Alice on Deadlines Manga: Volume 2 (English)

June 11th, 2009

Lapan is the worst Shinigami ever. He’s a slacker, a layabout and a perv. Alice was the most beautiful and popular girl in her elite girls’ school, but since Lapan arrived, poor Alice is forced to watch as day after day Lapan abuses her own body after accidentally being incarnated in it, leaving her stuck as an animated skeleton. To make things worse, another Shinigami, Ume, is spending his days trying to seduce Lapan, while trying to get rid of Alice behind Lappan’s back.

And that is not all that Alice has to deal with in Volume 2 of Alice on Deadlines. She learns a bit about Lapan’s and Ume’s past, takes on an underwear-stealing Shibito and is captured by Mad-sama, the crazy lord of Shibito, who takes a liking to her new skeletal form. On top of all that, she may be falling for Lapan…which is to say that she’s kind of falling for herself.

Yuri in Volume 2 is Ume’s attempts to gain access to Lapan’s body, Lapan cultivating Alice’s hordes of admirers for more “personal: relationships and, I guess, Alice falling for Lapan/herself. So, if a boy pretending to be a girl and a girl vying for the attention of a guy in a girl’s body = Yuri to you, go to town.

There’s lots of wackiness and screaming and scythe-slinging and internal politics among the Shinigami, since the Japanese tend to think of the gods of death as working for a beauracratic organization.

And, uh…that’s about all there is to say about this volume.


Art – 6
Story – 3
Characters – 4
Yuri – 4
Service – 7

Overall – 4

Okazu Superhero Daniel P superheroically sponsored today’s review! Thanks from all of us. ^_^

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4 Responses

  1. DezoPenguin says:

    That’s surprising. An overall 4 is a major step up from the drek-pit that was the appallingly horrid first volume.

  2. kieli says:

    Good lord, the things you subject yourself to in order to report on what’s out there. *shudder* I’d have probably pitched this one in the wastebasket.

  3. @kieli I do something much better with unwanted manga – I donate it to the AnimeNEXT Manga library, so people all over the country can be tortured by it. :-)

  4. kieli says:

    @Erica: LMAO!! Oh well, I guess some good comes of your sacrifices after all. :D

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