Okaeri Alice
Welcome Back, Alice
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Okaeri Alice

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Japanese: おかえりアリス
English: Welcome Back, Alice
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 40
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 9, 2020 to Aug 9, 2023
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Themes: Love Polygon Love Polygon, School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Oshimi, Shuuzou (Story & Art)


Score: 7.031 (scored by 75427,542 users)
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Ranked: #83182
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Popularity: #853
Members: 20,975
Favorites: 324


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Volumes: /7
Chapters: /40
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Welcome Back, Alice
Volume 1


Childhood friends Youhei, Kei, and Yui are reunited in high school. But what seemed like a straightforward love triangle between the three of them takes an unexpected turn when Kei shows up looking and dressed like a girl.

In this story of adolescent awakening, perversion, and love, Oshimi sets out to explore the boundaries of gender, sexuality, and identity.

(Source: Kodansha USA)


Okaeri Alice has been published digitally in English as Welcome Back, Alice by Kodansha USA under the Vertical Comics imprint since February 15, 2022, and in print since June 7, 2022.



Aug 8, 2023
"Okaeri Alice" by Shuuzou Oshimi is truly a unique manga. You don't see comic books like that very often. It is more like an experience, telling a story about gender identity, sexual desires, self-acceptance, self-esteem, puberty. All of that presented in a respectful and realistic way, as one would expect from a manga by created by Oshimi-sensei. Realism of "Okaeri Alice" becomes even more impressing when the person reading it is familiar with psychology, so a lot of emotions, reactions or situations happening to the characters of this manga can be easily detected as fine examples of certain behaviors known in the field of clinical ...
Oct 6, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Okaeri Alice is thematically about how social constructs of gender limits us from freedom of expression. It is not necessarily a work aimed at queer audiences, but anyone who is conscious of performative roles based on gender and the pressure that may come from living up to those expectations. Okaeri Alice can be fairly problematic in the way that it executes this message, and it needed more time in the oven to fully realize its message, but is nonetheless a sincere attempt at solving a complex identity issue.

The protagonist Yoh is effectively the vehicle ...
Apr 1, 2022
Preliminary (23/40 eps)
As of writing this, I've read two other works by Shuzo Oshimi - "Flowers of Evil" & "A Trail of Blood".
I appreciated both for their emotive, suspenseful character art, and the palpable, ever-escalating anxiety it created. Between the two, I felt the author established a very distinct style, with an obvious knack for psychosexual drama - honest, detailed portrayals of tortured sexuality at young age, and a touch of absurdity that didn't bother me personally.
"Welcome back, Alice" is an ongoing story with many of the same features - an obsessive, loveshy protagonist, torn up by the eccentric and assertive personalities of the women that orbit ...

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