Alice Tale in Phantasmagoria


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Arisugawa Akito suddenly finds himself in another world and another body, namely the one of the game character he just created, a female named Alice. This was not the work of virtual reality technology.

Join him as he struggles with the world, his new body and the puppies after his life as the dream of being the strongest feels suddenly far away…. as does being a man.

This novel had its name changed from “Nekama shiyou to omottara, isekai tensei shite onna ni nattandaga!” to “Alice Tale in the Fantastic World” on the 4th of November 2014.

Associated Names
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Alice Tale in the Fantastic World
Nekama Shiyou to Omottara, Isekai Tensei shite Onna ni Nattandaga!
When I Thought I'd Play a Girl Online, I Was Reborn Into Another World as One
Related Series
The New Gate (LN) (1)
After Exchanging Shadows (1)
Only Sense Online (LN) (1)
Demon Sword Maiden (1)
Quick Transmigration: Fate Trading System (1)
My Disciple Wants to Tease Me Every Day (1)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Possibly the sh*t you signed up for
  2. Yaoi/Yuri part 1
  3. female mc in fantasy world
  4. isekai hero
  5. Gender Bender Recommendation

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LivingCorpse rated it
March 1, 2016
Status: --
Warning! Contain Yuri, anyone with allergies should stay away.

This is my favorite novel in terms of gender bender elements. It's cute, fluffy, and heartwarming. The story is shallow, but it started to get better. Overall, pretty good read for someone who wants a heartwarming stories.

Btw... Alice is Cute! Cute is Justice! Justice is Alice!
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hawkenss rated it
June 25, 2016
Status: c2
So, I know that I've only read two chapters, but I really don't need any more to judge this novel. Horrible writing will be horrible no matter how many chapters you read. The majority of Web and Light Novels tend to be very poorly written, but this one takes it to a whole other level. Repeated phrases/words over and over in only a few chapters. The author doesn't show anything, but decides to tell it all instead. Forcing opinions down the readers throat constantly, never letting the reader draw his/her... more>> own conclusions. Also, since it's written in a first person perspective, the author somehow think it's a good idea to barrage us with every thought that pops up into the MC's head. Take this example of the author's writing. (Not really a spoiler, it's the start of the second chapter and nothing major happens.)

"I am at a loss and there's nothing I can do about it.
No, actually I've been at a loss for a while now, but reality doesn't accommodate you just like that.
Reality meaning the reality of another world, that is.
After noticing I could see my own Status, for a start I did just that"

I mean, I don't even know how to criticise that, it's awful. First the author shoves the emotions on you, not even letting you think. But then it's all forgotten and switches to something about status. It's unbelieveable.. The dude has just been transported to another world, as a goddamn girl as well. But he's only poorly portrayed as confused for a second, then he starts exploring his status. It's too sudden. The only reason someone could ever like this, would be because the concept is interesting. Which is what so many Web and Light Novels survive on. But I've never read a Web or Light Novel that's as poorly written as this one. I recommend you don't waste your time on it and go read something else. <<less
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DevilScarlet rated it
February 19, 2016
Status: --
Well I might be a bit biased because I think I read too much novel with harem OP MC but this one is interesting:
First I like yuri and I think we need moar yuri

Second Alice's reaction so cuuute

Third we're not reading a story with battle at every chapter and that want all the girls in the new world
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XellossMetallium rated it
November 2, 2015
Status: c32
Honestly I've always wandered how all the gender bender novels does not turn out as (at least technically) yuri: looks like this is not so frequent, so Alice Tale is quite refreshing in this sense. As others said for now the story is, if not plain, at least light hearted.. Yet quite funny and entertaining. At least enough to be glad it has been picked up again after a 5 months hiatus (in the translation).
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Dawnhammer rated it
May 24, 2016
Status: c39
In my opinion, this LN started of fairly high, but wittled down along the way which I found very disappointing.

It starts rather generic but quickly builds up in character.

The pacing at the start might be a bit slow at the start, but for me I found it to be just right. Soon intriguing events start to happen and we (the readers) are teased with borderline yuri-ish events.

... more>> Development continues nicely and we are even introduced to some mystery.

We are even treated to a fairly enjoyable large scale fight/battle.


That's where (in my opinion I must add) the story stagnates and begin's to deteriorate.

Even though there is development, it is no longer interesting. Or maybe I should say it is no longer told in an interesting way. It feels more like an amalgamation of facts than a story that grabs you by the imagination without letting go.

Appart from that it seems the previous story that was built up has been forgotten (or at least been put on hold) as certain mysteries and occurences that happened are yet to be explained, yet it feels as they will no longer be touched upon.

For those interested in what I mean:

- What is the mystery behind Ilya's attraction to Alice?
- Ilya seems to be becomming distant while at the start it was "hot and heavy"
- Why did Till decide out of the blue to make Alice her apprentice?
- Libra is still out there...
- Not once has the MC thought deeper about why he was brought to this world
- And probably others I missed


All in all it feels like the story became dull from one chapter to the next.
Like a great party where the sound system suddenly blows out...

So for those of you interested in reading this:

To a certain extent it is good, very enjoyable even. But there's a turning point and in my opinion the story has not yet recovered from this... <<less
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whitenight2013 rated it
April 10, 2018
Status: c73
I do enjoy the plot of this story. It runs at a reasonable pace, and it does a pretty good job of inter-spacing fight scenes and the cute, fluffy scenes that make it up. The main character is a passive yuri harem lead, so it's fun to watch the main character get pushed down and teased by the other love interests. The action scenes are good, but can be a little confusing at times probably because this series keeps getting picked up and then dropped by newer translators however as... more>> someone who has read entire stories through a google translator, I can say that they are still doing a good job. And the other fluffy, slice-of-life scenes are usually really funny and cute.

Plot-wise it's good, but the fact that it is an isekai and a gender bender both seem really unnecessary. The isekai is only used to justify why she is lacking in knowledge about the world and there is no tension from her being a guy in a woman's body. The story could make her out to be an eccentric lesbian who grew up alone in a library in the woods and the story would make a lot more sense. Otherwise, it's a fun read with a lot of cute and funny moments. <<less
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Lachiel rated it
October 19, 2015
Status: --
This novel is cute and fluffy, while it is a gender-bender you can't help but feel happy and crack a smile at times..

Recommended for people who are looking for something light hearted.. It does have action bits, but it's pretty fluffy.
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SovietWeeb rated it
July 30, 2018
Status: c122
I got caught up with this about a month ago I'd say. I swear I already wrote a review on the site I read it on but I guess not.

This is a fun story. Is it great? No, But I do feel that it's an interesting difference then what we normally get with stories. Especially stories with a female Protag. Normally those are just dropped after 6 or so chapters.

I will admit that the story does start having trouble with how story arcs go. From the current story arc starting... more>> at 122 to the previous one. The story arcs do get interesting. The Previous story arc features the little kid in the group named Rin. I think this story arc may have been better if it was anyone but her. I liked Rin just being a normal oblivious little girl and don't want her to hold some type of royal bloodline or anything like that. Enough of that arc before we get into too many spoilers.

The current arc as of 122 at first seemed interesting. It's just... Interestingly executed. Some things happen that annoy me such as one of my least liked cliches. Someone that is really powerful (In this case this person is the most powerful person in the world) Is easily incapacitated for whatever reason due to x and some newly invented invention or technique.

I do like this story. I find the romance to be interesting. The MC being able to have kids even though this is a Yuri LN with a female MC. It's interesting and I've only seen this happen once in another LN (If you know more then please tell me) It's funny seeing the MC freak out when she hears that she can actually get pregnant since they used to be a male.

I do like the entire cast of girl characters. Notice how I say " Girl Characters" Cause we get some annoying dude by the name of Solt and I don't like him. I feel he might be there for one normal relationship between a boy and a girl to contrast all of the Yuri happening. I feel it might be weird if they do ever date let alone have sex.

I like all the of female characters and am actually for the first time, Not annoyed by the harem tag. Usually, I can't stand stories with a Harem tag. Might be that since this is a female harem instead of some annoying dude being surrounded by a bunch of girls. I like the romance between Eclair and the MC and even Kran and the MC. I like the romance with Kran, Cause Kran needs an heir and wants Alice to be the one to make the heir. If they get married then the MC will suddenly become a Princess or Queen. I'd love to see the MC's reaction. I also like the Idea of Till and Alice romance.

I do kind of wish that the MC wasn't a loser before they were reincarnated. Hell, I think the MC could've just been a female from the start. Might've even attracted a bigger audience since I know a good amount of people can't stand Gender Benders.

Overall it's a fun story that has its drawbacks. I'd recommend reading. <<less
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Renaxan rated it
July 4, 2018
Status: c100
Decent shoujo isekai honestly, with hakai me no yuuri power cliche without tragic background I guess (?). Actually story start from high then felt worn down after that.. Need force myself to read rest of chapter. I felt author just keep releasing a chapter without thinking too much about deep of the story. Dont misjudge me, I know its light-weight read but sometimes story just too 'light' that make sometimes felt bland to consume.

About MC, she is decent gap japanese MC that become cute and yuri after transgender. The story... more>> itself cute and fluffy, honestly I think thats what make me read this so far.

Well people have different taste about novel so may this light-yuri just doesnt fit much to my taste. <<less
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plsRespawn rated it
September 18, 2019
Status: c159
The story is pretty interesting. It's about a male to female transmigration, and a story about yuri relationships to boot. It starts off a little bit slow at the beginning, but then shoots off to a direction I wasn't really expecting, with villains I wasn't expecting either. The story does get very fluffy at times, but it can also get very violent.

I have one big downside to this novel, and that is over in the later chapters there are several arcs that are unnecessary and convoluted. I think the... more>> author threw too much into:


I'm talking about some daughters that show up. In my opinion muddles up the story, and some stay some leave should they be disclosing identities, etc. I get it, but I think it makes the story needlessly messy.


Also, one other criticism of the story is that the main character doesn't really get used to the change of gender and constantly labeling herself as a man. By chp 159 it was getting a little stale with that joke, would have liked to see some progression with it by then.

All that being said, in my opinion this is one of the better Yuri Fantasy WN's and by all means give it a chance. I really enjoyed reading up to now, and am looking forward to see how everything get's resolved. Would give 4.1 out of 5. <<less
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Toan Thai rated it
October 24, 2018
Status: --
It's quite an enjoyable read, but it's so irritating that her supposed strongest skill is "reduced cast time" but with every opponents she fought it seems they didn't have any cast time to begin with. With 10 seconds of cast time, at least she could attack 2 or 3 times. And she should be able to destroy even her teacher if her teacher took 10s to cast a barrier. Am I missing something here? Or that her skill are completely useless.
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Mideris rated it
February 1, 2018
Status: c49
This story gets a fairly uninspired and actually rather mellow reaction from me. Yes, it's Yuri and I do like that here and there, but is it interesting? Not really, the story itself has afew spikes and I have no idea what possessed me to read ALL of it that's been released in English but aside from the cute and fluffy stuff... It's not particularly a standout. As a firm believer in the 'God (dess) of Gender Benders' {KissMana Profile Reference} this story doesn't really utilize the tag in any... more>> other way than a draw-in.

If you read it and enjoy, you read it and enjoy it.

If you read it and hate it, you read it and hate it.

I read it, I felt no particular reaction. Honestly, it's nothing truly special. <<less
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October 20, 2015
Status: --
It's not an epic novel in any sense. The MC might look gifted with power or OPness but with how the story went so far, the plot is really shallow, no potential whatsoever. A complete light read if you don't like heavy stuff in the transported to other world genre. Readable, but only when there is nothing else to read on your list.
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No.2 rated it
November 11, 2018
Status: c154
The novel missed some tag here : Tragedy and Death of loved one

The story is so fluffy at first and then went worse at latter arc


Author killed Till and Aim


But you know what, I wonder that at last arc who will die, lots of death flag are out there.

If you want a fluffy and heart warming story, I suggest you should stop before the war arc start
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wraven881 rated it
May 28, 2017
Status: --
The first chapter is good. In the beginning.

I like to spend forever choosing something, so it's the same with the MC. But. It deteriorated. Fast.

I want to read this because of the summary. And then I read the reviews.

You know, there's Yuri tag, right? I mean, if there's Yaoi, there must be Yuri, right? Why it's not tagged as Yuri? I thought the Harem tag was like Shirayuki, or those otome game stories.

The Yuri elements is an unpleasant surprise. At least tag it, man...
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