A strange adventure in the Looking-Glass Country, a land impossible to escape once you've wandered in.
This is a fairy-tale of rescuing princes--
Arisu and Alice, their adventure begins with their first encounter.
Taisho Alice is the first otome game series from Primula, the company behind the Sengoku Soine drama CD series. Inugoya Gonta (犬小屋権太) is directing; Fujifumi (藤文) is planning and writing the scenario; and Mero (めろ) is handling the artwork. The director and writer both previously worked for Takuyo on Getsuei no Kusari and Shinigami to Shoujo, respectively. Mero is currently illustrating for Rejet's √HAPPY+SUGAR=DARLIN. The chibi artwork is done by Inaba Seiko (稲葉せいこ) and love solfege / solfa is providing the music.
The series will be split into four parts for the PC, and there is no release date yet. The first episode contains Cinderella's and Red Riding Hood's stories, the second episode contains Kaguya's and Gretel's, the third episode contains Snow White's and Magician's, and the fourth episode contains Alice's. So far, the regular edition for the first episode is 3,000 yen and the limited edition, which comes with a drama CD, is 3,800 yen.
Thanks to Mitsu and Rin for helping with editing.
When you pass through the mirror, there's a world where everything is reversed--
Before you knew it, you were wandering around in a pitch black world. You have no memory; you have no idea who you are, nor do you even know your own name. Alone in the pitch black world, you become overwhelmed with uneasiness and loneliness.
At that moment, you meet a lone boy. The glittering blonde-haired and blue-eyed boy's name is 'Alice.' As soon as 'Alice' sees you, he calls you 'Arisu.'
It appears that 'Alice,' too, has lost his memory and cannot recall anything other than his name. Troubled, you take 'Alice' along against his will and wander the world once more.
Soon enough, you and Alice find a large mirror made of crystal. Inside the mirror lies a wondrous world with a blend of Japanese and Western, from which you get a nostalgic feeling. And so, you and Alice peer into the mirror and go through it into the Looking-Glass Country.
In the Looking-Glass Country, reversed-gender fairy-tale characters welcome you as the 'heroine.' You, who have become the 'heroine' of each fairy-tale, will weave a slightly strange tale with the slightly warped fairy-tale protagonists.
Now then, what will become of this tale's future?
Arisu Yurika (Name changeable)
"I won't let go of this hand or anything like that. So, shall we go together?"
Height/Weight: 164 cm/48 kg
Hobbies: Cooking, games (mind competitions on a chessboard)
A cheerful, energetic girl. She has a quick wit and conducts herself well. A fairy-tale-like love will bloom between her and the men she meets in the Looking-Glass Country.
Cinderella, The Ephemeral, Greedy, and Newly-Rich Good-for-Nothing Boy
"Who's the one who covered the party's expenses? Who's the owner of this house? Me, no? It's all mine! In other words, I am the RULE!"
Birthday: June 1
Height/Weight: 178 cm/63 kg
CV: Hirakawa Daisuke
A lazy man who recently came into money. He has a haughty attitude and believes everything can be settled with the power of money. Though he's the owner of a cafe (which is also his home), he leaves the shop entirely up to his younger brothers while he loafs around all day long. However, on the inside, he's actually as delicate as glass.
Keyword: The originally poor Cinderella who was tormented by her stepmother and stepsisters. In this story, Cinderella throws parties and such; he's an oresama type who loves money one way or another.
Red Riding Hood, The Straight-Laced Policeman who is a Stubborn Women-Hater
"So as long as I'm here, I won't let them lay a single finger on you. Therefore, I am going to monitor you for 24-hours starting from today."
Birthday: February 14
Height/Weight: 183 cm/70 kg
CV: Maeno Tomoaki
A police officer with a constantly stern face. He is usually covered by his trademark red hood. Though he tends to be calm, cool, and collected, there are also times where he unexpectedly breaks down. According to the person himself, he has a dislike of women.
Keyword: The Red Riding Hood from the fairy-tale who keeps going out of her way on her journey due to the wolf's temptation. In this story, Red Riding Hood seems to be a loner who serves as a tough policeman.
Kaguya, The Pretty People-Pleaser Philanthropist who Never Refuses Whoever Comes to Him
"The young lady over there, come play with me~ ♪"
Birthday: August 15
Height/Weight: 177 cm / 61 kg
CV: Masuda Toshiki
He is gentle and courteous to everyone, no matter who -- his smile never fades. Since he has a way with women, he has many relationships with them. His peculiar way of speaking that resembles Kansai dialect, along with his slightly eccentric appearance, cause him to look a bit out of place.
Keyword: Princess Kaguya who kept rejecting every marriage proposal each time. In this story, instead of refusing those who come to him, Kaguya appears to be a playboy who calls out to others on his own.
Gretel, The Mild-Mannered Good Boy who has a Hidden Side...
"If it's to tease Sis, I won't hold back on spending time or money."
Birthday: October 31
Height/Weight: 173 cm/57 kg
Hobby: Making sweets (particularly candy, his specialty)
CV: Eguchi Takuya
A good boy with a refreshing personality and a polite manner of speech. Because he was brought up in the comforts of a rich family, he has a gentle demeanor and excels at human interaction. However, when with those he is familiar with, his true personality leaks out... He makes sweets as a pastime and treats others to them when he makes too many.
Keyword: In contrary to the poor Gretel from the fairy-tale, this Gretel is wealthy. Furthermore, while the Gretel in the original work is a docile crybaby, in this story he seems to have an two-faced nature.
Snow White, The Quiet Handsome Youth with a Strong Inferiority Complex and Distrust of People
"Do you hate me?"
Birthday: December 25
Height/Weight: 167 cm/50 kg
CV: Aoi Shouta
A pretty boy who believes he is the most hideous thing in the entire world. He comes off as cold since he doesn't show emotion or speak much, but he's very observant of others and shows consideration indirectly. Although he will say rude things in rare cases, it's likely he doesn't realize it himself.
Keyword: The Snow White who lives with the 7 dwarfs. In this series, he appears to have a profound complex and is poor at communicating.
Wizard, The Cheerful Phantasmagorical Magic User with a Sense of Humor
"'What is a wizard,' you ask? A wizard is just someone who uses magic, nothing else."
Birthday: April 30
Height/Weight: 180 cm/64 kg
CV: Hatano Wataru
A mysterious young man who invariably appears in every tale. For some reason, he gives off a different impression at each encounter; his personality is difficult to grasp. He seems to have some sort of goal, yet...
Keyword: The wizard who shows up in various fairy-tales and helps with the heroine's problems. But in this work, he appears out of the blue and may possibly cause you trouble...?
Alice, The Eloquent Sophistic Boy who is an Apathetic Shut-In
"...Haah. Thank you for moving out of the way. I'm glad you can at least communicate, no matter how foolish and selfish you are. Thanks to that, I didn't get crushed to death."
Birthday: May 4
Height/Weight: 162 cm/48 kg
Hobby: Nothing in particular
CV: Matsuoka Yoshitsugu
An enigmatic youth you met in the pitch black world. He's always lethargic without having an interest in anything, a so-called shut-in. That being said, he's a very talkative quibbler and has malicious tongue. He often says things that would turn the entire world against him.
Keyword: The Alice who chased after a rabbit into Wonderland out of curiosity, but in this series he has an apathetic personality -- the exact opposite of the heroine "Arisu."
For more information on Taisho Alice, see the official website here.