Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, POP Wonderland Edition

This was a curious find at the library.



Or should I say, curiouser and curiouser?   Well, okay, that doesn't really work.  But I had to say it - I love Alice!

There is a series of POP Wonderland picture books, published by Dark Horse Books in the US.  They are Japanese retellings of famous stories, featuring lush pastel illustrations in the anime/manga vein.  Alice, of course, is much simplified from the original Lewis Carroll work, but it made for appropriate bedtime reading.










The stories were adapted in Japanese by Michiyo Hayano and translated into English by Camellia Nieh.

Our library had two copies of this one floating around.  Alas, it has none of the other books in the series.  Fairy tales!  I am curious about those, too!


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  1. Holy Moly Macaroni!! Are you kidding me? Japanese anime Alice and fairy tales?? This is the COOLEST!!!!! What an awesome find!

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    1. I posted a link on Facebook to a short 1981 animated version of Alice that they used to show on Nickelodeon back in the day. It definitely had Japanese animators. This book reminded me of that cartoon, although it definitely skews more modern.

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    2. So I checked at my library -- they had a couple (Red Riding Hood and I forget the other one) but they were only in Japanese!! le bummer

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    3. Ha! I would check them out to look at the pictures...

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  2. So did you like it? Was is well done? This looks just like something my little sis would really love. She's a HUGE anime fan. Me... I haven't decided :)

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    1. Well, the text was faithful to the source material, although too condensed to keep any of the cleverness or depth. The main attraction is the artwork, which is very modern manga. Note Alice's short skirt, and how she seems a bit older. It was interesting. I am not a huge anime fan, either, although there are definitely some things I liked. My kid brother is a total fanatic.

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    2. "... some things I like." No -d. Not past tense.

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