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Otome Visual Novel 'Trick or Alice' to be Animated

by symbv
May 31, 2013 12:50 PM | 53 Comments
After the release of the second (and last) Kuro to Kin no Akanai Kagi OVA on May 30th, otome animation studio An DerCen uploaded a video containing information about its next animation project. In the video, the key visual for the otome adults-only visual novel "Trick or Alice" by game maker "little cheese" can be seen. The visual novel, aimed for the adult female demography, shipped for Windows computers on August 4, 2012.

Synopsis:
Minase Arisa is a girl who has been enjoying her peaceful life with her family and friends. But on her birthday, those quiet days come to an end when she finds herself trapped in the fantastical world of Wonderland, where all her friends have been replaced with bizarre lookalikes, and everyone insists that she is Alice, the girl they have all been waiting for. She soon learns that everything is not all magic and enchantment, for the Queen of Hearts is a tyrant over all, Wonderland is an endlessly repeating world where time cannot advance, and only Alice can break the cycle. Desperately wanting to find the real Alice and return home, Arisa now finds herself bearing the burdens of an entire world.

Source: Video uploaded by An DerCen

Story by Turb0_mugen

Trick or Alice on MAL

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merurin said:
So many reversed harems VNs getting adaptations lately and I remain unimpressed -.- Can we get a new Ouran please?


I strongly second this notion.

Oct 1, 2013 10:44 PM by tiffanyhng

There seems to be a lot of manservice this year. (Prince-Sama season 2, Free!, Brother's Conflict, etc.)

Jul 7, 2013 3:56 AM by Nekostigmatic

Sanguis said:
Ay me dios there's been a whole lot of otome game adaptions recently, eh?

It's even more interesting since this one has NSFW content, oh la la.

better if this contain yandere ending like Kuro to Kin no Akanai Kagi

sorry but please i really hate that person in your avatar

Jun 4, 2013 4:05 PM by shagek1

Ay me dios there's been a whole lot of otome game adaptions recently, eh?

It's even more interesting since this one has NSFW content, oh la la.

Jun 3, 2013 8:18 PM by Sanguis

phoenixalia said:


Ehh...yea, I know about how Studio Deen butchers anime. I liked the otoge a lot too. I follow otoge summaries so I should know. But yeah, it was hard to watch with a straight face lol.
And then came J.C Staff with Arcana. I was HOPING J.C would do a good job but no. It's not like they can only do bad stuff. The recent shounen romcoms by them(Henneko, Sakurasou) were quite good. But when it came to Arcana....dunno what happened.
And then, when I was sure this time the anime will be great(Amnesia) Brains Base slapped me in face.(Hey that rhymed) Brains Base is a great studio with great anime but look at Amnesia. So I've kinda lost hope. The only studio I have hope left in is A-1 Pictures.


In my opinions, the problem came from the source materials and you should blame the staff involved rather than the studio itself.

Henneko and Sakurasou is adapted from Light Novels which is much easier to adapt to anime format, the story can only goes in one route.

Arcana and Amnesia is adapted from Visual Novels which is much harder to adapt to anime, they have multiple routes so if they only choose one route to adapt, other characters fans probably won't like it. Having only 12 episodes made them even worse, Hiiro no Kakera has 24 episodes so the story itself isn't butchered so much.

Utapri doesn't have these problems because the game doesn't have a canon route unlike these two. Despite it is enjoyable, it is actually a bad adaptation since it deviates from the game so much.

Jun 2, 2013 11:23 AM by melina_putri

looks interesting...though I don't really plan to watch , lol

Jun 2, 2013 8:50 AM by Sebastian333

moisy said:
with the recent interest in otoge i really hope they'll never butcher black wolves saga with some half-assed adaptation

^^^^^^^^^this. :/

Never touched Trick or Alice, only seen a friend playing it (just a little bit), so I can't really comment on this. Just gonna say hopefully they'll animate this one properly so that people won't complain much.

Jun 2, 2013 5:34 AM by Iru094

Akushumi said:
Im not trying to be a Debbie Downer here but this looks terrible.

lol I agree. The plot and character designs are just bad. And considering it's a hentai game, I have no interest in it. I'll be skipping this otome adaptation along with the sadist vampire one that's coming out soon.

Jun 1, 2013 10:29 PM by Disapparate

Im not trying to be a Debbie Downer here but this looks terrible.

Jun 1, 2013 5:12 PM by Shuhan

The otome adaptations make the heroine dumb, I don't know why anime studios decide to do this. When people judge Felicità from Arcana Famiglia or Haruka from UtaPri based on their anime counterparts is like saying that Aoko Aozaki sucks just because you watched the horrible Tsukihime OVA.

Arcana Famiglia could have been a very good anime if the infamous Chiaki Kon (didn't she have enough with the Umineko fiasco?) and J.C Staff decided to screw it.

About this adaptation, I didn't like this game, was quite meh in both graphic and story.
The only porn otome adaptation I would like to see is Tsubasa no Oka no Hime because of the femdom in practically all the routes, the fantasy setting and the impressive art (this would be butchered by the anime studio though).

When are we going to have an Are You Alice? anime? I would look forward to that and has enough fujoshi-bait with an interesting take on AIW.

Jun 1, 2013 12:56 PM by daisy23

I'm up for any otome game anime...as long as the heroine has some sort of personality. *cough* Amnesia *cough* >.>

Jun 1, 2013 12:36 PM by quietsnowfall

UtsukushiiYume said:


Actually, Hiiro no Kakera could have been really good. I mean the plot and concept were great and so was the story (the otoge is much, much better, it had a great story but some of the sequels got boring), but because Studio Deen adapted it the art and animation became so derpy that it was impossible to watch with a straight face, not to mention the numerous inconsistencies. If another studio had animated it, maybe it could have been better.

The Trick or Alice game was meh. It had an interesting concept, but I didn't really love the game. And thinking about how BAD the KuroKin OVA series was I'm not looking forward to this very much unless it's a TV anime. I mean, they took the gorgeous KuroKin art and turned it into some herp derp animation. I'm worried about the same happening here. Oh well, we'll see I guess.


Ehh...yea, I know about how Studio Deen butchers anime. I liked the otoge a lot too. I follow otoge summaries so I should know. But yeah, it was hard to watch with a straight face lol.
And then came J.C Staff with Arcana. I was HOPING J.C would do a good job but no. It's not like they can only do bad stuff. The recent shounen romcoms by them(Henneko, Sakurasou) were quite good. But when it came to Arcana....dunno what happened.
And then, when I was sure this time the anime will be great(Amnesia) Brains Base slapped me in face.(Hey that rhymed) Brains Base is a great studio with great anime but look at Amnesia. So I've kinda lost hope. The only studio I have hope left in is A-1 Pictures.

Jun 1, 2013 10:06 AM by phoenixalia

Edefrem said:
Will watch because it's AIW themed and I love that shit.

Exactly.

Jun 1, 2013 9:22 AM by OriginANIME

phoenixalia said:
Otome anime? Normally I'd say 'YAY WOOHOO!' but since Hiiro no Kakera, they've all been horrible.
I'll still watch it but I'll go in with zero expectations.


Actually, Hiiro no Kakera could have been really good. I mean the plot and concept were great and so was the story (the otoge is much, much better, it had a great story but some of the sequels got boring), but because Studio Deen adapted it the art and animation became so derpy that it was impossible to watch with a straight face, not to mention the numerous inconsistencies. If another studio had animated it, maybe it could have been better.

The Trick or Alice game was meh. It had an interesting concept, but I didn't really love the game. And thinking about how BAD the KuroKin OVA series was I'm not looking forward to this very much unless it's a TV anime. I mean, they took the gorgeous KuroKin art and turned it into some herp derp animation. I'm worried about the same happening here. Oh well, we'll see I guess.

Jun 1, 2013 9:03 AM by Laciie

hmmm, will check this out.

Jun 1, 2013 8:18 AM by snuffless

Yeah, crap you too Japan. What's with so many Alice's and worlds where the time repeats/the Queen of Hearts is a true bitch? I'm looking at you, Alice in the Country of Hearts.

Jun 1, 2013 1:46 AM by Rukaliini

I knew this would happen eventually after KuroKin.

An DerCen is just PrimeTime in disguise. Can't expect any high quality anime adaptations.

I hope the other R-18 otome games out there will survive and won't be touched by An DerCen.

Jun 1, 2013 1:27 AM by Shadow-Chan

ihateeveryone said:
In before all the negative opinions get deleted since MAL doesn't like any negative opinions.
Time to correct your misguided thinking. People do not like BADLY PRESENTED negative opinions that look like rants or bile spewed that is just emotion not clear arguments. And yes MAL indeed forbids such kind of posting, though how often people report this is something else.

Jun 1, 2013 1:25 AM by symbv

Sounds promising.

Jun 1, 2013 12:42 AM by Watayo-sama

Otome anime? Normally I'd say 'YAY WOOHOO!' but since Hiiro no Kakera, they've all been horrible.
I'll still watch it but I'll go in with zero expectations.

May 31, 2013 11:30 PM by phoenixalia

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