Alice Liddell is kidnapped by a man with white rabbit ears and tossed into a bloody conflict in a place called Wonderland. She finds refuge in a mansion owned by the crime lord Hatter and his second-in-command Elliott March. Elliott is a sweet gentleman with rabbit ears, but Alice soon learns he’s a skilled mafia hit man. Alice falls in love with him, but his ruthless manner and her desire to return home may keep them apart.
My Fanatic Rabbit is a spin-off manga of the popular female romance visual novel, Alice in the Country of Hearts. Alice Liddell is a character who all the males have a romantic interest in. In the original game, players could influence the action and decide whom Alice fell in love with. There was originally a six volume manga series licensed by TOKYOPOP that Yen picked up along with the My Fanatic Rabbit series. Story wise readers can jump in without fully understanding the world, but the action is quick and jam-packed into two volumes. It doesn’t give enough time to bond with the characters. Elliott’s feelings for Alice are less impactful and it’s questionable why she even falls in love with him. References are made to Wonderland that aren’t explained in great detail and some characters that are meant to serve as romantic rivals are left pining in the shadows.
The art favors a bishonen style giving credit to its visual novel roots. Backgrounds are sparse, but the character designs are very rich. Unlike other bishonen manga, where all the men are too beautiful to believe, Delico Psyche varies the designs enough to make them individual and attractive.
My Fanatic Rabbit is written for the knowledgeable Alice in the Country of Hearts fan, who wants to continue the adventure. It doesn’t serve as a way to introduce people to the series, but it is a good augmentation of the bigger franchise. Readers wanting to start out in the Alice in the Country of Hearts should read the original series from for Yen before diving into this.