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Alice 19th  
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Alice Seno seems like a normal girl in high school. She's a bit shy, she's got a crush on a boy named Kyou, 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.


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Associated Names
The Lotis Master

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Eternal Blue
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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.5 by Selene Scans (3659d ago)
v.7 c.4 by Selene Scans (3686d ago)
v.7 c.5 (End) by Eternal Blue (3740d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)
4 Bunko Volumes

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User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (639 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.27 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 21st 2015, 6:25pm PST



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Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

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Viz (7 Volumes - Complete)

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Shallow and a little Trashy   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by NoOneSpecial75
September 17th, 2015, 5:58am
Sometimes Yu Watase tries to tell a story between various men sexually harassing her main charcaters, and some times she does not. This is certainly a case of the later. Her art is still strong and her pannel layouts are good, hence why I'm giving it a '5' and not a '2', but she draws her characters so similar anyway, just pick any other Yu Watase manga to read if all you want is this art style.

The plot lacks any kind of twist or depth and the main character might as well be a cardboard cutout of a girl. I think people are often too critical of shojo heroines, but in this case it's true. She's not attractive, has no real skills or hobbies, and just pines over her sister's boyfriend... Sigh...

... Last updated on September 17th, 2015, 5:59am
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Not for anyone over 15...   
Rating: 4.5 / 10.0
by Divina=^.^=
March 7th, 2015, 1:05pm
This was dreadful, I had to push myself to finish it. Quite punishing. The fighting style (using words) not only doesn't "translate" well into this medium (may work better in anime) but even worse, it was full of plot-holes and unexplained elements. You are supposed to suspend your disbelief beyond comparison, even for a Majou story. To add insult to injury, the dialogues were horrible and utterly cheesy. There was no character growth. Everything was superficial. And last but most certainly not least, I hate that the mangaka consistently creates storylines that pervert female relationships and reduce them to jealousy over a guy. And the cherry on top: She even
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
redeems Kyou's father in the end - someone who was abusive to his wife.
Umm, NO.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by cecixiao78
December 3rd, 2011, 1:56pm
It's your very typical manga. It's very cute and is not bad if you like to read about romance and don't mind the fantasy and how it's like other mangas. I had a good time reading it I think but it didn't leave a big impression on me seeing how I completely forgotten what this manga is about but since I finished it i assume it wasn't a completely horrible manga
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Just your average fantasy/romance shoujo   
Rating: N/A
by Koetsjie
February 20th, 2011, 9:05am
My title pretty much says it already. I agree with LUEser & despelucada here. It's pretty much your average fantasy shoujo with A LOT of sappy boring romance and bishounen. It got sometimes pretty confusing as well, switching to this scéne and then suddenly to another. Very weird, at some points I couldn't even follow anymore what was going on.

The first volume was fine and pretty enjoyable, it really seemed like it would be a good shoujo. Okay, there were some cheesy contents here and there, but this wasn't really bothersome actually. It all started around the half of the second volume - third volume that it started to be really, really annoying. All that hassle about sisters loving one person... it seemed more that it was about the romance rather than the fantasy - the lotus world and such, which I loved by the way. It could be such an interesting shoujo if it was more about the fantasy instead of the sappy, annoying romance. The author seriously screwed it up at this point. Sad, very sad...

I don't recommend this to people who wanted to read this because of the fantasy, because trust me, the fantasy is more at the background. However, if you like your shoujo with a lot of sappy romance and pretty bishounen, you'll probably like this, especially if you're around the age of 13.
If you still are curious about it, just read the first volume and don't bother the rest. Seriously, you'll feel like you've wasted your time and be disappointed. I am at least.
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I Really Liked It   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Little_Sparrow937
February 6th, 2011, 1:55pm
I've never actually read any of Watase Yuu's work before, but I've seen Fushigi Yuugi in its anime form so I kinda had an idea of what I might expect from the characters and story. It turned out that I really liked it. The main character Alice wasn't a really powerful, independent girl, but she wasn't helpless either. Unlike Miaka, she could be counted on to take care of herself. The story was really creative too with the idea that words can be just as harmful as actions. Yes, the romance can be a little over the top and slightly cheesy sometimes, but its definitely something looking into.
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Cute for good or bad   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by booknik
November 18th, 2010, 11:22am
While I've seen anime since I was little (not that I knew it as such, it was just cartoons to me), my first exposure to manga came through one of my close friends in high school. I've yet to figure out if it was fortunate or unfortunate. Anyway I was exposed to a ton of shojo that I would never come close to picking up on my own. This is one of those series. The fact that I finished it says a lot for it. Definately written for girls and hopeless case romantics like my friend. Just pick it up and see you'll like it or you'll hate it.
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An Interesting World of Words   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by thetindog
August 29th, 2010, 1:46pm
I could easily write that it's classic Watase Yuu, and people who know what that means wouldn't have to read any further... but I'll elaborate.

Our heroine this time is Alice Seno. She's a bit more innocent and pure-hearted than some of Watase's previous heroine, but not as annoying as Fushigi Yuugi's Miaka. It has the traditional love interest that Alice is too shy to confess to, and a female rival (her sister) that Alice can't help but feel inferior too. Pretty basic.

But what made this series stand out to me would have to be both the interesting side characters and the system of magic. Often times fantasy series will fall into the traditional war of good vs evil, but not so common is the war of good words vs evil words. Also many of the later side characters are interesting and serve as a good shake up to what's been happening in the main story.

As always the art is very beautiful. If you're a fan of Watase Yuu, you'll definitely want to check this one out.
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it good!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yume_no_kokoro
June 26th, 2010, 7:14am
this is a pretty good manga!
yeah, i agree with some of the comments, below, it is one of those you love or you hate!
errrr, yeahh, i didn't hate it, i didn't love it but read it!
and if it was boring i wouldn't have finished it, so it not a waste of time, it is just something, that you wouldn't yell about, but say it! biggrin
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i can see where ur coming from but....   
Rating: N/A
by heichu
January 25th, 2010, 6:38pm
Yuu Watase was my first shoujo mangka and she holds a place in my heart....maybe if i was older when i found her stuff i wouldn't of liked it as much but this one of my fav series of all times i like the darkness of the story and the power of words message. I guess when it comes down to it im just a sucker for forbidden love.
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In all honesty...   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
October 14th, 2009, 8:36am
This is a little straightforward, but I don't like most of Watase's works at all. I read some of her more popular works and they just aren't exactly to-die-for. The slice-of-life school life and the dramatic demon-fighting guns blazing, for the mangaka, should be separated. She doesn't do a very good blend of both genres; not to mention, it's in most of her works and it's become quite boring to read.

The mangaka does the school life genre really nice. It's a nice and light touch on the everyday social life. If she did one manga entire on school life based on her "Fushigi Yugi," "Ceres: Celestial Legend," and "Alice 19th" works, I think I would find it as pleasant as Fruits Basket. In fact, I loved her Imadoki! manga. It's absolutely beautiful and it's very sweet and simple; it was entirely on social life, such as school, home, and work.
Her save-the-world genre isn't bad either; I have to admit, she's got a pretty vast imagination. I appreciate it, but like I have said before, Yuu's blend of the two just doesn't quite do it for me. I don't know if she's doing anymore manga, but I do hope to read something more decent in the future.

This manga, however, was pretty boring to me. There were scenes, or rather pages and even chapters, where there were a lot of dialogue, information that the reader needs to absorb to understand what's going on. So for me, if I scroll to the next few pages and just a crapload of dialogue, I usually just skip over because they don't usually refer back to that "important" info. And then!...there are other scenes (or pages and chapters) of just fighting and the movements are extremely hard to follow so I just skip over them also. This work has the usual boring romance the mangaka is obsessed with. Know this: if you read one of her works, chances are, the other one is gonna be very similar. I do, however, recommend this to anyone who is really into super cheesy romance manga.

... Last updated on March 1st, 2015, 3:25pm
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