case anyone else wants to read the series. There isn't a predefined way, but there is a way that will make comprehending the series easy.

First there is the Alice in the Country of Hearts books. There are six individual volumes (only five being published in English by TokyoPop) which were then re-released into three omnibuses (all six volumes were covered in these omnibuses). These volumes should be read first as they lay out the story and have all of the major world building from the Country of Hearts.

Once you have read those volumes, you can move onto any other books labelled Alice in the Country of Hearts. These are books such as Alice in the Country of Hearts: Mad Hatter's Late Night Tea Party Vol 1 & 2 or Alice in the Country of Hearts: The Clockmaker's Story. These books are spin-offs of the original six books and are sort of like "what if" scenarios e.g. What if Alice fell in love with the clockmaker? You don't need to read any of these to continue on to later stories, but you can.

Then there is the Alice in the Country of Clover books. These are also partially spin-offs, but they are sequels to alternate realities of the original six books. There are many different volumes in this particular series, but I recommend reading Alice in the Country of Clover: The Cheshire Cat's Waltz Vol 1-7 as these seven books include all of the world building in the Country of Clover (while also being focused on Boris the Cheshire cat's relationship with Alice). Then you can move on to any other books with "clover" on their title.

After reading Alice in the Country of Clover: The Cheshire Cat's Waltz, you can read the Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liars Game vol 1-7 which include all of the world building of the Country of Joker. The Joker books are like a even more Blood Dupre centered Country of Hearts happened, and another Blood Dupre centered Country of Clover happened (which is why you need to have read some of the Country of Clover books to explain the world of Clover). After Circus and Liars game you can read any of the books with "joker" in their title.

Finally, you can read the light novel Alice in the Country of Diamonds: Bet on my Heart, which is yet another spin off featuring Blood Dupre with all of the knowledge from the previous books. As Quinrose is no longer publishing books, this is the last book about diamonds (besides from the short story fables collection with Diamonds in it's name). There was also meant to be a book centered on the "Twin World" but that was never released in English. If you don't mind reading online fan-translated scans, you can read the Twin World books after this.

I hope this helped anyone trying to get into the series!
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