When Alice finds his way to Wonderland, he's brought before the Queen of Hearts by the Mad Hatter and given a deadly challenge: he must kill the White Rabbit, or be doomed to be lost forever. As Alice tries to unravel the mystery of his task, he encounters a variety of friends and foes, including the mischievous Cheshire Cat, adorable Duchess, and even a seductive Caterpillar...
f you liked Are You Alice ?, you'll like Heart No Kuni No Alice and vice versa. Both are inspired by Alice In Wonderland. Both Alice have their own goal to reach to get out of Wonderland. But if the first one is taking the dark path, the second one may seem lighter at first, but if you take a close look at it, it's also dark.
On the eve of nobleman Oz Bezarius's fifteenth birthday, he and his loved ones gather to celebrate in a coming-of-age ceremony. But after Oz steps under a long-stopped clock and the hands finally move once more - thus fulfilling a mysterious prophecy - he is violently thrown into the legendary prison known as the Abyss by three cloaked intruders. Existing in another dimension, the Abyss is home to lifeforms born within its walls known as Chains; these beings can only live in the real world if they make contracts with humans, binding their power to the person's body. However, there's a catch - in time, the human will be overcome by the Chain's power and then thrown into the deepest level of the Abyss. When Oz wakes up in the Abyss he is quickly attacked by hungry Chains, only to be saved by one named Alice - a Chain who appeared just before he was thrown into the prison. Together, the two make a contract and return to the real world, where they are enlisted into the Pandora organization - a group researching both the Abyss and the trio that threw Oz into it. Along with members of Pandora, the duo searches to find Alice's lost memory fragments that are scattered throughout the world, to discover the secrets of the Abyss, and to determine if there's a way their contract can be broken without killing either Oz or Alice.
Pandora Hearts and Alice in the Country of Hearts play on the Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass theme in original ways. Without being retellings of the story proper these manga both draw elements from the Lewis Carroll story to craft their own universes. In Alice the shout-outs are integral to the very concept while Pandora relates to the novels in a less direct way that is mostly just aesthetic. There is plenty of adventure to both and take advantage of Wonderland's surreal atmosphere to further the plot.
In both stories a girl ends up getting caughtin strange circumstances involving a group of men who are typically bishounen (pretty boys) and some younger male characters. Both are also based on old fairy tales. Snow White with Pretear and Alice in Wonderland for Alice in the Country of Hearts.