My Reading Brain

Alice 19th, Vol. 1

By: Yuu Watase
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Series: ありす19th [Alice 19th] (#1)
Summary: Alice Seno seems like a normal girl in high school. She's a bit shy, she's got a crush on a boy named Kyô, and she's got an older sister who is more popular than she is...pretty normal stuff, until Alice has an encounter with a mysterious and magical rabbit girl that changes the course of her life, and Alice is introduced to the sublime power of the Lotis Words.

Alice Seno is a seemingly shy and meek girl who always seems to be outshined by her older sister Mayura. One day, Alice has an encounter with a mysterious and magical rabbit girl, and her life is turned upside down. Alice discovers that certain words have power, and that she has the potential to be master of a set of sublimely powerful words called the Lotis Words. But power always comes with a price, and the price may turn out to be Alice's sister Mayura...


Review: Alice is the younger sister of Mayura, Mayura is the most popular girl in school, while Alice is shy. Alice, in love with Kyou, rescues a magical rabbit and realizes she is a Lotis Master, a magic girl with power over words. The problem arises when Mayura becomes Kyou’s girlfriend and arranges a date between some guy and Alice. Using her Lotis word power, Alice makes her sister disappear.

I thought it was a cute and simple first volume!

I have enjoyed reading Alice 19th so far and I think the overall idea is adorable. While the artwork and panels are impressive, the plot falls short.

Despite its many clichés, it is quite enjoyable once you adopt a mentality of enjoying and taking everything lightly.

I think Alice 19th is an enjoyable manga that could use a bit more development in certain story aspects.