“Alice in the Country of Clover: Ace of Hearts” is a fantasy manga based on the visual novel by Quin Rose. Ace is a knight who serves the Palace of Hearts and is a good friend of the Clockmaker, Julius, who he helps by retrieving the clocks of dead Wonderland citizens. However, despite his friendly demeanor, he’s deeply unstable and a professional killer. Can Alice and Ace find a way to make their relationship work without the loss of life?
This probably should have been expanded as a short series in order to provide more character development for Ace. Unlike Blood Durpe, Ace is oddly more likable, if not less psychotic. Which means that it would have been great to see Alice show Ace that acting so cavalier about murder isn’t a good things. It would also have been nice if the story explored his friendship with Julius. Honolulu Quin Rose fans may enjoy this manga.
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