Sep 29, 2022
I really wanted to rate this higher, but it just fails in its execution. Those who know me, know I'm deeply interested in the Alice in Wonderland narrative, it's way more important than most people would assume. Figures like Aleister Crowley considered it a sort of allegory on the Qabalah, and cognitive scientists are studying its structure and significance, just to name few things.
Here we have the simple template, so I'll just mention the things that stood out for me. As usual with the Japanese, they twist things their own ways, but it's remarkable and worthwhile when they ace it. Alas, the staff behind this
obviously are not familiar with the original text and its cosmic potential. Licca is introduced to the Dodo bird before entering the other world, and strangely the role of her cat (Dinah, here named Ine) is far more present with a different role in the dynamics of the story, these are worth observing details and I wonder what would come out of it. Just around the middle the story starts transforming almost into a Wizard of Oz narrative, those people most likely did this without smoking hash and the like, think of it.
Another detail that I liked is the dreams distillation part, cute stuff.
Only for fans of the Alice narrative.
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